Smartphone gaming addict goes blind after playing for 24 hours straight

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she used to hide her identity) is a real smartphone addict, and by “real” I mean she ended up in the hospital after a 24-hour smartphone gaming marathon left her blind in one eye.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/smartphone-gaming-addict-goes-blind-after-playing-for-24-hours-straight.html

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Google Adds a Brick to Online Publishers' Paywalls


Google on Monday announced that it was dropping its decade-old policy of requiring media and news publishers to provide a limited amount of free content. The so-called “first click free” policy meant that publishers had to make a certain amount of content available to users who conducted a search on Google, even if their stories, videos or images otherwise were behind a paywall. Media publishers had been required to provide at least three free stories or similar content before those clicking on links via Google would have to pay.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84849.html?rss=1

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The Mac’s user share just fell to a five-year low

MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple’s user share is dropping, despite the recent launch of new MacBook Pro models. Is the company headed back towards less than five percent of the PC market?

The post The Mac’s user share just fell to a five-year low appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242240-macs-user-share-just-fell-five-year-low?source=Computing

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Facebook drops news outlet input in 'trending topics' review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/23/facebook-drops-news-outlet-input-in-trending-topics-review.html

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AMD unveils 2016 GPU roadmap; Polaris offers 2.5x performance per watt, may utilize GDDR5

Polaris GPU
AMD unveiled its 2016-2017 GPU roadmap last night, with Polaris dropping in a few months and a new high-end GPU architecture, Vega, launching by the end of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/224773-amd-unveils-2016-gpu-roadmap-polaris-offers-2-5x-performance-per-watt-may-utilize-gddr5

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Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger drops annual fees to keep growing userbase

Article Image WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, is dropping its 99-cent annual charge in order to continue growing, CEO Jan Koum said on Monday.

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Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine [UPDATED]

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Samsung is reportedly dropping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in favor of its own Exynos solutions. The Qualcomm chip, according to rumor, is running too hot for the upcoming mobile device.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/197933-too-hot-to-handle-samsung-reportedly-drops-qualcomm-from-upcoming-galaxy-s6

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Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine [UPDATED]

Snapdragon
Samsung is reportedly dropping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in favor of its own Exynos solutions. The Qualcomm chip, according to rumor, is running too hot for the upcoming mobile device.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/197933-too-hot-to-handle-samsung-reportedly-drops-qualcomm-from-upcoming-galaxy-s6

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Nvidia launches new Tegra K1 Shield Tablet and separate gamepad, priced rather optimistically at $360

Nvidia Shield tablet
Nvidia’s new Shield is dropping today and the updated tablet packs a number of high-end features. Will gamers bite, considering the increased price tag but better use cases?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/186666-nvidia-launches-new-tegra-k1-shield-tablet-and-separate-gamepad-priced-rather-optimistically-at-360

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Apple launches $199 16GB iPod touch with rear camera in 6 colors, slashes prices on 32GB & 64GB models

Apple’s entry-level 16-gigabyte iPod touch received an update on Thursday, dropping the price to $199 while adding a rear iSight camera and expanding its color options to six. Apple also slashed prices on the 32- and 64-gigabyte variants, now priced respectively at $249 and $299.



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