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Old School RuneScape pulled offline for making players billionaires by mistake

“Update: Shortly after our story was published, developer Jagex announced that Old School RuneScape was back online for most players” writes Jul Edt for polygon.com. You’ve been playing the same massively multiplayer online game — perhaps one like Old School RuneScape, a reimplementation of the original 2007 massively multiplayer online game — for over a decade. Source: polygon.com Share This:

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PayPal target raised to $105 at Susquehanna due to increased optimism for offline efforts

“Susquehanna Financial Group analyst James Friedman raised his price target on shares of PayPal Holdings Inc” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. PayPal shares are down 0.7% in premarket trading but up 57% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.35% has gained 15%.”Though dilutive near term, [Susquehanna] calculates the iZettle acquisition adds a nickel to EPS by 2020, and much more longer term,” Friedman wrote.”Coupled with Venmo, PayPal is poised to finally become relevant offline.”.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Netflix adds smart download management for offline content

“Netflix has revealed smarter downloads on Android, an update to its offline downloads feature that enables the app to manage content on its own” reports slashgear.com. Existing offline download support involves the user manually downloading the content they want, watching it, then manually erasing it once finished.The old offline download experience isn’t going anywhere, but rather Netflix is adding a second downloading option — smart downloads — that ensure the user’s favorite content is always available offline without using up excess phone or tablet storage. Source: slashgear.com Share This:

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Netflix auto-download for offline watching hits Android today, iOS later this year

“Downloading Netflix shows for offline viewing is going to get a little easier” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. The company has announced that an auto-download feature is available for the Android app from today, and will be added to the iOS app later in the year … Buzzfeed reports that if you’re watching a series, the feature automatically deletes watched episodes, then downloads the next one in line. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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Netflix Announces ‘Smart Downloads’ Feature Coming to iOS Later This Year

“Netflix has announced a new feature launching for Android smartphones and tablets today, and coming to iOS devices later this year, called “Smart Downloads.”” writes Am Pdt for macrumors.com. With this turned on, the Netflix app will automatically delete the downloaded episode of a show that you’ve finished watching offline, and replace it by automatically downloading the next episode in line (via BuzzFeed News ).The company says this will help to save space on smartphones and tablets while ensuring that users can keep binges going without having to search through…

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Bancor Platform Goes Offline Amid ‘Security Breach’ Reportedly Involving Over $12 Mln

“The Bancor Wallet enables automated token conversions directly from within the wallet, at prices more predictable than exchanges and resistant to manipulation” writes Daria Rud for coinspeaker.com. Another South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb lost $30 million worth of undisclosed cryptocurrencies as a result of a hack in June. Source: coinspeaker.com Share This:

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Google Chrome on Android can now cache news articles on Wi-Fi for offline reading

“Google Chrome on Android is getting a new feature that will automatically download relevant news articles when connected to Wi-Fi, which should help cache articles for offline reading, the company announced yesterday” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. You could already download articles through third-party apps or by saving a page offline, but those methods often require users to manually pick which articles to save.The feature can also be useful to anyone on a limited data plan, so here’s hoping it comes to the US soon.For emerging markets that often have…

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Top 4 ways to keep your cryptocurrencies safe

“They fall prey to hacks and thefts because they are unaware of just how susceptible their crypto holdings are to hackers and thieves” reports itsblockchain.com. It is no secret that the cryptocurrency market is flooded with newbies that are flocking in masses to make some money off it.The reason for this is all cryptocurrency holdings on an exchange are centrally stored and hence form a honey-pot of coins.So when you do use an offline wallet, make sure there are multiple levels of authentication before being able to access your holdings.Anybody…

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To Compete with Amazon, Big-Name Consumer Brands Have to Become More Like It

“With no reprieve in sight for retailers, the online world is poised to do the same to brand-name consumer products companies” reports hbr.org. Then, by applying tools like artificial intelligence, the online retailers are able to create more-personalized customer experiences, fostering levels of satisfaction, connection, and customer loyalty that traditional retailers just can’t compete with.The online world is poised to do the same to brand-name consumer products companies.But it’s not all doom and gloom for consumer brands: The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that 80% of retail sales still happen…

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Offline Google Translate Gets Super Smart

“Two years ago, Google added neural machine translation to Google Translate, which is super advanced computer science that helps make translations more accurate” reports gastronomad.net. The offline neural machine translation feature will be rolled out for 59 languages over the next few days, so make sure you get it!. In practice, neural machine translation gives you better translations. Source: gastronomad.net Share This:

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