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LG settles lawsuit over smartphone bootlooping, members get $425 cash or $700 rebate

LG recently settled a lawsuit launched by smartphone who were plagued by bootlooping issues. Those affected who joined the lawsuit must file a “Proof of Claim” survey by February 12 to get the full rebate or cash amount. As of this writing, the survey and the settlement page has been …

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FDA Wants to Make It Harder For People to Abuse an Opioid Found in Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

Photo: Getty Soon enough, U.S. grocery stores and pharmacies may carry a lot less of a popular over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug. That’s the latest recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is escalating its efforts to reduce the carnage of the opioid crisis. On Tuesday, the FDA announced it …

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NVIDIA Shield TV 6.3 update adds Nest Cam streaming, additional app support

The 6.3 Experience Update for the Android TV-based NVIDIA Shield TV set-top box is rolling out. The update adds a way for users to watch Nest Cam footage on their TV with Google Assistant voice commands. It also has the latest Android security updates, firmware improvements, and new app support. NVIDIA closes …

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Apple: We Would Never!

Photo: Getty Following news that the Department of Justice has allegedly opened an investigation into Apple’s practice of throttling iPhones with aging batteries, the company is speaking out. Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that the DOJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into the possibility that Apple violated securities …

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US Cellular lowers its prepaid unlimited plan to $55 a month, down from $70

U.S. Cellular has lowered the price of its prepaid unlimited plan from $70 to $55 a month. However, speeds go down to 2G levels if you exceed 15 GB before the end of your month’s billing cycle. There’s also a new 3 GB high-speed prepaid data plan for $40 per month. …

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Almond Milk Comes Dead Last in New Ranking of Milky Fluids 

Drink the unsweetened kind, though. Photo: Getty In the land of milk and honey, good old-fashioned dairy is still on top—at least so says a recent review published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology this past November. Researchers at McGill University in Canada compared the nutritional content and …

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Game Dev Tycoon combines gaming with business on Android for $4.99

Game Dev Tycoon has made its Android debut. In the 1980s-style game, you must launch and grow a successful video game development studio. The mobile version includes a super-hard pirate mode, and more awesome features. We have all played video games, and many of you reading this may have even …

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Scientists Sequence Human Genome With Handheld USB Device

Image: Matt Loose/University of Nottingham Scientists reported this week that they have sequenced and assembled the human genome using a pocket-sized sequencer for the first time. The researchers accomplished their feat using the MinION nanopore sequencer, reading almost a hundred billion base pairs of data and analyzing huge chunks of …

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Huawei P20 likely to be revealed in Paris on March 27

Press invites have been sent by Huawei for an upcoming event in Paris on March 27. The event is likely to officially reveal the long-awaited Huawei P20 flagship smartphone. There may be as many as three P20 phone models shown in Paris on that date. We have been waiting patiently …

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Move over, Intel: Samsung is now the world’s largest chipmaker

For the first time in 25 years, Intel is no longer the world’s top chipmaker by revenue. Samsung knocked Intel off its perch by posting $67 billion in revenue for 2017. The switch underlines the growth of mobile chips and Samsung’s increasing presence in the computing space. Intel might have …

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