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Vevo set to shut down mobile apps and website

Vevo set to shut down mobile apps and website »

26 May, 2018
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Vevo is giving up its push to become an alternative to YouTube. The music video streaming service — which is owned by

Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over its Autopilot system

Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over its Autopilot system »

26 May, 2018
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Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who

NOAA’s brand new weather satellite is already broken

NOAA’s brand new weather satellite is already broken »

26 May, 2018
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Remember that awesomely powerful new weather satellite that delivered this really cool lightning-tracking video earlier this week? Yeah, so, funny story, it

Amazon Alexa secretly records conversation and sends to random phone number without permission

Amazon Alexa secretly records conversation and sends to random phone number without permission »

25 May, 2018
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An Amazon Echo user has asked the company to investigate after she discovered that an Alexa device had recorded a private conversation

Netflix Stock Closes at All-Time High, Nudging Market Cap Ahead of Disney’s Again

Netflix Stock Closes at All-Time High, Nudging Market Cap Ahead of Disney’s Again »

25 May, 2018
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Netflix has regained the title as world’s most valuable media stock, at least for now, after the streamer’s shares closed at a

Startups, Media Companies Block European Users in Wake of New Privacy Laws

Startups, Media Companies Block European Users in Wake of New Privacy Laws »

25 May, 2018
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The internet just got a little bit smaller for users in Europe: A number of startups and big media companies alike started

Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito,’ Other YouTube Music Videos

Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito,’ Other YouTube Music Videos »

25 May, 2018
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Two 18-year-old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo’s YouTube accounts last

‘World War 3’ is Coming to Steam Early Access

‘World War 3’ is Coming to Steam Early Access »

25 May, 2018
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Polish studio The Farm 51 (“Get Even,” “Painkiller: Hell & Damnation”) is working on a new military first-person shooter called “World War

International Newswire: Is Drama the New Soccer of Europe?

International Newswire: Is Drama the New Soccer of Europe? »

25 May, 2018
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In today’s International Newswire, Variety asks if high-end drama is the new content king in Europe; Nordic Film & TV Fund announce

Spotify set to pay out £83.5 million in royalties to songwriters after lawsuit

Spotify set to pay out £83.5 million in royalties to songwriters after lawsuit »

25 May, 2018
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Spotify is set to pay out £83.5 million ($112m) in royalties, following two lawsuits that claimed songwriters hadn’t been paid enough for

Tinder’s creepy new update shares your exact location

Tinder’s creepy new update shares your exact location »

25 May, 2018
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Tinder is testing an invasive new update that exposes your exact location on a map for potential matches to view. Say you

ESPN+ to Live-Stream ‘League of Legends’ Esports Events Under New, Non-Exclusive Pact

ESPN+ to Live-Stream ‘League of Legends’ Esports Events Under New, Non-Exclusive Pact »

25 May, 2018
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ESPN+, the Disney-owned sports programmer’s recently launched subscription service, is carrying Riot Games’ “League of Legends” live esports tournaments and events —

Playground Mode, Improved Replay And More Coming to ‘Fortnite’

Playground Mode, Improved Replay And More Coming to ‘Fortnite’ »

25 May, 2018
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Epic Games is taking its first steps toward implementing a creative mode in “Fortnite.” A new limited time mode called Playground lets

Amazon blames creepy Alexa incident on ‘unlikely’ string of events

Amazon blames creepy Alexa incident on ‘unlikely’ string of events »

25 May, 2018
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An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send

Samsung ordered to pay Apple over £400m for ‘blatently’ copying phone design

Samsung ordered to pay Apple over £400m for ‘blatently’ copying phone design »

25 May, 2018
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Samsung has been handed an order to pay Apple $539 million (£403 million) in damages after a US jury decided its phones

Woman’s Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact

Woman’s Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact »

25 May, 2018
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A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon’s popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation. Amazon on Thursday described

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Explores the 40-Year Gap Between Previous Two Games

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Explores the 40-Year Gap Between Previous Two Games »

25 May, 2018
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“Call of Duty: Black Ops” was never viewed as a Call of Duty franchise with a single narrative by developer Treyarch, instead

The Weapons and Gear of ‘Call of Duty Black Ops 4’

The Weapons and Gear of ‘Call of Duty Black Ops 4’ »

25 May, 2018
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With no true single-player campaign, the weapons and gear of “Call of Duty Black Ops 4” are becoming an even more central

Sega Mega Drive Classics review: blast processing returns, again

Sega Mega Drive Classics review: blast processing returns, again »

25 May, 2018
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Offering streamlined access to more than 50 retro relics, Sega Mega Drive Classics doesn't provide many surprises or bonus features but it

Powersliding a Bentley Bentayga V8 On Ice Is a Total Blast

Powersliding a Bentley Bentayga V8 On Ice Is a Total Blast »

25 May, 2018
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We’ve sampled the W12 Bentley Bentayga extensively. We took one of the 600-horsepower super UTEs to complete a California double (surfing and

High School Esports League Adds Free Agent System, ‘Fortnite’ Summer League

High School Esports League Adds Free Agent System, ‘Fortnite’ Summer League »

25 May, 2018
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The High School Esports League (HSEL) will be the first esports league to offer students a chance to compete in Fortnite in

Mixer Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with New Features

Mixer Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with New Features »

25 May, 2018
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Mixer is rolling out several new features in a beta test to mark the streaming platform’s one-year anniversary. In a blog post

“Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s” Roman Zombie Map Will Also Feature Guns

“Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s” Roman Zombie Map Will Also Feature Guns »

25 May, 2018
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“Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” isn’t just doubling down on its popular zombie mode, it’s tripling down. During last week’s unveiling

Apple is giving some iPhone owners £54 credit

Apple is giving some iPhone owners £54 credit »

25 May, 2018
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Earlier this year, Apple hit the headlines after it was discovered that the firm was slowing down the processor speeds on older

We've Got Another Amazon Alexa Horror Story For You

We've Got Another Amazon Alexa Horror Story For You »

25 May, 2018
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This is even scarier than that creepy laughing incident. We rely on technology for so much these days, but can it really

Samsung must pay Apple $540 million for infringing iPhone design

Samsung must pay Apple $540 million for infringing iPhone design »

25 May, 2018
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Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple nearly $540 million (£399m), in a major legal battle that goes all the way back

Oculus Go Porn: Adult Industry Has High Hopes for Facebook’s New VR Headset

Oculus Go Porn: Adult Industry Has High Hopes for Facebook’s New VR Headset »

25 May, 2018
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Facebook’s latest attempt to popularize virtual reality (VR) with its $200 Oculus Go VR headset is getting praise from an unexpected ally:

Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link App, Blocking Its Release

Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link App, Blocking Its Release »

25 May, 2018
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Valve’s Steam Link app, which allows Steam users to stream their library of PC video games to a smartphone where they can

How to figure out if hackers leaked your password

How to figure out if hackers leaked your password »

25 May, 2018
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Passwords are regularly leaked onto the dark web, putting your online accounts at risk. But there are several tools that can help

Apple facing legal action over claims its headphone battery life is misleading

Apple facing legal action over claims its headphone battery life is misleading »

25 May, 2018
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Apple could be facing a major US court showdown with its own customers. A US district court in California ruled this week