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Turntable.fm is back

Social DJ site Turntable.fm launched ten years ago, letting people take turns to add songs to a shared playlist in a room with their friends. Sadly, it shut down in 2013 over high operating costs and a shrinking audience. Now, though, not only is the website itself back up and running, there’s also another effort […]

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Samsung and Mastercard team up to create a payment card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Samsung Electronics and Mastercard have partnered to pilot a biometric card that uses a built-in fingerprint sensor to authorise in-store transactions. The partnership, confirmed through a memorandum of understanding, will see the companies develop a card using Samsung’s System LSI Business’ new security chipset, which Samsung claimed has integrated “key discrete chips” to improve efficiency. […]

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Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon Sound’ aims to boost wireless audio quality

Chipmaker Qualcomm is launching a new end-to-end audio solution called Snapdragon Sound to bring high-quality wireless audio on phones. Smartphone audio is not always at its best when you’re listening to music or playing games through wireless earbuds. You might experience quality drops, glitches, or latency issues. Snapdragon Sound aims to solve all these problems […]

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Microsoft launches ‘Group Transcribe,’ a transcription and translation app for in-person meetings

Microsoft’s newest Garage app, the company’s brand for more experimental apps, is Group Transcribe, which lets groups of people capture real-time collective meeting transcriptions using their phones. It’s available for free right now on iOS. “This app uses a multi-device approach to provide real-time, high quality transcription and translation, so users can be more present […]