Nintendo’s mobile Mario game sets download record but pricing proves sticking point

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Nintendo’s mobile Mario game sets download record but pricing proves sticking point

Business Insider
TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd’s first Mario smartphone title has set a download record but gamers baulked at the one-time cost of unlocking content, prompting investors to push the Japanese game makers’ stock to a one-month low.

Apple’s new AirPods tough to recycle: report

Business Insider
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s new wireless headphones could be a problem for recyclers, according to an electronics firm that took apart the device to review its component parts.

Twitter is ‘toast’ and the stock is not even worth $10: Analyst

Twitter is “toast” as a company and the stock is not even worth $10, according to a research note published Tuesday, following the departure of another top executive at the social media service.

Report: Apple’s Mac team gets a lot less attention than before

Ars Technica
Enlarge / Organizational changes within Apple could explain why we see new Macs like the Retina MacBook less frequently and regularly than we used to.

Warm your hands over this festive fireplace filled with Galaxy Note 7 phones

Digital Trends
If one smartphone has generated more headlines than any other in 2016, it’s probably the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. From the early, excellent reviews to its eventual cancelation, the big-screen device has had more than its fair share of attention.

Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that ‘muzzle’ staff

A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects

Morgan Freeman to Voice Zuckerberg’s Jarvis

PC Magazine
He’s been the voice of God, narrated the journey of penguins, and delivered driving instructions. Now, Morgan Freeman is lending his iconic sound to Mark Zuckerberg.

Spanish banks face $4.2 billion hit from European court’s loan ruling

CaixaBank’s logo is reflected on a glass of an advertising window, at company’s headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, April 18, 2016.

AT&T Debuts ‘Call Protect’ Service to Protect Against Robocalls

Mac Rumors
AT&T today announced Call Protect, a complementary service aimed at protecting its users from automated phone calls, also referred to as robocalls.

Sorry, Steam Award Nominations Don’t Involve Half-Life 3

Last month, Valve revealed its first-ever Steam Awards. They came with a twist: a final category to be plucked from user submissions, many of which ended up being tongue-in-cheek.

Mayor apologizes for cutting down tree for Trump visit

KRIS Corpus Christi News
The mayor of Mobile, Alabama apologized for having cut a tree down before President-Elect Donald Trump’s visit. ALABAMA -. The mayor of Mobile, Alabama is apologizing for having a tree cut down before President-Elect Donald Trump’s visit to the city

Instagram Stories launches overlaid Stickers for locations, emoji, and seasons

Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos with Stickers that display basic location names, time, weather, and emoji.

Time to grab a bargain? Refurbished Apple Watch models start at only $230

Digital Trends
When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2, it continued to sell the Series 1, but for a reduced price. Now, the first refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 models are appearing in Apple’s store, and they’re cheaper still.

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are currently sold out at Amazon

It appears that Amazon did a poor job of judging the demand for its smart speakers, the Echo and the Echo Dot. Both devices are currently sold out on Amazon’s website, with the Echo Dot slated to be available again on Dec. 27, and the larger Echo only …

Some Nexus 6Ps have developed a battery early shutoff problem, and it’s becoming a safety issue

Android Police
A number of Nexus 6P owners have reported an alarming battery problem with their phones as of Android 7.0 being released for the handset, which causes the phone to power down when the battery gauge still shows anywhere from 10 to 60% battery …

Bike group, business owner cite Uber self-driving mishaps

Gaffes and glitches continue to beset Uber’s tests of self-driving cars in San Francisco. Already under fire from state and city lawmakers for not getting permits, the cars are now raising an outcry from bicyclists, who say they make illegal and unsafe

HTC To Hold An Event On Jan. 12; Teases A New Product Just ‘For U’

International Business Times
HTC just recently sent out invitations for an event on Jan. 12, 2017, possibly teasing a product launch. The event will notably take place just a few days after the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Microsoft Reveals January’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

PC Magazine
Heads up, Xbox Live Gold members: Microsoft just revealed the list of titles you can get for free next month. Like usual, you’ll get four free games in January – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.

7.66GB Street Fighter V Update Today Kicks Off Season 2, Makes Lots of Changes

PlayStation LifeStyle
Although Street Fighter V is undergoing maintenance until 5pm PT/8pm ET, the new update that kicks off Season 2 is available to download on PlayStation 4, weighing in at 7.66GB.

Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC

Book readings, interviews, and news radio are coming to Facebook thanks to its new Live Audio feature launching today with a few publishers and authors before opening up next year.

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