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Walmart could soon use drones to deliver purchases

Walmart may use drones like in-store messenger pigeons.<p>The retail giant was granted a patent this week for a system in which drones would shuttle products between different departments inside its stores. The idea is to free customers from having to walk across its super-sized emporiums to find what …

Spotify to restrict some music to paying subscribers only

50m users who currently listen for free will not be able to access the latest releases from some top flight artists<p>Spotify is to make some music available only to paying customers in a major change to its service.<p>Until now, all music on the service has been available to both free and paid users but …

German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to “heightened readiness” ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said.<p>“We are noticing attacks against government networks on a …

This week in apps: Alexa on your iPhone and yet another Snapchat clone

With news that Netflix is changing up reviews, Google Home is playing unwanted ads and Spotify is hinting at premium-only albums, you may have missed …

Airbnb aims to double African customers to 1.5 million this year

<i>(Reuters</i><i>)</i> — Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday.<p>The number of people using the online room rental service on the continent rose by 143 percent to …

The public will be able to dine with Googlers at a planned new campus

Google received necessary approvals from the Mountain View City Council earlier this week.<p>Google’s newest campus, slated for completion in 2019, has a unique feature — other than its architecture — that will set it apart from other company sites: Public accessibility.<p>Mountain View City Council …

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Super Mario Run is coming to Android on March 23rd

The game will also be updated for iOS users<p>Back in January, we learned that <i>Super Mario Run</i> was coming to Android phones in March. Yesterday, Nintendo America revealed when non-iPhone users will be able to play the game: March 23rd.<p>Nintendo launched the game in December exclusively on the iPhone, …