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Tim Cook on merging macOS and iOS: “I don’t think that’s what users want”

Apple's CEO appeared to debunk speculation that the company seeks a unified OS.

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PUBG’s first-ever free weekend has begun on Xbox One (for XBL Gold members)

Download and play the fully unlocked "early access" version for free until April 22.

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Southwest Airlines protested airworthiness directive designed to prevent engine failures

Engine maker urged more frequent inspections after previous Southwest incident.

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As PUBG-like contenders emerge, Islands of Nyne might already have them beat

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Second-generation Ryzen: Incremental improvement narrows the gap with Intel

New chips bring a bit more clock speed, slightly more efficiency.

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Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a Core i7 and 16GB of RAM for $700

Plus deals on VR headsets, graphics cards, 4K TVs, wireless mice, and more.

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ISPs should charge for fast lanes—just like TSA Precheck, GOP lawmaker says

Paid prioritization would be like TSA Precheck—and that's what Republicans want.

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Mammals are smaller than they used to be, and it’s our fault

Human dispersal coincided with a reduction in the average body size of mammals.

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Google disables “domain fronting” capability used to evade censors

A "long-planned" change happens to coincide with a new wave of state censorship in Russia.

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Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill

“That got us kind of p---ed off,” doctor said after learning of price jump.

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Better than reality: New emulation tech lags less than original consoles

"LAGFIX" fast-forwards through "hidden" frames for near-instant response times.

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New Alexa Blueprints let users make custom skills without knowing any code

Like Mad Libs for Alexa, "blueprints" take a fill-in-the-blank approach to skills.

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Velodyne invented modern lidar—it’s about to face real competition

We talked to Austin Russell, CEO of lidar startup Luminar.

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LA councilman asks city attorney to “review possible legal action” against Waze

"They say the crises of congestion they cause is the price for innovation."

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Motorola announces the 2018 Moto G6 and E5

We break down the differences in Motorola's 2018 mid-range lineup.

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