Tech News 

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak Game of Thrones’s next episode has been pirated and shared online in the latest leak to hit the fantasy TV series. However, this time, the source of the leak was not hackers or thieves, but rather the show being mistakenly released on to its broadcaster’s streaming platform too early. The episode, titled Death is the Enemy, has since been withdrawn, but not before it was copied. Twin Peaks suffered a similar error recently. A spokesman for HBO Europe blamed an unnamed contractor for…

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Gaming 

The best Android games of 2017: our top picks

The best Android games of 2017: our top picks Best Android games introduction You’re here for one thing: finding the best Android game. You don’t mind paying a little money for the privilege, but want to make sure you’re putting your cash in the right place. That’s not easy: some titles are expensive and nothing more than just poor ports of a console game. Others are only a meagre amount but are genuinely more entertaining and enthralling than anything found on a console a few years ago. When deciding what…

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Microsoft 

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing Microsoft today announced that it has acquiredCycle Computing, a twelve-year-old Connecticut-based company that focuses on helping enterprises orchestrate high-performance computing jobs, large data workloads and other “big computing” jobs in the cloud. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. While Microsoft plans to use the company’s expertise to improve its Azure service for these kind of high-end workloads, Cycle Computing’s flagship CycleCloud service always supported a wide range of cloud and on-premises platforms, including AWS and the Google Cloud Platform. Microsoft notes that the…

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Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits Today’s Stories  Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC data mishandling probe Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are…

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Gadgets 

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets CellSavers, the on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service, is rebranding its business to Puls and expanding its suite of services to include most smart devices in a home. The San Francisco-based company also rounded up $25 million in new financing to help support its new marketing push and services. In all, the company has raised $43 million in financing; that cash will help the company in its efforts to expand beyond cell phone…

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Social Networks 

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection of inventory from eBay’s Daily Deals program is now available. The deals can be shopped directly in Facebook’s app, but checkout takes place on eBay’s website through an in-app browser. The new addition expands the focus for Marketplace, Facebook’s answer to Craigslist. This section today is prominently positioned in…

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What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech

What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech This weekend’s events in Charlottesville, VA left one person dead, 30 people injured and poured more kerosene onto the fire of national debate around hate groups and free speech. For all the decades of talk about the internet as a great uniter across geographical and ideological divides, it’s just as often used as a tool to deepen divides, as many users are content to stay within their ideological echo chambers. There’s no easy fix, of course, but when hateful…

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Andriod 

Opera shuts down Max

Opera shuts down Max Only a few years ago, Opera Max was the rising star in the browser maker’s portfolio. The service offered a system-wide data-saving proxy that funnelled all app data through Opera’s servers to compress images and videos. Now, however, Max is heading for the deadpool. The company, which is now owned by a consortium of Chinese firms, today announced that it will shut down Max. “Opera has now decided to discontinue Opera Max. The product had a substantially different value proposition than our browser products, and represented…

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Tech News 

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

AI seeks fantasy football challengers Computer scientists at University of Southampton are testing an artificially intelligent tool for predicting Premier League football results. The machine learning algorithm has managed to beat BBC football commentator Mark Lawrenson’s predictions for two seasons in a row. The team now wants fantasy football fans to try to beat it. The algorithm could also help the players generate better teams, the researchers said. What is it? Fantasy football is a game in which users assemble an imaginary team of real-life footballers and score points based…

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Tech News 

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump’s inauguration. DreamHost is currently refusing to comply with the request and is due in court later this month. The DoJ has not yet responded to requests for comment from the BBC. It is unclear why it…

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