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Google’s cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones

Enlarge Google Fi Hot off the release of fully encrypted traffic earlier this month, Google’s cellular service, Project Fi, is getting a new name and greatly expanded device support—although that device support comes with some caveats. The rebrand is easy—Project Fi is losing its “Project” designation and is now just “Google Fi.” There’s a sweet new […]

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Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world’s most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization […]

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Dealmaster: The Cyber Monday 2018 tech deals that are worth your time [Updated]

Enlarge TechBargains Update 2 (11/26/18 2:30pm ET): The stream of new deals is slowing down, but we’ve added a few offers on Nintendo Switch peripherals, Dell XPS laptops, Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro, Hulu subscriptions, and more. We’ve also crossed out a number of deals that appear to have expired. Original article (11/26/18 6:00am ET): Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy […]

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Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation

Enlarge / Visualization of the spread through social media of an article falsely claiming 3 million illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election. Filippo Menczer Shortly after the 2016 election, newly elected President Donald Trump—peeved at losing the popular vote to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton—falsely claimed he would have won the popular vote if […]