Huawei takes Samsung to court over LTE patents

Two of the world’s largest phone manufacturers are facing off over the core technology that powers LTE. Today, the Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei filed suit against Samsung over its use of 11 standard-essential patents owned by Huawei. According to Huawei’s complaint, Samsung has failed to properly license the patents, but …

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Far Harbor pulled me right back into Fallout 4

I had grand plans after I wrapped up the main story of Fallout 4 back in November. I was going to work on my settlements, building them up into places people would actually want to live, while wandering the Commonwealth wrapping up all of the quests I had left unfinished. …

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Volkswagen just invested $300 million in Uber rival Gett

Volkswagen Group invested $300 million in Gett, a Tel Aviv-based black car-hailing app that routinely needles Uber in its marketing material. The investment is a sign that Volkswagen wants to branch into the highly competitive ride-sharing market as it continues to deal with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal. Gett is …

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The Bachelorette, illustrated: first impressions

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The Bachelorette is a mindless reality television series built upon a ridiculous premise of a bunch of conventionally attractive people competing for love. It is also quality television and I love every trainwreck second of it. And as is the case when …

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Police raid Google's Paris office as part of tax investigation

Google’s Paris offices were raided by French police this morning, as part of an ongoing investigation into tax evasion. French newspaper Le Parisien reports that the operation began at 5AM Tuesday, and that it involved around 100 officials. The French financial prosecutor’s office later confirmed the raid to Reuters. French authorities …

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First Click: Help this Chechen warlord find his lost kitty

Ramzan Kadyrov is the leader of the Chechen Republic. He’s widely regarded as a brutal, iron-fisteed ruler, and his regime has been linked to torture and other human rights abuses. He also recently lost his cat. Last week, Kadyrov took to Instagram to ask his 1.8 million followers to help …

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