EU tool lets whistleblowers report anti-competitive companies

EU tool lets whistleblowers report anti-competitive companies
In a bid to surface more illegal tax deals and clamp down on shady practices like price fixing, the European Commision has launched a new tool to let whistleblowers anonymously come forward. The regulator has set up a tips hotline and a public email…
Source: Engadget

Vevo's Watch Party lets you watch music videos in sync with your friends

Vevo's Watch Party lets you watch music videos in sync with your friends
Ever since streaming video became commonplace, people have expressed a desire to be able to virtually have a movie night with friends who aren't in the same place. Google has even released an app that lets you watch YouTube in sync with friends on yo…
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OnePlus again uses scarcity to market its fancy, all-black 3T

OnePlus again uses scarcity to market its fancy, all-black 3T
OnePlus pulled off a neat (but occasionally controversial) trick with its original invitation-only selling scheme — it allowed it to ramp up manufacturing capacity while also driving demand by playing hard-to-get. Now that the Chinese firm can make…
Source: Engadget

Microsoft's game chat transcribes your trash talk

Microsoft's game chat transcribes your trash talk
If you've ever thought your gaming put downs had a poetic beauty to them, then Microsoft's Game Chat Transcription might be the answer to your pwning prayers. From today, Halo Wars 2 players on both PC and Xbox One can test the new tool, allowing the…
Source: Engadget

Six months in, iMessage App Store growth slows as developers lose interest

Six months in, iMessage App Store growth slows as developers lose interest
 When the iMessage App Store first launched, its was touted at the next big platform for apps – a new way for developers to gain users and make money, and was followed by an initial surge of iMessage app downloads. Now, however, the excitement is fading as is the app store’s growth. During the first few months after its debut, the iMessage App Store was seeing growth of over 100… Read More


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BuyPower aims to ease the pain of utility payments in Nigeria

BuyPower aims to ease the pain of utility payments in Nigeria
 Benjamin Ufaruna and Asehinde Oladipo met at one of Nigeria’s emerging technology development services companies in Abuja. In the hard-charging startup world that the two men entered there was little time to remember the minutiae of everyday life — like paying bills on time. “In the midst of our busy schedules we would try to find time to dash down to the electricity company… Read More


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The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit

The Lucid Air electric car starts at just ,000 – before tax credit
 Lucid’s first electric vehicle doesn’t cost what you think it does – the company revealed basic pricing information for the Air on its blog, basically just to mute speculation that its price tag would begin north of $100,000. The Lucid Air’s actual price will start at $60,000, hitting $52,500 once you apply the federal tax credit for EV buyers. That’s for the… Read More


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Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore

Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore
 Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform.” In a post this morning, the San Diego-based chip – sorry processor – maker has detailed why it’s replaced one p-word with another. And why it thinks you ought to… Read More


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