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The Original Google Pixel Will Get One Final Update In December

Google has confirmed to The Verge that it will release “one final software update” next month for the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL. From the report: As of yesterday, it looked like the original Pixel was done getting updates, as Google released its November security update for most Pixel phones, but nothing for the Pixel or Pixel XL. Google ... Read More »

T-Mobile Says It Owns Exclusive Rights To the Color Magenta

An anonymous reader quotes a report from AdAge: Startup insurance provider Lemonade is trying to make the best of a sour situation after T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom claimed it owns the exclusive rights to the color magenta. New York-based Lemonade is a 3-year-old company that lives completely online and mostly focuses on homeowners and renter’s insurance. The company uses a ... Read More »

One Bitcoin ‘Whale’ May Have Fueled the Currency’s Price Spike in 2017

A single Bitcoin holder — called a “whale” in cryptocurrency parlance — likely manipulated the market and helped fuel the big rise in Bitcoin’s price in 2017, according to researchers. That year, Bitcoin’s price jumped from under $1,000 in January to more than $19,000 in December. From a report: Last year, University of Texas professor John Griffin and Amin Shams, ... Read More »

Samsung Shutting Down Custom CPU Division in the US

Samsung’s Exynos flagship processors have been a mainstay for years now, and they’ve mostly featured Samsung’s Mongoose custom CPU cores. Unfortunately, the Korean brand is now shutting down its custom CPU division. From a report: Samsung filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) letter in Texas, according to The Statesman, notifying the state that 290 employees will be laid off ... Read More »