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Friday April 12, 2019. 01:18 PM
Disney officially unveiled its streaming service, a direct challenger to Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as Apple TV+.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that it is “new era” for tech regulation in a recent interview, noting developments in the UK.
Bloomberg reports: Tens of millions of people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia. Millions more are reluctant to invite the devices and their powerful microphones into their homes out of concern that someone might be...
Queen Oprah and the UK’s Prince Harry are doing a docu-series on mental health for Apple TV+, and Bryan Chaffin is joined by Charlotte Henry to talk about what that says about Apple’s video efforts. Charlotte also brings some across-the-pond context about Prince Harry and...
Thursday April 11, 2019. 11:43 PM
The French Internet Referral Unit sent 550 takedown demands to the Internet Archive claiming that it hosts “terrorist propaganda.”
We have a deal on Humm.ly, a musical therapy app designed to upgrade your mindfulness practice and boost well-being. All content is designed by certified music therapists and music producers, and it will serve up music calibrated to your desired goal. Read more about the...
People in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin may have initially been happy when they heard Foxconn was coming. The company promised 13,000 jobs would be created. But, according to the Verge, things have all got a little confusing. Mount Pleasant residents engage in Kremlinology...
Facebook is increasing its efforts to block fake news, with the Associated Press expanding its fact-checking role.
Google+ is sort of back. Google still has the code and is resurrecting the service into Google Currents. It’s Google+ for enterprise.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the possiblity of Marzipan updates to iTunes, and the future of macOS.
Gaming is one of the most exciting, and tangible, applications of VR. Wired spoke Tsubasa Sakaguchi, who leads software development for Nintendo Labo, the company’s DIY VR kit. He revealed that Nintendo focused on the physical sensations associated with VR, not the...
Paywalled article from the Wall Street Journal. If advertisers could beam ads directly into our brains so there was zero chance of escaping them, they would absolutely do it. We don’t have that capability yet, so meanwhile dashboard screens in your car are the next...
Beth Galetti is not one of the most famous names in tech. But she’s one of the most influential. Fast Company‘s Harry McCraken spoke to Amazon’s HR chief, the only woman in Amazon’s Senior Team, on her role and the firm’s massive recruitment drive. Like most–okay,...
The EU Commission said that the investigation complemented its own investigation into Spotify’s complaint against Apple.
German video editor Thomas Weinreich created a concept video that gets rid of the desktop metaphor on macOS. Replacing it is a user interface similar to what we get with the iPad. Windowed apps are replaced by full screen apps that can be displayed into multi-window Split...
Apple has twice the amount of suppliers committed to green energy and increased how much renewable energy it will bring to the supply chain.
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) announced it will investigate Apple over antitrust concerns about the App Store.
Camera+ 2 has been recently updated to 2.0. The main focus is the camera itself. In the new design, the app is divided into three categories: Presets, Shutter modes, and Settings. Presets give you instant access to specific shooting modes, like Action Mode, Slow Shutter, and ...
Apple has made it possible to listen to Apple Podcasts on the web. The Movies and TV show web interfaces have also been updated.
iFixit is back, this time doing a teardown of the AirPods 2. They remain “disappointingly disposable” and get a 0/10 for repairability. That said, the construction isn’t entirely unimproved—this set might survive an extra trip through the washing machine. It’s just, we...
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