Tencent shares hit by profit drop, freeze on new game approvals in China

Technology News (Reuters) - 8 hours 22 min ago
Shares in China's Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money off its most popular game.
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The Best Wall Outlets With USB Ports

How-To Geek - 9 hours 20 min ago

How many of your devices can you charge with just a USB cable? And how many outlets in your house have USB ports?

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What Are the Different Metering Modes on My Camera And When Should I Use Them?

How-To Geek - 9 hours 21 min ago
Your camera uses a light meter to figure out the correct exposure settings for any scene. Like most “automatic” camera features, you do have some control over how it works. Let’s look at the different metering modes and when to use them.
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Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

Technology News (Reuters) - 10 hours 2 min ago
Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019.
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China's posts rise in second-quarter revenue, but misses estimates

Technology News (Reuters) - 10 hours 7 min ago
Shares in Inc, China's second largest e-commerce firm, slid on Thursday after the company's revenues fell short of analysts' estimates in the second quarter following a worse-than-expected sale season.
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Surrealist art and Augmented Reality are a match made in museum heaven

Mashable - 10 hours 21 min ago

Long before face filters and dancing hot dogs could alter the way we see the world and ourselves, there was already a group of people experimenting with the notion of the "real": surrealist artists. 

In recent years, a number of museums, artists, and institutions have created experiences that combine art with digital supplements, augmented reality, or virtual reality. One such project comes from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), as part of its late career retrospective of surrealist René Magritte: The Fifth Season

SFMOMA commissioned the creative agency frog design for the project, asking them for an interactive technology integration that would build upon, not simply mirror, the artist's work.  Read more...

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U.S. banks teach financial literacy with hands-on experience

Technology News (Reuters) - 10 hours 22 min ago
Last year, Abbey Jones’ high school routine had a twist. For 45 minutes each week, she became one of 15 student tellers at the Community Spirit Bank branch at Red Bay High School in Red Bay, Alabama.
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How to Protect Your PC From the Intel Foreshadow Flaws

How-To Geek - 10 hours 41 min ago
Foreshadow, also known as L1 Terminal Fault, is another problem with speculative execution in Intel’s processors. It lets malicious software break into secure areas that even the Spectre and Meltdown flaws couldn’t crack.
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Starboard takes minor stake in Symantec, seeks five board seats

Technology News (Reuters) - 10 hours 59 min ago
Starboard Value LP has taken a 5.8 percent stake in Symantec Corp and nominated five directors to the company's board, the hedge fund's filing showed on Thursday.
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This photo of Cher and Amanda Seyfried has got fans begging for a live-action 'Tangled'

Mashable - 11 hours 14 min ago

It's not often that you look at a photo and get an idea for the next live-action remake. 

This is precisely what happened when a fan looked at a photo of Cher and Amanda Seyfried together at the London premiere of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, though.

SEE ALSO: Mamma Mia! Here we go again with the memes.

Twitter user @ceredemonials posted the aforementioned photo alongside a pic of Mother Gothel and Rapunzel from Disney's Tangled. The resemblance is uncanny.


— raquel (@ceredemonials) August 13, 2018

WTF indeed. 

One person was so struck by the resemblance, they called for a Tangled Broadway musical starring Cher as Mother Gothel, and Amanda Seyfried as Rapunzel. Read more...

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Matt Smith has some mixed reactions to these 'Doctor Who' fan tattoos

Mashable - 11 hours 16 min ago

There aren't many of us who will ever be famous enough to inspire tattoos of our actual faces on other people's bodies. 

Matt Smith is, though. His time playing Doctor Who has meant that he's actually inspired a whole bunch of 'em.

During his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday, Smith was shown several of these tattoos. It's difficult to work out what's more entertaining, in fact: the colourful tats themselves, or Smith's expression when he tries to work out what to say about them. Read more...

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Google One officially launches with cheaper storage plans

Mashable - 11 hours 29 min ago

In May this year, Google announced Google One, a rebranding of its Google Drive online storage service. It offered cheaper plans, which were automatically enabled for Drive users, but it wasn't opened for sign ups. 

On Wednesday, Google opened up Google One memberships for everyone in the U.S.

SEE ALSO: Google never really left China: a look at the Chinese website Google's been quietly running

Google One is currently not very different from Google Drive; the most important change is the cheaper storage plans. 

15GB of storage is still free. 100GB will cost you $1.99 per month, 200GB is $2.99 per month, and 2TB for $9.99 (a significant upgrade since you only got 1TB for that price on Drive). The pricing for plans over 2TB is the same as before.  Read more...

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China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm

Technology News (Reuters) - 11 hours 57 min ago
Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said on Wednesday.
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Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market

Technology News (Reuters) - 12 hours 28 min ago
Hong Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers.
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Here's what Bollywood movie to watch based on your favorite Hollywood romance

Mashable - 13 hours 21 min ago

It’s Summer Lovin’ Week here at Mashable, which means things are getting steamy. In honor of the release of Crazy Rich Asians, we’re celebrating onscreen love and romance, looking at everything from our favorite fictional couples to how Hollywood’s love stories are evolving. Think of it as our love letter to, well, love.

Movie love is something that transcends time, space, and international borders. For every classic Hollywood romcom or drama, there's a Bollywood movie in India mashing up multiple genres and telling another story of legendary love. 

Whether you know you're a Bollywood fan or have yet to take the plunge, we've got a list of movies curated based on Hollywood romances you love. Some of them are direct remakes but with fewer white people and more full-blown musical numbers, some of them just share a few key similarities with our favorite Hollywood love stories, and all of them are available for streaming (with subtitles, natch). Read more...

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Moto P30 is the most ridiculous iPhone X clone yet

Mashable - 13 hours 23 min ago

Shortly after the iPhone X launched with its notched screen, many Android phone makers started producing... well, similar phones. Devices like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Vivo V9 had similarly notched screens, but at least there where minor differences: perhaps the notch was a little smaller or the phone was a little thinner. 

Enter Moto P30, a phone for the Chinese market that looks exactly like the iPhone X, save for a slightly thicker lower bezel donning the "motorola" logo. 

SEE ALSO: Motorola's Moto Z3 is capable of 5G (with a separate Moto Mod attachment)

The company even went so far as to adorn the screen with a wallpaper that's a dead ringer for Apple's default wallpaper for the iPhone X.  Read more...

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Ariana Grande 'Carpool Karaoke' is 13 minutes of truly outrageous harmonies

Mashable - 13 hours 29 min ago

Okay, there's good news and there's bad news. The bad news is Ariana Grande's Carpool Karaoke never does answer the question of how exactly Grande managed to injure her hand during filming. (When the episode starts, she's already bandaged up.)

The good news? The whole episode is awesome. Ariana Grande is a stunning singer, the harmonies her and Corden cook up are truly goosebump-raising, and there's an entertaining segment where the two pop into a cafe for a snack.

Definitely an A+ episode all-round.

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T.J. Miller denies 'Silicon Valley' bullying accusations

Mashable - 13 hours 50 min ago

Last month, Silicon Valley's Alice Wetterlund — who played engineer Carla Walton — accused co-star T.J. Miller of being "a bully and petulant brat."

Miller, who didn't have the most glowing review of his on-set conduct by those behind the HBO show, denied Wetterlund's claims on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts show Wednesday.

"I play an asshole on TV, but I'm not a bully in real life, ever," he told the radio show. 

SEE ALSO: Disney won't change its mind on James Gunn and 'Guardians of the Galaxy': report

When asked about his relationship with Wetterland, Miller admitted that he "felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept interrupting Zach Woods." Read more...

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Tencent shares hit by profit drop, murky outlook for China game approvals

Technology News (Reuters) - 14 hours 32 min ago
Shares in China's Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money off its most popular game.
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UK regulator sticks to 14 pounds a share floor for Sky from Disney

Technology News (Reuters) - 14 hours 51 min ago
Britain's Takeover Panel said on Thursday it had confirmed its ruling that Walt Disney might have to offer at least 14 pounds a share to buy UK pay-television group Sky.
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