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Month: January 2019

Over-the-air update strands NIO electric car on a highway in China

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Kanye West settles lawsuit with fan who thought Life of Pablo would remain a Tidal exclusive

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Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a fan who sued the artist in 2016 over false claims that The Life of Pablo would be available to stream exclusively on Tidal. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, according to court documents, but all charges involved have been dropped. The court documents specifically state […]

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Everything coming to Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in February

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Sometimes, it just feels like there’s nothing urgent to watch on Netflix. If the latest titles coming to the service aren’t your cup of tea, or if Hulu has simply won the subscription battle, you always have other options. February is the month of romance and remembering black history, but this month, Hulu, Amazon Prime, […]

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Amazon’s holiday profits soared thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Amazon continues to make loads of money, and last holiday quarter was no different. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings exceeded investor expectations with profit of just over $3 billion on sales of $72.4 billion, a 20 percent increase year-over-year revenue. For Amazon, 2018 was a year of immense growth, and the tech giant capped it off […]

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Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps

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Apple has now shut down Google’s ability to distribute its internal iOS apps, following a similar shutdown that was issued to Facebook earlier this week. A person familiar with the situation tells The Verge that early versions of Google Maps, Hangouts, Gmail, and other pre-release beta apps have stopped working today, alongside employee-only apps like […]

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Facebook removes hundreds more pages linked to Iranian influence campaign

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Today, Facebook removed nearly 800 accounts that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior originating in Iran and operated in a number of other countries across the world. In total, Facebook identified 262 pages, 356 accounts, and three groups that were involved in the coordinated inauthentic behavior by Iran. There were 162 Instagram accounts that were […]

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This techno album was made on a Sega Genesis, and you can buy it in cartridge form

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Old music technology has been making a comeback with sales for vinyl, cassette tapes, and analog synths increasing over the past few years, but one musician is leaning into our collective retro embrace in an unusual way. Serbian techno DJ Remute’s forthcoming LP, Technoptimistic, was programmed entirely using the sound chip for ‘90s game console […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is $20 for PC and today’s other deals

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Today’s best deals include a $50 discount on the excellent Sony 1000XM3 wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Normally $339.99 at Rakuten ($349.99 everywhere else), these are rare savings that don’t pop up often. If you’re in the market for PC accessories, like mice, keyboards, and headsets, you’ll want to check out Amazon’s markdown on several Logitech products. […]

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Months later, Facebook has updated its apps for the iPhone XS Max, XR, and new iPad Pros

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It’s taken a few months, but Facebook has finally updated its iOS apps to support the higher resolutions of the larger iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR phones that Apple released last fall, allowing Facebook to run at the device’s native resolution instead of just scaling up the iPhone XS-sized one, via 9to5Mac. The update […]

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Sony’s 1000XM3 headphones are $50 off at Rakuten

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Sony’s 1000XM3 are the best wireless noise-canceling headphones you can get, and today they’re discounted to $290 at Rakuten with the offer code PRO50. These headphones rarely wiggle down from their usual $350 price, and Rakuten already offers them at about $10 lower than other retailers, so an extra $50 discount on top of that […]

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