HTC 10 now available in the U.S. on Verizon
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Limited quantities for walk-in customers


HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.

Intel Core i7 6850K 'Broadwell-E' benchmarked
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Benchmarked against Core i7 5820K Haswell-E

On Thursday, a user named Maintenance Bot on the Overclock.net forums posted a sneak peek of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Core i7 6850K ‘Broadwell-E’ desktop chip.

Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts
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Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to date

This week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records.

Alleged 2018 'Chevrolet Jolt' isn't an official vehicle
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GM denies involvement, hints at copyright infringement

Recently, a website for an unreleased Chevrolet vehicle has been listed alleging to portray an upcoming all-electric vehicle with a 230-mile range and a price as low as $30,000. While the new Chevrolet vehicle is schedule to launch sometime in 2018, there is only one problem – it isn’t an official vehicle authorized by Chevrolet or any of its partners.

10-year old for finds Instagram flaw, Facebook pays him $10,000
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By typing in malicious code, high-level bug erases comments 


On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook took a humble bow to a 10-year old Finnish lad’s code-altering skills and paid him $10,000 for discovering a high-risk flaw in its Instagram API. The bug allowed any Instagram commenter to type malicious code into the comment section of any status update and effectively delete anyone’s comments from a post.

Intel Core i7 7700K 'Kaby Lake' CPU benchmarks leaked
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3.60GHz chip (4.2GHz Turbo) with 24 graphics units, same as Core i7 6700K

On Monday, a SiSoft benchmarking software leak revealed some performance numbers for Intel’s upcoming Core i7 7700K CPU, based on third-generation 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

Police can demand fingerprint phone unlocking, but not passcodes
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Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment


In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.

OCZ RevoDrive 400 NVMe drives show up in product placeholders
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Launch set for May, but will depend on firmware completion

In January, OCZ took the wraps off its upcoming RevoDrive 400 PCI-E SSDs based on Toshiba’s NVMe controller technology and has ever since been quiet about its launch plans for these performance-packed M.2 drives.

HTC 10's first update brings needed camera improvements
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1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability

HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.

American city maps using collective data analysis now on display
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Between now and September


In the second week of April, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine announced it will be the first to present data-mining and information visualization artist R. Luke DuBois’ work in a solo exhibition running now until the beginning of September. The New York-based artist has quite an impressive lineup of work that uses data analysis from census information and other online information troves to paint visually-intriguing portraits of the words that have defined American life throughout the past fifty years.