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Microsoft and Sony to collaborate on game-streaming technology together

Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console – or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work together on game-streaming and artificial intelligence. The cornerstone of the partnership is Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology that currently powers a huge number of web applications and streaming services – which both Sony and Microsoft will continue to explore in…

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You May Be Able to Find Invisible Malware, But the Fix Is Hard

Knowing there’s such a thing as invisible malware that’s beyond the reach of your anti-malware software is scary enough. But what about when you learn that, even if you do locate this stuff, you might not be able to get rid of it? Unfortunately, depending on the type of hardware-based malware we’re talking about, that might well be the case. I already wrote last week about the problem of invisible malware, which can exist in your computer’s Basic Input/Output System…

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Google to charge phone vendors for its Android apps in Europe

European Union hits Google with $5 billion fine over Android antitrust practices Search giant told to change its practices in 90 days. After receiving a record-breaking €4.34 billion fine in the EU for violating anti-trust laws, Google has announced today changes to Android’s licensing model for the EU zone. The company plans to charge a fee to all Android phone makers that want to include free versions of its Google apps with the default versions of the Android OS they…

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AT&T offers 17.3-inch Samsung Galaxy View 2 Android tablet as portable DirecTV viewing device

Samsung Galaxy View 2 Samsung seems to have a bit of an odd fascination with gigantic tablets (albeit one that the buying public doesn’t appear to share). In 2015, it launched a huge 18.4-inch Android slate, the Galaxy View, that weighed nearly six pounds. Undeterred by consumers’ shift from tablets to smartphones for content consumption, the company is back at it with a new large-scale tablet that has a slightly smaller screen but a much bigger battery. While Samsung sold…

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This AirPower rival shows why you need to do your research, smart reporting shows

After the original AirPower mat from Apple was finally confirmed as dead on arrival, users have been hunting for a decent replica. It looked like one had been found, but that might not be the case. An AirPower alternative from AirUnleashed promises to charge three devices at once, just like the original device was going to – but some digging from PhoneArena shows there are some elements you’ll want to be aware of. PhoneArena is pointing to the fact the…

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Backstabbing, Disinformation, and Bad Journalism: The State of the VPN Industry | Max Eddy

I review VPNs for PCMag, and that means I spend a lot of time trying to explain to people that I am not actually a paid shill or actively working against the safety of others. Why? Because the culture around VPNs and how some of these products are marketed has become incredibly toxic. Let me first say that, broadly speaking, my interactions with VPN vendors have been positive. I genuinely believe that most vendors in the VPN space really are…

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Google will now let you automatically delete location and activity history. Here’s how

Google Google is letting users take back a little bit more of their privacy.  On Wednesday, the search giant introduced a new autodelete feature for location, app and web history. As opposed to manually having to wipe their histories, with the new feature Google users will be able pick a length of time, either three months or 18 months, that Google will save the data. Any older data will be deleted automatically.  The option to let Google keep the data until…

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How to Market your Startup

By Laurie Clarke & Alice Murray | Apr 23, 2019 Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Startup founders often underestimate the power of good marketing. You can have a great product or service but unless people hear about it, what is the point? Marketing will allow you to gain brand recognition, attract loyal customers and create a lasting legacy. It should never be an afterthought. Marketing should be a key part of your business strategy from day one. While in the past…

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Apple showcases new streaming service, plus, Facebook’s outage | TECH(feed)

hey everyone, welcome back to tech feed. i’m juliet beauchamp and today we’re discussing issues with facebook and apple’s new media streaming service. stick around. if you’re one of the billions of people who use facebook, instagram, messenger or whatsapp, you might have noticed that those apps were down for hours last week. facebook issued a statement blaming the outage on a configuration error, not any sort of an attack. the server configuration change created a problem that kept growing…

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Years Ago, My Sister Vanished. I See Her Whenever I Want.

“Don’t worry,” reads the cover photo of my sister’s Facebook page. “Everything is going to be amazing.” The words, in neon blue, green and red, glow from the screen as a kind of preternatural promise, a message from beyond. When I’m feeling stressed, I click on her profile, gaze at that image and take a deep breath. People leave notes, messages and pictures on her page. They say, “I miss you,” “I love you” and “I’m thinking about you.” They…

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2Do makes it easy to keep better track of your errands and events for just $20

In the past, we used good old pen and paper to keep track of all the errands and events that we had to finish or attend to. Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone, so why not keep track of your entire life in the palm of your hands? 2Do makes it easy to organize your schedules and tasks, and it’s currently on sale for $19.99. 2Do Task Manager is a productivity app that allows you to create and manage multiple tasks.…

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Facebook bans Alex Jones and other controversial figures for hate speech

But the company’s enforcement of rules has long remained inconsistent. Just last July, Facebook tweeted, “We just don’t think banning Pages for sharing conspiracy theories or false news is the right way to go.” Then in August, Facebook took down four Jones-related pages, saying it did not take them down for spreading conspiracy theories, but rather for “glorifying violence.” This is only a snippet of article written by Suhauna Hussain Read Full Article

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Best Buy screw-up confirms handset’s 6in screen

GOOGLE HAS OFFICIALLY introduced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of which had precisely zero surprises in store. Given the huge number of leaks building up to Google’s launch, there was little left for the firm to unveil. As expected, the flagship duo sport larger displays than last year’s models at 5.5in and 6.3in, respectively, run Google’s Android 9.0 OS and offer dual front-facing cameras and wireless charging for the first time. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about…

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An Officially Licensed Yoshi Egg Nightlight

This is the $33 officially licensed USB powered Yoshi Egg Light available for pre-order from Firebox (among other places, do your research and don’t blame me if you overpay, I’m just here to make you do a bat-spin then push you in the wrong direction). Why the manufacturer bothered making it an officially licensed product instead of just calling it ‘video game dinosaur egg light’ is beyond me, but I’m also a shrewd businessman. “Shrewd or prude?” MODEST FACT: I’ve…

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HIV breakthrough as treatment eliminates transmission risk | UK News

People who are HIV positive and taking medication do not spread the virus when they have sex, a study has found. It means an end to the HIV pandemic could be in sight. Scientists studied 1,000 gay male couples – one HIV positive and taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus, and the other HIV negative. Over the course of eight years, the virus was not transmitted once. Professor Alison Rodger from University College London, who co-led the research, said…

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Bellabeat and Oura ‘smart jewellery’ reviewed – Which? News

If you’re looking for a wearable to log your fitness and general ‘wellness’, you’re not obliged to wear a fitness tracker that stands out a mile. There are more and more examples of ‘smart jewellery’ available, which aim to blend seamlessly into your everyday outfits. We tried out three pieces of smart jewellery that have appeared on the market fairly recently: the Bellabeat Leaf Urban, the Bellabeat Leaf Chakra and the Oura ring. They aim to combine fashion with function,…

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Latest Google Pixel 3A Leak Reveals Pricing And Launch Date

Image: Droid Life Just when you thought that more details about Google’s upcoming ‘budget’ Pixel couldn’t possibly leak, here come the price tags This Tech Today released a video on its YouTube channel, alleging that Pixel 3A will start at $US399, with the the Pixel 3A XL starting at $US479. Both of these price points are for the 64GB versions, though 128GB storage options will apparently be available for both devices. The channel’s host, Brandon Lee, received this information from…

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Samsung expands artificial intelligence lab in Montreal

Samsung is expanding its Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) artificial intelligence (AI) Lab Montreal to deepen its focus on research and drive competitiveness in system semiconductors. Located at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), the AI lab will work on research to “develop disruptive innovation and breakthrough technologies, including new deep learning algorithms and next generation of on-device AI,” according to Samsung. In addition to recruiting more AI experts, Samsung is planning to dispatch R&D personnel in its…

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