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Lexus builds a full-size cardboard car (pictures)

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 4:59pm
Lexus fashions a life-size version of its IS sedan from 1,700 pieces of cardboard laser-cut and glued into a driveable model.

Lexus builds a full-size car out of cardboard -- and yeah, it drives

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 4:39pm
It will be easy for Lexus to recycle its Origami Car when it's done with it. The car is made from precision-cut cardboard.

Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 950 series: All the cool hardware Microsoft just announced

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 4:38pm
Microsoft upped its cool factor today with introductions of some really great-sounding products, including a first for the company, the Surface Book convertible laptop.

The fins and the furious: Fish are nature's top athletes, study says

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 4:29pm
Scientists suggest that a fish's ability to quickly disperse oxygen through its body makes it the ultimate athlete. Oh yeah? Let's see a pirate perch go three rounds with Ronda Rousey.

'Doctor Who' appears in official Lego form (pictures)

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 4:06pm
Conquer time and space with Lego's new "Doctor Who" set. It comes complete with two Doctors, a companion, a folding TARDIS and enough villains to keep everybody in danger.

Official 'Doctor Who' Lego set pictures escape from Gallifrey

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 3:33pm
Whovians finally get a Lego set of their very own with an official release that includes the TARDIS, two Doctors, Clara, Daleks and a nightmarish Weeping Angel.

Surprise! Microsoft unveils Surface Book, its first laptop

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 3:28pm
The display can be disconnected from the base to allow the Surface Book to morph into a tablet.

Baby sea turtles + adorable swimsuits = cutest study ever

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 3:25pm
Scientists from Australia dress sea turtles in little swimsuits to collect and study their poop. Yeah, the story loses a bit of its cuteness after that little fact.

Twitter's new Moments spotlights events as they unfold

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 2:49pm
The feature shows users "what's happening in an instant," regardless of the accounts they follow. Moments could be the most important product update in Twitter's history.

RunZoo game aims to foster Mideast peace through kids

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 2:21pm
A diverse team of developers wants Israeli and Palestinian kids -- and children in other conflict zones -- to find common ground through the shared experience of cooperative gaming.

Microsoft reveals Lumia 950, 950 XL smartphones

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 2:05pm
The software giant hopes to reinvigorate its smartphone lineup by creating mobile devices it claims can be as powerful as PCs.

Russia orders Google to stop preinstalling its own Android apps

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 1:30pm
Russian competition authorities give Google until November 18 to reverse contracts requiring phone makers install its apps.

Airbnb's next big push? China

CNET Media 2.0 - October 6, 2015 - 1:27pm
Many of the top tech titans have faced roadblocks in China, but the CEO of the home-rental marketplace says he believes his company can be different.

Lars Friedrichs moves from ProSiebenSat.1 to TeraVolt

BroadbandTVNews - October 6, 2015 - 10:26am

TeraVolt, a German media production company and consultancy specialised in the digitalisation of television, has appointed Lars Friedrichs, former director teletext and hybrid TV at ProSiebenSat.1, as its new director. Read the story »

ProSiebenSat.1 invests in online sports portals

BroadbandTVNews - October 6, 2015 - 9:43am

German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired minority shareholdings in global online sports portals EverSport and 90min.com. Read the story »

Microsoft demos 'Project XRay' mixed reality game for HoloLens

EngadgetHD - October 6, 2015 - 7:20am

One of Microsoft's most exciting products to date is HoloLens, and today the company revealed a new mixed reality game for the headset called Project XRay. The title was developed internally, according to Executive VP of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson. Similar to the Minecraft experience on HoloLens, Project XRay also looks incredible -- particularly because you can turn most any room into your own gaming canvas. Here, though, you're wearing a holographic weapon on your arm, which you'll need to defend yourself from an attack of flying robots. Once they crawl out of the walls, you can shoot lasers at them -- yes, lasers. "Holograms behave just like real objects; they can interact with environments and with each other," said the Microsoft representative on stage about Project XRay.Slideshow-326467

Victorious expands passion platform globally

BroadbandTVNews - October 6, 2015 - 7:00am

Victorious, the passion platform that powers interactive communities for the world’s biggest creators, today announced its international expansion to Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Read the story »

Here's how to watch Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event

EngadgetHD - October 6, 2015 - 6:40am

First was Apple, then Google and now it is Microsoft's turn to show us fresh devices ahead of the holiday season. As for what we can expect from today's event, Microsoft is rumored to have a few Windows 10 phones on tap, along with details about the Windows 10 Mobile rollout and, most importantly, a new Surface Pro -- the fourth generation of its top-of-the-line hybrid laptop/tablet series. That said, there might be a surprise or two during the keynote, so you're going to want to keep your eyes peeled. You can watch the stream here at 7AM PT/10AM ET, and we'll also be liveblogging the festivities from New York City this morning.

Source: Microsoft

Amazon-owned Twitch finally overhauls its Fire TV app

EngadgetHD - October 6, 2015 - 6:21am

You'd think that since Amazon owns Twitch, Fire TV devices would be the lead platform for its apps but that isn't the case. However, the latest update for the streaming service favored by gamers on Bezos' set-top box is pretty significant and mirrors a lot of what's available on the console and mobile apps. It even outdoes them in a few ways. Of course you can watch plenty of live streams and the top games being played, but the update also brings in profile pages so you can check out exactly who those broadcasters are and check out their archived videos while you're at it.

Source: Twitch

Easel TV adds Electronic Sell Through (EST)

BroadbandTVNews - October 6, 2015 - 6:00am

Easel TV, the multi-screen video software company, has added Electronic Sell Through (EST) functionality to its Suggested TV platform. Read the story »

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