Qualcomm says it will cap phone price that is the basis of the IP license fee calculations at $400 so vendors don’t have to pay more for more expensive phones (Stephen Nellis/Reuters)

Stephen Nellis / Reuters: Qualcomm says it will cap phone price that is the basis of the IP license fee calculations at $ 400 so

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Facebook VP Kevin Martin replaces Erin Egan as the company’s head of policy in the US on an interim basis; Erin Egan will remain as chief privacy officer (Cecilia Kang/New York Times)

Cecilia Kang / New York Times: Facebook VP Kevin Martin replaces Erin Egan as the company’s head of policy in the US on an interim

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Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on “semi-infinite basis.” The deposit, found within Japan’s exclusive economic zone waters, contains more than 16 million tons of elements needed to build high-tech products.

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No Level of Copyright Enforcement Will Ever Be Enough For Big Media – On an almost continual basis rightsholders are calling for tougher anti-piracy measures on top of more restrictive and punitive copyright law. It’s undoubtedly a threat to current Internet freedoms as we know them.

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Successfully Visualizes Water Produced inside Fuel Cells. “Until now, direct observation has been impossible, and assessments have been indirectly inferred on the basis of power generation performance.”

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US court issues preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of a Canadian court order requiring Google to remove search results on a global basis (Michael Geist)

Michael Geist: US court issues preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of a Canadian court order requiring Google to remove search results on a global basis  — 

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Uber’s head of Northern Europe Jo Bertram is departing amid battle to regain London licence, will be replaced by London GM Tom Elvidge on interim basis (Costas Pitas/Reuters)

Costas Pitas / Reuters: Uber’s head of Northern Europe Jo Bertram is departing amid battle to regain London licence, will be replaced by London GM

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Inside the history and limitations of Geoffrey Hinton’s 30-year-old backpropagation neural network technique, which formed the basis for modern deep learning (James Somers/MIT Technology Review)

James Somers / MIT Technology Review: Inside the history and limitations of Geoffrey Hinton’s 30-year-old backpropagation neural network technique, which formed the basis for modern

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Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company’s New Technologies Group now focuses on AR (Christina Farr/CNBC)

Christina Farr / CNBC: Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company’s New Technologies Group now focuses on

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