Day: April 16, 2019

Microsoft combines Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass in new ‘ultimate’ service – CNET

The new subscription offers a discount for Xbox devotees, now at $14.99 a month. …read more Source:: CNet


Netflix can’t help spilling Umbrella Academy, Triple Frontier, Fyre viewership stats – CNET

Once upon a time, Netflix hardly ever shared how many people watch its shows and movies. Not anymore. …read more Source:: CNet


Galaxy Fold hands-on: What’s good and bad about Samsung’s new foldable phone today – CNET

Phones with bendable displays are real, and it’s going to take some getting used to. …read more Source:: CNet


Pixel 3’s camera can now detect kisses for photos with your boo – CNET

Single people lose yet another ally in computational photography. …read more Source:: CNet


Russia Adopts Bill That Would Expand Government Control Over the Internet

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: Russia’s lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship. The State Duma on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to support the bill, which still has to be approved by the upper chamber of Russian Parliament…


And that’s the way the Cook, he crumbles: Apple, Qualcomm settle patent nuclear war

iThings flogger, chip-licensing biz put differences aside, agree six-year modem supply deal Apple and Qualcomm today settled out of court all of their various patent and licensing legal battles against one another around the world.… …read more Source:: TheRegister


Twitter Has Been Secretly Verifying Thousands of Accounts, Even Though It Insists Its Verification Program is on Hold

Twitter has verified more than 10,000 accounts in recent months, despite putting its verification program on hold. From a report: The company has said little publicly about verification, which it suspended in 2017 following backlash over its verification of a white supremacist. But data viewed by Mashable suggests the company is verifying a flurry of…


Hey, remember that California privacy law? Big Tech is trying to ram a massive hole in it

Amendment would exempt, um, Google and Facebook Analysis A proposed amendment to California’s new data privacy law would drive a huge hole through the legislation, privacy advocates have warned.… …read more Source:: TheRegister


Get Apple discounts at Best Buy with these trade-in offers – CNET

You can save on a new iPhone, iPad or MacBook by trading in your old gear at Best Buy. Plus, an Apple Watch deal from Walmart. …read more Source:: CNet


Galaxy Fold hands-on: What’s good and bad about Samsung’s new foldable phone so far – CNET

Phones with bendable displays are real, and it’s going to take some getting used to. …read more Source:: CNet