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Key iPhone supplier is hamstrung with the debilitating WannaCry worm
A key chip supplier for iPhones, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., said the virulent WannaCry ransomware worm infected its production lines over the weekend. The incident shows how the malicious malware continues to leave a wake of $100 million-plus losses 15 months after it first took flight. “This virus outbreak occurred due to misoperation during the software installation process for a…

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Op-ed: Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea
Facebook and YouTube both have strict rules against posting content that is hateful, pornographic, or violates someone's privacy. But what if someone posts content that is just egregiously false? Right now, neither Facebook nor YouTube have rules banning this kind of content. And critics say that's a problem. In recent weeks, the issue has come to a head over online…

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Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Picard role in new Star Trek series
At this weekend's Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, Sir Patrick Stewart took the show's keynote stage with a surprise announcement: Jean-Luc Picard is back. Stewart confirmed that he will return to his iconic role in an as-yet-unnamed series which, according to Deadline, will be a CBS All Access exclusive. The series' details are currently quite unconfirmed, with Stewart admitting to…

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Hospital superbugs are evolving to survive hand sanitizers
Popular hand sanitizers may be heading the way of antibiotics, according to a study published this week in . Bacteria gathered from two hospitals in Australia between 1997 and 2015 appeared to gradually get better at surviving the alcohol used in hand sanitizers, researchers found. The bacteria’s boost in booze tolerance seemed in step with the hospitals’ gradually increasing use…

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3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask
By now, you’ve probably seen all the news regarding Defense Distributed, company founder Cody Wilson, and 3D-printed guns. As of last week, his story has showed up everywhere from ' podcast to Comedy Central's . Issues surrounding 3D-printing firearms and firearms parts have recently come up in the Senate and been addressed by White House officials.

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Leaked video shows the Galaxy Note9 from every angle, reveals 512GB version
The release of the Galaxy Note 9 is fast approaching, and Samsung just can't seem to keep a lid on the phone. The Note9 pre-order page went up early (as spotted by VentureBeat's Evan Blass) on Samsung's New Zealand site, which revealed a full back shot of the phone and the bright yellow stylus.

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Confirmed: Fortnite on Android will drive its bus past Google’s 30% cut [Updated]
Update 2, August 3, 1:25pm ET: As Epic prepares to roll 's first Android version out in the very near future, the game maker has responded to rumors and leaks by confirming that this version will entirely bypass the Google Play app store. players on Android will have to take the uncommon step of going straight to a website, downloading…

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Motorola and Verizon kick off the 5G smartphone hype with the Moto Z3
Cellular carriers everywhere are hyping up the rollout of "5G" network technology in the coming years, and now it looks like the hype for the hardware side of things is starting to pick up, too. Verizon and Motorola are announcing what they're calling "the world's first 5G upgradable smartphone," the Moto Z3 (not to be confused with the Moto Z3…

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Net neutrality foe Marsha Blackburn gets 85% of the vote in GOP Senate primary
US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is a step closer to the US Senate after winning yesterday's Tennessee Republican primary. Blackburn has been one of the most prominent opponents of net neutrality rules in the House of Representatives, where she chairs a key subcommittee that oversees telecommunications. Her primary win was no surprise—she took 84.5 percent of the vote, with 610,884…