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Uber, Lyft attracting drivers to Indy 500 - Indianapolis Star

May 27, 2016 - 3:56pm

Indianapolis Star

Uber, Lyft attracting drivers to Indy 500
Indianapolis Star
Race car drivers aren't the only ones who will be getting behind the wheel to compete this weekend. Drivers from across the state are hoping to cash in on one of the highest periods of demand for transportation in Indianapolis' history. Hundreds, if ...
What Austin Locals Think of Uber and Lyft's Defeat and DepartureMotherboard
Alternate transportation to the SpeedwayWTTV CBS4Indy
Uber and Drivers could be Heading for a Power StrugglePR Leap (press release)

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Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io - TechCrunch

May 27, 2016 - 2:26pm

TechCrunch

Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io
TechCrunch
After logging in with an Amazon account, anyone can start asking Alexa questions by clicking and holding on the mic button. Amazon's Alexa is able to answer basic questions around information, weather, news and music and control other gadgets in the ...
Take Amazon's Alexa for a spin in your browserEngadget
Amazon Creates Usable Web Version Of The EchoAndroid Headlines
Amazon built an Echo simulator you can use in the browserVentureBeat
Ubergizmo -SlashGear -Marketing Land -Liliputing
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Harley-Davidson introduces its first new pro flat-track bike in 44 years - Digital Trends

May 27, 2016 - 1:51pm

Digital Trends

Harley-Davidson introduces its first new pro flat-track bike in 44 years
Digital Trends
If you aren't familiar with flat-track motorcycle racing, you really should do some Googling after reading this article. Fearless riders manhandle high-powered bikes around a dirt oval, drifting every corner and providing some of the closest wheel-to ...
Harley-Davidson Unveils New 750cc Flat Track RacerSport Rider Magazine
Next Generation, Liquid-Cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker Breaks Cover At AMA Pro Springfield MilePR Newswire (press release)
Harley-Davidson Street 750-based XG750R flat track race bike breaks coverInternational Business Times, India Edition
Cycleworld
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A Bigger, Scarier Number Than Today's Recall Of 12M Vehicles With Takata Airbags - Forbes

May 27, 2016 - 1:18pm

Forbes

A Bigger, Scarier Number Than Today's Recall Of 12M Vehicles With Takata Airbags
Forbes
The largest and most complex recall campaign in the history of the U.S. auto industry is only just beginning, with eight carmakers on Friday recalling 12 million vehicles equipped with potentially dangerous airbags. The affected vehicles represent just ...
Automakers Recall 12 Million US Vehicles Over Takata Air BagsNewsmax
​8 automakers recall over 12M vehicles for Takata air bagsCBS News
Takata airbag inflator recall expands to include 12 million more carsCNET
Wall Street Journal -CNBC -U.S. News & World Report -Cars.com News
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Report: Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR - Greenbot

May 27, 2016 - 1:16pm

Greenbot

Report: Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR
Greenbot
Even though the Nexus 6P is the recommended test device, not even that will make the cut when it comes time to certify Daydream-ready phones. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From. Get a new challenge Get an audio ...
Current Android Phones Might Not Be Daydream-ReadyAndroid Headlines
Google chief: Current high-end phones likely won't be Daydream VR-ready9 to 5 Google
Current Android handsets unlikely to be deemed Daydream VR readyAndroid Authority (blog)
Mobile Business Insights (blog) -The Next Web
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Google's search app for iOS is now faster and loads news articles instantly - The Verge

May 27, 2016 - 12:11pm

The Verge

Google's search app for iOS is now faster and loads news articles instantly
The Verge
Google released an updated version of its namesake app on iOS today, with the company claiming that some new speed improvements and performance optimizations will save users "a combined 6.5 million hours" this year. "Each time you open the app or ...
Google app for iOS gets support for AMP and keyboard shortcutsTechCrunch
Google iOS App Gets Speed Bump, Sports HighlightsPC Magazine
Google's app for iOS gets 10% faster, AMP support, and sports highlights in Now cardsVentureBeat
ZDNet -MediaPost Communications -Washington Post -Phone Arena
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Developer: We're working on an Xbox One VR game for 2017 - Ars Technica

May 27, 2016 - 10:15am

Ars Technica

Developer: We're working on an Xbox One VR game for 2017
Ars Technica
Ars can confirm that at least one major developer is currently planning to release a new virtual reality game on the Xbox One in 2017 and plans to show that game at E3. The news lends credence to multiple recent reports suggesting Microsoft is planning ...
First Xbox One VR Game Coming Next Year - ReportGameSpot
Report: A major developer is working on a VR game for Xbox OneEngadget
Videogame Stock Roundup: GameStop's Earnings, Sony's Tepid Forecast, Microsoft's VR Xbox amp; MoreZacks.com
IGN -Gamenguide -Stuff -TrustedReviews
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We built a VR-ready computer for less than $800 (and you can too) - Mashable

May 27, 2016 - 9:27am

Mashable

We built a VR-ready computer for less than $800 (and you can too)
Mashable
If you've tried the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, you know that their high-end VR is in another class above mobile VR experiences like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Problem: the headsets are expensive ($599 for Oculus, ...
HTC Vive VR shooter "Front Defense" to demo next weekTechnoBuffalo

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HP and MSI hope to convince you to carry a VR rig on your back like a Ghostbuster - TechCrunch

May 27, 2016 - 9:15am

TechCrunch

HP and MSI hope to convince you to carry a VR rig on your back like a Ghostbuster
TechCrunch
A number of companies seem to have a firm grasp on the headset bit, and while the controller aspect is certainly in flux, we've seen a handful of compelling solutions on that front. But what about the PC part? Sure, plenty of computer makers have ...
HP just officially made backpack VR computers a trendThe Verge
Powerful gaming PC backpacks are becoming a thing as VR craze swellsPCWorld
Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastropheEngadget
CNET -SlashGear -Liliputing -Tom's Guide
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10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [Video] - 9 to 5 Mac

May 27, 2016 - 9:11am

9 to 5 Mac

10 tips for new and prospective MacBook owners [Video]
9 to 5 Mac
As someone coming from a 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display, adjusting to the smaller form-factor of the 12″ MacBook takes some getting used to. But as brought out in our post highlighting 10 favorite MacBook features, the effort is worth it. I've ...
MacBook Air 2016 Rumors Indicate Axing Of MacBook Air Series; Apple To Launch 13-inch Retina MacBook In Q3International Business Times
What to expect at WWDC 2016: Siri SDK, Apple Music revamp, new MacBook Pros (maybe), moreSiliconANGLE (blog)
My iPhone 7 Wishlist in 3 parts (Not Just Android)SlashGear
iTech Post -Mirror.co.uk -CyberShack -eWeek
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Minecraft-like Dragon Quest Builders is launching in October - The Verge

May 27, 2016 - 8:36am

The Verge

Minecraft-like Dragon Quest Builders is launching in October
The Verge
Dragon Quest Builders — a game that mashes up the sandbox building elements of Minecraft with the story and world of Dragon Quest — is coming to North America. Today Square Enix announced that the game, which first launched in Japan in January, will ...
'Dragon Quest Builders' comes to the West this OctoberEngadget
The Up-All-Night Stream Plays Dragon Quest Heroes II [Stream Over]Kotaku
Rebuild The World To Suit Your Imagination In The New Block-Building RPG, 'Dragon Quest Builders'PR Newswire (press release)
IGN -Touch Arcade -Niche Gamer -Eurogamer.net
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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks - InfoWorld

May 27, 2016 - 8:26am

InfoWorld

Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks
InfoWorld
Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget. The $199 Switch One 10 is one of a few touchscreen hybrids priced under ...

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Google knows which words you have trouble spelling - Engadget

May 27, 2016 - 7:32am

Engadget

Google knows which words you have trouble spelling
Engadget
To celebrate the culmination of Scripps' National Spelling Bee, Google decided to find out what words most Americans struggle with. The search engine aggregated every query that began with "how to spell" and then identified which one was the most ...
The word Coloradans want to know how to spell the mostThe Denver Post
Google Trends reveals Massachusetts residents have trouble spelling state's nameUPI.com
Ever Google it? This is the word people in Ohio have the most trouble spellingfox8.com

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks - PCWorld

May 27, 2016 - 3:29am

PCWorld

Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks
PCWorld
Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget. The US$199 Switch One 10 is one of a few touchscreen hybrids priced under ...
Acer reveals Intel Skylake laptops with fingerprint readersEngadget
Acer's new Windows 10 notebooks tote fingerprint scannersSlashGear
Acer's New Transforming Laptops Are a Cheap and Cheerful 2-in-1Gizmodo
WinBeta -TechRadar -The Verge -MSPoweruser.com
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Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too - TechCrunch

May 27, 2016 - 1:19am

TechCrunch

Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too
TechCrunch
Facebook's advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in over $5 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become the internet's advertising exchange ...
Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the WebWall Street Journal
The 10 things in advertising you need to know todayBusiness Insider
Facebook expands Audience Network reach beyond just its users — to everyoneMarketing Land
USA TODAY -Recode -Neowin -Adweek
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Now You Can Have Your Own .Game Domain, Get The Details - Cinema Blend

May 26, 2016 - 11:57pm

Cinema Blend

Now You Can Have Your Own .Game Domain, Get The Details
Cinema Blend
Ending web addresses for video games with “.com” is so last year. Now all of the cool kids are registering their gaming sites with the “.game” domain, making it clear to any visitor that their content is all about the video games. After a sort of early ...
You can now secure your very own .game domainPolygon
The '.game' domain extension officially opens for businessVentureBeat
Now anybody can register a '.game' top-level domainEngadget
PR Newswire (press release) -MyBroadband -socalTech.com
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Intel buys computer vision startup Itseez to improve navigation in self-driving cars - TechCrunch

May 26, 2016 - 10:30pm

TechCrunch

Intel buys computer vision startup Itseez to improve navigation in self-driving cars
TechCrunch
Founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, Itseez makes computer vision algorithms and software. The company's products include a suite of algorithms for automobiles it calls “advanced driver assistance systems,” which allows car hardware to recognize ...
Intel Bolsters Its Position in Self-Driving Cars, IoTeWeek
Intel acquires computer vision firm ItseezZDNet
Intel Snaps Up Itseez to Help Cars See BetterFortune
VentureBeat -Wall Street Journal -SlashGear -Seeking Alpha
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ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics - TechCrunch

May 26, 2016 - 7:27pm

TechCrunch

ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics
TechCrunch
Force touch may be a feature exclusive to the latest iPhones, but something like it is now possible on pretty much any phone out there, thanks to research from engineers at the University of Michigan. It works not by polling sensors in the touchscreen ...
This software upgrade could give any smartphone 3D TouchBGR
ForcePhone software makes any mobile device pressure sensitiveEngadget
This App Will Give Any Smartphone A Pressure Sensitive DisplayUbergizmo
Gizmodo -EurekAlert (press release) -Gizmag -Digital Journal
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ACLU joins Microsoft suit against DOJ - 9NEWS.com

May 26, 2016 - 6:16pm

9NEWS.com

ACLU joins Microsoft suit against DOJ
9NEWS.com
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to join Microsoft's effort to challenge DOJ gag orders that prevent the tech company from telling customers when the government has ordered it to turn over data. The ACLU is a Microsoft customer ...
ACLU wants a piece of the Microsoft v. US data gag order lawsuitComputerworld
ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice DepartmentTechCrunch
ACLU to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department over secret surveillance requestsGeekWire
ZDNet -WinBeta -The Seattle Times -Tom's Hardware
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Save, Share Favorite Twitch Streams With 'Clips' - PC Magazine

May 26, 2016 - 5:07pm

PC Magazine

Save, Share Favorite Twitch Streams With 'Clips'
PC Magazine
You might not be the best gamer around—you have yet to get a play of the game in Overwatch, your Starcraft skills are more steamroller than strategic, and you've been routed more times than you can count in many of the Total War-series titles. That's ...
Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite momentsTechCrunch
Twitch's new 'clips' feature lets you share your favorite streaming momentsThe Verge
Twitch Now Lets You Share 30 Second Clips From StreamsUbergizmo
VentureBeat -Engadget -Cult of Mac -Gamasutra
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