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April 6, 2017, 12:50 PM

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Richard Leadbetter / Eurogamer.net:
A preview look at Project Scorpio reveals a console that is at least six months away from release and shows impressive performance in a game demo  —  Digital Foundry has the specs, has seen it running, and has talked to the people who built it.  —  Last week, Digital Foundry was invited …
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio specs: 8-core 2.3GHz CPU, custom GPU comprised of 40 units, 12GB GDDR5 RAM, 1TB hard drive, and 4K UHD Blu-ray drive  —  Microsoft has promised that their next console, Scorpio, will be “the most powerful console ever,” and today the company delivered on that promise …
Patrick Traughber / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter rolling out Twitter Lite, a new mobile web version optimized for slower connections and minimal data usage  —  Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what's happening right now.  However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple Clips hands-on: a fun, lightweight app for mobile video editing that can be complicated to use but creates nice looking videos, available now  —  Not a social network, but a fun video app … When I opened up Apple's new Clips app yesterday, as I've been doing for the past few days …
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Nvidia updates its Titan Xp GPU with 12GB GDDR5X, 3,840 CUDA cores, and adds Mac support for the first time, available for $1,200  —  Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it's only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday.  The Titan Xp's new specs include 12GB …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter aims to reset developer relations by streamlining its API platform around core features, introducing tiered access for devs in 2017, releasing a roadmap  —  Twitter historically has had a rocky relationship with its developer community.  —  It once encouraged third-party apps …
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast unveils Xfinity Mobile wireless phone service for its internet and TV subscribers for $65 a month, and $12/GB pay-as-you-go plan  —  Cable-TV giant to unveil cellular plans in challenge to Verizon, AT&T  —  Comcast Corp. CMCSA -1.19% is poised to enter the fiercely competitive wireless phone market …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify is considering directly listing its shares on a public exchange in September, instead of a traditional IPO  —  Music-streaming service considers a direct listing, bypassing the typical public-offering script  —  Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end.
Samburaj Das / CryptoCoinsNews:
As Japan recognizes bitcoin as a legal payment method from April 2017, businesses may begin accepting bitcoin payments at around 260K retail outlets  —  Over a quarter of a million stores could be accepting bitcoin by summer this year.  —  The post Bitcoin Could Soon Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook will roll out a new guide tomorrow at the top of its News Feed to help users spot “false news” in 14 countries, including US, UK, and Germany  —  A new guide offering “Tips for spotting false news” will soon appear at the top of your News Feed.

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