Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through as planned, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics and Beats Electronics International as defendants.

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Sales of the Xbox One have been lagging behind those of the PlayStation 4 so far, but Microsoft is putting in a considerable effort to make its console more appealing to the gaming masses. Since it launched a cheaper Kinect-free version of the Xbox One, the company says that monthly sales of the console have doubled. Of course, gamers expect more than just lower prices - they're also hungry for new features.

Microsoft has been doing a decent job of adding features to the Xbox One, with monthly updates gradually filling in gaps and bringing new additions to its feature set.

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Back in 2012, a decision to criminalize the unlocking and use of devices on networks they weren't intended for was made by the Copyright Office. This law severely limited the choices that consumers could make, and caused a lot of backlash against the government as well as service providers. Because of this, Congress has passed the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act," which is expected to be signed into law soon by the President of the United States.

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The Pirate Bay is a symbol for peer-to-peer file sharing around the world, as one of the longest-running - and still one of the most popular - destinations for those searching for shared content. But it is also one of the most heavily censored sites on the web, thanks largely to the efforts of the entertainment industries, who have made it their mission to do all that they can to prevent users from using it to share movies, videos, TV shows, music, games and other content.

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Governments around the world have spent a great deal of time and effort trying to gain access to Tor, the global relay network that allows people to use the internet anonymously. Last year, America's National Security Agency - which has made a habit of sticking its nose into every corner of the digital world - credited Tor as "the king of high secure, low-latency anonymity", adding that "there are no contenders for the throne in waiting."

High praise indeed from the NSA, although Microsoft said more recently that it believes that the NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, are capable, to some degree, of monitoring data sent and received by the Tor Browser, even though the network itself has not yet been cracked.

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Internet service providers are generally companies that most of us try to think about as little as possible, since they're almost all terrible. But every now and then, ISPs surprise us with little niceties that - oh so briefly - make us forget that they're intent on bending us over and spanking us until we hand over all our cash.

Today, it's Verizon's turn to give its customers a little treat, with a free speed boost on the way for its FiOS users.

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Verizon has made some displeased customers in the past, but they have made steps to try and win them back. Just recently, FiOS Internet users have received a huge speed boost for free. Verizon also joined other major companies to stop government requests for overseas data, despite being previously compliant. However, after multiple moves in the right direction, Verizon has backtracked by announcing a new policy that will begin to throttle some users of the Unlimited 4G LTE data plan this October.

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It may look 'alluring' but Bitdefender says this video is a scam.
Facebook users are being warned not to click on a link that looks like a video of a woman taking her clothes off on a webcam, as it could lead to them downloading a virus that will steal their personal data.
 
Online security firm Bitdefender issued the warning about the malware, which it believes was developed in Albania.

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Although Marvel has recently found tremendous success in film and television, they haven't forgotten their roots -- old-fashioned comic book print. That's why the company has announced an exclusive deal ahead of Comic Con 2014 for those who want to experience the days of comic books all over again, minus the paper cuts: full access to Marvel Unlimited, their online archive of over 15,000 comic books, for only 99 cents.

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Amazon has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an online retailer of literature. Seemingly overnight it dominated the field and slowly expanded into other areas and projects that most never could have imagined. Amazon will now expand on its flourishing media business by offering an unlimited digital book subscription service. Kindle Unlimited will differ from its competitors by offering unlimited rentals of books for a monthly flat rate of $9.99 USD. The new service will also include access to over 2,000 audiobooks from Amazon's subsidiary company, Audible.

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