iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious reasons popped up seemingly daily.

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Amazon Pushes Alexa, Highlights Small Sellers in Prime Day Deals

Amazon is ready to disrupt the retail landscape for the third consecutive year, as it launches its July 11 Prime Day promotion. The company will offer thousands of discounted items and special promotions to reward its Prime customers and increase their numbers, while rivals scramble to compete. Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Amazon will offer special curated deals on some of its biggest-selling items. The Amazon Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa assistant, will be available for 50 percent off, at $89.99. The Echo Dot will go for $34.99.

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7 amazing things your smartphone's camera can do

Camera phones are changing the landscape of photography.Professionals are carrying them instead of hefty DSLRs, and indiefilmmakers are using them to shoot everything from music videosto feature-length dramas. With advanced features and tons of free editing software, they are becoming more sophisticated every year. Your smartphone may contain the lens of the future.

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SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement

The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being “friendly” to the plaintiff’s position — a practice called “forum shopping.” The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling compels plaintiffs seeking software infringement remedies to submit their cases only in district courts located where the defendant either resides or conducts a significant amount of business.

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EA revolutionizes gaming with Netflix-style subscription service – but only on Xbox One

EA Access on the Xbox One, showing The Vault game subscription service
EA, in one fell swoop, has changed the entire landscape of gaming and made it much more feasible to buy an Xbox One instead of a PS4. Starting today, beta testers will be able to subscribe to EA Access ($5 per month or $30 annually), giving them unlimited access to some of EA’s biggest games Considering these top-tier games usually cost $70 each, gaining access to all (or most) of EA’s games for just $30 per year is an incredibly good deal — so good that, if you’re into EA games, the Xbox One actually starts to make a lot more sense than the PS4. This is crazy, crazy stuff from EA — really, what is the company thinking?

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Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features — video messaging and bigger “thumbs ups” — to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.

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