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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Foursquare's new bot texts food suggestions before you're hungry

Yesterday - Joystiq
Foursquare is more than a friendly food finder and gentrification-tracking app -- the company is now in the bot business with its latest tool, Marsbot. The bot analyzes users' locations and past preferences to make proactive recommendations via text by Jessica Conditt

Samsung denies giving up on Android Wear for smartwatches

Yesterday - Joystiq
Hold your horses, folks: Samsung hasn't officially broken with up Android Wear just yet. A recent report from Fast Company cited unnamed Samsung executives who said the hardware giant wasn't working on any Android Wear smartwatches, and didn't plan t by Chris Velazco

E Ink announces a color breakthrough, but it's only for signs

Yesterday - Joystiq
There's a small glimmer of hope for the seemingly doomed dream of color electronic paper. E Ink, which helped pioneer ePaper by providing the technology for Amazon's Kindle, announced today that it's finally developed a display that can show up to 32 by Devindra Hardawar

Google stops selling the Nexus Player

Yesterday - Joystiq
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but it finally happened: Google has stopped selling the ASUS-made Nexus Player through its own store. Google hasn't said what prompted the move, but it tells us that you'll have to go to the handful of t by Jon Fingas

Paul McCartney adopts VR so your grandparents don't have to

Yesterday - Joystiq
For his latest release, Sir Paul McCartney is diving headfirst into virtual reality. As The Hollywood Reporter notes today, the 73-year-old former Beatle has filmed a six-part VR documentary series with Grammy winner Tony Kaye, who also directed Amer by Andrew Dalton

Apple reportedly working on a rival to Amazon's Echo

Yesterday - Joystiq
While much of Silicon Valley has been duking it out with each other in the artificial intelligence wars, Apple has been strangely silent. But it might not be for much longer. The Information has just reported that Apple is working on two bold new str by Nicole Lee

Valve Facing $3 Million Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit From Former Employee

Yesterday - Gamespot
Big-time video game company Valve is being sued for more than $3 million by a former employee who claims her supervisor referred to her as "it" after she had sex reassignment surgery. Identified by her initials in the lawsuit, she claims Valve was a hostile work environment as a result.Polygon obtained the lawsuit, which was filed in April 2016. In...

This Incredible Star Wars Drone Dogfight Gives the Movies a Run For Their Money

Yesterday - Gamespot
If you like Star Wars dogfights, then Corridor Digital's latest video is sure to impress. The YouTube channel has created an aerial fight with Star Wars drones: one X-wing and three TIE fighters.The video does feature some added visual and sound effects, though the Corridor team did do a lot of it with cameras and props they created, like the cockp...

Huawei sues Samsung over cellphone patents

Yesterday - Joystiq
No, the fighting between top smartphone makers isn't done just yet. Huawei has sued Samsung in both China and the US for allegedly violating its patents on cellular technology and software through its cellphones. Unlike what you see in many such laws by Jon Fingas

Overwatch, Fallout 4 Far Harbor and GameSpot turns 20! - The Lobby

Yesterday - Gamespot
We talk about our favorite characters and strats for Overwatch, if Far Harbor is any good and our favorite memories from the past 20 years for GameSpot's birthday

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