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The Morning After: Friday, July 21st 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

(image) Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Is it Friday already? We have big news from Comic-Con featuring Will Smith and Stargate. Also, a deep dive into the cautionary tale of LeEco and a date for the Galaxy Note 8 is revealed.

Pokémon Go is getting Legendary monsters for its birthday

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:29:00 -0400

(image) Niantic is going all out for Pokémon Go's first anniversary. In addition to holding the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago and tie-in events all over the globe, it's also finally introducing Legendaries into the mobile game. You'll be able to f...

'Stargate' revival will launch a new MGM streaming service

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:16:00 -0400

(image) At Comic-Con MGM celebrated the 20th anniversary of Stargate by announcing a new TV show in the series: Stargate Origins. Other than a teaser trailer and news that it will serve as a prequel there isn't much info about the show, but we know that to w...

Amazon keeps popular items stocked by buying from other retailers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:27:00 -0400

(image) Tens of thousands of Amazon sellers might have just sold a whole bunch of their items in one the e-commerce titan itself. According to CNBC, the Fulfilled by Amazon team has emailed thousands of sellers in the US, offering to buy their goods...

Starting August 5th, all MLS games will have video review

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:12:00 -0400

(image) After a few years of planning and testing, Major League Soccer is ready to roll out video review in all of its games. For each game, including the playoffs and MLS cup, there will be a fifth referee on the crew with access to all available broadcast...

Google Duo adds video chats to your regular call history

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:21:00 -0400

(image) Google's standalone video chat app, Duo, came out last August. Since then, the company has added some nifty features, like voice-only calling to help avoid awkward bedhead conversations. Google has just added a call-log feature to Duo, making it poss...

GE's $99 'Talking Laundry' box was built for the blind

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:05:00 -0400

(image) Doing laundry might be dead simple for most people, but the visually impaired don't have it so easy. To make that easier, GE Appliance's skunkworks division FirstBuild -- along with the help of a 14 year-old -- has designed a system called Talking La...

Netflix drops the full trailer for David Ayer's 'Bright'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:13:00 -0400

(image) Netflix has some 40 original movies due for release this year, but the highest profile release will likely be Bright. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch), it stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a pair of cops, but the twist is that...

Apple CarPlay now supports Google Play Music

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:46:00 -0400

(image) If for some reason you're an iOS and CarPlay user that also manages your tunes with Google Play Music, you're in luck. Google's music service is now compatible with Apple's in-car system, which means you can control things from the safety of your car...

Mozilla's new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:06:00 -0400

(image) Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus for Android now lets users download files, supports...

Alexa helps Android users shop in the Amazon app

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:43:00 -0400

(image) iPhone users have been enjoying Amazon's Alexa digital assistant within the retailer's main shopping app for some time. Now, however, Android owners can finally ask Alexa about package shipping, to watch a show on Netflix, or even to pay their Americ...

The Wirecutter's best deals: Google Home and Philips Hue bundles drop by $70

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:30:00 -0400

(image) This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:16:00 -0400

(image) Samsung's next large-screened phone is on its way, as invites have just gone out for the company's Unpacked event on August 23rd. A teaser image promises to "Do bigger things," which is about what we'd expect from the followup to last year's Galaxy N...

Surface, LinkedIn, and cloud revenue are bright spots for Microsoft

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:49:00 -0400

(image) Good news for Microsoft: Its Surface revenues have rebounded from last quarter's slump, when sales fell 26 percent over the previous year. For the fourth quarter, Microsoft reports that Surface sales only fell 2 percent year-over-year. Sure, decrease...

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop 'approval' seems to be from the White House

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:47:00 -0400

(image) Earlier today, we reported that Elon Musk and The Boring Company had reportedly been given verbal government approval to build a Hyperloop that would connect New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC, according to a tweet posted by Musk.

Classic motorcycle adventure game 'Full Throttle' hits iOS

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:40:00 -0400

(image) It's been a few months since Tim Schafer's classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle got an HD remastered release on PS4, PS Vita and PC. Today, it comes out on iOS: For $5, you can take a rowdy ride into gaming history.

PayPal taps into your Chase and Citibank accounts

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:22:00 -0400

(image) Paypal-owned mobile payment app Venmo opened up third-party app support last year in an attempt to capture more money via more merchant transactions, including those from Poshmark, Parking Panda, and The service has a competitor, of cou...

Moto Z2 Force reportedly has smaller battery than its predecessor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:04:00 -0400

(image) In April, some spec leaks gave us a look at what Motorola's Moto Z Force follow up had in store. We learned that the Moto Z2 Force would have a 5.5 inch display, a Snapdragon 835 chip upgrade, a dual rear camera system and the return of the audio jac...

'Call of Duty: WWII' takes zombies back to the front lines

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:44:00 -0400

(image) Of course zombie mode is back for Call of Duty: WWII, and developer Sledgehammer Games just dropped a trailer for the undead nightmare mode. Of course, you and pals are tasked with eradicating the Nazi zombie scourge. The trailer's YouTube descriptio...

IBM's AI can predict schizophrenia by looking at the brain's blood flow

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:32:00 -0400

(image) Schizophrenia is not a particularly common mental health disorder in America, affecting just 1.2 percent of the population or around 3.2 million people, but its effects can be debilitating. However, pioneering research conducted by IBM and the Univer...

Facebook Pages can now build their own communities

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:01:00 -0400

(image) Today, Facebook is rolling out a new feature called "Groups for Pages," which will let artists, brands, businesses and newspapers create their own fan clubs. The company says the idea stems from two reporters at The Washington Post who started a Face...

Google brings its fancy Motion Stills GIF-making app to Android

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:48:00 -0400

(image) Motion Stills has existed in a strange space for the past year. It's a Google-made app but it's been available only on iOS, piggybacking off Apple's Live Photos function to create dramatic, stabilized GIFs and short videos. Android owners, Google's m...

Tidal's redesigned app puts more emphasis on music discovery

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:32:00 -0400

(image) Tidal's been in the news recently, as Jay-Z debuted his new album 4:44 as a Tidal-Sprint exclusive (which wasn't without some controversy, as last-minute subscribers to the streaming music service weren't allowed access to the album). Then, just a we...

Google Street View takes you aboard the ISS

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:15:00 -0400

(image) Astronauts aboard the International Space Station just got an adorable floating camera, but what do we get? While nobody's handing out free rides to the ISS, you can digitally explore it now that it's up on Google Street View.

Intel puts Movidius AI tech on a $79 USB stick

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:52:00 -0400

(image) Last year, Movidius announced its Fathom Neural Compute Stick — a USB thumb drive that makes its image-based deep learning capabilities super accessible. But then in September of last year, Intel bought Movidius, delaying the expected winter ro...