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Yahoo axing day 1: cutting half of media unit

Yahoo axing day 1: cutting half of media unit

Several of Yahoo's digital magazines are being cut from the business altogether this week. These include Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. The axing of these news portals will have many workers laid off while Yahoo's plan to "simplify" their business will have focus placed instead on their "four most successful content areas". Those include News, Sports, Finance, and Lifestyle. A small number of staff will be transferred from units that are shut down to units that will remain.

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A .Cloud domain name is something you can actually buy

A .Cloud domain name is something you can actually buy

As the list of unique domain name suffixes continues to grow, there's a new option joining the likes of .NYC, .youtube, and .pizza. It may not be as hip or trend-setting as those, but if you want, a .cloud domain name can now be yours. While this is clearly a perfect fit for companies with cloud computing or cloud storage services, it could also be a great fit for website with a focus on the weather, flying, or any general enthusiasm for the sky.

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Hackers release cache of Turkish National Police data

Hackers release cache of Turkish National Police data

Hackers have released a large load of data nabbed from the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM), according to a new report. The data was stolen by a hacker said to be associated with Anonymous, and was done in a bid “against corruption.” The data is available now through various file sharing services, and appears to contain database files. This isn’t the first time Anonymous has set its sights on Turkey, with last year involving a declaration of war over the nation’s alleged support of terrorists.

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American Airlines opens lawsuit against in-flight internet provider Gogo

American Airlines opens lawsuit against in-flight internet provider Gogo

If you're used to getting on an American Airlines flight and logging into Gogo for in-flight internet, things may be changing. The airline giant is thinking of switching internet providers, as they think they have found someone who can offer better service. So to get out of their contract with Gogo, they have filed a lawsuit against the company.

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Play as a goat in the FBI’s new bizarre anti-extremism game

Play as a goat in the FBI’s new bizarre anti-extremism game

The FBI has a new website that educates the public about violent extremism and encourages visitors with the slogan "Don't be a Puppet." That’s great, except it is all joined by a new odd online game called Slippery Slope where visitors play as a goat running down a blocky virtual field. Use your arrow keys to avoid the blocks (hay bales?), or else you’ll crash into them and suffer what appears to be a goat-tactic explosion (intentional or unwittingly isn’t clear).

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Is Comcast down? Outage is fixed says telecom firm

Is Comcast down? Outage is fixed says telecom firm

If you've been struggling to get online today, a widespread Comcast outage might be to blame, though the cable provider claims a restoration is underway. Subscribers across the US reported issues with their Comcast connection from early this morning, with complaints that both internet and premium cable channels weren't playing ball.

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UK teen arrested over FBI, DHS data hacking

UK teen arrested over FBI, DHS data hacking

Following the news earlier this week about data on some 30,000 FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees being stolen and subsequently posted online, a suspect has already been taken into custody, authorities have revealed. In what's not all that surprising, as it's become common in many of the high-profile corporate and government hacking incidents recently, the suspect is a 15-year-old boy, this time found living in England.

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NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal has announced a new video streaming service called 'Hayu,' and it is designed specifically for fans of reality television. The service, which will be launching in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is a one-stop online streaming destination for NBCUniversal’s reality TV shows, including The Millionaire Matchmaker and Made in Chelsea.

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AT&T gets its 5G gear ready for testing this year

AT&T gets its 5G gear ready for testing this year

Our data networks will soon be even more crowded and congested. There was already a surge in data usage the past few years, thanks primarily to smartphones and tablets. In the upcoming years, not only will the number of devices connected to the Internet rise thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the volume of traffic will also increase due to 4K videos and virtual reality. To prepare for all of that mess, carriers are plotting their next gen network technologies. AT&T, for its part, will be putting its eggs in the 5G basket and will start its testing phase this year.

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Report: James Woods gets OK to sue anonymous Twitter user

Report: James Woods gets OK to sue anonymous Twitter user

James Woods has been given permission to pursue a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user, according to a new report. The ‘OK’ was given by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Recana in relation to a complaint filed by Woods against an unknown Twitter user who had tweeted that Woods is a “cocaine addict.” The legal issue has been ongoing for months, and at one point resulted in a letter from a Twitter attorney lambasting the defamation suit as being contrary to First Amendment rights.

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Google, National Park Service team to digitize 3800+ artifacts

Google, National Park Service team to digitize 3800+ artifacts

The U.S Department of the Interior has announced a partnership with Google Cultural Institute to digitize and publish “thousands of historically and culturally significant objects” online for the public to explore. The objects include artwork, records, artifacts, photos, and more, and are drawn from the National Park Service’s massive museum system (more than 380 park museums and millions of objects). The work was done in preparation for NPS’ Centennial anniversary this year.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Gigabit chip ready for live streaming VR

The folks at Qualcomm have revealed that they want to jam so much internet speed through their chips, you won't know what to do with it all. The company's 6th-generation LTE modem chipset will support "download speeds up to 1Gbps" and will be what they describe as "the mobile industry's first announced LTE Advanced Pro modem that also has support for Licensed Assisted Access. While it reach Gigabit Class LTE speeds, this chip will use the same amount of spectrum as Category 9 LTE devices - no big deal!

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