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The Vine guys are back, but this time it's with a gameshow app called HQ. "It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new," Vine cofounder Rus Yusupov told TechCrunch.

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This week, messaging app WhatsApp announced a new feature that allows users to share their real-time location with family and friends. The feature is encrypted end to end to ensure users' privacy and security, and it allows you to control who...

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Snap is clearly hungry for original and exclusive web content for Snapchat's Discover platform -- just yesterday, the company announced it was forming a studio in partnership with NBCUniversal. This morning, Snap announced it is partnering with ...

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As promised, Shell is adding electric vehicle charging to its UK petrol stations. "Shell Recharge" is already already available at three locations in Holloway (London), Derby and Whyteleafe (Surrey). A further seven sites across Greater...

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Last year, tech giants started working together to combat the spread of terrorist content online. One of them is Google-owned YouTube, which began implementing stricter measures in June in an effort to get rid of extremist videos that tend to pop...

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The moment Google Pixel Buds were used earlier this month to demonstrate real time translation from Swedish to English, people started freaking out about potential use cases for this kind of technology. But the thing is, Google isn't the only...

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It looks like Russia wasn't the only one buying ads online to help sway the election last year. Facebook and Google worked closely with conservative non-profit Secure America Now and advertising firm Harris Media on ad campaigns targeting swing ...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

Fake news appears to be popping up everywhere, even on the websites designed to stop it.

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Facebook has quietly launched a new feature for Live videos that makes sharing your screen a painless experience. Instead of downloading a third-party service, you can now simply click the "Share Screen" button that appears once you enter...

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We're diving head-first into the world of virtual and augmented reality next month at the inaugural Engadget Experience. The event, which takes place at LA's Ace Hotel on November 14th, will bring together pioneering minds in these new...

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Adobe has unveiled a raft of new apps and updates for Max 2017, most notably a big revamp of Lightroom CC to make it more cloud-friendly for mobile users. The centerpiece is an all-new Lightroom CC with a 1TB cloud service -- the "Project...

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Tech Crunch
By: Frederic Lardinois

 Adobe is using its annual MAX conference to launch a number of new features that are especially interesting to enterprises today. Usually, when we talk about enterprise software, we’re talking about pretty boring line-of-business...

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Tech Crunch
By: Frederic Lardinois

 While Photoshop is Adobe’s flagship product for photographers, its photo management and editing tool Lightroom is probably even more popular among photographers as it allows them to easily manipulate the color and other aspects of their ...

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Cnet
By: Lori Grunin

Adobe's revamped photography strategy includes a new Lightroom CC cloud-based service and the final goodbye to no-subscription Lightroom.

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Tech Crunch
By: Frederic Lardinois

 Almost exactly a year ago, Adobe launched Project Felix, its 3D compositing tool for designers who want to combine their 2D images with 3D assets. Today, this tools is coming out of its preview period and the company is launching it under a...

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Amazon's Alexa may boast tens of thousands of skills, but there's probably a handful you keep coming back to. If you're the adventurous type, you might use it to find baby-making tunes, brush up on Eurovision trivia, or play a...

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London's new electric taxis are almost ready for the public. Six test vehicles are being introduced to the city's streets today ahead of a planned roll out later this year. Participating drivers will be collecting data about potential...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 London is staring up a pilot test of its electric black cabs (via Engadget), otherwise known as the TX5, after first revealing the vehicles back in 2015. The cars have 70 miles of pure EV range on their built-in battery pack, but can also go...

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The blades of five huge turbines have begun spinning on the world's first offshore wind farm, located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is cutting the ribbon on the renewable...

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Mashable
By: Nikolay Nikolov

Hywind is a trial project that includes five wind turbines floating off the coast of Scotland. The energy they produce could power up to 20,000 homes.  If Hywind proves successful, it would mean that larger wind farms could be installed in much ...

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Monument Valley 2, the follow-up to UsTwo's beautiful and head-turning puzzler from 2014, is almost ready for Android phones and tablets. The London studio announced today that the game will arrive in the Play Store on November 6th, five months ...

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TheVerge
By: Andrew Webster

The sequel to Monument Valley was a surprise: back in June the game was announced and launched at the same time. And while the game was an iOS exclusive at launch, it’s finally making its way to other platforms next month. Developer Ustwo says...

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One of the worst things about Gmail for iOS is that unlike its Android counterpart, it doesn't support third-party accounts. If you also use Outlook or other providers for any reason, you'll still have to depend on one of its rival apps....

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Welcome to the mid-week Morning After. There's no lack of hardware today, with new Microsoft laptops, Pixel 2 reviews, a smart Sonos speaker and much more. And robot battles.

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Fortune
By: Polina Marinova

On deals and dealmakers.

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For more than a year, Sainsbury's has offered customers in a small section of London access to "Chop Chop," its one-hour grocery delivery app. Shoppers in Wandsworth helped develop the service, before it was rolled out between...

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The oft-delayed giant robot fight has finally taken place. On Tuesday, Team USA's mechs scrapped it out with Japan's behemoth in an abandoned steel mill for the world to watch. There could only be one victor, and it proved to be the red,...

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Cnet
By: Bonnie Burton

In the "first ever giant robot battle," mammoth machines from MegaBots and Suidobashi Heavy Industry fight for the world title using chainsaws, cannons and attack drones.

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TheVerge
By: James Vincent

It finally happened. Last night, America’s MegaBots Inc. took on Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry in a giant robot duel streamed on Twitch. The 26-minute show (which actually took place a while ago, and was recorded over the course of several...

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Mashable
By: Shannon Connellan

Where were you on the day of the world's first giant robot duel?  Maybe you were working at your desk, brushing your teeth, labouring over your tax return, ironing the perfect pleat in tomorrow's pants. Meanwhile, giant robots were chainsawing...

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In order to be the biggest, sometimes you need to be the fastest. It's a philosophy that Amazon has strictly adhered to, thanks to 1-Click ordering and its one-click Dash buttons. It's been just over a year since Amazon introduced its...

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Tech Crunch
By: Natasha Lomas

 Amazon has doubled the total selection of branded Dash buttons available to UK members of its Prime subscription service, just over a year after launching the push-button wi-fi gizmos that let people reorder a specific product via its...

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Robots show a lot of promise as first responders, but they can't effectively dismantle bombs or perform delicate first aid procedures if they can't feel what they're touching. To remedy that problem, a team of engineers from the...

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Apple has responded to Senator Al Franken's concerns over the privacy implications of its Face ID feature, which is set to debut on the iPhone X next month. In his letter to Tim Cook, Franken asked about customer security, third-party access to ...

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When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity. But since then, Alexa and the Echo have grown rapidly in both popularity and functionality, inspiring competition from the likes of Google...

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The Sonos One wireless speaker with Alexa voice-assistant powers, is set to go on sale later this month, a convenient way to get your music when and where you want it.

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HP claims to have made the "world's most powerful detachable." The company is unveiling its ZBook X2 convertible at the Adobe Max conference today, which is appropriate since this device is designed for people who use Adobe's pro ...

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Bigelow Aerospace has been working on inflatable space habitats for a while now. The company sent a small inflatable unit to the ISS that added a small living area on the space station and it partnered with United Launch Alliance (ULA) last year on...

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Hiding racy photos on your phone can be a tedious, manual affair. Depending on the app, you need to first select all the pics you want to move, move them and then delete them from your original cameral roll. That's not to mention making sure...

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As autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape, there are more questions than ever about their safety, and how to determine responsibility when they get in an accident. With so many companies (Alphabet, Uber, GM, Tesla and Ford -- just to...

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While Samsung continues to reap the rewards of being the world's largest Android partner, it also has its eyes set on the future of the connected home. "Samsung is very focused on the internet of things," said David Eun, the president ...

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Indiegogo has become a viable alternative to Kickstarter for crowd-funding projects in the last few years. It's not just small projects, either — big names like IBM, Honeywell and Atari have used the site to pull in funding. Now the...

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So much for hopes of a Dead Space sequel in the near future. EA is shutting down Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline and The Godfather. According to EA, the closure is the result of a decision to...

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Twitter promised stricter rules for abuse and hate in the wake of a boycott, but what will those rules entail, exactly? It's a bit clearer after today. Wired has obtained email providing early details on new policies, and they're mostly...

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Sports teams and broadcasters have been going all-in on high-tech initiatives lately. The NFL was an early adopter, with AR features appearing on Fox Sports broadcasts. The NBA just released an augmented reality mobile hoops game, Samsung has put...

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The Surface Precision Mouse isn't the only new input device in Microsoft's arsenal. The company's Surface site has quietly teased the Classic IntelliMouse, a wired peripheral directly inspired by the legendary IntelliMouse Explorer...

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A few days ago, Amazon suspended the VP leading its film and TV projects after Isa Dick Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that Roy Price sexually harassed her. Now, CNN and others report that the exec has "resigned." Hackett is the...

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Cnet
By: Ben Fox Rubin

Price was suspended last week for alleged unwanted sexual advances toward a producer.

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Roy Price is out as head of Amazon Studios, days after details of a two-year-old accusation of sexual harassment became public.

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Fortune
By: Tom Huddleston, Jr.

His resignation comes less than a week after Amazon placed Price on indefinite leave.

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Amazon Studios President Roy Price has resigned, ABC News confirms.

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The New York Times
By: JOHN KOBLIN

Amazon’s original-programming division was already considering a change in strategy before the accusation against its top executive.

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Tech Crunch
By: Brian Heater

 Less than a week after being suspended from his gig as the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price has officialyl stepped down from his role, TechCrunch has learned. The resignation came after producer Isa Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that...

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TheVerge
By: Tasha Robinson

Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned, in response to sexual harassment claims leveled online by The Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett. Contacted by The Verge, an Amazon representative...

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Billboard
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Roy Price's days at Amazon Studios have come to an end.  Days after one of the retail outlet and streaming giant's top producers accused...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

Just five days after Amazon’s programming chief, Roy Price, was suspended after The Man In The High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett alleged sexual harassment claims against him, Price has resigned, reports the Guardian. The allegations...

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Greenpeace has made a tradition out of raking companies over the coals when their environmental practices fall short of its standards, and that's truer than ever in the activist group's latest electronics report card. The organization...

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Levi's connected denim jacket went on sale three weeks ago, but CEO Chip Bergh said it's already working with Google on a version 2.0. At Wall Street Journal's D. Live conference, Bergh said that the new one will have even more...

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Cnet
By: Abrar Al-Heeti

The tech giant and denim company launched the Commuter smart jacket only a few weeks ago, but they're already looking to innovate.

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Phandroid
By: Ashley King

Levi's CEO has confirmed his company is already working on the second version of its smart Commuter Jacket that features Google's Jacquard technology for communicating with your phone.

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There are plenty of new racing games to choose from this fall (Forza 7, GT Sport, Project Cars 2 and Need for Speed: Payback), but none of them will let you change vehicles mid-race. Nor are they anywhere near as crazy as what Rockstar Games has...

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It's no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden's leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK's security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under fire for ...

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Facebook continues to add to its slate of original content and the latest show to join the lineup is a Kerry Washington-produced drama called Five Points, Variety reports. The show follows high school students living on the South Side of Chicago...

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Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Drive and Neon Demon director Nicholas Winding Refn has an astute eye for style in his movies. He's taking that and launching his own streaming service, dubbed "byNWR." It's...

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With its latest OS update, Microsoft has officially begun to support VR headsets from companies like Lenovo, Acer and Dell and today, Hulu announced its VR content will now be available across the lineup of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The...

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You can already use a Google Home speaker to control regular YouTube videos if you have a Chromecast device, but what about YouTube TV? You're set from now on. Google has enabled voice control over its cord-cutting television service from...

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When Volvo declared that its Polestar performance brand would revolve around electric powertrains, it wasn't kidding. Polestar has unveiled its first car, appropriately named the Polestar 1, and it's a plug-in hybrid coupe that musters...

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The next step for Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is making a 2,000 acre smart neighborhood in Toronto. Google Canada will relocate its headquarters to the newly created Quayside neighborhood along the Eastern Waterfront to serve as an anchor for the...

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TheVerge
By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Sidewalk Labs, the smart city subsidiary of Alphabet with the stated goal of “reimagining cities from the Internet up,” now has a very big sandbox in which to conduct its high-tech experiments. The Google spinoff announced a deal with the city...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mix-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim of building a livable space from the ground...

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Inc
By: Kevin J. Ryan

Sidewalk Labs and the city are partnering up for a massive project.

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eBay is now offering a new service for sellers of high-end handbags. Today the company launched eBay Authenticate, a program that photographs, lists, sells, ships and verifies the authenticity of luxury handbags from 12 major brands. eBay says the...

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There's something special to playing a vintage arcade cabinet, but it's usually impractical to own one. It's no mean feat to lug a gigantic machine into your home, and you'll probably have to restore it to recapture its glory....

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Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix...

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Tech Crunch
By: John Mannes

 This morning at the WSJ’s D.Live event, Intel formally unveiled its Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) family of chips designed for machine learning use cases. Intel has previously alluded to these chips using the pre-launch...

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It's only been 18 months since Facebook enticed Google's advanced technology lead, Regina Dugan, to work at the social network's secret hardware lab, Building 8. Before starting Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group...

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Imagine playing Pokémon Go not with your phone, but with a pair of augmented reality glasses. That is the future that John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) wants. "The potential for AR is...