• Spotify Reported to Acquire SoundCloud

    Posted on December 9th, 2016 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet It is reported that music-streaming service Spotify was in “advanced talks” to acquire rival streaming service SoundCloud. However, months of discussions between the two have apparently been fruitless, and Spotify has abandoned its takeover plans, TechCrunch reported Thursday, citing a source within Spotify. Spotify feared the acquisition could muddle its plans for going public next year, the unidentified source said. A sales price wasn’t mentioned, but Bloomberg reported... Read more

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  • Google’s Pixel Phones Get Lift-to-Wake and Double-Tap Features for Waking up

    Posted on November 24th, 2016 Yuson Zou | No comments

    Tweet Google’s well-reviewed Pixel and Pixel XL are the Android phones to have right now, but they’re still missing some much-liked features from the Nexus 6P and 5X. Namely, the models lack the “Moves” that let you double-tap or merely lift the phone to wake it up. However, some Canadians are reporting that those functions are available in the latest OTA update, so folks in other regions should see them soon, too. iPhone owners received a “raise to wake” fea... Read more

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  • Apple to Replace Batteries of iPhone 6s Caused by Unexpected Shutdowns

    Posted on November 23rd, 2016 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet It is announced through Apple’s website that the new program targets a “very small” number of iPhone 6s units that may exhibit unexpected shutdowns due to apparent battery problems. Apple quickly noted devices experiencing shutdown related issues do not present a safety risk, wording likely included to allay fears that iPhone is suffering from battery problems similar to catastrophic failures recently seen impacting Samsung products. Earlier this year the Korean tech gia... Read more

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  • Marvel’s Newly Released Movie Doctor Strange Hits $325 Million Worldwide

    Posted on November 10th, 2016 Yuson Zou | No comments

    Tweet Marvel released its latest superhero movie Doctor Strange on November 4th, 2016 worldwide. Directed by Scott Derrickson who is famous for Sinister (2012), the movie is joined by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong, Rachel McAdams (True Detective) as Christine Palmer, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as Kaecilius and Benjamin Bratt (The Infiltrato... Read more

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  • Apple Captures More Than 103% of Smartphone Profits in the Third Quarter

    Posted on November 4th, 2016 Echo Brown | No comments

    Tweet According to new estimates published on Thursday, Apple raked in more than 103 percent of all smartphone industry profits during the third quarter of 2016, despite owning roughly 12 percent of the market. Apple took a 90 percent share of profits in the year ago quarter, though other estimates put that number as high as 94 percent on only 14.5 percent of total volume. Samsung, Apple’s biggest rival, reported operating income of $87.9 million, down 96 percent year-over-year and the low... Read more

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  • Google to Release Its Daydream VR Headset on November 10th

    Posted on November 2nd, 2016 Yuson Zou | No comments

    Tweet Google announced the news that the Daydream View, Google’s new virtual reality headset, will be released to the market on November 10th, 2016. After the announcement, Google opened a Google Store page for the $79 headset for preordering. Verizon and Best Buy are also selling the Google’s new VR headset in the US, along with other retailers and mobile companies carrying it in Canada, the UK, Germany, and Australia. The upcoming Daydream VR platform is built into Android Nougat.... Read more

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  • Top 10 Halloween Scary Movies to Watch for Halloween 2016

    Posted on October 31st, 2016 David Brooks | No comments

    Tweet To celebrate Halloween holiday, many people would choose horror movies. Horror movie has become one of the main marks that could explain the spirit of Halloween holiday, especially some scary movies. Today, we’ve collected top 10 scary movies for you to watch during Halloween 2016. These 10 Halloween scary movies have been popular for a long time, and would definitely scare you senseless. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film, this film prese... Read more

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  • Samsung Is Focusing on the S8 After Galaxy Note 7 Disaster

    Posted on October 27th, 2016 Yuson Zou | No comments

    Tweet Samsung is now starting to research and develop its next flagship phone S8 despite the fact that the Korean electronic giant still has no idea what caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 phone batteries to explode. According to Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman and board member at Samsung, who’s also the apparent heir to the company, next year’s Galaxy S8 will come with a “slick design and an improved camera.” It’ll also have better artificial intelligence, Lee said. That all sou... Read more

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