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How to use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Using your phone as a hotspot makes the internet available just about anywhere and anytime. With 5G speeds thrown in, it’s a solution that rivals your office Wi-Fi.

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Google’s deal with Apple looms large as antitrust trial winds down

With the last witness being called to the stand this week in the Google antitrust trial, the tech giant’s default search deal that delivers billions each year into the coffers of its rival Apple will be key to the presiding judge's...

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UK’s Ofcom outlines draft codes of practice for enforcing online safety

Two weeks after the UK government passed the Online Safety Act into law, the regulator responsible for enforcing the legislation has set out its draft guidance for companies that fall under its scope.

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Q&A: Cisco CIO sees AI embedded in every product and process

After little more than a year on the job, Cisco CIO Fletcher Previn can already see that AI will create productivity and efficiency gains well worth the money spent on developing domain-specific models to address internal and external...


Splunk cuts 7% of workforce ahead of Cisco acquisition

The layoffs are happening in the wake of a market retraction, Splunk CEO Gary Steele said.

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UK's Ofcom sets regulatory timeline in wake of online safety bill receiving royal assent

The UK’s communications regulator has outlined a provisional timeline for organizations that fall under the scope of the newly enacted regulations.

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Google used Microsoft’s monopoly playbook to crush Bing — now Microsoft cries foul

With hypocrisy on full display, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella takes Google to task for using the same tactics his own company perfected decades ago.

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Bing, Bard updates fuel AI search war

Microsoft brings DALL-E 3 into Bing AI lineup, while Google adds Bard AI to Assistant, bringing generative artificial intelligence to a wider audience than ever.

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Microsoft’s Nadella: Google could lock up AI-enabled search

As a witness for the prosecution in the Google antitrust trial, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns that Google’s monopoly profits could lock in publishers as AI-enabled search arrives.

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The antitrust suit against Google isn’t the DOJ-Microsoft fight redux

While Google dominates in internet search, it's not the tech behemoth Microsoft was in the 1990s when it was sued by the Department of Justice.

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Will the FTC's Lina Khan succeed in breaking up Amazon?

The US Federal Trade Commission under legal star Lina Khan has charged Amazon with illegally maintaining a monopoly and seeks "structural relief," which could mean breaking off parts of its business.

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FTC renews legal challenge to Microsoft’s $69B purchase of Activision

The US Federal Trade Commission has revived proceedings to block the Microsoft-Activision merger as it awaits a ruling from a federal appeals court on a temporary injunction, and just weeks ahead of the expected close of the deal.


Wi-Fi 7 could make thin clients much more viable

The days when bandwidth and networking issues could hold back thin client devices may be over — thanks to Wi-Fi 7.

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US FTC hits Amazon with antitrust lawsuit on e-commerce business

In the latest antitrust lawsuit to be leveled against a big tech company, Amazon is facing complaints it engaged in anticompetitive behavior that has negatively impacted buyers and sellers on its e-commerce platform.

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Apple’s Eddy Cue testifies in Google’s confusing, secretive antitrust trial

Top Apple executive Eddy Cue testified in the government’s antitrust case against Google, but it’s hard to judge the import of what he said given the shroud of secrecy surrounding the trial.

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Apple Support prepares to leave X: End of the omni-channel?

Well-reported privacy concerns, distribution of fake news, and poor content protection decisions may have eroded trust in social media.

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4 secret settings for a smarter Chrome Android setup

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

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For Apple users, tips on improving Wi-Fi performance

At home or in the office, everyone needs better wireless connectivity. Here are a few ways to build back your networks better.

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