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It looks like Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is coming back from the dead

Security - 15 stories
Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites

Windows 10's data-gathering changes don't satisfy European privacy watchdogs

Hackers behind bank attack campaign use Russian decoy

FBI pressured on cost of iPhone hack tool

Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Julian Assange 'happy' about the rise of fake news

Wikileaks is 'very happy' about fake news: Julian Assange

“Secure” Trump website defaced by hacker claiming to be from Iraq

Guru Brian Krebs' attackers sentenced for data theft

The Bright-Eyed Talking Doll That Just Might Be a Spy

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Microsoft - 5 stories
Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Tech Tip: Changing the Windows 10 Default Browser

Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services

Microsoft's decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Tech Tip: What to Do When Windows Updates Fail

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Hardware - 44 stories
Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure

Magic Leap's mixed reality future is blurrier than ever

Intel promises gigabit speeds with new LTE modem for phones

Intel takes on IoT complexity with carrier-approved boards

Linksys Velop review: Fast, capable mesh Wi-Fi—but way too expensive

Soundwall's Nova art speaker boasts magic touch and backlights

Qualcomm Broadens IoT Portfolio And 5G NR Capabilities Ahead Of MWC 2017

The Top Fitness Trackers 2017: The Best Devices On Sale Now

Sony joins the 'coding for kids' party with the Koov

Samsung’s latest C-Lab projects embrace augmented and virtual reality

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Google - 6 stories
YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0

Refresh button for Play Store updates is now in testing

Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android

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Apple - 12 stories
Report: Apple might be revamping its iPad lineup in March

Apple's biggest problem is one it can never solve

New Secret iPhone Revealed: Set For Surprise Early Release

Apple accuses EU of a litany of “breaches” in defense of Irish tax deal

World's top Apple insider just revealed a new iPhone 8 feature that's a literal game-changer

Apple's March iPad Pro event – What to expect

App Store bug boosts paid apps over subscriptions in the top charts

Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

How Apple watch Series 2 differ from the S1

​Apple reportedly nabs Israeli facial recognition startup

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Social - 21 stories
Facebook investigates fake cancer child post

Instagram VP Kevin Weil joins board of social fitness app Strava

Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says

Updated WhatsApp Statuses let you share photos and videos that disappear

Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner

Why Twitter Needs To Add This Feature If It Wants To Grow Again

WhatsApp’s New Feature Continues Facebook’s Snapchat Mimicry

University offers course to help sniff out and refute 'bullshit'

30 Alexa skills nobody really needs

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Science - 25 stories
How positively peeved Pluto people plan to pluck back Pluto’s planethood

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

Why Writing About Math Is The Best Part Of Common Core

5 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About How Our Brains Process Beauty And Art

NASA teases a major new exoplanet discovery

IBM’s Watson proves useful at fighting cancer—except in Texas

Artificial synapse could be key to brain-like computing

See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

Tiny 'engine' turns natural gas into hydrogen

Science & Environment

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Miscellany - 19 stories
Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut

Your Most Powerful Marketing And Sales Tool: 5 Ways To Improve Your Website In 2017

This Is The World's First Cryptocurrency Issued By A Hedge Fund

Renewed effort begins to save Calif. university’s IT jobs

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer UK consumers fairer deal on cloud storage

The renter's guide to smart-home tech

When The Computer Is YOU: The Rise Of Proxy AI

This Is How A Fake Tan Works

OracleVoice: Emerging Technologies Fill Oracle's Smart UX Toolbox

President Trump's Tech Scorecard: First 30 Days

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