Tag: Media

LG Dual Screen review: A foldable enigma

I hold in my hands a smartphone accessory that sports a fully foldable screen. It’s got nothing to do with the beleaguered Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, nor the half-dozen bendable phone prototypes from brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Royale, and others. Rather, it’s LG’s Dual Screen, which retails alongside the Korean variant of […]

Read More

Who Cares What Celebrities Think About Vaccines?

Last week, just ahead of back-to-school season, New York State health officials issued emergency regulations limiting medical exemptions from vaccination requirements for kids attending schools or day care centers. What do celebrities think about this development? Hopefully, the public won’t find out — because it doesn’t matter. But unfortunately, when it comes to opinions about […]

Read More

Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

Sphero, the nine-year-old Colorado-based company best known for its lineup of programmable robots, this week completed a major acquisition that catapults it to the top of the burgeoning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) product market. Today, the company announced it has purchased New York City-based modular electronics startup LittleBits for an undisclosed sum, […]

Read More

YouTube disables 210 channels tied to Hong Kong disinformation campaigns

Google’s YouTube is the latest digital platform to confirm it has been manipulated to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests. In a blog post, the video streaming company said it disabled 210 channels after it determined they were engaging in coordinated efforts to spread anti-protest propaganda. Earlier this week, Twitter and Facebook also took […]

Read More

Caavo’s Control Center gains support for Sonos speakers and Nest Cam

Caavo, the startup behind Control Center, a set-top box designed to unify disparate streaming devices, today detailed an upcoming firmware update that will enable support for Google Nest camera viewing, integration with Sonos speakers, and universal search on smart TVs like Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV (including Dolby Vision models). Caavo also […]

Read More

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18963 (made available to testers on August 16) to build 18965. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

Read More

Why Is Failed Professional Liar Sean Spicer on ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, Sean Spicer tried to show off his fun side. As part of an unveiling of the cast of the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, the former White House press secretary stood in front of a podium as a joke, and later told an anecdote about getting kicked […]

Read More

TapClicks raises $10 million to automate marketing campaigns

TapClicks, which describes itself as a marketing tech company for agencies, media organizations, brands, and enterprises, today announced that it’s raised $10 million in equity financing from Boathouse Capital, bringing its total raised to date to nearly $30 million. CEO Babak Hedayati said the fresh capital will be used to develop and incorporate predictive analytics, […]

Read More

Google and Mozilla block Kazakhstan root CA certificate from Chrome and Firefox

To protect citizens of Kazakhstan from having their online communications intercepted by the government, Google and Mozilla have blocked the root CA (Certificate Authority) Qaznet Trust Network from Chrome and Firefox. The move comes after Kazakh internet service providers (ISPs) began instructing customers to install the government-issued Security Certificate on their devices in order to […]

Read More

Homeis raises $12 million to foster online immigrant communities

Immigrating to a new country is not easy. Culture shock is all too common for the hundreds of millions who leave their birthplace each year in search of better opportunities, as unfamiliar customs, architecture, and dialects become the rule rather than the exception. It’s this dynamic that draws recently installed residents to ethnic enclaves in […]

Read More

Bloomberg: Apple TV+ will cost $9.99 per month and launch in November

Apple’s video streaming strategy may be getting clearer with a report that its subscription TV service will go live in November and cost $9.99 per month. According to Bloomberg, the tech giant will include just a handful of shows at the start with plans to expand. At $9.99, the service would be the same price […]

Read More

The Beltway Book of the Damned

Who among us has been secretly longing for a book-length Axios newsletter that comprises the sanguine opinions of cable news green room habitués and is compiled by a serial sexual predator? Disgraced pundit Mark Halperin reportedly is set to deliver precisely that in November. Tentatively titled How to Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists on What […]

Read More

Spotify rolling out parental controls to match Apple Music

Spotify announced that it is updating its Family Plans to allow parents greater control over what music and podcasts their kids can access. Such controls already exist with rival Apple Music, thanks to a broader push by Apple to give parents easier ways to monitor the use of gadgets by kids and to share content […]

Read More

MIT CSAIL’s Minerva video protocol reduces buffering and pixelation

Video viewing is on an upswing, thanks in large part to the relative ubiquity of speedy, affordable internet connectivity. By 2021, a million minutes (17,000 hours) of video content will cross worldwide networks every second, according to Cisco. And it’s estimated that video streams accounted for 75% of all traffic in 2017, a share anticipated […]

Read More

Tim Cook tells Donald Trump that U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports could hurt Apple, help Samsung

(Reuters) — President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung. Trump said Cook “made a good case” that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung’s products would not be […]

Read More

Madden NFL shows how to make player stats part of your marketing blitz

We all want to be recognized. Whether you’re a marketer or a professional athlete – whether the job is running ads or running routes in NFL stadiums — we all want to put our best foot forward. We put in work, and we want that work to get noticed. Then again, no one gives much […]

Read More

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, mouse cursor, Notepad, and Chinese IME improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18956 (made available to testers on August 7) to build 18963. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in […]

Read More

Google open-sources Live Transcribe’s speech engine

Google today open-sourced the speech engine that powers its Android speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe. The company hopes doing so will let any developer deliver captions for long-form conversations. The source code is available now on GitHub. Google released Live Transcribe in February. The tool uses machine learning algorithms to turn audio into real-time […]

Read More