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Forbes
Nintendo Expects To Sell 10 Million Switch Consoles In A Year
Forbes
Nintendo committed to an unorthodox spring release window for its new hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, undoubtedly hoping to close out its fiscal year with a bang. The gamble paid off with the company shipping 2.74 million units in 28 days, helping ...

Space.com
'Giant Hurricane' on Saturn: 1st Images Back from Cassini's Epic Ring Dive
Space.com
NASA's Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings yesterday (April 26), snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn's atmosphere. The raw images, which began to stream back early this morning, indicating the probe had survived its journey, show ...

Gizmodo
Uber's Self-Driving Car Guru Takes a Backseat Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit Over Stolen Tech
Gizmodo
Travis Kalanick's “brother from another mother,” Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber's self-driving division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that ...

TechCrunch
Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps
Ars Technica
In its third quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $22.1 billion, up 8 percent year-on-year, with an operating income of $5.6 billion, up 6 percent on a year ago, net income of $5.7 billion, up 28 percent, and earnings per ...

New York Times
No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt
New York Times
Clockwise from top left, Richard Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin planned the sampling of sediments in the East Chamber of Denisova Cave, Russia. Credit Sergei Zelensky/The Russian Academy of Sciences. Sifting through teaspoons of clay ...

BGR
There's one more reason I could never ditch my iPhone 7 Plus for a Galaxy S8
BGR
I penned a piece on Wednesday in which I explained the five main reasons I could never switch to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from my iPhone 7 Plus. While my in-depth Galaxy S8 review approached Samsung's hot new flagship smartphones from a neutral ...

Engadget
PlayStation 4 has never been more important to Sony
Engadget
Sony's PlayStation division has never been more important to its bottom line. The company posted some lacklustre numbers today for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, but its video game efforts continue to impress. The company sold 20 million ...

The Verge
The most important part of Facebook's disinformation strategy is what it leaves out
The Verge
After months of hand-wringing over Facebook's role in the 2016 election, the company has finally laid out its response. Over 13 pages, a report today details a comprehensive plan for dealing with what Facebook calls “information operations” — any ...

The Verge
Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography
The Verge
The Google Pixel and its predecessor, the Nexus 6P, are two of the best mobile cameras we have today, owing to Google's algorithmic wizardry behind the scenes. I've been endlessly impressed with the low-light performance of the Pixel since its release ...

AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous ...

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