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Security - 18 stories
Buses carrying Apple and Google workers had their windows broken in a series of targeted highway attacks

Net neutrality allies are ready to fight. But can it be saved?

Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices

New botnet infects cryptocurrency mining computers, replaces wallet address

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

How to protect your PC from the major Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

Levandowski faces fresh accusations of stealing trade secrets

Found: New Android malware with never-before-seen spying capabilities

Congressman requests Meltdown and Spectre briefing from chip makers

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Microsoft - 5 stories
Microsoft taps 'Minecraft' leader to run its game studios

Tech Tip: See Everything That Starts Up With Windows 7

The Windows 10 control panel modernization continues: Fonts get some love

Microsoft may be working on a new Xbox Elite controller

Microsoft's mystifying Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD processors

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Hardware - 13 stories
Two Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets are available for an all-time low price

Huawei and its peers won't win over the US without trust

Hackers can’t dig into latest Xiaomi phone due to GPL violations

Nomad’s new wireless charging hub is a traveler’s best friend

Buy a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, get a free pair of AKG Bluetooth headphones

Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

Nintendo Labo lets you build Switch accessories from cardboard

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey

Report: GM and Waymo lead driverless car race; Tesla lags far behind

Body-heat-powered Matrix PowerWatch X now gets notifications

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Google - 15 stories
Google's Project Fi offers a sort of unlimited plan

Google may be bringing its handy Smart Replies to Gboard

Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings

Google to fix Wi-Fi-slaying Chromecast bug on Thursday

YouTube yanks videos showing dangerous 'Tide Pod challenge'

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

YouTube raises subscriber, view threshold for Partner Program monetization

The Very Good Reason Why You Can't Get That Google Art-Selfie App in Illinois or Texas

YouTube snags the rights to Eminem-produced satirical film ‘Bodied’

Google’s cloud is spreading through new undersea cables

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Apple - 15 stories
Apple to pay $38 billion in US taxes on overseas cash

Malicious Link Texted to Mac and iOS Devices Can Cause Freezes and Resprings [Updated]

Apple to invest $30 billion, add 20,000 jobs over next 5 years

Apple is taking a page out of Amazon's playbook by teasing its new campus

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

Tim Cook: People didn't pay attention to iPhone battery update

Apple CEO: iPhone owners will be able to disable 'power management'

State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

BMW to charge annually for Apple CarPlay, which is insane

With HomePod around the corner, Siri’s “give me the news” feature exits beta

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Social - 23 stories
How tech giants plan to keep fake news out of 2018 election

Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Fitbit Coach arrives on your TV with new Windows 10 and Xbox One apps

DoorDash's delivery drivers will take restaurant leftovers to food banks

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

“Free TV” box lawyer says video industry is “digging its own grave”

Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

Facebook to continue its probe into Russian meddling on Brexit

Instagram is testing a text-based 'Type' feature for Stories

Facebook watch party turns video into a group experience

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Science - 13 stories
How gold nanoparticles may make killing tumors easier

Here's why 60 percent of the world's saiga antelopes were wiped out in 2015

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is 'potentially hazardous'

Delays and safety concerns mar NASA's plans to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft

New biggest radio telescope to help detect alien signals

Scientists racing to save vital medical isotopes imperiled by shabby reactors

That giant fireball in Michigan last night did not trigger an earthquake

GAO expects delays in SpaceX and Boeing astronaut flight certification

NASA’s internal schedule for the commercial crew program is pretty grim

Neuron cascade may be akin to neutral selection in evolution

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Miscellany - 17 stories
Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates

Redbox says Disney lawsuit is a baseless attempt to stamp out rivals

Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billion

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Ubisoft inadvertently releases 'Assassin's Creed' DLC a week early

Sprint says Verizon customers aren't very smart

Tech Tip: Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Bitcoin plunges—now down 47 percent from December peak [Updated]

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