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Smartphone savers

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 11 min ago
Smartphone banking is turning us into smart savers, research suggests, as consumers take control.

Despite what Mylan said, its price hikes hit patients’ wallets hard

Ars Technica - 1 hour 59 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle)

While facing intense outrage for repeatedly jacking up the price of their life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors, Mylan continually argued that patients were shielded from the soaring list price—thanks to insurance coverage, discounts, and rebates. But a new study looking into insurance claims casts doubt on that defense.

Between 2007 and 2014, the average out-of-pocket spending per insured EpiPen-user jumped 123 percent. During that time, Mylan raised the list price of EpiPens from around $50 per pen to a whopping $609 per two-pack. In 2007, the year Mylan obtained the rights to EpiPen, the average patient spent around $33.8 out-of-pocket for a two-pack. By 2014, the average spending rose to $75.5 per two-pack, according to the new analysis published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The figures don’t square neatly with Mylan’s assurances. The company repeatedly claimed that most most patients weren’t significantly affected by the price hikes and pay only $50 out-of-pocket or less. Reuters reports that Mylan even claimed that about 90 percent of patients paid that little.

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Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades

Ars Technica - 2 hours 34 min ago

Enlarge / The upgrade arc of Windows 10. It now has more than 400 million users, regardless of problems. (credit: Microsoft)

Unhappy Windows 10 users in Illinois are taking Microsoft to court, claiming that problems caused by the Windows 10 upgrade show that it was negligently designed, that Microsoft fraudulently failed to disclose its defects, and that the upgrade is unfit for purpose.

In a break from tradition, Microsoft offered Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 for the first year of its release. This unusual offer was matched with a set of increasingly aggressive promotions within Windows itself. In the early days of the upgrade offer, there were even some users reporting that it installed automatically.

Three plaintiffs claim specific harm was caused by the operating system. Stephanie Watson claims that Windows 10 installed without her choosing to accept it. The upgrade destroyed some data, caused such harm that Geek Squad was unable to fully repair the machine, and forced the purchase of a new system.The suit claims that "many" consumers have had their hard drives fail because of the Windows 10 installation, and that the operating system does not check "whether or not the hard drive can withstand the stress of the Windows 10 installation."

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Onkyo TX-SR373 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 38 min ago
The Onkyo TX-SR373 is a 5.2-channel receiver with 4 HDMI inputs, Bluetooth and automatic room calibration.

Activists want to know why feds are searching more devices at the border

Ars Technica - 2 hours 39 min ago

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A free speech advocacy organization sued the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, seeking "statistical, policy, and assessment records regarding the government’s searches" of digital devices at the United States border.

The group, the Knight First Amendment Institute based at Columbia University, said on Twitter that the lawsuit came about as a result of recent journalism on the issue.

We're suing after @cynthiamcfadden & @nbcnews reported on a dramatic increase in border device searches since 2015. https://t.co/iIZS3ABKM2 pic.twitter.com/h0GTKMLAqW

— Knight 1st Amendment (@knightcolumbia) March 27, 2017

Ars and other media reported that there has been a rapid uptick in the number of such incidents: February 2017 alone had more border searches of phones, tablets, and computers than all of 2015.

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FYI Docs.com users: You may have leaked passwords, personal info – thousands have

The Register - March 27, 2017 - 10:56pm
Just call it Doxx.com

Thousands of netizens inadvertently shared passwords and other highly private information with the rest of the planet – via Microsoft's publicly searchable Docs.com service.…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may make a comeback, but not in the US - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 10:43pm
Samsung opens the door to selling the Note 7 -- the device it recalled twice -- as a refurbished model overseas.

Android founder teases a mysterious device - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 10:34pm
Whatever this thing is, it looks like it might be all screen.

Uber Redeploys Its Self-Driving Cars After a Wreck in Arizona

Wired - March 27, 2017 - 10:34pm
The embattled ridesharing giant gets back on the road in Tempe, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. The post Uber Redeploys Its Self-Driving Cars After a Wreck in Arizona appeared first on WIRED.

Angular framework's grand ambition: Not breaking anything

The Register - March 27, 2017 - 10:28pm
Google's web app scaffolding seeks recognition as platform

Angular, the popular web application framework, reached version 4.0.0 last week, having skipped version 3 entirely.…

So Hey, What’s Devin Nunes Been Up to Lately?

Wired - March 27, 2017 - 10:23pm
The House Intelligence Committee chair has had himself quite a week. The post So Hey, What’s Devin Nunes Been Up to Lately? appeared first on WIRED.

You won't find a steering wheel or a driver on this autonomous shuttle

CIO.com - IT industry - March 27, 2017 - 10:14pm
Small, autonomous shuttles have been transporting passengers around Sion, Switzerland for free in an attempt to integrate autonomous vehicles into cities.

Facebook launches Town Hall to make finding lawmakers easier - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 10:11pm
The new feature will list local officials based on your location and provide fast access to follow or contact them.

Twitter tackles NFL vote on Raiders' move to Las Vegas - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 10:08pm
The league's owners approve the Oakland Raiders relocation to Sin City and fans take to Twitter to share their joy and pain.

Social media shade flies over United Airlines' dress code - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 10:01pm
Social Cues: After United refuses to let two girls board a flight because they're wearing leggings, a battle breaks out on social media.

Amazon Go reportedly delays launch due to payment issues - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 9:59pm
Amazon has reportedly delayed launching its physical retail store in Seattle due to technical difficulties.

2017 BMW 530i review - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - March 27, 2017 - 9:52pm
The midsize luxury sedan gets a head-to-toe overhaul with better tech, performance and comfort, but it still keeps its core BMW-ness intact, for better or worse.

Want Congress to Protect Your Privacy? A Clever App Makes the Call for You

Wired - March 27, 2017 - 9:39pm
Congressional phone lines are often busy. Voicemail is often full. Stance will keep calling until your message gets through. The post Want Congress to Protect Your Privacy? A Clever App Makes the Call for You appeared first on WIRED.

LG G6 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - March 27, 2017 - 9:28pm
With the Galaxy S8 launch nearing, is it worth jumping on the G6 now?

Uber restarts self-driving car tests after Arizona crash - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 27, 2017 - 9:26pm
A collision between one of the company's robocars and a human-driven vehicle prompted a brief pause of Uber's autonomous program.

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