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Google’s Project Fi gains ‘unlimited’ data plan with Bill Protection

Video: T-Mobile rolling out NB-IoT network Google’s Project Fi service is designed for those who would rather not pay a flat monthly fee for wireless service. Instead, users are only charged for the data they use. Starting at $20 per month for unlimited talk and text, plus $10 per gigabyte, …

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2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: Few people have a better overview of the tech economy than Sir Martin Sorrell, the …

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Google to consider page speed for mobile search rankings

Google mobile search (CNET/CBS Interactive) Google on Tuesday announced it will begin considering page speed when ranking webpages in mobile searches starting in July 2018. The search giant attributed the change to its users caring about the speed of a webpage. Google said the “Speed Update” applies the same standard …

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Google CEO: ‘I don’t regret’ firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore. “I don’t regret it,” said Pichai, in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “It was the right decision,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, echoed onstage. It’s been almost six months since the company …

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Google awards researcher over $110,000 for Android exploit chain

Rob Bulmahn Google has awarded a total of $112,500 to a security researcher for reporting an exploit chain which could be used to compromise Pixel mobile devices. The tech giant revealed the technical details of the exploit chain on Wednesday. In August 2017, Guang Gong from Alpha Team, Qihoo 360 …

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Meltdown-Spectre: Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch

Video: Intel addresses Meltdown and Spectre security flaws at CES 2018 Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too. Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips …

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Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and …

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​Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Video: Supercomputing has an undisputed champion — Linux Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux. Margarita Manterola, a Google Engineer, quietly announced Google would move from Ubuntu to Debian-testing for its desktop Linux …

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YouTube is pulling Tide Pod Challenge videos

People doing stupid stuff on the Internet is hardly news. To wit: The Tide Pod Challenge, in which YouTubers have been filming themselves eating — or, we really hope, pretending to eat — laundry detergent pods. Why? Uh, because they’re brightly colored?? We guess??????? Obviously this is Darwin Awards’ levels …

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