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Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMug
Gizmodo In the latest of an endless series of unfortunate events to befall the once beloved photo-sharing service Flickr, the company has been resurrected from the grave of Yahoo and bought for an undisclosed amount by premium photo-hosting platform SmugMug ... ---

U.S. Probes Wireless Carriers' Work on SIM Card Alternative
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. wireless carriers and an industry trade group teamed up to make it harder for cellphone subscribers to switch providers.

HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds
How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?

Tesla Factory Safety Under Scrutiny After Worker Is Injured
Days after a news report focused on conditions at the plant, a California agency said it was investigating an episode that left a millwright’s jaw broken.

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018
What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

Chat: Google’s big shot at killing Apple’s iMessage
Tech giant behind Android corrals phone operators around the world to launch a unified SMS replacementGoogle has unveiled a new messaging system, Chat, an attempt to replace SMS, unify Android’s various messaging services and beat Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s WhatsApp with the help of mobile phone operators.Unlike traditional texting, or SMS, most modern messaging services – such as Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Apple’s iMessage – are so-called over-the-top (OTT) services, which circumvent the mobile phone operator by sending messages over the internet. Continue reading...

Chinese Firm to Open UK Chip R&D Center
Parent company of Dynex Semiconductor to employ about 200 engineers at site in Birmingham, England.

DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician
Analysis of the ancient man's DNA reveal he had European ancestry.

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T3, Adidas adizero 99g football boot on sale from Wednesday

DOJ investigates AT&T and Verizon for collusion over SIM cards - CNET
US Department of Justice is reportedly looking into whether AT&T and Verizon coordinated efforts thwart a tech known as eSIM, which would make switching easier. Apple may have filed the initial complaint.