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Roku Black Friday 2019 deals include Walmart-exclusive TV and streaming player

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:35

For anyone in need of audio tech this holiday season like streaming players and soundbars or even a bigger-ticket item like a TV, Roku has got you covered. The streaming media company has unveiled its Black Friday 2019 deals, which include an assortment of TVs, streaming players, and soundbars -- and, as an additional sweetener, the company is offering everyone who buys and activates a new device the opportunity to score three free months of Hulu and Pandora Premium.

The deals include a TV and streaming player that will be available exclusively at Walmart for Black Friday.

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Facebook will let nonprofits include a donate button on their Instagram profiles

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:30
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Facebook is launching three new product features to increase fundraising across its platforms: a new Instagram donation button, a fundraising sticker in Facebook, and the broader rollout of fundraising on Facebook gaming live streams.

The Instagram button might be the change that generates the most new donations. Nonprofit businesses will now be able to include a donation button on their Instagram profile, next to where they list their phone number, and it’ll be there permanently. Previously, they could only include donation stickers in their Stories, which disappeared after 24 hours. (That same donation sticker is now coming to Facebook Stories, too.)

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Game of Thrones should have ended like this adorable Christmas dragon ad - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:25
UK retailer John Lewis delivers a feel-good story that will make you forget about that Drogon thing.
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Early Black Friday deal: Our new favorite electric scooter just dropped to $248, an all-time low

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:12

With Black Friday just two weeks away, you're going to see plenty of great deals on electric scooters. But guess what: you don't have to wait another minute to get a killer deal on the best new electric scooter we've tested in 2019. The Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter is the new and improved version of a scooter that was already great. The refresh offers an awesome stealth look along with a range of up to 12 miles per charge and a top speed of over 15 MPH. It's worth every penny at $300, but it's on sale right now ahead of Black Friday at an all-time low of $248!

Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter - 8.5" Air Filled Tires - 15.5MPH & 9-12 Mile Range -…: $248.00

Here's some additional info from the product page:

  • Version 2 - Handbrake, Cruise Control, Reinforced Frame and Lock Mechanism
  • 8. 5" PNEUMATIC TIRES - Making the GXL the ultimate commuting scooter for overcoming treacherous city streets
  • 250 WATT MOTOR - Our most powerful scooter yet, the GXL has a top speed of 15.5MPH and holds a maximum of 220 lbs.
  • 36V BATTERY - The GXL travels up to 9-12 miles and recharges in about 4 Hours
  • PORTABLE DESIGN - The GXL Frame folds down and locks for easy storage making it a perfect commuting scooter

Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter - 8.5" Air Filled Tires - 15.5MPH & 9-12 Mile Range -…: $248.00

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Chevy and Ford face shrinking number of buyers following end of compact cars - Roadshow

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:11
Although buyers sticking with the brands are hopping into more profitable SUVs, they're also defecting to rival automakers at a quickening rate.
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iMessage vs. Google's new texting update: Can Android's messaging app take on Apple? - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:02
Google finally launched RCS messaging, so Android users can see read receipts and typing indicators when texting, two features that used to be available only on iPhone.
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Best computer mice for 2019 - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:00
Increase your productivity with one of these wireless mice at home, in the office or on the go.
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Do you need Alexa or Google Assistant in your car? - Roadshow

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:00
Here's the idea behind a puzzling tech category.
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The next huge Avengers movie as epic as ‘Endgame’ is coming, but it won’t be ‘Avengers 5’

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:49

Marvel announced all its titles for MCU Phase 4 — including Spider-Man 3, which launches in 2021 — but we’ll have to wait quite a while before we get to a new Avengers sequel. As we’ve explained before, storylines need time to develop before Avengers 5 can happen, as Marvel plans to introduce even more superheroes in the coming years in theaters and on Disney+. Several upcoming TV series will be intertwined with the new films, and we’ll see plenty of new heroes appear in the MCU. And many of them will probably be recruited to the next version of the Avengers, a team that won’t have at least three of the original six in it — Black Widow and Iron Man, who died in Endgame, and Captain America who is now retired. Hawkeye and Thor might also retire in the near future, and we have no idea what’ll happen to Hulk. Marvel recently teased that the next Avengers will not be as epic as Endgame and that it might take several years for us to get there. But a brand new leak suggests that Marvel may already be planting the seeds of the next Avengers film that will be as epic as Endgame.

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B&H dodged millions in taxes, New York attorney general alleges

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:47
Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images

Photography and video equipment retailer B&H knowingly failed to pay millions of dollars in sales taxes due in New York, according to a lawsuit filed today by the state attorney general.

The suit alleges that, since 2006, B&H has offered “instant rebate” deals to customers. Under those deals, a manufacturer offers to reimburse a company that sells its products at a discount, but the company still has to pay taxes on the full, undiscounted price of the item.

More than $7 million in taxes allegedly owed

B&H, according to the suit, offered instant rebates, but failed to pay taxes on the discount. Over 13 years, the suit alleges, B&H received at least $67 million in reimbursements on those deals, and didn’t pay more than $7 million in taxes...

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Andrew Yang wants to tax digital ads and launch a new algorithm regulator

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:41
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

On Thursday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang put out a sweeping new tech policy proposal with a number of controversial proposals, including taxing digital ads and launching a new department to regulate algorithms on social networks.

Democratic candidates have struggled with how to respond to the growing power of tech companies, with left-leaning candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren supporting aggressive antitrust action, while moderates like Pete Buttigieg push for more a milder regulatory approach. Yang’s new proposal plots a middle course, proposing major new taxes and administrative oversight but stopping short of a call to break up Google and Facebook.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield gets $10 discount on launch day - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:28
Catch'em all for a lower price.
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4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 is the best deal in streaming

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:26

Look: if you're being honest with yourself, all of the popular music streaming services out there are pretty much the same. You picked one at some point, for whatever reason, and now you feel some sort of allegiance to it so you've convinced yourself that it's better than all the other ones out there. You're wrong. It's not. They all offer access to millions and millions of high-quality songs, and they all have apps that work on every major platform. Don't believe me? Well, now it's time for you to find out. Amazon just kicked off its crazy Black Friday sale on Amazon Music Unlimited, giving new subscribers a chance to get 4 months of the service for just $0.99. You read that right... 4 months for less than one dollar!

Amazon Music Unlimited: 4 months for $0.99: $0.99

Here are the terms and conditions from Amazon:

This offer expires at January 06, 2020. This offer applies only to the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Monthly Plan and is available only to Amazon customers who are new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited. After the promotional trial, your subscription will automatically continue at the monthly price of $9.99 ($7.99 for Prime members) until you cancel. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon Digital Services LLC. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Amazon Music Unlimited: 4 months for $0.99: $0.99

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Instagram’s test to hide like counts expands to the US and across the globe

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:25
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Instagram, which has been running a test to hide like counts on posts in seven different countries, announced today that it is expanding the test globally. This follows an announcement last week that the test would be expanding to the US as soon as this week.

If your account is included in the test, you won’t be able to see like counts on other peoples’ posts, but you will be able to see them on your own, according to a tweet from Instagram. This is how the tests have worked in other countries. The tweet included a notice that test participants will see in the app:

Starting today, we’re expanding our test of private like counts globally. If you’re in the test, you’ll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and...

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Keanu Reeves is literally glowing in new SpongeBob movie trailer - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:16
But does he know where Gary the Snail is?
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Audi RS Q8 poised for a Los Angeles Auto Show debut - Roadshow

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:12
And it will sit at the top of Audi's performance SUV spectrum.
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Greta Thunberg is sailing to Madrid with a family of YouTubers

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:09
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg set sail for Madrid, Spain, from Hampton, Virginia, on November 13th. She’s making the journey across the frigid Atlantic Ocean with a family of popular YouTube creators. Their voyage can be tracked in real time online.

So happy to say I'll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid.
I’ve been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde. Australians @Sailing_LaVaga ,Elayna Carausu & @_NikkiHenderson from England will take me across the Atlantic.
We sail for Europe tomorrow morning! pic.twitter.com/qJcgREe332

— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 12, 2019

Thunberg became a sensation, thanks to her environmental activism, which sparked a global movement of students walking out...

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The Black Death plague just reappeared in China

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:03

At least two people in China are under close observation and are receiving treatment for infections of the same plague that devastated Europe in the mid-1300s. The two confirmed cases originated in north China and were confirmed by doctors in Beijing earlier this week.

The pneumonic variant of the plague, which affects the lungs, can easily spread to others through the air. It is one of the three main forms of plague infection, alongside bubonic and septicemic, but it's believed that the pneumonic form was largely responsible for the rapid spread of plague during the Black Death pandemic that wiped out as much as half of Europe's population centuries ago.

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Google’s rollout of RCS chat for all Android users in the US begins today

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:00
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is announcing that today, a year and a half after it first unveiled RCS chat as Android’s primary texting platform, it is actually making RCS chat Android’s primary texting platform. That’s because it is rolling out availability to any Android user in the US who wants to use it, starting today.

RCS stands for “rich communication services,” and it’s the successor to SMS. Like other texting services, it supports read receipts, typing indicators, improved group chats, and high-quality images. Unlike several texting apps, like iMessage or Signal, it does not offer end-to-end encryption as an option. RCS is based on your phone number, so when you are texting with somebody who also has it, it should just turn on automatically in your...

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Google search will now give you feedback on your pronunciation

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:00
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge

Google search is launching a new feature that will let users check their pronunciation of unfamiliar words with the help of machine learning.

When searching for a pronunciation guide, a user will be able to speak into their microphone, and Google will use AI to analyze how they pronounce the word. They’ll then receive feedback on how each syllable matches Google’s expected pronunciation.

“For example, if you’re practicing how to say “asterisk,” the speech recognition technology analyzes how you said the word and then, it recognizes that the last soundbite was pronounced ‘rict’ instead of ‘uhsk,’” Google says. “Based on this, you will receive feedback on how you can improve next time.”

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