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Neil Young’s Pono to relaunch as high-quality streaming service called Xstream

Neil Young’s Pono to relaunch as high-quality streaming service called Xstream

You might remember hearing about the music store/player Pono for one of two reasons: you're an audiophile that was interested in the high-fidelity music that was offered, or the fact that it was founded by musician Neil Young. Either way, the small number of Pono users remaining might be eager to hear that following the closure of its music store last year, it plans to relaunch in the near future as a high-quality streaming music service called "Xstream."

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Do I buy Samsung now, or wait for Apple?

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Do I buy Samsung now, or wait for Apple?

After my Galaxy S8 review, of the most frequent questions I've been asked is whether people should buy the new Samsung now, or wait until the new iPhone is revealed later in 2017. Samsung deserves some serious kudos for what it's done with the latest Galaxy flagship. Not only is the design on a par with the best we've seen from Apple's smartphone team, top-notch specs like the beautiful curved Super AMOLED screen make it just as pleasing to use as to hold.

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Deadpool 2, two more X-Men movies confirmed for 2018 release

Deadpool 2, two more X-Men movies confirmed for 2018 release

When it comes to comic book franchises and superhero universes getting adapted for the big screen, Marvel and DC are the two main players that come to mind. But 20th Century Fox hasn't given up on its X-Men series, even with a few bombs, and 2018 is shaping to be a big year for fans. The movie studio has announced the release schedule of not one but three X-Men movies for next year, including the highly anticipated Deadpool 2.

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Apple threatened Uber with iPhone ban over privacy cheat

Apple threatened Uber with iPhone ban over privacy cheat

Controversial tech exec Travis Kalanick was forced into a face-off with Tim Cook, a new profile of the Uber founder claims, after Apple discovered the ridesharing app had flouted privacy rules. Kalanick's company has repeatedly made headlines over the past year for a number of reasons, ranging from frustrated drivers, arguments with city administrators and legacy cab firms, over-ambitious autonomous car testing, and allegations of harassment in the workplace. Indeed, Kalanick's ambition almost saw him lose his entire iPhone audience.

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China launches first cargo spacecraft, successfully docks with orbiting station

China launches first cargo spacecraft, successfully docks with orbiting station

A Chinese cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the country's Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, marking a significant achievement for the nation's space agency. The Tianzhou-1 cargo ship was launched on April 20th from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Southern China, and is the first such supply delivery mission to the space station. Once the spacecraft arrived, it connected to the station via automated docking process.

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Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps get Gmail support for advanced features

Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps get Gmail support for advanced features

Microsoft has gradually been updating the default mail and calendar apps in Windows 10, turning them into viable alternatives for users who prefer desktop clients to those on the web. This includes the most recent update from February, which introduced the Focused Inbox feature, automatically detecting important emails and presenting them first. Now Microsoft has announced that it's allowing users with Google and Gmail accounts to take advantage of these new features.

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Four Avatar sequels get official release dates through 2025

Four Avatar sequels get official release dates through 2025

When James Cameron's Avatar was released to theaters back in 2009, it was hyped to be the start of a major new multi-film franchise. Jump to 2017, and not even a single sequel has surfaced. That's all going to change in the coming years, as 20th Century Fox has announced that a whopping four Avatar sequels are on the way, with confirmed release dates between now and the year 2025.

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Squeezable HTC U unveiled in leaked promo video

Squeezable HTC U unveiled in leaked promo video

Phone maker HTC has already revealed that they're going to announce a new "U" branded device in just under a month, and we also know the company is terrible at keeping secrets. Combine these two facts and we have what appears to be an upcoming promotional video for the new smartphone turning up early online. Under the title of "HTC U11," the clip goes to great lengths to highlight the feature that's already revealed in HTC's recent "Squeeze for the brilliant" teaser.

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More Call of Duty: WWII details leak, including story, co-op, release date

More Call of Duty: WWII details leak, including story, co-op, release date

It was just over a day ago that Activision announced this year's Call of Duty title would in fact be Call of Duty: WWII, confirming weeks of previous of previous rumors, but that hasn't stopped more details on the upcoming FPS game from becoming public. While Activision's announcement was little more than confirmation of a title and theme, marketing materials have leaked with additional info on the game's story, a release date, and a new co-op mode.

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Now the Nexus 6P is being targeted by a boot loop lawsuit

Now the Nexus 6P is being targeted by a boot loop lawsuit

These days, when you buy a premium model smartphone, Android or otherwise, there's an expectation that the device will be supported by its manufacturer for, at a minimum, the next one to two years. Unfortunately for a number of Nexus 6P owners, that is hardly the case. Google and Huawei, the Nexus 6P's manufacturer, are now at the center of a federal class action lawsuit over a "boot loop" problem affecting the smartphone, the issue at the heart of a LG lawsuit reported in March.

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Apple’s self-driving car platform detailed in training documents

Apple’s self-driving car platform detailed in training documents

Last week it was revealed that Apple had requested and was granted permission from the California DMV to test its own self-driving technology on public roads. Now documents that were filed as part of the application have been published, and they detail the safety and training procedures for employees who will work with the software platform and act as backup drivers to take over the controls when needed.

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Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Tesla recalls 53,000 of its 2016 models over parking brake issues

Electric car maker Tesla has announced it's issuing a voluntary recall for its 2016 year models, affecting 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles. The cause for concern has to do with potential parking brake problems, however there have been no accidents or injuries reported in relation to the issue. The company says it believes the problem to be present in only 2% of the recalled vehicles, but is erring on the side of caution.

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