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Bare hands are the future of VR, says Microsoft Research (Tomorrow Daily 386 show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
Because game controllers in virtual reality are SO last-gen.

Juiced for Olympics in VR? Better grab a Samsung headset - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
For the first time, you can watch Olympic ceremonies and competition in virtual reality, but only if you have Samsung's devices and pay for traditional TV.

Mosha the elephant gets her new leg

Reuters Technology - June 30, 2016
An amputee elephant in Thailand's northern province of Lampang has received a new artificial leg to cope with its recent physical growth and weight. Jim Drury reports.

When Hollywood does AI, it's fun but farfetched - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
Don't head to the multiplex expecting the truth or a light touch when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Intel may partner with BMW to produce autonomous cars - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
Self-driving cars may be a step closer to hitting the streets if a potential partnership with BMW and Intel comes to pass.

AI, Frankenstein? Not so fast, experts say - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
It's easy to worry about what artificial intelligence will deal us. Some people are trying to sort things out before we get too far down the road.

Florida man 'confident' in $10BN lawsuit against Apple for copying 'essence' of iPhone - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
Businessman Thomas Ross has no patent filings and is representing himself, but feels he "has a shot" in the case.

Google buys 12 years of electricity from yet-to-be built wind farm - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
The Norwegian wind farm will supply renewable energy for Google's European data centres for 12 years.

'Crowd Control,' part 21: What comes after the zombie apocalypse - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
In the penultimate installment of CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel, the resurrection war on Earth resolves and humanity turns to the true threat.

Sky D brings OTT service to Apple TV 4

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT platform Sky Online available on the fourth-generation Apple TV box. Read the story »

European SVOD homes to reach 50m by 2020

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

New research from the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service shows that SVOD subscribers in Europe grew 56% in just one year between 2014 and 2015, and are expected to reach 50 million homes by 2020. Read the story »

Vipnet sets the pace in Croatia

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

The Croatian operator Vipnet will be testing the EuroDocsis 3.1 standard in the coming months, according to Jiri Dvorjancansky, the company’s CEO. Read the story »

Apple's new patent will block your iPhone from recording video at gigs - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
The patent uses infrared to tell your phone to disable video recording so you can focus on enjoying the show.

The day the theory of evolution levelled up - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
A great debate between biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce played a huge part in the theory of evolution's spreading through history.

Swisscom launches 4K; chooses Cisco encoding

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

Swisscom is using a Cisco Ultra High Definition Live Encoding Solution, a part of the Cisco Virtual Video Processing platform, to run its 4K service, the technology company has announced. Read the story »

Moody’s: linear TV model is rapidly eroding

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

The reign of pay-TV and television networks as the most stable, predictable and highest-margin segments of the US media industry is rapidly eroding, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. Read the story »

Polish telco market: the stats

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

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Orange was the leading provider of telco services in Poland both in terms of subscribers and revenues, ahead of cable operators headed by UPC, in 2015. Read the story »

New UPC role in Czech Republic and Slovakia

BroadbandTVNews - June 30, 2016

Jaroslav Kolár has been appointed the spokesman for the newly merged UPC operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, effective July 1. Read the story »

Oculus CEO's Twitter gets hacked - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
Brendan Iribe, CEO of the Facebook-backed VR company, has his Twitter intruded into.

Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 30, 2016
The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US.

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