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Bluetooth 5.0 to Quadruple Range, Double Speed - PC Magazine

June 16, 2016 - 10:36am

PC Magazine

Bluetooth 5.0 to Quadruple Range, Double Speed
PC Magazine
The next generation of Bluetooth devices will have quadruple the range and double the speed of what is currently available thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, which was announced today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and will be available to device ...
Bluetooth® 5 Quadruples Range, Doubles Speed, Increases Data Broadcasting Capacity by 800%Business Wire (press release)
New version of Bluetooth promises to be faster, have greater rangeCNET
Bluetooth 5: Quadruple the range, double the speedEngadget
SlashGear -Inquirer -Android Community -Rethink Wireless
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Microsoft buys Wand Labs to add more natural language tech to messaging apps and bots - TechCrunch

June 16, 2016 - 10:01am

TechCrunch

Microsoft buys Wand Labs to add more natural language tech to messaging apps and bots
TechCrunch
Microsoft, hot on the heels of the news that it is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, has announced yet another acquisition, this time in the area of natural language and artificial intelligence: the company has purchased Wand Labs, a startup that ...
Microsoft Boosts Its Chatbot Future By Acquiring Wand LabsFast Company
Abracadabra! Microsoft acquires Wand Labs to conjure up some chat bot magicBetaNews
Microsoft acquires messaging app developer Wand Labs for "Conversation as a platform"WinBeta
VentureBeat -ZDNet -Windows Central -StreetInsider.com
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This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today - The Verge

June 16, 2016 - 10:00am

The Verge

This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today
The Verge
Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson's car ...
IBM's Watson makes a move into self-driving cars with Olli, a minibus from Local MotorsTechCrunch
Local Motors Debuts "Olli," the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM WatsonPR Newswire (press release)
At the Ripe Age of 105, IBM Seeks to Reinvent Itself—AgainFortune
Recode -Popular Mechanics -Phoenix Business Journal (blog) -Enterprise Innovation
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Google Accused of Stealing 'Project Loon' Balloon Idea - PC Magazine

June 16, 2016 - 9:52am

PC Magazine

Google Accused of Stealing 'Project Loon' Balloon Idea
PC Magazine
Three years ago, Google announced plans to provide Internet access to underserved areas of the world via high-flying balloons. Now, Space Data Corporation claims Project Loon is based, at least in part, on its own technology. The company offers two ...
Google Accused of Stealing Project Loon IdeaGizmodo
Google accused of stealing the idea for Project LoonEngadget
Did Google steal the idea for Project Loon? This company thinks soTechSpot
Business Finance News -Neowin -Industry Leaders Magazine -TrustedReviews
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Luma Wireless Ships Pre-Orders Today, Announces Best Buy Partnership And Alexa Integration - Forbes

June 16, 2016 - 9:04am

Forbes

Luma Wireless Ships Pre-Orders Today, Announces Best Buy Partnership And Alexa Integration
Forbes
Dr. Paul Judge, co-founder of Luma Wireless opened our conversation with a question: “Did you know that, today, the standard household has as many connected devices as a typical business?” Judge and his co-founder, Mike Van Bruinisse, saw this gap in ...
Luma's home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in JulyTechCrunch
Luma's router remembers every site everyone visits and is now available to purchaseThe Verge
Luma Begins Shipping its Surround WiFi System, Announces Best Buy PartnershipBusiness Wire (press release)
Yahoo Finance -GeekDad (blog)
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The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept is completely, irredeemably ridiculous - The Verge

June 16, 2016 - 7:39am

The Verge

The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept is completely, irredeemably ridiculous
The Verge
Rolls-Royce is a marque known for being exceptional, and today it truly lived up to its name with the unveiling of a new Vision 100 concept car. It's part of parent company BMW's centenary celebrations, envisioning what the future of mobility will look ...
A moving filibuster for the possibility of a little movement on gunsUSA TODAY
Why BMW's Futuristic Self-Driving Rolls-Royce Holds Lessons for InvestorsMotley Fool
Rolls-Royce's Vision Next 100 Concept Includes a Silk SofaBloomberg
Engadget -Car and Driver -CNBC -CNET
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VW's long-term strategy calls for 30 new EVs, components realignment - Automotive News

June 16, 2016 - 7:05am

Automotive News

VW's long-term strategy calls for 30 new EVs, components realignment
Automotive News
VW CEO Matthias Mueller: "We expect that by (2025) we will be selling about 2 to 3 million pure-electric automobiles a year." Photo credit: Reuters. WOLFSBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen Group plans to introduce more than 30 electric vehicles by 2025, ...
Volkswagen to launch more electric cars after diesel scandalAtlanta Journal Constitution
Volkswagen bets big on electric carsUSA TODAY
Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) Introduces New Corp. Strategy; Includes Electrification Initiative, Business RealignmentStreetInsider.com
New York Times -MediaPost Communications -CNET -MLive.com
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Plume promises faster home WiFi linked to the cloud - USA TODAY

June 16, 2016 - 7:02am

USA TODAY

Plume promises faster home WiFi linked to the cloud
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO – If you're still chasing a WiFi high, Plume is the latest start-up promising to turn your home into a networked paradise. But in joining a slew of companies – Eero, Luma and Google's OnHub among them – that are aiming to solve for the ...
Plug-in pods could solve your WiFi connection issuesEngadget
Plume Deconstructs the Home Router, Ushers in New Era of Adaptive Wi-Fi™PR Newswire (press release)
Plume is the latest company trying to reinvent Wi-Fi for the homeThe Verge
MIT Technology Review -Geeky Gadgets
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Here's A Simple Solution For The Female Link Controversy In The New 'Zelda' Game - Forbes

June 16, 2016 - 6:30am

Forbes

Here's A Simple Solution For The Female Link Controversy In The New 'Zelda' Game
Forbes
It wouldn't be video games without some sort of controversy about gender issues. Naturally, once again, it's Nintendo wandering into the midst of the storm, not really even realizing it. I get the sense that the company just does its own thing and ...
The Legend of Zelda is the biggest game at E3 because it finally changedThe Verge
Legend of Zelda Development Team Discussed a Spin-Off Starring SheikGame Rant
Take a 360 Tour of Nintendo's Zelda-Themed E3 BoothPC Magazine
Tom's Guide -Engadget -Cinema Blend -Shacknews
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The Wall Street Journal: Samsung to acquire cloud services startup Joyent - Stock Transcript

June 15, 2016 - 10:51pm

The Wall Street Journal: Samsung to acquire cloud services startup Joyent
Stock Transcript
SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. stated Friday that it'd purchase U.S. cloudservices organization Joyent Inc. for an undisclosed amount, underscoring its readiness to snap-up outside businesses because it beefs up the program and providers around its ...

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Samsung to Buy US Cloud Services Firm - Wall Street Journal

June 15, 2016 - 10:00pm

Wall Street Journal

Samsung to Buy US Cloud Services Firm
Wall Street Journal
SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % said Thursday that it would buy U.S. cloud services company Joyent Inc. for an undisclosed sum, underscoring its willingness to snap up outside companies as it beefs up the software and services around its ...
Samsung Agrees to Buy Joyent to Expand Cloud Computing ServicesBloomberg
Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company JoyentTechCrunch
Samsung to acquire US cloud services firm JoyentPCWorld
Business Insider -VentureBeat -Business Wire (press release) -ZDNet
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WakingApp Now Enables Non-Developers to Also Create VR Content for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Soon IoT - SYS-CON Media (press release)

June 15, 2016 - 8:03pm

WakingApp Now Enables Non-Developers to Also Create VR Content for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Soon IoT
SYS-CON Media (press release)
In world first, WakingApp's updated release allows non-developers to easily create interactive VR content (even games) for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets - including dozens of pre-made advertising, e-commerce, and educational templates. WakingApp ...

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Mario Party Star Rush will not continue the bad 'car' mechanic from recent iterations - Destructoid

June 15, 2016 - 7:03pm

App Trigger

Mario Party Star Rush will not continue the bad 'car' mechanic from recent iterations
Destructoid
Nintendo announced Mario Party Star Rush yesterday buried in a press release, but today they're giving it a bit more fanfare. In addition to showing actual gameplay, they detailed a few of the game's systems. It seems like it'll sport competitive boss ...
Paper Mario: Color Splash: Launch date and detailsPolygon
​'Mario Party: Star Rush' doesn't make you wait your turnEngadget
E3 2016: Beautiful Paper Mario: Color Splash disappoints fans, gets a release dateGameZone
Siliconera -Hardcore Gamer -Tech News Today -Attack of the Fanboy
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“Spam King,” who defied nearly $1B in default judgments, sentenced to 2.5 years - Ars Technica

June 15, 2016 - 5:57pm

Ars Technica

“Spam King,” who defied nearly $1B in default judgments, sentenced to 2.5 years
Ars Technica
After a spate of lawsuits dating back to the late '90s, the feds step in. A Las Vegas man known as the "Spam King" was sentenced Monday to 2.5 years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty last year to one count of fraud. The federal judge in San Jose ...
Facebook 'Spam King' Gets 2.5 YearsPC Magazine
Facebook spammer Sanford “Spam King” Wallace given 30 months in jailSiliconANGLE (blog)
'Spam king' Sanford Wallace sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for Facebook phishing scamComputerworld
BBC News -Vocativ -Patch.com -NBCNews.com
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Netflix Adds Picture-In-Picture Support to iPad App - PC Magazine

June 15, 2016 - 5:52pm

PC Magazine

Netflix Adds Picture-In-Picture Support to iPad App
PC Magazine
Although multitasking has been available on newer iPads since last year, developers have to add support for the feature in order for it to work. A number of companies have signed on, from Twitter and Skype to Slack and YouTube, and now you can add ...
Netflix adds long-demanded Picture in Picture support on iPadAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Netflix for iPad gets support for Picture-in-Picture in iOS 9Macworld
Netflix finally gets picture-in-picture support on iPadTechCrunch
Komando -Engadget -Ubergizmo -AppAdvice
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Virtual reality galore at E3 but no 'killer app' - USA TODAY

June 15, 2016 - 4:50pm

USA TODAY

Virtual reality galore at E3 but no 'killer app'
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — The virtual reality experiences on display during the Electronic Entertainment Expo are only the beginning. During this week's showcase of the video game industry's future, publishers revealed the first big wave of games leveraging the ...
Take a virtual reality tour of E3 thanks to our homemade VR helmetGeek
E3 Fair Kicks Off for Consumers, with Greater Presence of Virtual RealityLatin American Herald Tribune

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Why Apple's Photos announcement should offend you - Network World

June 15, 2016 - 3:52pm

Network World

Why Apple's Photos announcement should offend you
Network World
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, introduces the new Photos app at WWDC 2016. Apple's research secrecy hurts industry and academic research, and it could hurt Apple. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate ...
Apple's digital helper, Siri, needs helpBGR
New survey says Google Maps favored by nearly 70 percent of iPhone usersSearch Engine Land
Siri: Once a Flake, Now Key to Apple's FutureWall Street Journal
Economic Times -Slate Magazine -wwlp.com -Business Wire (press release)
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Harley-Davidson to Sell an Electric Bike Within 5 Years - PC Magazine

June 15, 2016 - 2:21pm

PC Magazine

Harley-Davidson to Sell an Electric Bike Within 5 Years
PC Magazine
Harley-Davidson expects to start selling an electric motorcycle within five years, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal, which reported last week that the bike is actively under development. Nextcar Bug art The company first rolled out an ...
Harley-Davidson Launching All-Electric Bikes Within Five Years: Will It Manage To Overcome Current Limitations?Tech Times
Harley Davidson Commits To Electric Motorcycle Within Five YearsCarscoops (blog)
Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 yearsSlashGear
The Verge -Benzinga -I4U News -Jalopnik
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Nintendo Reveals New 3DS RPG, Ever Oasis - Kotaku

June 15, 2016 - 1:37pm

Kotaku

Nintendo Reveals New 3DS RPG, Ever Oasis
Kotaku
Build and manage a desert paradise, cultivate equipment and form a party to explore dungeons and solve puzzles in Ever Oasis, a new RPG coming to the 3DS from developer Grezzo. Announced on the Treehouse Live stage at E3 2016 today, Ever Oasis ...
Ever Oasis is Nintendo's newest game, for the 3DSPolygon
'Ever Oasis' Is Nintendo's Latest IP, And It Takes Some Definite Cues From 'The Legend Of Zelda'Tech Times
New 3DS Game Ever Oasis Features Dungeon Crawling, Oasis BuildingGameSpot
iDigitalTimes.com -Engadget -Destructoid -Shacknews
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Starbucks launches its Microsoft Outlook add-in for coffee fiends - PCWorld

June 15, 2016 - 1:30pm

PCWorld

Starbucks launches its Microsoft Outlook add-in for coffee fiends
PCWorld
Nothing says "I vaguely appreciate you in a professional manner" quite like a Starbucks gift card. It's great for coworkers because Starbucks cafes are everywhere, and you don't actually have to spend time thinking about a personalized gift, or how you ...
Microsoft releases Starbucks for Outlook Add-inBetaNews
Thurrott Daily: June 15Thurrott.com (blog)
Use Microsoft Outlook to schedule a meeting at StarbucksEngadget
SlashGear -Neowin -MSPoweruser.com
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