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Sony will use blockchain technology in its latest attempt to fix DRM

Sony will use blockchain technology in its latest attempt to fix DRM

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Sony hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to digital rights management, or DRM. (Look no further than its massive 2005 CD copy protection scandal.) But now, the company has announced that it’s working on a new DRM system for protecting digital content based on blockchain technology, via Engadget. While details are […]

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Google will start charging European Android device makers a fee for its apps

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Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe, leading the company to charge a licensing fee for the Play Store and other Google apps for the first time. The changes come in response to a July ruling by the European Commission, which fined the company $5 billion for antitrust […]

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Arm TechCon 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am ET)

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We’re here at the San Jose Convention Center for Arm’s annual developer conference and tech showcase, TechCon. Arm of course needs no introduction, and while the company is an IP provider rather than a hardware manufacturer, the net result is that they have their finger in everything from servers to embedded devices. Which has presented […]

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Google Chromecast (2018) review

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Little in the way of new features Continue reading…

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The Nokia X7 is headed to China with a notched 6.2-inch display and affordable price

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The Nokia X7 smartphone just announced in China is part of an expanding line of Nokia-branded phones that have revived the brand name under the wing of HMD Global. The new X7 has near-flagship specs with competitive pricing — as is often the case in the Chinese smartphone market — and is expected to launch […]

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FX to adapt feminist horror collection Her Body and Other Parties

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From The Handmaid’s Tale to The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s a banner moment in TV for the terrors of womanhood. That trend, it seems — much like the terror of womanhood itself — is just getting started: Deadline reports that FX is developing Her Body and Other Parties, the award-winning debut collection of feminist […]

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VR company Sixense is refunding Kickstarter backers for its endlessly delayed STEM controllers

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After more than five years, Kickstarter users who backed the Sixense STEM — an eagerly anticipated, long-delayed virtual reality motion controller — are all being offered refunds, as Sixense abandons its original plan for a mass-market device. Sixense is sending its 2,383 original backers a message today, and it’s also offering refunds to people who […]

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Twitter spammed people’s phones with cryptic notifications

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Twitter, the Bluth Company of Silicon Valley social networks, kicked off Tuesday by sending users incomprehensible text strings via push notification. A wide range of Twitter users tweeted their notifications, which consisted of long strings of numbers and lowercase letters, followed by a colon and another number. Maybe it’s a random burst of data. Maybe […]

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Crucial’s First NVMe SSD: P1 M.2 With QLC NAND

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Micron’s consumer-oriented Crucial brand is finally entering the world of NVMe SSDs with the new Crucial P1 M.2 SSD. The P1 is an entry-level NVMe drive using four bit per cell (QLC) NAND flash memory and the Silicon Motion SM2263 controller. This is the same basic formula as used in the Intel 660p, the only […]

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Court approves Elon Musk’s securities fraud settlement with the SEC

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US District Judge Alison Nathan has approved the proposed settlement between Tesla CEO and chairman Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The clock has now officially started on the various terms of the settlement, meaning Musk will soon no longer lead the company’s board of directors for the first time since he took […]

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