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Friday, October 24, 2014

Technology

iHeartRadio and Rdio are ready for CarPlay, but your car isn't

23 minutes ago - Engadget
Online radio streaming app iHeartRadio has just made good on its promise to add support for CarPlay, Apple's new car infotainment system. But, it's not the only app joining Spotify on CarPlay today -- Rdio, a free music streaming service with offline by Mariella Moon

English-leaning site 51Talk pockets new funding to expand in Asia

1 hour 53 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: Viorel Sima / Shutterstock51Talk, an English-learning service which provides one-to-one courses in English speaking, announced that it has received US$55 million of Series C financing led by Sequoia Capital and followed by DCM and Shunwei Fund, a fund headed by Xiaomi founder Lei Jun. It is worth noting that 51Talk is the first onli... by Emma Lee, TechNode

Honda's pedestrian-detecting technology is coming to cars this year

1 hour 26 minutes ago - Engadget
Loyal Honda fans, crisis averted. You don't have to switch to Subaru, Volvo or Ford if you want their anti-collision technology, now that the Japanese automaker has officially announced its own. The company has just launched a new and enhanced by Mariella Moon

Somehow the internet hasn't killed off 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

2 hours 43 minutes ago - Engadget
The internet's been blamed for making a lot of things redundant, and you'd be justified in assuming that that extended to America's Funniest Home Videos too. Except, surprisingly, the wealth of cat videos and stripper-pole-fail clips online hasn't by Timothy J. Seppala

LG makes its first smartphone chip, the Nuclun

Yesterday - Venture Beat
LG, one of Korea’s major consumer electronics and technology giants, is entering the smartphone chip game with Nuclun, its first mobile application processor. Pronounced “NOO-klun,” the chip will make its first appearance this week when LG releases the G3 Screen, a smartphone for the Korean market. The chip’s eight-core processor was desig... by Kia Kokalitcheva

Judge formally bans Aereo from streaming live TV to customers' devices

Yesterday - Engadget
Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It's been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by "transmitting by Mariella Moon

Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

Yesterday - Wired
Bellcomm, Inc., based in Washington, DC, near NASA Headquarters, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. Ja... by David S. F. Portree

Engadget Daily: Facebook Rooms, real-life laser bullets and more!

Yesterday - Engadget
Does the topic of laser guns intrigue you? Perhaps you're more interested to learn about Facebook's new anonymous chat app? Read on for all our news highlights from the last 24 hours, including Google's Android Wear update, CERN's mysterious photos, by Andy Bowen

Twitter to open community learning center in San Francisco next summer

Yesterday - Venture Beat
Image Credit: Garrett HeathTwitter, the microblogging giant whose headquarters sit on a section of San Francisco’s Market Street that’s not exactly fancy, is set to open a learning center for the homeless next summer. The learning center, which the company announced in partnership with Compass Family Services last May, will be located across t... by Kia Kokalitcheva

LG's next phone will be the first with one of its own CPUs inside

Yesterday - Engadget
LG has been trying to catch up to competition like Apple and Samsung with its phones for years, and its next step on that path is to build one with its own CPU inside. The G3 Screen phone that it's releasing this week in Korea will have an eight-core by Richard Lawler

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