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Imagination puts itself up for sale after being dumped by Apple

Imagination puts itself up for sale after being dumped by Apple

Once the world learned that Apple will design its own GPU for upcoming iPhones and iPads instead of using Imagination Technologies PowerVR tech, the UK company quickly lost 70 percent of its value. While it's still in "dispute" with Apple over the br… Engadget RSS Feed

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down

The New York Times reports that, under heavy pressure from a large group of company shareholders, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is stepping down. Despite a reputation for scandals that appeared to be accelerating — sexual assaults by drivers, "greyballin… Engadget RSS Feed

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Nokia launches new digital health products as Withings name fades

Nokia launches new digital health products as Withings name fades

Nokia is ready to be a consumer brand again. Of course, to many, it never stopped. Even as its phone business changed hands to Microsoft and then to HMD Global, the Nokia brand never really died. So much so that HMD Global's latest line of phones sti… Engadget RSS Feed

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EU proposes banning encryption backdoors

EU proposes banning encryption backdoors

The European Union might want it to be easier for police to obtain data, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy for officers to read that data. The European Parliament has proposed amended regulation that would not only require end-to-end encryption wh… Engadget RSS Feed

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Monsanto bets on AI to protect crops against disease

Monsanto bets on AI to protect crops against disease

Monsanto has drawn plenty of criticism for its technology-driven (and heavily litigious) approach to agriculture, but its latest effort might just hint at the future of farming. It's partnering with Atomwise on the use of AI to quickly discover molec… Engadget RSS Feed

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Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology

Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology

Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to Bloomberg, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scam… Engadget RSS Feed

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Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked

Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked

Canadians pay some of the highest wireless rates of any G7 nation, and to add insult to injury, they often have to shell out $ 50 or more to unlock cellphones when switching operators. However, the nation's wireless regulator, the CRTC, has now ordere… Engadget RSS Feed

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CNBC: Apple wants the iPhone to manage your medical history

CNBC: Apple wants the iPhone to manage your medical history

Apple has been working on a hush-hush project that would make your whole medical history more accessible, according to CNBC. The tech titan reportedly wants to turn your iPhone into a repository for every diagnosis, lab test result, prescription, hea… Engadget RSS Feed

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Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ can now assist you in Spanish

Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ can now assist you in Spanish

It sounds like Facebook "M," the AI-powered virtual assistant for Messenger, has learned a new language. According to the social network, it can now dole out suggestions in Spanish if that's your default language in the US or if you're in Mexico. The… Engadget RSS Feed

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The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design

The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design

Just a few years ago, the idea that Microsoft could be one of the most exciting PC makers around would have seemed insane. The first Surface didn't inspire much hope. (I distinctly remember wanting to throw it out of a window during my review). But,… Engadget RSS Feed

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