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In his new book, Columbia law professor Tim Wu examines the “attention...
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[parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/12/2016-12-02-image-6.jpg" /></p> <p>Motorola recently held a small press event at its Chicago headquarters to...
A pilot used his flight path to spell out a friendly message Monday in Germany, the Guardian reports. The privately owned Robin DR400/180 Régent aircraft, which took off near Agathenburg, flew a 37-minute path that...
Apple’s software comes with several features to make the technology work for all users....
We've noted several times that the cable industry is somewhat shielded from the rise of cord cutting because of its growing monopoly over broadband. You see, as AT&T and Verizon give up on unwanted DSL customers...
(Reuters) - Aixtron SE's takeover by China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund may soon be on the list of deals called off due to increased U.S. regulatory scrutiny. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United...
Mark Zuckerberg is well known for his philanthropic ventures -- he hardly keeps them quiet, after all. Now Facebook as a whole is getting in on the action, offering up a $20 million contribution to help improve the...
Tsai, a former senior manager at Foxconn, stole and then sold some 5,700 iPhones in recent years, which netted him and his accomplices about $1.56 million. An internal audit at Foxconn discovered the scheme earlier...
Bank charters will be granted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to companies that accept deposits, facilitate electronic payments or lend money....
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Tech

Amazon and Intel are teaming up to spread Alexa, with stronger voice control skills as well as faster ways for third-parties to build devices with the assistant baked in. The news, announced at Amazon’s...
President-elect Donald Trump has created a new advisory group of business leaders to "frequently" advise him on economic matters. The list includes big names like Jack Welch, the former Chairman and CEO of...
A remote island of 600 in American Samoa just got a major gift from Solar City and Elon Musk: reliable power source. Solar City hooked up the tiny island of Ta'u with enough solar panels to supply its 600 residents,...
By 2025, there will be no more diesel vehicles in Athens, Paris, Madrid and Mexico City. The mayors of the four cities announced their plans to combat air pollution by banning diesel vehicles at the C40 Mayors...

Gadgets

Good news: Apple finally revamped the MacBook Pro, after sticking with the same design for more than four years. The bad news: It's not quite the notebook we at Engadget had been waiting for. Though the refreshed...
Google proposed making HTML5 the default over Flash in its Chrome browser back in May. With the latest release, Chrome 55, the company has nearly completed the transition. Chrome now defaults to HTML5 except when a site...
Car racing playset comparison with Anki Overdrive going head to head against Hotwheels AI and Scalextric Arc Air....
A mammoth cybercrime network known as Avalanche has been shut down, following a four-year investigation by German police and a coordinated strike by Europol, the FBI and agencies in many other countries. With a name...

Gaming

One of the standout moments from last night's Game Awards was Mick Gordon's live performance of some of the music from id Software's Doom . You can now re-watch his high-energy performance of "Rip & Tear" through...
Television’s most optimistic flight of fantasy meets the year 2016 Continue reading…...
While we got a little bit of info about Mass Effect: Andromeda 's revamped co-op mode earlier this week, it appears that's about all we'll be getting for now. There was a new gameplay trailer shown off at...
Check out The Game Awards 2016 trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online....

Internet

Are you struggling with gaining brand loyalty right now? Perhaps it’s the next area on your business agenda to improve. Whether you’re seeing success in this part of business or not, it’s always smart to find ways...
"Yes! Keith and team are joining Twitter to help lead and strengthen our service!," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Thursday. Jeff Seibert, who was recently head of product, stepped down from in June after...
The likes of Spotify , Apple Music , and Tidal will have to make room in the pool for another music streaming contender, as iHeartRadio's on-demand service goes live to bring a new take on radio. Announced back in...
 Amazon announced Amazon Glue today at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The tool has been designed to help developers process data, whether the source is in the cloud or on prem. This is sometimes known as...

Linux/Open Source

Docker and Canonical on Wednesday announced a commercial agreement to integrate support for Docker Engine. The partnership gives Canonical customers a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and CS Docker...
Recognizing the growing market for The Final Station in the open source community, the developers have made their hot-selling title available for the Linux OS. The indie game, which Do My Best Games and TinyBuild...
AV Linux could be a music and video lover's dream come true. AV Linux is a specialty distribution that can turn a new or old PC, or an Intel-powered Mac box, into a workstation for audio/graphics/video enthusiasts....
While not quite at the level of a parting of the waters, the news that Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation may seem miraculous to those aware of the past enmity between the company and the open source community....

Security

Photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com In a pair of recent essays, Timothy Edger,the academic director of law and policy at Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, has outlined the legal basis for...
Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia's banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust....
Enigma Software reports that malware infections during the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday more than doubled compared to the rest of November....
Enlarge / AirDroid's example imagery. For at least the past six months, a popular remote management app available in the official Google Play Store has opened tens of millions of Android users to code-execution and...

Social Media

Facebook , which just opened a big Seattle office, is expanding again by leasing a pair of new South Lake Union buildings with the potential to double the tech giant's presence in Seattle. Paul Allen's Vulcan...
Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar with the project and internal documentation seen by Business...
Social media giant Facebook is growing its presence in Seattle in a big way, leasing a pair of planned office buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood, right in Amazon's backyard. The two structures, known as...
Facebook Inc. is extending a sizable olive branch to neighbors rankled by its plans to expand its campus and bring 6,500 new employees to the area, a move locals fear will exacerbate an already crippling housing...

Software

XMG’s upcoming U727 is one of several SLI gaming laptops on the horizon, but how will it measure up to the competition? Acer’s ridiculous Predator 21 X will feature the new Kaby Lake CPU, but that’s...
With laptops racing to see who can be the thinnest and lightest, compromises must be made. The Apple MacBook ranks as one of the thinnest and lightest ultraportables on the market, but you’ll have to carry a bag...
Our Office 2016 review has been fully updated for November 2016 Microsoft Office is a lot more than Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, although that’s what most people think of first. ...
Dell is appealing to on-the-go small business workers who may be on a fairly modest budget with its refreshed Vostro 14 5000, which benefits from Intel's new Kaby Lake CPU architecture. It's available in two...

Wireless

Although components of the upcoming Vive 2.0 remain under wraps, the technology reviewer TechRadar has one strong point to share. HTC's next VR unit will be wireless . According to reports, this next big project is...
Rhode Island is positioning itself as a national leader on 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless technology , Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday. The state issued a request for information (RFI) to telecom companies and...
Chinese telecom group Huawei garnered approval for polar coding on Tuesday, which gives it a leg up in its attempt to lead the pack for 5G, according to Financial Times. The technology increases the efficiency of...
Seventeen games have made the launch selection for Messenger's Instant Games collection, rolling out to 30 countries on the iOS and Android versions of the app. Maze game "Pac-Man" (1980,) earth defense...