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Gemtek reports strong earnings for 2016

Networking device maker Gemtek Technology has reported net profits of NT$567 million (US$18.57 million) for 2016, up 174% from a year earlier. EPS for 2016 stood at NT$1.89......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesMar 20th, 2017

Google Maps Pulls Cupcake Calorie Counter After Backlash

You can call it the Great Cupcake Controversy of 2017. In what is probably the only example ever of tiny, frosted cakes sparking mass outrage, strong negative feedback has prompted Google to remove a cupcake calorie counter from its iOS Maps app, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News15 min. ago

MysteryVibe’s Stephanie Alys talks about a pleasurable future

 The MysteryVibe is a snake-shaped vibrator that took the Internet by storm and is still going strong. This week I talked to the co-founder of the company, Stephanie Alys, about the future of pleasure and sextoys. It’s safe to say that thi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

 XD is Adobe’s tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, it’s finally coming out of beta......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 15 min. ago

Google Asked to Delist Pirate Movie Sites, ISPs Asked to Block Them

Google and several French ISPs are being asked by the movie industry to take action against four 'pirate' sites. Among them is a massively successful clone of Zone-Telechargement, France's largest pirate site before it was shut down in 2016. While th.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News7 hr. 15 min. ago

Russian Troll Factory Paid US Activists To Fund Protests During Election

bestweasel writes: The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling, but interestingly, this one comes from a respected Russian news source, the RBC. From the report: "Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 51 min. ago

EA Shuts Down Visceral Games, Shifting Development On Its Star Wars Game

Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space, is being shut down by EA. The Star Wars game in development at Visceral will be revamped and moved to a different studio. Kotaku reports: "Our Visceral studio has been.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 7 min. ago

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News17 hr. 14 min. ago

After Drone Hits Plane in Canada, New Fears About Air Safety

Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News19 hr. 51 min. ago

Amazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid sexual harassment accusation

Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios since its founding, resigned Tuesday according to several media reports — less than a week after his alleged sexual harassment of a female producer resurfaced in the press. Isa Hackett said the incident occurre.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Facebook snags a Kerry Washington-produced drama

Facebook continues to add to its slate of original content and the latest show to join the lineup is a Kerry Washington-produced drama called Five Points, Variety reports. The show follows high school students living on the South Side of Chi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

IBM reports Q3 revenue of $19.2B, boosted by z System mainframes, cognitive and cloud computing; as-a-service annual run rate hits $9.4B, up 25% YoY (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Larry Dignan / ZDNet: IBM reports Q3 revenue of $19.2B, boosted by z System mainframes, cognitive and cloud computing; as-a-service annual run rate hits $9.4B, up 25% YoY  —  IBM's results got a lift from an old standby—the mai.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News20 hr. 59 min. ago

EA shuts down Visceral, will reboot its Star Wars game due to “marketplace”

Dead Space’s creators are gone; outlook fuzzy on Amy Hennig’s single-player SW game. EA has now dramatically shifted the development of the above, unnamed Star Wars game. This image is from E3 2016; Visceral's game had long been hidden from.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News22 hr. 15 min. ago

World Vehicle Population Rose 4.6% in 2016

Vehicle populations grew rapidly in developing countries while wealthy nations saw little change. read more.....»»

Category: autoSource:  wardsautoRelated News22 hr. 42 min. ago

Google to remove experimental calorie counter from Maps following user backlash

Google is removing an experimental feature from its iOS version of Maps following a social media outcry. The update estimated how many calories a user would burn if they walked to their destination instead of drove, but “based on strong user fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News22 hr. 42 min. ago

Two months after Disney split, Netflix pledges $8B for original content

What's cooler than spending $6 billion (in 2017) on original content? Another early holiday gift for Netflix investors this year. (credit: macappsaddict via Flickr) In its most recent quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced its intention.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Consumer Reports says old Samsung phones are better than Apple’s brand new iPhone 8

Apple already sold millions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, but launch weekend estimates fell short of what’s expected from typical iPhone launches. It’s not that the iPhone is losing its appeal all of a sudden, but this year isn’t a usual.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Video: Scott Kelly stopped by and we got to ask him a few questions

A short video interview wherein we also ask about booze in space. (video link) Former astronaut Scott Kelly spent most of 2015 and a bit of 2016 in low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, functioning as a human guinea pig.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody"s Counting

An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report: Over the past two years, after decades of declining deaths on the road, U.S. traffic fatalities surged by 14.4 percent. In 2016 alone, more than 100 people died every day in or near vehicles in America,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Netflix Aims to Release 80 Original Movies in 2018

Netflix is ramping up its film production to be more in line with its ambitious TV offerings. Netflix aims to release 80 original films over the course of 2018. Variety reports that Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in an investor.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

5 Rules to Avoid Bot Backlash From Customers

Bot backlash is upon us. On Facebook, where companies once raced to implement time-saving bots, failure rates are reported  to have hit 70 percent.  Only three in 10 interactions go off without a hitch, according to recent reports. C.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017