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Meizu hopes Indiegogo can fund its first US product - Engadget

May 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Engadget

Meizu hopes Indiegogo can fund its first US product
Engadget
Meizu is a company most Americans likely haven't heard of. But it's actually one of the largest consumer electronic brands in China, having sold over 20 million smartphones last year. Its latest and greatest handheld is the Meizu Pro 6, which boasts a ...
Sorry, But This Cantilevered Speaker Is Way Cooler Than Your JamboxWIRED
Meizu enters the US market with a "floating" Gravity speakerSlashGear

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Oculus video chief: VR will be 'the biggest change in filmmaking in our lifetimes' - CNET

May 16, 2016 - 7:00am

Mobile Today

Oculus video chief: VR will be 'the biggest change in filmmaking in our lifetimes'
CNET
You like popcorn with your movies? Well, too bad. In the future when we're all watching full-length film in virtual reality, there will be no time for snacks. You'll be too busy being right in the center of the action. Imagine a battle scene in your ...
Oculus launches VR for Good in high schoolsUSA TODAY
Samsung Gear VR deal brings discounts, free VR content to EuropePhone Arena
Samsung Launches New Galaxy S7 Gear VR Package In EuropeAndroid Headlines - Android News
Android Central -Broadcasting & Cable -Android Authority (blog) -Mobile Today
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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter face furor over 'hate speech'… including one by a dog - CNBC

May 16, 2016 - 6:38am

CNBC

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter face furor over 'hate speech'… including one by a dog
CNBC
Three French organizations say they will file legal complaints against Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube service for failing to remove 'hateful content' posted on their sites. The French Jewish students union UEJF, SOS Racisme and SOS Homophobie ...
French anti-racism groups target Facebook, Twitter and YouTubeEngadget
Facebook Inc (FB) Join Twitter (TWTR) and YouTube in Anti-Racism LawsuitLearnBonds
French groups file suit against Twitter over racism, homophobiaChannel News Asia
BBC News -Jewish Telegraphic Agency -Ars Technica UK -iTech Post
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South Korea Accuses Nissan of Cheating on Emissions Tests - New York Times

May 16, 2016 - 6:23am

New York Times

South Korea Accuses Nissan of Cheating on Emissions Tests
New York Times
Hong Dong-kon of the South Korean Environment spoke on Monday about suspicions that Nissan manipulated emissions tests of its Qashqai diesel-powered sport utility vehicles. Credit Ahn Jung-Won/Yonhap, via Associated Press. SEOUL, South Korea ...
Nissan UK-built Qashqais accused of emission cheat by South KoreaBBC News
South Korea Says Nissan Manipulated Emissions, Proposes Fine and RecallNBCNews.com
South Korea Accuses Nissan of Emissions Cheating on SUV ModelWall Street Journal
Telegraph.co.uk -Korea JoongAng Daily -Bangkok Post
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Garmin's new fitness tracker is a more accurate Vivosmart HR - Engadget

May 16, 2016 - 6:02am

Engadget

Garmin's new fitness tracker is a more accurate Vivosmart HR
Engadget
Garmin's been busy introducing a raft of new wearables in recent weeks. First, it was the Approach X40, then the Vivomove and, most recently, the Forerunner 735XT. Each one is geared toward different types, including golfers, runners and casual users ...
Garmin's Vivosmart HR+ is a slim fitness tracker with GPS (hands-on)CNET
Garmin® introduces vívosmart® HR+, a smart activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate plus GPSBusiness Wire (press release)
Garmin introduces a new activity tracker, the $219.99 GPS-enabled Vivosmart HR+Phone Arena
SportTechie -Tom's Guide
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'Secret Recipes' App Will Help You Become A Better Cook - Android Headlines - Android News

May 16, 2016 - 4:18am

Android Headlines - Android News

'Secret Recipes' App Will Help You Become A Better Cook
Android Headlines - Android News
We use our smartphones every day, and as part of it, we use apps as well. There are tons of apps available in the Google Play Store, which gives us plenty of options, no matter what type of an app are we looking for. That being said, we're here to talk ...
Play Store v6.7 lets you join and leave the beta testing program, leave feedback for devs, more9 to 5 Google
Google Play makes it easier to test Android appsEngadget
Google Play will soon let you join beta programs to test Android appsThe Next Web
Mobile Choice -Android Authority (blog) -The Inquisitr -TechnoBuffalo
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Zuckerberg to meet key conservatives over Facebook's alleged political bias in Trending Topics - VentureBeat

May 16, 2016 - 3:05am

VentureBeat

Zuckerberg to meet key conservatives over Facebook's alleged political bias in Trending Topics
VentureBeat
Above: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg addresses developers at the company's F8 conference on March 25, 2015. Image Credit: Ken Yeung/Flickr. (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet this week with prominent ...
Facing the Facebook facts: algorithms are biased tooIrish Times
What's news on FacebookThe Stanford Daily
Facebook Trending topics controversy: Here's what has happened so farThe Indian Express
NewsFactor Network -Wall Street Journal -The UCSD Guardian Online -I4U News
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Autonomous Driving Technology At NXP's FTF Appears Closer Than You Expected - Forbes

May 16, 2016 - 2:04am

Forbes

Autonomous Driving Technology At NXP's FTF Appears Closer Than You Expected
Forbes
With all the hype surrounding autonomous or self-driving cars, you'd think it was right around the corner. Well, you'd be right. The technology to build a self-driving car is here and is being demonstrated at their FTF Technology Forum in Austin this ...
Major automakers test self-driving cars with NXP BlueBox computerCNET
NXP targets chips for self-driving cars in 2020VentureBeat
NXP Unveils Open, Modular ADAS Car PlatformEE Times
Nasdaq -ZDNet
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Nintendo Eyeing Filmmaking for Growth After Mariners Sale - New York Times

May 16, 2016 - 12:41am

Engadget

Nintendo Eyeing Filmmaking for Growth After Mariners Sale
New York Times
Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD. Nintendo, which makes the Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS hand-held machine, has licensed its game characters in the past, ...
Nintendo plans to invest in movie businessSlashGear
Nintendo is thinking about getting (back) into the movie businessEngadget

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites - PCWorld

May 16, 2016 - 12:07am

PCWorld

Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites
PCWorld
Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe's Flash Player. Under the plan revealed by Google, called “HTML5 by Default,” the Chrome browser will ...
Google plans to start blocking Flash in Chrome this yearThe Verge
Google to block Flash on Chrome, only 10 websites exemptCNET
Chrome will downplay Flash as soon as this fallEngadget
Ars Technica -iClarified -VentureBeat
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Fears of Facebook Bias Seem to Be Overblown - Wall Street Journal

May 15, 2016 - 11:01pm

Wall Street Journal

Fears of Facebook Bias Seem to Be Overblown
Wall Street Journal
Two competing narratives emerged last week after an article in tech blog Gizmodo accused Facebook of suppressing conservative news in its “trending topics” feature. Both are distractions from what I believe is the real issue. The first narrative is ...

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Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale - Washington Post

May 15, 2016 - 10:31pm

Washington Post

Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale
Washington Post
TOKYO — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD. Nintendo, which makes the Wii U ...

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Google reportedly faces record fine for abusing search monopoly in Europe - The Verge

May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Verge

Google reportedly faces record fine for abusing search monopoly in Europe
The Verge
Google may soon be hit with a record fine by the European Commission, as it seeks to punish Google and discourage other tech giants from taking advantage of their dominant market position. The Telegraph reports that the commission is currently planning ...
Google reportedly faces a record antitrust fine in EuropeEngadget
UPDATE 1-Google faces record 3 bln euro EU antitrust fine -TelegraphReuters
Google may get hit with record EU antitrust fineCNET
Android Headlines - Android News -Fortune -Yahoo News -TrustedReviews
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Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parks - The Verge

May 15, 2016 - 10:00am

The Verge

Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parks
The Verge
Acer is joining forces with the game studio Starbreeze to develop a high-end virtual reality headset designed for arcades and theme parks. Starbreeze has already been showcasing the headset, called StarVR, for the past year; going forward, development ...
Acer Partners with Starbreeze to Design and Manufacture StarVR HeadsetRoad to VR
Acer will help Starbreeze make its VR headsetEngadget
Acer Working On High-End VR HeadsetUbergizmo
SlashGear -Business Wire (press release)
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Samsung's Next Smartwatch Could Put The Display On Your Hand - Forbes

May 15, 2016 - 4:39am

Forbes

Samsung's Next Smartwatch Could Put The Display On Your Hand
Forbes
Samsung's next smartwatch may have an interesting trick up its sleeve. Or your sleeve in fact. Or your palm. Or the desk you're resting your arm on… A new patent demonstrates that the Korean company could be working on display technology that lets a ...
Samsung patents smartwatch that projects a UI onto your handTechnoBuffalo
Samsung smartwatch concept uses your hand as a projection surfaceSlashGear
Samsung smartwatch concept projects an interface on your handEngadget
Gizmodo -Softpedia News -Android Headlines - Android News -Daily News & Analysis
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Apple to send out update this week to help prevent iTunes bug from deleting more music from users' libraries - Phone Arena

May 15, 2016 - 1:34am

Phone Arena

Apple to send out update this week to help prevent iTunes bug from deleting more music from users' libraries
Phone Arena
If you are noticing that music is disappearing from your iTunes library, you're not alone. Others are complaining about missing music. With Apple baffled as to the reason behind this, the tech titan tried to replicate the situation, hoping it might ...
Apple Working on iTunes Tweaks for Missing Music IssuePC Magazine
iTunes update coming next week to address file deletion reportsMacworld
The end of iTunes music sales is inevitableComputerworld
9 to 5 Mac -The Verge -AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Mashable
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'Battlefield 1' breakdown reveals a close attention to history - Engadget

May 14, 2016 - 8:38pm

Engadget

'Battlefield 1' breakdown reveals a close attention to history
Engadget
History buffs have shown that the World War I shooter's trailer is more accurate than you might think. Jon Fingas , @jonfingas. 13m ago in AV. Comments. Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. Video games play fast and loose with realism by ...
Let's Check The Battlefield 1 Trailer For Historical AccuracyKotaku
GR Pick: Battlefield 1 Trailer Remade in Grand Theft Auto 5Game Rant
World War I Researchers Analyze Battlefield 1 Trailer, Offer Fascinating InsightPlayStation LifeStyle
GameSpot -Polygon -TechNewsWorld -GamesRadar (blog)
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Data breaches and spying fears are keeping people offline - Engadget

May 14, 2016 - 5:34pm

Engadget

Data breaches and spying fears are keeping people offline
Engadget
An official US study shows that security jitters have led people to scale back their internet use. Jon Fingas , @jonfingas. 58m ago in Security. 0 Comments. Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. Jupiterimages. Have countless data breaches ...
Vast number of Americans have stopped using Internet as beforeChicago Tribune
Lack of Online Privacy Has Chilling Effect, U.S. Department of Commerce SaysMotherboard
Privacy fears 'deterring' US web usersBBC News
The Register -Tom's Hardware -MediaPost Communications -REM
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Google's data center walls are being turned into beautiful art murals - The Verge

May 14, 2016 - 4:30pm

The Verge

Google's data center walls are being turned into beautiful art murals
The Verge
Data centers are boring places. Even Google's massive facilities — with all the colorful walls and pipes inside — can get a little stale and repetitive. So to liven up the vibe a little bit, the company has invited artists to create murals at several ...
See The Stunning Murals That Cover Google's Data CentersRefinery29
Striking murals turn Google data centers into pieces of artMashable
Google beautifying data center, donating $10k to Pryor school art programTheadanews
Business Insider -Android Headlines - Android News -Digital Trends -SlashGear
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Facebook's Sandberg shares grief lessons with grads - USA TODAY

May 14, 2016 - 1:35pm

USA TODAY

Facebook's Sandberg shares grief lessons with grads
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — In a candid and emotional address to University of California-Berkeley graduates Saturday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shared how the death of her husband left her swimming in an ocean of grief but also "grateful for each breath in ...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Tells Berkeley Grads: 'What I Learned in Death'Wall Street Journal
Sheryl Sandberg just gave an incredible, emotional speech to college gradsThe Verge
Sheryl Sandberg Tells UC Berkeley Students What She Learned From Her Husband's DeathTIME
Los Angeles Times -CNNMoney -Washington Post -SFGate
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