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Review: The Brainwavz HM5 studio headphones provide pro sound at an indie price

Studio headphones can be pricey beasts. They’re designed to offer the precision required when mixing audio or editing video. At the cheaper end of the scale is the Brainwavz HM5, which retails at just under $110. Brainwavz isn’t a household name, and the HM5 lacks many of the bells-and-whistles offered by more everyday-focused cans. There’s […]

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Scientists just ‘proved’ that it’s easier to influence children with robots than adults

A much-ballyhooed study published yesterday indicates children are more easily influenced by robots than adults. Perhaps next we’ll find that robots find it easier to take candy from babies than grown-ups. I’m a parent. When a study titled “Children conform, adults resist: A robot group induced peer pressure on normative social conformity,” starts making the […]

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Google’s Firebase adds in-app messaging and new Crashlytics integrations

Firebase, the app development platform acquired by Google in 2014, today saw a major update. In addition to several platform-wide enhancements, the company is introducing an in-app messaging services, as well as several major integrations for the popular crash reporting tool, Crashlyics. First, let’s talk about the launch of Firebase In-App Messaging, as it’s arguably […]

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Mining startup dumps unprofitable users, blames it on Bitcoin price drop

Popular cloud based cryptocurrency mining service, Genesis Mining, is calling it time on lower tier Bitcoin mining contracts after claiming they’ve become a pointless endeavor. In a Genesis Mining blog post (spotted by Cryptovibes), the cloud mining firm stated that it will no longer continue to support its lower tier Bitcoin contracts. With the continued […]