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Walmart might get into the crowded video-subscription business

Walmart is considering a subscription video-streaming service, The Information reports, that could be set up as a rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Sources familiar with the company's discussions about the prospect told the publication that su...

Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the PM edition

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Facebook can’t decide when a page should be banned

Another day, another congressional hearing on how tech companies are conducting themselves. This time it was Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that testified before the House Judiciary Committee today, in a hearing titled "Examining the Content Filtering...

‘Emojiland’ blends musical theater and existential angst

The thing about musical theatre is that pleasant surprises are never too hard to find. A rock musical about 19th-century German teenagers exploring their sexuality won a Tony. And right now, a man playing a cartoon sponge from Nickelodeon is charming...

Roborace is still pursuing its driverless race-car dream

Clearly, Roborace doesn't believe in bad luck. Last week, on Friday the 13th, the company chose to run its self-driving Robocar in front of a feverish crowd at England's Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was only the second time the team had demonstrate...

Twitch is giving the people what they want: GIFs

Twitch's next way of letting viewers interact with streams is with GIFs. The latest customization tool for the popular broadcasting service arrives via a partnership with Giphy, and the way it works sounds pretty simple. A broadcaster sets a location...

'Sea of Thieves' DLC 'Cursed Sails' arrives July 31st

It won't be too much longer before the first of Sea of Thieves' two free summer add-ons makes an appearance. Rare and Microsoft have revealed that Cursed Sails will be available to Windows and Xbox One players on July 31st. The DLC introduces "terr...

'No Man's Sky Next' trailer previews upcoming multiplayer mode

Today, the developer of space exploration game No Man's Sky, Hello Games, revealed more about the long-awaited update, called No Man's Sky Next, that will launch on July 24th. This massive upgrade will introduce plenty of new features to the game, in...

Sonos Beam is now on sale for $399

If you've been waiting to pick up the Sonos Beam soundbar, now's your chance. The speaker is now on sale for $399 on the Sonos website and at retailers.

Google Assistant adds a snapshot of your daily agenda

Google is no stranger to serving up contextual info and commands when they're relevant. But wouldn't it be nice if could curate and organize that info in a way that could help with a jam-packed schedule? It does now. The search firm is currently trot...

T-Mobile's $5 international day pass offers 512MB of LTE

T-Mobile is expanding its One plan to give travelers unlimited data and texting across 210 countries. Those who are on the road can use as much 2G data as they like at no extra cost, and the plan offers flat-rate calling at 25 cents per minute (which...

BMW launches a luxury ridesharing service in Seattle

BMW is taking on Lyft and Uber directly with the launch of a new ridesharing program. ReachNow, which up until now was just a car-sharing service available in Seattle and Portland, is expanding into ridesharing in the city of Seattle. Through an app,...

GE's Alexa microwave cooks when you scan a barcode

Want to know just how connected even a relatively ordinary microwave has become? Just ask GE Appliances. The brand has unveiled the Smart Countertop Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, which touts both Alexa voice control compatibility and its namesake sc...

Google's Course Kit injects Docs and Drive into educator software

Back in March, Apple held an entire education-focused event to introduce new tools like Schoolwork, which helps educators collaborate and keep track of student assignments through networks of iPads. Google isn't far behind: Its new Course Kit lets in...

Hulu's Mars drama 'The First' debuts September 14th

Hulu has released photos of its upcoming astronaut drama The First starring Natascha McElhone and Sean Penn, and revealed that it will premiere on September 14th. Developed by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, the series follows the first human M...

Google is resurrecting blob emoji again

Fans of Google's now-dead blob emoji have a reason to be happy today. The company announced that it's resurrecting its cute, flatly designed characters, albeit as a sticker pack for Gboard and Android Messages, as spotted by The Verge. What's the occ...

Make your classic gamepads wireless with 8BitDo's DIY kits

8BitDo will happily sell you wireless controllers that are vaguely similar to classic gamepads of yore, but it clearly can't sell you the real deal without invoking massive copyright battles. It can, however, offer you the next best thing. The compan...

EU agrees to data deal with Japan as US pact hangs in the balance

The EU and Japan have reached an agreement that will allow businesses in both regions to freely share and transfer data without additional safeguards or authorizations. The deal, which covers information such as credit card details and browsing habit...

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