Viacom to purchase Pluto TV for $340 Million

“Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday it will buy Pluto TV, a free video streaming TV service, for $340 million in cash to expand its advanced advertising business,” Reuters reports. “Viacom’s moves reflect a rekindled interest in advertising supported digital media kicked off by Roku, a device maker that helped viewers stream online videos on TVs […]

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Hackers hack into family’s Nest surveillence camera, send fake warning of North Korean Missle Attack

“Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd,” Matthias Gafni reports for The Mercury News. “A loud squawking — similar to the beginning of an emergency broadcast alert — blasted from the living room, the Orinda mother said, followed by a detailed warning of […]

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Report: Next-Generation AirPods to include ‘Health-Monitoring’

News web site DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is working on the 2nd generation of its AirPod hardware to include some sort of health monitoring feature, somewhat like what’s currently in the Apple Watch Series 4. In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, […]

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 Apple offering another ‘Shot on iPhone Challenge’ to possibly be featured in advertisements

Apple is kicking off 2019 by celebrating the most stunning photographs captured on iPhone, the world’s most popular camera, by inviting iPhone users to submit their best shots. From January 22 to February 7, Apple is looking for outstanding photographs for a Shot on iPhone Challenge. A panel of judges will review worldwide submissions and […]

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