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Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser

Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate and Twilio is looking to IPO soon. All this fun stuff on todays Crunch Report! Read More


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How PlayStation 4 has Laid Waste to Microsoft Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U

As much as I love Nintendo, I have to admit facts; The PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console in the world since it launched in November 2013.

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According to stats published by Sony, makers of the Playstation 4, they’re in pole position when compared to the other major game console makers, Microsoft and Xbox One in the past twenty five (25) months:

  • 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold
  • 21 million Xbox One consoles sold
  • 13 million Wii U consoles sold

To put that number in perspective:

  • 4 million PlayStation 4 consoles between early January 2016 and May 22nd, 2016
  • 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold every month

This makes the Sony Playstation 4 the fastest selling gaming console of all time. They may even be in contention for the title of fastest-selling PlayStation game console of all time.

So how far ahead is Sony compared to the competition?

PlayStation 4 and the competition – Why Playstation VR will go Thermonuclear on Xbox One and Wii U

They’re so far ahead, their competition has been second-guessing themselves of late.

Nintendo has pushed back the launch of their Gaming console, the Nintendo NX, to March 2017 as reported in How Nintendo NX coming on March 2017 may challenge PlayStation VR.

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Microsoft has stopped reporting sales, opting instead to report hours people spend playing Xbox One games. To be fair, their 20 million was based on figures from January 2016, so you can add another 3 million to that figure.

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Still, one wonders; what will the competitions do when highly-anticipated games like The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV land on the PlayStation 4 later in September 2016 as prophesied in How Final Fantasy XV on PlayStation 4 means PlayStation VR in September 2016 make an appearance alongside their VR Console at E3 slated to be held between June 14-16, 2016?

Worse, if they launch the US$399 Playstation VR in September 2016 as predicted in How US$399 Playstation VR coming in October started a VR Console War, it will be as if Sony had dropped a Thermonuclear bomb on Microsoft and Nintendo.

Folks, the Console Wars just got interesting in 2016, as VR loom large in September 2016….

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The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

smart-garbage Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary pickups. That may not sound so impressive, but when the dumbest of items gains… Read More


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That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key

That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key

Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are getting more and more common, and they could be coming from food. The post That New Superbug Was Found in a UTI and That’s Key appeared first on WIRED.
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You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer

You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer

In order to get from a rat’s tumor to a human cancer risk, you have to do a lot of science. The post You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer appeared first on WIRED.
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Review: VAIO’s Z Flip ultrabook shows little learned

L1030057 It’s been a long journey for the VAIO brand: sold off from Sony in 2014 to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners, the deal saw all of its then-new products disappear. Read More


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Musical.ly launches live.ly for livestreaming

Musical.ly Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of livel.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the livel.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on musical.ly. Launched last year, musical.ly is growing fast with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos, by allowing users to dub over… Read More


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Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service

comixology Comixology recently launched Comixology Unlimited, a subscription plan that offers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics for just $5.99 per month.
Given the “all you can read” model, it’s natural to compare the new service to Netflix, but CEO David Steinberger told me that Amazon Prime’s video offerings are a closer match — and no, not because of the… Read More


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Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

Founders of Maison de Mode San Francisco’s fashion stable seems to be ripped jeans and a hoodie. But just between the dark and edgy All Saints and Paris designer St. Laurent on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane is a rare, high-end fashion pop-up called Maison de Mode. The shop boasts ethical fashion for the luxury buyer with hard to find artisanal items from globally sourced brands you’d normally only find… Read More


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HP sheds some more light the Omen X VR PC backpack

OMEN X VR Pack_Heroic_FrontLeft The Omen X by HP VR PC is nothing if not compelling. The company showed off a picture of the concept earlier today and let slip a smattering of details around the backpack PC but not much else. No press release, no product page. It was a fairly usual announcement for HP.
The hardware company’s VP of Consumer PC & Solutions Mike Nash agreed to shed a bit more light on the upcoming… Read More


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