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The Weather Channel‘s mixed reality tornado lesson was actually fun

This morning, The Weather Channel debuted the first of its upcoming slate of immersive, mixed reality (IMR) content thats meant to let viewers truly see the weather like never before. In this segment, meteorologist Jim Cantore explained the Enhanc...

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A first look at Instagram‘s IGTV

As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video. And today the company made those plans official with the reveal of IGTV, its new standalone video app geared toward internet creators, like the ones who have made a living out of YouTube. IG...

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Volvo‘s new US-made S60 sedan will be available via subscription

Volvos new S60 sedan marks a bit of a sea change for the automaker: Its its first of its vehicles not to have a diesel variant, the first manufactured in the United States and the third to be included in the companys car subscription service. Give...

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US lawmakers urge Google to reconsider Huawei partnership

In the wake of national security concerns over Huaweis interest in entering the US market, legislators from both the Senate and the House sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai urging him to reconsider working with the Chinese phone maker, who ma...

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Leap Motion shows off AR headset with rousing game of ping pong

If you wanted to demonstrate Leap Motions low-cost augmented reality headset, how would you do it? Create a flashy, action-packed showcase? Leap Motion has a different idea: an invigorating game of ping pong. The company has crafted a demo that c...

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GM goes full smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes, and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to w...

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Facebook is testing paid monthly subscriptions for Groups

Facebook is testing Group subscriptions, which will allow Group admins to charge for exclusive content. Only a few will have access to the feature as of now, but theyll be able to set up a separate, subscriber-only Group and charge members a monthly...

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Puzzle platformers ‘Inside‘ and ‘Limbo‘ hit Nintendo Switch June 28th

Good news for fans of creepy, atmospheric games: Playdead is bringing its hit platformers Limbo and Inside to Nintendo Switch June 28th. Both were already available to play on the go, as theyre on iOS (Limbo is on the Google Play Store too). But if...

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Instagram reaches 1 billion monthly users

After surpassing 800 million monthly active users last September, we knew it was only a matter of time before Instagram would reach that coveted 1 billion mark -- and today is that day. The company has announced its latest milestone at an event in Sa...

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Instagram takes on Snapchat and YouTube with IGTV

Where theres smoke, theres fire. For Instagram, that smoke recently came in the form of rumors about it launching a feature to host curated, long-form videos in its app. And well, theres fire, alright. Today, at an event in San Francisco, Instagra...

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Fundraiser to reunite immigrant families is largest in Facebook history

In the last six weeks, the Trump administrations strategy to separate children while criminally prosecuting parents for attempting to cross the southern US border illegally has led the government to take almost 2,000 youth from their families to cam...

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Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app

Microsoft has overhauled its MSN News app for mobile. As you might expect, its curated for your interests, offers breaking news alerts, support for widgets on both Android and iOS, continuous scrolling and a dark theme for reading at night. A blog p...

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‘Westworld: The Maze‘ is a choose-your-own-adventure Alexa game

Consider yourself a Westworld superfan? Now you can prove it. Ahead of the season finale, HBO is launching its first full-scale Alexa voice skill with Westworld: The Maze, an immersive voice experience that challenges fans to demonstrate their knowle...

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White House reportedly considers GDPR-like data protections

Online data privacy is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons. US residents and elected officials alike still have their eyes on Facebook as concerns continue to circulate over the policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Further,...

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Tesla sues former employee who allegedly stole confidential data

Today, CNBC reported that Tesla is suing a former employee named Martin Tripp. The lawsuit centers around the alleged theft of gigabytes worth of proprietary information from the electric car company. Tesla had no comment, but did provide Engadget wi...

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Hyundai and Audi team up on hydrogen fuel cell technology

Hyundai and Audi have reached a deal that will allow the two to share their hydrogen car technology, Reuters reports. Both companies will have access to the others intellectual property and theyll share components, with the goal being to push hydro...

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All Amazon Prime members can now try clothes before they buy

Amazon has been testing out a fee-free clothing-box service in the vein of Stitch Fix since last June. Prime Wardrobe allowed customer to try out selected clothing before buying; customers would only be charged for the items they kept. Until now, the...

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LG‘s G7 and V35 are available for pre-order on Project Fi

You no longer have to spring for a Pixel if you want a high-end smartphone on Project Fi. In the wake of an announcement late last month, Googles wireless service has made LGs G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ available for pre-order. The pricing for the de...

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Facebook will air live PGA Tour coverage on its Watch tab

One of the ways that Facebook has been highlighting its Watch tab is through exclusive streaming deals with sports leagues. Now, the PGA Tour joins the roster of sports that will air coverage on Facebook exclusively. Live competition coverage of eigh...

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EU narrowly passes copyright law requiring internet filtering

Today, the EU parliaments legal affairs committee voted in favor of controversial legislation that requires tech companies to install filters into their software to prevent users from uploading copyrighted content. The law is intended to protect con...

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AMC‘s ‘Stubs A-List‘ subscription is a direct attack on MoviePass

That took.... longer than expected: To compete with MoviePass, AMC Theaters will launch a monthly subscription service starting June 26th. With the AMC Stubs A-List program, in exchange for 19.95 per month folks will be able to see three movies of t...

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Facebook is placing autoplay video ads inside Messenger

Facebook previously admitted that its running out of places for ads in the News Feed, which doesnt sound good for a company making billions of dollars from them. To solve that issue, the social network turned to its other apps and properties -- las...

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HTC U12+ review: Fundamentally flawed

Once a big player in smartphones, HTC is now better known for its Vive VR headsets than anything else. The firm offloaded the team responsible for the Pixel phones to Google earlier this year, shortly before the chief of its smartphone division r...

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Google Podcasts is pretty but basic

Google has a long and disappointing history with podcasts. With Apple and iTunes, they were always an integral part of the experience. For Android, though, it was an afterthought. Google Listen was barely usable, but basically the only option for get...

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