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Roku's New Wireless Speakers Automatically Turn Loud Commercials Down, Turn Show Audio Up

Roku announced today that it’s getting into the audio business with the launch of its in-house Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The two HomePod-esque speakers work exclusively (and wirelessly) with Roku TVs, and feature software that will optimize audio from anything connected to the pair Roku TV, including cable boxes, antennas, and Bluetooth devices. 288 more words

Things Are Going From Bad To Worse For Apple In India

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: Despite its increased focus on India, Apple is all set to see a slower year-on-year growth in iPhone sales in the country in 2018. 212 more words

Apple Won't Replace Faulty MacBook Pro Keyboards With Third-Gen Components

After determining that a “small percentage” of 2015-2017 MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards may experience sticky keys, Apple initiated a Keyboard Service Program. The company has been servicing affected keyboards for free, but the fix doesn’t guarantee the problem won’t emerge again. 206 more words

Microsoft and National Geographic Team Up on AI Research Grant

Microsoft and National Geographic are partnering on a new grant program that will put $1 million towards projects using AI to address environmental challenges. From a report: Between five and 15 projects will be selected as recipients of the AI for Earth Innovation Grant program and winning researchers will receive funding, access to Microsoft cloud and AI tools, inclusion in the National Geographic Explorer Community and affiliation with National Geographic Labs. 101 more words

Uber Faces Federal Investigation Over Alleged Gender Discrimination

According to The Wall Street Journal, Uber is being investigated by U.S. authorities over a complaint about gender discrimination (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). 208 more words

Amazon's Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

Many booksellers on Amazon strive to sell their wares as cheaply as possible. That, after all, is usually how you make a sale in a competitive marketplace. 363 more words

SFGATE: Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13

Lava flies through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 13
Published on July 17, 2018 at 02:00AM by By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people. 98 more words