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2 weeks ago

Sony posts $1 billion profit, but mobile sales take a tumble

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Sony has posted its Q3 2015 earnings, and while the manufacturer has done significantly better from Q2 2015 on account of strong PlayStation sales, mobile sales have fallen 14.7 percent. Overall, Sony made ¥2.58 trillion ($21.5 billion) in revenue, with an operating profit of ¥202.1 billion ($1.69 billion). Net profit was at ¥120.1 billion ($1 billion), 33 percent higher than Q2 2015.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook is shutting down its Parse developer platform

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Facebook is shutting down Parse, a mobile development platform that it acquired in 2013 for $85 million.

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2 weeks ago

Registration now open for IDEAA's 2016 DC Code Kitchen and Meat & Greet

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If you're a developer interested in a day of learning, coding and more alongside other coders, registration is now open for the DC Code Kitchen and Meat and Greet on April 9.

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2 weeks ago

Amazon says Prime memberships jumped by 51 percent in 2015

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Tucked away inside of its Q4 2015 earning report, Amazon noted a pretty significant increase in Amazon Prime memberships around the world in 2015. Overall, paid Prime memberships jumped by 51 percent over the course of 2015, with the U.S. seeing a 47 percent increase alone.

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2 weeks ago

Future Alphabet earnings reports will separate Google from 'Other Bets'

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Ahead of its fourth quarter 2015 earnings report on February 1, Alphabet, Google's holding company, has provided insights on how it will disclose earnings for its businesses.

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2 weeks ago

First 5 things to know about the ASUS ZenFone Zoom

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If it feels like we've been talking about the ASUS ZenFone Zoom for over a year now, it's because we have. There's been delays on top of delays, but now that the phone is days away from being available to the public there's some reason to get excited. ASUS has done some impressive things with budget-focused hardware over the last year, and the Zoom takes that idea and adds a 3X optical zoom lens on the back.

If you're looking at this phone as something you'd consider picking up for your next phone, there's a few things you should know.

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2 weeks ago

NVIDIA's Shield Winter Sale offers LEGO games and more for up to 75 percent off

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A number of games for NVIDIA's Shield hardware are on sale this week, both on NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service and Google Play. The discounts on the seven titles range from 50 to 75 percent off.

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2 weeks ago

Google's Vulnerability Reward Program paid out more than $2 million in 2015

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Google has released a quick overview of its Vulnerability Reward Program in 2015, showing that the company paid out more than $2 million to security researchers throughout the year.

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2 weeks ago

Official Reddit Android app begins its closed beta test

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Reddit has started closed beta testing for its long-awaited official Android app. At the moment, there's no word on the features that are contained in the app, which was officially announced in December.

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2 weeks ago

Digimon Heroes challenges you to save the world with your favorite digital monsters

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Bandai Namco has released Digimon Heroes, a new battle card game for Android. Your job is to build the best deck you can to save File Island, using over 1,000 available Digimon characters. Along the way, you can upgrade and expand your roster of monsters in an effort to become the best.

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2 weeks ago

BlackBerry offers free accessories for Priv buyers until Feb. 24

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People who have been waiting to get a BlackBerry Priv can take advantage of a special promotion from now until Feb. 24. People who buy the smartphone via ShopBlackBerry will be able to get a free accessory bundle that is normally $99.

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2 weeks ago

The HTC One M10 reportedly will have QHD display, fingerprint scanner and more

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HTC is working on its next flagship smartphone and more rumors about that device, which may be called the HTC One M10, have been posted. They include claims that it will have a QHD display, along with a fingerprint scanner and more.

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2 weeks ago

Honor 5X versus ASUS ZenFone 2: $200 gets you a lot, both good and bad

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Honor 5X and ZenFone 2

With each playing to different strengths, you get two good budget choices.

Now that you can put money down for an Honor 5X (at a great price, of course) it's at the top of many minds, trying to figure out if it's the right budget phone choice for them. It offers a solid value, for sure, but it isn't the only phone out there that offers something worthwhile for about $200 — one of the competitors that immediately comes to mind is the ASUS ZenFone 2.

Though it has been out for the better part of a year, the ZenFone 2 is still a worthy choice that matches the Honor 5X on many points and even bests it in some ways. In many areas the two phones share the exact same specs, and in others they play to different strengths to try and differentiate without breaking the bank. We're going to show you all of the high points of both phones, and see which offers more.

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2 weeks ago

Snapchat now lets you share your profile with just a link

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With its latest update, popular messaging service Snapchat has added a new feature that gives you a new way to add friends. You can now create and share a link with your friends online so they can add you to Snapchat directly.

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2 weeks ago

SwiftKey adds support for Android Marshmallow and its new emoji

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The SwiftKey keyboard app has now updated its consumer version for Android users, which now officially supports Marshmallow. It also allows Android 6.0.1 users to access the new emoji that come included with the OS in the SwiftKey app. This feature was added to the beta version in December.

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