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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Report: Huawei hedges its bet on Android by developing a new non-Android operating system in-house   —  Like Samsung before it, Huawei hopes to have a “Plan B” should Android terms go bad.  —  A report from The Information (subscription required) claims that Huawei is building its own in-house OS as a possible “Plan B” to Android.
Jun 25, 2016, 8:10 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
In latest update, Oculus removes DRM that stopped Rift games from being played on HTC Vive, says it will not use hardware checks as part of DRM on PC anymore   —  News breaks not from official announcement, but from discovery by workaround dev.  —  What a difference an Internet uproar can make.
Jun 24, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent   —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Jun 23, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
macOS Sierra in detail: changes to Messages, Safari and other native apps, Continuity, Siri, iCloud Drive, Apple Watch unlocking, Gatekeeper, more   —  Siri ushers in a range of updates that refine but don't transform the Mac.  —  When Apple runs through its operating system announcements at WWDC …
Jun 22, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Gear Fit 2 review: Samsung's $179 fitness band/smartwatch improves upon the original with built-in GPS, makes top-tier Fitbits look outdated   —  Samsung's $179 Gear device improves upon the first and should make others sweat.  —  It has been a couple of years since Samsung upgraded …
Jun 19, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ammon, Idaho piloting open access fiber network project the lets residents sign up for an ISP - or switch ISPs - almost instantly, via city-operated website   —  Ammon's open access fiber network will let customers change ISPs in minutes.  —  Most cities and towns that build …
Jun 17, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Net neutrality and Title II win in court, as ISPs lose case against FCC   —  Appeals court decision upholds FCC's net neutrality order.  —  The broadband industry has lost its lawsuit attempting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules and the related reclassification …
Jun 14, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Apple's new file system for all its operating systems supports encryption natively, lets you create system snapshots, clone files and directories, more   —  Copy-on-write metadata, native encryption, instant cloning, snapshots, and more.  —  Though the feature wasn't mentioned in Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote …
Jun 13, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
What to expect from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, and others at E3 2016   —  Keep track of the press conference madness and more with our rundown.  —  The Electronic Entertainment Expo may be a bit smaller this year, thanks to some high-profile publisher departures.
Jun 11, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
“Bluetooth 5” spec coming next week with 2x more range and 4x better speed   —  New standard also aims to expand usefulness of wireless beacons.  —  Bluetooth 5.0, the latest version of the ubiquitous wireless standard, is set to be announced on June 16 according to an e-mail sent by Bluetooth SIG Executive Directory Mark Powell.
Jun 10, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context

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