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YouTube adds concert listings to music videos

Google announced a new YouTube feature today that will make it super easy to find and purchase concert tickets. Starting today, official music videos posted on YouTube will show upcoming concert dates for that artist and each show will have a link to...

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Pinterest‘s take on QR codes will unlock curated boards

Pinterest has really ramped up its visual search efforts lately. In February, it launched Lens, a tool that lets you shop for an item just by taking a photo of it. It incorporated that same tech into browser extensions, enabled the detection of multi...

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Pandora‘s app now offers direct control for Sonos speakers

If you use both Pandora and Sonos, theres a pretty useful update coming your way today. Pandoras apps for iOS and Android now let users directly control music streaming to your Sonos speakers. The Sonos controller app is still required to set up Pa...

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GameStop halts its unlimited used game rental program

Back in October, GameStop announced that it would debut a used game rental service called PowerPass. Interested gamers could pay 60 for six months to have one title out at a time. At the end of those six months, subscribers would be able to choose a...

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Bandsintown opens its music event listings to venues and festivals

Bandsintown is helpful if you want to find out when your favorite group is playing nearby, but its not as authoritative as you might like when the venues themselves have had to resort to targeted campaigns to get the word out. Thankfully, its abou...

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CompuServe‘s still-active forums are finally shutting down

It turns out that Instant Messenger (AIM) isnt the only thing that AOL is shutting down next month. On December 15th, Oath (AOL and Engadgets dear parent) is also closing what remains of the CompuServe forums which, yes, still actually exist. Compu...

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Engadget giveaway: Win a V-Moda Remix speaker or Crossfade II wireless headphones!

V-Moda has long been known to provide great sound quality along with a unique and customizable designs. This year the company launched its updated Crossfade II wireless headphones, letting you roam free for up to 14 hours of listening (or unlimited w...

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Samsung factory worker awarded state compensation for brain tumor

Samsung doesnt have the greatest track record when it comes to worker safety. From accusations of using child labor to multiple accidents at its factories that resulted in death (one of which was the asphyxiation of one of its workers due to a gas l...

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Uber now locks in the fare for your scheduled ride

Youve long had the option of scheduling Uber rides, but that didnt necessarily guarantee your fare. It could cost you a pretty penny if there was a surprise surge at the time you hopped in the car. That wont be an issue going forward -- Uber is...

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Firefox Quantum is ready to speed up your web browsing

Did you ditch Firefox a while ago after feeling that it was slowing down compared to rival browsers like Chrome? Mozilla is determined to win you back. As promised, it just released Firefox Quantum (aka Firefox 57) -- and it promises to be much fas...

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Kodak cuts 425 jobs as film revival treads water

Kodak has lost 46 million this quarter and will lay off 425 employees, indicating that its film resurgence is still a work in progress. The company chalked up 46 million in losses (compared to a 12 million profit in the same quarter last year), to...

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Microsoft sets unambitious but achievable carbon reduction goal

Microsoft has pledged to slash its carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, against a 2013 baseline. By pushing its carbon neutrality plans and renewable energy commitments, the target puts the company on track to meet the goals set in the Paris Clima...

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Apple‘s 2019 iPhone could have a rear-facing 3D sensor

Apple has made no secret of its interest in augmented reality (AR) -- in interviews CEO Tim Cook gives it as much attention as sales growth. Now, its rumoured that the companys 2019 iPhone release will come with a rear-facing 3D sensor, potentially...

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Mytaxi offers London cabbies free medical training

A taxi-hailing app is offering London cabbies free training to deal with health-related emergencies, including acid attacks and terrorist incidents. Mytaxis Knowledge+ course covers first-aid techniques including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR...

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Comcast‘s Xfinity app will be available on Sony smart TVs in 2018

Its a strange time in the world of cable television, with more people cutting the cord these days and an ever-increasing amount of internet-enabled devices (like Apple TV and Roku) and smart TVs. Venerable cable companies like Viacom have to to find...

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Amazon‘s ‘Lord of the Rings‘ prequel will need to forge its own identity

When rumors broke that Amazon was hoping to turn J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings into a TV series, many felt that CEO Jeff Bezos had found his own Game of Thrones. Were still many years out from seeing a final product, but the first steps wer...

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Fisker has filed patents for solid-state batteries

By Joel Stocksdale It seems that were on the cusp of a solid-state battery revolution. The latest company to announce progress in developing the new type of battery is Fisker. It has filed patents for solid-state lithium-ion batteries and it expect...

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30 governments are interfering with democracy online

Political mudslinging is a concept as old as politics itself, but in recent years its found its way off the podium and onto the internet, and a new report now shows the extent of the problem. According to findings from Freedom House, governments in...

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HTC Vive Focus hands-on: a promising start for next-gen mobile VR

Weve already heard the news about HTCs Vive Focus, so it was only natural to get my hands dirty with this standalone 6DoF (six-degree-of-freedom) VR headset. As it turned out, HTC delivered pre-production units to several developers two weeks ago,...

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A US freeway may get self-driving car lanes thanks to Foxconn

Wisconsin highway planners are studying the possibility of placing driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 to serve Foxconns mega factory in Racine County. The Taiwanese company -- supplier to tech firms including Apple, Microsoft, and Nintendo -- reported...

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Bill Murray‘s Facebook show is a tour of minor league baseball

Facebook is nabbing shows left and right for its Watch platform, which finished rolling out to US users in September. While its added current content with a Humans of New York program, a reality show with Marshawn Lynch and several popular Latino Yo...

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DeepHeart AI IDs sleep apnea, hypertension via Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch can tell if you have hypertension or sleep apnea -- with the help of Cardiograms deep neural network, DeepHeart, that is. The app-maker and the UCSF Health lab have conducted a study proving that wearables can suggest the presence o...

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Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If youre not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (R...

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Missouri AG wants to know if Google broke consumer protection laws

The attorney generals office of Missouri has announced its investigating whether Google broke the states consumer protection and antitrust laws. AG Josh Hawleys statement expressly questioned the search giants practices regarding collection of u...

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