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EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

BBC / Business 20 sources

EE, the UK's biggest mobile phone operator, broke billing rules, says regulator Ofcom.

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt

CTV News / World 30 sources

Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year…

Federal Trade Commission Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission sued Qualcomm Inc., alleging the semiconductor company engaged in unlawful tactics to maintain a monopoly on a type of chip used in cellphones.

Wikileaks Appears To Indicate Julian Assange Is Ready To Face Extradition After Chelsea Manning Commutation

WikiLeaks has indicated Julian Assange is ready to face extradition following Barack Obama’s decision to free Chelsea Manning.

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This Tiny Moth Was Just Named After Donald Trump

NBC News / Science 25 sources

A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.

Apple is raising app prices by 33 percent in India; Super Mario Run to soon cost over Rs 800

Apps are about to get much costlier in India because Apple is planning to raise the price of apps on the App Store from Rs 60 per dollar to Rs 80 per dollar.

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The Largest MINI Ever is Now Also the Most Powerful

AutoGuide.com 9 sources

The Largest MINI Ever is Now Also the Most Powerful The new MINI Countryman John Cooper Works features the most powerful engine ever to be fitted in a MINI. more

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Gene Cernan really wanted us to return to the moon

Eugene Cernan died as the latest man to walk on the moon. He had hoped he wouldn't be the last.

Mark Zuckerberg dismisses VR allegations

BBC / Technology 61 sources

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared in court on Tuesday - suited, booted and apparently unfazed by accusations his company stole innovative virtual reality technology. A day’s worth of questioning in the Dallas courtroom yielded few…

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Qualcomm sued in US over claims of unfair phone chip patent deals

BBC / Business 26 sources

The firm is accused by US antitrust regulator of unfair practices in the way it licenses technology.

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2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S review

Autocar.co.uk 9 sources

All-new bigger Mini continues to make a curious, flawed crossover hatchback, though it’s more compelling to drive than some and more practical than it used to be

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Drone video shows a huge crack in Antarctic ice

Daily Mail Online 24 sources

The footage shows a 25 mile-long (40km) crack in the Brunt Ice Shelf that appears to be a few feet deep. In some areas, the crack has split into two, leaving behind small islands of ice.

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Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

TechCrunch 61 sources

Zuckerberg was forced to leave his signature grey t-shirt at home today and suit up for court. The Facebook CEO was called to the stand in a Dallas courtroom today to testify in an explosive $2 billion lawsuit which claims that Oculus Inc.…

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AT&T kills the original iPhone after shuttering its 2G network

The Next Web 7 sources

After four years of planning, AT&T officially pulled the plug on its 2G network. For owners of the original iPhone, this news means your nine-year-old handset is now officially dead and relegated to a new role as a nostalgic paperweight.…

Ice crack forces British to close Antarctic research station for winter

CBC.ca / Technology 24 sources

British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety.

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Get set for flying car

Airbus Group, the world's second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services.

Vine is shutting down, so don’t forget to export your videos today

TechCrunch 18 sources

As first announced back in October, Twitter is about to shut down its looping video app and social network, Vine. The company had originally implied it would pull the Vine app from the app stores, but later said it would transition it to a…

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Prince Charles Co-Authors Popular Science Book On Climate Change

Prince Charles, long an outspoken advocate about the dangers posed by climate change, has teamed up with publisher Penguin Random House to co-author a popular science book on global warming.

After pound's fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

LONDON (Reuters) - Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

BBC / Science 263 sources

US astronaut Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 mission, has died, Nasa announces.

Monday, Jan 16

Facebook introduces tools to combat fake news in Germany

Facebook has said that the features and tools will be coming to other countries soon.

Airbus aims for flying car prototype by year’s end

Autocar.co.uk 33 sources

Airbus has joined the leagues of small start-up companies aiming to get flying cars off the ground

South Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Gulf News 276 sources

Samsung’s bribes totalled $36.4m, Lee also accused of embezzlement for spending corporate funds for bribery

Atlas V rocket set for Thursday night launch

Cape Canaveral's first launch of 2017 to boost U.S. missile warning satellite into orbit.

Sunday, Jan 15

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the … Click to Continue »

U.S. insurers get inside cars, mouths, grocery carts in profit search

NEW YORK - Twice a day, Scott Ozawa's Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his…

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags

DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America.

SpaceX launches first rocket after explosion

SpaceX blasted off a rocket on Saturday for the first time since a launch pad explosion in the fall sidetracked the ambitious flight plans of company founder Elon Musk. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Saturday, Jan 14

Successfully launched SpaceX rocket reaches orbit, places satellites

Toronto Star / News 261 sources

The company’s first rocket since an accident in September lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Saturday morning, has replaced Iridium Communications’ entire satellite network.

Fiat Chrysler's emissions scandal, Takata's guilty plea and more

We've also got news about a possible Hellcat replacement, Trump's presidential limo and more in today's Daily Drive-Thru.

Michael Lynton Exiting Sony to Serve as Snapchat Chairman

The executive will stay on for six months to manage the transition.

FCC chairman warns: Don't go backward

CNN / Technology 22 sources

The outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued an impassioned warning to the next administration: Don't go backwards.

Friday, Jan 13

Tesla announces what it will charge for a charge

Tesla has announced the pricing structure for its network of rapid charging stations around the world.

Amazon announces plan to create 100,000 US jobs, with Trump’s team quickly taking credit

TechCrunch 182 sources

He won’t take office for another week, but President-elect Trump’s administration has been happy to take credit for a number of job-creation stories, including, notably, a deal with Indiana-based HVAC manufacturer Carrier and Japanese…

Nintendo Switch: Here’s all you need to know about Nintendo’s latest console

The Switch is a portable console that also plugs into the TV. Think of it like a tablet with a TV dock and dedicated controllers.

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

The Guardian 52 sources

Exclusive: Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies