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Tech

Despite crackdown, there’s a new Apple Park drone video

A new drone video shows work continuing on Apple Park, including progress on landscaping, despite reports that the company was attempting to prevent such flyovers. Over the summer, several drone operators said that Apple had hired security guards for adjacent sites to warn them not to fly their drones over the company’s new headquarters. At…

Culture & Gaming

AR/VR Weekly: CCP Games has found one solution to the VR drought

Studios are dealing with the so-called VR drought . And it looks like CCP Games is taking an alternative route to dealing with the doldrums as companies wait for VR to hit critical mass. Strip the VR from your game. Today, the Icelandic company launched a version of Eve: Valkyrie, its flagship VR starfighter game, that ditches…

Tech

Here are the tech companies that have taken action against hate groups

A couple of days ago, I took a shot at tech companies that had ignored the role their services had played in enabling white supremacist and neo-nazi groups. Not it appears the Nazi-fueled violence in Charlottesville last weekend prompted a growing number of tech companies to take action. Here’s a list of known companies that…

Tech

Forget streaming: Apple should rethink plans to waste $1 billion on video content

Given Apple’s original content track record thus far, the company might do just as well burning a pile of 1 billion dollar bills as it would buying original programming. The odious Planet of the Apps has proved to be every bit the cringeworthy crapfest that its very name suggested it would be the moment it…

Tech

Roxi music: Electric Jukebox takes on Spotify with a $200 streaming box aimed at families

A hardware-based music-streaming service that only works through your TV? That’s exactly what Electric Jukebox brought to market in the U.K. last year . And now, it’s coming to the U.S. too. Backed by big names such as Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, Alesha Dixon, and Stephen Fry, the original Electric Jukebox was met with derision…

Culture & Gaming

PewDiePie happily made Nazi jokes until he saw real Nazis

YouTube’s biggest gaming personality is done making Nazi jokes. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg came under fire, and even lost his original YouTube Red show, in February for moments in his videos that were either anti-Semitic or sympathetic toward Nazis. He made those jokes to elicit emotional reactions and because, according to him , he didn’t think…

Culture & Gaming

Elgato Gaming adds Xsplit support to its Stream Deck command center

Elgato Gaming has updated one of the most interesting and useful new tools in the world of livestreaming. Its Stream Deck USB command center , which enables broadcasters to control Twitch and other live content using 15 LCD buttons, now supports the XSplit Broadcaster software . SplitmediaLabs’ XSplit is a popular piece of video-production software…

Security

The Daily Stormer comes back online by moving to a Russian domain

The right-wing hate site Daily Stormer has returned to the web with a Russian domain. In the wake of the racial violence by Nazis in Charlottesville last weekend that left one woman dead, GoDaddy booted the site off its service . Daily Stormer attempted to register on Google before that company also blocked it. The…

Mobile

Pocket Gems’ Episode brings back Clueless as an interactive mobile game

More than two decades after Clueless made its big impression on teens as a film, it is coming back as an interactive mobile game on Pocket Gems ‘ Episode platform. Pocket Gems’ Episode platform is a comic-book style mobile app that allows fans to choose story paths in interactive tales. It is particularly popular with…

Mobile

State-owned telecom giant China Unicom to raise $11.7 billion from private firms

(Reuters) — Telecoms group China Unicom said it is raising $11.7 billion from investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, as part of Beijing’s push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital. The board of China Unicom’s Shanghai-listed unit, China United Network Communications, has approved an issue of shares to the…