UK wants WhatsApp to open a backdoor with federal services
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Companies should take “more active role” combating criminal violence, hate messages


In the ongoing battle between state governments and national security agencies to ascribe regulations for encrypted IP-based communications, the UK government has now asked WhatsApp to open its encryption to security services in the world effort to combat off-grid cyberterrorism efforts.

Apple wins in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
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Shenzhen company plans to appeal

Over the weekend, a Beijing court overturned a local intellectual property bureau’s ruling that Apple had violated a defunct Shenzhen company’s patented design with the iPhone 6. The ruling is the latest indicates that Chinese courts will not always rule in favor of its home markets.

Uber suspends self-driving initiative after non-fatal Arizona crash
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No one injured at the scene or inside the vehicle


Uber announced on Friday that it would be suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona.

Would you trust windows in your Microsoft cars?
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Cortana, Office365, Skype, and Azure cloud integration in the car


Microsoft said that it will begin licensing some of its intellectual property (IP) for internet-connected automobiles in an effort to usher in a new wave of real-time communications, roadside assistance, infotainment services, and self-driving features for consumers over the next few years.

Pre-5G networks come in late 2017
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Work on 5G NR standard started this month


Last month, during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, there were several media and press events held to demonstrate the business and consumer impacts that 5G wireless networks will have on the global economy and daily life once the networks begin to appear  over the next couple of years.

EVGA releases more custom GTX 1080 Ti details
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Updated: Pre-order starts on March 28th

EVGA has finally told us a bit more information about its upcoming custom GTX 1080 Ti lineup, which includes the GTX 1080 Ti SC2, GTX 1080 Ti SC Black and the flagship GTX 1080 Ti FTW3.

Futuremark's 3DMark gets Vulkan API support
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With all new Vulkan API overhead test

The latest v2.3.3663 update for Futuremark's 3DMark benchmarking utility includes several improvements, bug and compatibility fixes but, more importantly, adds Vulkan support to the API Overhead feature test.

Corsair unveils its One systems
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Couple of different models

Following its earlier push in the PC system market with Bulldog barebone, Corsair has now unveiled its fully-assembled PC system called the One.

TSMC will pilot 12-inch facility early next year
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Full production in the second half


TSMC is going to start moving 12-inch equipment into its Nanjing plant in the second half of 2017.

Multi-GPU Vulkan will not be just for Windows
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Headed for Linux too 

Vulkan graphics API was supposed to be cross-platform and fix the issue of DirectX 12 only being available on Windows 10.