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Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

Enlarge / The Netflix homepage—iPhone and iPad users will have to go here to sign up for the streaming video service. (credit: Netflix) Netflix will no longer offer in-app subscription purchases for users of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, VentureBeat reports. The change cuts off a substantial amount of revenue for Apple at a …

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Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingly passed Windows 7 in usage share. Online stat-tracking service Net Market Share puts Windows 10 at 39.22 percent of usage versus 36.90 percent for Windows 7. Web-based …

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Google’s “Project Soli” radar gesture chip isn’t dead, gets FCC approval

Enlarge / Google’s radar chip detects hand motions, creating a gesture control system. (credit: Google) Google’s radar-based gesture control system for mobile devices, Project Soli, isn’t dead yet. The project, which was announced all the way back in 2015, has popped up at the FCC, where it has been approved for use in the 57- to …

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Ajit Pai thanks Congress for helping him kill net neutrality rules

Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on July 19, 2017, in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) Ajit Pai today celebrated a victory in his ongoing quest to prevent the US government from enforcing net neutrality rules. The Pai-led Federal …

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A game studio with zero hardware experience is building a VR-ready console

Enlarge / Slightly Mad Studios likes to promote the VR modes of its Project Cars games. Now its CEO wants to build a living-room gaming box built for high-end VR gaming. (credit: Slightly Mad Studios) Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of high-speed performance for 4K TVs and wireless VR …

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Study: Famed Domesday Book was completed later than historians thought

Enlarge / Original manuscript of the Domesday Book on display at The National Archives in Kew, London. Satellite documents preserved by a Benedictine abbot named Nigel place its completion date much later than previously assumed. (credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Images/Getty Images) At Christmas in 1085, William the Conqueror decided to commission a kingdom-wide survey of England, …

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Drugmakers Celebrate the New Year by Raising Prices on Hundreds of Drugs an Average of 6.3%

Three dozen drugmakers are raising prices on more than 250 prescription drugs, according to an analysis by RX Savings Solutions. The average price increase will be around 6.3%, although some drugs will see prices increase by 10% or more. By contrast, the inflation rate in the U.S. for the 12 months through November is 2.2%. …

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