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MasterCard Launches Developer’s Platform For App Creation

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
MasterCard Launches Developer’s Platform For App Creation

Mastercard has unveiled an ambitious open Mastercard Developers platform to help third-party developers easily create commerce-related apps and services. Developers will be able to use six different coding languages to work with 25 different Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in payment, data, security and experimental areas. The experimental category includes APIs for bot commerce such as chatbots and virtual reality and augmented reality devices. In one example of how a bot commerce API... 

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Health Insurer Aetna To Offer Discount On Apple Smartwatches

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Health Insurer Aetna To Offer Discount On Apple Smartwatches

Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would provide some customers discounts on Apple Inc’s smartwatch, marking the first deal made by the tech giant with an insurer for its devices. Aetna, which has about 23 million members in the United States, will also give away the Apple Watch for free to its nearly 50,000 employees, Aetna said in a statement on Tuesday. The deal could help Apple boost the appeal of its Watch to potential customers as the company looks to target health and fitness conscious... 

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Sears Teams Up With Uber To Enhance Rewards Program

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Sears Teams Up With Uber To Enhance Rewards Program

Sears Holdings Corp is joining forces with ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc as the struggling retailer tries to make its rewards program more attractive to shoppers. Sears is betting on its Shop Your Way loyalty plan, which offers points and tailored deals to members, as the company looks to revive sales. The program accounted for 75 percent of the company’s sales through the first half of 2016. Riders who link their Uber account to Sears’ loyalty plan will receive up to $2... 

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Are Developers Giving Up On The Oculus Rift

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Are Developers Giving Up On The Oculus Rift

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has emphasized the freedom that Oculus VR allows its employees to support their personal views, a freedom he said also applied to Palmer Luckey. In a post on his Facebook page, Iribe spoke about Luckey’s regret at the negative impact the situation had created for “the company, our partners, and the industry.” However, he offered a measure of support for Oculus VR’s founder, citing Luckey’s right to independent political beliefs. “Everyone... 

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DoesThe PS4 Pro Truly Offer 4K Gaming?

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
DoesThe PS4 Pro Truly Offer 4K Gaming?

A little bit of clarity can go a long way. A few weeks ago at the reveal of the PS4 Pro, in a staff roundtable I questioned whether Sony’s new console would hurt Microsoft’s chances with the more powerful Scorpio. I also gave Sony an edge because of its HDR rollout to all PS4s. As it turns out, the HDR update is practically useless (no games supported yet and no video streaming) and the PS4 Pro itself will see most games upscaled, according to Sony Interactive boss Andrew House. While... 

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Hawking’s Still Does Not Want To Deal With E.T.

September 29, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Hawking’s Still Does Not Want To Deal With E.T.

Humanity should be wary of seeking out contact with alien civilizations, Stephen Hawking has warned once again. In 2010, the famed astrophysicist said that intelligent aliens may be rapacious marauders, roaming the cosmos in search of resources to plunder and planets to conquer and colonize. He reiterates that basic concern in “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,” a new documentary streaming now on the CuriosityStream video service. “One day, we might receive a signal from... 

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Turns To Microsoft’s Azure Cloud For Connected Cars

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Renault-Nissan Alliance Turns To Microsoft’s Azure Cloud For Connected Cars

Microsoft has inked a deal to aid the Renault-Nissan Alliance in developing next-generation connected services for self-driving cars that will be enabled through Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure. Azure cloud services, the companies said, will be the foundation for more advanced navigation features, vehicle monitoring and predictive vehicle maintenance and for mobile connectivity and over-the-air updates. Renault-Nissan plans to develop connectivity technologies and features to support... 

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Samsung Says Over 60% Of Defective Samsung Note 7 Phones Have Been Recovered

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Says Over 60% Of Defective Samsung Note 7 Phones Have Been Recovered

Samsung Electronics Co announced it has received back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis. In a statement, Samsung said it was focused on replacing all affected devices “as quickly and efficiently” as possible and reiterated its request that customers affected by the current recall should power off their device and turn them in. The world’s... 

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Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 10 Adoption Rate Has Cooled

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Acknowledges Windows 10 Adoption Rate Has Cooled

Microsoft has acknowledged that the Windows 10 adoption rate has slowed when it claimed the new operating system was running on approximately 400 million devices. The company reset the Windows 10 uptake status on the same day it kicked off the 2016 edition of its Ignite conference in Atlanta. Microsoft’s last Windows 10 update was at the end of June, a month before it halted the free upgrade for consumers and small businesses running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Then Microsoft pegged the number... 

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Virtual Reality Devices On The Rise

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Virtual Reality Devices On The Rise

The numbers of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will grow like topsy in the fourth quarter. Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that we should see some significant changes in the VR market soon. Shipments of VR video-enabled smartphones and VR devices bundled with consoles will be higher compared to other devices. Vendors of VR-enabled tablets... 

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MediaTek Goes For Two With TSMC

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
MediaTek Goes For Two With TSMC

While Intel has admitted it can’t build a 10nm chip, Mediatek is planning to release two of them using TSMC’s process. According to the Economic Daily News MediaTek is considering rolling out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment. It said that it will start volume production for the Helio X30-series SoCs as scheduled between the end of 2016 and early-2017. It is also thinking of having another 10nm series designed for mid-... 

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Astronomers Solve Space Blob Mystery

September 28, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Astronomers Solve Space Blob Mystery

A giant blob of gas and dust far off in the universe mysteriously glows bright green, and astronomers have finally figured out why. Two huge galaxies were observed in the blob’s core, and they’re surrounded by a swarm of smaller galaxies in what appears to be the birth of a massive cluster of galaxies. Astronomers spotted the blob’s central galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory in... 

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Google Fiber Wins Installation Battle In Nashville

September 27, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Google Fiber Wins Installation Battle In Nashville

Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city’s Metro Council approved an ordinance called “One Touch Make Ready,” that would speed up the company’s fiber-optic cable installations. The ordinance, passed by a voice vote, gives Google Fiber and other ISPs quicker access to utility poles for deploying fast broadband with fiber-optic cable. Without the measure, each ISP has had to send out a separate crew to a utility pole to move its own line to make room for a new one. The ordinance... 

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Samsung Delays Re-start Of Galaxy Note 7 Sales

September 27, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Delays Re-start Of Galaxy Note 7 Sales

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has announced that it will be delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South Korea, due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch fire, offering refunds or replacement devices using safe batteries. The firm hopes... 

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Digital Map Company HERE Partners With Automakers To Share Traffic Data

September 27, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Digital Map Company HERE Partners With Automakers To Share Traffic Data

German digital map maker HERE plans to roll out a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first. The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany’s three premium automakers, will provide four services in which drivers share detailed video views of traffic jams or accidents, potential road hazards like fog or slippery streets, traffic signs including temporary speed... 

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