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Nintendo Names New Chief With Switch Console on Solid Ground

Nintendo Co. appointed Shuntaro Furukawa as its new president, handing the reins to a relatively young and unknown senior executive after reporting that profit is on track to reach the highest since 2010. Shuntaro Furukawa, left, and Tatsumi Kimishima attend news conference on April 26. Photographer: Yuki Furukawa/Bloomberg He’ll replace Tatsumi Kimishima, a former banker who last year oversaw the ...

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PayPal shares tick up after surpassing expectations for the quarter – TechCrunch

PayPal reported its first-quarter results after the bell on Wednesday, sending shares up about 3% in after-hours trading, due to better-than-expected numbers. Adjusted earnings per share were 57 cents, above analyst estimates of 54 cents. Revenue for the quarter was $3.69 billion, up 24% from last year. Analysts surveyed by Yahoo Finance had been expecting $3.59 billion. This comes from $132 ...

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Alexa integration comes to Meural Canvas, letting you use your voice to navigate the art world – TechCrunch

Alexa can do just about everything if you ask it the right question in the right way. Today, it’s gaining a new skill, letting you move through artwork on the Meural Canvas digital artwork frame. The company’s $595 device lets you browse artwork from new and emerging artists as well as publicly available classics. One of the cool elements of the ...

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The first-ever mission to study what’s under the Martian surface begins May 5

Image credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH It’s red, and it’s dead, so why is NASA sending yet another mission to Mars?  Almost 70 orbiters, flybys, landers and rovers have been sent to the Red Planet, so some might be confused as to why NASA is sending yet another mission – called InSight – to boldly go where plenty have been before.  The answer, ...

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iOS 11.3.1 Fixes That Thing Where Third-Party Screen Repairs Made iPhone 8 Touchscreens Stop Working

An iPhone 8.Photo: AP Apple has released iOS 11.3.1, which includes what the tech giant says is a fix for an issue where people who used third-party repair services to replace their displays had their devices become unresponsive. According to release notes, “iOS 11.3.1 improves the security of your iPhone or iPad and addresses an issue where touch input was ...

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Flipkart Grand Gadget Days: Powerbanks, headphones, earphones and other gadgets you can buy under Rs 1,000

1 / 21 Flipkart Grand Gadget Days: Powerbanks, headphones, earphones and other gadgets you can buy under Rs 1,000 Domestic e-commerce marketplace Flipkart is holding its Grand Gadget Days sale from April 24-26. The list of discounted products include laptops, hard disks, power banks, mobile accessories and more. Among all those, here are a few budget options that cost less ...

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Trello gets a newsfeed and improved notifications – TechCrunch

Trello, the popular card-based project management service owned by Atlassian, is getting a bit of a revamp today. Traditionally, Trello was always about its cards and boards — and nothing else. But that also meant that power users often had to wade through a number of boards to figure out what they should focus on next. Now, Trello is getting ...

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Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine – TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, would secure cryptocurrency futures for decades using a blockchain technology that is like a time machine. You can check ...

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TfL journeys dominated by contactless payments

TfL has revealed that London’s transport network is going increasingly contactless when it comes to payments, with over half of all journeys now paid for this way. Transport for London has released new figures showing that over 17 million pay as you go (PAYG) trips are being paid for using a contactless debit or credit card, or smart device. At ...

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Car nicking gadgets can be found on AMAZON for £100

GETTY Easy peasy: Amazon are selling gadgets that help criminals break into cars The devices help criminals to hack into key fobs to snatch vehicles. Police chiefs have blasted the online giants for making it easy to nab motors. David Jamieson – police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands, where vehicle thefts have risen by 80% – ...

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Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo has brought the Northern Lights into its most luxurious car, with a new S90 Ambience Concept promising maximum sensory sway for those who have a driver to focus on the road. Set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, the concept car shows what Volvo describes as a luxury beyond just materials and design. Instead, the goal ...

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PayPal Australia introduces a new $6 fee for overseas money transfers

PayPal Australia has made a number of changes to its financial services guide, including adding a new $5.99 fee for overseas personal money transfers to a “friend and family member”. If all or part of that transfer is covered by a credit or debit card, Aussies will also cop a 2.6% fee, plus a currency conversion fee. Before the updated ...

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