Intel giving up on 5G tech explains Apple’s sudden Qualcomm settlement

imageIn a move that accompanies today's shocking settlement between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel has suddenly announced it's not even going to try building 5G modems for smartphones. Apple had attempted to replace Qualcomm as a supplier for its modem chips w…

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Apple and Qualcomm settle royalty lawsuits with new patent agreement

imageAnd just like that, the bitter feud between Apple and Qualcomm is already over. The two companies have settled their patent royalty dispute, ending all ongoing legal action (including with Apple's manufacturing partners). Apple has agreed to pay Qu…

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Facebook Messenger’s dark mode goes live for everyone

imageAfter a month-long, emoji-based teaser, Facebook Messenger is the latest big-name app to fully hop on the dark mode bandwagon. As of today, you can darken your screen while using the iOS and Android app from your settings — the update is rolling out…

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US convicts Romanians over scheme that hijacked 400,000 computers

imageTwo Romanian residents are about to face prison time for a particularly large digital crime spree. A federal jury has found Radu Miclaus and Bogdan Nicolescu guilty for a scheme that stole credit card data and other sensitive info by hijacking over…

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Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files

imageMicrosoft's Internet Explorer has a longstanding reputation for poor security, but it's now bad enough that you could be attacked jut by having it on your PC. Security researcher John Page has revealed an unpatched exploit in the web browser's handl…

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BTS smashes YouTube record one week after it was set

imageSo much for YouTube's recent flurry of records standing the test of time. K-pop megagroup BTS has surpassed Blackpink's one-day viewing record a mere week later, notching 78 million views for their "Boy With Luv" music video within its first 24 hour…

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The best NAS for most home users

imageBy Thorin Klosowski and Joel Santo Domingo This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full NAS for…

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Donald Glover’s new movie is streaming for free on Amazon

imageAs of this writing, Childish Gambino is still performing live at Coachella (which you can watch on YouTube all weekend), but he also has a new movie premiering on Amazon Prime. Guava Island is available (in 4×3 aspect ratio — it's a choice) for free…

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Donald Glover’s new movie is streaming for free on Amazon

imageAs of this writing, Childish Gambino is still performing live at Coachella (which you can watch on YouTube all weekend), but he also has a new movie premiering on Amazon Prime. Guava Island is available (in 4×3 aspect ratio — it's a choice) for free…

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HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky leaves for a sports show

imageHQ Trivia has been broadcasting its live game show to mobile devices for about a year and a half now, and usually the events were hosted by "quiz daddy" Scott Rogowsky. He hasn't been on the air for the last few weeks, and as TMZ first reported today…

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