Alex Chanda

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Kanye West is demanding that Apple buy Tidal from Jay Z

At the end of June, word broke that Apple was looking to acquire Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming service. There hasn’t been any official confirmation about the rumored takeover, but according to Kanye West, Apple needs to stop playing hardball and make a deal.<p>Apple taking over Tidal has its advantages and …

Apple Music

Xbox One summer update rolling out with Cortana, background music, and more

Microsoft is rolling out a significant update to the Xbox One today. The summer update brings a number of new features, including Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant for those in the US and UK. Cortana is designed to look and feel just like the Windows 10 variant, and most of the same queries …

Edinburgh festival to erupt with sound and light spectacular

Festivalgoers in Edinburgh will witness the city’s birth from volcanic eruptions and the crushing force ice in a late-night spectacular that will open this year’s events.<p>To mark the start of the international festival next Sunday night, a digital light show will be beamed on to Edinburgh Castle and …

Geology

Driverless cars will change everything — and could be disastrous for one industry

Already, Tesla has rolled out software that has its cars driving themselves, <i>with human supervision,</i> and Google is also testing out self-driving cars.<p>Traditional automakers are also in the race and cities are already preparing for a future — with places like Dubai aiming for a quarter of all cars to …

Car Insurance

Tokyo Thrift: This Sharp Zaurus is a sleek pocket computer from 1999

It’s often said that Japan was slow to smartphones, with tens of millions of flip phone users long unconvinced of the benefits of iPhone and Android. It’s less often pointed out that those flip phones were miraculous in their own way, seamlessly integrated into Japanese society with features that …

Mobile Technology

USB Type-C is taking over -- here are the phones to prove it

Mobile Technology

More government ministers to head Turkey's military

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stacked a top military council with more government ministers among other tough measures against the country's military establishment in the wake of a July 15 failed coup.<p>Erdogan issued the third decree on Sunday since declaring a three-month state of …

South Asia

Warner Bros goes after Google and Reddit in piracy battle

Keeping up with torrent sites can be a game of whack-a-mole, as we learned with KickassTorrents and its subsequent mirror sites. Now it seems as though Hollywood is going after search and discovery via Google and Reddit.<p>In a letter to Google, Warner Bros. studios asked the search company to remove …

Internet

How Illidan got his groove (and life) back for World of Warcraft: Legion

The World of Warcraft needs a hero, even if its maybe-crazy Night Elf with glowing green eyes.<p>On August 30, Blizzard releases Legion, the sixth expansion for its hugely successful World of Warcraft. The online role-playing game makes most of its money from monthly subscriptions, so massive content …

Leak: Samsung's next Gear VR works with your old phone

The Galaxy Note 7 isn't likely to be the only treat at Samsung's August 2nd media event... and you may well be happy even if you have no intention of buying a new smartphone. Well-known tipster OnLeaks and French tech site <i>Nowhereelse</i> claim to have both a photo and details of the next Gear VR …