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Apple's iMacs are getting major power upgrades

Apple (AAPL) is giving its iMac line of desktop computers a serious power boost. The company on Tuesday announced that it’s bringing high-powered, 8th-generation and 9th-generation Intel (INTC) processors to the all-in-ones, marking the first major updates for the systems since 2017. In addition to their new processors, the iMacs …

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Google unveils Stadia video game streaming service

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is getting into gaming with a new cloud-based streaming service. The tech giant on Tuesday announced the offering, called Stadia, at the Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco. Stadia will allow you to stream games online to any compatible internet connected device. The tech giant just said …

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Disney now owns 21st Century Fox, X-Men, and most of Hulu

After more than a year of working to get final approval, Disney’s lengthy process of acquiring 21st Century Fox is finally done. The merger went through at 12:02 am ET, giving Disney full control over a number of 21st Century Fox entities including the company’s entire movie studio division, its …

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Pandora now lets you change its algorithm for selecting music

Pandora is giving listeners more control over what songs their customized radio stations play with a new feature called Pandora Modes. Pandora’s classic algorithm has long chosen what plays when you start up a new artist station, but these alternative modes let you switch to other types of curation for …

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The Google Stadia game controller feels surprisingly great

Google today took the wraps off its Stadia cloud gaming platform, showing off a bold but largely untested vision of the future of gaming that involves distributing and playing software in real-time over the internet. We still don’t know a lot about how Stadia will work, how much it might …

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Kickstarter’s CEO, Perry Chen, is resigning

Kickstarter CEO and co-founder Perry Chen has resigned from his role as chief executive of the company. Chen wrote in a blog post today that he will remain chairman of Kickstarter’s board, and that he intends to focus on “high-level and long-term company needs” from that position. Chen has been …

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