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Amazon Fire TV Cube preview: Alexa still needs work as a TV guide

When you consider the popularity of Amazons virtual assistant Alexa and the companys Fire TV streamers, it was really just a matter of time before the folks at the Everything Store decided to mash them up. In fact, Amazon already has, sort of: The...

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ACLU urges devs to safeguard users with anti-snooping measures

Apple recently announced that it was closing the loophole that allows authorities into iPhones via the charging and data port. The company said it wasnt trying to defy police, but rather deter criminals and spies who arent bound by privacy laws. Ho...

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Microsoft abandons VR plans for Xbox One

Fans of virtual or mixed reality who have been clinging to the hope of a headset for Xbox One will need to keep holding out -- Microsoft has confirmed it isnt focusing on either technology for the console -- for the time being, anyway.

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Google makes it easier to manage your account on Android

For all the features Google has revamped in recent years, it hasnt done much to change your account controls. Thats a bit overdue when privacy is much more of a priority, dont you think? Google agrees. Its launching a reworked Google Account i...

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The Morning After: AMC attacks MoviePass

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Instagram is officially in the long-form video game, and ATamp;T is ready to reveal WatchTV. But video doesnt just live on your phone, and AMCs new subscription will make for an exciting MoviePass competitor....

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AT&T‘s latest unlimited plans include a new live TV service

ATamp;T isnt wasting any time milking its nearly completed acquisition of Time Warner for all its worth. The carrier has unveiled two new wireless plans, Unlimited amp;More and Unlimited amp;More Premium, that both include its previously hinted-...

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HDR10+ is one step closer to reaching your TV

Samsung, Panasonic, 20th Century Fox and Amazon are one step closer to giving Dolby Vision a run for its money. Companies now have easy access to the open, royalty-free HDR10+ standard thanks to a just-launched program that lets manufacturers prove T...

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Bose puts crowdfunded ‘sleepbuds‘ on sale for 250

Last year, Bose took to Indiegogo to gauge peoples interest on an experimental device: a pair of noise-masking wireless earbuds designed to help you sleep. That experiment was a success, and the sleepbuds sold out within six days on the crowdfundi...

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Amazon adds Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play to Prime Exclusive phone lineup

Amazon already has quite a few Motorola phones in its Prime Exclusive roster, and now its adding two more to its lineup. The e-commerce giant now offers the Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play as unlocked, Alexa-enabled devices that you can use with Verizon, A...

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Tesla‘s mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere

If youre a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the cars Valet Mode, which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But th...

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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 wi...

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Facebook redirects would-be opioid buyers to crisis helpline

Anyone trying to buy opioids or seeking addiction treatment through Facebook should now instead see information for a federal crisis helpline. Facebook has worked with a policy team on the measure over the last few months, according to Stat. Next wee...

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‘Digital Key‘ standard uses your phone to unlock your car

You can already use your smartphone as a car key if you own the right vehicle (just ask Tesla Model 3 owners). There hasnt really been a common standard for it, though, and that has hurt adoption -- you cant guarantee that youll have phone access...

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Car2Go‘s carsharing service expands to Chicago starting July 25th

Carsharing service Car2Go is coming to Chicago July 25th. Residents of the big city can register for free now, and new members will get a 15 credit for doing so. This brings the total number of cities that Car2Go is active in to 24.

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Ohio test uses drones to monitor highway traffic

Highway traffic monitoring is frequently... less than efficient. Fixed cameras cant catch problems beyond their immediate location, while aircraft are both costly and inevitably have to fly back to a distant base to refuel. These systems may soon...

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Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance

Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, has bought a controlling stake in Hinge, which was redesigned to cater to individuals seeking relationships instead of the casual dating (and hookup) culture prevalent in other dating apps. This adds the an...

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Just tweeting a story with WH advisor‘s number could get you blocked (updated)

White House adviser Stephen Miller is widely regarded as the person behind the Trump administrations zero tolerance immigration policy that has taken children away from parents accused of attempting to enter the country illegally. Earlier today, Giz...

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Just tweeting a story with WH advisor‘s number could get you blocked

White House adviser Stephen Miller is widely regarded as the person behind the Trump administrations zero tolerance immigration policy that has taken children away from parents accused of attempting to enter the country illegally. Earlier today, Giz...

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Germany plans to test Airbus and Audi‘s flying taxi concept

The Pop.Up Next flying taxi from Airbus and Audi should soon become much more than a well-meaning concept. The German government has signed a letter of intent greenlighting tests for the flying taxi around Audis home city of Ingolstadt. Transport...

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Apple adds Sesame Workshop kids‘ programming to its TV slate

Apple has a large and ever-growing slate of shows in the works, including dramas, comedies, sci-fi originals and thrillers, and soon it will include programming geared toward children. Variety reports today that Apple has teamed up with Sesame Worksh...

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What‘s coming to Netflix in July: ‘Orange is the New Black‘ returns

July brings a slew of new TV show seasons and film favorites to Netflix. New episodes of Jerry Seinfelds hit chat series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are coming at the beginning of the month, while season 6 of Orange is the New Black arrives at...

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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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