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Apple’s annual developers conference was this week, so naturally, our podcast conversation this week had to be about Tim Cook’s new Memoji. Not really: We talked about all the things we can expect to see when iOS 12 comes to iPhones this fall, why Apple decided to launch “digital wellness” features, how walkie-talkie on the …

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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company is teaming up with Chinese media company Tencent to launch a new video game studio.  According to Bad Robot COO Brian Weinstein, the new studio will be titled Bad Robot Games (makes sense). While Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is apparently involved in the deal as a minority investor, Bad …

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The Trump administration just came to an agreement to lift crippling sanctions against Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE. Ending the sanctions banning US companies from selling hardware or software to ZTE could save the company, which announced last month that it had suspended its major operations due to the restrictions. But the tensions between the US …

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Amazon first started shipping video streaming devices four years ago. Since then, the company has updated its Fire TV products to match the larger trends of consumer gadgetry. The flat Fire TV boxes were shrunk down to HDMI sticks and dongles that weren’t much larger than a thumb drive; to this day, the cheap streaming …

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Battlefield V is the next game in the hit first-person shooter series from DICE. We don’t know much else about the game, but we do expect a full reveal on May 23. While we’re waiting to hear more about the next Battlefield game, all reports indicate that the plan is to continue some of the things …

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The Sonos Beam is a new $399 soundbar, but to Sonos, it’s a heck of a lot more than just a speaker that sits under your television. It’s a fabric-wrapped representation of how Sonos sees the future—one in which all the voice assistants from Apple and Google and Amazon can live next to one another. …

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The Acura Team Penske ARX-05s finished first and second at Mid-Ohio at the beginning of May, the first win for the car. The team was hoping to repeat that performance at the Boss’ hometown race. Acura Competition in DPi is fierce right now. Not only has Penske returned, but so too has Team Joest, which …

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On Sunday, The New York Times revealed that Facebook had deals with phone manufacturers including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Blackberry going back a decade that gave the device makers access to copious amounts of personal data about users and their friends in order to re-create a mobile version of Facebook on their devices. Facebook had …

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Bungie has announced Destiny 2: Forsaken, the big Year Two update for the online loot shooter. The game will feature new story missions and map areas, a new multiplayer mode called Gambit, four new Crucible maps, and a new raid called The Dreaming City. The expansion will drop on Sept. 4. Here’s the reveal trailer: Video …

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When I first started skateboarding, a friend brought me out to Strawberry Canyon in the Berkeley Hills. Like the first time you try anything, it was pure magic—the afternoon sun, the breeze gently ruffling my hair as I coasted gently down a smooth paved trail on the perfect slope. It was like surfing, but in …

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