Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs

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Malware? Nope, Showtime apparently intended to do this by integrating the Coinhive mining API.

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

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Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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The Fall Creators Update already packs a number of new features and abilities, but MS apparently isn’t done adding new options quite yet.

The post Microsoft Boosts Phone Linking in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253270-microsoft-adds-smartphone-linking-new-features-windows-10s-fall-creators-update?source=Computing

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Surprise! Galaxy's monster Black Hole likely has huge neighbor on a crash course

Two monster black holes are apparently on a collision course near the heart of a nearby galaxy, a new study reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/surprise-galaxys-monster-black-hole-likely-has-huge-neighbor-on-crash-course.html

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Apple Might Need to Think Different About TV


Apple’s tough negotiating stance apparently has hobbled its efforts to bring entertainment industry companies on board with its planned streaming TV service. Talks with Disney, 21st Century Fox and CBS reportedly have fallen through. Had the entertainment and cable TV industry given in, Apple’s demands would have turned current practices topsy-turvy. For example, Apple reportedly wanted a multiyear freeze on the monthly per-viewer rate it would pay for Disney Channel licenses, whereas the standard practice is to increase rates annually.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83777.html?rss=1

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Samsung suggests you don’t update to Windows 10 until it gets around to making drivers

In case the quality of the display on the Samsung KS9500 isn't compelling enough for you to drop a few grand, it includes a SmartThngs hub.
Eighteen months is apparently not long enough for Samsung to develop Windows 10 drivers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229433-samsung-suggests-you-dont-update-to-windows-10-until-it-gets-around-to-making-drivers

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Daily Mail Joins Yahoo Bidding Queue


The parent company of British tabloid the Daily Mail apparently has entered what’s shaping up as frenzied round robin bidding war for Yahoo, a firm that long has worn the mantle of a technology relic incapable of exciting interest. The Daily Mail & General Trust on Monday confirmed a report that it has approached private equity companies on a possible joint bid for the firm. Yahoo reportedly has held discussions with Verizon, IAC/Interactive Corp. and CBS Corp., according to the report, but has not yet sat down with Daily Mail executives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83351.html?rss=1

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Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's entire Surface lineup over the holidays

Article Image Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

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Apple's 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' set for April 2016 launch, China Mobile claims

Article Image China Mobile is apparently planning for an April 2016 launch of a new 4-inch iPhone, a product launch calendar from Apple’s carrier partner has revealed.

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A new Tinder bot will do your flirting for you

Apparently Tinder’s requirement that users swipe left to reject a profile and right to make a connection is just too demanding, prompting two 24-year-olds fresh out of the University of Southern Florida to unleash a new bot, called Casanova, to do the heavy lifting for you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/17/new-tinder-bot-will-do-your-flirting-for.html

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Google to spin off self driving cars as separate Alphabet business – report

Article Image As the race to bring self driving cars to market heats up, Google apparently plans to spin off its own initiative as a separate company under the Alphabet banner next year, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4c4945f4/sc/21/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C120C160Cgoogle0Eto0Espin0Eoff0Eself0Edriving0Ecars0Eas0Eseparate0Ealphabet0Ebusiness0E0E0Ereport/story01.htm

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Microsoft acknowledges Surface Book, Surface 4 Pro problems, has no timetable for fixes

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Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are apparently suffering from some outstanding hardware issues, especially where battery life is concerned. Microsoft has pledged to fix the problems, but it be a month or more before users see solutions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219478-microsoft-acknowledges-surface-book-surface-4-pro-problems-has-no-timetable-for-fixes

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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

Article Image Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content “windowing” policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4c188d3a/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C120C0A80Cspotify0Emight0Eallow0Ehigh0Eprofile0Eartists0Eto0Erestrict0Emusic0Eto0Epaid0Esubscribers0Ereport0Esays/story01.htm

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Elon Musk calls Apple the 'Tesla Graveyard,' pooh-poohs rumored Apple Car

Article Image Entrepreneur Elon Musk is apparently unconcerned that Apple could become a potential rival in the electric car space, saying the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is where former employees go it they “don’t make it” at Tesla.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4a871ae3/sc/21/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C10A0C0A80Celon0Emusk0Ecalls0Eapple0Ethe0Etesla0Egraveyard0Epooh0Epoohs0Erumored0Eapple0Ecar/story01.htm

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Apple axes gold color, 128GB options for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models

After announcing its new iPhone 6s lineup on Wednesday, Apple has apparently discontinued gold and 128GB configuration options for previous generation iPhone 6 devices, leaving only Space Gray, silver and 16GB and 64GB versions left.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/49b62599/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A90C0A90Capple0Eaxes0Egold0Ecolor0E128gb0Eoptions0Efor0Eiphone0E60Eand0E60Eplus0Emodels/story01.htm

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Sprint Sinks to 4th Place, T-Mobile's Legere Gloats


Sprint continued to make progress in its turnaround during Q1. However, it apparently wasn’t enough to keep the company from slipping to fourth place among major wireless carriers, exchanging places with T-Mobile, which climbed up to third. Among other things, Sprint cut postpaid customer losses in the quarter to 12,000 — the lowest ever. It had total net additions of 675,000 customers compared with the Q1, 2014, loss of 220,000. It also earned 180 RootScore awards in the first half of 2015, compared with 27 in the same period last year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82350.html?rss=1

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'Premium feel' will be focus of Apple's retail revamp beginning in July

With Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail leader Angela Ahrendts apparently collaborating on a new direction for the company’s retail stores, a new report claims that a focus on a “premium feel” to the stores and product packaging will begin next month.



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