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Alphabet, even with record EU fine, remains a money machine - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:43
The EU calls Google a monopoly. That’s not the only battle its parent company is fighting. Alphabet is also tussling with the US Department of Labor -- and Uber.

Galaxy Note 8 could debut a new blue hue - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:39
Samsung may be celebrating the Note 8's release with an all-new color option.

A behind-the-scenes look at how Intel broadcasts live baseball in VR

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:30
To a baseball fan, there's nothing quite like the feeling of watching a game in person. But not everyone has the time or money to go to one, so most of us settle for watching it on TV. Intel, however, has partnered with MLB to introduce a third viewi...

On-demand companies like Uber and Airbnb rake in the cash - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:26
A report by Juniper Research estimates on-demand economy revenues will double by 2022. That means they'll reach more than $40 billion.

Google is still making money despite $2.7 billion EU fine

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:25
Google parent company Alphabet just announced its financials for the second quarter of 2017, and it looks like the company took a bit hit from the record fine the EU dropped on it late last month. Alphabet's total net income for the quarter came in a...

Not fake news: Snopes is in danger of shutting down - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:23
Amid a legal battle between its owners, the venerable online fact checker asks for donations to stay in business.

Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:16
While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell their own robotic vacu...

Meet 'The Defenders' in every photo from the new series - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:10
Here's all the photos we could find that give us a glimpse of what's to come in the first season of "The Defenders" on Netflix.

'Dunkirk’ demands to be experienced in a theater

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:04
Dunkirk is a cinematic mic drop by Christopher Nolan -- 106 minutes of sound, fury and, if you're lucky, glorious 70mm IMAX film. It's a movie that uses all of the latest technology to not only show you the relentless horror of war, but also make you...

9 female-led blockbusters to watch before 'Atomic Blonde' - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 16:00
Before another new action heroine takes to the silver screen, revisit the latest Hollywood blockbusters with women at the wheel.

One weekend with the 'Destiny 2' beta

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:51
It's easy to think of the original Destiny as a large-scale, highly polished test run for Bungie's vision of the future of video games. When Destiny came out in September 2014, it was unclear whether an MMO-style first-person shooter could even work...

2018 Ford Mustang GT hits 60 mph in under 4 seconds - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:48
More power, a 10-speed auto and Drag Strip mode equal the quickest Mustang GT to date.

Toyota's East Coast hydrogen shortage is hurting Mirai sales - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:47
If you live in the Northeast and want a hydrogen-powered Mirai, you'll have to wait a while.

Wisconsin Company to Microchip Employees

PCMag News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:41
The tiny, implantable RFID chips will let employees make purchases in the company's break room mini market, open doors, login to their computers, use the copy machine, and more.

Faraday Future FF 91 electric supercar spotted in the wild - Roadshow

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:34
Looks like Faraday Future is out on the road despite some recent setbacks.

Wisconsin company offers staff implants for keys and passwords

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:33
Don't assume that companies chipping employees is usually the stuff of dystopian science fiction -- it's here... although it's better than it sounds. Wisconsin's Three Square Market is giving employees the option of receiving a rice-sized implant (n...

Fact-checking and Rumor-dispelling Site Snopes.com Held Hostage By vendor

SlashDot - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:30
Snopes.com, which began as a small one-person effort in 1994 and has since become one of the Internet's oldest and most popular fact-checking sites, is in danger of closing its doors. From a report: Since our inception, we have always been a self-sustaining site that provides a free service to the online world: we've had no sponsors, no outside investors or funding, and no source of revenue other than that provided by online advertising. Unfortunately, we have been cut off from our historic source of advertising income. We had previously contracted with an outside vendor to provide certain services for Snopes.com. That contractual relationship ended earlier this year, but the vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues to essentially hold the Snopes.com web site hostage. Although we maintain editorial control (for now), the vendor will not relinquish the site's hosting to our control, so we cannot modify the site, develop it, or -- most crucially -- place advertising on it. The vendor continues to insert their own ads and has been withholding the advertising revenue from us. Our legal team is fighting hard for us, but, having been cut off from all revenue, we are facing the prospect of having no financial means to continue operating the site and paying our staff (not to mention covering our legal fees) in the meanwhile.

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ASUS' take on mesh WiFi is now available

Engadget - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:15
Mesh networking is all the rage for people who want to fill every bit of their home with sweet high-speed Wi-Fi. Lynksys, Google, Netgear, TP-Link and Eero all have devices that use the new technology to smooth out the dead spots in your home. Now As...

How Steve Jobs' life became an opera. Really - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:04
"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs", a new opera about Apple's founder will premiere this week at Santa Fe Opera.

Moto Z2 Force in the wild? Latest evidence leaks online - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2017-07-24 15:01
Motorola is announcing something Tuesday; it could be this.

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