Monday, August 31, 2015

Apple reportedly bid for Clarkson and 'Top Gear' co-stars

By Engadget:



It was quite a surprise when Amazon announced it had snapped up the Top Gear trio for a new show on Prime Instant Video. Many thought Netflix or Sky would win out, but now it's emerged that another unlikely player was bidding for Clarkson and frien...

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Apply to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London NOW

By TechCrunch:

cratewins Vacation month is coming to a close in Europe and not a moment too soon. Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London. If you’re new to the whole “Battlefield” thing, let’s clear a few things up. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition.Three times per year, the Battlefield takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt, where… Read More




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Shouting about games: When e-sport commentators turn pro

By CNET:

Video games are now watched online by hundreds of millions of people. We speak to one 'shoutcaster' about his path from passionate fan to professional e-sport commentator for the online game League of Legends.

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Photo Editing and Manipulation, Part One

By Tech Stuff:

HowStuffWorks photo editor Dylan joins the show to talk about the pre-digital age of photo manipulation. Learn about airbrushing, composite photos, double exposure and more!

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Ashley Madison Says Business Is Booming

By TechCrunch:

6907410218_54610ba649_k (1) If you felt bad for the folks who work at “discreet encounter” site Ashley Madison, don’t. They’re just fine, apparently. According to this lovely press release, the company behind Ashley Madison, Avid Media, has had “hundreds of thousands of morons who want their info stolen people sign up for the service” since the hack heard round the world.
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Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

By CNET:

Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.

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Australia gives tourists a reason to put the selfie stick away

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If a virtual reality gaming center, trees with email addresses and the opportunity to cuddle a koala weren't enough to tempt you into taking a trip down under, perhaps an opportunity to participate in a massive-scale selfie project will do the tric...

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tesco wants you to buy vinyl records with your milk

By Engadget:



Music headlines are often dominated by which albums are (or aren't) on popular streaming services, but an older music format is quietly making a comeback: vinyl. After the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that annual UK album record sa...

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LG Is Selling A Gold-Plated Version Of Its Watch Urbane Smartwatch For $1,200

By TechCrunch:

a5e.LG-URBANE-LUXE-1440991199154 Android fans wanting a touch of gold with their smartwatch — a la the Apple Watch — may be interested to learn of a fancy version of LG’s Watch Urbane. Read More




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From smartphones to appliances, Europe's huge tech show has it all

By CNET:

The tech industry comes to Berlin this week to catch the latest gadgets of all types from Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, LG and more.

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Google's self-driving cars can't handle bicycle track stands

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Ever performed a track stand, where you keep your bike upright at a stop without taking your feet off the pedals? If you have, you'll want to avoid trying that around Google's self-driving cars, at least for a while. One Austin-based cyclist report...

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Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

By TechCrunch:

banned-apps “Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise. Despite stellar traction at over 4 million users and 15 million flings opened per day… Read More




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Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely

By CNET:

Technically Incorrect: In a series of tweets, Markus Persson says he's never felt more isolated.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Amazon's Echo speaker plays music from multiple accounts

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Amazon's Echo speaker has been fine for playing music and audiobooks so far... unless you live in a household with more than one Amazon user, at which point it just gets messy. That won't be a problem any longer, though: Amazon has added support fo...

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HTC Forges More VR Relationships As Co-Founder Peter Chou Joins Visual Effects Firm

By TechCrunch:

HTC Vive HTC’s much-anticipated VR headset, created in partnership with games firm Valve, just had its launch delayed until the first quarter of next year, but that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese firm from forging relationship with content companies in the virtual reality space. Read More




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Electronics-sniffing dog found thumb drive with ex-Subway pitchman's porn stash

By CNET:

Technically Incorrect: Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, had his porn collection discovered by a dog whose nose can differentiate between a thumb drive and an iPad.

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Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear

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An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?

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NASA chief: Congress needs to support commercial crew program

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NASA recently paid Russia $490 million to continue ferrying its astronauts to the ISS, but Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden says "it doesn't have to be this way." In a piece/open letter the space agency's head honcho wrote for Wired, he explains how the Co...

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The SaaS Success Database

By TechCrunch:

unicorn-money What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS enterprise-software company? We gave a 30,000-foot answer to this complex — and fascinating — question in a recent TechCrunch post, The SaaS Adventure. To recap: We’ve observed seven key phases in most SaaS companies’ go-to-market success. We dubbed this journey the “SaaS Adventure,” which is broadly how we… Read More




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