Western Digital dispute with Toshiba heads for arbitration

From PC World: Western Digital is seeking arbitration, demanding that its consent has to be taken before Toshiba can go ahead with plans to sell a stake in its memory business to raise funds.

Spotify could come to the NYSE by early 2018

From CNET: Spotify's music business might be streaming onto the New York Stock Exchange either in time for the holidays or the new year.

The streaming music company is looking at going public as a direct listing by either late 2017 or early 2018, according to CNBC's sources.

Joining as a direct listing, instead of as an IPO like Snap did this year, means that Spotify wouldn't be setting an initial price for shares nor offering shares to investors before going public. Instead, Spotify would only let investors purchase company stock on the open market.

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Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 Review (Page 1 of 4)

Spring is in the air. The snow is finally gone from the yard, and the city trees are beginning to bud with leaves. On another front, university has wrapped up for the semester, and many students have begun the process of spring cleaning in preparation for the trek home to friends and family. There are many different ways and styles people go about performing their spring cleaning. Many people bring out the dusters and mops to start making their living spaces as clean as humanly possible. Others prefer to bring out old boxes full of belongings and sell or donate what they no longer need until all they have are the bare necessities for comfortable living. When my thoughts turn to spring cleaning, I choose to downsize where I can and save as much space as possible in every aspect of my life, since it is cluttered enough as it is. So, when I was presented with an opportunity to review the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5, I was very pleased. Replacing the oversized case I had in my office with the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 allows me to downsize and save some much needed space. At the same time, this project would kick start my home spring cleaning. Is this case able to truly change things up and make my spring cleaning worth the effort? Well, let us take a look and see what I discovered.

T-Mobile, Sprint may look to get together again

From CNET: Rivals T-Mobile and Sprint may end up on the same team.

The companies are in early talks with each other about a deal to consolidate, according to Bloomberg. Executives from Sprint's parent, SoftBank, and T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, have also been in "informal contact," according to the report.

Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

From InfoWorld: Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft designed to make their lives easier. On Thursday, the company unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that's designed to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs.

Called Xamarin Live Player, the app allows developers to link their iOS or Android phones with Visual Studio on Windows or Mac and then test the .Net mobile applications they’re building in a matter of seconds.

Certain HP laptops are found recording users' keystrokes

From PC World: Over two dozen HP laptop models have been secretly recording users’ keystrokes, possibly by mistake, according to a Swiss security firm.

The keylogger is found within the PCs' audio driver software and has existed since at least Dec. 2015, the security firm Modzero said in a Thursday blog post.

The audio driver was designed to identify when a special key on the PC was used. But in reality, the software will capture all the keystrokes and write them in an unencrypted file located on the laptop.

Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line

From InfoWorld: It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

Intel on Thursday started shipping its latest Itanium 9700 chip, code-named Kittson, in volume. It's the last of the Itanium chips, which first appeared in early 2001.

Snap loses $2.2 billion (yes, billion) in earnings debut

From CNET: The social media app and "camera company" behind Snapchat is a cryptic one. Hell, if you're over the age of 35, you probably don't even know how it works.

And while we got a sense of its performance in over the past two years through its Securities and Exchange Commission filing for its initial public offering, Snap's first-ever quarterly earnings report released Wednesday offers a glimpse into how it's doing now.

Linksys jumps into the cable modem market and announces the all-new mid-range EA9300 Wi-Fi router

From PC World: Cable companies can deliver very fast broadband service because the coaxial cable they use offers so much more bandwidth than the twisted-pair cable that DSL service relies on. And the cable companies will happily rent you the equipment you need, on top of the fee they charge you for internet service. But they can’t force you to use their equipment, so router manufacturers are building cable modems you can purchase. Linksys jumped into that market today with its CG7500, a two-in-one DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem/router.


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