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Congress just showed us what comprehensive regulation of Facebook would look like

Congress just showed us what comprehensive regulation of Facebook would look like

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As Congress has paid increasing attention to social networks over the past year, a recurring theme in the coverage has been how little lawmakers appear to understand them. The first Facebook hearing, which was tied to Congress’ investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, played as pure theater. At a subsequent hearing, senators at […]

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Sony’s mobile business is shrinking out of existence

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It may be time to start prewriting our Sony Mobile obituaries, as the latest earnings report from Sony indicates the company’s already tiny smartphone business has shrunk by almost half. In the quarter ending in July 2018, Sony managed to sell only 2 million mobile devices, down 1.4 million from the same period in the […]

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Nvidia teases GeForce event with ‘spectacular surprises’ next month

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Nvidia is planning to hold a GeForce event at Gamescom next month. The event will be held on August 20th and include new games, hands-on demos, and “some spectacular surprises.” Nvidia’s surprises will almost certainly involve a new GPU. Nvidia originally scheduled a talk entitled “NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” at Hot Chips on August […]

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Nintendo has sold nearly 20 million Switch consoles

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Nintendo has released its earnings for the first three months of the current fiscal year alongside updated sales figures for the Switch. The company says it’s sold 19.67 million Switch consoles as of June 30th, meaning the actual figure is likely to have reached 20 million already. Nintendo is still predicting that it will sell […]

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Samsung says the Galaxy S9 isn’t selling very well

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Samsung Electronics’ quarterly earnings are in, and as ever they’re right in line with guidance, meaning that the company’s run of record profits is at an end. Samsung made an operating profit of 14.87 trillion won on sales of 58.4 trillion won; revenue was down 4 percent year on year. According to Samsung, the drop […]

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Logitech is acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million in cash

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Logitech is making a big purchase to secure a foothold in high-end audio recording. Tonight, the company announced that it’s acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million. The all-cash transaction will result in Blue, known for USB condenser microphones including the Snowball and Yeti, joining Logitech’s existing portfolio of brands. Aside from Logitech and Logitech G, […]

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NVIDIA Teases “GeForce Gaming Celebration” For August 20th At Gamescom 2018

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This afternoon NVIDIA announced their plans for a public “GeForce Gaming Celebration” later this month, taking place amidst the Gamescom expo in Cologne, Germany. Promising talk of games and “spectacular surprises,” this marks the first real GeForce-branded event that NVIDIA has held this year, and just over two years since they’ve held such a large […]

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WhatsApp’s new group video calling feature is now live

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Back at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in May, WhatsApp announced that it would be bringing group calling with both voice and video support later on this year. Now, WhatsApp says the feature is live for users around the globe on iOS and Android starting today. The group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously, […]

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Google blasts you with Windows and Mac error messages in new Chromebook ad

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Google isn’t holding back with its latest Chromebook commercial. The minute-long ad blasts you with Windows and macOS error messages, virus warnings, and blue screens of death all in an effort to demonstrate the simplicity of Chrome OS. Google’s message is that its Chromebooks come with virus protection, automatic updates, all-day battery life, and a […]

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Firefox is getting a new logo, and Mozilla wants to hear what users think

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Mozilla is redesigning the Firefox logo, with a little help from the rest of us. This time around, though, the plan isn’t just to create one new icon for the flagship browser, but to design an entire series of icons to fit the brand’s different ventures — from mobile and VR browsers, to screenshot and […]

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