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AT&T sued by Sprint, must defend decision to tell users that 4G is “5G E”
Sprint is suing AT&T, alleging that AT&T's misleading "5G E" advertising campaign violates laws prohibiting false advertising and deceptive acts and practices. AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it "5G E," for "5G Evolution." But as we've written, what AT&T calls 5G E consists of technologies that are part of the years-old 4G LTE-Advanced standard and…

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Two sea level studies have some good news, bad news
One of the most shocking climate science studies in recent years came in 2016. That study, from David Pollard at Penn State and Rob DeConto at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, showed that adding a couple physical processes to their model of the Antarctic ice sheets caused it to produce significantly more sea level rise this century.

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Apple’s internal hardware team is working on modems now, likely to replace Intel
Apple will design its own modems in-house, according to sources that spoke with Reuters. In doing so, the company may hope to leave behind Intel modems in its mobile devices, which Apple has used since a recent falling out with Qualcomm. Further ReadingQualcomm forces Apple to stop selling iPhone 7 and 8 in GermanyAccording to the sources, the team working…

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Google wants a VP of Wearables, might finally take smartwatches seriously
Think can save Android Wear? A new Google job listing (first spotted by Android Police) shows an opening for "Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Wearables" on the Google Hardware team. The person would "work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, and shipment of all Google's Wearable products.

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Microsoft: Yeah, we make Office 2019 and Internet Explorer, but don’t use ‘em
In an unusual turn of events, Microsoft this week warned Windows users off from using its Internet Explorer and dissed its new Office 2019 suite in a series of videos that show it to be worse than the competition. While Windows 10 uses the newer, faster, much more standards compliant Edge browser as its default, it still ships with Internet…

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Nintendo: 3DS sales falling “faster than anticipated”
Further ReadingNintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DSSince just before the Switch launched and as recently as October, Nintendo has continued to insist the 3DS can exist alongside the Switch as a lower-cost, lower-powered portable gaming alternative. Over the last two years, there have even been some signs of life for the aging portable's continued market health.

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Just when an end seemed near, two 3D-printed gun-file legal battles get new life
fresh legal complaint against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The company did so after a website that hosted DD's gun files received a corresponding takedown notice from New Jersey. Evidently it can’t wait The last major action in came toward the end of 2018 when the defendants filed a motion to pause everything for four months while the State…

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Jeff Bezos goes public with alleged AMI blackmail over nudes
On Thursday afternoon, Jeff Bezos took to Medium to excoriate David Pecker and his company American Media Inc.—which owns the —for attempting "extortion and blackmail." Rather than comply with their demands, the Amazon founder and CEO (who also owns ) has published emails from AMI executives threatening to publish a number of embarrassing photos of Bezos and a woman the…

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Apple pushes fix for “FacePalm,” possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever
Apple has patched one of its creepiest vulnerabilities ever—a flaw in its FaceTime messenger app that made it possible for people to eavesdrop on audio and video captured by iPhones and Macs. The bug in Group FaceTime, a feature that allows conference-call-style chats, made it trivial for someone to eavesdrop on someone else simply by initiating a FaceTime call, swiping…