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Recode
Arianna Huffington: Uber and SoftBank are 'very likely' to agree on their deal's pricing within the next week
Recode
Uber and SoftBank are expected to reach an agreement within the next week on the pricing of the deal that will pave the way for SoftBank to acquire as much as one-fifth of the company. That's according to Arianna Huffington, an Uber board member, who ...

New York Times
Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy
Washington Post
Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe. On Aug. 17 ...

NBCNews.com
Netflix to Plow Billions More Into Original Content
NBCNews.com
Netflix said Monday that it would spend as much as $8 billion on content next year to continue growing its giant subscriber base and outpace its competitors. Last year, when Netflix predicted that it would spend $6 billion on content in 2017, only ESPN ...

ZDNet
KRACK mass Wi-Fi attack: Who is to blame?
ZDNet
screen-shot-2017-10-17-at-06-13- File Photo. A cryptography expert believes that the IEEE itself, alongside difficulties in analysis of new protocols, are to blame for the existence of the KRACK vulnerability.

TechCrunch
Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run
TechCrunch
Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million ...

Mac Rumors
Apple Plans to Appeal $439M 'Final Judgment' in FaceTime Patent Lawsuit With VirnetX
Mac Rumors
VirnetX today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has denied all of Apple's motions in a longstanding FaceTime-related patent lawsuit between the two companies. The court also granted all of VirnetX's ...

ZDNet
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 636 mobile platform
ZDNet
Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled the Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, touting "significant" improvements across performance, gaming, and display. The new mobile platform, announced during the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning by ...

Washington Post
China's first space lab will soon crash to Earth. No one knows where it'll hit.
Washington Post
Sometime within the next few months, the heavens will come crashing down. Tiangong 1, which translates to "Heavenly Palace," is China's first space laboratory, launched in September 2011, serving as a prototype for a permanent space station that it ...

Engadget
Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter
Engadget
Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to directions and displayed how many calories you'd burn if you were to walk to your destination. By clicking on the walking option, you'd even be ...

PlayStation LifeStyle
Gran Turismo Sport Single-Player & VR Review-in-Progress (PS4)
PlayStation LifeStyle
I've had a copy of Gran Turismo Sport for several days now, but sadly the online servers haven't been online at all. Thankfully, I've been able to try a variety of game modes that aren't normally available offline and have been able to save my progress ...

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