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  • Data Issue Delays September NPD Report But Nintendo Reveals Switch Was the Top-Selling Console

    October 21, 2017 1:03 PM 13

    October 21, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan A “data issue” has delayed NPD Group‘s September 2017 US market report but a press release by Nintendo reveals that the company’s Switch console was top-selling current-gen hardware for the month. As for the full report, NPD’s Mat Piscatella has said that it’s scheduled for release on Monday, October 23. “The NPD Group’s

  • Apple iPhone 8 Under Fire as iPhone X Looms

    October 21, 2017 1:01 PM 16

    It’s hard to say whether Apple is in a good spot or a perilous one with its new slate of iPhones. Over the past several days, reports have been swirling that say the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are in trouble. The devices’ sales are much lower than expected, and there are currently no signs that they’ll turn around anytime soon. But those same reports

  • This is Amazon's new Echo, and it's surprisingly nice for the price

    October 20, 2017 7:03 PM 26

    The all-new Amazon Echo just landed on my desk, and it's way nicer than I thought it would be, especially for $99. As an owner of several Amazon Echo products — including the smaller Echo Dot, original Echo and the screen-toting Echo Show — I didn't think I was going to buy any more. The Echo is really compact. It's much smaller than a Sonos (I assumed

  • Nintendo Switch Adds Wireless Headset Support; Will Remove 30 Second Video Limit Later

    October 20, 2017 6:45 PM 26

    The recent Nintendo Switch Version 4.0.0 has been found to have added support for Wireless USB headsets. [Thanks, SoldierOfOrange on Reddit] While this addition was not mentioned in the patch notes, the wireless USB headset support has been confirmed to include PlayStation wireless headsets as well as several Logitech models. Meanwhile, Kotaku UK has reported

  • Japan’s SoftBank Plans a Second Giant Technology Fund

    October 20, 2017 3:57 PM 19

    Masayoshi Son’s brainchild hasn’t finished raising money but the next could be double in size TOKYO—SoftBank Group Corp., which runs what is already the world’s biggest technology investment fund, is planning to create a second fund that could be even larger, according to people close to the Japanese telecommunications and investment giant

  • The Troubled Marriage of Brains and Computers

    October 19, 2017 5:03 PM 16

    Neurotechnology could make science fiction dreams a reality. But a pioneer in the field is already sounding alarms On June 12, 2014, a young man named Juliano Pinto stood on a field and, as 1.2 billion people looked on, performed the ceremonial first kick of the World Cup in São Paulo. The pass was unremarkable except that Juliano had been paralyzed

  • Priceline, Tencent Join Investors Pumping $4 Billion into Chinese Lifestyle Site

    October 19, 2017 4:51 PM 17

    Deal puts a $30 billion valuation on Meituan-Dianping, an online platform for matching consumers with entertainment and other services Meituan-Dianping, a Chinese lifestyle-services internet platform, raised $4 billion from an investor group led by social-media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., a deal that pinned a $30 billion valuation on the Beijing-based

  • The Nokia 7 is the 5th Nokia smartphone this year

    October 19, 2017 8:27 AM 33

    After releasing four smartphones this year and reviving an old feature phone (twice), the company on Thursday revealed the Nokia 7, reports Android Police. It's a midrange phone with dual cameras and the flagship Nokia 8's "bothie" camera software. A bothie, if you're not yet initiated, is when the phone captures what's seen by both the front and back cameras

  • Investors Are Cautious on Tech’s Big Startups: Many May Be Overvalued

    October 19, 2017 1:05 AM 16

    ‘We’ll see more of the unicorns die’ in the coming year, said Jenny Lee, managing partner at GGV Capital LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Silicon Valley should brace for more political backlash against the tech sector as the companies increasingly grow in size and power, prominent startup investors said Wednesday. “The system is not working right,” said Sam Altman

  • Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge

    October 18, 2017 9:20 PM 17

    (Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue and profit for fiscal 2018 due to growth in its cloud business, sending its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. The company said on Wednesday it expects revenue of $8.7 billion and profit of around $5.50 per share for fiscal 2018. Analysts were expecting revenue