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Tinder data suggests 53% of U.S. users will vote Clinton, 71% of Russians would vote for Trump if they could

We’re now exactly a week away from Election Day, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to conclude one of the most heated and controversial U.S. presidential campaigns in recent history.<p>While the numbers vary from poll to poll, broadly speaking, Hillary Clinton remains ahead of Trump and by …

Matched

Amazon's cloud is bigger than Microsoft, Google and IBM combined, researcher says

In its latest quarterly analysis, the market research firm says that AWS accounted for 45% of the revenue generated by public "infrastructure as a service" (IaaS) providers.<p>IaaS is the cloud market that Amazon helped to pioneer. It's where companies rent computers and storage over the internet, …

Cloud Computing

Google's Daydream View VR headset hits stores November 10

The tech giant's plush, fabric-covered VR headset will launch in five countries next week and is available to order now.<p>Google's much fancier follow-up to its Cardboard virtual-reality headset, the Daydream View, now has an official release date: November 10.<p>The tech giant unveiled the plush, …

Here's When and Where You Can Buy Google's New Virtual Reality Headset

Google has given a release date for its Daydream View virtual reality headset.<p>The search giant said Tuesday that the VR headset that comes with a …

Facebook officially announces Gameroom, its PC Steam competitor

After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today’s developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months of name changes, beta tests and dev solicitation, Facebook opened up the beta build for all developers and …

Google's Daydream View VR headset hits stores next week

Earlier this month, Google showed off a nifty-looking VR headset for your phone that pairs with a handheld controller to let you enjoy more immersive virtual reality experiences than a Cardboard viewer would allow.<p>You can get your hands on it next week: The $80 Daydream View is arriving in stores …

Virtual Reality

Tesla boss Musk 'optimistic' on SolarCity takeover

<b>Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk is "pretty optimistic" shareholders will approve a $2.6bn (£2.1bn) deal to buy solar panel company SolarCity.</b><p>The billionaire, who is chairman of both companies, said he would be surprised if the deal did not go through next month.<p>The takeover will expand the electric …

Google’s Daydream View VR headset launches November 10

Google’s first step toward making high-quality mobile VR mainstream is coming soon.<p>The Daydream View virtual reality headset, which works by holding phones that meet the Daydream standard up to your face, launches November 10. Google published a blog today reiterating some of the major points about …

Virtual Reality

Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids

Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages seven to twelve enjoy reading.<p>A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and Amazon already has a Kindle for kids, but Amazon’s Michael Robinson who headed up the project, noticed his own …

LastPass Announces Multi-Device Password Sync as Free Option for All Users

Password manager LastPass today announced that all users are now able to sync their passwords across multiple devices for free, whereas previously the service's multi-device feature was locked behind its $1 per month subscription service. Now, users can gain access to their most secure sign-in …

Information Systems

Mobile web browsing overtakes desktop for the first time

Smartphones and tablets become king as the share of desktop web browsing traffic shrinks to 48.7%, according to data<p>Mobile devices are used more than traditional computers for web browsing, as smartphone and tablet use overtook desktop for the first time, October figures show.<p>Mobile web browsing …