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The Judge’s Code

On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California. The first jury trial in Oracle v. Google, the fight over whether Google had hijacked code from Oracle for its …

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Motorola Moto X4 Android One review: a Nexus by any other name

Google’s Pixel smartphones, which effectively replaced the Nexus line, have received critical acclaim for their design, performance, and mostly, their cameras. But that acclaim has come at a price: the Pixel phones start at $649 and can cost almost $1,000, depending on configurations. That’s been a tough pill for many …

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The Mr. Robot Hack Report: All about the Feds

Mr. Robot is back, and the C Y B E R is back, too. The show takes a special interest in showing off the details that usually get glossed over, often drawing on real hacks and real cybersecurity problems. So after every episode, I’ll be breaking down who got hacked, …

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How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, YouTube only plays as a foreground app, meaning you can’t use your phone …

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Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date

Instead of simply updating its line of wildly popular Boom wireless speakers, Ultimate Ears has blown up the Boom line entirely. The audio company’s portable speakers have been redesigned, rebranded—what was once Boom is now Blast—and relaunched with Wi-Fi capability, charging docks, and Amazon Alexa. The new Ultimate Ears Blast …

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