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by brian heater

 It’s a wait and see moment for wrist-worn devices. After a few years of betting heavily on the space, this most recent CES didn’t offer much; save for two or three smartwatch announcements, some partnerships and a couple of middling bands, the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 What started off as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the US Federal Trade Commission’s footsteps with a roughly billion dollar suit against the San Diego-based...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Trump’s an unorthodox sort with, by most accounts, a fairly tenuous grasp on modern technologies. Until relatively recently, there was a seemingly open question regarding whether the soon-to-be sworn in leader of the free world ever actually used...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Sony’s virtual reality headset has offered some form of support for 360 YouTube content since around Christmas time of last year, but as Engadget points out, things have been pretty spotty at best. The update was only being rolled out to select users,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 If, say, the presidential inauguration is a thing you’d like to watch on Friday morning, then great news, friend, there are plenty of options. The bad news is that you’ve missed the musical stylings of Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood and 3 Doors Down....
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Roli’s fun little modular musical instrument took a turn for the more serious today, as the UK-based startup announced compatibility with a number of top music production apps. The functionality comes courtesy of a new Dashboard app for Mac and Windows...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Samsung tonight confirmed that it’s chosen January 23 to announce the long awaited findings into its investigation surrounding the Galaxy Note7. The date had been floated earlier this week in a story that also pinpointed the root cause of the explosions...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 With Android Wear 2.0 due next month (with most outlets pegging a not too distant release date of February 2), we’re in a bit of a post-CES wearable holding pattern at the moment. The delay of Google’s wearable operating system was largely seen...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 Since 2003, Amazon-owned Audible has been the sole proprietor of audiobook on iTunes, a deal that has ruffled plenty of publishing feathers and raised some antitrust red flags around the world. According to The European Commission, the two tech giants...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 Back in November, Samsung announced preliminary plans to start testing Android 7.0 on its latest devices. For the second year in a row, the company was mostly testing the waters early on, asking a select group of interested early adopters to test the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running tactical role playing titles published by the gaming...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 A small glimmer of sunshine for what has been an extremely rocky year or so for Samsung. A court in Seoul’s Central District has rejected an arrested warrant for Samsung vice-chairman/heir-apparent Jay Y. Lee that was issued by prosecutors earlier...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 If you’re enrolled in the beta version of the Cortana app for Android, you’ve already got access to one of its more interesting updates in recent memory. As spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has introduced a feature that brings its AI assistant...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 The new Touch Bar MacBooks were pretty well stocked with first-party software support when they launched last year. One proprietary program that was notably absent from the shiny new input device, however, was Logic Pro X, Apple’s pro-level audio...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 Tidal’s latest feature has arrived with as little fanfare as humanly possible. The music service has snuck in a new Track Edit, accessible by opening the Option menu while playing a song. Available on the music service’s mobile app, the new feature...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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