Can country music save Pandora?

After months of teasing, Pandora finally unveiled its much-touted Premium platform to the public two weeks ago, along with a massive marketing campaign called “Sounds Like You.” Featuring mixtapes and exclusive content from names like Big Sean and Halsey, Sounds Like You is meant to highlight Pandora’s ability to create …

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Blade Runner 2049: all the latest news, commentary, and trailers

Blade Runner is considered one of the greatest science fiction films ever created. On October 6th, 2017, Denis Villeneuve will direct a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic, Blade Runner 2049. Here’s all the news, images, trailers, and commentary to get caught up before it hits theaters later this year. …

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Will Smith’s tech references have dated terribly: a report

Everyone has a party trick. Some people can curl their tongues, or flip their eyelids inside out, or bend their thumbs out of joint. Me — I can rap all of Will Smith’s Willennium. Not the song, I should specify (that’s actually called “Will 2K”), but the 33-minute album, including …

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BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next month

The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will be available for purchase in the US and Canada starting next month, according to a press release from TCL, the device’s manufacturer. The KeyOne is the first TCL-manufactured BlackBerry phone to feature a physical keyboard, which was the signature feature of BlackBerry smartphones years ago. …

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The hardware wizard behind the Wii is retiring from Nintendo

Along with today’s earnings report, Nintendo announced the impending retirement of one of its most important and longest serving employees: Genyo Takeda. His current position is representative director and “Technology Fellow” alongside “Creative Fellow” Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda; both assumed their roles when Tatsumi Kimishima took …

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Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that impede the free movement of …

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