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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at upcoming Android Go phones, which are mostly low-end devices for ~$100 with 1GB RAM or less, announced at MWC: Nokia 1, Alcatel 1X, and ZTE Tempo Go   —  Android Go is stripped down for low-end devices, and here's our first look at them.  —  Mobile World Congress is happening this week …
Mar 5, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Developers fix vulnerability in geth, an app to run Ethereum nodes, that let “any kid with a machine and a script” steal funds, according to researchers   —  Hole made it possible to trick users into double spending and hack smart contracts.  —  Developers of Ethereum …
Mar 3, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon pays $614M FCC fine after closing its $3.1B acquisition of Straight Path; Straight Path's deal with FCC last year included remitting 20% of proceeds   —  Straight Path failed to use spectrum, resulting in $614M fine and sale to Verizon.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today collected …
Mar 1, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Entertainment Software Rating Board says “in the near future” all physical, boxed games that contain in-game purchases will include a label notifying purchasers   —  The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) today announced that all physical, boxed games that contain …
Feb 27, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T describes post-net neutrality plans for paid prioritization, to “enable innovative new technologies” like autonomous cars, remote surgery, and VR services   —  “AT&T is not interested in creating fast lanes and slow lanes,” ISP claims.  —  AT&T is talking up the benefits …
Feb 27, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Dell XPS 13 2018 review: solid performance, ships with Windows Hello IR camera and a fingerprint sensor, but the webcam is still awkwardly placed below display   —  The XPS 13 laptop isn't stale anymore, but it still forces a few compromises.  —  The XPS 13 laptop needed an overhaul and Dell needed to make a statement.
Feb 26, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Troy Hunt releases new Pwned Passwords API to securely check your login data against a database of 500M+ leaked passwords; 1Password among first to use the API   —  A new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password.
Feb 26, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Venezuela claims Petro ICO pre-sale raised $735M, but the ICO was plagued by false claims as issuers changed blockchain from Ethereum to NEM midway   —  Venezuela says its presale raised $735 million in 24 hours.  Don't believe it.  —  Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims …
Feb 26, 2018, 5:20 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HMD unveils the Nokia 8110, a €79 phone coming in May that has a sleek yet classic design, supports HTML5 apps, and runs on KaiOS, a fork of old Firefox OS   —  The year is 1999.  Computer programmer Thomas Anderson sits at his cubicle, contemplating the latest dressing down from his boss.
Feb 25, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say some security certificates are being sold and registered using stolen corporate identities, making traditional network security less effective   —  Certificates registered in names of real corporations are surprisingly easy to come by.  —  The Stuxnet worm that targeted …
Feb 23, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context

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