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Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

Yahoo will stream all four NFL playoff games this weekend

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You can now watch Drew Brees be handsome and predominate the playoffs on mobile Image: Butch Dill/ AP/ REX/ ShutterstockIf you're an NFL fan planning on being out and about this coming weekend or perhaps just stuck in different situations where you can't get to a television, there's good news: Yahoo will stream all four playoff games of the NFL's Divisional Round. SEE ALSO: Elated Buffalo Bills followers shower another team's quarterback with gifts Tim Armstrong, CEO of Yahoo parent company Oath, constructed the bulletin on Tuesday, telling CNBC, "Consumers in the U.S. will be able to watch all four playoff games with one click on the Yahoo Sports app." It's all thanks to Verizon's new deal with the NFL, announced back in December, that will enable the company to creek the games on mobile...
Woman pens open letter to Instagram because her feed is full of bras and fitspo

Woman pens open letter to Instagram because her feed is full of bras and fitspo

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Image: Shutterstock/ fizkes A woman has penned an open letter to Instagram because she's sick of discovering adverts for bras. But, her piece has raised an important question about Instagram's algorithm and whether we can do anything to alter the ads in our feeds? In a Medium post entitled "Towards a bra-free Instagram experience", Lauren Hallden--who works as a product designer in Philadelphia--put a question to Instagram: "Does your company compile any consumer feedback from females? " The reason for this question is because Hallden says the sponsored content in her Instagram feed is "kind of one-note" as it only presents her photos of women working out in athletics bras. SEE ALSO: How to protect yourself when social media is harming your self-esteem This is problematic for Hallden...
Uber is selling off its auto-leasing business to rising startup Fair.com

Uber is selling off its auto-leasing business to rising startup Fair.com

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The company leasing cars to U.S. Uber motorists is being clicked up . Image: Jeff Chiu/ AP/ REX/ Shutterstock After confirming the closure of its auto-leasing business, Xchange Leasing, Uber is now reportedly selling it, according to The Wall Street Journal . The buyer? Car ownership startup Fair.com. SEE ALSO: Taxify launchings in another country to challenge Uber's ride-sharing dominance Uber are set out in September that it would be shutting down Xchange Leasing, its Delaware-based subsidiary which spouses with auto dealerships to offer vehicle leases to U.S. Uber motorists. The leasing business currently athletics a net journal importance of $400 million made up of over 30,000 vehicles, according to WSJ , but has suffered heavy damages -- Uber was reportedly forgetting $9,00...
Not everyone loves Apple’s new Melbourne store

Not everyone loves Apple’s new Melbourne store

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Melbourne locals are related the multinational enterprise is buying up public cultural space. Apple interprets it otherwise . Image: apple Apple has exposed a blueprint for its brand-new flagship storage in Melbourne's primary culture hub, Federation Square. But not everyone's convinced. SEE ALSO: Apple will probably launch new AirPods in the second largest half of 2018 Announced on Wednesday, the two-level glass-walled pavilion was unveiled with a promise from Apple that the projected job "increases public space and furnishes a daily program of activity to stimulate and train the community." But it's this element of public space that has people a little concerned. Apple's new store is the result of a partnership with the Victorian Government and Federation Square, with ABC reportin...
LG’s new ultrawide monitor comes with near-5K resolution

LG’s new ultrawide monitor comes with near-5K resolution

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LG 34 WK95U Image: LG Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may give an affiliate board which helps support our work. There are plenty of ultrawide monitors on the market, and there's a fair alternative of 5K and 4K ones as well, but having both in one parcel is a scarcity -- generally a very costly one. That might change with LG's brand-new 34 -inch, ultrawide monitor. The sexily named 34 WK95U steps 34 inches diagonal and has 5,120 x 2,160 -pixel resolution, and it's the first observe to those used specs from the Korean electronics monster. SEE ALSO: LG V3 0 review: A good smartphone that could've fucking awesome While that resolution is not < em> technically 5K( this is gonna be 5,120 x 2,880 ), it's still p...
Disney just bought everything from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘X-Men’

Disney just bought everything from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘X-Men’

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Rupert Murdoch... er... Mr. Burns with the Simpsons, who are now Disney property.Image: FOX via Getty ImagesIt's an arms race, and every media company is involved. Disney announced its much-anticipated acquisition of a big piece of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock.  The move gives Disney four important assets as the Mickey Mouse operation moves to compete with rivals including Netflix and Amazon.  Here's what Disney is buying: 21st Century Fox movie studio FX and National geographic cable channels and some regional sports channels Fox's stake in Hulu Fox's stake in European cable company Sky What Disney is not buying: the FOX broadcast channel, Fox News, and some other smaller stuff like newspapers. Those pieces are being spun off into a separate company that will b...
The NFL’s new streaming deal is surprisingly great for consumers

The NFL’s new streaming deal is surprisingly great for consumers

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Image: The Washington Post/ Getty Images NFL privileges are the biggest in sports media--and the closest thing "weve got to" weather vane for where our jumbled world of media and tech are headed. On Monday, news interrupted that Verizonhad agreed to a new five-year bargain to stream NFL plays to mobile machines( smartphones and tablets ). The telecom giant is paying around $ 2 billionfor the rights. Here's the big thing: Verizon has no exclusivity. They'll host the games for anyone and everyone no matter what system they're on. And this kickings in for the upcoming NFL playoffs. This is good for NFL followers. Get online access to football match had become a relatively byzantine adventure. With Verizon hosting video games but not having exclusivity--if you're an AT& T or T-Mobile wireless...
Why tech workers are leaving San Francisco

Why tech workers are leaving San Francisco

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Cars drive over the Golden Gate Bridge Image: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images Jeanna Barrett had expended the last 20 months in Seattle helping develop a location-based mobile app. In April 2011, Groupon acquired the startup, and it declined to keep her on staff. Fine by her. "I called my mothers after I found out I didn’t have a position at Groupon and said, 'I'm moving to San Francisco.' I merely knew I wanted to make it project, " Barrett said. Barrett is one of thousands of hungry tech workers that move to San Francisco each year. The influx of people and money centered around technology has been extreme even for a city with a athletics squad named for the 1849 gold rush. Software engineers and marketing strategists look to the city by the Bay as the home to live to be a ...
Amazon’s Alexa is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand

Amazon’s Alexa is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand

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Alexa, how's the weather in Sydney today ? Image: amazon It's not only Amazon itself that is yet to truly launch in Australia. The company's Alexa-powered Echo devices are not currently available in Australia or New Zealand, either. But they're on their path, launching in both countries "early next year." SEE ALSO: Amazon has sorta, kinda launched in Australia On Thursday, Amazon announced the coming of its hands-free Echo device, activated by smart voice assistant Alexa, to both countries in 2018. Developers will be able to build localised voice experiences and embed uniquely Australian and New Zealand knowledge within Alexa with the expansion of the Alexa Skills Kit( ASK) -- a collection of self-service APIs -- and the Alexa Voice Service( AVS ).
Apple holiday ad is long on utility, short on magic

Apple holiday ad is long on utility, short on magic

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Look at me, I have one AirPod . Image: apple Nothing brings two people together like a pair of Apple AirPods. In Apple's latest vacation ad, entitled "Sway, " the company testifies, perhaps for the first time, how two people might share one pair of wireless Apple AirPods. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X critique: A bold step into the future Unlike 2015 's award-winning "Misunderstood, " there really isn't much of a story to Sway, which will air for the first time on Thanksgiving during NFL football, but declined a period early on YouTube. Instead, a young woman sets in her AirPods, pulls out her iPhone X( naturally ), opens Apple Music, draws up Sam Smith's Palace , and starts dancing on the snowy streets. Of course, all that leaping and twiddling on the busy byways of a city like New York...