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How is Tidal doing? Not bad, thanks to Kanye, Rihanna and Beyonce

A year after Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Rihanna and a host of other A-list musicians gathered for a splashy launch event for Tidal, the artist-owned streaming service is celebrating by releasing a report card that details its first year.<p>Tidal claims to have passed 3 million paid …

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Tidal fires its CFO and COO

The streaming service says it's relocating its operations team<p>Tidal has let go of its CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell, the company confirmed to <i>The Verge</i>. The news of their terminations was originally reported by the Swedish news site <i>Breakit</i> and Norwegian newspaper <i>Dagens Næringsliv</i>. <i>Breakit</i> reports …

The ultimate VR headset buyer’s guide

Google Cardboards can be made from plastic or even aluminum<p>If an app needs more than one button, it's not for Cardboard<p>Samsung is offering a free Gear VR with its phone preorders<p>You can pair mobile headsets with a Bluetooth controller, but it's clunky<p>High-end headsets feature more complex and …

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So this is why PayPal's founding team are called the Web Mafia

PayPal’s founding team are called the ‘Mafia’ for a reason. Not because they’re criminals, but because they’ve had a rather sinister grasp on the startup ecosystem since they sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. The below infographic now makes that clear for all to see.<p>Names like Peter Thiel, …

Federal Task Force Recommends Reducing Number Of Inmates By 60,000 In 10 Years

A bipartisan task force created by Congress issued "an urgent call to action" Tuesday to overhaul the nation's federal prisons and reduce the number of U.S. inmates by 60,000 over the next decade.<p>A new report from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections found that punitive mandatory …

Google Now gets smarter with 'Now on Tap' and ability to work inside apps

Very cool, and maybe a little creepy<p>Google Now is getting even smarter. At the company's I/O 2015 keynote moments ago, Google unveiled a new feature that lets Android's personal assistant examine whatever is happening on your screen and automatically take relevant actions. Basically, Google Now is …

Google Photos officially unveiled at Google I/O 2015

We’re live at Google I/O 2015 where the new Google Photos app has just been announced. Google has basically taken the Photos experience out of Google+ and moved it to a decoupled app, where we’re given basically all of the same abilities that we’re already used to, with a few handy features and …

LeTV announces three new Superphones with USB-C ports in tow, coming soon to the U.S.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer LeTV has just announced three new “Superphones” that will eventually make their way to the United States. Dubbed the Le Max, Le 1 Pro and Le 1, these budget-friendly handsets are the first smartphones to features USB Type-C charging ports.<p>For starters, the Le Max …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Jay Z held a star-studded press conference for the relaunch of his streaming site.</b> He acquired Tidal for $56 million earlier this month.<p><b>2. Elon Musk says Tesla is going to unveil a new product line on April 30.</b> There's a good chance that it could be the company's battery for the home.<p><b>3. The</b> …

Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?

When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out updates that addressed the 360's early problems, …

Half of human Aids came from gorillas

Scientists identified pre-cursor of HIV virus in gorillas in Cameroon<p>Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.<p>The new information means that …

Google Confirms It will Trial its Own Mobile Operator Services

Google’s SVP of Chrome and Android Sundar Pichai confirmed today that the company would start trialing its own mobile network operator services before the end of the year.<p>Pichai made the comments at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but insisted that traditional mobile operators weren’t viewing …

Acer's upgraded laptops include one with a motion-sensing 3D camera

Acer is showing up at CES with a <i>lot</i> of laptop upgrades in store, and its Windows PC revamps have a few tricks up their sleeve. By far the highlight of the mix is a new version of the high-end V 17 Nitro (above) that includes an Intel RealSense 3D camera. The depth sensor lets you control games and …

Rush Limbaugh: Idris Elba can't be Bond because he's black

Ian Fleming conceived character as white and Scottish, says right-wing commentator, adding: ‘I know it’s racist to point this out’<p>US commentator Rush Limbaugh has said Idris Elba should not be able to play James Bond because he is black.<p>Responding to rumours that the London-born actor is being …

Jail term for Silk Road bitcoin deals

<b>Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.</b><p>The Silk Road shut down in 2013 following raids by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies which said it was trading in illegal drugs.<p>Shrem was …

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Living with the G3: Can LG's newest flagship be as good as its predecessor?

You typically expect the latest smartphones to represent clear steps forward over their predecessors. However, I've been hearing a lot of people characterize the LG G3 as a baby step ahead of the G2, or even a step backward. That had me more than a little worried. Was I going to hate the follow-up …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

Report: Google smartwatch “heavy into” Google Now functionality

Google is putting the finishing touches on a smartwatch built around its Google Now service, reports 9to5 Google. Seth Weintraub notes his source …

Nokia will offer free Netflix to buyers of its latest Windows Phones in bid to boost sales

Can streaming save sales of the Lumia this holiday season?<p>Anyone shopping for Nokia's Lumia 1020 this holiday season is in for a special treat, at least if they are buying in the UK. While Nokia is in the process of selling its handset business to Microsoft, the <i>Financial Times</i> reports (registration …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …

Move over Best Buy: Staples wants to be your shop for the connected home

Staples (s spls), the office supply company that also happens to be the second largest online retailer in the U.S., is making a big move in the …

Quest For The Perfect Playlist: iTunes Radio, Pandora And Spotify

With the recent release of iTunes Radio, Apple threw its hat into the streaming radio ring. And for all the discussions over features and pricing of the service compared to established competitors like Pandora and Spotify, what music lovers ultimately care about is hearing songs they like. Radio …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

Staffing & Recruitment Software built on Salesforce

An End-to-End Solution that Grows with Your Business<p>Jobscience offers a full suite of tools that effectively integrates and streamlines talent …

Will the Digg Effect make a comeback?

During the latter half of the naughties (2000s), Digg was one of the premier destinations on the web. If your story ended up on the front page of …