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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

YouTube says over 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said “some bad actors are exploiting” the Google-owned service to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.” Google will have more than 10,000 workers address the problem by next year, though her blog post …

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and hashtags like #140forlife. “Personally, …

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, …

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VW to develop electric trucks in $1.7 billion technology drive

Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technologies including electric trucks and buses by 2022, VW’s trucks chief Andreas Renschler said. The money will go toward electric drives, autonomous vehicles and cloud-based systems, he said on the sidelines of a company event on Wednesday. He …

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Qualcomm Fined $773 Million in Taiwan for Antitrust Violations

Qualcomm Inc. was fined a record NT$23.4 billion ($773 million) by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the U.S. company prices mobile phone chips and patents. The company has been violating antitrust rules for at least 7 years and Qualcomm collected NT$400 billion …

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Apple nears TV deal with Spielberg for ‘Amazing Stories’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg's 1980s science fiction anthology series "Amazing Stories," landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said. The series would be produced for Apple by Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal television production unit. "Amazing Stories" originally ran on the NBC broadcast network. "We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement about the show's planned revival. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Amblin did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The deal is the first to be made public since Apple hired veteran Sony executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in June to expand the iPhone maker's push into original programming, a field crowded with streaming services and traditional networks. It is unclear how people will be able to watch "Amazing Stories" or when it will debut. Apple has not divulged if it will put its own TV series in the iTunes Store, where it sells shows made by other companies, or on another platform. The deal with Spielberg fits with a strategy Apple executives have outlined in meetings with Hollywood executives. Apple has emphasized in the discussions that it wants prestigious programming and to work with A-list actors, producers and writers, according to sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. The company already has placed bids on other projects, including for a comedy series about morning television starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, sources said. "They are looking for really high-end premium stuff they feel is creatively in line with the Apple brand," one source said of Apple's strategy. The technology company is competing with several established players that have hooked big name stars, such as Netflix Inc and Time Warner Inc's HBO, plus newer entrants like Facebook Inc. Apple has committed $1 billion to start its programming push, the sources said. Netflix, by comparison, says it will spend up to $7 billion on content next year. The budget for "Amazing Stories" will be more than $5 million per episode, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported that Apple had reached a deal for the series.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s science fiction anthology series “Amazing Stories,” landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said. The series would …

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Why iPhone X could be in short supply at launch

Apple will start taking pre-orders on its new iPhone X later this month October 27 and the handsets will go on sale the following month November 3. The demand for the new iPhone X is expected to be high and this could lead to supply shortages at launch. Reports say, …

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