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Hear BMW’s Dieter May explain the connected car at Disrupt SF 2018

Mobility is undergoing a radical transformation and the topic will be thoroughly examined at Disrupt SF this September. We’re excited to have BMW’s Dieter May speak on the main stage about how the German car company is addressing the connected car while still building, what they say is,...

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Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018

Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion...

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Dangerous plutonium stolen from rental car in a hotel parking lot

(credit: Alex Proimos / Flickr) Two workers from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory lost an undisclosed amount of plutonium and cesium from a rental car parked overnight in a San Antonio, Texas, hotel parking lot in a neighborhood known for car break-ins and other crimes,...

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D-Wave’s quantum computer successfully models a quantum system

Enlarge (credit: D-Wave Systems) D-Wave's hardware has always occupied a unique space on the computing landscape. It's a general-purpose computer that relies on quantum mechanical effects to perform calculations. And, while other quantum-computer makers have struggled to put more than a few dozen...

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Suspect behind bitcoin exchange that “catered to criminals” ordered to France

Enlarge / Courts in Thessaloniki, Greece, rules extradition of the Russian bitcoin master suspect Alexander Vinnik to France after the French authorities request. (credit: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) A Greek court in Thessaloniki ruled last week that the creator of a shady bitcoi...

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Ajit Pai deals major setback to Sinclair/Tribune merger

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition of Tribune Media Company has run into a major roadblock at the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he won't approve t...

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Microsoft killing off the old Skype client, adding built-in call recording

Enlarge / Skype 8.0. (credit: Microsoft) Skype's development history is a bit checkered; a wide range of clients has been developed with disparate features and a lack of clarity over direction. This has been especially true on Windows, where two different clients were available—the "Classic...

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The best cheap SSD deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018

There are many ways you can upgrade your computer. The best processors can boost its operating speed. More RAM can up your multitasking game. Slotting in one of the best graphics cards can take PC gaming to the next level. But, the best SSDs can help speed up just about anything you do on your PC, a...

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Amazon: the 26 absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals so far

If you're looking to cut through the noise and zero in on the absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals so far, you've come to to the right place.We've spent the last 12 hours searching through every single Amazon Prime Day deal to pick out the very best options. If you're interested in reading our mega...

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The best 2-in-1 laptop 2018: find the best convertible laptop for your needs

Once you’ve experienced the best 2-in-1 laptops for yourself, you’ll never go back. It would even be difficult to go back to a normal, old non-convertible laptop. The best 2-in-1 laptops will come in every shape and size – even offering premium performance.Rocking 8th-generation Co...


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