Facebook hires TV network CEO to land worldwide sports deals

It's clearer than ever that Facebook wants to become a leader in live sports streaming. Variety and the Guardian have learned that Facebook has hired Peter Hutton, the CEO of Discovery-owned TV network Eurosport, to lead its negotiations for worldwi...

Diversifying the blockchain

 “The consensus is that because blockchain is so niche and it’s mostly early adopters who come from tech and finance, that it’s actually less diverse than those industries that are already struggling to be representative of the population at large,” Raine Revere, co-founder of blockchain education startup Maiden, told me on an episode of the CTRL+T podcast. In… Read More

Here’s How Much Power A $200 Mercedes AMG C43 Makes On The Dyno – Jalopnik


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Here's How Much Power A $200 Mercedes AMG C43 Makes On The Dyno
Jalopnik
Most automotive enthusiasts know that cars tend to lose a bit of power with age and use, as wear and tear can take its toll on a car's internals. On this episode of LegitStreetCars on YouTube, the host Alex shows just what kind of horsepower numbers ...
Can The 640-HP Cadillac CTS-V Defeat The New Mercedes-AMG E63 S?CarBuzz


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Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

Amazon's bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public. The company has confirmed that the Amazon Go store attached to its new Seattle headquarters will be open to non-employees on January 22nd, or more than a year later than...

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

 With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry. And he believes that 2018 might be the year that a third company joins what he calls the Facebook/Google “duopoly” in online advertising and search. Read More

After Math: First!

It was a week of firsts for the tech industry. Facebook finally got around to adding its first African American board member (because it's not like it's already 2018 or anything), a lifeguard drone made its first Hasselhoffian beach rescue, Ferrari a...

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Inside Amazon's surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store
TechCrunch
By now many have heard of Amazon's most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its ...
What it's like inside Amazon's futuristic, automated storeCNET

Amazon set to open its grocery store without a checkout line to the publicUSA TODAY
Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout linesGeekWire
CNBC -Recode -Bloomberg -Business Insider
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Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

 By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. My intention going in was to try to shoplift something and catch these complacent Amazon types napping. But it became clear… Read More

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

 By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. My intention going in was to try to shoplift something and catch these complacent Amazon types napping. But it became clear… Read More

Google’s Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

Google's Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As The Verge has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more promin...

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Android Flagships Certified In China – Android Headlines


Android Headlines

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Android Flagships Certified In China
Android Headlines
Several models of what's believed to be Samsung's Galaxy S9 flagship series were certified in China earlier this week, having received the China Compulsory Certificate (3C) from the regulator in the Far Eastern country. The approved devices were ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. S9: Which one should you buy?NewsBytes

Galaxy X: Samsung's Foldable Stunner Might Be Beaten By LG's Dual-Hybrid ConceptThe Inquisitr
Microsoft Surface Phone, Samsung Galaxy X, LG Foldable Phone: Everything We Know So Far!73Buzz (blog)

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Google selfie app raises privacy concerns – The Columbian


The Hindu

Google selfie app raises privacy concerns
The Columbian
A Google app that matches people's selfies to famous works of art and encourages users to share the side by sides on social media lept to the top spot on the iTunes App Store charts this weekend, ahead of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook's Messenger ...
Australians can now find out if their 'portrait' is in an art museum, thanks to GoogleThe Sydney Morning Herald

Google's Art App Illuminates Legal Fog Over Biometric PrivacyfindBIOMETRICS
Google Arts & Culture App Availability Highlights Biometric Privacy LandscapeMobile ID World
Newburgh Gazette -Luxora Leader -91mobiles (blog) -Gizbot
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Sex, the final frontier: Cindy Gallop raises $2M from mysterious investor for social sex tech

 “Everything’s a battle,” Cindy Gallop sighs, although ti’s clear she relishes those battles. What she means is that the entire Internet has long been divided into two separate, walled fiefdoms: one labelled “pornography,” the other marked with those three dread words “no adult content.” The territory between those two worlds, which she is trying… Read More

I had an Apple store experience from hell — and it’s clear there are larger problems with Apple’s retail presence – Business Insider


Business Insider

I had an Apple store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence
Business Insider
I visited the Apple store four times in a week, and each time was chaotic and disorganized . It all started because I was running late. While rushing up the subway steps one evening, phone in hand, I tripped. My iPhone 6s broke my fall — and I, in ...
Apple, Inc.'s Q1 Services Revenue Could Top $9 BillionMotley Fool

Apple will replace some damaged iPhone 6 Plus units with the iPhone 6s Plus through MarchPhone Arena
Apple iPhone tips and tricks - 15 incredible things you never knew your iPhone could doExpress.co.uk
Deccan Herald -Daily Mail -LADbible -Deccan Chronicle
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Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store – WIRED


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Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store
WIRED
The scourge of hidden trackers in Android apps means users should stop using the Google Play store, researchers argue. BadBrother/Getty Images. In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system ...
Google Play Store Audiobooks Section Coming Soon To Challenge Amazon AudibleTech Times

Audiobooks Coming To Google Play Store, First Title 50% OffAndroid Headlines
Audiobooks Will Be the Next Google Service to Ignore (Premium)Thurrott.com (blog)
TechRadar -The Verge -Android Police -Firstpost
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Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

 When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words, it pretty much captured the experience of exploring most American or European art museums as a minority. Read More

Ben Heck’s mini pinball game: Designing the case

With the electronics, mechanisms and simulations done, the miniature pinball game is starting to come together. Now it needs a great case. Remember, not every design element needs to be done on the computer first; sometimes it's better to get han...

WATCH: Get creative with Nintendo Labo – Independent Online


Daily Star

WATCH: Get creative with Nintendo Labo
Independent Online
INTERNATIONAL - Together with the Nintendo Switch console, the Nintendo Labo is a new line of interactive tools that allow you to make, play and discover experiences designed to inspire creative minds and playful hearts alike. READ ALSO: WATCH ...
Nintendo Switch Labo: Everything you need to know about the DIY cardboard accessoryDaily Star

Joy-Con Grips Are A Lot More Useful With Smartphones In ThemKotaku
KORG Gadget Opens Up a World of Musical Possibilities on Nintendo Switch This SpringComicbook.com
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Verizon’s lower-cost unlimited plan now works in Canada and Mexico

Verizon's latest unlimited plans may have some undesirable... limits, but at least you won't have to pay for the more expensive plan the next time you're on a North American vacation. As of January 25th, the $75 Go Unlimited plan will include calling...

‘Overwatch’ pro player suspended for homophobic slur

The Overwatch League's honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws' openly gay player Austin "Muma" Wilmot. After Wilmot used one...

‘Overwatch’ pro player suspended for homophobic slur

The Overwatch League's honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws' openly gay player Austin "Muma" Wilmot. After Wilmot used one...

Twitter may lose the exec driving its live video strategy

Twitter's big bet on live video might be running into trouble. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that COO Anthony Noto, the exec that has been driving Twitter's live video push, is in talks to become the CEO of online lending startup Social F...

PlayStation Is Launching A New Line Of Collectible Figurines – Game Rant


Game Rant

PlayStation Is Launching A New Line Of Collectible Figurines
Game Rant
Much like Nintendo did with its amiibo releases, PlayStation is now slated to release its own line of collectible figurines filled with characters exclusive to or prominently featured in Sony franchises. Entitled “Totaku,” the all-new line of figurines ...

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Los Angeles Gladiators vs New York Excelsior | Match Recap – Overwatch Wire


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Los Angeles Gladiators vs New York Excelsior | Match Recap
Overwatch Wire
The Los Angeles Gladiators came into the series today against the New York Excelsior looking to hand them their first loss of the season. Coming off a riveting comeback against an evenly matched Philadelphia Fusion, the Gladiators proved that they ...
Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S1W2Overwatchscore

New York Excelsior continue Korean dominance in OWLDot Esports
Overwatch League, Week 2 recap: New York Excelsior beats Los Angeles Gladiators to improve to 4-0FanSided

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Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

Google Play might be close to launching a section dedicated to selling audiobooks. 9to5Google has spotted a banner displayed in the Books section of the app market announcing its arrival. It was even promoting a 50 percent discount for your first aud...

Audi smart home battery grid creates a ‘virtual power plant’

Audi isn't going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk t...

BMW to switch Apple CarPlay to subscription service

Apple CarPlay is being offered in more and more vehicles, often as standard equipment. BMW, though, charges for it. BMW currently offers CarPlay as a $300 option on cars equipped with navigation. This will change, though, as The Verge reports the Ger...

Our Favorite Gaming Consoles Of All Time – GameSpot


GameSpot

Our Favorite Gaming Consoles Of All Time
GameSpot
I'll be honest: with greats options like Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn, and hell, even Nintendo Switch in mind, picking my favorite console of all time is next to impossible. But if I imagine being stranded on a deserted island and I was only allowed to ...
This Week In The Business: Nintendo Enjoys The Fruits Of Its LaboKotaku

Nintendo Switch is so good it put me off video games – Reader's FeatureMetro
Nintendo Switch games shock as Sony extend new PS4 and Xbox One support to consoleExpress.co.uk
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The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wait! There is another crisis brewing, and it isn’t the animal fecal matter in your algae water. Over the past few days, we’ve seen… Read More

Ford’s Bullitt trailer is a delightful homage to the best car chase ever filmed – Digital Trends


Ford Authority

Ford's Bullitt trailer is a delightful homage to the best car chase ever filmed
Digital Trends
The 50th-anniversary Bullitt Mustang was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, and it certainly didn't disappoint muscle car fans and classic movie lovers. It's a reverent throwback to the iconic car chase scene in the 1968 movie Bullitt, from the dark ...
Hits, misses and questions from the Detroit auto showDetroit Free Press

The First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Just Fetched $300k At Barrett-JacksonJalopnik
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt No. 001 heading to auctionLeftLane News
News18 -Kaplan Herald -Exotic Car List (blog) -Ford Authority
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Nike’s ‘PlayStation’ PG2s are like a DualShock for your feet

Nike has never been afraid to use different technologies to experiment with its sneakers. After all, this is the company that brought you the Mag and HyperAdapt, two shoes powered by auto-lacing mechanisms. And while its latest basketball silhouette...

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this: “In recent months, there have been complaints about the political sensibilities of speakers… Read More
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