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Galaxy Note7's battery fiasco won't soon be forgotten

Samsung has released its final report about the battery issues, but not all analysts feel the problems are fully put to rest for consumers everywhere.

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Trump taps net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC

President Donald Trump has named Commissioner Ajit Pai, an outspoken opponent of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, as the next head of the agency.

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Yahoo pushes back timing of Verizon deal after breaches

Verizon’s planned acquisition of Yahoo will take longer than expected and won’t close until this year’s second quarter, the internet company said on Monday.

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Trump’s federal hiring freeze won’t kill government IT hiring

President Donald Trump's federal hiring freeze will make it harder, but not impossible, to land a position with the U.S. government.

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China goes after unauthorized VPN access from local ISPs

China is patching a hole in its online censorship apparatus. The country’s regulators are going after unauthorized internet connections, including virtual private networks, which can bypass China’s efforts to control the web.

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DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars

The Department of Transportation has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing about automated vehicle technologies, including optimal big data usage.

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Hugo Barra quits Chinese phone maker Xiaomi to return to Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra is returning to Silicon Valley, just over three years after he left Google to help turn Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi into a global company.

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CES: The Car Electronics Show?

The line between the traditionally separate consumer electronics and automotive worlds is rapidly disappearing, as evidenced by this year's CES in Las Vegas.

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Silicon Valley speaks up against intolerance

A viral ad from Amazon has gotten a lot of attention, but it’s even better that several companies are taking real-world stands against anti-Muslim bigotry.

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Dublin, New York officials cite smart-tech challenges and successes

An entrepreneurial mindset is key, smart-city managers said at last week's conference.

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Amazon enjoys a very happy holiday season

Holiday stats from Slice Intelligence gave Amazon an amazing 46% of all U.S. e-commerce dollars, which is three percentage points more than the prior year.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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Trump likely to see the birth of an exascale system

An exascale supercomputer will likely be delivered somewhere in the world before Trump's first term ends. This may be a Sputnik moment for the new administration.

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China responds to U.S. chip threats with a $30 billion factory

The U.S. and China don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to technology, and the battle over chips is getting more intense between the countries.

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The state of the IT contractor job market in 2017

Trends toward higher pay and demand for specialized skills continue apace, creating opportunities for contractors across the industry.

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New Senate bill seeks sweeping H-1B changes

Among many other provisions, the legislation "explicitly prohibits" the replacement of American workers by visa holders.

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Robot reporter gets first article published in China

We're at "the beginning" of human jobs being replaced by robots, one analyst says.

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Tips on where to start in managing risk

Caroline Wong, vice president of security strategy at Cobalt, provides a few tips for managing risk in today’s modern business environment.

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