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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sued Qualcomm today, alleging that the mobile chip giant owes it at least a billion dollars in unpaid rebates and agreements. Apple further states that Qualcomm “attempted to extort Apple into changing its responses and providing false information to ...

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10. When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft’s data collection policies. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of ...

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ET deals: Get four machine learning and artificial intelligence courses for $39

Curious about the nitty-gritty of artificial intelligence and machine learning? Today, StackSocial is offering up a 91% discount on a bundle of four different courses designed to help you better understand the most intriguing specialties in modern engineering. • Machine ...

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Someone is trying to sell the stolen Razer triple-screen laptop prototypes

Last week at CES, Razer unveiled its most recent prototype, a three-screen laptop. As we discussed, this has become something of a CES tradition for the peripheral manufacturer, so we weren’t surprised to see the company showing off an unusual ...

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Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

Last month, Consumer Reports declared it would not recommend the new MacBook Pro, on account of its poor and highly erratic battery life. This report followed weeks of controversy that has dogged the latest refresh of Apple’s mobile hardware — ...

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AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

AMD released some additional information about its upcoming Ryzen chips at CES this week. Having spent over four years designing the architecture, the company plans to keep it around for at least that long. That’s according to CTO Mark Papermaster, ...

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BlackBerry shows off ‘Mercury’ Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard

In spite of the rough last couple of years, BlackBerry is not dead yet. In fact, it’s trying something completely different to remain alive. BlackBerry announced recently that it would partner with phone manufacturer TCL for all its hardware, while it ...

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Why iPhone production isn’t coming to the United States

Apple is not the top seller of smartphones in the world — not even close. It does, however, have the vast majority of smartphone profits in the world with an estimated 90%. The margins on Apple’s hardware are so large ...

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Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update

Windows 10’s upcoming Redstone 2 update (aka, “Creator’s Update,”) is expected to introduce a variety of features that at least six people will care about, including a new 3D version of MS Paint, a “My People” feature that integrates with ...

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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Update: An earlier version of this story reported that Capossela was interviewed by Softpedia. While Softpedia was reported elsewhere as originating the story, the actual interview was done by Windows Weekly. ExtremeTech regrets the error. From mid-2015 to 2016, Microsoft ...

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