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Chris Mills

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Google Pentagon project

Google kills bid for $10 billion Pentagon contract after employee protests

October 9th, 2018

Google has dropped a bid for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing project, the company announced Monday. The about-face comes after Google employees protested and resigned at what they perceived as their company’s enabling of warfare technology, and demanded a corporate policy to prevent Google from working on harmful technologies in the future. The bid …

Pixel Slate price, specs, release date

Google announces the Pixel Slate, a 2-in-1 Chrome OS tablet

October 9th, 2018

The hardware just keeps coming at Google’s Pixel event in NYC today, and it’s not just new Pixel phones. Google also has some Pixel tablet hardware, with a whole new device called the Pixel Slate. It’s a detachable 2-in-1 Chrome OS device that walks the line between laptop and tablet, much like Microsoft’s Surface Pro hybrids. …

HP Chromebook x360 14

HP’s new convertible Chromebook is a $599 MacBook killer

October 8th, 2018

Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap, low-powered computers that are good for schools and web browsing, and not a lot else. There are a handful of exceptions, but by and large, the best-selling Chromebooks have always been around $300, with the world of higher-priced laptops left for Apple and Microsoft to divvy up. HP’s …

Pixel 3 XL leaks, event time

Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

October 8th, 2018

Google’s Pixel 3 event is happening tomorrow, and thanks to one of the leakiest pre-release seasons in recent memory, we have a pretty good idea about what’s coming. In addition to the usual renders, photos, benchmarks, and specs leaks, we’ve also seen multiple supposed hands-on reviews of the actual device, which is something that hasn’t …

Google Plus data breach

Google is killing Google+ after security flaw exposed user information

October 8th, 2018

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Monday lunchtime, a software glitch within Google+ exposed the private profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users to outside developers. The glitch was live for nearly three years, according to the reports, but Google decided not to make the bug public because it feared regulation, …

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video

The Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video war is making piracy cool again

October 7th, 2018

When Netflix’s streaming service was still in the early stages of taking over the internet, the received wisdom was that it would kill piracy. Studies showed that the launch of Netflix in a new country was correlated with a decrease in torrenting, making it even more popular for users’ inner peace and encouraging rightsholders that …

Apple Store theft

Apple hires cops to guard California stores after string of robberies

October 7th, 2018

Given that Apple Stores are literal showcases where tens of thousands of dollars of electronics is made available just a few steps from public streets, it’s never been surprising that they’re targets for theft. Apple has always balanced the welcoming atmosphere of its stores with subtle-but-obvious security guards loitering in the background, but thanks to …