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Facebook, Universal Music Group Reach Global Licensing Deal

The partnership, the first between the social media giant and a major music company, will allow the social media users to upload and videos that contain licensed content. The partnership, he adds, is "an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing - they thrive together". [Full Article...]

Watch The Newgrange Winter Solstice live online this year

Watch The Newgrange Winter Solstice live online this year Is the solstice on the same day every year? This year marks a very special anniversary. Ireland's Ancient East , in conjuction with Ripplecom, will stream the solstice around the world to a potenial audience of millions. Here's everything you need to know about the December solstice, the day the sun "stands still". The word "Yule" - used to describe the Christmas season - is believed to ha... [Full Article...]

PUBG Gets 3D Replay And Killcams

PUBG Gets 3D Replay And Killcams However, performance drops affect gameplay more than bad graphics, so Xbox One players have been trying to figure out how to speed things up. The game is now available on Xbox One through the Game Preview program and will leave early access on the 20th of December. [Full Article...]

Chinese electric auto maker Nio launches with Tesla in its sights

Chinese electric auto maker Nio launches with Tesla in its sights Chinese start-up electric vehicle manufacturer Nio has launched the ES8, in an effort to compete with Tesla . The seven-seat vehicle will be able to accelerate to 100km per hour in 4.4 seconds. "It's hard to say", Li said. Nio also unveiled Nio Power, which will allow the ES8's battery to be swapped in three minutes. It is also planning to offer mobile charging with vans equipped with batte... [Full Article...]

Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018

Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 If the predictions are right, Samsung will see its annual smartphone shipment decrease for the first time since its flagship Galaxy S series came to exist in 2010. While it's understandable that the less premium-model have few features, the fact that the camera in the base S9 model will likely be noticeably worse than that of its big brother is obviously a bit of a disappointment.The fingerprint... [Full Article...]

Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion

Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion According to those privy to the talks, the entire business of Star India, including entertainment and sports channels and the digital over-the-top channel Hotstar, will be transferred to Disney as part of the deal. There are also important global assets involved. Currently Fox's bid for the 61 per cent of Sky it doesn't own is under review by the United Kingdom competition watchdog amid concerns... [Full Article...]

The Star Citizen makers are being sued by Crytek

The Star Citizen makers are being sued by Crytek Crytek and Cloud Imperium may hold a lot of emotional weight when you hear them mentioned. This lawsuit, filed in USA district court in California, has the potential to disrupt development of a game that is already more than five years in development and has yet to deliver on many promises to its backers. [Full Article...]

Level Up: Nintendo Switch scores 10 million sold

Level Up: Nintendo Switch scores 10 million sold That number is still dwarfed by Nintendo's motion-controlled Wii , which sold over 100 million units over its lifespan. The video game company has wholly disregarded the new consoles that their longtime business rivals, Sony and Microsoft, released and continued to focus on the Nintendo Switch . [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radio

Amazon's Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radio Alternatively, you can ask Alexa to wake you up with songs or radio stations from Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. In addition, it pushes the cute and circular Amazon Echo Spot , which will be launched on December 19, as the alarm clock of the future. [Full Article...]

Google Maps will soon track your public transit journey in real time

Google Maps will soon track your public transit journey in real time Google has been testing real-time notifications for transit journeys, according to TechCrunch . According to the report , Google Maps users in transit mode will get notifications updates similar to driving mode, such as reminder to get off a bus or train when he/she gets close to a stop. [Full Article...]

NASA to reveal major breakthroughs from its alien-hunting programme

NASA to reveal major breakthroughs from its alien-hunting programme Kepler has spent the last several years collecting data on thousands of nearby stars in order to find planets orbiting around them. Very little further information was given about the announcement, which will take place on Thursday. "The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google ". NASAs's Kepler Space Telescope has been searching for habitable planets since 2009. [Full Article...]

Google removes Chrome Apps from desktop PCs

Google removes Chrome Apps from desktop PCs Recently, the Chrome apps were suspended on many platforms except for the Chrome OS. Well, prior to that officially happening, Ars Technica reports that the Apps section of the Chrome Web Store has shut down. Extensions are also installed through the Chrome Web Store and usually live next to the address bar as buttons. Google will replace Chrome Apps with Progressive Web Apps , this fe... [Full Article...]

Honor unveils its flaghsip View 10 smartphone, India launch on January 8

Honor unveils its flaghsip View 10 smartphone, India launch on January 8 The Honor 7X has a dual-16MP primary camera on the back, and an 8MP selfie snapper with support for gesture-operated capture control; wave at the phone and it'll take a selfie a few moments later. A pretty clever workaround which is functional and looks very tidy. The Honor 7X had already made its debut in China in late November and it's largely unimpressive, but the Honor View 10 tells a comp... [Full Article...]

Facebook's Messenger Kids: Parents grapple with social media dilemma

Facebook's Messenger Kids: Parents grapple with social media dilemma Jeremy Hunt told Facebook "stay away from kids" today after the social network unveiled its first ever app aimed at pre-teen children. Marketing mattersFacebook said Messenger Kids will not display any advertisements or it will not collect data for marketing, though it will collect some data so that the app can necessary to run the service. [Full Article...]

Singapore first in Southeast Asia to get Amazon Prime membership programme

This is an interesting move by Amazon as they're clearly targeting some 600 million Singapore residents, but they still don't have their own Amazon country site. While subscribers will get access to same day deliveries via Prime Now, it will only apply to some 5 million items from the worldwide selection, compared to over 50 million in the U.S., with free shipping if they spend S$60 ($45). [Full Article...]

Ep. 25: Net Neutrality with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Ep. 25: Net Neutrality with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Blumenthal and Hassan were joined by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Gary Peters (D-MI), Patty Murray (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hi... [Full Article...]

Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands

Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands Safe Browsing warnings will appear "on apps and on websites leading to apps that collect a user's personal data without their consent". Developers of applications that handle personal user data, including email addresses, phone numbers or other device data will need to include a message alerting users to that fact and provide their own privacy policy as well. [Full Article...]

Apple files countersuit against Qualcomm regarding processor patents

Apple files countersuit against Qualcomm regarding processor patents More recently, Apple reviewed its answer to Qualcomm's grievance with accusations of its own. That case accompanied a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to ban the import of Apple iPhones that use competing Intel chips because of the alleged patent violations. [Full Article...]

U.S. shopping season starts with record high online sales

U.S. shopping season starts with record high online sales So, too, did the efforts retailers have made to attract shoppers to their websites and stores. "A lot of things can change between now and then. We have nearly five weeks to go [until Christmas], lots of things can change, but we are certainly encouraged to start off from a position of strength". [Full Article...]

Best Black Friday 2017 Gaming Deals: PS4 Pro for $349

Best Black Friday 2017 Gaming Deals: PS4 Pro for $349 From BOGO video game sales to pre-order specials, we're covering it all in the hopes of saving you some money this holiday season. The release of Xbox One X has now made it possible to finally play Dark Souls on a console with mostly stable 30 fps. [Full Article...]


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