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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.

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New products of the week 2.8.2016

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Intel and ThreatTrack Security.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cell-phone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Noncompete agreements are becoming boilerplate in employment contracts, and for employees, there's nothing good about them. They create enormous uncertainty about future job options and worry about launching a new business.

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Dragula looks to take the bite out of drag-and-drop

The open source library exclusively focuses on drag-and-drop, allowing users to move elements around a Web page

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Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

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LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

The FCC last week granted Verizon and Qualcomm permission to conduct limited tests of LTE-U technology in Raleigh, North Carolina and Oklahoma City, ahead of a planned summit meeting next week.

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Now that AI has mastered 'Go,' are all our jobs next?

One by one, artificial intelligence has overcome the obstacles set before it. Is this all part of an inevitable trend leading to humanity's obsolescence -- or, at least, unemployment?

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You're so vein: Samsung files a patent for a vein-scanning smartwatch

It's actually not that weird. Rather than using your fingerprint, this technology merely recognizes you by your vein structure.

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PSA: Android app video promos take center stage in the Google Play Store

Google's new trick for more app installs is a nudge to watch an app's promotional video right from the Play Store's main page.

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Samsung display on truck's rear lets vehicles behind see road ahead

Samsung has introduced a prototype semi-trailer truck that has a seamless video wall on its rear doors, allowing following vehicles to see what's ahead of the truck for passing purposes.

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Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

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Android device updates: Google pushes Nexus February factory images, T-Mo LG G4 to get Marshmallow

Nvidia also updated the original Shield Tablet to Marshmallow, while Android Wear owners should soon get plenty of new features.

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Researcher finds serious flaw in Chromium-based Avast SafeZone browser

A Google security researcher found a serious vulnerability in the Avast SafeZone browser that doesn't exist in Chromium, the open-source browser that serves as its foundation.

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How the economy affects career confidence in the world’s millennials

Young people in emerging economies possess a brighter outlook toward their technology prowess and job opportunities than those in developed countries, according to a report by IT outsourcing provider Infosys.

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Fed up with bogus computer support calls, man turns tables on scammers

Like countless others, Seth had gotten scammers' phone calls from people who said they wanted to fix his computer. The last time they called, he was ready to turn the tables.

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Dridex banking malware mysteriously hijacked to distribute antivirus program

An unknown person -- possibly a white hat hacker -- gained access to some of the servers that cybercriminals use to distribute the Dridex online banking Trojan and replaced the malware with an installer for Avira Free Antivirus.

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