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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018

Here come Nike earnings ...

Analysts are reading the earnings release and listening to the call for details on how several notable events impacted Nike's third-quarter performance, including the FIFA World Cup, investments in online stores, and the controversial Colin Kaepernick ad.

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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 24, 2018

How Sony created the perfect video game controller

In 1997, Sony's Teiyu Goto designed what became the standard for video game controllers. The DualShock controller uses a curved design that fits comfortably in player's hands. Sony's DualShock controller ushered in a new standard for video game consoles. Now, almost all controllers look the same.

By Clancy Morgan
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018

Big cameras and big rivalries take center stage at Photokina

Photokina is underway in London and the theme of the show is "large." Unusually for an industry that is trending towards the compact, the cameras on stage at this show sport big sensors, big lenses, and big price tags. But though they may not be for the average shooter, these cameras are impressive…

By Devin Coldewey
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Sep 25, 2018

The death of once high-flying VC funds

They all started with the best of intentions. Formation 8 talked about bringing “smart enterprise” to the corporate world. Social Capital talked about how to “fix capitalism,” and Binary Capital wanted to “affect global behaviour change.” Rothenberg Ventures set out to “work…

By Danny Crichton, Arman Tabatabai
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Sep 25, 2018

Trump's new presidential limo is a beastly take on the Cadillac CT6

The new presidential limousine — and an identical one called a “spare” that travels in President Donald Trump’s motorcade for added security— was spotted this week on the streets of New York. This new “Beast,” like so many before it, is a Cadillac. But this time, the h…

By Kirsten Korosec
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Sep 25, 2018

Federal appeals court rules Uber drivers must arbitrate claims

A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to Uber drivers who were suing the company in three separate lawsuits over claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of full-time employees. The litigants must go through arbitration to pursue their claims against the company …

By Jonathan Shieber
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Sep 25, 2018

Qualcomm doubles down on claims that Apple stole chip secrets for Intel

If you happen to crack open that fancy little iPhone XS casing on your new phone, you’ll notice that there’s a dwindling amount of Qualcomm chips in there and that they’re increasingly being replaced by Intel hardware. The swap is representative of the cooling state of affairs bet…

By Lucas Matney
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Sep 25, 2018

Cody Wilson out as CEO of Defense Distributed

Defense Distributed announced during a press conference in Austin today that Cody Wilson has resigned as CEO. The announcement comes as the 3D-printed firearm activist faces charges of sexually assaulting a minor. Wilson was in Taipei last week when the charges were made public, only to be extradit…

By Brian Heater
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018

The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist

If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly differ when it comes to design. This watch, the HM9, is called the Flow and hearkens back to roadsters, jets, and 1950s space …

By John Biggs
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Sep 25, 2018

Google's blanket ban of cryptocurrency ads ends next month

Google is rolling back its ban on cryptocurrency advertisements – following a similar move made by Facebook earlier this summer, CNBC reports. Google in March was among the first of the major platforms to announce it would no longer run ban cryptocurrency ads, due to an abundance of caution a…

By Sarah Perez
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
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