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Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

iphone-v-ps4 On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right around the time Apple’s conference ends, Sony will also introduce the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’. These two companies will be fighting for your attention in a sort of press… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 29th

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Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

Roku 4 three quarter_with remote Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical characters (e.g. Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4) to names like “Premiere,” “Ultra,” “Express,” and others. It appears that select devices will also receive… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 29th

Gadgets

Amazon said to plan cut-rate streaming music for Echo devices

Amazon Echo Top Detail 2 Amazon wants to do what it does best, selling subscriptions with a competition-beating value prop. This time around, it hopes to provide a subscription music streaming service for $4 or $5 per month, with the catch being that only Amazon Echo owners would be able to use it, according to a new report from Recode. A cut-rate rival to Spotify, Apple Music et al. might be an interesting offer… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 23rd

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BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant

20160726-Elephant Rig Imagine being part of the BBC’s natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world’s most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the producer on a ton of the Beeb’s best-loved shows, to find out more about the technology and gadgets the team deploys to capture the beasties in action. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

July 31st

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Facebook open sources 360 Surround camera with Ikea-style instructions

Facebook 360 Surround build gif Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea’s manuals, you can learn how to buy the parts, assemble the camera, load the image-stitching software, and start shooting… Read More

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Josh Constine

July 26th

Gadgets

Facebook open sources 360 Surround camera with Ikea-style instructions

Facebook 360 Surround build gif Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github, after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea’s manuals, you can learn how to buy the parts, assemble the camera, load the image-stitching software, and start shooting… Read More

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Josh Constine

July 26th

Gadgets

Apple is moving forward with its reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

Planet of the Apps Apple has been working on an unscripted TV series for a few months now. The TV show should be about the app economy, but it’s unclear how Apple is going to distribute it. Apple just announced an open casting call. Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 13th

Apple

Gadgets

Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

amazon-echo I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t know anyone who really is. And still, the device has defaulted to Amazon Prime Music with every single request, forcing broad requests like “Play the Beatles” or super specific requests for… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 7th

Gadgets

Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

amazon-echo I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t know anyone who really is. And still, the device has defaulted to Amazon Prime Music with every single request, forcing broad requests like “Play the Beatles” or super specific requests for… Read More

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Jordan Crook

July 7th

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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner last year, will ramp spending on original TV content

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year, with Apple executive Eddy Cue raising the idea at a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. The idea of bid was very much tentative and did not enter serious negotiations involving Tim Cook, according to the report. However, Apple is still interested in acquiring media company talent and sources indicate the company is ramping spending on original content: “several hundred million dollars a year”.

Apple has long been rumored to want to launch a skinny cable subscription service for internet television, in concert with its Apple TV set top box. At Startup Fest earlier in the week, Tim Cook said he wants Apple to be a catalyst in the entertainment business.

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Benjamin Mayo

May 26th

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