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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:34 AM mt

Netflix suffers first major loss of US subscribers blames price hikes




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Netflix didnt add nearly as many subscribers as the company projected it would in the second quarter of 2019, and saw a loss in US subscribers for the first time since 2011, when the company separated its DVD mail-order system and streaming platform.

The company lost approximately 130,000 subscribers in the United States in Q2, and only gained 2.7 million global subscribers, after projecting it would add 5 million. CEO Reed Hastings blamed the stagnancy on the companys price hikes, and a lack of original content to bring in new subscribers. The company instituted higher pricing plans in January, one of its biggest increases to date. Plan changes went into effect for both new and returning subscribers. As such, paid memberships in the...

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:31 AM mt

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 leak all but confirms the stylus will stick out




The Galaxy Note 10 smartphone may not be the only device Samsung reveals at its August 7th event in New York City itll be joined by a full-size Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 slate with its very own S-Pen stylus, according to Android Headlines.

Wed previously seen real-world images of that tablet leak out last week, but AH is now contributing a heck of a lot more grist to the rumor mill, including that August 7th date and a wide array of what appear to be official press renders for the device. They more clearly show the tablets dual cameras, quad speakers, and lack of a headphone jack, as well as our first glimpse at the tablets stylus, optional keyboard cover, and Microsoft Surface-esque kickstand.

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:28 AM mt

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on the streaming wars and a poor Q2: Our position is excellent




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People love a good fight, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he believes the looming streaming wars will be a major net positive for every player entering the space.

Its a positive sentiment one that comes just a couple of hours after Netflix posted a troublesome earnings report. The company lost subscribers in its American market for the first time since 2011, seeing a drop of roughly 130,000 paid accounts. Although the company added 2.7 million subscribers globally, thats only half of what executives predicted they would see. The concerning earnings report led to conversations among analysts and reporters about whether Netflix executives could put investors concerns to bed as the streaming wars a term that refers to incoming...

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:24 AM mt

Democrats call for FaceApp to be investigated because it comes from Russia




FaceApp the photo editing app that uses neural networks to create dramatic photo edits is skyrocketing to social media popularity again, thanks to a new aging filter, but Democrats arent on board with the fun.

The Democratic National Committee instead reportedly sent out an alert warning 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns from using the app due to concerns about the apps Russian developers, according to a report from CNN, and Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has officially asked the FBI and FTC to conduct a national security investigation into FaceApp, according to NBC News:

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:21 AM mt

Thatgamecompanys Sky is out now for iOS




Sky: Children of the Light, the new title from Journey and Flower developer Thatgamecompany, is now available worldwide for iOS devices. The game was initially revealed onstage in 2017 as an Apple TV 4K showcase, but for now will only run on iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch. According to the Sky website, its coming soon to Android, Mac, Apple TV, PC, and consoles.

Sky was meant to release on July 11th but suffered a last-minute delay. The app is free to download, but does have a selection of in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 for bundle 1 or $9.99 for a season pass all the way up to $49.99 for bundle 50 well have to see for ourselves how important they are to the game.

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:18 AM mt

Wacoms new Cintiq 22 is a bigger addition to its entry-level pen display line




After launching the $649 Cintiq 16 earlier this year, Wacom is releasing a larger version of its entry-level tablet with the Cintiq 22. The tablet has a 21.5-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 72 percent NTSC color, and an anti-glare glass surface that has a paper-like feel to draw on. You can connect it to your Mac or Windows computer via HDMI and USB 2.0 cables.

Though the Cintiq 22 is just a larger version of the Cintiq 16 with the same specs, it costs nearly twice as much at $1,199. Compared to Wacoms previous pen displays, the Cintiq 16 was the companys most affordable and approachable device to date, but users will have to pay more for the screen space to draw long strokes and sweeping styles. Unlike the 16, which just...

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:14 AM mt

Apparent arson attack devastates Kyoto Animation anime studio with many confirmed dead




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Several people have been killed after an apparent arson attack destroyed a building at Kyoto Animation, one of Japans most renowned anime studios. NHK reports that 16 people have been confirmed dead, while AFP says that the death toll is now at 24, according to the fire department. Many more have been injured.

An explosion was heard around the studio at around 10.30AM local time. Police are questioning a man in his 40s who was seen spreading and lighting a gasoline-like liquid in the 1st Studio building, which is said to be where most of Kyoto Animations mainline production takes place. The Mainichi Shinbun newspaper reports that the man said he started the fire.

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:11 AM mt

Microsoft has warned 10000 people that nation-state hackers are targeting them




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Microsoft has warned nearly 10,000 people that nation-state hackers have targeted or breached their accounts in the past year. The software giant revealed that around 84 percent of these attacks are aimed at businesses, while the remaining 16 percent are targeted at personal email accounts. The statistics reveal the extent of nation-state attacks, and that as many as 1,600 personal Microsoft Accounts have been affected by these hackers recently.

Most of these attacks originate from hackers in Iran, North Korea, and Russia according to Microsoft. We have seen extensive activity from the actors we call Holmium and Mercury operating from Iran, Thallium operating from North Korea, and two actors operating from Russia we call Yttrium and...

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:07 AM mt

Qualcomm fined 272M in latest EU antitrust fine




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The EU has fined Qualcomm 242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market. The European Commission says that the company used its market dominance to sell chips meant for mobile internet dongles at below cost between 2009 and 2011. Todays announcement marks the end of the EUs nearly four year long investigation into Qualcomms actions.

Announcing the fine, the EUs Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said that Qualcomms strategic behavior prevented competition and innovation in this market, and limited the choice available to consumers in a sector with a huge demand and potential for innovative technologies.

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Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 06:00:04 AM mt

Comcast now lets you use your own Android device on Xfinity Mobile




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Comcast now lets you use your own Android device with its Xfinity Mobile wireless carrier. Previously, if you wanted to use your own device then it had to be a recent iPhone. Xfinity Mobile is Comcasts MVNO thats available exclusively to the companys home internet customers and runs on the Verizon network.

For now, the range of Android phones that Comcast will accept is limited to unlocked Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 9 and Note 8. That means no devices from other manufacturers like OnePlus or Google, and it also means that Samsungs latest flagship phones from the S10 series also arent compatible. Comcast says it hopes to add more Android handsets later in 2019.

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