Spotify reveals 2 million free users are dodging ads

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

Earlier this month, news broke that Spotify was cracking down on users running modded versions of the Spotify app to stream music for free while blocking ads. At the time, it sounded like it was only a few users, but it turns out, the number is a bit higher. Spotify’s IPO filing noted that roughly 2 million users are getting around ads on Spotify without paying, as noted by Reuters. As of the end of 2017, Spotify reported that it […]

Puppet shows, zombie heads, and a unicorn costume: meet the weird controllers of Alt.Ctrl.GDC

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

A rhythm game where you fist-bump and high-five a partner. A battle of wits played out with tiny robots. A puppet theater where the puppets are also controllers. These are a few of the projects at this year’s Alt.Ctrl.GDC, an annual showcase at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Alt.Ctrl.GDC features games with “alternative controllers” — from the simple, like a spray bottle or slappable rubber zombie head, to the elaborate, like a small tent where players role-play a […]

How to use AirDrop with iOS and Mac

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

If only transferring large and small files was a simple as sending a Tweet while being as private as handing something physical to another person. The good news? With Apple’s AirDrop (available in iOS and macOS devices) it already is. Here is everything you need to know to get to using this valuable tool. What is AirDrop? Apple introduced AirDrop with Mac OS X Lion in 2011, introducing the feature on iPhones when it shipped iOS 7 in 2011. The […]

Broadband deals of the week: hot new offers from Plusnet, BT, NOW and POP

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

Finally! For once your procrastination has really paid off. If you’ve been avoiding sorting out your new broadband deal, four fantastic fresh internet offers have totally vindicated your sheer bone idleness. They include a £175 gift card with super fast BT Infinity 2 fibre, £50 cashback with Plusnet’s best rates, sub-£20 per month broadband and TV from NOW, and an exclusive just for TechRadar readers from POP Telecom.  We have more details on each of the deals below, so you […]

The Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data scandal: what you need to know

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

Facebook is facing international investigations into the illicit harvesting of users’ personal data. The information was collected by Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that backed President Trump’s 2016 election campaign. According to a whistleblower, Cambridge Analytica gathered data from 50 million users, then developed a software program that profiled these citizens to predict voting patterns – and, through micro-targeted ads, influence US citizens’ voting decisions.  We’re laying out everything we know and don’t know about how Cambridge Analytica used […]

The New ‘Deadpool 2’ Trailer Introduces Us To X-Force And Hilariously Trolls Blake Lively

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

20th Century Fox has released another delightful trailer for May 18th’s Deadpool 2 and we are getting seriously pumped. The new teaser gives us more of a taste of the antihero’s ragtag supergroup called “X-force,” a team put together to defeat Cable to save a young boy he kidnapped. The introduction is dripping with our favorite kind of Deadpool humor, with our sardonic leader explaining “We need them tough, morally flexible and young enough to carry their own franchise for […]

Dropbox opens up ~40% on its first day of trading after pricing its shares at $21, above already increased range of $18-$20/share, and raising $756M in its IPO (Sara Salinas/CNBC)

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

Sara Salinas / CNBC:Dropbox opens up ~40% on its first day of trading after pricing its shares at $21, above already increased range of $18-$20/share, and raising $756M in its IPO  —  – Dropbox, once valued as high as $10 billion, reported more than $1 billion in 2017 revenue and 500 million registered users … Powered by WPeMatico

Sonos is pulling its ads off Facebook and Instagram, but only for a week

March 23, 2018 Editor 0

Sonos today announced that it will remove advertising for its speakers across Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, and Twitter for a week beginning on Monday. “We are concerned by the recent revelations about Facebook and the exploitation of its platform,” the company said in a blog post. In addition to hitting pause on its advertising, Sonos says its Facebook and Instagram accounts will go dark next week as well. “Big digital platforms offer us incredible opportunities to personalize and contextualize the […]