Tag Archives: internet

You can’t make a reality game show out of social media

Technology's ubiquity has become a real problem for the entertainment industry, because life is easier these days. There's a reason that horror films these days seem to always feature a shot of someone discovering they're in a signal blackspot. Shows...

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Ticketmaster caught enlisting pro scalpers for online resales

Ticketmaster claims it's fighting scalpers tooth and nail, but it may be aiding them in private. Exposés at CBC News and the Toronto Star have shown the company courting professional scalpers, even when it's clear they're using bots or otherw...

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Newegg hack exposed customers’ credit card data for a month

Online retailer Newegg suffered a security breach that left customer credit card details exposed for around a month, according to a new report. The site was hit by the same hackers behind the recently disclosed British Airways breach, as well as a previous one involving Ticketmaster in the UK

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Nintendo Switch games just got a huge advantage for multi-console owners

Yesterday, Nintendo Switch Online launched, bringing with it classic NES games and paid online multiplayer.

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Chrome OS revamp delivers a new look and Linux app support

Now that the Chrome browser has received a makeover, it's Chrome OS' turn... and it's about more than just feature parity.

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Twitter will revive the purely chronological timeline

Ever since Twitter started mucking with the timeline to insert tweets people "might have missed" or things supposedly "liked" by people they follow, some have complained they miss things. Now, Twitter has announced that in the coming weeks it will st...

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Amazon looks into reports of staff leaking data to merchants

Bribery in tech companies or their supply chains in is nothing new (there are numerous stories of factory workers leaking unannounced products), but Amazon is grappling with some particularly serious concerns. The company has confirmed to the Wall S...

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Google brings its AI song recognition to Sound Search

Google's Now Playing song recognition was clever when it premiered late in 2017, but it had its limits. When it premiered on the Pixel 2, for instance, its on-device database could only recognize a relatively small number of songs.

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Facebook is hiring a human rights policy director

Facebook has faced criticism for its slow response to the Myanmar government's use of its social network to fuel atrocities, and it's determined to prevent that from happening again. The company is hiring a Director of Human Rights Policy who will d...

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‘Forza Horizon 4’ activates in-game bonuses for Mixer streams

Following a move we've seen executed by GTA Online and Facebook, Microsoft is using Forza Horizon 4 in-game bonuses to drive livestreams of the game on both the viewing and broadcasting sides. It gives streamers more reasons to play, and, of course,...

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