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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Sprint wins $139.8M verdict against Time Warner Cable for willfully infringing VoIP patents   —  Can Sprint's patent lawyers force competitors to pay up for VoIP?  —  Sprint has been filing patent lawsuits over VoIP for more than a decade now, and the company may have just scored its biggest payout yet.
Mar 6, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Federal prosecutors drop charges in another of 135+ Playpen child porn cases in order to keep the source code of its Tor hack secret   —  DOJ: “Disclosure is not currently an option.”  —  Rather than share the now-classified technological means that investigators used to locate a child porn suspect …
Mar 6, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sheds more light on how “Game Mode” in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will improve gaming performance   —  Plus details on strict limitations for UWP apps running on the Xbox One.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—A few months ago, Microsoft announced that its upcoming Windows …
Mar 5, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover PowerShell Trojan that uses DNS queries to get its orders   —  Delivered by “secure” Word doc, pure PowerShell malware fetches commands from DNS TXT records.  —  Researchers at Cisco's Talos threat research group are publishing research today on a targeted attack delivered …
Mar 4, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Appeals court invalidates Smartflash patents that Apple was ordered to pay $533M for infringing   —  Massive verdict would have been largest ever for a non-practicing entity.  —  It looked like Smartflash LLC had Apple right where it wanted it after a jury awarded the patent-holding company $533 million …
Mar 3, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Mark Walton / Ars Technica:
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: excellent eight-core workstation performance at half the price of Intel, but weak gaming performance especially in modern titles   —  Review: an excellent workstation CPU, but it doesn't game as hard as we hoped.  —  It's finally happened.
Mar 2, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, 26 of which were specifically targeted, and was linked to the state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach   —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Nintendo Switch review: amazing portable experience with a great display but lacks big-name games and has weak software support, lingering hardware issues   —  Hybrid system merges an amazing portable experience with a middling TV console.  —  Since the release of the Game Boy in 1989 …
Mar 1, 2017, 9:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Feb 27, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Xperia XZ Premium hands-on: slightly outdated design, but a powerhouse with Snapdragon 835, 3,230mAh battery, 5.5-inch 4K LCD screen, 960FPS ultrafast camera   —  All the pixels, top-of-the-line SoC, and camera that can shoot almost 1000 FPS.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Mobile World Congress is well underway …
Feb 27, 2017, 4:10 AMIn context

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