Jeff Bezos: Nobody asked for one of our most popular services

For a service nobody asked for, Amazon Prime sure is doing well. That’s the gist of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s letter to shareholders, released Wednesday, in which he explained his now-famous “customer-centric” approach. “There are many advantages to a customer-centric approach, but here’s the big one: customers are always beautifully, wonderfully …

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Pogue's Basics: How to forward a text message

In a previous “Pogue’s Basics” tip, I let you know that you could report cellphone text-message spam by forwarding it to 7726. “Well, great,” one reader wrote, “but how do you forward a text message!?” Ah. I guess that might have been helpful information! On the iPhone, hold your finger …

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Apple signs deal to provide NHL coaches with iPads

Apple has signed a deal to give iPads to NHL coaches and referees, the Associated Press reports, allowing them to monitor specific game footage and check officiating decisions. The deal sees the arenas of the 16 playoff teams outfitted with iPad Pro tablets — three to each bench — as …

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Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic Edition

If you haven’t managed to get your hands on Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, you may be out of luck: the company has discontinued the plug-and-play console in North America, as first reported by IGN. The company released the following statement to The Verge: Throughout April, [Nintendo of America] territories will …

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Cosplayers influenced the costume design in Star Wars animated shows

One of the big panels this afternoon at Star Wars Celebration was Dave Filoni: Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates. Filoni, the supervisor on Clone Wars and Rebels, and Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo spoke about the origins of Lucasfilm’s animated shows. During the presentation, Filoni revealed an interesting tidbit: cosplayers …

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