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Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps
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 The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating. Read More [...]
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Qualcomm countersuit claims Apple ‘refuses to acknowledge’ the value of its technology
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 Apple filed a billion-dollar royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm in January and today the chipmaker hit back with a legal case of its own against the iPhone maker which, it claims, has refused to acknowledge the value of its technology. In the original suit, Apple claimed that Qualcomm — which makes money from licensing its patents to technology makers — was charging it for… Read More [...]
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Google is reportedly investing $875M in LG Display to give the Pixel a curved screen
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 Here’s a fresh rumor that is all kinds of interesting. Press in South Korea are reporting that Google is in talks to invest one trillion KRW ($875 million) in LG Display, one of the world’s most prominent producer of screens for smartphones and tablets, in a move to give its Pixel smartphones some curves. The Yonhap News Agency, citing sources, said that the investment would… Read More [...]
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Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices
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 Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library will be supported, including the full seasons of its top shows like Homeland, Billions, Ray Donovan, Shameless, The Affair, Weeds, Dexter and others. The new feature will be supported both on its… Read More [...]
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Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting ‘false news’ atop feed
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 Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. This week, users in 14 countries, including the U.S., will see an alert above the News Feed several times over the next few days that links them to Facebook’s Help Center where they can read “Tips to Spot False News.” Read More [...]
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Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store
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 At the end of March, Amazon announced it was planning to shut down Diapers.com and all the other e-commerce sites operated by Quidsi – the company Amazon acquired for $545 million back in 2010. However, it didn’t offer any details as to when those sites would eventually shutter their doors. But it now appears the first steps towards closure have been taken – all the Quidsi… Read More [...]
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Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile
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 Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service offering unlimited data plans at $65 per line, that can be brought down to $45 per line for customers that subscribe to Comcast’s high-end  X1 packages. The service will run over top… Read More [...]
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Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies
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 Adobe has a tendency to show early demos of the technologies it’s working on but isn’t quite ready to launch publicly. The latest of these is a selfie app from Adobe Research the company outed on its YouTube channel earlier today. Read More [...]
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