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We asked, you told us: 1080p is ok, but it’s all about battery life

This week’s poll is all about your smartphone display, and we wanted to know if you prefer  a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, also known as 1080p, or Quad HD display (2560 x 1440), or 1440p. In truth, just about everyone figured out that this the poll wasn’t really truly deeply aski...

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Become a cybersecurity expert with this certification bundle

At AAPicks we love finding career-enhancing offers. Today’s pick – The Cybersecurity Certification Mega Bundle – is a great example. Hacking has become rife in recent years. It’s out of control. Only days ago, it got so bad in a borough of Alaska that government workers...

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Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new Star Trek series

Enlarge / Sir Patrick Stewart appeared at Saturday's Las Vegas Star Trek Convention to announce his return to the role of Jean-Luc Picard. (credit: CBS) At this weekend's Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, Sir Patrick Stewart took the show's keynote stage with a surprise announcement: Jean-Luc Picar...

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India may become next restricted market for U.S. cloud providers

Data sovereignty is on the rise across the world. Laws and regulations increasingly require that citizen data be stored in local data centers, and often restricts movement of that data outside of a country’s borders. The European Union’s GDPR policy is one example, although it’s re...

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Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. A...

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What we know about the Note 9

Some companies keep products a closely guarded secret, like they were nuclear codes or ingredients to a popular cola. Others seem less concerned about the whole thing, as long as it keeps people talking. Based on all we’ve seen from the Galaxy Note 9 to date, it seems that Samsung falls firmly...

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Washington hit China hard on tech influence this week

After months of back-and-forth negotiations, Washington moved rapidly this past week to fend off the increasing transcendence of China’s tech industry, with Congress passing expanded national security controls over M&A transactions and the Trump administration heaping more pressure on Chin...

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The greedy ways Apple got to $1 trillion

For being the richest company ever with $243 billion in cash, Apple sure cuts corners in the stingiest ways. The hardware giant became the first trillion-dollar company this week. Yet it’s tough to reconcile Apple earning $11 billion in profit per quarter with it still screwing us over on cor...

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Metamaterial-equipped endoscope reveals your innermost secrets

Enlarge / An endoscope lens. Metamaterials may allow us to replace the traditional optics of this element with an aberration-free, flat lens. (credit: Carnegie-Mellon) What is the first indication of skin cancer? An odd-looking mole on the skin. How about cervical cancer? We search for cells that...

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Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon devices are back down to Prime Day prices

Enlarge Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with a quick PSA for anyone who was interested in a new Amazon Echo or Kindle on Prime Day but didn't want to sign up for Prime itself: several Amazon devices are currently down to the same prices they had during Amazon's sales event—just...


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