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NBC Universal might reward you for streaming videos

NBC Universal is reportedly planning a different kind of online video service: one that pays you watch content and not the other way around.

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Moto Z3 Force isn’t happening this year

At one point in time, it seemed that Motorola, under Lenovo’s ownership, would start playing the numbers game in terms of smartphone models launched each year. That didn’t work out so well and it seems that good ol’ Moto is cutting down its roster for 2018.

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Google Glass finds new purpose in autism therapy

It was almost laughed out of tech circles for its design and its not so obvious camera raised all sorts of privacy red flags. But now those features are the very same things that could vindicate the Google Glass in at least one very specific application: helping kids with autism learn to socialize better. At least that’s the preliminary finding … Continue reading

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Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast has teamed up with Amazon to offer Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 platform, giving subscribers direct access to the video streaming service. This is the first time Amazon Prime Video will be available on an MVPD platform in the United States, according to Comcast, which says its customers will be able to control the video app using the … Continue reading

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Viacom acquires youth-focused AwesomenessTV

AwesomenessTV, an online video company owned by Comcast, Dreamworks, Hearst and Verizon, began as a YouTube channel aimed squarely at millennials and teens. It expanded into more traditional media and was the driving force behind DreamWorksTV on YouT...

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Disney and Fox’s $71.3 billion merger gets shareholder approval

Now that Comcast has withdrawn from the bidding war, Disney is free to proceed with acquiring most of 21st Century Fox's assets.

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Nationwide Comcast outage is here to ruin your Friday

We hope you weren't planning to start your pre-Independence Day weekend with a streaming video marathon... you might have to put it on hold. Comcast has confirmed a nationwide outage affecting internet access, TV and voice

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This floating AI robot is headed to the ISS: 5 things to know

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is carrying a new cache of items to the International Space Station, among them being a small spherical robot named CIMON. Designed as a companion for researchers located on the ISS, CIMON will float around the space station as a “cyber colleague” that uses artificial intelligence to assistant astronauts. Not familiar with the robot

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Plug-&-play Alexa chip liberates Amazon assistant from the outlet

A new plug-and-play chip to give Amazon’s Alexa talents to anything with a speaker could also help cut the cord to new smart speakers. Currently, Amazon only offers a single completely wireless Alexa-powered speaker, the Amazon Tap.

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Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Back in 2008, Comcast deployed a “congestion management system” that throttled Xfinity Internet customers who used too much data. That system, despite its massive unpopularity, had been live for the past decade, the keywords here being “had been.” The company revealed earlier this week that it has deactivated that throttling system

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