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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Essential circles the drain, lays off 30 percent of staff

Enlarge / The Essential Phone and 360 camera. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Things aren't looking good for Essential, Andy Rubin's smartphone startup. After announcing it was cancelling its next smartphone earlier this...

Spotify comes to Wear OS with stand-alone app, Spotify Connect support

Enlarge (credit: Spotify/Fossil) Wear OS gains a popular new app today that many have been waiting for, as Spotify announced that it's bringing a stand-alone wearable app to Google's smartwatch...

Google to charge OEMs for Android apps in the EU

(credit: Aurich Lawson) Google is adjusting to life in the EU after the $5.05 billion (€4.34 billion) antitrust fine levied against it by the European Commission earlier this year. Google...

Browser vendors unite to end support for 20-year-old TLS 1.0

Enlarge (credit: Indigo girl / Flickr) Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 early in 2020. TLS (Transport Layer...

Paul Allen—Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner, and space pioneer—dies at 64

(credit: Miles Harris) Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, has died at the age of 65. His death comes shortly after he resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the cancer...