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Is the ad-blocking Brave browser too good to be true? - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 21, 2016 - 3:07pm
A new Web browser aims to protect your privacy from ads that track you, but it wants to make money with its own ads. Also, learn how Apple's iOS update patches a security bug.









National Hug Day: 10 geeky hugs, from emoji to astronauts (pictures) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 21, 2016 - 2:59pm
Open your arms and embrace the absurdity that is National Hug Day with a series of nerdy and high-tech hugs from the geek world.









Arrested development: VW restructures its vehicle-building process - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - January 21, 2016 - 2:56pm
For the first time, the company will put less focus on the suits up top and more focus on the development teams actually building the cars.









Online video on the rise in Germany

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 1:02pm

The consumption of video content on the internet continues to grow in Germany, according to the results of the Web-TV Monitor 2015 compiled by market research and consultancy company Goldmedia for media authorities BLM and LFK. Read the story »

Sandberg calls for online response to IS

Reuters Technology - January 21, 2016 - 9:52am
Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, says that internet recruitment by Islamic State could be used in reverse to discredit the group by former IS recruits who have escaped. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

State of play for virtual reality

Reuters Technology - January 21, 2016 - 9:24am
2016 will be a breakthrough year for virtual reality, as the technology starts evolving past a gaming platform towards a new tool to experience live content, according to experts. Ben Gruber reports.

Sky in Showtime output deal

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 6:27am

Sky has signed a long-term licensing agreement that will see Sky Atlantic become the exclusive home to programming produced for the US Showtime network. Read the story »

Ericsson launches TV intelligence toolkit

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 4:20am

Ericsson has launched a new analysis toolkit for the TV sector. Read the story »

Vodafone TV launches in Ireland

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 4:14am

Ciaran Barrett, Head of Consumer Fixed, Vodafone Ireland and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone Ireland has today launched a TV service in Ireland for the first time. Read the story »

New Ultra HD channel from Digiturk

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 3:50am

Digiturk has launched a new Ultra HD/4k channel, called Digiturk UHD, on the Eutelsat 7B satellite, home to Digiturk’s pay-TV platform. Read the story »

From sawdust to petrol

Reuters Technology - January 21, 2016 - 2:57am
Belgian scientists have produced the building blocks of gasoline from sawdust. Jim Drury reports.

NetCologne continues to offer M7 packages

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 2:54am

German cable operator NetCologne will continue to provide its customers in Cologne, Bonn and Aachen with TV channels supplied by M7 Deutschland. Read the story »

CTC Media faces NASDAQ delisting

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 2:54am

Russia’s CTC Media has been warned by NASDAQ that it intends to initiate its delisting from the exchange. Read the story »

The Medical Channel enters Romania

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 2:32am

The Medical Channel has made its debut in Romania, launching on the cable network AKTA. Read the story »

4 out of 10 Dutch homes watch on-demand

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 2:28am

On demand TV viewing is popular in The Netherlands with four out of ten Dutch households watching via VOD and catch-up TV platforms. Read the story »

Sky D and Disney to launch The Disney Princesses channel

BroadbandTVNews - January 21, 2016 - 12:56am

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland and Disney Cinemagic HD will offer a movie channel focussing on Princesses from Disney productions during this year’s Easter holidays. Read the story »

Super Bowl 50 vows to be the most technologically advanced ever - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 21, 2016 - 12:23am
Reps from the NFL, San Francisco 49ers and software giant SAP say the Big Game will live up to its high-tech promise.









Facebook wants to get into the game with Sports Stadium - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 20, 2016 - 11:45pm
Social network offers a hub for real-time stats and play-by-play information, as well as a forum for discussion about games in progress.









Holographic assistant brings us one step closer to AI butlers - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 20, 2016 - 10:28pm
A company from Japan is working on a fully holographic artificial intelligence assistant. It offers similar services to Amazon's Echo, but brings a new level of personality.









Science reveals secret lives of mysterious decapitated gladiators - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - January 20, 2016 - 10:27pm
The skeletons of Roman-era fighters found in York, UK, have undergone genome analysis to determine their origin.









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