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I've never really visited Android Police before, but damn. That's some journalism right there.

(They're totally right, BTW.)
OnePlus is easily the world's most controversial smartphone company, and that's for good reason: they actively bring that controversy upon themselves. And... by David Ruddock in Editorials, News
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Windows Insider is going to remain a thing, apparently. 
Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. While millions are performing the upgrade this week, Microsoft is working hard on updates and fixes behind the...
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Well, I suppose not everyone has been following this - plus, you know how big companies (like Microsoft) can be... Giveth, and taketh away 😁
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A bit relieved here honestly; I'm nostalgic about Sony in a lot of ways (first music player and game console, first camera I was good with, various other things I'm probably forgetting) and watching them struggle hasn't been much fun. 
Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.
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I borrowed one for awhile and liked it back in 2008 or so. Never owned one though.
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Droid Turbo, New Mexico.
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Surprisingly good for Wired.

Arguing monopoly against a company that has at best 20% market world-wide share is a losing game, I think. Monopoly on profits in NA; yeah, definitely. But that's not a monopoly in the traditional sense of the term; monopoly is about consumer choice, which consumers have in plenty. 
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Is it unfair and perhaps a bit greedy?

Sure.

Maybe a suggestion for the companies that have to pay the premium for the privilege of being on iOS - make your streaming app and service so good that it makes Apple Music look like a steaming pile of crap, and then charge more for your service to compensate!

Now there's an idea that Apple (or anyone) can't combat.

Crazy people like me have been known to pay for quality... Says the guy who pays $20 for a pound of coffee beans.
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Looks like we're going to have to add a "vehicles" section pretty soon.

I ordinarily would not share technology news from a normal newspaper like the Monitor, but they're one of the most professional papers I've ever read, so here you go.

"Technology" companies (aren't they all that, though?) are going to need to become conglomerates to avoid irrelevancy; Google and Apple clearly understand that.
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+Charles Gaines Next gen companies? 
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Sharing this one with a very large grain of salt.

Now. Cook Apple isn't Jobs Apple; not by a long shot. That being said Apple's main hardware business isn't selling Apple Watches, it's selling iPhones. Making Apple Watch Android-compatible would work against that. 

The article brings up the Windows version of iTunes, and Apple Music eventually expanding to Android. Big difference is that those are software, and also software that directly benefits Apple when it's used. They keep generating cash for Apple, in other words. An Apple Watch sold to (for example) me for use with my Droid Turbo would be a one-time sale with questionable long-term loyalty. 

Apple plays the long game, every time, and temporarily boosting market share isn't something they've ever really done, because Apple doesn't view market share as part of its long game; it's profit margins for them. Even with the increased popularity of the iPhone 6/6+ they don't break 20% of the market. Selling Apple Watches to use with Android phones goes against that grain, IMO.
Apple Watch for Android – is this a thing??
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A splendid monster movie score for a terrible monster movie.

I've heard the 1998 Godzilla score described that way before, and I think it's mostly right. Arnold outdid himself (as he did for the other two Emmerich scores he did that I own) and his great music got tacked onto a terribly miscast and misthemed* movie.

*misthemed in the sense that a movie whose source material is literally nuclear destruction and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people probably should not have mainly comedy actors in it.
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Love the score. The movie was alright. I had a great time watching it in the cinema. The sound was terrific.
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Completely unfamiliar with Huawei's tablets, tbh.
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Specs are pretty good. My brother just got himself a P8. The UI is much like iOS no app drawer, only folder on the desktop. 
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This is interesting, almost. A lot of people I've known have wished for a Sony Nexus; while I still think Nexi are for developers, not consumers, this reminds me of what Motorola does, just with the camera enhancements instead of information awareness. Nexus+, or something :p
The first few screenshots of Sony's 'Concept for Android' Xperia software made an appearance last week, showcasing a stripped down UI – much closer to a stock Android experience. 500 Xperia Z3 owners in Sweden are being selected to trial this new software and it was always likely that it ...
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I believe Sony also became a major contributor around the JB or ICS ers.
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Breaking news: Piling useless bullshit on your phone negatively affects battery life. /s

One person down at the bottom said 2 hours SOT/10 hours total. Holy hell. 0_o
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+Brett Legree nice to hear that Facebook's app has not improved much since 2010 or 2011 then. That was about when I had switched from app to web because of the suck differential.
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Interesting. Outside of Star Wars/Indy it's rare for Williams to score a sequel; only other he did it for is The Lost World. 

I'll give it a listen, and report back. :P
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It was good. The same can't really be said for the movie, though.
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