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By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Mar 2, 2019 6:49 am

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

 

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It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

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Microsoft sees up tick in Surface sales, iPad sales plummet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 17, 2017 7:04 am

Most people would think that the iPad is still the tablet sales king, but things have changed - and they've only changed in the last month. According to the latest data from 1010data Ecom Insights Panel, iPad sales plummeted in the last month, from a decent 35% or so market share to just 17%.

 

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Microsoft seems to have taken over, with September's market share numbers for the Surface sitting at around 24%, aby skyrocketed to 45% last month. Why? Well, Microsoft did launch its new Windows 10-powered Surface Pro 4 tablet, which is a pretty damn good tablet - especially compared to the much more casual iPad - and even the bigger, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (which still runs iOS).

 

The more surprising thing here is that Apple took a huge hit to their tablet market share domination, and it only took one device launch from Microsoft, and one month to do so. It proves that Microsoft has something truly great on their hands with Surface, which excites me to see what we'll see in the future from the company, especially with HoloLens in the oven.

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By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 5:09 am

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EA SPORTS steps up with innovative gameplay for FIFA 16

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

E3 2015 - Electronic Sports showed off EA SPORTS FIFA 16 gameplay, featuring innovative new features that will allow gamers to control the entire football pitch. Gamers can expect a "balance, authentic, and exciting football experience" that will give us the chance to play the way we want to.

 

 

"Whether fans prefer short and precise passes through the middle, or getting it outside and whipping in crosses, the beauty of FIFA 16 is that it offers fans the freedom to play their way and find success on the pitch," said David Rutter, VP and GM of EA SPORTS FIFA.

 

EA SPORTS also includes 12 Women's National Teams, the first time that women's teams have been included. In addition, players will be able to make use of the FIFA Trainer that is able to make recommendations to improve play.

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Online video streaming is booming during the NBA Finals

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

Tonight is game 6 of the NBA Finals, with the Golden State Warriors one victory away from winning their first championship in 40 years. As millions of people have tuned in to watch the Warriors play against the Cleveland Cavaliers, there has been another big winner: online streaming.

 

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The ESPN WatchESPN live streaming service hosted 744,500 unique viewers during game 4, a whopping 128 percent over game 4 last season. If viewers are unable to watch a sporting event live, they are turning to online streams to help - and more legitimate options are available. NBC, CBS, NFL, and others want to keep viewers engaged, especially if it's through a legitimate service that they can monetize.

 

"I think people are realizing this other segment is big," said Greg Ireland, multiscreen video research director of the IDC research firm, in a statement published by the Washington Post. "It's getting bigger every year, and we have to provide for them."

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North Korea cracking down on uncensored mobile Internet access

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

It appears the North Korean government has cracked down on mobile phone access to foreigners living inside the reclusive country. Foreign residents have been blocked from accessing 3G networks, while North Korean citizens remain unable to visit Internet websites outside of the country. Foreign visitors have the ability to purchase 3G mobile SIM cards, with access only lasting about the same amount of time as their visit.

 

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"Unfortunately we are facing Internet service outage from the local Internet provider's side with no estimated time, we will keep you posted once the service is back to normal," according to a memo sent to subscribers of the Koryolink mobile provider.

 

The block started on Friday local time, and it's unknown what caused the sudden restriction. Of the country's 24 million residents, about 2.5 million of them are currently phone subscribers. There is concern that users with access to the Internet will find unrestricted information, which can be shared with other residents.

Nissan expects big things from infotainment, other connected tech

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

Nissan Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura understands the growing fascination with infotainment and connected functionality in new vehicles.

 

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Trying to find ways to include that technology in a safe and efficient manner, however, is a struggle that the Nissan design team battles frequently. When discussing the topic of infotainment systems, Nakamura had this to say:

 

"These are one way to simplify, but we are not sure how much, because these are distracting," Nakamura said during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. "Touchscreen is optimal for this kind of design, but a touchscreen is not always the best solution for the car. With the touchscreen you have to touch. You have to look at it. In a car you cannot look at it like this. You have to drive!"

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Millions of users are pirating 'Game of Thrones' season finale

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

The Game of Thrones continues to be popular among viewers, with many watching through legal means - and plenty of users relying on streaming websites and illegal downloads.

 

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In just eight hours, there were 1.5 million downloads, which set a new piracy record. The piracy figure shouldn't take too long to reach 10 million, with interested viewers turning to torrents and other ways to download. The 480p version is currently most popular, with more downloads ahead of 720p and 1080p versions of the season finale.

 

"Never before have we seen this many downloads in such a short period of time, and last year it took half a day to reach the same number," according to TorrentFreak. "Based on this figure, the download count is expected to increase to more than 10 million during the days to come."

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Netflix trying to battle piracy of 'Orange is the New Black' series

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: Sep 8, 2016 5:13 am

Netflix wants people to watch Orange is the New Black, but not on piracy websites that are hosted in countless countries. The Silicon Valley company is trying to find ways to improve SEO and point users towards Netflix, instead of finding the streams elsewhere on the Internet.

 

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Unfortunately for Netflix, it looks like it's extremely easy to use Google, Yahoo, and other search engines to find illegal streams of the hit series. Recently, Orange is the New Black was the No. 4 most searched for term on Google, and chances are extremely high that plenty of Internet users found their way to third-party sites.

 

How serious of an issue is piracy for Netflix? It's the top competitor in terms of content providers, as the online video service fights for more paying subscribers.

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