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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Technology

The Olympics will be shown in VR, but only on Samsung headsets

24 minutes ago - Engadget
NBC began outlining its plans for broadcasting Rio 2016 yesterday, but a few more juicy tidbits have now filtered through. The AP (via ABC News) is reporting that around 85 hours of programming will be available to watch in VR, but only if you use Sa

Design FX: The FX Wizardry Behind Independence Day’s Wild Final Battle

39 minutes ago - Wired
Making the mother alien and the destruction she caused took a lot of processing power. The post Design FX: The FX Wizardry Behind Independence Day's Wild Final Battle appeared first on WIRED by Angela Watercutter

The golden age of American entrepreneurship

39 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 In an otherwise contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election, there will be one issue on which both candidates can agree: Entrepreneurship is good. Entrepreneurs have been embraced by both political parties, along with a wide swath of the American people, who tell pollsters they trust small business more than almost any other institution. However,... by Aaron K. Chatterji,David Robinson

Das Keyboards is crowdfunding a cloud-connected, intelligent keyboard

28 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Das Keyboard, everyone’s favorite keyboard company that sounds like something Kraftwerk would carry with them on road gigs, has announced the 5Q, a smart keyboard with two-way communications to cloud servers. What does that mean? It means you can program your keyboard to flash the letter E blue when you’re outbid on eBay or have the spacebar... by John Biggs

Amazon opens up grocery deliveries to more of London

49 minutes ago - Engadget
Amazon's grocery delivery service only went live in the UK a couple of weeks ago, but already the company is expanding beyond the launch footprint of various central and east London areas. As of today, Amazon Fresh is now available in 59 additional p

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of Samsung

59 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage, but for the first time, the Rio broadcasting network is shedding some real light on how it intends to do so. The plan revolves around Gear VR– exclusively, in fact. Owners of Samsung’s hea... by Brian Heater

Blast Motion's swing sensor data is coming to baseball broadcasts

59 minutes ago - Engadget
Major League Baseball had already approved Blast Motion's swing analyzer for use in training sessions, but now that the gadget is official hitting sensor of the league, it's going to be used for a lot more. Data from the $150 device will be used in t

Video app Chosen doubles down on music video creation with access to 20M songs

1 hour 14 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Started over a year ago by the ex-CEO of Beats Music, Chosen is a video creation app with a competitive element. Users create short clips on their phones, and can view others while swiping left or right to up vote or down vote the clip. Originally, the videos were designed to be short clips of users showcasing their musical abilities – play... by Fitz Tepper

B&O Play get into the wireless earbud game

1 hour 24 minutes ago - Engadget
B&O Play came very late to the Bluetooth audio game, but it didn't matter because the sound quality was worth the wait. The firm is now widening its wireless range with the H5, its first set of in-ear buds that ditch the 3.5 mm connector. The big

So, Should I Let My Kid Eat Her Boogers?

1 hour 39 minutes ago - Wired
You may want to repress this knowledge as soon as you read it, but we all ingest about a liter of boogers each day through the nasal cavity. Your daughter is just consuming them via a different route—albeit one that’s less socially acceptable. We can assure you that it’s quite harmless. Boogers are more than […] The post So, Should I Let My... by Ian Frisch

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