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Starry Internet reveals 2018 roadmap for 200Mbps wireless

A couple years ago, Chet Kanojia, the founder of defunct Aereo, announced a startup called Starry Internet aimed at taking on the big broadband companies. Starry Internet has kicked off the new year with a big announcement, relatively speaking: it is bringing its Internet service to two new markets.

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Intel says memory security issue extends beyond its own chips

That major security flaw attributed to Intel chips might not be so Intel-specific after all. After hours of silence, Intel has posted a response denying some of the claims about the exploit, which is believed to revolve around identifying content in...

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Netgear Orbi outdoor satellite takes your WiFi network outside

If you need to get a solid WiFi connection to the far corners of your home, mesh networking is generally the solution. What about times when you want your WiFi to extend to the boundaries of your property and not just be limited to your home? That poses something of a larger problem, as many mesh networking systems aren’t really … Continue reading

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eHarmony can’t claim its matches are ‘scientific’ anymore

Turns out that dating service eHarmony has a weird definition of "science" when the law comes knocking. An ad in the London subway system triggered the UK's Advertising Standards Agency to call the "scientifically proven" matching system "misleading,...

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The Microsoft Kinect is now really dead

Actually, the Microsoft Kinect accessory “technically” died October 2017 when Microsoft declared that it would no longer be producing any new units. Of course, there were still some stocks on store shelves or floating around the Internet, but, once they ran out, it would be the end. Now, however, even if you could still buy a Kinect, you might no … Continue reading

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Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI

The Canadian government is partnering with AI firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict rises in regional suicide risk by monitoring social media posts. Advanced Symbolics will analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts and will look for suicid...

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I’m a Shopping Editor, and These Are 11 Items I Can’t Wait to Buy For 2018

New year, new . . . everything.

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VPN services that let you pay with unwanted retail gift cards

Internet-related privacy concerns are growing, but many people still haven’t signed up for a VPN service. If you received any unwanted gift cards over the holidays — perhaps ones for a coffee shop you’ll never visit or a store that doesn’t exist in your region — now is the time to subscribe. Several VPN services accept gift cards as a … Continue reading

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UK may tax internet giants to get more help fighting online extremism

The UK still isn't convinced that internet giants are doing enough to curb online extremism, and it's now considering hitting those companies where it really hurts: their bank accounts. In an interview with the Sunday Times, security minister Ben Wa...

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Advertising scripts using data from browser password managers to track users

It’s well-known that tools like password managers can help users improve their online security — by creating unique passwords for each website.

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