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Amazon locks top games behind a Prime paywall - Engadget

April 22, 2016 - 10:23am

Engadget

Amazon locks top games behind a Prime paywall
Engadget
For many, Amazon is the go-to place to buy video games. Now, the company is using that influence to incentivise Prime by requiring a subscription for select game orders. As VideoGamer reports, this applies to top titles such as FIFA 16, Far Cry Primal ...
Buying Certain Games From Amazon Now Requires Prime MembershipTech Times
Amazon Is Making Some Products 'Exclusive To Prime Members'UPROXX
Amazon stops selling certain games to non-Prime customersGamasutra
SlashGear -IGN -Twinfinite -Business Insider
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WRAPUP 1-Volkswagen takes $18 billion hit over emissions scandal - Reuters

April 22, 2016 - 10:16am

WRAPUP 1-Volkswagen takes $18 billion hit over emissions scandal
Reuters
... * VW sets aside 16.2 bln euros to cover scandal costs. * More carmakers affected by regulatory clampdown. * 630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany. * Mercedes, Opel and VW brands affected by recall. By Andreas Cremer and Edward Taylor.

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Gamers Will Buy Whatever Half-Consoles Sony And Microsoft Sell Them Because They Won't Have A Choice - Forbes

April 22, 2016 - 10:04am

Forbes

Gamers Will Buy Whatever Half-Consoles Sony And Microsoft Sell Them Because They Won't Have A Choice
Forbes
There has been a lot of debate about the potential of upcoming “half-consoles” that Sony and Microsoft MSFT -7.22% are rumored to be making. Sony's PS4.5, or PS4K, or NEO, seems to be more tangible, as at this point leaks have spilled nearly every ...
Now Loading...Will There Be a PS5?PlayStation LifeStyle
Xbox One Sales Increase in 2015, Revenue DownGame Rant
New AMD hardware suggests next-gen consoles this year and nextNeowin
PSX Extreme -GameSpot -The Christian Times -Ecumenical News
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Sean Parker revives Airtime as group video chat app - Engadget

April 22, 2016 - 9:41am

Engadget

Sean Parker revives Airtime as group video chat app
Engadget
When the ex-Napster duo Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning first launched Airtime in 2012, it was a one-on-one Chatroulette-style video app with some social functions. Suffice to say, that didn't work out too well, and the app was in limbo for several years.

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Sean Parker revives Airtime as group video chat app - Engadget

April 22, 2016 - 9:41am

Engadget

Sean Parker revives Airtime as group video chat app
Engadget
When the ex-Napster duo Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning first launched Airtime in 2012, it was a one-on-one Chatroulette-style video app with some social functions. Suffice to say, that didn't work out too well, and the app was in limbo for several years.
Sean Parker relaunches Airtime, a video chat room for watching – togetherTechCrunch
Sean Parker: Hangout and Chill in Real-Time With Airtime AppTech News Today
Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social networkCNET
Wall Street Journal -PC Magazine -The Verge -Re/code
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Bicycle Safety Blog Series Part 1: How to Reduce the Risk of Bike Accidents - The National Law Review

April 22, 2016 - 9:14am

Bicycle Safety Blog Series Part 1: How to Reduce the Risk of Bike Accidents
The National Law Review
There is always a risk of injury when a person is learning or competing in a sport. Bicyclists face a unique challenge however, as many of our risks come from sources which are EXTERNAL to their own conduct or the act of cycling. More specifically ...

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'Ark: Survival of the Fittest' brings dinosaur combat to PS4 - Engadget

April 22, 2016 - 8:41am

Engadget

'Ark: Survival of the Fittest' brings dinosaur combat to PS4
Engadget
What would happen if you combined The Hunger Games with Jurassic Park? That's the idea behind Survival of the Fittest, a standalone game based on ARK: Survival Evolved. The so-called "Multiplayer Online Survival Arena" title launched on PC last month, ...
Ark: Survival of the Fittest brings dinosaur-based esports to PlayStation 4VentureBeat
Ark: Survival of the Fittest Releases on July 19 for PS4PlayStation LifeStyle
Ark: Survival Evolved's Spinoff Heads to PS4 With Real Cash PrizesGameSpot
GameZone -WCCFtech -WorthPlaying.com -PSX Extreme
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Two Apple Services Were Suspended In China - Fortune

April 22, 2016 - 3:58am

Fortune

Two Apple Services Were Suspended In China
Fortune
Sources said regulators ordered their temporary closing. The first casualty of China's new rules for foreign media is an unexpected one: Apple. Today news surfaced that its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies services were suspended in the country at the ...
Apple Hopes to Get Its Books, Movies Back Online in ChinaABC News
Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies banned in ChinaEngadget
China shuts down iTunes' Movies and iBooks services, says AppleCNET
Quartz -Mac Rumors -Hollywood Reporter -PCWorld
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Microsoft Gets Image Recognition With Translator App On Android - Morning News USA

April 22, 2016 - 3:06am

Morning News USA

Microsoft Gets Image Recognition With Translator App On Android
Morning News USA
Microsoft recently updated its Translator app for Android that will help to translate pictures instantly into text. The app is designed to recognize the text inside a photo and translate text from saved pictures and even translate text anywhere on your ...
Microsoft's Translator app gets image recognition on AndroidEngadget
Microsoft (Finally) Beefs Up Translator App for AndroidPC Magazine
Microsoft Translator for Android now lets you translate words in photosVentureBeat
Android Community -The Verge -Thurrott.com (blog) -Android Headlines - Android News
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Acer's Skylake-powered Chromebook 14 for Work is its fastest ever - Times of India

April 22, 2016 - 2:46am

Times of India

Acer's Skylake-powered Chromebook 14 for Work is its fastest ever
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer Inc has just launched its latest Chromebook 14 for Work, and the company is saying that it's the fastest Chromebook it has ever made. Recommended By Colombia ...

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Acer Chromebook 14 for Work can survive a lot of spills - SlashGear

April 21, 2016 - 9:21pm

SlashGear

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work can survive a lot of spills
SlashGear
Acer has just revealed a slew of new devices, most of them revolving around the Windows 10 OS. There were, however, some exceptions, like an Android smartphoned and tablet, as well as this new Chromebook 14 for Work. If part of that name sounds ...
Acer Reveals Chromebook 14 For Work, Comes With Intel Core Processor And Features Corning Glass LidDesign & Trend
Acer's new notebooks squadPulse Headlines
Acer debuts new gaming PCs with VR support and a powerful 2-in-1 laptopCNET
eWeek -Tom's Hardware -TechCrunch -Digital Trends
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Snapchatters on iOS can now swap faces with pictures on their phone - Mashable

April 21, 2016 - 8:19pm

Mashable

Snapchatters on iOS can now swap faces with pictures on their phone
Mashable
Face swapping has to be one of the creepiest, most popular Snapchat trends of 2016, but until now, users haven't easily been able to tell just what they'd look like with Taylor Swift's face. With its latest iOS update, released Thursday, Snapchat will ...
Snapchat's 'face-swap' now taps into your existing photosEngadget
Snapchat lets you Face-Swap with your camera roll, drops paid replaysTechCrunch
Snapchat update lets you swap faces with any photo on your phoneDigital Trends
NewsOK.com -Firstpost -Complex -Huffington Post
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New 'Game Of Thrones' Can Now Be Watched For Free - And On Xbox - Forbes

April 21, 2016 - 7:36pm

Forbes

New 'Game Of Thrones' Can Now Be Watched For Free - And On Xbox
Forbes
As you might just know, a little show called Game Of Thrones is set to return to our TV screens next week for its 6th season. This is, of course, great news for those fans of the show who are already signed up to HBO Now, HBO Go or a cable or satellite ...
HBO expands Now's reach, readies for 'Game of Thrones' premiereSeeking Alpha
HBO Now Comes to Xbox Ahead of Game of Thrones Season PremiereIGN
HBO Now heads to consoles with Xbox One and Xbox 360 apps (and some Samsung Smart TVs too)TechHive
Game Rant -Multichannel News -Yahoo News -PC Magazine
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Elon Musk has an idea for autonomous transit vehicles but he's being coy about it - TechCrunch

April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

TechCrunch

Elon Musk has an idea for autonomous transit vehicles but he's being coy about it
TechCrunch
Elon Musk has a plan to solve the traffic crisis in our cities. A vague, secret plan. He may not actually have a plan. But he did say something out loud in public about it, and he doesn't usually do that unless he has at least kind of a plan. Bloomberg ...
Should Tesla Motors, Inc. Investors Be Concerned About These 3 Challenges?mySanAntonio.com
Elon Musk Is Working on Some Kind of Self-Driving BusGizmodo
Demand For Tesla's New Model 3 Is Wild, But Limited To Tech FansCBS Local
PC Magazine -Gas 2.0 -SlashGear -Huffington Post
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Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins - Computerworld

April 21, 2016 - 6:44pm

Computerworld

Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins
Computerworld
Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter. Microsoft sold only 2.3 million Lumia phones during the ...
Why I broke up with Windows Phone: It's not me, it's youZDNet
Microsoft sold 15.7 million phones for its FY16 Q3, only 2.5 million were Lumia'sWinBeta
Microsoft's Q3 2016: Surface up and Windows Phone down againThe Verge
Phone Arena
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UPDATE 3-Google's parent Alphabet misses Wall Street view, hit by strong dollar - Reuters

April 21, 2016 - 6:39pm

UPDATE 3-Google's parent Alphabet misses Wall Street view, hit by strong dollar
Reuters
(Adds analyst quote, traffic acquisition costs data, updates share). By Deborah M. Todd and Narottam Medhora. April 21 Google's parent Alphabet Inc missed Wall Street targets for first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday, driving shares of the Web ...

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Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social network - CNET

April 21, 2016 - 6:15pm

CNET

Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social network
CNET
Sean Parker says social networks have made the internet a crowded yet lonely place. But he's got a solution: another social network. © Tobias Hase/dpa/Corbis. The first time Sean Parker tried to launch Airtime, he went big -- and it blew up in his face.

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At Google, pressure mounts to find something beyond search - CNET

April 21, 2016 - 3:25pm

CNET

At Google, pressure mounts to find something beyond search
CNET
Nest, co-founded by Tony Fadell, is one of the Alphabet companies that's struggling right now. James Martin/CNET. Google became one of the most powerful companies on the planet by addressing a once-in-a-generation problem: Make it easy for people to ...
Alphabet Earnings Miss Forecasts, as a Key Google Ad Metric StumblesNew York Times
Alphabet Sales, Profit Miss Analyst Estimates on Ad WeaknessBloomberg
Alphabet slides 5% after missing earnings expectations on revenue of $20.3BTechCrunch
ABC News -Wall Street Journal -USA TODAY -Engadget
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Sony Offers A Build Of The Android N Developer Preview For The Xperia Z3 - Android Police

April 21, 2016 - 2:52pm

Firstpost

Sony Offers A Build Of The Android N Developer Preview For The Xperia Z3
Android Police
Normally only Nexus and other first-party Google devices get a taste of an upcoming Android version before it's released, barring custom ROMs and other end user activities. But Sony has been offering experimental AOSP builds for some of its phones for ...
Android N Developer Preview 2: What You Need to KnowGotta Be Mobile
Android N Developer Preview expands beyond Google's own devices, hits Sony's Xperia Z3TechCrunch
Sony Brings Android N Dev Preview To The Xperia Z3Android Headlines - Android News
Digital Trends -Droid Life (press release) (blog) -Phandroid.com -Phone Arena
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FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Hack San Bernardino iPhone - Wall Street Journal

April 21, 2016 - 2:24pm

Wall Street Journal

FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Hack San Bernardino iPhone
Wall Street Journal
The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid more than $1 million for a hacking tool that opened the iPhone of a terrorist gunman in San Bernardino, Calif., the head of the agency said Thursday. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, FBI Director ...
FBI paid more than $1M for San Bernardino iPhone "hack"CBS News
FBI paid more than $1 million to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, Comey saysCNN
FBI Paid Upwards of $1.3 Million to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhoneMac Rumors
KTLA -Fortune -The Hill -The Verge
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