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Yesterday   Roku got a jump on the budget smart TV market, but Amazon’s own platform is ready to battle for top spot. The company first introduced its media box product in the form of the Fire TV and then the Fire Stick, and now that same system has been built into select televisions to bring the same features (and more!) without … Continue reading

2 Days Ago   Fitness app Pact wants to help users reach fitness goals by using a cash incentive…or at least it says it wants to. The app works by charging users if they don’t meet their weekly fitness goals and rewarding them with money if they do meet their goals.

2 Days Ago   A tidbit found within the YouTube v12.37 apk indicates that Google’s video service may be preparing to launch yet another subscription option, this one called ‘Plus.’ The subscription seemingly would be a companion to the existing YouTube Red subscription option, but details about it are slight.

2 Days Ago   Cambridge Consultants has demonstrated an artificial intelligence system that takes simple sketches and transforms them into artwork that look like something created by Vincent Van Gogh or other famous painters.

2 Days Ago   Going to the dentist is a scary experience for many, but obviously not for the brave person who volunteered to undergo oral surgery performed by a robot.

2 Days Ago   Target has expanded its next-day delivery service into 8 new cities, all of them major metro regions like Chicago and Los Angeles. This is done as part of Target’s Restock service, a way for anyone to order certain goods online and have then arrive the next day.

2 Days Ago   Nintendo is teasing SNES fans with its Classic Edition, a modern version of the retro console that includes wired controllers for a more authentic experience. If you’re not so keen on having an authentic experience, Nyko has the controller you probably wish Nintendo would have used: a wireless SNES controller.

2 Days Ago   Netflix is facing a trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the subject of its popular series Narcos. Escobar’s brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria is seeking a billion-dollar payment from Netflix over its alleged intellectual property violations.

3 Days Ago   The remains of a young Neanderthal boy are helping shed light on how Neanderthals developed such large brains (larger than that of modern humans, in fact).

3 Days Ago   LIFX has announced that its current Lifx and Lifx+ lineup of WiFi smart bulbs now work with Apple HomeKit. Thanks to this new support, current and future Lifx smart bulb owners are able to control their home or office’s lighting using their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or other Apple product.

3 Days Ago   It appears Instagram will finally add a ‘follows you’ feature that makes it possible to see whether another user is following you on the social network.

3 Days Ago   Netflix has just expanded its HDR and Dolby Vision support, announcing that these videos are now available on the iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.

3 Days Ago   Facebook has revealed that it will provide Congress with the advertisements that were purchase by the Russian entity Internet Research Agency throughout 2015 to 2017. The advertisements came to light a couple weeks ago when Facebook revealed that the Russian agency had bought in excess of 3,000 ads targeting both political and social issues in the United States.

3 Days Ago   Experian is being criticized for allowing consumers to get their credit freeze PINs through email after answering questions that mostly involve information already leaked by Equifax and others.

3 Days Ago   Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a new laser weapon prototype that is able to shoot drones out of the sky. The prototype was recently tested at the US Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command last month, where an Advanced Test High Energy Asset system called ATHENA was able to take down a total of five drones with about a 10ft wingspan … Continue reading

3 Days Ago   ASUS has launched a smaller version of its Chromebook Flip laptop, the C101, for preorder in the US. This version of the Flip is smaller than the previously launched C302 model, and it will be fully on sale across the nation starting this weekend.

4 Days Ago   Equifax has been heavily criticized over its decision to use a separate website for its data breach info, and it just demonstrated the reason why: it is easy for people to get the address mixed up with other similar websites set up by scammers or anyone else.

4 Days Ago   Airbnb, much like Uber before it, is expanding its business by getting into the restaurant industry. In this case, the company has started accepting restaurant reservations on behalf of customers who plan to eat out while traveling.

4 Days Ago   FOX is embracing the change in viewer habits and will be piloting one of its new television shows on Twitter before it airs on television. Ghosted is a comedy series, and its pilot episode will air on Twitter’s livestreaming platform before it airs on the TV network’s channel.

4 Days Ago   Tesla has been tipped in a project to develop its own artificial intelligence chip, and sources claim it is working with AMD to refine this chip.

4 Days Ago   Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up to offer free rides as part of a larger promotion that draws attention to the need for safe drinking. Drunk driving costs lives, and the growing number of on-demand ride services offer a great alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night of partying.

4 Days Ago   The ancient (and now extinct) frog known as the Beelzebufo had powerful jaws, ones far more powerful than ordinary frogs that exist today, and it feasted on creatures that included small dinosaurs and crocodiles.

4 Days Ago   A startup based in Santa Cruz, California has launched a smart pet food scoop that keeps track when when your dog eats, automatically ordering more food when the existing bag is running low.

4 Days Ago   Capcom has announced an escorts tournament for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite called ‘Battle for the Stones.’ The competition will feature nine qualifiers and seven EVO champions, according to Capcom, to be joined by various tournaments leading up to the ‘Battle for the Stones’ Finals event to be held in Anaheim, California.

5 Days Ago   Twitter has released its most recent transparency report, and in it we see that most of the allegedly abusive accounts reported to it for terms of service violations were allowed to stay live on the service.

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