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Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to Developers - Mac Rumors

May 24, 2016 - 4:07pm

Mac Rumors

Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to Developers
Mac Rumors
amazonecho2 Apple is actively developing a product that would compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, reports The Information. Citing a source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, the report suggests Apple is working on a Siri-based device ...
Apple looks to debut Siri SDK at WWDC, developing Amazon Echo competitorAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple is reportedly building a Siri speaker to rival Amazon's EchoThe Verge
Report: Apple planning Siri SDK for WWDC as it builds Amazon Echo/Google Home hardware competitor9 to 5 Mac
USA TODAY -BGR -Gizmodo -AppAdvice
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Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued - The Verge

May 24, 2016 - 3:51pm

The Verge

Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued
The Verge
Google has ceased direct sales of its Nexus Player set-top box. The hockey puck-shaped device, manufactured by Asus, has been unavailable from major third-party retailers like Best Buy for months. And after a brief Google Store restock in early April ...
Google Steps Up Pressure on Partners Tardy in Updating AndroidBloomberg
The Nexus Player Has Been Removed From The Google StoreAndroid Police
Nexus Player Has Been Discontinued, Listing Removed From Google StoreInternational Business Times
Android Headlines -Digital Trends
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Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued - The Verge

May 24, 2016 - 3:51pm

The Verge

Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued
The Verge
Google has ceased direct sales of its Nexus Player set-top box. The hockey puck-shaped device, manufactured by Asus, has been unavailable from major third-party retailers like Best Buy for months. And after a brief Google Store restock in early April ...

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Huawei takes Samsung to court over LTE patents - The Verge

May 24, 2016 - 2:06pm

The Verge

Huawei takes Samsung to court over LTE patents
The Verge
Two of the world's largest phone manufacturers are facing off over the core technology that powers LTE. Today, the Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei filed suit against Samsung over its use of 11 standard-essential patents owned by Huawei. According to ...
Report: Huawei Files Patent Lawsuit Against SamsungAndroid Headlines
Why Huawei is suing Samsung over cellphone patentsRecode
Huawei sues Samsung over patentsBBC News
Digital Trends -Phone Arena -Reuters -Engadget
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Rocket League is the first game to support cross-network play between Xbox One and PC - The Verge

May 24, 2016 - 2:04pm

The Verge

Rocket League is the first game to support cross-network play between Xbox One and PC
The Verge
If you play soccer-meets-cars game Rocket League on Xbox One, your pool of opponents is about to get a lot bigger. Today developer Psyonix is releasing an update for the Xbox version of the game that will allow for cross-platform play between Microsoft ...
'Rocket League' gets cross-network play for Xbox One and PCEngadget
Rocket League's Xbox One/PC cross-network play goes live todayVentureBeat
Rocket League is Officially the First Xbox One Game with PC Cross-PlayGame Rant
Shacknews -GameSpot
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Twilio launches add-on marketplace - TechCrunch

May 24, 2016 - 11:32am

TechCrunch

Twilio launches add-on marketplace
TechCrunch
Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio's API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easily combine Twilio's services with those of its partners. “This the beginning of Twilio's marketplace,” Twilio CEO and co-founder ...
Twilio teams up with T-Mobile to help developers build apps that use cellular dataVentureBeat
Twilio rolls out mobile communications platform and add-on marketplaceNetwork World
Twilio launches marketplace, opens APIs to third parties, forges programmable wireless pact with T-MobileZDNet
Marketwired (press release) -No Jitter -The Next Web -SYS-CON Media (press release)
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Google AdWords to break up tablet & desktop and enable a mobile base bid - Search Engine Land

May 24, 2016 - 11:01am

Search Engine Land

Google AdWords to break up tablet & desktop and enable a mobile base bid
Search Engine Land
Google has announced a significant change that will give advertisers more control over device-level bidding in AdWords. The new came during Google Performance Summit in San Francisco, at which Google also said it now handles trillions of searches ...
Google Maps Will Feature Local Search Ads for BusinessesAdweek
Google announces significant changes to AdWords bidding and text adsMarketing Land
New ads in Google Maps might suggest a pit stop at McDonaldsPCWorld
Wall Street Journal -CNET -TechCrunch -VentureBeat
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YouTube Gaming teams up with host Geoff Keighley for E3 - VentureBeat

May 24, 2016 - 11:00am

VentureBeat

YouTube Gaming teams up with host Geoff Keighley for E3
VentureBeat
Above: Geoff Keighley interviewed game execs for YouTube Gaming last year. He'll do it again at this year's E3. Image Credit: YouTube Gaming. YouTube Gaming is going all-in at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los ...
YouTube Gaming Is Getting A New Feature, Get The DetailsCinema Blend
YouTube Gaming Launches Hub For Live Streaming E3 CoverageTubefilter
Geoff Keighley returns with YouTube for a live E3 showPolygon

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Display Turns Up Before Official Release: Check It Out - Tech Times

May 24, 2016 - 9:43am

Tech Times

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Display Turns Up Before Official Release: Check It Out
Tech Times
Prior to Samsung's official announcement, images of the foldable display that could possibly be fitted into the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy X has hit the Internet, giving a glimpse of what it looks like. Not so long ago, another rumor spread like ...
Samsung & LG To Demo New Display Tech At US Trade ShowAndroid Headlines
Take a look at Samsung's awesome rollable screen prototype [Video]9 to 5 Google
Watch Samsung's rollable display in actionSlashGear

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Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, Pebble Core: Pebble's fitness hat trick adds heart rate, GPS, Spotify, and 3G - CNET

May 24, 2016 - 9:01am

Engadget

Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2, Pebble Core: Pebble's fitness hat trick adds heart rate, GPS, Spotify, and 3G
CNET
Pebble's back with more smartwatches...and something else. Good news if you were a fan of Pebble's formula for smartwatches: There are two new watches on their way this September. They're more affordable, look better and have added heart rate tracking.
The new Pebble Core is a GPS accessory for runners and hackersThe Verge
Pebble's new smartwatches focus on fitnessEngadget
Pebble announces two new watches and the Core, a pocket computer for runnersTechCrunch
Gizmodo -Forbes -Mashable -PCWorld
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Twitter Unveils Big New Changes to Prove the Fun Ain't Gone - WIRED

May 24, 2016 - 9:01am

WIRED

Twitter Unveils Big New Changes to Prove the Fun Ain't Gone
WIRED
Virtually all of Twitter's best ideas weren't Twitter's ideas. The 140-character thing? That was so tweets could be text messages. @-replies? Users came up with that well before the platform supported them. People were #tweeting #hashtags to #talk ...
Twitter to Ease Character Limit, Making Room for GIFs, Videos and MoreNew York Times
Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rulesTechCrunch
Twitter is finally starting to relax its 140-character limitMashable
Slate Magazine (blog) -Fortune -Fast Company -Hollywood Reporter
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Logitech announces Ultimate Ears Roll 2 speakers - TweakTown (press release)

May 24, 2016 - 6:37am

TweakTown (press release)

Logitech announces Ultimate Ears Roll 2 speakers
TweakTown (press release)
Today Ultimate Ears continues to push the boundaries of innovation and design in its portable wireless speakers with the addition of UE ROLL 2 to its vibrant lineup of anywhere-you-go-proof wireless mobile speakers. Starting first with UE BOOM in 2013 ...

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Olympus rugged Stylus TG-Tracker is an outdoors camera worthy of lumberjacks - Digital Trends

May 24, 2016 - 3:30am

Digital Trends

Olympus rugged Stylus TG-Tracker is an outdoors camera worthy of lumberjacks
Digital Trends
Despite the seemingly over-saturation, the action/adventure camera market is alive and well. Olympus proved this today with the announcement of its new Stylus Tough TG-Tracker, their first-ever rugged camera to feature a full Field Sensor System ...

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Review: Ultimate Ears' UE Roll 2 Features Louder Sound and Longer Range - Mac Rumors

May 24, 2016 - 2:01am

Mac Rumors

Review: Ultimate Ears' UE Roll 2 Features Louder Sound and Longer Range
Mac Rumors
Ultimate Ears today added to its speaker lineup with the launch of the UE Roll 2, a successor to the original UE Roll. The UE Roll 2 looks like the current version of the UE Roll, but it has been upgraded with a longer Bluetooth range and louder sound ...
The UE Roll 2 adds louder sound and better range to a great $99 speakerThe Verge
UE's updated Roll speaker brings a volume and range boostEngadget
Ultimate Ears' Most Portable Speaker Gets Even BetterBusiness Wire (press release)
CNET -SlashGear -BetaNews
all 8 news articles »

Microsoft taps startups to boost Internet access worldwide - ZDNet

May 24, 2016 - 1:54am

ZDNet

Microsoft taps startups to boost Internet access worldwide
ZDNet
Microsoft has awarded grants to entrepreneurs seeking to expand Internet access across the world using new access technologies. microsoft-affordable-internet-grants.jpg. The Affordable Access Initiative issues grants and awards to startups which are ...
Microsoft Awards First Grants to Help Expand Global Internet AccessNew York Times
Microsoft selects India's AirJaldi and Zaya among twelve startups to help it scale its affordable internet initiativeThe Tech Portal
Microsoft awards grants to start-ups for affordable internetTelecompaper (subscription)
TCC -Telecom Lead (registration) (blog)
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Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were! - imaging resource

May 24, 2016 - 1:03am

imaging resource

Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!
imaging resource
For years now, Olympus has been one of the key players in the rugged camera market. Now, the company hopes to parlay the great reputation of its solid, dependable Stylus Tough-series cameras into the action camera segment with the launch of the ...
Olympus's First Action Cam Has a Boatload of Crazy SensorsGizmodo
The New Underwater Olympus Is the Platypus of CamerasWIRED
You can drop, drown, and crush Olympus' new 4K action cameraThe Verge
CNET -SlashGear -Engadget -Yahoo News
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Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics' after criticism - swissinfo.ch

May 24, 2016 - 12:38am

swissinfo.ch

Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics' after criticism
swissinfo.ch
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the Facebook F8 conference in San Francisco, California April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam. (reuters_tickers). By Yasmeen Abutaleb. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday ...

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Muscle Cars Disappoint in Crash Tests - ConsumerReports.org

May 23, 2016 - 11:04pm

Fox News

Muscle Cars Disappoint in Crash Tests
ConsumerReports.org
In their first-ever tests for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2016 models of the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro failed to score the coveted Top Safety Pick rating by the agency. Although they make up ...
Detroit muscle cars aren't so strong in crash testsAtlanta Journal Constitution
Who was really the first Ford Mustang owner?Fox News
Me & My Car: '04 Mustang a diamond in the roughSan Jose Mercury News
Automoblog.net (blog) -CarBuzz -AutooMobile.com
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'Ori and the Blind Forest' finally makes its way to retail - Engadget

May 23, 2016 - 10:57pm

Engadget

'Ori and the Blind Forest' finally makes its way to retail
Engadget
What began on Xbox One as a digital title, then a definitive edition on the same console, followed by one on PC is finally making its way to bricks and mortar stores. On June 14th, you'll be able to walk into your favorite fine purveyor of video games ...
Ori and the Blind Forest is finally getting a retail releasePolygon
'Ori and the Blind Forest' is coming to retail with plenty of extra goodiesDigital Trends
Here Is When Ori and the Blind Forest's PC/Xbox One Physical Edition Comes OutGameSpot
Attack of the Fanboy -GameZone -Shacknews -Windows Central
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