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3 hour 39 minute

Twitch is now blocked in China

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...
3 hour 47 minute

Amazon’s Echo event seems to have lost an iPhone X notch

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...
3 hour 49 minute

Facial recognition scans are expanding to Delta flights in Atlanta International Airport

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 visitors....

3 hour 55 minute

Now you can listen to Audible on your Apple Watch

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...
7 hour 19 minute

Amazon’s Alexa-enabled microwave hands-on: it cooks but does not speak

I just heated up a mug of water in a microwave. It got hot. The difference is that I used the new AmazonBasics Microwave, which works with Alexa. That “works with Alexa” phrasing and the fact that this isn’t the “Echo Microwave” should tell you that this thing doesn’t have any microphones or a speaker (beyond one that can beep) on it. Instead, it’s a $59.99 device meant to showcase Amazon’s new system for companies to make their regular gadgets into smart gadgets. The way the Alexa integration works is pretty clever: when you set it up, it will get...
7 hour 24 minute

Hulu launches a new website specifically designed for watching shows on your computer

Hulu is rolling out an updated web interface today for its users that’s based on the updated UI it introduced last year for its live TV service subscribers. According to the company’s blog post announcing the new design, the interface has been built specifically for the “wide range of motion you have with your mouse and how quickly you’re able to point and click.” There’s also more content and options available at any given time, thanks to the larger amount of usable screen real estate for a mouse-based device as opposed to a tablet or smart TV. There are also...

7 hour 42 minute

The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise hardware event

Today Amazon held a hardware event that was loaded with new product announcements. We got new Echo speakers, a new Echo Show, and even a microwave. In many ways, the sprawling event was a showcase of how far Alexa has come in the four years since Amazon’s voice assistant was first introduced in 2014. The technology has evolved far beyond its early capabilities on the original Echo speaker. Here are all the biggest announcements: New Echo Dot Amazon says it “went back to the drawing board” when designing the new Echo Dot. The company says it features a larger 1.6-inch...
7 hour 47 minute

Google might release a Home Hub to take on the Echo Show

Ahead of October’s Made by Google event, FCC documents have surfaced that suggest that Google may release a product called the Home Hub, as spotted by 9to5Google. According to the documents, and is listed as an “Interactive Video Streaming Device,” which would be a first for Google’s Home devices. The device could be Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Show, following the release of third-party alternatives with Google Assistant like the Lenovo Smart Display. The documents detailing the Google Home Hub are dated from late August, but they only became available to view today. An unverified leak has pointed to the...
8 hour 23 minute

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria in recent diarrhea outbreak

Puppy poop gave 118 people diarrhea in a recent outbreak caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Nobody died, but 26 people were hospitalized. And if the pet industry doesn’t change its puppy-peddling ways, these outbreaks could continue. The CDC was first clued into the outbreak in August 2017, when the Florida Department of Health reported that six people had been infected with a type of bacteria that causes fevers, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. By February 2018, the CDC discovered that more than 118 people in 18 states had been infected with the same thing:...

8 hour 26 minute

Amazon is turning the Echo into a security system

Amazon is adding a few new features to the Echo that turn it into one of the basic pieces of a smart security system. Since Echo speakers are always listening, they’ll be able to start listening for the sound of broken glass, or for a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm to go off. If it hears those sounds while you’re out of the house, it’ll be able to send a notification to your phone; or, if you have a supported professional monitoring system, send it directly to the service monitoring your home. The feature set is being called Alexa Guard....
8 hour 28 minute

Amazon updates Ring Stick Up Cam with same $180 price tag

Amazon announced today that it’s planning to release a new Ring Stick Up Camera. It’ll come in two versions: wired and battery-powered. The wired version includes an Ethernet port. It’ll be released in black and white and works both indoors and outside. It’ll be available “later this year” for $179.99. Ring already sold a Stick Up Cam; this is just an update. The prior model also worked indoors and outdoors and could withstand temperatures between -5 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It also recorded 720p video and allowed for live streaming through the Ring app. It’s unclear whether Amazon...
8 hour 32 minute

Amazon is making it easier to set up new Internet of Things gadgets

Amazon is introducing a new way to make setting up any smart device as easy as plugging it in. Called Wi-Fi Simple Setup, the system will use Amazon’s Wi-Fi Lockers to store your Wi-Fi credentials and share them with compatible smart home devices. Amazon is debuting this tech with TP-Link and Eero, with the idea that customers can reuse network credentials in order to set up new devices. This means devices will connect on their own instead of you having to manually set up each smart product. According to Amazon, it’s as easy as plugging in a Wi-Fi Simple Setup-enabled...