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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC releases the full text of Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back Title II net neutrality rules ahead of May 18 vote, opens commenting system   —  Bans on blocking and throttling may not be necessary, FCC says.  —  You can now start filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate net neutrality rules.
Apr 27, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google debuts Google Assistant SDK in preview, letting developers run Assistant on their own hardware   —  Build your own Google Home out of whatever you want.  —  Today Google is launching yet another Google Assistant feature: The Google Assistant SDK.  This will allow developers to run …
Apr 27, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18   —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Apr 26, 2017, 6:58 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Revised NPD report for 2016 shows digital revenue accounted for 74% of US game spending, reaching $18.13B versus $6.37B from physical sales   —  NPD “restatement” shows consistent spending growth as digital sales dominate.  —  Last year, the Entertainment Software Association's annual …
Apr 24, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Allegations about cybersecurity company Cylance using bogus malware to close deals shed light on the complex nature of AV product testing in the industry   —  On the front lines of the antivirus industry's “testing wars.”  —  Last November, a systems engineer at a large company …
Apr 18, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Google retires the Octane JavaScript benchmark, since developers are making optimizations to boost scores at the expense of real world performance   —  JavaScript engines have focused too much on the benchmark, to the detriment of the real world.  —  Google has announced …
Apr 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's 600MHz spectrum band auction results: T-Mobile will pay $7.99B for what it says is 31MHz of spectrum nationwide, Dish to pay $6.2B, Comcast to pay $1.7B   —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction …
Apr 13, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Steam-like refund system for Xbox One and Windows 10 games and apps with a 14-day return window   —  Refunds are already live for many users, come with 14-day window, Steam-like caveats.  —  Xbox One is officially the first video game console to support digital purchase refunds by default.
Apr 13, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 Creators Update review: a solid update that improves the Edge browser, gaming, and adds new privacy controls, but many changes seem minor   —  Arriving April 11, it's not that creative, but Windows 10 keeps getting better. … The next big update to Windows 10 is nearly upon us …
Apr 11, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Word exploit that bypasses Windows safeguards has been sent to millions to push Dridex bank fraud malware   —  Blast could give a boost to Dridex, one of the Internet's worst bank fraud threats.  —  Booby-trapped documents exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word …
Apr 11, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context

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