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Here’s why one software lobby hates a program designed to kill bad patents

Here’s why one software lobby hates a program designed to kill bad patents | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A new patent bill includes a provision to make it easier to invalidate bad patents. Here's why one software industry group is against it.
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Unlocked HTC 10 Has Support For WiFi Calling

Unlocked HTC 10 Has Support For WiFi Calling | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WiFi calling is a great alternative to placing regular cellular calls when the area you are in might not have good reception and you are hooke
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Larry Page's dream of building a 'Google Island' could be coming true

Larry Page's dream of building a 'Google Island' could be coming true | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Top executives from Google are reportedly weighing a pitch from its "smart city" spin-off Sidewalk Labs about taking over a section of a preexisting city and rebuilding it with a particula
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NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY - APRIL 30

NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY - APRIL 30 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY
April is known as the Month of the Military Child. In that same vein, Military Brats Day is observed on April 30th.

Military Brats become accustomed to changing circumstances, moving from base to base, both around the United States and internationally. Answering the o
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Apple is about to post its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003

Apple is about to post its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The culprit: Shrinking iPhone sales.
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Feds drop New York fight with Apple because someone gave them iPhone passcode

Feds drop New York fight with Apple because someone gave them iPhone passcode | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The government is withdrawing its request for an order requiring Apple's cooperation in a New York drug case.
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Bangladesh Bank exposed to hackers by cheap switches, no firewall: police

Bangladesh Bank exposed to hackers by cheap switches, no firewall: police | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Bangladesh's central bank was vulnerable to hackers because it did not have a firewall and used second-hand, $10 switches to network computers connected to the SWIFT global payment network, an investigator into one of the world's biggest cyber heists said.
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7 Channel Ops: Verizon, AT&T Bid For Yahoo? AWS Storage Snowballs, IoT, E-Com Heat Up

7 Channel Ops: Verizon, AT&T Bid For Yahoo? AWS Storage Snowballs, IoT, E-Com Heat Up | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This week’s roundup explains why Yahoo is not like an leftover tuna sandwich, how to help retailers dodge Millennial wrath, more
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VW Reportedly Reaches Deal With U.S. To Buy Back Nearly 500,000 Diesel Cars

VW Reportedly Reaches Deal With U.S. To Buy Back Nearly 500,000 Diesel Cars | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The cars used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emission rules.
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Locked Out Of My Tesla, Well Past Midnight, Southside Of L.A. - Forbes

Locked Out Of My Tesla, Well Past Midnight, Southside Of L.A. - Forbes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
What could have been a nightmare turned into a surprising lesson in the power of over-the-air solutions. It’s now officially okay to misplace your car keys. But, don’t even think about losing your smartphone.
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China's LeEco teases its very own autonomous electric car

China's LeEco teases its very own autonomous electric car | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
LeEco really wants the world to know it isn't just about TVs and smartphones. After the announcements of its investment in Faraday Future and Aston Marti
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GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing

GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
GitLab.com users have always had free access to the Gitlab programmer's toolset including GitLab Runner. Today it announced a new feature called Gitlab Runner..
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Former Tesla VP joins Apple as electric car project accelerates | Cult of Mac

Former Tesla VP joins Apple as electric car project accelerates | Cult of Mac | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple's not-so-secret electric car project has added yet another Telsa engineer to its growing ranks. Former Telsa VP of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt
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Netflix prices are going up. Here's when you'll have to pay more

Netflix prices are going up. Here's when you'll have to pay more | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Netflix prices are going up, but the longer you have been a Netflix subscriber, the longer you'll have until your prices get hiked.
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Autonomous Cars Have Their Own Massive Lobbying Effort Now

Autonomous Cars Have Their Own Massive Lobbying Effort Now | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Ford, Volvo, Google, Lyft and Uber are joining forces to push the U.S. government to pen regulation that supports autonomous vehicle development and deployment, according to a Reuters report. That’s good news for people yearning to be driven around by robots, because these are some seriously rich and powerful companies.
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Britain's Doomsday Nuke Subs Still Run Windows XP

Britain's Doomsday Nuke Subs Still Run Windows XP | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
​The fate of the country's nukes are in the hands of an obsolete operating system​.​
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Switch Streaming Music Services Without Losing Your Songs and Playlists

Switch Streaming Music Services Without Losing Your Songs and Playlists | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sick of Spotify? Tired of Tidal? Annoyed by Apple Music? There’s no shortage of choice if you want to jump from one streaming music service to another, but don’t be too hasty. Before you switch sides you want to make sure you’re not going to lose any of your precious tunes along the way.
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Petya ransomware cracked: Get password to decrypt hard drive for free

Petya ransomware cracked: Get password to decrypt hard drive for free | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Petya ransomware lock screen warned that your hard drive was encrypted with a military grade encryption algorithm and the only way to unlock it was to cough up the bitcoins to purchase a decryption key. But that’s no longer true; now you can get the password to decrypt your drive for free.
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These states let police take and keep your stuff even if you haven't committed a crime

These states let police take and keep your stuff even if you haven't committed a crime | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hard to believe, but it's true.
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Apple No Longer Immune to China’s Scrutiny of U.S. Tech Firms

Apple No Longer Immune to China’s Scrutiny of U.S. Tech Firms | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In an about-face, regulators shut down Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies six months after they were started in China.
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F.B.I. Says It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies

F.B.I. Says It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Government officials and Apple representatives showed no sign of compromise in their battle over encryption and privacy, as they appeared before a congressional panel.
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Antitrust chief: Google’s limits on Android device makers breach EU law

Antitrust chief: Google’s limits on Android device makers breach EU law | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google has three months to respond to charges imposed on it in prelim EU decision.
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Consumer Reports thrashes Tesla’s Model X in unofficial review

Consumer Reports thrashes Tesla’s Model X in unofficial review | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla may still be riding high on reports that they've already tallied nearly 400,000 reservations for the Model 3, but the company's crossover SUV -- the Model X -- just can't seem to catch a break.
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BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line

BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
BMW has lost the core development team of its i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Future Mobility Corp., a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings, as the German car maker struggles to find a convincing answer to Tesla Motors.
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Facebook’s Massive New Antennas Can Beam Internet for Miles

Facebook’s Massive New Antennas Can Beam Internet for Miles | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Facebook says its new antenna array can beam the internet far beyond city limits; another can blanket urban centers in broadband.
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