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Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

By about 33 mins ago.

In a recent interview with Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring referred to Apple as a “frenemy”, a somewhat apt description given that Apple is making a strong push for Pandora’s piece of the streaming music pie. Yet, at the same time, Pandora has always thrived on Apple’s iOS platform.

“We were part of what made it fun to have an iPhone,” Herring explained.

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Free Galaxy S6 Offer

Lucky Samsung fanatics get a free Galaxy S6… but not in the U.S.

Lucky Samsung fanatics get a free Galaxy S6… but not in the U.S.

By about 1 hour ago.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are Samsung’s best smartphones yet, but they also come with a hefty price tag that not many people will appreciate. Buyers looking to score a free Galaxy S6 can do so now, at least in South Korea, Chosun reports, but only if they’re hardcore Samsung fans. More →

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Hit List

Windows 10 Music and Video Apps

Microsoft releases two more major Windows 10 apps

Microsoft releases two more major Windows 10 apps

By about 2 hours ago.

After making Project Spartan available to Windows 10 Insiders via a software update earlier this week, Microsoft on Tuesday announced two more apps that’ll certainly be important to many future Windows 10 users, including the Music and Video apps. More →

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Titanio 29er Electric Bike

This incredibly expensive electric bike will go well with your gold Apple Watch

This incredibly expensive electric bike will go well with your gold Apple Watch

By about 11 hours ago.

People who are still complaining about the price of the gold Apple Watch will probably also freak out reading about the Titanio 29er, an impressively light-weight titanium electric bike that’s also rather expensive. More →

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Game Changers

AT&T Gigabit Internet

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

How Google Fiber keeps AT&T’s GigaPower pricing in-check

By on March 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Much like in real estate, sometimes the price you pay for Internet service simply boils down to location, location, location.

Earlier this week, AT&T rolled out their gigabit Internet service in Cupertino, right in Apple’s backyard. Dubbed AT&T GigaPower, Ma Bell is offering blazing Internet speeds of 1Gbps for $110/month. Of course, if you just so happen to live in an area where Google Fiber is available, AT&T will lower the price to $70/month.

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Windows RT Is Dead

Windows RT is dead… but its most useful organs are being donated

Windows RT is dead… but its most useful organs are being donated

By on March 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

As a platform that people would actually use, Windows RT was dead from the start. It was confusingly branded and its app ecosystem was small enough to make even Windows Phone’s look robust. With the announcement of the Surface 3 on Tuesday, Windows RT is officially dead — the new tablet will run on full Windows and will be thus be fully upgradable to Windows 10 in the fall. That said, while we (very) briefly mourn Windows RT’s passing, we should take comfort in the fact that its most useful organs have been donated to other platforms. More →

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Apple Streaming Video

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

With Apple rumored to be getting into the TV streaming business later this fall, the company recently made an extremely interesting executive hire. First spotted by Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, Apple last month was able to lure Mike Rockwell away from Dolby, where he most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Products and Technology.

The Rockwell hire is particularly interesting given that his top two listed skills on his LinkedIn profile are “streaming media” and “digital video,” two areas Apple has a keen interest in. Of course, Apple’s Beats Music revamp is slated to launch with iOS 9 while the company’s rumored TV streaming service may launch as soon as this October.

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Team Fortress 2 Live and Let Spy

Watch the incredible 20-minute short film created inside of Team Fortress 2

Watch the incredible 20-minute short film created inside of Team Fortress 2

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Machinima is the art of manipulating a computer graphics engine in order to create a cinematic production. This art form was popularized in the mainstream by Red vs. Blue, a Halo machinima series that has been running since 2003. Not long ago, Valve decided to give its community the ability to make their own home movies with the Source Filmmaker software.

There have been plenty of impressive productions since then, but this past weekend, we were treated to one of the best yet.

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in April

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you can get for free in April

By on March 31, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Another month, another batch of free games from Sony. Once you finally work your way through Bloodborne (providing you ever actually reach the end), you’re going to want to download some great free games in order to wind down. Just make sure that PS Plus subscription is still active.

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Tesla Model S China

Why Elon Musk claims Tesla was ‘misled’ in China

Why Elon Musk claims Tesla was ‘misled’ in China

By on March 31, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

For as admittedly great and revolutionary as the Model S is, Tesla’s luxury sedan hasn’t performed all that well in China. From regulatory hurdles regarding supercharger rollouts to practical considerations such as dense urban populations, there have been no shortage of explanations seeking to pinpoint why Tesla just hasn’t been able to crack the Chinese market in a big way. Indeed, Tesla last month was forced to announce job cuts in China on account of less than stellar sales.

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Star Wars Square Enix Villains

These are the Star Wars characters you deserve

These are the Star Wars characters you deserve

By on March 31, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

The Star Wars universe is an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of tricks and stunts, whether they’re force shields patents or Imperial Speeder Bike drones. But Square Enix may have just come up with the best toy versions of some of the popular villains in the movies, including Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper soldiers. More →

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Opinions
How To Contact Aliens

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

Scientist concocts a truly horrifying plan for contacting extraterrestrial life

By on March 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

If aliens are really out there, do we really want to wave a flag at them letting them know we’re here, especially when we haven’t yet created a global planetary defense system? More importantly, do we want to contact them in a way that will make them instantly hate us and want to vaporize us as quickly as possible? That’s what Seth Shostak, the director of the Center for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, is proposing in The New York Times with a zany plan to beam the entire Internet into space. More →

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Apple Pay User Reviews

Apple Pay has disappointed early adopters

Apple Pay has disappointed early adopters

By on March 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Just a few short months after its launch, Apple Pay is by far the most widely used mobile payment service on the market. It takes a certain kind of brand to turn grocery shopping into an event, but that’s what Apple is trying to do with Apple Pay. Unfortunately, not all users see it that way. More →

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