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IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 20121h 2m Updated IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012
International Business Machines Corp. reported higher revenue for the first time in 23 quarters and signaled continued growth into 2018, giving Chief Executive Ginni Rometty breathing space as she tries to turn around the century-old tech giant.
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Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?2h Updated Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?
A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want.
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Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters2h Updated Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters
The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.
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Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters2h Updated Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters
The e-commerce giant announced a short list of places that could become home to its second headquarters. The process has garnered the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for bids to host the Olympics.
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A Savage Question About Obama and HQ, Answered5h A Savage Question About Obama and HQ, Answered
Of course it wasn’t him. It was Michelle’s birthday. He took her out to dinner and a play. Sorry.
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6h Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say
For more than six years, Lebanon’s intelligence agency spied on targets’ Android mobile devices and desktop computers using decoy apps and other methods, researchers said Thursday.
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Qualcomm Secures Antitrust Approvals for NXP Deal8h Updated Qualcomm Secures Antitrust Approvals for NXP Deal
Qualcomm won antitrust approval in the European Union and South Korea for its $39 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, agreeing to a package of measures to assuage regulators’ competition concerns.
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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley9h Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley
Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.
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Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion9h Updated Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion
Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.
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Apple to Pay $38 Billion in Taxes on Cash Overseas, Build U.S. Campus10h Updated Apple to Pay $38 Billion in Taxes on Cash Overseas, Build U.S. Campus
Apple will pay a one-time tax of $38 billion on its overseas cash holdings and ramp up spending in the U.S., as the world’s most valuable public company seeks to emphasize its contribution to the American economy.
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10h Tech Tip: Take a Time Travel Trip With Dropbox and Word Files
Dropbox has a feature that stores all the past versions of a file for about one to four months, depending on your subscription plan.
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Starboard Value to Launch Proxy Fight for Entire Board at Mellanox10h Starboard Value to Launch Proxy Fight for Entire Board at Mellanox
Starboard Value LP is launching a fight to remove the entire sitting board at semiconductor company Mellanox Technologies, the latest attempt by the New York activist to take over a whole boardroom.
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Lawmakers Grill SpaceX, Boeing on Safety of Commercial Crew Capsules10h Updated Lawmakers Grill SpaceX, Boeing on Safety of Commercial Crew Capsules
House subcommittee explores challenges posed by NASA’s decision to use privately operated space vehicles to ferry U.S. astronauts to the international space station.
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They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade11h They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade
Virtual reality, long-promised, is finally gaining traction in New York video boutiques. But is there more to VR than just games?
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Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time11h Updated Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?
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Chrissy Chambers: How revenge porn almost killed me11h Chrissy Chambers: How revenge porn almost killed me
Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.
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Bloomberg Plans to Discontinue Financial Commentary Brand Gadfly11h Updated Bloomberg Plans to Discontinue Financial Commentary Brand Gadfly
The move is part of the company’s effort to consolidate its news service’s opinion offerings.
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Qualcomm Secures EU Approval for NXP Deal12h Qualcomm Secures EU Approval for NXP Deal
Qualcomm won conditional European Union antitrust approval for its $39 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors.
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Smartphone gaming is becoming big business12h Smartphone gaming is becoming big business
Though the opponents might change, the story of the video game industry has been largely defined by the battle for supremacy between the latest consoles.
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How can I remove unwanted apps from Windows 10?12h How can I remove unwanted apps from Windows 10?
Tony hates apps such as Cortana, Edge, Xbox, Groove and would like to uninstall them. But should he?
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For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame13h Updated For These Young Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame
A trip to Silicon Valley is something of a rite for ambitious Chinese startups and investors looking for inspiration in global tech’s mecca of innovation. But a visit last week failed to impress. Silicon Valley’s allure is fading.
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New Harry Potter game coming to smartphones14h New Harry Potter game coming to smartphones
Hogwarts Mystery, the first JK Rowling-inspired game since 2012, to be released this spring Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile game for iOS and Android from developer Jam City, will be released this spring. It will be the first Harry Potter video game since 2012’s Wonderbook: Book of Spells, for Sony’s PlayStation 3. It will also be the first game released under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Portkey Games label, which the company set up last year. Announced
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Mattress Company Casper Tucks In New Execs To Expand Its Sleep Empire14h Updated Mattress Company Casper Tucks In New Execs To Expand Its Sleep Empire
The online mattress retailer said it generated more than $300 million in revenue in 2017.
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Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns14h Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns
The chip-maker says the patches it has issued to fix two security flaw can cause further problems.
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Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears14h Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears
American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.
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Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like15h Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like
A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.
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Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Interference in Brexit15h Updated Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Interference in Brexit
Facebook said it was broadening its investigation into whether Russia attempted to meddle in the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, after its earlier probe found only a minimal amount of activity.
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For These Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame16h For These Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley Is, Like, Lame
A trip to Silicon Valley is something of a rite for ambitious Chinese startups and investors looking for inspiration in global tech’s mecca of innovation. But a visit last week failed to impress. Silicon Valley’s allure is fading.
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Nintendo unveils cardboard Switch accessories16h Nintendo unveils cardboard Switch accessories
Nintendo has unveiled a range of cardboard accessories which can be added to the Nintendo Switch games console.
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Bitcoin Draws Another Wall Street Giant: NYSE Owner16h Bitcoin Draws Another Wall Street Giant: NYSE Owner
The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is launching a service to bring bitcoin data to hedge funds and other trading firms, in the latest sign that cryptocurrencies are being taken seriously by Wall Street.
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iPhone users to be given option to turn off feature that slows down devices16h iPhone users to be given option to turn off feature that slows down devices
Apple chief Tim Cook says update for iOS will provide new option, but urges against using it for risk of sudden shutdown problems Apple will give users the option to turn off a feature that
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Apple employees to get $2,500 bonuses17h Apple employees to get $2,500 bonuses
Apple employees are set to receive bonuses of $2,500 (£1,800) each as the company begins returning its overseas cash to the US.
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Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)21h Updated Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)
With a new cloud-computing service, businesses can build their own artificial intelligence algorithms, even if they have little experience with the technology.
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Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits22h Updated Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits
Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.
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Bitcoin speculative bubble is bursting and has a long way to fall, economists warn22h Bitcoin speculative bubble is bursting and has a long way to fall, economists warn
Despite losing 40% in a matter of weeks the cryptocurrency still has further to drop according to experts at Capital Economics Bitcoin has all the hallmarks of a classic speculative bubble and even after almost halving in value in a matter of weeks it still has further to fall, according to a leading team of economists. As regulators in South Korea again signalled on Thursday that they were considering a ban on cryptocurrency exchanges, Capital Economics also dismissed claims that bitcoin and its imitators could replace established currencies as “rubbish”.
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Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch22h Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch
Labo will turn Switch controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.
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IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?24h Updated IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?
For five and half years IBM has reported a steady erosion of revenue, a losing streak that analysts predict will end on Thursday.
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Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.25h Updated Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.
Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.
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Apple Plans to Pay $38 Billion in Repatriation Taxes27h Updated Apple Plans to Pay $38 Billion in Repatriation Taxes
Apple said it plans to pay $38 billion in taxes on profits accumulated overseas, and said it would build a new U.S. campus and create 20,000 jobs.
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Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote27h Updated Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote
The company said its previous investigation had been too narrow, centering on accounts already identified by American intelligence agencies.
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28h Updated Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates
The price of one Bitcoin is down 50 percent from its peak as concerns grow that governments may crack down on virtual currency trading.
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Birth control app reported to Swedish officials after 37 unwanted pregnancies29h Birth control app reported to Swedish officials after 37 unwanted pregnancies
Users of Natural Cycles, first app certified as contraceptive method in Europe, identified among people seeking abortions at hospital A
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FTC Probes Broadcom Over Negotiations With Customers29h Updated FTC Probes Broadcom Over Negotiations With Customers
The FTC is investigating whether Broadcom engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers.
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Buses for Apple employees attacked with pellet guns, company suspects30h Buses for Apple employees attacked with pellet guns, company suspects
Corporate buses, which ferry workers from San Francisco to its Silicon Valley headquarters, have become symbols of gentrification At least five buses used to transport
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To Woo Amazon, Cities Tackle Everything From Traffic to Housing32h Updated To Woo Amazon, Cities Tackle Everything From Traffic to Housing
Amazon’s contest to find a place for its second headquarters is spurring civic leaders around the country to confront municipal problems that have confounded lawmakers and local leaders for decades.
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The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon32h Updated The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, Google and Amazon
Facebook, Google and Amazon dominate their worlds just as Standard Oil and AT&T once did. Critics say they should get the same treatment. The answer to the antitrust question depends on a narrow test: Are consumers worse off?
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Can Mark Zuckerberg Bend Facebook Without Breaking It?33h Can Mark Zuckerberg Bend Facebook Without Breaking It?
Mark Zuckerberg’s main challenge now is fixing the social network without breaking it. That dilemma was apparent last week when the 33-year-old chief executive announced changes to the company’s News Feed tool.
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YouTube star wins revenge porn damages33h YouTube star wins revenge porn damages
A YouTube star has become the first revenge porn victim to publicly win damages in the UK.
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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds33h Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds
A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.
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Facebook looks at Russian influence on Brexit34h Facebook looks at Russian influence on Brexit
Facebook has widened its investigation into possible Russian interference in the EU referendum.
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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case35h YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case
Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.
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36h Tech Tip: See Everything That Starts Up With Windows 7
The free Autoruns utility offers a detailed view of the programs, services and other software that run automatically with Windows.
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Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey - report36h Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey - report
It struck a crane that was not in place when the pilot carried out site safety check, a report says.
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States, Activists Challenge FCC Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules37h Updated States, Activists Challenge FCC Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules
State attorneys general and internet activists filed legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rollback of Obama-era internet regulations, launching a legal battle that could go on for years.
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BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services37h BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services
Only 250,000 homes will be able to access the new services - a fraction of the total connected to the internet.
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Bitcoin dips below $10,00038h Updated Bitcoin dips below $10,000
The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.
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Bitcoin continues rapid slide as Russia and China stoke regulatory fears38h Bitcoin continues rapid slide as Russia and China stoke regulatory fears
Bitcoin dropped a further $2,000 in value, leading the general slide across cryptocurrency markets as investor confidence waivers Cryptocurrencies continued their sharp tumble on Wednesday as bitcoin dropped by over 16% as continued fears of regulation from Russia and China dent investor confidence. The price of the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency fell $2,000 to as low as $10,000, on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, for the first time since November, and down from lows of $11,200 on Monday and $12,000 at 2pm GMT Tuesday.
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YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case38h YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK revenge porn case
Chrissy Chambers brought civil case after ex-boyfriend posted videos of them having sex online A YouTube celebrity has won unprecedented damages against her ex-boyfriend after he admitted uploading revenge porn videos of her to the internet. In the first civil case of its kind to be brought in England and Wales, 26-year-old Chrissy Chambers sued her former partner for harassment, breach of confidence and misuse of private information, after learning that the Crown Prosecution Service would not bring criminal charges against him.
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YouTube to manually review popular videos before placing ads40h YouTube to manually review popular videos before placing ads
Platform to ensure top content meets ‘ad-friendly guidelines’ following unease at scandals, but some vloggers may lose income Videos from YouTube’s most popular channels are to be subject to human review, as the Google platform attempts to use advertising money to reign in content producers following a series of scandals. For the first time, the company will be pre-emptively reviewing large swaths of its content to ensure it meets “ad-friendly guidelines”, raising the bar for video creators who wish to run adverts on their content, while hoping to allay advertiser unease about the video-sharing website following scandals such as
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YouTube toughens advert payment rules40h YouTube toughens advert payment rules
The video-clip platform will require creators to have more than 1,000 subscribers to feature adverts.
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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone41h State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone
Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.
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43h Updated New Cyberattack on Cryptocurrency Investors Came From North Korea, Report Says
The hacking offensive’s malware is similar to that used in Pyongyang’s attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and its WannaCry ransomware assault, according to cybersecurity researchers.
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Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?43h Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?
The Asian nation has been a big adopter of virtual currency, so developments there have a global impact.
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