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Alexa, Make It Easier for Me to Stream a Movie

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:15
Easily find and consume video content without having to invoke a specific Alexa skill.

A Closer Look at Andy Rubin's Essential Phone

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:15
Rubin reveals more details about Ambient OS, Essential's interoperability strategy, and explains why you shouldn't call it a 'modular smartphone.'

Buy a New Apple iMac or Wait for iMac Pro?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:15
Apple's iMac finally features Kaby Lake processors and Thunderbolt 3, but later this year the workstation-class iMac Pro arrives. Is it time to upgrade now or wait?

Sprint Offering Customers Free 6-Month Tidal HiFi Subscription

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:09
Tidal HiFi, which features 'high-fidelity sound' for all you audiophiles, normally costs $19.99 a month, so this is a pretty sweet bonus.

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Might Not Be Super Popular

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:09
A report from Ars Technica suggests that a tiny fraction of overall Xbox One usage is dedicated to older games. Microsoft defended their popularity.

Honda Aiming for 'Level 4' Automated Driving by 2025

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:09
Level 4 (high automation) means the vehicle can handle all driving tasks in most situations, with possible exceptions during inclement weather or unusual driving environments, where a driver would be required to take over.

20 Apple Employees Caught Selling Customer Data in China

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
They were using Apple's own internal computer system to gather the information before selling it on in a scam worth $7.3 million.

Laptop Ban Expansion Could Include Domestic Flights

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
As well as domestic flights, dozens of airports spread across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are also under consideration by Homeland Security.

Amazon Drive Stops Offering Unlimited Storage

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
$59.99 per year now gets your 1TB of storage for your files, photos, and videos. Prime customers still get unlimited photo storage.

Acer Unveils Midrange Aspire GX-281 Gaming Tower

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
It's one of the most affordably-priced desktops capable of powering virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro: Which One Gets the Job Done?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
The new iPad Pro has a powerful processor and new multitasking functionality, but can it match the Microsoft Surface Pro for productivity?

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: Same Price, Which Is Better?

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:42
The Apple MacBook 12-inch and the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Kaby Lake processors start at $1,299. Which is the better bet?

Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:03
Don't expect to check one out for free, though. They're intended to generate interest in VR through educational experiences.

Twitch Gives Affiliates a Cut of Game Sales

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:03
Streamers in Twitch's invite-only Affiliate program will now get 5 percent of the revenue from sales made via the purchase buttons on their channels.

How to Watch James Comey's Testimony Before Congress Online

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:03
Former FBI director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 10 a.m. ET Thursday. Here's how to live stream it.

Facebook Wants to Help You Get Your Senator's Attention

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 20:03
Constituent badges will help elected officials more easily identify comments from people who live in their district.

Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:55
David Limp, SVP of Devices at Amazon, responds to Apple's HomePod announcement and talks Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and the AI landscape.

Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment?

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:55
A free speech advocacy group claims that President Donald Trump's Twitter account is a public forum, and therefore he cannot block anyone from it.

4K Footage Shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 Sticking its Landing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:55
The landing, which took place at Cape Canaveral over the weekend, is the first SpaceX mission to reuse a Dragon cargo vessel.

Airbnb Pilot Connects Refugees, Evacuees With Housing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:55
The new pilot platform connects Airbnb hosts with relief organizations that serve refugees, evacuees, and other people in need.

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