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Microsoft Buying Most of Nokia

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After years of a very close mobile phone alliance, Microsoft has thrown down the cash to buy most of Nokia.
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Tesla's new 100kWH battery makes Ludicrous Mode even more ludicrous

Tesla's new 100kWH battery makes Ludicrous Mode even more ludicrous | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With a number of new upgrades announced today, Tesla's Model S is now the third-fastest car in the world, going from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds. That's only just slower than th
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The Surprising Partnerships that Rule Pop Culture

The Surprising Partnerships that Rule Pop Culture | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Everything we watch on TV or see in theaters is the product of more partnerships than we can even keep track of---but that didn't stop us from trying.
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In the wake of a fatal crash, Tesla will quit using Mobileye's chips for Autopilot vision

In the wake of a fatal crash, Tesla will quit using Mobileye's chips for Autopilot vision | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The car company will likely work on its own image-recognition technology.
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Google keeps ex-Googlers close by investing in their startups

Google keeps ex-Googlers close by investing in their startups | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
One check went to the new social network from the founder of Orkut.
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The 10 best deals in Best Buy’s huge 50th anniversary sale happening right now

The 10 best deals in Best Buy’s huge 50th anniversary sale happening right now | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Remember back in the day when people waited all year long for Black Friday to roll around so they could enjoy killer deals? Well those days are long gone. Now we have all kinds of huge sales that take place all year round.
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T-Mobile ends cheaper plans and imposes new limits on unlimited data

T-Mobile ends cheaper plans and imposes new limits on unlimited data | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
High-speed hotspot costs $15 more, HD video costs another $25.
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EU plans to extend some telecom rules to web-based providers

EU plans to extend some telecom rules to web-based providers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The European Union is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp which could restrict how they use encryption.
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How To Run Linux On A Chromebook

How To Run Linux On A Chromebook | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they have become more powerful and mor
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The Business of Open Source Software

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The Business of Open Source Software By Danny Windham,CEO,Digium - Although open source software (OSS) has been around for decades, only within the past several years has there been a surg
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Linux bug leaves USA Today, other top sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks

Linux bug leaves USA Today, other top sites vulnerable to serious hijacking attacks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"Off-path" attack means hackers can be anywhere with no man-in-the-middle needed.
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Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Redmond races to revoke Secure Boot debug policy
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Apple Said to Plan First Pro Laptop Overhaul in Four Years

Apple Said to Plan First Pro Laptop Overhaul in Four Years | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. is preparing the first significant overhaul of its MacBook Pro laptop line in over four years, according to people familiar with the matter, using one of its older products to help reverse two quarters of sliding sales.
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Delphi and Mobileye team up to create self-driving system

Delphi and Mobileye team up to create self-driving system | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Delphi and Mobileye are partnering to jointly develop a self-driving system that automakers will be able to integrate into their cars starting 2019.
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Apple and Google join 'strike force' to crack down on robocalls

Apple and Google join 'strike force' to crack down on robocalls | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple and Google parent company Alphabet have joined a coalition of more than 30 tech companies and telecoms focused on combating automated phone calls, according to Reuters. Called th
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Apple tried and failed to add cellular connectivity to the next Apple Watch, says report

Apple tried and failed to add cellular connectivity to the next Apple Watch, says report | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple won't be adding cellular connectivity to the Apple Watch this year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company had planned to incorporate the technology and uncouple th
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The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it's like a 1960s time capsule | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it. They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called "rope memory," and created a special version of the assembly programming language. Assembly itsel
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Google’s latest FCC filing is to speed-up Fiber internet service

Google’s latest FCC filing is to speed-up Fiber internet service | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google’s high-speed Internet service Fiber is only available in a few cities for now, 7 to be exact, but they have been pretty open with their plans to expand
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Is Google Replacing Chrome OS, Android With Fuchsia?

Is Google Replacing Chrome OS, Android With Fuchsia? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google is currently developing an open source operating system called Fuchsia. Could this be the replacement of Chrome OS?
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Almost Every Volkswagen Built Since 1995 Is Vulnerable To Wireless Unlocking Hacks

Almost Every Volkswagen Built Since 1995 Is Vulnerable To Wireless Unlocking Hacks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Even more bad news for Volkswagen: security researchers have discovered a huge security hole that affects potentially up to 100 million cars. It’s possible, using hardware as cheap as a $40 setup with an Arduino and an add-on radio transceiver board, to intercept signals from a Volkswagen Group key fob, and then by combining it with a small number of cryptographic keys shared by every VW car, one could essentially clone the car’s key fob.
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How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google

How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Facebook, Google, eBay, and others own vast swaths of Web activity and have unprecedented power over us, inspiring an effort to re-decentralize the Web.
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FCC loses court battle to let cities build their own broadband

FCC loses court battle to let cities build their own broadband | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission's plan to let cities build their own broadband networks hit a major roadblock today, as a federal appellate court ruled that the commission wa
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Republicans Say We Should Just Laugh Off Donald Trump’s Assassination "Joke." Here's What It Really Means.

Republicans Say We Should Just Laugh Off Donald Trump’s Assassination "Joke." Here's What It Really Means. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"The in-group for that joke should be tiny. Like his hands."
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