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June 25, 2021, 9:40 PM

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Avram Piltch / Tom's Hardware:
Microsoft says Windows 11 requires a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, excluding a significant number of Windows 10 computers from upgrading to the new OS  —  Even some three year old computers may not be able to run the OS.  —  Traditionally, we think of Windows as the operating system …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Microsoft engineer says users will be able to sideload Android Apps on Windows 11  —  Many questions about how the feature will work remain, however  —  According to an engineer at Microsoft, Windows 11 users will have the ability to sideload Android apps onto the operating system …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a simplified UI, new Windows store, Start menu, Teams integrated into taskbar, and more, available free to Windows 10 users  —  A new version of Windows is officially on the way  —  Microsoft is officially confirming the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 11.
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TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS acquires encrypted messaging service Wickr, says it will continue operating the service and offer it to AWS customers  —  Amazon's cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is getting into the encrypted messaging business.  The company has just announced …
Wall Street Journal:
UK's CMA launches an investigation into whether Amazon and Google are doing enough to crack down on fake reviews and deter sellers from manipulating listings  —  U.K. regulator opens investigation into whether tech giants are doing enough to deter sellers from manipulating product listings
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel licenses SiFive's IP for Intel Foundry Services' 7nm offerings and says it will create its own RISC-V development platform called Horse Creek  —  As part of SiFive's announcements today, along with enabling SiFive IP on Intel's Foundry Service offerings, Intel will be creating …
Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
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Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Google is showing a warning on some searches that it may not have reliable sources to show, usually on trending topics  —  The company is notifying people when they search for rapidly evolving topics.  —  Google is testing a new feature to notify people when they search for a topic that may have unreliable results.
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
FCC filings reveal Verizon's 8-inch 1280×800 smart display with 4G connectivity and a custom “Hi Verizon” wake word, as part of Alexa Custom Assistant program  —  The carrier is getting ready to sell a smart display based on Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, according to FCC filings published Friday.

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