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Reuters , first to report on the countersuit, highlights Apple's claim that it owns "at least" eight battery life patents that Qualcomm has violated. That complaint alleged that Qualcomm's strategy "burdens innovation", and that some patents for which Qualcomm is demanding royalties are invalid. The obvious solution to the spat over battery life patents is for Apple and Qualcomm to cross-license each other's patents, but with emotions still running high no such outcome is likely soon.
  • This is how Microsoft's new headquarters might look like

    This is how Microsoft's new headquarters might look like

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    Microsoft is investing billions of dollars to redevelop it campus, and the company will tear down 12 old buildings to create the bigger 18 replacements. The scheme will create enough space for a potential 17% expansion of Microsoft's Redmond-based workforce, accommodating a maximum of 55,000 people, up from the current 47,000 headcount.
  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible debuts with $123995 price tag

    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible debuts with $123995 price tag

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    The drop-top ZR1 will make its public debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Motor Show. Both prices include destination. Unlike some convertibles in the past, Chevrolet officials contend, there's little to no compromise with the ZR1 droptop, which has a curb weight within 60 pounds of the coupe.
  • NSA breach spills over 100GB of top secret data

    NSA breach spills over 100GB of top secret data

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    This data leak marks the fifth "exposure" in five years for the NSA after Edward Snowden disclosed the secret surveillance programs back in 2013, as pointed by the report. Red Disk , a $ 93 million program considered a military failure , was created to help the Pentagon with soldiers on the field collecting classified reports, drone footage and satellite images.
  • Hacker pleads guilty to massive Yahoo account breach

    Hacker pleads guilty to massive Yahoo account breach

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    A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails has pleaded guilty to nine charges against him in San Francisco court. US authorities referred to Baratov as a "hacker-for-hire" and said the Canadian was paid by members of Russia's Federal Security Service to hack more than 80 Yahoo user accounts and commit economic espionage.
  • Chilliwack vacancy rate at 1.5 per cent

    Chilliwack vacancy rate at 1.5 per cent

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    Average monthly rents for two-bedroom apartments were highest in Vancouver ($1,552), Toronto ($1,404) and Calgary ($1,247). The average national monthly rent for a two-bedroom rental apartment rose 2.8 per cent to $989, outpacing inflation of around two per cent.
  • Motco Buys 2235 Shares of AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

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    Currently, 318.72 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 314.79 million shares have been available to trade. It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500. On Tuesday, May 30 ROGERS ALEXANDER H sold $26,922 worth of QUALCOMM, Inc. Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1.
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: How to Send Gifts

    Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: How to Send Gifts

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    By comparison, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes amassed 32 million and 7 million downloads, respectively, during their first six days of availability, according to SensorTower's data. Looking back to another property closely associated with Nintendo, Pokémon GO was downloaded about 6.8 million times in its first six days on the App Store and Google Play.
  • Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment

    Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment

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    Mars has emerged as a front runner in the search for a possible future habitat. Rockets will take humans to Mars but rocket (of the leafy variety) could help them stay there. In earlier experiments, researchers found that worms prove helpful in conditions when water would not easily penetrate the soil. The Earthworms live on dead organic matter like plant remains.
  • IOS 11 users complain of another annoying autocorrect glitch

    IOS 11 users complain of another annoying autocorrect glitch

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    It's actually pretty similar to what happened last time and has been going on since iOS 11 was released in late September. The bug has reportedly been around since the release of iOS 11 , and hasn't been fixed by any of the six updates since issued, including another more widely affecting autocorrect bug in iOS 11.1 that was fixed in iOS 11.1.1 .