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Automattic's bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model
Tumblr has been an millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013.
Aug 12, 2019 23:56 UTC Business Read More

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw Review
Double Damage does a great job of modernizing the spacefighter gameplay of classics like Wing Commander: Privateer and Freelancer.
Aug 12, 2019 23:53 UTC Technology Read More

Grand Theft Auto maker CEO: It's 'disrespectful' to blame gun violence on entertainment
Take-Two Interactive Software CEO Strauss Zelnick said Monday it's wrong to blame gun violence in the United States on entertainment, pushing back against…
Aug 12, 2019 23:31 UTC Technology Read More

Shroud is convinced that VR will “never be a thing”
Twitch star shroud isn't the biggest fan of virtual reality.
Aug 12, 2019 23:24 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

CBS And Viacom Streaming Assets Offer Potent Blend Of Subscriptions And Advertising
CBS and Viacom stand to become a bulked-up media player with arguably the industry's most diversified streaming portfolio.
Aug 12, 2019 23:21 UTC Business Read More

Cyberpunk VR MMORPG Zenith launches Kickstarter
Indie VR studio Ramen VR just launched its own unique crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming title Zenith, a cyberpunk VR MMORPG coming to PC.
Aug 12, 2019 23:15 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

A man's false teeth got stuck in his throat during a surgery. It was eight days before anyone noticed.
A 72-year-old's false teeth got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren't discovered for eight days, doctors have said.
Aug 12, 2019 23:08 UTC Health Read More

Razer Phone 2 Discount Is Even Bigger Than Before as the Smartphone Can Be Bought With a $450 Price Cut
The Razer Phone 2 becomes even cheaper with a $450 discount, bringing down the gaming smartphone's price to an astonishing $349.99.
Aug 12, 2019 23:08 UTC Gadgets Read More

Dealer-Built Mustang Gulf Heritage Edition Packs 800 HP, Costs $140k
This Gulf-styled Ford Mustang comes from Brown Lee Performance, a division of a Ford dealership in Tennessee, and it costs $140000.
Aug 12, 2019 23:05 UTC Technology Read More

This China airline wants to trial an AI service to improve meals
The airline's data lab now automatically classifies thousands of complaints and offers recommended solutions, to help front line customer relations staff.
Aug 12, 2019 23:01 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Twitter’s latest test makes following tweetstorms a lot easier
Twitter is testing a feature to let users follow replies to individual tweets so you can keep up with the next great Twitter saga. Users in the test can now choose to…
Aug 12, 2019 22:41 UTC Technology Read More

Safety and immunogenicity of the chlamydia vaccine candidate CTH522 adjuvanted with CAF01 liposomes or aluminium hydroxide: a first-in-human, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 trial
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection worldwide. National screening programmes and antibiotic treatment have failed to…
Aug 12, 2019 22:35 UTC Health Read More

Charity care spending by California hospitals has plunged in wake of Affordable Care Act
California hospitals are providing significantly less free and discounted care to low-income patients since the Affordable Care Act took effect, spending less than…
Aug 12, 2019 22:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Investors are rushing into bonds, like they're the new 'Beyond Meat'
Investors are jumping into bonds like they're a hot new commodity or even stock, but strategists warn the prices are getting rich as the yields shrink in the…
Aug 12, 2019 22:30 UTC Business Read More

Google explains how its Search deindexing bug happened
Back in April, the Internet saw just how beholden it is to one company when a Google Search bug led to websites not showing up on the search engine. In the…
Aug 12, 2019 22:26 UTC Technology Read More

See the Perseids meteor shower peak tonight (August 12)!
The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, August 12! The bright moon will wash out much of the show but you could still spot ten to 15 an hour depending on…
Aug 12, 2019 22:24 UTC Science Read More

TME Stock Slumps More than 7% in After-Hours Trading
Shares of China's music streaming giant Tencent Music (TME) were down more than 7.0% in after-hours trading today. Tencent Music announced its…
Aug 12, 2019 22:10 UTC Markets Read More

SpaceX's Starship Prototype Could Make Its Biggest Hop Yet This Weekend
SpaceX's Starhopper will make its biggest-ever leap soon, if all goes according to plan. The private spaceflight company aims to get Starhopper, an early test…
Aug 12, 2019 22:10 UTC Science Read More

SpaceX's Starship Prototype Could Make Its Biggest Hop Yet This Weekend
SpaceX's Starhopper will make its biggest-ever leap soon, if all goes according to plan. The private spaceflight company aims to get Starhopper, an early test…
Aug 12, 2019 22:10 UTC Technology Read More

If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web
The new Apple Card credit card has an iOS-only app to see transactions and make payments, which means if you lose your Apple device, you won't be able to…
Aug 12, 2019 22:06 UTC Business Read More

Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid makes a quick SUV even quicker
The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is an outstanding SUV. It's quick, agile and sort of tricks you into thinking you're driving a smaller vehicle. But Porsche being Por...
Aug 12, 2019 22:03 UTC Business Read More

Alabama dad charged in school shooting incident to get mental health treatment
An Alabama man accused of shooting at another parent during morning drop-off at an elementary school will receive mental health treatment.
Aug 12, 2019 21:58 UTC Mental-Health Read More

AI-powered maths practice platform makes learning fun
THE BUSINESS TIMES SME - PRACTICLE, a new online practice platform for primary school mathematics, aims to gamify the everyday task of revising the…
Aug 12, 2019 21:49 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

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