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5/22/2017

Activision's "Destiny 2" is expected to feature a more complex villain and better worldbuilding than previous installments. "We're spending a lot of time just trying to make sure that we're telling a story and that we have characters that people want to meet and want to work with," says Luke Smith, director of "Destiny 2."

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5/22/2017

Smart home users have 3.4 smart devices in their homes on average, per a recent ReportLinker survey. The most popular devices were home appliances, followed by smart thermostats and security systems.

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Telecompetitor
5/22/2017

The recent global ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry may be followed by something even worse, named EternalRocks by researchers. The malware taps seven US National Security Agency tools to spread and steal data.

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Fortune
5/22/2017

According to DigiTimes, Apple is confident enough in its upcoming 10.5-inch iPad Pro to order accelerated production in anticipation of selling as many as 6 million units this year. In addition, upgrades are reportedly coming to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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5/22/2017

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has put forward a bill called Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly Act of 2017, which would require digital publishers, social platforms and internet service providers to get opt-in consent before using or disseminating consumers' sensitive information. That information would include browsing, app-usage and location data.

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Advertising Age
5/22/2017

ATSC 3.0's features, including immersive audio and high-resolution video, would push more consumers to purchase smart TVs, per a SmithGeiger study. The intent to purchase rises 19%, with 74% of respondents expressing interest in purchasing a smart TV over the next 12 months because of those features, the study found.

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Multichannel News
5/22/2017

Three in five companies anticipate being affected by a breach this year, per a SailPoint study. The study also found that 35% of respondents had been affected by a data breach two or more times over the past 12 months, and one-third of respondents said they would not even be able to tell if they were breached.

5/22/2017

Samsung is planning to unveil a multidirectional stretchable OLED display this week. It's expected that the company will show off its 9.1-inch screen, which Samsung claims can expand up to 12 millimeters when pressed without losing high resolution.

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5/22/2017

There were 36 requests for patents on virtual assistant technology in 2014, and as of 2016, there were about 61. This is due to smart home and internet of things devices, which limit the need for users to physically interact with devices, turning instead to voice technology assistance.

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5/22/2017

Early responses to Google's Android O Developer Preview 2 indicate that it is stable and easy to use. "I don't encounter crashes that are out of the ordinary for Android, and the Pixel's best features -- like the camera -- continue to be snappy," said 9to5Google author Abner Li.

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