Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy (Ry Crist/CNET)

Ry Crist / CNET: Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $ 99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy  —  Review Sections  —  Review  — CNET – Appliances – Smart Home – Amazon Echo (2017)  —  Three years after the debut of the original … […]

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WSJ Says iPhone X Production Issues Due to Fewer ‘Romeo’ Than ‘Juliet’ Modules

The Wall Street Journal reports that iPhone X production issues were due to a supply imbalance of components dubbed Romeo and Juliet. The report, citing people familiar with the situation, claims it has taken more time to assemble the Romeo module than the Juliet module, both part of the iPhone X’s new TrueDepth facial recognition […]

Computer Hardware

Star Trek: Discovery Nearly Cracks Pirate Bay’s Top 10 In Less Than 24 Hours

Yesterday was the season premiere of the first new Star Trek TV series in 12 years. While the first episode aired on the CBS broadcast network Sunday night, the second episode — and all the rest to come — was made available exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service for $ 6 a month. […]

Opinion: Google HTC Deal More About Android Harmony Than Disruption

So Google has purchased HTC. Well not really but that is what many had been expecting to happen with speculation on the topic running riot just a matter of days, even hours, ago. Instead, the announcement that did come through seemed tame by comparison. One which did not have the venom many had been expecting, […]

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Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Sources: Apple secures deal for songs from Warner Music Group, plans to pay labels smaller percentage than it did under first streaming deal  —  IPhone maker plans to pay record labels smaller percentage  —  Paid streaming service has revived music industry; sales up … Techmeme