Facebook, Instagram Back Online After Major Outage

Facebook said it had restored service following a major outage on Thursday that hindered access to the social platform and its other apps such as Instagram and Messenger. Facebook blamed “an issue in one of our central software systems” for snarling connectivity for several hours. Many users, often wryly, took ...

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The best TV streaming devices to buy in 2019

Roku I stream. You stream. We all stream. By March 2019, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reported streaming video subscriptions passed cable television customers for the first time. There were over 613.3 million streaming subscribers compared to cable’s 556 million subscribers.  But how do you get to all ...

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Microsoft kills off its Cortana iOS and Android app for some users

Microsoft drops out of home speakers race: What’s Cortana’s future? Microsoft fought a late start in trying to establish Cortana as a premiere voice agent. But the lack of a Trojan horse for distribution made it the company’s latest casualty. Read more: https://zd.net/2TrCWKV Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app ...

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Jony Ive, iPhone designer, has now left Apple

Apple without Jony Ive: Are massive overnight changes coming? ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down to discuss with Karen Roby, what does the future look like for Apple now that its Chief Design Officer has left? Will there be massive changes overnight, or will Ive’s presence be felt for years to ...

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Xiaomi’s Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, on Wednesday shared its earnings figures for the quarter that ended in September. While the results fell largely in line with analysts’ expectations, a drastic drop in the company’s growth underscores some of the struggles that handset makers are facing as they shift to ...

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Panasonic Leaves Semiconductor Business With Sale to Taiwan’s Nuvoton

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company. Panasonic said Thursday it was transferring the semiconductor business operated by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions to Nuvoton Technology. In recent years, Panasonic has sold its semiconductor plants in Singapore, Indonesia ...

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