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Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Back in 2008, Comcast deployed a “congestion management system” that throttled Xfinity Internet customers who used too much data. That system, despite its massive unpopularity, had been live for the past decade, the keywords here being “had been.” The company revealed earlier this week that it has deactivated that throttling system

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Gmail gets high priority notifications on iOS

It’s pretty safe to say that most mobile users have a love/hate relationship with their notifications. There can be times where they’re really handy, and others where they’re nothing more than an annoyance. Notifications for email can be particularly frustrating, especially if you’re receiving dozens or hundreds of them every day.

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Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony’s Xperia line of smartphones may not be the hottest sellers on the Android market, but that doesn’t stop the company from releasing new devices. While one could argue over the amount of effort they put in to improve their phones, Sony is finally making some changes to their software UI.

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Apple brings 5G and national security into Qualcomm patent battle

As Apple and Qualcomm’s ongoing legal battle over patent licensing fees continues, the two companies now find themselves before the US International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., with the chipmaker arguing that iPhones with rival Intel modems should be banned from the country.

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World’s oldest rain forest frogs stuck in amber

This week a report showed off the newest “world’s oldest” rain forest frogs.

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Fortnite on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X side-by-side comparison

Massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch, and some frustrating news for PS4 users aside, it’s a pretty exciting arrival. The game brings the full Fortnite experience, including fort building, of course, but some have expressed concerns over the quality. Turns out, it’s not so bad.

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If you’ve ever used Steam, you need to see this

In keeping with the strict General Data Protection Regulation laid down by the European Union, Valve has rolled out a new data portal to Steam users that can only be described as “exhaustive.” This portal puts pretty much every piece of information about your Steam account in one place, serving up boatloads of data you probably never even cared to … Continue reading

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Steam Link on iOS won’t allow buying games

Apple has very strict rules for what apps are allowed on its iOS app store. One of those is that the app shouldn’t offer its own marketplace, be it for other apps or even digital content. That is the reality that Amazon has faced with its Kindle app and that is the same reality Valve will now have to face.

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Huawei Cloud lets you run Windows 10 on a Huawei phone

Being able to fit your PC experience in a device that you can fit in your pocket has been one of the more eccentric dreams of the tech industry. But short of futuristic devices and 3D holograms, we are pretty much left to settle with compromises. A few companies have already tried their hand at that compromise but there’s plenty … Continue reading

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WhatsApp Android Gingerbread and iOS 7 support ends in 2020

WhatsApp has updated its mobile device support page with new details on when support will end for older Android and iOS handsets: February 1, 2020. On that date, the company plans to end support for the tiny sliver of smartphones still running Android Gingerbread, as well as older versions of iOS and the few iPhones still using them. WhatsApp originally … Continue reading

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