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‘We’re ahead of the curve’: WWE’s marketing chief says the wrestling brand is already where big TV networks want to be in terms of building a data-driven streaming service

The WWE has already arrived where many TV companies aspire to go: it’s built a successful subscription streaming product without undercutting its traditional channels. The wrestling brand has had to ramp up its data chops to better its programming and sell merchandise. “We’re ahead of the curve,” said WWE CMO […]
‘We’re ahead of the curve’: WWE’s marketing chief says the wrestling brand is already where big TV networks want to be in terms of building a data-driven streaming service
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Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous

Chinese tech giant Baidu announced partnerships to build self-driving vehicles starting in 2018. The company’s software will be used in a mini bus and mass-market consumer vehicles. The company has been making significant investments in autonomous driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo. At CES in […]
Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year  —  and Waymo should be nervous
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Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S9 in February

Samsung has confirmed it will announce its Galaxy S9 smartphone in February during Mobile World Congress. The manufacturer said it would share details at the launch event about when the smartphone will become available. Samsung also indicated the Galaxy S9 will see updates to the company’s Bixby artificial-intelligence software. Samsung […]
Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S9 in February
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Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a flashy new interface with a 3-D display and voice control that recognises slang

Mercedes-Benz revealed a new user interface at CES on Tuesday. The interface, called MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), will feature three-dimensional digital displays, a touchscreen, voice control, and over-the-air updates. Mercedes-Benz plans to debut the interface in its upcoming A-Class vehicles. Mercedes-Benz revealed a new user interface at the International Consumer […]
Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a flashy new interface with a 3-D display and voice control that recognises slang
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Samsung’s new 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’ can change sizes

Samsung unveiled a new TV at CES 2018 it simply calls “The Wall.” Samsung calls The Wall the world’s first “modular” TV, which lets you adjust its size to best fit your environment. The Wall’s “micro LED” display has many of the same benefits as next-generation OLED displays, but without […]
Samsung’s new 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’ can change sizes
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Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars

Toyota announced at CES on Tuesday that Amazon’sAlexa would be integrated with its infotainment systems. Alexa will appear in certain Toyota and Lexus models. Voice has been a challenge for carmakers; Alexa could change that. The march of Amazon’s Alexa into the automotive world continues. At CES in Las Vegas […]
Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars
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Ford is making a big push to catch up in the self-driving car race

Ford outlined its vision for the future of transportation and urban life in a presentation at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday. The presentation highlighted cloud and cellular technology that would allow vehicles, pedestrians, public transit, and infrastructure to communicate. The presentation was light on details and heavy […]
Ford is making a big push to catch up in the self-driving car race
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Toyota’s self-driving vehicle is eerily similar to one that hit a pedestrian on ‘Black Mirror’ — and fans are freaking out

Toyota unveiled its self-driving e-Palette concept vehicle at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday. “Black Mirror” fans thought the vehicle resembled a self-driving pizza delivery vehicle that hits a pedestrian on an episode of the show. Toyota and Pizza Hut announced a partnership before the e-Palette reveal and […]
Toyota’s self-driving vehicle is eerily similar to one that hit a pedestrian on ‘Black Mirror’  —  and fans are freaking out
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Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try to save an open internet

Democratic senators have gathered enough support to force the Senate to vote on a resolution to restore net neutrality. They need only a simple-majority vote to approve the resolution. While that’s a long shot, there’s a political reason for them to force a vote: It could make Republican senators take […]
Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try to save an open internet
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Nissan wants to make cars that can read your mind

Nissan is developing “Brain-to-Vehicle” technology that could read a driver’s mind. The technology would read a driver’s brain waves to increase reaction times or, in an autonomous vehicle, adjust the car’s driving style to increase the owner’s comfort. Nissan plans to demonstrate the technology at the International Consumer Electronics Show […]
Nissan wants to make cars that can read your mind
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Amazon is making a major play for Windows PCs

Several PC manufacturers have announced new computers coming this year that will support Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, hands-free. Some of these new PCs will come with special hardware that will make Alexa respond to commands more quickly and hear you better over loud music. This move is emblematic of Amazon’s […]
Amazon is making a major play for Windows PCs
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Never mind the gadgets, here’s what to look for at CES

CES is usually full of boring announcements about products that fail to catch on with the public after the show ends. But the giant tech-industry confab will highlight several key trends, including ones involving connected cars and voice-controlled devices, that will influence consumer technology in the coming year and beyond. […]
Never mind the gadgets, here’s what to look for at CES
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Samsung’s newest laptop comes with its own fingerprint scanner

Samsung announced the Notebook 7 Spin all-in-one Friday. The notebook includes a fingerprint sensor powered by Windows Hello. Samsung will showcase the notebook at the International Consumer Electronics Show next week. Samsung announced on Friday the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, a multi-functional laptop meant to fit the needs of several […]
Samsung’s newest laptop comes with its own fingerprint scanner
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The FCC chairman received death threats before cancelling his CES appearance

Death threats reportedly prompted Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to cancel his planned appearance at CES, the giant tech industry trade show that gets underway next week. Pai abruptly withdrew from the conference on Wednesday. The FCC has been the target of much anger from the […]
The FCC chairman received death threats before cancelling his CES appearance
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Samsung’s next flagship smartphone may make an early appearance in January

Samsung’s next high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, may come earlier than usual. They may make their first appearance as early as next January, at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They will reportedly be “iterative” devices, but still pack some new stuff, with a focus on power […]
Samsung’s next flagship smartphone may make an early appearance in January