Sunday, May 31, 2015

SoftBank Buys Another 23% Of Supercell Shares, Now Owns 73% Of The Mobile Gaming Giant

By TechCrunch:

clash of clans Some ownership changes afoot at Supercell, the mobile gaming giant out of Finland behind blockbuster titles like Clash of Clans and Hay Day. SoftBank has upped its stake in the startup to 73.2%, after buying an additional 22.7% of shares from existing external investors, with VC Accel exiting the company completely. Softbank says that Supercell will continue to be run as an independent… Read More




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MediaTek's Helio P10 offers octa-core and faster LTE on the cheap

By Engadget:

It's only been half a month since MediaTek announced a 10-core mobile processor, the Helio X20, as its flagship product for next year, but the company is already prepping a slightly lesser model to stay true to its roots. Meet the Helio P10, the firs...

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Microsoft's Windows 10 finally has a release date: July 29

By CNET:

The next iteration of the software maker's operating system is slated to arrive in two months.

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Volvo's On Call app can control your car from a smartwatch

By Engadget:

Sure, you drive a Volvo and not an Aston Martin, but that doesn't mean you can't pretend to be a charming spy who controls his car with a high-tech watch. Volvo will soon release its On Call app for Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch, after all...

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Um... is Sandra Bullock registering sandrabullocksextape.porn?

By CNET:

A lesson in why being a nerd is good if you're an aspiring papparazzi -- and the Streisand effect.

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An Interview With Nathaniel Popper, Author Of Digital Gold

By TechCrunch:

Digital Gold Book If you’ve been reading the site lately you’ll notice we’ve gone Digital Gold-crazy. First we started with an amazing excerpt outlining the story of 21.com. Then we posted a review and a podcast and now we present an short interview with the author in our studio in New York. Popper and I go through his theories behind the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, why the couldn’t… Read More




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Saturday, May 30, 2015

DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing

By Engadget:

Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully understand how different these newfound techniques affect the resulting printed item. Sometimes a pri...

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London Is Redefining Tech Startups Through Adventurous Capital

By TechCrunch:

london-rainmaker-loft London hit an important milestone this month, but you may have missed the news as it emerged with a characteristically British lack of fuss. For the first time, the city’s technology startups attracted in excess of half a billion dollars of VC funding in a single quarter – $646.98 million for the period January to March 2015. Read More




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Apple says the Watch's irregular heart rate tracking is intentional

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When Apple trotted out its first update for the Watch, fitness mavens were alarmed at the suddenly inconsistent heart rate tracking. Did Cupertino break one of its wearable's signature features? Well, not quite. Apple has posted an updated support pa...

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Microsoft claims Surface 3 actually makes school fun (no, really)

By CNET:

Technically Incorrect: Can school ever be entertaining? In a new ad for its Surface 3 tablet, Microsoft wants you to believe the company has the power to make it so.

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Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

By TechCrunch:

3537904106_b38647c9b0_o Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just some of the stories published this week on this critical, hot-button issue.… Read More




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Friday, May 29, 2015

'Halo 3: ODST' is rolling out on the Xbox One, check your inbox

By Engadget:

From one bug-ridden console game to another -- Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should check their Xbox One inbox this morning, as redemption codes for the Halo 3: ODST add-on are going out now. Arriving as an apology for problems gamers reported...

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The case of the incredible shrinking Swiss cheese holes

By CNET:

A Swiss agriculture lab finds that the modern process of cheese making is making Swiss cheese look less Swiss cheesy.

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The Unbundling Of Finance

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financeopenmobile In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming a la carte as well. People, particularly millennials, are moving away from single monolithic banking institutions serving the majority of their financial needs to hand picking the specialized services that work for them. Read More




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Dolby Digital Plus surround sound plugs into Microsoft's Edge

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Windows 10 won't have Media Center included but this week Microsoft revealed that it will have support for surround sound in some new ways, and it could make Netflix streaming even better. Beyond supporting Dolby Digital Plus in the Windows 10 OS -- ...

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Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

By CNET:

A judge in New York hands down a life sentence for the 31-year-old founder of the online illegal-drug marketplace.

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Salesforce Acquires Smart Calendar Startup Tempo, App Will Shut Down On June 30

By TechCrunch:

tempo.ai My favorite calendar app Tempo just announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com.
The company was incubated by SRI International, the birthplace of the voice-powered (and Apple acquired) assistant Siri. When Tempo launched two years ago, founder and CEO Raj Singh pitched it as another type of assistant, one that automatically brings up relevant information for your meetings. Read More




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