Ewan McGregor confirms he will return as Obi-Wan for new Star Wars series

Plus first trailers for What If...? and The Mandalorian; more new series under way.

1 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Disney Plus will give you 4 simultaneous streams, 4K and HDR for no extra cost - CNET

Disney's original episodes will be released weekly instead of dropping entire seasons in one, bingeable bunch.

13 minutes ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their ...

23 hours ago from TechXplore

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Document reveals how Facebook downplayed early Cambridge Analytica concerns

Internal correspondence provides new insight into how Facebook staff reacted to concerns about use of user data by political campaign consultantsInternal Facebook correspondence from September ...

21 hours ago from Guardian.co.uk

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Sphero acquires modular electronics maker littleBits to tackle educational toy segment

Consumer robotics and toy company Sphero on Friday announced it is acquiring New York City-based modular electronics maker littleBits for an undisclosed sum.

23 hours ago from Techspot

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Android Q is Android 10 In Brand Update

Android Q is Android 10 (via Google) Google has lost its sweet tooth: After 10 years of confections, Android OS is being rebranded. This year’s ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Geek.com

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Google Photos Now Lets You Search For Text In Photos

Have you ever taken a photo and it contains text and you wanted to search for that text within it? We’re not sure how many of you would have need for such a feature, but the good news ...

18 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Book publishers sue Audible to stop new speech-to-text feature

Publishers say Audible's new captions feature is illegal. Is it?

7 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Netflix is testing human-curated 'Collections'

On the one hand, machine learning is a fantastic way to simplify many tedious processes, such as data entry. On the other hand, though, it can seem a bit creepy: algorithm-driven recommendations ...

20 hours ago from Techspot

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The Apple Card is a beautiful baby bird and should be handled as such

An Apple Card support page warns if the titanium credit card comes into contact with leather or denim, the interaction could cause “permanent discoloration that might not wash off.”

Thu 22 Aug 19 from The Washington Post

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