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Tidal reportedly late on royalty payments to labels, music distributors

A new report asserts that Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal, is already behind on its payments to record labels and music distributors alike. The news of Tidal’s supposed financial delays follows allegations that Tidal generated more than 300 million fake streams for Kanye and Beyoncé. Tidal has since denied the accusations, attributing the claims to […]

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Microsoft One-Ups Sony And Nintendo By Allowing Game-Gifting On Xbox One

While it’s been possible to gift video games to people on digital PC storefronts like Steam for years, Xbox One is now the first modern console to offer it. Microsoft has offered the option to Xbox One Insiders since last fall, and later expanded it to more people for select games. Today, Microsoft is enabling…Read […]

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PS4 Parappa Is Running On A PSP Emulator, Hackers Discover

This week, hackers discovered that the PlayStation 4's “remastered” version of of Parappa The Rapper is actually the 2006 PSP version of the game running on a PSP emulator. As a result, other hackers with jailbroken PS4s have been seeing how they can use Parappa The Rapper to emulate other PSP games on the home…Read […]

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Nintendo And Sony Update Their Console Warranties, Making Them A Little Better

Last month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent letters to the three big console manufactures, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, telling them they had 30 days to update their warranties or face possible legal action. So far, both Sony and Nintendo have made changes in an effort to comply.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One record label has managed to stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire year

Sony/ATV Music Publishing just pulled off an especially difficult feat in the highly-competitive global music space — one that deserves a good old-fashioned tip of the hat and a pat on the back. As of yesterday, May 7th, the publishing house reached a milestone 52-week run of having published or co-published songs that reached the No. 1 […]

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I Hate How Much I Want A PlayStation 4 Pro

When I first heard about the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, I thought they were the dumbest things. Upgrading a console at the midpoint of a generation was unfathomable to me, and I think developers should design for whatever framerate they want rather than whatever gamers demand. But as more games come out […]

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Now’s A Good Time To Clean Up Your PS4’s Hard Drive 

We’re weeks into spring and finally free of the cold, damp reach of late winter. It’s time to clean out your closets, mow your lawn or at least get your PS4 running faster by rebuilding the system’s database. I did, and it made my console run faster.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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FTC Warns Nintendo, Microsoft, And Sony To Review Warranty Terms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gave Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony a 30-day window in to change their console warranty language to let consumers know they can make repairs or use third-party replacement products without voiding them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Sony’s profit increased 18 percent during the 2017 financial year.

Sony’s profit increased 18 percent during the 2017 financial year. According to Sony, this was due to increased PS4 game sales and PlayStation Plus subscribers as well as the foreign exchange rate. Console sales dipped slightly with Sony selling 19 million PS4s worldwide, which was a million less than the previous…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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FTC Says You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding Warranty

The Federal Trade Commission has sent out warning letters to six major companies that sell cars, phones, and gaming consoles, informing them that it’s illegal to void warranties when consumers try to repair their own items, or use parts not manufactured by their company. The same goes for using third-party repair…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Sony’s Glowing Bluetooth Speaker Didn’t Take Me to the Club, Just Back to 1992

It’s unclear when the Sony Sports boombox became my must-have gadget, but I think it was around 1992. With its bright yellow case, the portable music machine could be spotted from across the pool like a big bright sign that screamed, “I am rugged and cool!” I wanted one for all the wrong reasons, and […]

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