Tag Archives: entertainment

MoviePass acquires Moviefone to amass more subscribers

Subscription-based company MoviePass is acquiring Moviefone from Oath, it has been revealed. The deal was struck between MoviePass’s majority owner Helios and Matheson Analytics and Verizon subsidiary Oath. Moviefone, once a highly popular movie information service worth hundreds of millions, was purchased for a mere $1 million cash with a couple million common shares tossed in, according to a document … Continue reading

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Apple hires Jon McCormack, former Amazon and Google executive

Apple is on a hiring spree. Days after revealing that it hired Google’s former AI chief John Giannandrea to lead its own artificial intelligence efforts, Apple is back with another announcement: it has hired Jon McCormack. This isn’t the first time McCormack has transitioned from one big company to another; his previous employers include HP, Google, and Amazon.

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Snapchat’s iPhone X AR Lenses are finally here

Snapchat has launched its special iPhone X Lenses, with the more accurately-placed augmented reality masks taking advantage of Apple’s TrueDepth front camera. The new iPhone X Lenses were part of Apple’s big reveal for the smartphone in September last year, and indeed one of the few things the company demonstrated that tapped into the complex camera array. That camera system … Continue reading

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Amazon Key keyless entry, remote monitoring rolls out nationwide

Remember the Amazon Key announcement last October? The in-home delivery aspect of the service may have eclipsed the fact that, underneath it all, Amazon Key is really just a smart lock and smart security camera combo.

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Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon

Depending on who you ask, Microsoft’s and Qualcomm’s Windows 10 on ARM, specifically on Snapdragon, is either a dream come true or a deja vu. The first compatible devices have almost delivered on the core promises but falls flat on its face in terms of performance and software selection. The latter, however, might soon finally have a solution in the … Continue reading

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OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

Once upon a time, viruses were the bane of the computing industry.

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Report: Facebook asked hospitals for patient info to match with its user data

Facebook is facing yet another scandal following a report that claims the company asked multiple hospitals to share patient data with it.

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 US launch targets phone camera upgraders

Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of camera makers attempting to appeal to smartphone photographers who have started to crave a little more out of their cameras. Olympus is no different, announcing its PEN E-PL9 back at the start of February. At the time, it didn’t give this beginner friendly camera a release date or pricing for the US, but … Continue reading

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This Facebook mess proves simple logins should die

Over the past several weeks, developers have been in a tizzy. They’ve been getting more error messages than they can handle, all because of one company’s omnipotence

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth release date and special editions revealed

It’s almost hard to believe, but World of Warcraft is getting its seventh expansion later this year. As announced last year at BlizzCon, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will return to the long-running conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, with the new leaders of each faction leading the charge. Today, we’re finding out when Blizzard will launch Battle … Continue reading

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