Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu. In response to the report, Walmart told Variety that Vudu is its focus but “to […]

Mic drop: Trump ditches headset after technical difficulties at G20

Trump had barely arrived at the G20 summit in Argentina before the gaffes began. Listening to a greeting from Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Trump ditched his translation headset, apparently due to technical difficulties. The leaders, who know each other personally from their days in the business world, greeted each other like old friends at Macri’s […]

Surface Studio 2 has an even more amazing screen, ditches the spinning disks

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) The original Surface Studio was one of the strangest, most eye-catching, and enjoyable-to-look-at machines we’ve used: a giant 28-inch touchscreen with a computer in its base. Today, Microsoft announced Surface Studio 2: the same concept, an even more beautiful screen, and a healthy improvement to the computer specs. The first-generation Surface Studio […]

2019 Lincoln MKZ Adds Tech, Ditches Black Label, Begins Probable Death March

With the future of Ford’s sedans looking rather bleak, Lincoln has made some changes to the MKZ for the 2019 model year. There’s nothing really wrong with the luxury sedan; it’s a solid performer (minus the recalls) and has become rather handsome since its 2017 facelift. But it’s too similar to its sibling car, the […]

Chrome on Windows ditches Microsoft’s compiler, now uses Clang

Enlarge / The LLVM dragon logo, in honor of the dragon book. (credit: Apple) Google’s Chrome browser is now built using the Clang compiler on Windows. Previously built using the Microsoft C++ compiler, Google is now using the same compiler for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android, and the switch makes Chrome arguably the first major […]

eBay ditches PayPal for Dutch payment provider Adyen

(Reuters) — PayPal shares fell as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after former parent company eBay said it had signed up a new primary payment processor. EBay said it will start processing payments globally using Dutch payments company Adyen, allowing its users to remain on the eBay website when checking out. […]

Voicelabs ditches analytics service to launch Alpine.ai for ecommerce voice apps

VoiceLabs today announced it will no longer provide analytics services to 3,500 developers and customers making voice apps. Instead, under the new name Alpine AI, the company will help brands and retailers create sales-driven voice apps for Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Assistant. Alpine AI will combine learnings from running a voice app analytics […]

‘Skullgirls’ relaunches on mobile as developer ditches publisher

Stylized fighting game Skullgirls came out for mobile in May of last year. It was developed by Autumn Games and initially published by Line. Now, the developer has decided to part ways with the publisher and go back to being independent. As a result of this transition, the developer launched a new version (basically Skullgirls […]

Trump ditches last few engagements of Asia trip but brands it a success nonetheless

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump skipped the last few engagements of his Asia trip and left Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to sit in a meeting in his stead. Trump boasted about hundreds of billions in trade deals his trip would bring the US, though that number is subject to change. Canada’s President Justin […]

Google ditches ‘first click free’ policy that required paywalled publishers to offer free content

Google is ditching its controversial “first click free” (FCF) policy that required subscription-based online publishers to give readers free access to some articles found through Google News and web searches. In its place, Google has introduced a set of “flexible sampling” guidelines that it recommends online publishers use, however, they are purely advisory and the internet giant […]