Did Steam’s new refund policy force WB to pull Arkham Knight?

Steam’s new refund system has only been in effect for a few weeks but it may have already sent a shockwave through game distribution. WB Interactive’s decision to pull the PC version of Arkham Knight is nearly unprecedented for a AAA title, and refund-seeking gamers may have driven the trend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/208975-did-steams-new-refund-policy-force-wb-to-pull-arkham-knight

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Apple Watch competition: Android Wear still kicking

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch worth buying. But watches running Android Wear are alive, kicking, and getting better.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/25/apple-watch-competition-android-wear-still-kicking/

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Internet Players Wrestle with Proposals to Prevent Capture

The Internet is run by a bunch of geeks sitting in a darkened space, lit only by the glow from LED screens, right? That Hollywood image may be how the general public perceives what it takes to send and receive emails, deliver apps, enable electronic transactions, and store great gobs of data. There is much more to operating the Internet, however, including a challenging management environment for ensuring that the technology is adequate, and that a multitude of network stakeholders can work together to keep the system functioning properly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82211.html?rss=1

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Spotify climbs to 20M paid subscribers, picks up $526M in funding ahead of Apple Music launch

With the debut of the competing Apple Music service only weeks away, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its total subscriber base has climbed to 75 million people, 20 million of whom are subscribers to its more profitable Premium tier.

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Nintendo Scotches Android Console Rumor

Nintendo not only has embraced the idea of releasing its iconic intellectual properties for mobile devices, but also is planning to base its next videogame console on a version of the Android operating system, according to a Japanese-language business publication.
The outlet recently was proven right after reporting that Nintendo planned to expand to smartphones and tablets. This time around, the publication claimed an inside source revealed that Nintendo’s next console, code named “NX,” will run on Android.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82123.html?rss=1

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Popular Chrome VPN extension Hola at center of massive botnet attack

Popular VPN browser extension Hola has a feature users might not know about. Not only does it sell your bandwidth to third parties, that bandwidth can be hijacked and used to attack others.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206858-popular-chrome-vpn-extension-hola-at-center-of-massive-botnet-attack

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Spotify expands into video, podcasts, tracks just for running and more

It’s only been four years since Spotify arrived in the United States, and after 25 billion hours of music streaming, it’s ready to vastly expand its content offerings.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/21/spotify-expands-into-video-podcasts-tracks-just-for-running-and-more/

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts was America's top-paid female executive in 2014

Though she was only an Apple employee for about half of the year, Angela Ahrendts earned nearly $83 million last year, making her the highest paid female executive in America.

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Apple TV remote control to get touch pad when new version launches in June, report says

According to a report on Monday, the Apple TV isn’t the only piece of hardware in line for a redesign this year, as the device’s long-in-the-tooth remote control is now expected to come with a built-in touch pad.

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Only 22 percent of Apple Watches delivered to US customers this weekend, report says

Only 22 percent of the 1.7 million Apple Watches ordered by U.S. customers were delivered this weekend, according to digital commerce specialist Slice Intelligence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/27/only-22-percent-apple-watches-delivered-to-us-customers-this-weekend-report/

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First look: Unboxing the stainless steel Apple Watch with milanese loop (video)

Apple’s mid-range stainless steel Apple Watch not only has a more premium enclosure than the aluminum Sport version, but it also comes in different packaging, and features a steel magnetic charger rather than plastic.

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Apple Watch launch in Paris greeted with long line at Colette

Apple is introducing its new Watch across a limited number countries today, but only a few stores will have the device available for sale. Among that short list is Colette, a fashion boutique just a few blocks from Apple’s own retail store at Carrousel, beneath the Louvre.

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Unusual, trendy and just plain weird wearables

Most wearables perform only a few functions. They count your steps, show you the time, or track your heart rate. These unusual devices do much more. For instance, one attaches to your body or your bike and shows you a real-time weather forecast. Another tells you when you are stressed out and should breathe a bit slower. While the Apple Watch gets all of the attention, these gadgets fit into a niche that might just solve a real problem or provide a distinct benefit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/20/unusual-trendy-and-just-plain-weird-wearables/

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Apple Watch to make special appearance at 2015 Salone del Mobile in Milan

On April 17 only, the Apple Watch will make an appearance at this year’s Salone del Mobile fair in Milan, an exhibition celebrating design and art.

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Apple's Swift takes crown of most-loved language among developers

Less than a year after its unveiling, Apple’s Swift programming language has not only received widespread acceptance but has also become one of software developers’ favorite tools, data from a recent survey shows.

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Sling TV adding live and on-demand HBO in new $15 add-on tier

Apple is not the only cord-cutting option for those who can’t live without HBO content, as Dish Network on Wednesday announced that its Sling TV over-the-top web television service would add HBO as a $15-per-month add-on within the next two weeks.

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