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Dreamworks‘ exclusive Netflix shows for 2018 include ‘She-Ra‘

If youll be after some light-hearted TV viewing to banish the January blues (and lets face it, who wont be?) youre in luck, as Netflix and DreamWorks are bringing six new original cartoon series to screens in the new year. Family-friendly Trolls:...

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Twitch partners with NBA‘s G League to livestream games

Twitch might be best known for video game live streaming, but the service is starting to eye other properties. Starting December 15th, Twitch will live stream NBA G League games at twitch.tv/nbagleague. The service will broadcast up to six games per...

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Trump approves federal ban on Kaspersky

If Kaspersky tried to mend its relationship with the US government these past months, then its efforts likely failed. The president has just signed a defense policy spending bill into law, and it includes the governments ban on using the Moscow-base...

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Google opens AI center in China even though it‘s still blocked there

Google has always had a rocky relationship with China. The search engine is banned in the country, along with its app store, email and cloud services, but that hasnt stopped the company from maintaining some level of presence with its international...

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The Morning After: Wednesday, December 13th 2017

Good morning! Its the middle of the week and some of us are mortgaging our homes to get into Bitcoin. Meanwhile, SpaceXs recycled spacecrafts get together, Apples new iMac is coming and we open nominations for the Best of CES 2018. Yep, the Consum...

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Uber is fighting to keep its licence in another UK city

Council members in York have voted not to renew Ubers operating licence, condemning the ride-hailing company to its third UK city ban in as many months. At a meeting held by the York Councils Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee on Tuesday,...

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Frank Ocean has his own ‘GTA V‘ radio station

Tired of the same tunes on GTA V? Frank Ocean is here to help. The insanely talented musician, who already has his own Beats 1 show, is now getting a Los Santos radio station to boot, courtesy of the Doomsday Heist update.

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Google‘s year in search finds people ready to take action

Its been a heck of a year. And as 2017 draws to a close, a bunch of web giants are on hand to remind us of what we got up to on their services. Twitter had us raging, Facebook saw us praying for victims of tragedies, and now Google (the biggest of t...

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Tidal may only have enough cash left to last six months

Music streaming service Tidal is facing both money and user growth woes, according to Norways Dagens Naelig;ringsliv. After reportedly losing roughly NOK368 million (44 million dollars) before taxes in 2016, Tidal is now left with just enough cas...

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Blue Origin tests Crew Capsule 2.0 with ‘biggest windows in space‘

Jeff Bezos rocket company isnt quite ready for space tourism, but todays test flight gets it a bit closer. Bezos tweeted that for the first time, Blue Origin has tested version 2.0 of its Crew Capsule, and while he didnt mention how luxurious the...

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EA and the CW team up for a ‘Madden NFL‘ eSports special

Sure, Madden NFL is a massively popular video game series that began in 1993 as John Madden Football, but it has never really broken through to the mainstream. The franchise has been making inroads to the eSports space over the last couple of years,...

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US once again requires that you register your drone

The US brief period of registration-free drone flight is over -- President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, and it revives the registration requirement for civilian drones. Robotic fliers between 0.5lbs and 55lbs nee...

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Google finally integrates Duo on Android call screen

Google has been planning to integrate its Duo video chat on Pixel, Nexus and Android One phones for a couple of months. According to a report at Android Police, the company is rolling out Duo video chat in the ordinary phone dialer app, which basical...

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Indiegogo makes it easy to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon

Theres a frenzy over cryptocurrency at the moment (helped in no small part by bitcoins sky-high value), and Indiegogo is determined to milk the trend for all its worth. The crowdfunding site has partnered with MicroVentures to enable investments...

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Alexa‘s latest trick is helping you find Twitch streams

Sure, its great that Amazon keeps adding more to Alexa, like the option to wake up with music instead of a shrill alarm or a enabling live BBC programming. But what about newer media platforms? Now Twitch users can bark orders at Alexa to keep up wi...

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Marvel‘s ‘The Punisher‘ renewed for second season on Netflix

Almost a month after Netflix released the first season of The Punisher, the network has officially renewed it for a second. As usual for a first announcement, theres no hint at a release date or whats in store for violent vigilante Frank Castle whe...

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Avis is testing a system that unlocks a rental car with your phone

Avis announced today that it has teamed up with Continental to bring keyless car rental to its customers, Roadshow reports. As part of a pilot program taking place in Kansas City, the company has equipped some of its cars with Continentals Key-as-a-...

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Adobe Lightroom uses AI to edit your photos like a pro

Many photo editing apps have an auto-adjust feature that can improve photos, but pros tend to steer clear of it for a reason -- its more of a vague guess than an informed edit based on experience. Wouldnt it be nice if it learned from the pros? I...

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AT&T‘s international data plans are now a little more reasonable

ATamp;Ts international data roaming packs just became slightly more practical... slightly. The carrier has updated its Passport packages to give you 1GB of data and unlimited texting in a one-time 60 purchase, and 3GB for 120. Thats a lot more...

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Steam puts curator-recommended games right up front in its store

In October, Valve announced it was working on an overhaul of the Steam Curator program and for the past few weeks it has been testing some major changes with a small group of Curators. Those changes are now live and theyre aimed at improving the sys...

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Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC‘s net neutrality vote

The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while its all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still havent given up trying to convince the c...

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Under-display fingerprint reader arrives on ‘major‘ phone in January

Under-the-screen fingerprint readers wont just be reserved for rough prototypes in the near future. Synaptics has sent word that a major smartphone manufacturer in the top five will unveil a phone using its Clear ID sensor at CES in January. I...

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Hulu brings picture-in-picture to its live TV service on the web

Last month, Hulu added a few new features to the web version of its Live TV service that improved browsing and made the user interface easier to navigate. Today Hulu adds to those improvements by bringing some of the more useful features available on...

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Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10+ on Samsung TVs

One of the perpetual gripes about Samsungs newer TVs is that they dont support Dolby Vision for high dynamic range content, limiting you to basic HDR10 for most video. They do offer the more comparable HDR10+ format, but whos using it? As of now...

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