Facebook hires TV network CEO to land worldwide sports deals

by IBM on January 21, 2018

It's clearer than ever that Facebook wants to become a leader in live sports streaming. Variety and the Guardian have learned that Facebook has hired Peter Hutton, the CEO of Discovery-owned TV network Eurosport, to lead its negotiations for worldwi...

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Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

by IBM on January 21, 2018

Amazon's bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public. The company has confirmed that the Amazon Go store attached to its new Seattle headquarters will be open to non-employees on January 22nd, or more than a year later than...

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After Math: First!

January 21, 2018

It was a week of firsts for the tech industry. Facebook finally got around to adding its first African American board member (because it’s not like it’s already 2018 or anything), a lifeguard drone made its first Hasselhoffian beach rescue, Ferrari a…

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Google’s Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

January 21, 2018

Google’s Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As The Verge has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more promin…

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Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Designing the case

January 21, 2018

With the electronics, mechanisms and simulations done, the miniature pinball game is starting to come together. Now it needs a great case. Remember, not every design element needs to be done on the computer first; sometimes it’s better to get han…

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Verizon’s lower-cost unlimited plan now works in Canada and Mexico

January 21, 2018

Verizon’s latest unlimited plans may have some undesirable… limits, but at least you won’t have to pay for the more expensive plan the next time you’re on a North American vacation. As of January 25th, the $75 Go Unlimited plan will include calling…

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‘Overwatch’ pro player suspended for homophobic slur

January 20, 2018

The Overwatch League’s honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws’ openly gay player Austin “Muma” Wilmot. After Wilmot used one…

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Twitter may lose the exec driving its live video strategy

January 20, 2018

Twitter’s big bet on live video might be running into trouble. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that COO Anthony Noto, the exec that has been driving Twitter’s live video push, is in talks to become the CEO of online lending startup Social F…

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Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

January 20, 2018

Google Play might be close to launching a section dedicated to selling audiobooks. 9to5Google has spotted a banner displayed in the Books section of the app market announcing its arrival. It was even promoting a 50 percent discount for your fi…

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Audi smart home battery grid creates a ‘virtual power plant’

January 20, 2018

Audi isn’t going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk t…

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BMW to switch Apple CarPlay to subscription service

January 20, 2018

Apple CarPlay is being offered in more and more vehicles, often as standard equipment. BMW, though, charges for it. BMW currently offers CarPlay as a $300 option on cars equipped with navigation. This will change, though, as The Verge reports …

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