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The PC BIOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI
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Enlarge / The IBM PC XT 5160, the origin of the x86 BIOS. (credit: Veradrive) Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced that by 2020 it was going to phase out the last remaining relics of the PC BIOS […]

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FCC Will Also Order States To Scrap Plans For Their Own Net Neutrality Laws
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state and local governments that they cannot impose local laws regulating broadband service. This detail was revealed by senior FCC officials in a phone briefing with reporters today, and […]

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Apple plans to add a 3D sensor to the back of the iPhone, too
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Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) The iPhone X’s front-facing TrueDepth sensor array could be used for more than just Face ID authentication, and it fits neatly into Apple’s broader march into augmented reality on the iPhone, but the iPhone X’s rear camera still uses a combination of motion sensors and two rear cameras for AR. That […]

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Verizon, AT&T Announce Plans To Build and Share Hundreds of New Cell Towers
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Verizon and AT&T announced a joint venture with Tillman Infrastructure to build and share hundreds of cell towers in more in a move that is sure to be seen as a threat to more established tower companies. The companies said the new structures “will add to the overall communications […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront II changes its loot box plans… but is it enough?
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Enlarge / This shot is from Star Wars: Battlefront II’s single-player mode. It’s not yet clear whether or how much loot boxes will figure into this mode, so let’s focus on what we DO know thanks to Tuesday’s announcement. (credit: EA/DICE) Ahead of Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s launch in a few weeks, its publisher EA posted […]

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Google plans software update to fix another Pixel 2 audio issue
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Google just announced software updates are incoming to deal with issues Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting with their screens and speakers, and now there's another one on the list. Its audio recordings seem to have an issue that makes them s…

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Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia
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Virginia's governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state's spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information on the payloads or customers, they will be very small compare…

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North Korean hackers allegedly stole South Korean and US war plans 
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According to a report, North Korean hackers acquired military intel last year from South Korea that included a plan to 'decapitate' North Korean leadership. According to a South Korean lawmaker, the 235 GB of data were stolen from SK and contained de…

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'Super Mario Run' update breathes life into Nintendo's mobile plans
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You'd be forgiven for wondering what was happening with Super Mario Run. After a flurry of activity in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark a bit of life into its signature mobile game. It's re…

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