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Can Spotify Take On Apple? It Will At Least Try

Can Spotify Take On Apple? It Will At Least Try Interestingly, Spotify plans to skip the oft-dread IPO process, instead focusing on a "direct listing" with means insiders would be selling shares to the market rather than the company. The growth of Spotify really stands out when you consider the state of its competitors, namely SoundCloud . This is a smart move because podcasts continue to grow in number and listeners. [Full Article...]

'Persona 5' Is Getting An Anime Adaptation Next Year

'Persona 5' Is Getting An Anime Adaptation Next Year This was announced during a special fan event over the weekend at the Tokyo Katayanagi Arena. Actually, prior to Persona 5's release in Japan, the game was the subject of a 30-minute short that served as a prologue to the final game. All of the entries stand alone, but Persona 5 blends more modern takes on JRPG tropes with the tried and tested turn-based formula that has made the series so cap... [Full Article...]

The LS Investment Advisors LLC Increases Stake in Facebook, Inc. (FB)

The social networking company reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.19. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 721 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person Purchases

Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person Purchases Further, Google maintains that it doesn't gather data on individual purchases, either product or amount, nor the specific identity of the buyer - just the aggregate value of several purchases. EPIC said it's even more troubling that Google hasn't revealed how it "deidentifies" consumers when it tracks their purchases. Without those details, he says, there's good reason to be skeptical of the compa... [Full Article...]

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processor family gets a new entry-level addition

The Skylake-X architecture, though, has no such limitations. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores/32 threads and runs at 3.4GHz or 4.0GHz in boost mode, while the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has 12 cores/24 threads and runs at 3.5GHz or 4.0GHz in boost mode. [Full Article...]

ASUS To Launch The ZenFone 4 Smartphone On August 19

ASUS To Launch The ZenFone 4 Smartphone On August 19 Today, a new Asus Zenfone 4 Prop original images spotted online featuring the phone in hands. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is going to unveil the new ZenFone 4 smartphone on August 19 in the Philippines. As for the other phone specs, the device may have 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 processor by Qualcomm, 64GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. [Full Article...]

BMW Will Show New Production Model At Pebble Beach

BMW Will Show New Production Model At Pebble Beach The super-long bonnet extends into a steeply raked windscreen and an nearly targa-like roof shape. Munich is preparing a BMW concept drop-top at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and it sure looks like an 8 Series Convertible from where we're standing... [Full Article...]

Samsung new LTE modem providing a speed of 1.2 Gbps

Samsung new LTE modem providing a speed of 1.2 Gbps The carrier aggregation support improves data transfer rates and network performance. It's combined with 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM , and Samsung says that - again, in the right conditions - it can hit up to 1.2 Gbps downlinks. An increase in aggregation capability of the modem is going to not only give you high-speed internet, but also will offer smoother and quick data transfers. [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy XV version 1.13 update now available

Final Fantasy XV version 1.13 update now available The update was accompanied by a group of new screenshots of the game. These suits offer a 30 minute period of invincibility for the party. Final Fantasy 15 players can use the Magitek Exosuits once per day for 30 minutes of invincibility. [Full Article...]

Ark: Survival Evolved Full Release and DLC Delayed

Ark: Survival Evolved Full Release and DLC Delayed As a reminder, the title is for the time being only in early access, and that too for a long time. However, today Studio Wildcard announced that while the game has "gone gold", the retail certification process is slow, meaning things had to be pushed back, even for those who already own the game and don't necessarily care about the physical retail release. [Full Article...]

HTC's U11 To Get Bluetooth Buff

HTC's U11 To Get Bluetooth Buff HTC hasn't officially confirmed plans to update the U11 to the Bluetooth 5.0 standard, but given the FCC filing we'll have to assume the update will start rolling out soon enough. Aside from the number update from 4.2 to 5.0, this newer Bluetooth technology brings along a lot of welcome improvements. In case you're wondering, the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first device to ship with the Bluetoo... [Full Article...]

Model 3... $60K when you get it with all the promises, promises!

Model 3... $60K when you get it with all the promises, promises! However, the company chose to hand over the first 30 units of this model to employee buyers and hence setting up the arena for the biggest-test-yet of Telsa's strategy to turn into a money-making, mass market electric automaker. The company says a reservation made now could result in a delivery during mid-2018. But that credit is only good on the first 200,000 vehicles Tesla sells. [Full Article...]

Several Metroid: Samus Returns features locked behind amiibo

Several Metroid: Samus Returns features locked behind amiibo Nintendo has confirmed that the two new amiibo (and the Super Smash Bros series Samus and Zero Suit Samus) lock content behind an amiibo "DLC" gate. In order to celebrate the upcoming release of Metroid: Samus Returns , which is coming to the 3DS in just a little more than a month, fans of the franchise can pass a little bit of that time examining the newest pieces of artwork showing off Samu... [Full Article...]

Women face barriers from young age, says Facebook boss

Women face barriers from young age, says Facebook boss We need to start paying women well, and women running for office at the same rate... She said the gender pay gap can end only when companies begin to pay women well. "The goal for governments is to get as much information as possible, and so when there are message services like WhatsApp that are encrypted the message itself is encrypted but the metadata is not", explained Sandberg. [Full Article...]

Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of beta

Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of beta Microsoft initially collaborated with Canonical to integrate Ubuntu Linux with the subsystem, which lets users run the Bash command-line shell on top of Windows 10. These milestones mean the most important tools available to developers and sysadmins are for the first time non-proprietary, community-supported and available on all significant computing platforms: Windows and Linux and insignifican... [Full Article...]

Dota 2 makes newbie-friendly changes in advance of The International

Dota 2 makes newbie-friendly changes in advance of The International Valve has pushed out a new Dota 2 update to assist fledgling players as they start their journey into the infamously hard MOBA. This means that this specific selection of heroes is proven to be very successful in teaching the players the core ideas of the game. [Full Article...]

It Only Took Hackers 90 Minutes To Compromise A Voting Machine

It Only Took Hackers 90 Minutes To Compromise A Voting Machine Attendees were able to break into the AVS machine and four others, including a Diebold system, according to a report on Sunday by USA Today . Braun was the one who designed this challenge for the ethical hackers . "The scary thing is we also know that our foreign adversaries - including Russia, North Korea, Iran - possess the capabilities to hack them too, in the process undermining the prin... [Full Article...]

Idea to launch its own mobile phone to counter the JioPhone

Idea to launch its own mobile phone to counter the JioPhone He further added that the JioPhone will be distributed in large volumes, so Idea needs to work with the handset industry to counter Reliance Jio's offering. According to Kapania, the company will not subsidise the phone. Earlier this month the Reliance Jio Phone , before revealing the Reliance company shareholders annual general meeting (AGM), it comes virtually free for a customer by payin... [Full Article...]

Nokia design patents transferred from Microsoft to HMD

Nokia design patents transferred from Microsoft to HMD According to filings at the EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office) on Wednesday, Microsoft has transferred ownership of the UI trademark to HMD, the company that is now making Nokia phones. The report speculates that these design patents may be the part of the mobile business that Microsoft sold to FIH Mobile in 2016. The firm had already released three Nokia-branded Android s... [Full Article...]

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's wages may prevent a move to Tottenham

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's wages may prevent a move to Tottenham Premier League clubs are required to have at least eight "home grown" players within their squads, and with Joe Hart having already left, and Fabian Delph also heading out of the exit door, City know they need more. Managers are pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we'll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. [Full Article...]


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