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Nintendo Switch Sales Hit 10 Million Units, Could Outdo the Wii

Slashdot - 31 min 37 sec ago
Nintendo's big bet on a hybrid portable and home game system is paying off, with 10 million Nintendo Switch units sold in nine months. From a report: Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told Variety that the Switch could even top first-year sales of the Wii, the company's best-selling console yet -- if momentum holds up through the holidays. Strong sales will be important for Nintendo as it tries to convince game publishers to invest in the platform, whose less powerful hardware can't always handle the same games as Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation consoles.

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Posting tweetstorms has been made easier with Twitter’s new Threads feature

iDownloadBlog - 45 min 52 sec ago

Twitter on Tuesday announced a new Threads feature in its mobile app for iPhone and iPad, making it a lot easier to post so-called tweetstorms to the micro-blogging service.... Read the rest of this post here

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Twitter announces official support for tweetstorms with new ‘Threads’ feature

9to5Mac - 59 min 25 sec ago

Today on its official blog, Twitter announced its latest feature, Threads. Tweetstorms (long threads of multiple tweets) have long been apart of Twitter’s DNA, allowing users to tell extended stories or go on rants. Now, with the Threads feature, Twitter has made it much easier to share and read extended tweets.

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Mail to Things makes it easier to capture tasks, enables new Workflow and IFTTT actions

9to5Mac - 1 hour 5 min ago

Things by Cultured Code is already a beautiful and powerful task manager, and the latest update adds a handy new feature that makes it even more capable when it comes to capturing your tasks. Mail to Things is a new feature that lets you easily and securely create new tasks using email.

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Paris Summit Finds New Money, Tech To Fight Climate Change

Slashdot - 1 hour 11 min ago
An anonymous reader shares an Associated Press report: World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. Trump wasn't invited to the event but his name was everywhere. One by one, top world diplomats, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, business leaders like Michael Bloomberg and even former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the world will shift to cleaner fuels and reduce emissions regardless of whether the Trump administration pitches in or not. Central to Tuesday's summit was countering Trump's main argument that the 2015 Paris accord on reducing global emissions would hurt U.S. business. Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, argues that the big businesses and successful economies of the future will be making and using renewable energy instead of pumping oil. Macron's office announced a dozen international projects emerging from the summit that will inject hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to curb climate change. "The United States did not drop out of the Paris agreement. Donald Trump got Donald Trump out of the Paris agreement," Schwarzenegger said. The projects also aim to speed up the end of the combustion engine to reduce the emissions that contribute to global warming. With that aim, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that his agency would stop financing oil and gas projects in two years, except in special circumstances for very poor nations.

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1513102986

AGR Manet - 1 hour 19 min ago
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George Bernard Shaw

Quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"Syllables govern the world."
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Sophocles

Quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."
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Leo Rosten

Quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them."
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Franz Kafka

Quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them."
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Thomas Carlyle

Love quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith."
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Mignon McLaughlin

Love quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved."
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Euripides

Love quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love."
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Love quote of the day - 1 hour 19 min ago
"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not."
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Why Is Anime Obsessed With Power Lines?

Slashdot - 1 hour 52 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: Why are there so many shots of power lines in Japanese anime cartoons? The Tumblr Power Lines in Anime is dedicated to appreciating the truly lovely and surprisingly ubiquitous depictions of mundane power lines that appear in a large number of Japanese animation series. The blog is run by Tumblr user whitequark, who first started to notice the trend while watching a romantic comedy anime. Anime series can cover any number of genres, including sports, high fantasy, office life, and, of course, science fiction, but no matter what it's about, it seems that if the story is set on modern-day Earth, it will contain some amazingly detailed images of power lines, telephone poles, and other wired infrastructure. While a number of anime series (and cartoons in general), opt for a style of hyper-detailed backgrounds before which relatively simpler characters can interact, power lines stand out for the detail and complexity required to illustrate them.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Amazon Mac Accessory Sale, Sonos deals from $134, Netgear Arlo System $300, more

9to5Mac - 2 hours 22 min ago

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We've Toned Down the 'Destroying Society' Shtick, Facebook Insists

Slashdot - 2 hours 32 min ago
Facebook has taken the unusual step of responding to comments by former VP Chamath Palihapitiya that the social media giant was "destroying how society works." Palihapitiya said that executives ignored cautionary instincts when creating Facebook, and he now regretted the consequences. In a statement, Facebook said: Chamath has not been at Facebook for over 6 years. When Chamath was at Facebook we were focused on building new social media experiences and growing Facebook around the world. Facebook was a very different company back then, and as we have grown, we have realized how our responsibilities have grown too. We take our role very seriously and we are working hard to improve. We've done a lot of work and research with outside experts and academics to understand the effects of our service on well-being, and we're using it to inform our product development. We are also making significant investments more in people, technology and processes, and -- as Mark Zuckerberg said on the last earnings call -- we are willing to reduce our profitability to make sure the right investments are made.

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You can now follow specific hashtags in your main Instagram feed

iDownloadBlog - 2 hours 46 min ago

Instagram announced this morning that the ability to follow specific hashtags from the main feed is now available to users of its mobile app for iPhone.... Read the rest of this post here

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Instagram now lets you follow specific hashtags in your main feed

9to5Mac - 2 hours 56 min ago

After announcing new features for Stories last week, Instagram is now rolling out support for following hashtags. This capability has been hitting accounts over the last 24 hours and makes it easier for users to follow a specific topic or person they might have interest in.

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iMac Pro ships with a special black Lightning cable from Apple

iDownloadBlog - 3 hours 7 min ago

Apple is on track to launch this Thursday the fastest Mac it’s built to date, the all-new $4,999 iMac Pro, and already hands-on YouTube videos are popping up all over the place.... Read the rest of this post here

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