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Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce store in Japan, where... more
HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos  TechCrunch · 10 hours
I’ve been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content – you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough and it appears almost everywhere else. It’s an... more
Two new TP-Link routers use the new technology for the fastest speeds yet  Windows Central · 10 hours
New routers. For gamers. Built to last. TP-Link has announced two new Wi-Fi routers designed to make use of the latest technology... more
Stream, play, and control everything with the $142 Nvidia Shield TV  Windows Central · 11 hours
Add this to your living room. The Nvidia Shield TV 4K Streaming Player is down to $141.55 on Amazon thanks to a price drop to $149... more
Enhance your cord cutting lifestyle with the $100 Tablo Dual Lite DVR  Windows Central · 13 hours
Say bye to cable. The Tablo Dual Lite over-the-air Wi-Fi DVR is down to $99.99 on Amazon. This deal matches one we saw back... more
Microsoft may use AI for its Xbox gaming xCloud dream  Windows Central · 15 hours
Xbox and Windows gaming is going to become the Netflix of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is looking at streaming as the future of Xbox and Windows gaming with xCloud.... more
Add an Ethernet port to your laptop with this $8 TP-Link USB adapter  Windows Central · 15 hours
Better than wireless. This TP-Link foldable USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet network adapter is down to $7.99 on Amazon. That price is... more
How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Technology companies are pushing the "smart home" in selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you need more
All the networking gear you could ever need is on sale today  Windows Central · 18 hours
You've got a limited time to save big on these networking products Whatever your networking needs, you'll find something in today's sale at Amazon... more
Microsoft reveals more Edge details, including Chrome Extension support  THE VERGE · 22 hours
Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser intends to support existing Chrome extensions, a member of the software’s development team... more
China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences  TechCrunch · 1 day
Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with... more
China Sets Up Online Games Review Panel, Raises Approval Resumption Hopes  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
China, the world's biggest gaming market, stopped approving new titles from March amid a regulatory overhaul. more
Tencent Music sued by investor ahead of $1.2 billion US IPO  TechCrunch · 1 day
China’s largest music streaming service has had a whirlwind year. With 800 million monthly users across multiple apps and a profitable business, Tencent Music Entertainment is... more
Amazon Targets Airports for Checkout-Free Store Expansion  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
For months, the world's largest online retailer has been expanding Amazon Go, where customers scan their smartphones at a turnstile to enter. more
Google Chrome Will Support Dark Mode in macOS Mojave by Early 2019  MacRumors · 1 day
Google released Chrome 71 earlier this week, but the latest version of the web browser still lacks support for Dark Mode on macOS Mojave.... more
You can get a lifetime subscription to Zoog VPN for just $35!  Windows Central · 2 days
Banking information. Mortgage payment history. Your important documents. Nearly all of your life is online these days, and while convenient that can be scary.... more
The FBI is now investigating fake anti-net neutrality comments  THE VERGE · 3 days
The federal government is now looking into faked comments posted to the FCC’s website during last year’s public... more
Eight Mars+ review: A smart mattress cover for your most connected night of sleep - CNET  CNET · 3 days
This Wi-Fi-connected mattress tracks your sleep and works with connected lights, thermostats and more so you... more
Apple waiting on a 5G phone, Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
This week's most important tech stories include Apple's 5G phone plans, Microsoft bailing on its Edge browser and Qualcomm's breakthrough fingerprint scanner... more
Netflix will release a new Ghost in the Shell anime in 2020  THE VERGE · 3 days
When it comes to anime, Netflix has been on a tear recently. In November, the streaming service announced that it was creating a live-action... more
The nation-state of the internet  TechCrunch · 3 days
The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into... more
Amazon Fire TV Recast Review  Windows Central · 3 days
Amazon makes watching and recording over-the-air easy — so long as you've got a Fire TV device. It used to be that getting rid of cable and switching to an all-streaming solution meant you probably would be giving up... more
How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars  THE VERGE · 3 days
Kevin Hart is a popular comedian and actor who, until Friday morning, was scheduled to be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards. And... more
Holiday shoppers forecasted to spend over $124 billion online - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Adobe says more than $80 billion has already been spent online this holiday shopping season. more
Create your own media server with Netgear's $160 ReadyNAS 2-bay device  Windows Central · 3 days
You'll need one of these for all your data. Amazon has the Netgear ReadyNAS RN212 2-bay diskless Personal Cloud NAS for $159.99, which is a price... more
Microsoft plans to revamp Edge using Chromium. But what exactly is it?  Windows Central · 4 days
Chromium isn't just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license. Microsoft's announcement that... more
Mozilla says Edge's move to Chromium cedes too much control to Google  Windows Central · 4 days
The team behind Firefox has taken a dim view of Microsoft's abandonment of its EdgeHTML engine in favor of Chromium. No matter your position... more
How to stream every Marvel movie before Avengers: Endgame - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Are the MCU films streaming on Netflix? Hulu? Amazon Prime? Can I buy or rent them? Don't worry; we got you fam. more
Sen. Warner calls for US cyber doctrine, new standards for security - CNET  CNET · 4 days
“We have a long way to go on cyber hygiene and online media consumption habits,” the Virginia Democrat said. more
This is a terrific weekend for alternate realities  THE VERGE · 4 days
There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through... more
Monster Hunter-like 'Dauntless' gets cross-play on Xbox One soon  Windows Central · 4 days
Dauntless look quite intriguing to say the least. Today, developer Phoenix Labs announced that Dauntless, an online action game, will be expanding to consoles and mobile in 2019. The game... more
Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer Art.com  TechCrunch · 4 days
Walmart’s acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands, ELOQUII and Bare Necessities, respectively, the company on Thursday announced its plans to acquire the assets... more
Vivo Nex 2 With 10GB RAM Spotted on GeekBench, New Renders Leaked Online  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Vivo Nex 2 has been spotted on GeekBench, and it is listed to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, have 10GB... more
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition Specifications, Design Leaked Ahead of December 12 Launch  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition’s design as well as its specifications have been leaked online. more
Cuba Finally Rolls Out Mobile 3G, Though Too Costly for Most  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Cuba became one of the last countries in the world to get 3G mobile internet services on Thursday, though most citizens on the communist-run island won't... more
Oppo R17 Pro Goes on Sale in India: Price, Launch Offers  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Oppo R17 Pro is now up for sale in India across numerous online and offline channels. more
RPG 'Dauntless' gets cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, more in 2019  Windows Central · 4 days
Dauntless look quite intriguing to say the least. Today, developer Phoenix Labs announced that Dauntless, an online action game, will be expanding to consoles and mobile... more
Counter-Strike GO goes free-to-play with a new battle royale mode - CNET  CNET · 4 days
One of the oldest and most iconic online competitive shooters now has a battle royale mode, but it's not a Fortnite clone more
Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans  ABC NEWS · 4 days
For the first time, average Cubans are now able to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island more
Counter Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play, gets battle royale mode  Windows Central · 4 days
Another battle royale challenger emerges. It seems like everyone is adding a battle royale mode to their games, whether it's Black Desert Online or Counter Strike: Global Offensive.... more
Qualcomm says a native Firefox browser is coming to Windows on ARM  THE VERGE · 4 days
Qualcomm announced today that it’s working with Mozilla to bring a compatible version of Firefox to Snapdragon-powered Windows computers. The new 64-bit version of... more
Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars  TechCrunch · 5 days
If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the... more
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets cheaper battle royale version on PC  Windows Central · 5 days
Battle royale is still quite popular. Every year, Activision releases a new Call of Duty game and fans of the franchise love... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t  THE VERGE · 5 days
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean... more
Google’s Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft  THE VERGE · 5 days
Microsoft has always used pop-ups, notifications, and warning signs to sway people away from installing Chrome on Windows... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium  THE VERGE · 5 days
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far more compatible... more
Red Dead Online finally gets in-game economy tweaks  Windows Central · 5 days
The tweaks have started. Recently, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online's availability to the general public. Red Dead Online is a connected online experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption... more
Microsoft announces Edge browser based on Chrome coming to Mac in 2019  9to5Mac · 5 days
Edge was Microsoft’s solution to completely replacing Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows. When Microsoft launched its new Edge browser, it was... more
Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS  Windows Central · 5 days
Edge is going truly cross-platform, as Microsoft announces plans to bring it to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS. As Microsoft announces plans to rebuild Edge... more
Microsoft confirms it’s rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium  Windows Central · 5 days
Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft today... more
Microsoft Edge browser and Chromium FAQ: What you need to know  Windows Central · 5 days
You have questions about the upcoming changes to Microsoft's Edge browser, and we have answers. With news that Microsoft is officially changing its Edge browser from... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 5 days
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Canadians warned ‘troll farms’ could influence online debate before federal election: report  Global News · 5 days
The centre says these online actors create social media accounts or hijack existing profiles, and even set up "troll farms" of employees paid to... more
Cyber crooks increasingly targeting home devices: report  CBC · 5 days
Cyber criminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the federal government's cyber security agency. more
Fire TV Cube gains a one-way intercom feature called ‘Alexa Announcements’  TechCrunch · 5 days
Fire TV Cube owners can now use their media streaming device to broadcast announcements around the home, similar to a one-way intercom. Amazon says it’s launching... more
Flipdish raises €4.8M Series A to wean restaurants off takeout aggregators like Just Eat  TechCrunch · 5 days
Flipdish, the online ordering and loyalty platform for takeaways and restaurants, has closed a €4.8 million in Series A funding.... more
ConnectSense Launches Second-Generation HomeKit-Enabled Smart Outlet  MacRumors · 5 days
ConnectSense, one of the first companies to introduce a HomeKit-enabled smart plug, today announced the launch of the Smart Outlet 2, its second-generation HomeKit... more
Secret Service testing facial recognition, Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Today's major tech stories include the Secret Service's intention to test facial recognition technology, Qualcomm's fingerprint scanner that uses soundwaves and Microsoft's initiative to... more
Asian streaming startup M17, still recovering from a failed IPO, raises another $25M  TechCrunch · 5 days
M17, the Taiwanese streaming company that controversially priced on the NYSE but didn’t list, has returned to the private markets after it raised a... more
Facebook 'struck secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Data problems hit O2 mobile network  BBC · 5 days
Millions of O2 customers are unable to use their smartphones to access the internet. more
Russian Internet Giant Yandex Unveils Its First Smartphone  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Yandex started in the 1990s as a search engine similar to Google but has since expanded into every corner of the Russian internet with apps that Russians use every day. more
FCC chairman acknowledges Russians interfered in net neutrality debate - CNET  CNET · 5 days
As he defended the agency's refusal to release info on fake comments filed in the net neutrality repeal, Ajit Pai says Russians were involved in at... more
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admits Russian interference in net neutrality debate - CNET  CNET · 5 days
As he defended the agency's refusal to make public information on fake comments filed in the net neutrality repeal record, Pai admitted... more
Improved Spotify experience launches on Xbox One  Windows Central · 5 days
Spotify just got even better on Xbox One. Spotify was a PlayStation 4 exclusive service for many years until Microsoft signed an agreement with the company. When the music-streaming platform launched on Xbox One,... more
Brave browser matures with move to Chromium foundation - CNET
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This is a terrific weekend for alternate realities
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YouTube’s mobile apps will now autoplay videos on the Home tab by default
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Chrome 71 for Mac, Windows, Linux rolling out w/ ad removal on abusive sites, billing protection
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Friends is staying on Netflix through 2019 - CNET
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Google Arts & Culture adds AR Pocket Gallery to bring together Vermeer’s paintings
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Salad Fingers is coming back, and I already want to barf
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Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ music video had over 765,000 people watching live
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He’s not your man
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Instagram is now using AI to describe photos for users with visual impairments
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9to5Mac Gift Guide: Smart Home picks – Siri and Alexa voice control, mesh Wi-Fi, NAS, more
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Anna and the Apocalypse is everything the words “Scottish Christmas zombie musical” imply
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AT&T predicted the Apple Watch in 1993; here’s what it predicts for the next 25 years
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Zillow's peek inside Santa's North Pole estate - CNET
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Student plans arrive for YouTube and YouTube Music w/ discounted pricing
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Facebook opens up Watch Parties to all, in a bid to make video watching more social
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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in December
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The first film by Roma director Alfonso Cuarón is streaming on Netflix
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Ralph Breaks the Internet Is Smart, Self-Aware, and a Successful Sequel
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The Verge’s guide to tolerable family streaming entertainment
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