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For the first time, Netflix beats Disney as the most profitable entertainment company

For the first time ever, Netflix is the world’s most valuable entertainment company, sending Disney down to second place. Netflix valuation on the stock market today was $153 billion, compared to Disney’s $152 billion. The tables might turn when Disney releases its own in-home streamin...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 battery life

Samsung Galaxy S9 (right), Galaxy S8 (left) If you’re on the fence about upgrading to the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus from your S8 or S8 Plus, you’ll want to know what the difference in battery life will be like. Now that we’re taking deeper dives on the products we review, we can...

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Price Drop! Cisco certification bundle now $59

Every company which is any bigger than a tea shop needs an IT network. Banks, offices, airports, hotels, stadiums – whatever the industry, their systems need to be synchronized. Network engineers are in increasing demand, and the biggest name in networking is Cisco. In fact, Forbes magazine es...

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How to watch esports on the BBC this weekend: live stream Dota 2 online

The Dota 2 battle arena is coming to the UK this weekend - to the real-world arena of ESL Birmingham, to be exact. And the whole event will be aired on BBC Three.For the uninitiated, Dota 2 is a multiplayer online game from Valve which is played by teams of between two and five members each defendin...

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How Microsoft Teams is transforming the classroom

To most of us, Microsoft Teams might just seem like another Slack competitor vying for office messaging market share, but in schools it’s proving its to be a revolutionary and transformative tool for classrooms. Those aren’t the words of Microsoft or some Teams spokesperson, but James Ya...

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Google’s Duo and Cisco’s Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store

Earlier this week, it came to light that Apple had removed a number of VoIP-based calling apps from the App Store, at the request of the Chinese government. The apps had been using CallKit, Apple’s new developer toolset that provides the calling interface for VoIP apps, freeing up developers t...

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Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI

When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter,” Schmidt said....

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Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mortgage lender Landbay, and so knows at lea...

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Trade group prez: Loot box regulation “challenges our freedom to innovate”

Unlike this ceramic replica, video game loot boxes are not filled with real candy. (credit: ThinkGeek) As governments around the world enact or consider regulations that would treat randomized video game loot box purchases as gambling, Entertainment Software Association President Michael Gallaghe...

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Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report this week from research firm Canalys. Canalys says Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers over the course of the quarter. Am...


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