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Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds


Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds

The verdict could have major implications for the future of software developments. The post Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds appeared first on WIRED.

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The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone


The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone

Microsoft’s days as a smartphone company are coming to an end. And that’s a really smart move by Microsoft. The post The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone appeared first on WIRED.

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Osmo Turns Blocks Into Code to Teach Kids Programming


Osmo Turns Blocks Into Code to Teach Kids Programming

Osmo’s latest iPad game lets kids use modular, magnetic blocks to create sets of executable instructions. The post Osmo Turns Blocks Into Code to Teach Kids Programming appeared first on WIRED.

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LG’s New HDR OLED TVs Aren’t Cheap, But They’re Worth It


LG’s New HDR OLED TVs Aren’t Cheap, But They’re Worth It

With a slew of new 4K HDR OLED TVs, LG’s ultimate combination of acronyms don’t cost much more than the high-end 4K HDR LCD TVs on the market. The post LG’s New HDR OLED TVs Aren’t Cheap, But They’re Worth It appeared first on WIRED.

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Watch Two Heroes Race to Chop a Car in Half With an Ax


Watch Two Heroes Race to Chop a Car in Half With an Ax

We need a professional league. The post Watch Two Heroes Race to Chop a Car in Half With an Ax appeared first on WIRED.

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Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook


Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook

Can Facebook really be a open if one of its most powerful board members is funding revenge lawsuits against news outlets he believes have done him wrong? The post Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic


Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic

Internet giants are starting to build enormous networks of their own, taking over the role traditionally played by telecom companies. The post Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic appeared first on WIRED.

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Smart-Home Gadgets Need a Translator Real Bad—Here’s How to Get One


Smart-Home Gadgets Need a Translator Real Bad—Here’s How to Get One

Internet of Things devices are like a little UN: they all speak different languages and don’t get along. The post Smart-Home Gadgets Need a Translator Real Bad—Here’s How to Get One appeared first on WIRED.

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Move Mountains and Carve Rivers in a Seriously Awesome AR Sandbox


Move Mountains and Carve Rivers in a Seriously Awesome AR Sandbox

The best part of the video is when he makes it rain. The post Move Mountains and Carve Rivers in a Seriously Awesome AR Sandbox appeared first on WIRED.

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Who Needs a Modular Phone When You Can Have a Modular Case?


Who Needs a Modular Phone When You Can Have a Modular Case?

Otterbox made an Inspector Gadget for your iPhone. The post Who Needs a Modular Phone When You Can Have a Modular Case? appeared first on WIRED.

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