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Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

Last week, Amazon updated Fire TV Cube with the Alexa Announcements feature (which lets you dictate a message that the other Echo devices in your home will broadcast) and notifications from your smart doorbell and camera. Now, Amazon's giving the dev… Source: Engadget | Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make available $67 million more per year than originally earm… Source: Engadget | FCC offers million more per year for rural broadband programs

Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox

Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of SoundCloud and Tidal streaming services right from your… Source: Engadget | Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ …

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Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring

Apple may launch a new version of Texture, a magazine subscription app it bought in March, in the spring. However, publishing executives are reportedly wary of including their products in the service and potentially losing revenue to Apple's all-in-o… Source: Engadget | Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring

Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They'r… Source: Engadget | Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming …

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Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations

Earlier this year, Google redesigned Maps to add a bunch of features, including personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. Now, that feature will be more broadly available as Google is bringing the For You tab to iOS in more than 40… Source: Engadget | Google Maps for iPhone now includes personalized recommendations

FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage

Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that one or more major mobile service providers are being investigated for potentially lying about their coverage maps. While the agency undergoes the inquiry, it is suspending its Mobility… Source: Engadget | FCC believes mobile carriers may have lied about coverage

Senators urge FCC to preserve neutrality protections for text messages

A group of Democratic senators led by Ed Markey of Massachusetts is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to keep text messages classified as a telecommunications service. Doing so would extend net neutrality protections to the messages,… Source: Engadget | Senators urge FCC to preserve neutrality protections for text messages

Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows

Disney is quickly solidifying the talent for its Star Wars streaming shows. Variety sources say Nick Nolte has joined the cast of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian, joining other big names including Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. There's nothing mention… Source: Engadget | Disney adds Nick Nolte to the cast of its 'Star Wars' streaming shows

'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continues April 5th

You won't have to wait long if you're craving another fix of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix has confirmed that Part 2 of the teenage witch saga will arrive on April 5th. The accompanying teaser doesn't say a whole lot about what's coming n… Source: Engadget | 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' continues April 5th

Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of game revenue

Valve wants to make Steam more alluring for large developers, and it's willing to give up a slice of the pie to make that happen. The company has revised Steam's Distribution Agreement to give its most successful publishers a larger cut of their reve… Source: Engadget | Steam gives successful developers a larger cut of …

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Racists use app to trick celebrities into endorsing anti-Semitic views

White supremacists have been using mobile apps to trick stars into spreading hate speech online. BuzzFeed News has learned that two racist YouTubers have used Cameo, an app that lets you pay for personalized celebrity messages, to make NFL legend Br… Source: Engadget | Racists use app to trick celebrities into endorsing anti-Semitic views

Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans

Uber might see its acquisition of Jump as just the start of its e-scooter ambitions. Sources speaking to The Information claim Uber has "recently" held talks to buy Bird and Lime, two of the biggest names in scooter sharing. The move would reported… Source: Engadget | Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its …

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