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Get ready for multicolor fonts — maybe in motion, too
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Impelled by a need to support emoji characters, Mozilla, Adobe, Microsoft, and Google are working to standardize technology for showing fonts that aren’t just black and white. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Motorola’s “moonshots” team will find a new home with Android, not Lenovo
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motorola One asset not making the move to Lenovo HQ with the rest of Motorola is the cellphone company’s Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division. That entity will be folded into Google’s Android team, along with its director, Regina Dugan. A spokesperson for Google confirmed this in a statement, saying “Regina and her team will […]

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Internet Outage Leaves China Disconnected for 8 Hours
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The Internet went dark in China on Tuesday. For some eight hours, more than 618 million Chinese couldn’t access cyberspace. The outage occurred when two-thirds of all Web traffic in the country was redirected to a single IP address located in the United States. The address belongs to Dynamic Internet Technology, a company with ties […]

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What Games Are: Generation Gygax
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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He manages developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here. Although I haven’t played a tabletop roleplaying game since I emigrated from Ireland in 2002, it’s no exaggeration to say that I owe my entire career […]

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Samsung And Google Bury The Apple Hatchet, Sign 10-Year Patent Agreement
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Some breaking news in the patent world. Samsung, the world’s biggest handset maker, has announced that it has signed a 10-year patent deal with Google, the maker of Android, the world’s biggest mobile operating system, covering all current and future technology patents. There are a few key reasons why this is an important piece of […]

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Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal
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Today, Samsung and Google announced that the two companies signed patent cross-licensing agreements. The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn’t say how all encompassing the agreement was. Recode, which appears to have been briefed on the situation, reports that the patents cover more than […]

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