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Sling TV now works in the browser

Despite having been one of the first to offer live, streaming TV over the internet, Dish’s Sling TV service has just now introduced a way to watch its service via a web browser. The company is today launching an in-browser player for Google Chrome. The player, which is still in ...

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MIT’s AI streaming software aims to stop those video stutters

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) wants to ensure your streaming video experience stays smooth. A research team led by MIT professor Mohammad Alizadeh has developed an artificial intelligence (dubbed ‘Pensieve’) that can select the best algorithms for ensuring video streams both without interruption, and at the best ...

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Reset the clock.SoundCloud isn’t shutting down just yet After a crucial vote, SoundCloud secured $170 million in funding and will continue to operate. Going forward it has a new CEO, Kerry Trainor (formerly of Vimeo), as former CEO and founder Alex Ljung takes the position of chairman. Said Ljung, “This ...

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Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin. 24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first ...

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10 ‘smart’ gadgets that are just plain dumb

Almost anything you buy these days can be loaded with sensors, LEDs, and Wi-Fi, and then labelled “smart.” Light bulbs? Check. Door locks? Yep. Sprinklers? Of course. But as manufacturers rush to “smartify” everything, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. We get bombarded with pitches for ...

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Playing professional 'Call of Duty' with half a thumb

He isn’t talking about the accident itself, of course. Today, Wyatt is a 23-year-old professional Call of Duty player who got his start in the Halo scene when he was a teenager. He feels lucky because the standard Xbox controllers used to play Halo conformed to his injury nicely — ...

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