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Edge-on-Chromium approaches; build leaks, extensions page already live

It's not called Edgium — Like Google, Microsoft will have three pre-release tracks. Peter Bright - Mar 25, 2019 6:45 pm UTC The Edge Insider extension.Microsoft's first public release of a Chromium-based version of its Edge browser is fast approaching. Microsoft has published an early version of its extension market for the new browser, and…

Apple finally enters TV streaming space with new Apple TV+ service

Apple TV+ — It's kind of Netflix, kind of Amazon, and kind of something else. Samuel Axon - Mar 25, 2019 6:08 pm UTC CUPERTINO, Calif.—It's been a long time and many rumors coming, but Apple has finally unveiled its streaming video service. Dubbed Apple TV+, the service combines some aspects of existing players in the…

Apple unveils Apple Arcade subscription service for iOS, Mac, Apple TV games

Apple Games — Coming "this fall," can swap from iOS to Mac and back. Pricing not yet confirmed. Samuel Axon - Mar 25, 2019 5:59 pm UTC Apple CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple today announced a new subscription service called Apple Arcade for games on its platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV. The service will debut…

Apple News+: A newsstand of 300 glossy magazines for $9.99/month

Apple News Magazines — The service brings content from a wide range of publications under one digital roof. Samuel Axon - Mar 25, 2019 5:19 pm UTC Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing Apple News+. CUPERTINO, Calif.—As expected, Apple has announced a magazine subscription service built on top of its acquisition last year of…

$35 billion in research funding “now at stake” after Trump executive order

Speech may cost — Vague order wants research funding agencies to look into First Amendment issues. John Timmer - Mar 25, 2019 5:05 pm UTC Enlarge / A protest near the UC Berkeley campus. Over the past several years, college campuses have experienced a number of incidents related to free speech. These have included cases…

Ethiopian Airlines flight’s stall-prevention software was active at crash, CEO says

Triggered — Says Boeing failed to be "transparent" about MCAS software's nature. Sean Gallagher - Mar 25, 2019 4:37 pm UTC Enlarge / BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 11: Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian…

Massive Ebola outbreak continues to rage; case count surpasses 1,000

Fighting continues — Responders have vaccinated thousands, but disease spread continues. Beth Mole - Mar 25, 2019 4:28 pm UTC Enlarge / Health workers are seen inside the 'red zone' of an Ebola treatment centre, which was attacked in the early hours of the morning on March 9, 2019 in Butembo. The tally of deadly…

Report: Nintendo planning two new Switch models

Go big or go small — One would come with a power increase, the other with cut features/costs. Kyle Orland - Mar 25, 2019 2:10 pm UTC Nintendo has plans to release two new models of the Nintendo Switch "as early as this summer," according to a Wall Street Journal report citing "parts suppliers and…