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After EU antitrust ruling, Android's future in Europe looks like its present in China, with fragmented alternatives and numerous hubs for apps and services (Shannon Liao/The Verge) October 20, 2018

Shannon Liao / The Verge: After EU antitrust ruling, Android’s future in Europe looks like its present in China, with fragmented alternatives and numerous hubs for apps and services  —  By the end of the month, Google will charge a licensing fee in Europe for the Play Store and apps like YouTube and Gmail in […]

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You don't have the right to marry your laptop, Utah insists – CNET

Commentary: In a filing, Utah’s Assistant Attorney General says that, among other things, your laptop cannot consent to marriage.
Source: CNet

Hillary Clinton says email scandal was just one reason she lost – CNET

The former US presidential candidate says the email scandal, the rise of fake news and supposed Russian hacking are all reasons she lost the election.
Source: CNet

Essential: We can unleash Android's power better than Google – CNET

The company lays out its grand vision of accessories that will help its Essential Phone improve over time.
Source: CNet

Uber's execs keep leaving, the latest to go is head of finance – CNET

Even as the ride-hailing company’s top finance officer departs, Uber says its business is “healthy and resilient.”
Source: CNet

EFF sues FBI for records of alleged informants at Best Buy – CNET

The rights group worries that the warrantless searches of devices circumvents customers’ Fourth Amendment rights.
Source: CNet

Really, Wisconsin? 5 words America would like help spelling – CNET

Google Trends is tattling on us. The search engine gathered state-by-state data on the words that always trip Americans up.
Source: CNet

Cybersecurity pros want to buy Shadow Brokers’ hacked exploits – CNET

The Shadow Brokers Response Team hopes to raise enough money to prevent the next WannaCry attack.
Source: CNet

US military data reportedly left on unsecured Amazon server – CNET

Defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton linked to account, which contained login credentials for other data repositories.
Source: CNet

Apple's Siri Speaker is reportedly in the works – CNET

The rumored voice-control speaker is said to come with surround sound, no touchscreen and will allow for integration with Apple products.
Source: CNet

Sean Spicer suggests 'covfefe' may be Trump code word – CNET

Commentary: After the president sends a tweet that includes a strange word, his press secretary doesn’t claim it was a typo.
Source: CNet

NASA spacecraft to explore edge of the sun under a new name – CNET

The Solar Probe Plus is ditching its less-than-inspiring name in honor of Eugene Parker, a living pioneer in the study of stars, including our own sun.
Source: CNet

Look for a 'bold' new Motorola phone Thursday – CNET

Lenovo teased a new Motorola phone for June 1, but which one is it?
Source: CNet

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to Surface Hub

Microsoft is starting to roll out Windows 10 Creators Update to its Surface Hub customers. Here are some of the new features, which will be introduced via a phased approach.
Source: Microsoft

Silk Road founder loses appeal challenging life sentence – CNET

An appeals court denies Ross Ulbricht’s attempt to get his life-behind-bars sentence reduced.
Source: CNet

Gaming is ready to speedrun through your life, Mary Meeker says – CNET

The Kleiner Perkins partner known for her predictions sees a big future for eSports.
Source: CNet

Net neutrality may have lost Netflix as an ally – CNET

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings isn’t going to fight the rollback of the rules governing an open internet and believes change is coming no matter what.
Source: CNet

Waze expands carpool service, gives Uber a run for the money – CNET

The mapping and navigation app launches its old-school carpool service across the entire state of California.
Source: CNet

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R likely costs less than $34,000 – Roadshow

It’ll go up when destination and taxes are taken into account, but it’s still pretty darn inexpensive.
Source: CNet

Watch an astronaut build a tower of pudding in space – CNET

A NASA astronaut performs a mighty feat of food engineering thanks to the power of pudding combined with the effects of microgravity.
Source: CNet

Is Andy Rubin's Essential Phone, well, essential? – CNET

The father of Android has his own new take on the phone. But is it enough to make you reconsider the age-old question: iPhone or Galaxy S?
Source: CNet

AR video chat helps you help others – CNET

Using augmented reality, the Chalk app aims to make remote communication and assistance easy.
Source: CNet

Gmail is bringing in AI security for where humans fail – CNET

Google is fighting cyber with cyber by using machine learning to stop hackers.
Source: CNet

7 ways Apple TV can get better – CNET

Apple’s World Wide Development Conference may bring news of improvements to the streaming and gaming box. Here’s hoping.
Source: CNet

Intel cuts the HTC Vive's annoying cords – CNET

The virtual reality headset goes completely wireless with Intel’s WiGig tech.
Source: CNet

Subaru teases a big ol' STI wing on Twitter – Roadshow

What does it mean? We’ll find out next week.
Source: CNet

Can Andy Rubin get Apple, Google and Amazon to play nice? – CNET

For the Android creator’s vision for consumer devices to pan out, he needs to get tech giants and wireless carriers to reach a level of kumbaya. It’s no easy feat.
Source: CNet

15 things to look for at next week's WWDC

In less than a week, the Apple’s army of dutiful developers will descend on WWDC. After a long, quiet spring, what will Apple announce? What innovations have they been working on?
Source: DIY IT

Riding in self-driving cars with dogs – CNET

Comedian Demetri Martin riffs on why social media creeps him out, why his first movie’s a dramedy and what to expect when dogs can ride alone in cars.
Source: CNet

Massive, 3D-printed fidget spinner gets a move on – CNET

Fans of the uber-popular gadget take it a step further by making a giant version using 3D-printed parts.
Source: CNet

Bachosens: Highly-skilled petty cyber criminal with lofty ambitions targeting large organizations

Eastern Europe based attacker’s advanced malware bears comparison with that used by nation-state actors, but basic missteps indicate a threat actor who is skilled but lacking in expertise.

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In attacks reminiscent of the early days of malware, a lone wolf threat actor who appears to be based in a disputed part of eastern Moldova is using advanced malware to carry out cyber attacks against large organizations for relatively modest rewards.

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Source: Symantec

Gigabyte's SaberPro 15 strikes the right balance of performance and price – CNET

It’s a “somewhat budget” gaming laptop with a bang for performance.
Source: CNet

Take a peek at the secret in your new favourite keyboard – CNET

Flaretech’s new Prism switches offer up a big step forward by tracking tiny keystrokes.
Source: CNet

The Flaretech Prism Switch is the key to smarter keyboards – CNET

It’s a keyboard switch. So what? Well, let me tell you what.
Source: CNet

AMD: Hey Intel, we have lots of CPU cores too – CNET

The chipmaker’s new Ryzen 9 CPUs pack almost as many cores as Intel’s new chips, and will ship in summer.
Source: CNet

Microsoft's multi-device future is life on the 'intelligent edge' – CNET

In its keynote address at Computex 2017, Microsoft spelled out how Windows is going to take over the world.
Source: CNet

Asus' Zephyrus laptop is so slim you'll forget it's for gaming – CNET

Strap yourself in and feel the R.O.G’s.
Source: CNet

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro comes with an S Pen – CNET

The 2-in-1 convertible Samsung laptop features an embedded S Pen in a style reminiscent to the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Source: CNet

Here's your first look at HP's Cortana speaker – CNET

The image was unveiled at Microsoft’s keynote at Computex 2017.
Source: CNet

First 'Always Connected" Windows 10 on ARM PCs are coming from ASUS, HP, Lenovo

ASUS, HP and Lenovo are the first PC makers to commit to building Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Windows 10 PCs, which will be coming ‘soon.’
Source: Microsoft

Don't expect a super-slim Max-Q Nvidia gaming laptop from Dell – CNET

The PC manufacturer says it isn’t yet willing to compromise on some aspects for its gaming notebooks.
Source: CNet

Nvidia says Max-Q gaming notebooks could be yours for $1,200 – CNET

Nvidia’s new processor technology brings serious power to super-thin gaming laptops, and you won’t necessarily have to pay a fortune to get it.
Source: CNet

Google doodle goes with Zaha Hadid's flow – CNET

Famed Iraqi-born British architect was the first woman awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize.
Source: CNet

Donald Trump's botched tweet sparks the internet's latest meme – CNET

#covfefe
Source: CNet

Trump reportedly inviting world leaders to call his cell – CNET

President’s alleged behavior breaks with protocol and raises concerns about the secrecy of his communications.
Source: CNet

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro brings the S Pen to the big leagues – CNET

Samsung’s S Pen is graduating from the Galaxy Note to its own 360-degree convertible touchscreen laptop.
Source: CNet

Can Andy Rubin get Apple, Google and Samsung to play nice? – CNET

For the Android creator’s vision for consumer devices to pan out, he needs to get tech giants and wireless carriers to reach a level of kumbaya. It’s no easy feat.
Source: CNet

Here's everything we know about Apple's rumored Siri speaker – CNET

We’re counting down the days to WWDC. Will Apple announce an Amazon Echo rival?
Source: CNet

Google formally abandons its Nik photo-editing tools – CNET

Tech giant officially says it has no plans to update the popular collection of filters and editing tools.
Source: CNet

'Wonder Woman' is fun, but gets lost in war's no-man's land – CNET

Can anything defeat the noble Amazon in DC’s entertaining new superhero film? Maybe the sad realities of WWI. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Source: CNet

An end to VR port anarchy could be near – CNET

ICVR could be the beginning of a VR connection standard — if other companies sign up.
Source: CNet