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Amazon will focus on ‘bigger‘ movies to lure people to Prime

Having made its name buying smaller, niche independent projects to build its TV and movie division into a multi-award-winning studio, Amazon plans ramp things up a little moving forward, Reuters reports. According to sources, the company will increas...

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Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips

Intel has revealed that even its newer CPUs are affected by the frequent reboot problems brought about by the Spectre/Meltdown patches. The chipmaker previously said that the reboot issue affects systems running Broadwell and Haswell. Now that it has...

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Redbox says Disney lawsuit is a baseless attempt to stamp out rivals

Last month, Disney filed a lawsuit against Redbox claiming that the rental company was violating Disneys copyrights. Redbox buys the Disney discs it rents at retail and when those discs come with download codes for digital copies, Redbox sells them...

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Apple CEO: iPhone owners will be able to disable ‘power management‘

About a month ago, Apple explained that slower performance of older iPhones is intentional, implemented as a power management plan through an iOS update. While it was ostensibly intended to prevent phones from crashing in situations when their worn...

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Fitbit‘s Xbox coaching app helps you work out between games

If youre a gamer, you know it can be difficult to tear yourself away from the screen to get in some exercise. Fitbit, however, doesnt think you have to. Its trotting out an Xbox One version of its Coach app (released on mobile and PCs in the fal...

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Amazon Echo goes on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

At the tail end of 2017, Amazon announced that both its unlimited music service and Echo speaker would head to 28 more countries. This packaged expansion seems to be their theme in 2018, as the company stated both would be coming to Australia and New...

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Autoblog‘s 2018 Detroit Auto Show roundup

By Jeremy Korzeniewski Yes, the 2018 Detroit Auto Show is a showcase for the latest and greatest American pickup trucks, like the 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Ram 1500, and 2019 Chevy Silverado. But that doesnt mean there isnt anything to interest those...

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Google will consider load times in mobile search rankings

Google is always optimizing search, but has given mobile more prominence lately, including axing its long-running Instant Search feature last July to unify searching on desktop and device. Their latest tweak, which goes into effect July 2018, aims to...

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Google may be bringing its handy Smart Replies to Gboard

Smart Replies may be cold and impersonal, but theyve been handy if youve just wanted to acknowledge a work message or answer a simple question. And soon, you might not even have to open the app. The 9to5Google crew has discovered code references su...

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Nintendo unveils Labo, DIY cardboard add-ons for the Switch

If you thought Minecraft was the best thing for kids on the Switch, get ready for Nintendo to (once again) blow your mind. Behold Labo, a set of DIY tools built on cardboard sheets that turns the console into a powerhouse of play. Make a piano, with...

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The most eye-catching cars and tech from NAIAS 2018 in Detroit

The North American International Auto Shows press and industry preview week is winding down, but the show is far from over. Next week the NAIAS opens to the public and if cant make it to the Mitten State yourself but still want a peek at whats tuc...

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DoorDash‘s delivery drivers will take restaurant leftovers to food banks

DoorDash announced a new project today aimed at reducing the amount of food thrown out by restaurants each year. A 2016 report released by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that restaurants that took part in its survey donated just two percent...

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Ubisoft inadvertently releases ‘Assassin‘s Creed‘ DLC a week early

Ubisoft has a history of premature software releases, but heres one you might not mind. The developer has confirmed that it inadvertently released its Assassins Creed Origins add-on The Hidden Ones to Xbox One users a week ahead of its January 23rd...

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Huawei and its peers won‘t win over the US without trust

Standing in front of a slide simply titled Something I want to share, the CEO of Huaweis consumer product division is about to break tradition. Richard Yu is going to directly address the reported partnership with ATamp;T that fell through at the...

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Yahoo Sports teams with NBA on live games, AR and more

Verizon isnt just obsessed with football. The carrier has unveiled an expanded partnership with the NBA that will make basketball games and related content available across Yahoo and other Verizon media platforms. To start, its making much ado o...

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Instagram is testing a text-based ‘Type‘ feature for Stories

Instagram keeps updating its Stories feature lately with new additions to keep things interesting. The company recently added polls, a way to surface past Stories and has been experimenting with cross-posts to WhatsApp. Now, according to a report at...

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Apple lands Kristen Wiig comedy series produced by Reese Witherspoon

Apple has now landed its fifth scripted TV series and its third produced by Reese Witherspoons company Hello Sunshine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The latest addition is a comedy starring SNL alum Kristen Wiig and is said to be inspired by a...

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Facebook reopens investigation to see if Russia influenced Brexit

This past December, Facebook investigated whether Russia had used the social network to influence the EU Referendum vote, or Brexit. At the time, the team found little evidence of UK-related activity from the Internet Research Agency in Russia. Now...

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Apple plans to add 20,000 jobs, new campus in the US

Apple is determined to show that its investing in the US economy despite its tax moves and foreign manufacturing. The company has announced a slew of investments it claims will pump a total of 350 billion into the US economy, highlighted by its fo...

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YouTube snags the rights to Eminem-produced satirical film ‘Bodied‘

YouTube has acquired the rights to Eminem-produced Bodied, a satirical film that takes place within the Oakland hip-hop scene. Its co-written and directed by Joseph Kahn -- director of 2004s Torque as well as music videos for everyone from Taylor S...

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Google says fix for WiFi bug on Cast devices is coming tomorrow

Just a day after reports of users losing WiFi connections due to Google devices with the Cast feature, the company has responded. According to an entry on Googles support page, the company has identified the issue and will release a fix to roll ou...

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Xfinity customers will get a ton of Winter Olympics content next month

The Olympics offer a unique technical challenge for TV broadcasters and cable companies every few years. With the 2018 Winter Olympics just a few weeks away, Comcast has announced its plans to offer a pretty huge variety of coverage for its Xfinity T...

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Facebook adds livestream features to old videos

Facebook says its Live videos are wildly popular and generate around six times the interaction other videos do. Thats why its testing a new feature that adds the elements responsible for making Live a more engaging, interactive experience to non-Li...

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‘chaiOS‘ bug can cause iMessage to crash with a text message

Theres a new bug floating around called chaiOS that appears to be a basic GitHub link. However, when you text it to a person via the iMessage app (whether on iOS or MacOS), it will crash the app and possibly cause the device to freeze and restart....

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