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  • Watch how Tesla Model 3 earned NHTSA’s top safety rating
    Freitag 0:59 Kirsten Korosec at TechCrunch
    The Tesla Model 3 has had its share of struggles from CEO Elon Musk’s well-documented production hell to more recent logistic “nightmares” that have slowed deliveries to customers. There’s one area where the Tesla shines: crash safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And the Tesla Model 3 is no exception. Check out the videos […]
  • Uber 'in talks to buy Deliveroo'
    Freitag 0:55 Margi Murphy at Technology Intelligence
  • Audible brings its audiobook library to the Apple Watch
    Freitag 0:55 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    Didn’t get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at today’s Alexa event? Good news, Audible’s got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook site just announced the availability of its Apple Watch app. The offering brings pretty much what you’d expect. You can listen to audiobooks and manage […]
  • Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR
    Freitag 0:42 Jonathan Shieber at TechCrunch
    Researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute are reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure of a CRISPR enzyme that could allow scientists to more precisely manipulate functions within cells. Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has seized the public imagination for its ability to edit genetic code in a way that may correct defects inside […]
  • Amazon Echo event: Pictures from Seattle – CNET
    Freitag 0:21 Joshua Goldman at CNET News
    If you love Alexa, you’re going to have so many more ways to use it.
  • Amazon's Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination – CNET
    Freitag 0:08 Ben Fox Rubin at CNET News
    An Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock were just the tip of the Alexa iceberg today.
  • Now you can listen to Audible on your Apple Watch
    Freitag 0:08 Dami Lee at The Verge – All Posts
    The latest Audible update brings the app to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to your audiobooks and podcasts without an iPhone. The new feature takes advantage of watchOS 5, which just rolled out this week to allow third-party apps like Audible to play background audio from the watch. Just make sure you sync the book from your iPhone or iPad before heading out, as the Apple Watch doesn’t support streaming from third-party apps yet. The Audible app description mentions you can sync audiobooks to your Apple Watch via Bluetooth, but if you’re transferring over a big novel, it’ll probably take …
  • Delta will scan faces at new 'biometric terminal' at the airport – CNET
    Freitag 0:06 Abrar Al-Heeti at CNET News
    You can opt out, if you’d like.
  • Amazon Fire TV Recast: The Amazon DVR is real, and starts at $230 – CNET
    Freitag 0:05 John Falcone at CNET News
    Look out, TiVo.
  • uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot
    Freitag 0:05 Josh Constine at TechCrunch
    After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a board member and senior advisor role. She’d founded the company in 2011 from her dorm room and brought in over $40 million in funding by selling […]
  • Apple Watch Series 4 unboxing: One box becomes two – CNET
    Freitag 0:01 Vanessa Hand Orellana at CNET News
    Check out the origami-style packaging of the new Apple Watch.
  • Mars 'spiders' pop in NASA orbiter image – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:58 Amanda Kooser at CNET News
    NASA’s MRO highlights some creepy-crawly Martian landscape features.
  • Facial recognition scans are expanding to Delta flights in Atlanta International Airport
    Donnerstag 23:55 Shannon Liao at The Verge – All Posts
    Delta will soon use facial recognition for international flights at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later this year. Biometric face scanning will be optional, meant as an option to save travelers time from checking in, as spotted by TechCrunch. Those who don’t want their faces scanned could always opt out, but the option is only given to US citizens. Visitors will need to be scanned as a security measure. The data will be collected and stored for two weeks, although exit records will last for over a decade for citizens and green card holders, and over seven decades for vis …
  • CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery mini-episodes begin streaming next month
    Donnerstag 23:55 Andrew Liptak at The Verge – All Posts
    Announced at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, CBS has revealed that its series of short, standalone episodes — Star Trek: Short Treks — would begin rolling out next month, and revealed more details about what each one would be about. CBS describes them as short stories, “that delve deeper into the Star Trek: Discovery universe.” The episodes will roll out monthly, on the first Thursday for the next four months, and will each focus on three characters from Star Trek: Discovery. The first episode (airing October 4th), “Runaway,” will follow Tilly (Mary Wiseman) after she “encounters an u …
  • Amazon unveils new Ring Stick Up Cam for home security – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:54 Alfred Ng at CNET News
    The new camera will cost $180.
  • Amazon's microwave works with Alexa, automatically reorders popcorn – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:51 Ashlee Clark Thompson at CNET News
    „Alexa, heat up my Hot Pocket.“
  • Amazon’s Echo event seems to have lost an iPhone X notch
    Donnerstag 23:48 Chaim Gartenberg at The Verge – All Posts
    Amazon hit the tech world with a veritable firehose of new products at its Echo hardware event today, but one device seemingly slipped in under the radar — a new version of Apple’s iPhone X that seems to have ditched the notch for a completely bezel-less display. Now, obviously this isn’t really a new iPhone — Amazon has just Photoshopped out the notch here, either to better show off the video capabilities of its Fire TV Recast service, or to make it a little less obvious that the device in question is actually an iPhone X. After all, why give a competitor free advertising when you don’t have …
  • Every Apple TV show and series announced so far – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:48 Rebecca Fleenor at CNET News
    A complete list of everything on Apple’s increasingly deep bench of original programming.
  • Echo HomePod? Amazon wants you to build your own
    Donnerstag 23:36 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    One of the bigger surprises at today’s big Amazon event was something the company didn’t announce. After a couple of years of speculation that the company was working on its own version of the HomePod and Google Max, we still don’t have a truly premium Echo. That’s due, in part, to the fact that Amazon […]
  • Electric skateboard startup Inboard announces an e-scooter with swappable batteries
    Donnerstag 23:17 Sean O'Kane at The Verge – All Posts
    California startup Inboard Technology is moving beyond electric skateboards with a new e-scooter called the Glider. Available starting in February 2019, the Glider costs $1,299, though Inboard also says it wants to sell fleets of them to businesses, universities, or cities. The Glider shares at least two of the ideas that made Inboard’s first product, the M1 electric skateboard, stand out from its competition. It’s powered by an in-wheel hub motor that puts out 750W of power, giving the scooter a top speed of more than 20 miles per hour. The battery can also be easily swapped for a fresh one, …
  • 10 percent of all Gmails are written by Google robots – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:14 Abrar Al-Heeti at CNET News
    The Smart Reply feature is apparently catching on.
  • Amazon introduces APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screens
    Donnerstag 23:05 Sarah Perez at TechCrunch
    Along with the launch of the all-new Echo Show, the Alexa-powered device with a screen, Amazon also introduced a new design language for developers who want to build voice skills that include multimedia experiences. Called Alexa Presentation Language, or APL, developers will be able to build voice-based apps that also include things like images, graphics, […]
  • Veronica Mars Hulu reboot's official, and Kristen Bell is psyched – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:03 Gael Fashingbauer Cooper at CNET News
    The rumors were true. Eight new episodes involving a Spring Break mystery are coming to the streaming service.
  • Expect 'slowdown' on Star Wars movies, Disney boss Bob Iger warns – CNET
    Donnerstag 23:00 Gael Fashingbauer Cooper at CNET News
    The CEO says he takes the blame for putting out „too much, too fast.“
  • Google’s fingerprints were all over today’s Amazon event
    Donnerstag 22:53 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    Hidden amongst the 70 or so announcements Amazon made at today’s big Alexa event was one key hidden presence. Google’s offerings loomed large over much of the news flowing out from the big event. It’s easy to understand why, of course. Assistant and Home have steadily been making up ground on Amazon over the last […]
  • UK government could police social media with internet regulator – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:51 Katie Collins at CNET News
    Social networks would have to enforce age verification and sign a compulsory code of conduct.
  • The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event
    Donnerstag 22:47 Lucas Matney at TechCrunch
    Everyone’s favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly-strategic approach to hardware where they just throw everything at the wall and wait to see what sticks. We got some new Amazon Echo devices, sure, but there was also an amp, a camera, a clock and a microwave…? There’s […]
  • iPhone XS launch imminent, customers line up at Apple stores across the world – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:39 Gordon Gottsegen at CNET News
    The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 launch in-stores Sept. 21.
  • Michael B. Jordan will star in a new Tom Clancy film series
    Donnerstag 22:37 Bryan Bishop at The Verge – All Posts
    The Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan has found a new home on television recently thanks to Amazon Prime and John Krasinski. But according to Variety, Paramount Pictures will be focusing on a different character for a new film series — and Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan is set to star. Paramount is developing adaptations of the Clancy books Without Remorse and Rainbow Six, both of which focus on the character of John Clark. A former Navy Seal turned CIA operative, Clark was originally introduced in the 1987 novel The Cardinal of the Kremlin. In 1993, Clancy’s Without Remorse delved into the ch …
  • Amazon Echo Dot, Basics Microwave, Echo Sub: Everything Amazon just announced – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:33 Megan Wollerton at CNET News
    A redesigned Echo Dot, a smart microwave and a subwoofer are just some of the new things Amazon unveiled at its September event.
  • Twitch is now blocked in China
    Donnerstag 22:29 Shannon Liao at The Verge – All Posts
    Twitch is now blocked in China. The major game streaming site is largely no longer accessible and its app has been removed from Apple’s local App Store, after it saw a noticeable boost in popularity last month, as spotted by Abacus. Last month, Twitch hit the No. 3 spot among free apps in China, as locals began downloading the app to watch e-sports matches at the Asian Games. State-run broadcaster CCTV chose not to air the Asian Games, so users had to find alternative ways to watch the competition, especially as China performed well during the event and brought back two gold medals. Although t …
  • Amazon’s new Alexa-ready products are now available for preorder
    Donnerstag 22:23 Cameron Faulkner at The Verge – All Posts
    At its 2018 hardware event in Seattle, Amazon announced several new Alexa-powered A/V devices, smart home products, and a few others that fall outside of the company’s usual wheelhouse. It was a mix of brand-new and updated products, and the biggest announcements include the redesigned Echo Dot and Echo Plus, the Echo Sub subwoofer, Amazon’s Echo Auto, and the Fire TV Recast cloud DVR box. All of the products announced today are up for preorder, and most will be available in October. There’s plenty to dive into regarding the huge list of product debuts, and we’ve got you covered if you’re look …
  • Forget Amazon's new Smart Plug, these do the same thing for less – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:18 Rick Broida at CNET News
    Sorry Amazon, $25 is too much, especially when cheaper plugs can also work with Google Home.
  • Amazon Fire TV Recast hands-on: a very smart and elegant DVR for cord cutters 
    Donnerstag 22:13 Dieter Bohn at The Verge – All Posts
    I just got a quick demo of the Amazon Fire TV Recast. It’s a shoebox-sized thing you can put in your home to have a DVR that works with over-the-air channels that it receives via antenna and displays on your Fire TV (or Fire tablet). Like the Slingbox back in the day, the idea behind the Recast is to allow you to watch both live TV and stuff that you’ve recorded from anywhere. There have been a million different weird takes on how to get TV content to act more like streaming content, so I should probably slow down a bit and explain exactly what the Recast is and how it works. Fundamentally, yo …
  • Amazon’s new Echo speakers have better sound and better looks
    Donnerstag 22:12 Dan Seifert at The Verge – All Posts
    Amazon just announced a ton of new products, but the ones that will probably be the most popular this holiday season are the new versions of the Echo Show, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus. I just spent some time using all three devices, and I can say that all of them are improvements on their predecessors, with nicer designs, more features, and, most noticeably, better sound. The new Echo Show has a bigger screen and sleeker design than the model Amazon released a little over a year ago, which means it will look nicer on your kitchen counter, and it will be easier to see from across the room. But the …
  • Amazon’s new Echo Dot, up close and hands-on
    Donnerstag 22:10 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    If the Echo Show was the Amazon device most desperately in need of a makeover (please and thank you), the Dot was certainly a close second. After all, while the cheapest (and best selling) Echo device has already been through a couple of iterations, the hardware wasn’t exactly the sort of thing you’d proudly display […]
  • Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion
    Donnerstag 22:07 Ron Miller at TechCrunch
    A week ago rumors were flying that Adobe would be buying Marketo, and lo and behold it announced today that it was acquiring the marketing automation company for $4.75 billion. It was a pretty nice return for Vista Equity partners, which purchased Marketo in May 2016 for $1.8 billion in cash. They held onto it […]
  • Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their Gmail accounts – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:06 Richard Nieva at CNET News
    The warnings are likely to add to Google’s tough times in Washington.
  • Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR
    Donnerstag 22:05 Lucas Matney at TechCrunch
    Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet; as these technologies scale, you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. At our one-day TC Sessions: AR/VR event in LA next month, we’ll be joined by Ficus Kirkpatrick, Facebook’s head of Camera AR Platform, […]
  • Amazon Echo Plus stays $150 but gets clearer sound, temperature sensor – CNET
    Donnerstag 22:01 Joan E. Solsman at CNET News
    The higher-end Echo smart speaker will also have a more powerful bass.