Microsoft will not build a Muslim registry
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Not worth the bad PR


Software king of the world, Microsoft,  has ruled itself out of the running for building an electronic register of US Muslims.

Supremes might shut down East Texas
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Patent troll hunting might be a thing of the past

A Supreme Court appeal could mean an end to East Texas’s control of patent trolling is going to be heard soon.

Russian hackers took down the Pentagon last year
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Only just finding out about it now

Russian hackers working for Tsar Putin took down the US Pentagon in 2015 in a hack which caused a secret revamp of systems.

Donald Trump is cool for Catz
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Oracle boss signs up for executive committee


Oracle co-chief executive Safra Catz will be joining Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's executive committee on his transition team.

Amazon drones on
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Prime Air delivers package in just 13 minutes

Three years ago, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos described his "vision" for e-commerce in which unmanned aerial vehicle drones could be used to deliver packages to customers' doorsteps.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January
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Title II reclassification became signature achievement


The current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, said that he will resign at the end of the current presidential administration in January, during a tenure driven by increasing consumer protection in the satellite and cable industies while overseeing an escalating court battle over Title II broadband reclassification policy.

All US carriers to issue Note 7 "brick" update after all
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Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners

Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.

Viv might not make it to the Samsung S8
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Will not hack off Google


The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Samsung will not be installing its Viv, AI assistant in the S8 because it does not want to hack off Google.

Intel expected to show off new NUCs at CES
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Dem bones, dem bones, dem bare bones


While PC demand remains weak, Intel’s NUCs have been doing rather well and it is set to release a new wave of the bare bone products at CES.

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017
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Desktop, server then notebook

Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.