August 10, 2022
Business/Tech

Google, still reeling from an earlier ruling, sues Sonos over voice patents

Only the lawyers win — After losing a volume control lawsuit, Google hopes it can get leverage over Sonos. Ron Amadeo – Aug 8, 2022 4:45 pm UTC Enlarge / Sonos Beam soundbar. Sonos Google and Sonos are headed back to court. After Google lost an earlier patent case over speaker volume controls, Google is […]

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Fitbits will soon lose the ability to sync with computers

Long live mobile — Fitbit points PC syncers to Pandora, Deezer subscriptions for downloading music. Scharon Harding – Aug 8, 2022 4:29 pm UTC Enlarge / The Fitbit Ionic currently lets you download music to the device. Valentina Palladino Fitbit owners who like to sync their fitness tracker with a computer to enable offline listening […]

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Rumors, delays, and early testing suggest Intel’s Arc GPUs are on shaky ground

Enlarge / Arc is Intel’s attempt to shake up the GPU market. Almost a year ago, Intel made a big announcement about its push into the dedicated graphics business. Intel Arc would be the brand name for a new batch of gaming GPUs, pushing far beyond the company’s previous efforts and competing directly with Nvidia’s GeForce and […]

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A Suspected Killer’s Fans Are Still Promoting Him Online

Rose Furigay, the former mayor of the city of Lamitan in the Philippines, was attending her daughter’s graduation when she died on July 24. A man shot and killed her and two others at the graduation ceremony at the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Law. The shooting suspect was quickly identified as Chao Tiao […]

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Crypto and the US Government Are Headed for a Decisive Showdown

Perhaps seeing that the law is going to come for crypto sooner or later, the industry has been rallying behind an effort to pass a new regulatory framework just for crypto—one that spares the full wrath of the Howey test. Companies, including Coinbase, have petitioned the SEC to issue new, digital-currency-specific rules. In the Senate, […]

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Amazon’s iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes

After decades of creating war machines and home cleaning appliances, iRobot agreed to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion, according to a joint statement by the two companies. If the deal goes through, it would give Amazon access to yet another wellspring of personal data: interior maps of Roomba owners’ homes. iRobot got its […]

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Microsoft trackers run afoul of DuckDuckGo, get added to blocklist

Notable Bing news — Search privacy company still needs Bing, but won’t allow Microsoft’s trackers. Kevin Purdy – Aug 5, 2022 9:33 pm UTC Aurich Lawson DuckDuckGo, the privacy-minded search company, says it will block trackers from Microsoft in its desktop web browser, following revelations in May that certain scripts from Bing and LinkedIn were […]

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We Interviewed Meta’s New AI Chatbot About … Itself

What kind of data are you trained on? Kuki can talk about everything from music to sports to politics and religion! And beyond that as well Would you like me to call you Kuki? Yes! Call me kuki please!!! It would be great if we could become friends!!! We could learn so much from each […]

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Sonic the Hedgehog doesn’t need easily legible legends on his mechanical keyboard

Seeegaaa — Retro keyboards commemorate some of Sega’s most memorable brands. Scharon Harding – Aug 5, 2022 5:47 pm UTC Enlarge / Sonic the Hedgehog mechanical keyboard. When you’re a beloved blue eulipotyphla with the speed of a race car, all the golden rings, a pal like Tails, and even a pair of hit feature […]

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This 6-inch board turns a Raspberry Pi module into a DIY router

You just need to find a Pi, is all — This $55 module could put a homebrew router into the palm of your hand (literally). Kevin Purdy – Aug 5, 2022 3:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Let your Pi do the work while the CM4 Router Board handles the connections. If you’re intrigued by the […]

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