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Los Angeles Times
Gliese 1132b: Astronomers find a super-Earth that may have a watery atmosphere, just 39 light-years away
Los Angeles Times
A team of astronomers says they've caught wind of an atmosphere around a super-Earth known as GJ 1132b, just 39 light-years away. The findings, described in the Astronomical Journal, mark another step on the road to determining whether alien worlds ...

Fortune
Uber Fires Back at Google-Brought Lawsuit
Fortune
Uber responded Friday to a lawsuit filed by Waymo, the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, calling it meritless and "demonstrably false." The response was Uber's latest effort to prevent a judge in a high ...

Ars Technica
FCC chair wants to replace net neutrality with “voluntary” commitments
Ars Technica
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai reportedly met with broadband industry lobby groups this week to discuss his plans for eliminating net neutrality rules. Instead of the FCC continuing to enforce net neutrality rules, Pai “wants ...

BGR
There's only one thing keeping all these iPhone users from switching to the Galaxy S8
BGR
Last week, I wrote about how difficult it's going to be for me to keep using my iPhone 7 Plus for the next five or six months until the iPhone 8 comes out. Why? Because I've held the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in my hand. Experiencing these phones and ...

Redmondmag.com
Windows 10 Creators Update Tools and Documentation Released
Redmondmag.com
Windows 10 resources for IT pros opened up this week as Microsoft prepares to deliver the "creators update" (version 1703) on Tuesday. The creators update will be a cumulative update, containing all of the bits since the last big feature update, which ...

Search Engine Land
Google expands fact-checking effort to all searches worldwide
Search Engine Land
Is an online claim true or not? Google hopes special callouts for fact-checking articles will help searchers get the right answers or better make their own decisions. Danny Sullivan on April 7, 2017 at 3:05 am. More. Last October, Google launched ...

CNNMoney
Ford made a crib that acts like a car
CNNMoney
Babies love car rides. They're soothed by the vibration from the road and gentle the hum of the engine. For some tots, it's the only thing that will make them go to sleep. Unfortunately, babies are terrible drivers and rarely chip in for gas. Stopping ...

Kotaku
Gearbox Threatens To Kill Partnership With Shady Key Dealer Unless They Change Their Ways
Kotaku
Yesterday, Gearbox got hit by a tidal wave of backlash for partnering with controversial key resale site G2A. It got so bad that popular YouTuber John “TotalBiscuit” Bain publicly threatened to stop covering Gearbox's games unless something changed. To ...

Bloomberg
Comcast Jumps Into Wireless With $45 Service Undercutting Rivals
Bloomberg
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.'s network for less than nearly every other competitor and said the venture will be profitable once it reaches hundreds of thousands of subscribers ...

Space.com
Hubble Telescope, Skywatchers Prep for Spectacular Views of Jupiter Tonight
Space.com
Tonight (April 7), Jupiter will be at its closest point to Earth for all of 2017, creating a spectacular view for both skywatchers and the Hubble Space Telescope, which will take full advantage of the proximity to scope out the gas giant. The large ...

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