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The Westminster terror attack has reignited a furious row over encryption in the UK

LONDON — Last week's terror attack in Westminster that left five dead has reignited heated debate in Britain over encryption. The attacker used WhatsApp shortly before he began the attack, prompting calls from some for tech companies...Show More Summary

One of SoundCloud's first employees is leaving the music streaming startup

Veteran SoundCloud employee David Noël is leaving the Berlin-based music streaming business. Noël started as community manager and evangelist at SoundCloud in July 2009, before becoming VP of community and evangelist in August 2012.Show More Summary

Why the sky is blue

On a clear sunny day the sky is blue, but why? It is all to do with the nature of sunlight and how it interacts with Earth's atmosphere. The sun's light appears to be white but it is made up of all the colours of the rainbow. When the...Show More Summary

Why you won't see Unilever announcing it is pulling its ads from YouTube (ULVR, GOOG)

Unilever's marketing chief Keith Weed has long been vocal about the need for digital platforms to be more accountable around what he dubs the "3Vs": Value, viewability, and verification. But despite the high-profile disquiet around brand...Show More Summary

Leaked press photos show exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look like

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S8 smartphone on Wednesday, and a steady stream of leaks have left little to the imagination. Now WinFuture claims to have got hold of the official press images for the S8, and some additional...Show More Summary

Billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson is 'enormously optimistic' about post-Brexit trade deals

Sir James Dyson, one of the world's most successful inventors, says he is "enormously optimistic" about Britain's trading landscape after it breaks away from the European Union because Europe accounts for only a small slice of over global...Show More Summary

BT fined £42 million by Ofcom for late installations

BT has been fined £42 million ($52.7 million) by UK telecoms regulator Ofcom over delayed high-speed cable installations. The fine, which is the largest that Ofcom has ever given out, comes after the BT Openreach division reduced the...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG, SNAP)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said intelligence agencies must be able to access encrypted messages on services like WhatsApp. Her remarks were made after terrorist Khalid Masood killed four people in Westminster. Show More Summary

Tesla is about to confront dueling best- and worst-case scenarios, and anything could happen (TSLA)

Tesla is preparing for its biggest year ever. In the next six months, it will launch the $35,000 Model 3 mass-market car, and, over the course of 2017, the investment community will find out whether Elon Musk's company can live up to...Show More Summary

There's one huge factor shaping Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts' 'coffee shop of the future' (SBUX, DNKN)

Smartphones are about to change coffee shops as we know them, as Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks prepare to build the "coffee shop of the future." "As we think about what that coffee shop of the future look like… the whole store will be...Show More Summary

A Colorado appeals court sided with a group of teenagers who sued the oil industry for not protecting the environment

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a group of teenagers on Thursday, reversing a lower court ruling and opining that the state must hold public health and environmental protection to a higher level of importance than the...Show More Summary

Blizzard is remaking 'StarCraft' with better graphics — and it's making the original version free (ATVI)

People still play the original StarCraft, a real-time strategy game that first came out in 1998. Now, the intergalactic war game is getting a major facelift, Blizzard announced on Sunday. "StarCraft: Remastered" will preserve the gameplay...Show More Summary

One man has been creating an incredible 'Minecraft' universe for nearly 5 years

As one of the world's most popular, most widely played games, "Minecraft" attracts a large swath of players. Many of these folks are just like you and me — casual, into playing fun games, but maybe not ready to dig in and spend, like,...Show More Summary

This simple extension makes it easier to get things done with Google Chrome (GOOG)

We’ve all been to tab hell: those times when you're  staring at a couple dozen tabs, fresh off a Wikipedia or news-reading binge, unsure of what it was you were trying to do in the first place. Aside from being a mess to navigate, this can also make your laptop feel sluggish. Show More Summary

There's a strange corner of the internet that loves to look at pictures of incredibly dirty computers

Once again, Reddit and the internet have revealed some of the strange interests that people have. I recently discovered the subreddit "r/dustypcs," which includes hundreds of pictures and several YouTube videos of incredibly dusty, filthy computers. Show More Summary

How the incredible opening shot of the new sci-fi thriller 'Life' was made

Director Daniel Espinosa gets ambitious right from the start of his sci-fi thriller "Life," in theaters Friday. He delivers a single continuous shot in an opening scene that lasts for over five minutes and shows the crew of the International...Show More Summary

Apple totally dissed WikiLeaks this week — here's why (AAPL)

Julian Assange's website WikiLeaks is in possession of what appears to be CIA hacking tools that can target popular computers like Apple's iPhones and Macs as well as products from other big tech companies like Microsoft and Google.  Assange...Show More Summary

A Bitcoin civil war is threatening to tear the digital currency in 2 — here's what you need to know

There's a civil war in the bitcoin community over the digital currency's future. Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over how best to scale the network, with chances steadily rising of irreconcilable...Show More Summary

The 9 craziest ways tech companies are trying to kill off passwords

Passwords are awful. They're a nightmare to remember. Everyone picks easy-to-use passwords. They re-use the same ones over and over again, making them vulnerable to hacking. It's no surprise, then, that plenty of companies are working...Show More Summary

The first full 'Justice League' trailer is here and it looks incredible

Warner Bros. just dropped the first full trailer for the upcoming "Justice League" movie and it looks pretty awesome. The movie will unite Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash, and Aquaman on screen for the very first time.Show More Summary

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