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FCC puts a date on net neutrality’s tombstone ahead of Senate vote

Net neutrality finally has an official expiration date. Announced on May 10, the Obama-era regulations that ensured an open internet are now set to end on June 11, 2018 -- but the fight's not over yet. Congressional supporters of net neutrality have one more card to play.
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U.S. Senate forces a vote that could restore net neutrality

Using its powers as outlined in the Congressional Review Act, a group of Democratic senators have submitted a "discharge petition" which could set the stage for the restoration of net neutrality in the U.S. There are still quite a few hurdles standing in the way, however. 
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Google will soon be able to write your emails for you

Announced at Google I/O, soon Gmail will be able to write whole emails for you, or at least whole sections of your emails, with just a few keystrokes. Pulling from your Gmail message history, Smart Compose will be able to help you put together an email by suggesting phrases when you start typing them.

Microsoft’s $25 million ‘A.I. for Accessibility’ seeks to amplify humanity

Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build 2018, on May 7 with the announcement of a new program designed to invest in accessibility technologies built using artificial intelligence and machine learning -- with a $25 million endowment and a five-year mission.
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Here’s how to watch the Microsoft Build 2018 day two keynote

Microsoft's annual developer conference, Build 2018, is finally upon us. The keynote speech, delivered by CEO Satya Nadella, was yesterday, but day two starts up again at 8:30 a.m. PT today, Tuesday May 8. Here's how you can catch the livestream, and be on top of any surprising developments the moment they happen.
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Facebook teases new Oculus prototype with mechanical ‘varifocal’ lenses

VR is still maturing, as a platform, and Oculus is fully aware of its inherent issues and limitations. Today, May 2, at Facebook's F8 keynote, Oculus unveiled a new prototype designed to combat some of the persistent visual hurdles that VR continues to struggle with: focus, and field of view. 
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Apple neglects Macs on second-quarter earnings call, again

Apple had its second-quarter earnings call today and it was mostly good news for stockholders, but not so much for Mac customers. For the second time in a row, the entire Mac lineup got the cold shoulder from Tim Cook and company when discussing revenue and plans for the future. 
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Oculus Go wireless VR headset hits shelves today for way less than a Vive

In an age when leaks spoil every surprise, Facebook came very close to surprising everyone with the launch of its highly anticipated Oculus Go stand-alone VR headset in today's F8 keynote speech. As announced at the F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go will hit store shelves today. 
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It took them 15 years to hack a master key for 40,000 hotels. But they did it

Security research firm F-Secure announced that it had uncovered a massive security vulnerability affecting millions of electronic locks worldwide. We sat down with the researchers who discovered the exploit to discuss how its discovery may have made your next hotel stay a whole lot safer.
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Samsung’s latest 970 EVO SSDs offer stellar performance with a price to match

The humble M.2 drive typically lives on your motherboard somewhere, tucked away on the back or hidden away under all the other hardware in your PC. Lost in the shuffle. And it's a shame, because some M.2 drives -- like Samsung's 970 EVO -- deserve a lot more attention than they get.
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Here’s how to get the new Gmail right this second

Google's been teasing its new Gmail revamp for a while now, and you can get your hands on it today. As in right now. Right this second. If you're ready for a clean modern update to the dusty old Gmail, you're only a couple clicks away. Seriously, it's really easy, here's how to do it. 
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Electronic locks in over 40,000 hotels worldwide compromised, says security firm

Security firm F-Secure has uncovered a massive security vulnerability in electronic locks sold by the world's largest lock manufacturer, Assa Abloy. Using the exploit, researchers were able to circumvent the lock system used in 40 thousand hotels worldwide by gaining master key access.
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Hackers hijacked traffic through Amazon servers for two hours, undetected

The event, which only lasted about two hours Tuesday morning, saw traffic to Amazon's cloud web hosting servers redirected to malicious websites. Not all of the traffic, just a small slice of it, about 1,300 IP addresses according to Oracle. It's not the first such attack, either.
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Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 review

The original Falcon Northwest Tiki was one of our all-time favorite gaming PCs. We loved its compact form factor, powerful internals, and unique exterior design. That means the 2018 model has some big shoes to fill, let’s see how it stacks up to the latest and greatest gaming rigs.
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Oculus wants to stretch your skin to see what it feels like to be human

In patents filings made public this week, Oculus describes a couple different technologies that could make its virtual reality even more realistic and immersive. The patents describe a couple methods for simulating touch in VR environments, one of which includes a "skin stretch instrument." 
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IRS E-File system crashes on Tax Day, promises to reopen within 8,000 years

April 17 is Tax Day, America's favorite holiday, and to celebrate, the Internal Revenue Service experienced an unscheduled outage. Don't worry though, it's back up, and you can get in there and file your taxes -- possibly with a bit of an extension.
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Intel leaks suggest a 40th-anniversary CPU is coming soon

It's been nearly 40 years since Intel's first x86 chip, the 8086, hit the market and to commemorate the momentous occasion, rumor has it Intel is planning to roll out a special edition processor with a few tricks up its sleeve -- and it could be one of the fastest six-core chips on the market.
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The tech behind cryptocurrency could save lives by fixing medical records

There’s a research group at MIT aiming to bring order to the chaotic world of medical records, with a little help from the blockchain.
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Here’s how to check if Facebook shared your data with Cambridge Analytica

In keeping with earlier promises, Facebook has rolled out a tool that will show you whether or not your data was in the hands of Cambridge Analytica.
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Razer’s Mamba Hyperflux, Firefly charging mat could redefine gaming accessories

The Razer Mamba Hyperflux and Firefly charging mouse pad are a herald of a tidal shift coming to the gaming accessories market. Here's why that's great for gamers.
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Apple plans a radically redesigned Mac Pro for 2019

After teasing that a new Mac Pro was in the works last year, Apple convened another reporter roundtable to clear up the Mac Pro timeline: It's a 2019 product, full stop.
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Microsoft’s HoloLens could be gearing up to kick Intel to the curb

Microsoft's next HoloLens headset is still in the works but according to leaks, it could feature some significant internal changes -- including a new processor from an Intel competitor.
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Intel decides not to patch Spectre vulnerability for older processors

Intel revealed today that it will not be issuing Spectre patches to a number of older Intel processor families, potentially leaving many customers vulnerable to the security exploit.
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HTC Vive Pro review

Say hello to the Vive Pro. Building on the success of the original Vive headset, the Vive Pro promises to deliver unparalleled visuals with an improved fit and finish. Let’s find out if it lives up to those lofty promises.
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The Vive Pro proves that HTC and Oculus need each other for VR to succeed

The VR landscape has changed with the release of the Vive Pro. It's proof that Oculus and HTC need each other -- that is, if VR is to survive and thrive.
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Apple is reportedly planning to abandon Intel hardware by 2020

Apple's Mac lineup is reportedly gearing up for a major hardware shift that could leave some users out in the cold: The company is set to abandon Intel chips as early as 2020.
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How to mine $1 million in Bitcoin on an $800 laptop

Just about any device capable of banging a few numbers together can contribute to a cryptocurrency mining pool, but how long would it take to mine a million dollars worth of bitcoin using just your laptop?
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Intel’s ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC could change the way you game

Intel's mini-PCs, the NUCs, aren't for everyone. In fact, they're meant for a very small niche subcategory of people. However, the graphics capabilities of the newest Hades Canyon NUC make it a much more interesting computer.
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Nvidia shows off the world’s largest GPU at its GTC conference

Nvidia's Graphics Technology Conference keynote just wrapped, and the two hour plus talk covered a lot of interesting topics -- if you're a graphical engineer.
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Oculus could be aiming to make VR a bit more real with these haptic gloves

Following up on an earlier tease, Oculus might be gearing up to make VR even more immersive with a set of VR gloves described in a pair of patent filings made public today. 
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Dell XPS 13 (2017) Review

The XPS 13’s 2017 update might happen mostly under the hood, with a new 8th-generation Intel CPU, but there’s still good reason to check out this killer laptop.
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Zuckerberg releases first statement on Cambridge Analytica, vows more security

After several days of silence, Mark Zuckerberg finally addressed the Cambridge Analytica controversy, pledging that Facebook will do better in the future.
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AMD is working on fixes for the reported Ryzenfall, MasterKey vulnerabilities

AMD said it's currently working on fixes for the MasterKey, Ryzenfall, Fallout, and Chimera vulnerabilities. There's no set release date yet, although firmware updates to its security processors are coming soon.
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First U.S. cryptocurrency ban outlaws Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ coin

The U.S. executive branch has issued an executive order prohibiting the use or purchase of Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency.