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Headphone startup Ossic goes belly up and backers lose out

The startup company Ossic developed 3D sound headphones and was half funded by crowdfunded donations. The other half was funded by other investments and the company has been working on developing the headphones for years. Apparently, all of that money was swallowed up during the R&D and initial test-production phases. ...

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Microsoft is becoming increasingly popular among younger generation

YouGov constantly monitors something called a BrandIndex. This sort of survey interviews thousands of consumers every day to track how popular a brand is not just over long periods of time but over weeks and days as well. The company’s new numbers show popularity for Microsoft has reached a two ...

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App used by parents to spy on their kids suffers data breach

If you’re a parent, you might be familiar with an app called TeenSafe. This is an app that allows Mom and Dad to actually spy on their children and control their online and mobile behavior. The app has a YouTube channel with several videos that show users how to block ...

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Unlocked Nokia 6.1 now comes with a free photo/video kit in the US

Officially released in the US earlier this month, the Nokia 6.1 is an unlocked smartphone made for users who don’t plan to spend more than $300 on a brand new handset. The device costs $270 regardless of where you’re getting it from (Amazon, Best Buy, or B&H), but one of ...

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Enter Tuesday to win one of ten LG G7 ThinQ phones being given away by T-Mobile

Tuesday is almost here. And as we get closer to the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., a young man’s thoughts (and an older man’s, too) naturally revolve around the latest smartphones. And as we await the U.S. release of the LG G7 ThinQ on June 1st, we can tell ...

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Rumor: Apple to offer cheaper smart speaker under Beats name

According to Strategy Analytics, of the 9.2 million smart speakers shipped in the first quarter, the Apple HomePod accounted for only 600,000 of those units. That gave Apple 6% of the market from January through March, behind Amazon’s 43.6% and Google’s 26.5%. There are a few reasons for this. Apple ...

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Unable to trademark “Dash Charge” in the EU, OnePlus is apparently phasing out the name

If you watched the unveiling of the OnePlus 6 last week, you might have noticed that the company did not mention its rapid charging system Dash Charge. You might also have noticed that in the company’s online store, the Dash Charge cables are now referred to as “Fast Charge.” Well, ...

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Knights Chronicle turn-based RPG gets more than a half million pre-registered players before launch

Knights Chronicle is a brand new game from the company the brought us Marvel: Future Fight and Star Wars: Force Arena mobile smash hits. Earlier this week, the South Korean developer announced that its upcoming turn-based RPG (role-playing game) for mobile devices, Knights Chronicle, has reached 500,000 pre-registrations. Pre-registrations have been ...

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Final Fantasy XI mobile still in the works, here are some screenshots

The first screenshots of an upcoming Final Fantasy game have just popped up online. Three years ago, Square Enix and Nexon Korea announced they will launch a mobile game based on Final Fantasy XI. Although the game was supposed to be released in 2016, we haven’t heard anything about the ...

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