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Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month
by Sarah Perez on July 14, 2020 at 9:41 pm
Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on a new setting to add their music videos to their page ahead of an
SpaceX’s Starlink asks potential service testers for addresses, says private beta starts this summer
by Darrell Etherington on July 14, 2020 at 9:18 pm
Starlink, the high-bandwidth, low-latency broadband internet service that SpaceX is in the process of deploying, has sent out an email to those who’ve registered their interest in becoming beta testers. The email asks for a specific address, to replace the previously requested zip codes (or area codes in Canada) for potential testers to help them
Elon Musk rails against German court decision on Tesla Autopilot terminology
by Kirsten Korosec on July 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk disputed a German court ruling issued today that bans the company from using terms like Autopilot or “full potential for autonomous driving” on its website or other advertising. In a tweet, Musk said “Tesla Autopilot was literally named after the term used in aviation. Also, what about Autobahn!?” The Wettbewerbszentrale, an
BlueOcean uses automation to deliver affordable brand audits in seven days
by Anthony Ha on July 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm
BlueOcean is a new startup offering companies a relatively fast and affordable way to see how their brands are performing and what they can do to improve. CEO Grant McDougall and COO/President Liza Nebel (the pair founded BlueOcean with Chief Data Scientist Matthew Gross) told me they’ve been developing the technology for two years. And
WhatsApp hit by brief outage, leaving users unable to send or receive messages
by Zack Whittaker on July 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm
WhatsApp was briefly down Tuesday, with users unable to send or receive messages on the Facebook-owned end-to-end encrypted messaging app. Affected users may have seen that WhatsApp was “connecting” to the service when trying to send a message. The outage started at about 4 p.m. ET but appeared to be working again by 4:30 p.m.
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Get 4 color-changing smart bulbs that work with Alexa and Google for just $35 - CNET
by Ry Crist on July 14, 2020 at 7:56 pm
If you want to give Alexa or Google Assistant color-changing powers throughout your home, then this is a heck of a deal.
The best home security system for 2020: DIY kits, video doorbells and more - CNET
by Ry Crist on July 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm
Yes, shopping for a home security system can be a headache. Good thing we've done a lot of the legwork for you.
Best battery-powered security cameras of 2020 - CNET
by Megan Wollerton on July 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm
Want a security camera sans adapter? These are the best of the best.
The best French press coffee makers for 2020 - CNET
by Brian Bennett on July 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm
If you crave the strong, rich taste of French press-style coffee at home, consider buying one of these coffee makers.
5 ways to customize Alexa so you love your Amazon Echo more - CNET
by Katie Conner on July 14, 2020 at 10:15 am
Get the most out of your voice assistant with these tips, from customizing what Alexa says to creating personalized routines.