AT&T’s Long Battle With CWA Ends With An Approved Contract

Wireless carrier AT&T has been in a prolonged back and forth with its own employees and the Communication Workers of America, but the battle seems to be over, with CWA and AT&T employees having approved a contract offered by the carrier. This new contract applies to around 21,000 AT&T employees across 36 different states. The […]

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Chrome OS Will Soon Allow Enterprise Admins To Sideload APKs

Google’s Chrome OS is one of the easiest OSes out there to deploy and administer for enterprise computing fleet purposes, and a small change in the Chromium code gerrit implies that the people doing the administering will be able to load up Android apps without going through the Play Store or flipping on Developer Mode on […]

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Chinese Court Finds Samsung Did Infringe Huawei’s 4G Patents

South Korea’s Samsung has been found to be infringing upon two standard essential 4G LTE patents held by China’s Huawei, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court recently ruled. The court ordered Samsung to cease its infringing activities, which mean the manufacture and sale of products that use the patented technologies, but no information about an award to […]

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Streaming On Google Home Max May Crash Dual-Band Routers

Multiple users in Google’s product forum for the Home Max have reported that trying to stream anything like Spotify on them has been crashing their Wi-Fi routers, and many of them who have switched off either their 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band have reported that the issue is gone. The original poster was informed that […]

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Google Photos’ Monkey Issue Shines Light On AI Problems

Google Photos mistakenly tagged a photo of a black software developer and some friends as “gorillas” back in 2015, and the fact that Google has still not been able to truly solve the issue, choosing instead to simply block certain tags in the app, shines some light on a few interesting issues regarding the way […]

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HTC Viveport Is Getting A VR Version – CES 2018

HTC took the stage at CES 2018 to announce, among other things, a revamped version of Viveport made for use in virtual reality. Viveport VR puts the full Viveport experience into VR, along with a few additional features. Users stand over a massive cityscape, looking over a room-scale version of Viveport. All of the VR titles […]

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Walmart & Kroger Expanding Mobile Shopping Solutions

Walmart has announced that it’s going to be expanding its Scan & Go solution to 100 new stores throughout 2018, while Kroger has reportedly said it will be expanding a similar solution to 400 new stores. Walmart’s Scan & Go allows customers to scan items with their phone as they walk around the store, then […]

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One Googler’s Idea Protects Cloud Customers From ‘Spectre’

Tech giant Google played an instrumental role in finding and addressing the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs that have been making the rounds in headlines lately, but now the company has come forward to reveal that a software binary modification technique conceptualized and created by a single Googler is what’s protecting all of its cloud […]

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Beta Build Of Xposed Framework Comes To Android Oreo

The wait for Xposed Framework on Android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo is over, but the product is currently in a rough beta form. This is the very first release for Oreo, and comes only a few months after a version for Android 7.0 Nougat that had taken about a year to complete. Naturally, with the […]

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Google Wants To Capture Something Dear To You In VR180

Google has pioneered a new format for panoramic photography, called VR180, and is currently running a contest that will end with an entrant working with Google to immortalize some place, experience, or person that’s dear to them in the new format. The way that the contest works is deceptively simple, and requires almost no real […]

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