HBO Max will be replaced next year by a new service combined with Discovery Plus

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge HBO Max isn’t dead…yet. But come the summer of 2023 it will be, and there will be a new service replacing both HBO Max and Discovery Plus, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav said on an earnings call today. “HBO Max has a competitive feature set, but it has had performance and customer issues,” Zaslav said, being much more polite than I would be about the app, which regularly struggles to stream when people tune in for big appointment shows like Euphoria and Succession. He went on to claim Discovery Plus has a better tech stack and would become the core of the… Read More

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AMC investors will go APE, company announces

APE not pictured | Image: The Verge You may remember our friends at AMC, the theater chain with the pantless CEO, who’ve leaned all the way in on the meme stock thing. Hordes of enthusiastic retail investors maybe rescued AMC from crushing debt. Now AMC is hoping to tap them again to create more shares of the company. This quarter, AMC announced a dividend for shareholders: AMC Preferred Equity units, which will trade as APE on the New York Stock Exchange. One of these babies will exist for every common share, and can be converted to common stock if the company and investors vote for that to happen. That “if”… Read More

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Twitter subpoenas emails, texts from Tesla bigwigs and Musk’s BFFs

Enlarge (credit: picture alliance / Contributor | picture alliance) Are spam accounts really the reason behind Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s decision to back out of his cursed Twitter deal? This week, Twitter sent a bunch of subpoenas to find out, pulling Musk’s close circle of friends and business associates into the chaotic trial. One subpoena includes more than two dozen document and communications requests for Tesla. The documents that Twitter seeks from Musk’s friends, advisors, banks, legal team, and investors include emails, text messages, and Twitter DMs. It’s possible that just one email out of all the subpoenaed material could give Twitter enough information to convince the Delaware Chancery Court… Read More

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Windows 10 is winning in another surprising way

Valve released its monthly report on Steam market shares broken down by each OS on the market and there’s some surprising news for Windows 10 and 11. According to the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey results, Windows 11 experienced a 0.11% decline in its Steam market share, going from 21.23% to 21.12%. This effectively marks the first time that Windows 11 has lost gamers on Steam instead of gaining them. And judging from that same data set, Windows 10 has increased its Steam market shares by 1.91% in the same month. This would imply that the OS managed to scoop up the ones who jumped ship from Windows 11,… Read More

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Damaged your fancy new Mac? Things might not be as hopeless as you think

Data recovery company DriveSavers appears to have become the first firm to successfully retrieve data from M1-powered Apple Macs that have been “damaged beyond repair”. The company claims its engineers have identified the steps necessary to access data stored within the latest Apple devices and developed a technique for surgically transplanting M-series silicon onto new, functional boards. “Through dedicated research and development, DriveSavers Data Recovery engineers have determined the optimal techniques for safe and effective data recovery, minimizing the risk of data loss,” the company said in a press release. Hacking the Mac Typically, recovering data from the SSD of a damaged Mac has been no easy feat. As our… Read More

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SoundCloud is firing 20 percent of its global workforce

SoundCloud’s CEO sent out a memo on Wednesday | Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Streaming company SoundCloud is cutting about 20 percent of its global workforce. Billboard reported on August 3rd that SoundCloud CEO Michael Weissman told the staff in a company memo that the change is mostly due to the current economic climate. Employees affected would be notified over the next several days. “Today’s change positions SoundCloud for the long run and puts us on a path to sustained profitability,” Weissman wrote in the memo. “We have already begun to make prudent financial decisions across the company and that now extends to a reduction to… Read More

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Argo AI assembles panel of outside experts to oversee safety of its autonomous vehicles

A Ford Argo AI test vehicle, being tested, drives through the downtown area in Detroit, Michigan on July 12, 2019 | Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images As autonomous vehicle testing ramps up, Argo AI announced the formation of a panel of outside experts to oversee the safe deployment of its technology. The startup, which is backed by Ford and Volkswagen, will “provide feedback on Argo’s safety and security practices and policies, including maintaining a world-class safety culture, scaling safely across multiple cities and countries, and responsibly launching and operating commercial driverless services,” the company said. The announcement comes as public opinion seems to be turning on… Read More

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Winamp, the best MP3 player of the 1990s, just got a major update

Enlarge / Winamp. Winamp never changes. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, before the days of the iPod and the iTunes Music Store, there was an app called Winamp. People over the age of 30ish will remember Winamp as the premiere music player for people using Napster, Limewire, and Kazaa to illegally download Aerosmith MP3s to their Gateway desktop computers. (For anyone younger than that: it was like Spotify, but you needed to collect every single song you wanted to listen to manually and add it to the app yourself.) Like a lot of influential Windows 95-era PC apps, it was eventually outpaced by newer software and… Read More

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AMD and Nvidia’s GPU holiday launch could mean huge savings for gamers

There have been talks today about AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 GPU release happening just before Christmas, which would be great for a variety of reasons. According to Moore’s Law is Dead and reported by PCGamesN, it seems that just like Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090, AMD is gearing up to launch their high-end Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards powered by the RDNA 3 sometime either in November or December. The report also states that both AMD and Nvidia will only be releasing their top-tier cards this year, with later models rumored to release in 2023. There’s a good chance that this will be the case, since the global silicon shortage is… Read More

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Xbox’s latest dev tools add surprise boost for memory-strapped $299 Series S

Enlarge / The cheesy visual multiplying effect applied to this Series S isn’t meant to imply that it’s getting four times the memory boost in this week’s Microsoft GDK update. The actual multiplication amount is impossible to confirm until Microsoft updates its public-facing documents on the matter. (credit: Sam Machkovech) The latest update to the Microsoft Game Development Kit (GDK), an official API that targets game development on Xbox consoles and Windows PCs, seemed to be set in stone when it was announced in June. Two months later, however, that update has gone live with a surprise bonus that’s so new it hasn’t yet been detailed on the company’s Github… Read More

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COVID: antiviral drugs are a vital weapon – but misusing them could backfire

The “living with COVID” strategy being pursued by many countries relies heavily on two key pillars. First, that vaccines continue to protect most people from severe disease. And second, that where they don’t, people will receive antiviral treatments. But are the antivirals currently available sufficiently effective, accessible and durable? Research advances in the realm of […] The post COVID: antiviral drugs are a vital weapon – but misusing them could backfire appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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She-Hulk’s new Disney Plus release date makes perfect sense

Sorry, Jen, but your release date has been bumped back. (Image credit: Marvel Studios) As reported by It looks like we’ll have to wait longer for She-Hulk’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) debut. Thankfully, though, the delay won’t be a prolonged one. For those who may have missed the news: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the next MCU TV series to land on Disney Plus, has a new release date. However, Marvel fans are only being made to wait an extra 24 hours for its arrival, with She-Hulk landing on Thursday, August 18 – it was originally set to launch on Wednesday, August 17. New Marvel hero. All new night. New episodes… Read More

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OnePlus 10 Pro price drop makes waiting for the iPhone 14 much harder

The OnePlus 10 Pro on its box. (Image credit: Future) Of course, we don’t know what the iPhone 14 will offer just yet – but judging by the leaks and rumors, it sounds inferior to the OnePlus 10 Pro. While the iPhone is slated to get a main and ultra-wide camera, the OnePlus has three sensors on the back, including a telephoto snapper for zoom photography; and two of them have really high megapixel counts that allow for improved stabilisation and fidelity. Plus, the 10 Pro has lots of additional camera tricks from Hasselblad, that will likely give it a photographic edge. In terms of performance, the gap isn’t likely… Read More

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iPadOS 16 could land later than iOS 16 – but it’s for a good reason

We were expecting iPadOS 16 to land in finished form in September, alongside iOS 16, but while the latter probably will land in September, sources now claim that iPadOS 16 has been pushed back to October. This is according to according to “people with knowledge of the matter” speaking to Bloomberg, who claim that the delay is at least in part because iPadOS 16 is so ambitious, and could benefit from the extra development time. Key to this update is Stage Manager, a feature which is already available in beta versions of the software, and which aims to transform multitasking on iPads, with the goal of improving productivity and bringing… Read More

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