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Canal+ announces new channel line-up with ‘the new Canal’

BroadbandTVNews - June 27, 2016

French broadcaster Canal+ has unveiled ‘the new Canal+’, as well as new names for its three free-to-air channels D8, D17 and iTélé. Read the story »

Twitch just invented this animated emoji that costs $140 to use once - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Fans of Twitch's live-streaming gamers now can "cheer" them on in chat rooms with animated icons, ranging in cost from a couple of pennies to $140, in a new tipping system.

Schwarzenegger confesses he was 'way too ripped' to play Conan - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The actor and former California governor revealed on Reddit that he had to gain body fat to play the title role in the 1982 fantasy film. Oh, and he explained his technique for biting a dead vulture.

Tour de France will use high-tech scanning system to find hidden motors - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The bike race's governing body says it will use a tablet, case, adapter and custom software to test the frame, wheels and components in under a minute.

Report: Google-branded phone coming this year - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The tech giant is said to be building a handset without any phone manufacturing partners.

Nissan to introduce EV range extenders, single-lane semi-autonomy in Japan - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
While the range extender doesn't appear to be coming to the US, Nissan's self-driving system most definitely will.

Search for alien laser pulses from a strange star system reports back - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
One of the most mysterious stars in the galaxy prompted astronomers to check for signals from an intelligent civilization, and now they've shared their findings.

John Oliver compares Brexit to 'Independence Day' (the movie, that is) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Technically Incorrect: In an excoriation of Britain's decision to leave the EU, the HBO comedian cannot contain himself.

Watch this homemade autonomous Tesla charger in action - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Thankfully, it's far less creepy than Tesla's own prototype.

Smithsonian moves Star Trek model from basement to main floor - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The model of the USS Enterprise, which has been sitting in the Smithsonian's collection since 1974, is getting restored and given a more prominent spot in the Air and Space museum.

Here's why the internet loved that 'Game of Thrones' credits change so much - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
George R.R. Martin made the house names, sigils and mottos matter to fans, and that's why seeing the Stark direwolf return thrilled hearts.

Deutsche Welle to focus German TV service on culture

BroadbandTVNews - June 27, 2016

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) will revamp its German-language TV service into a cultural channel in early 2017. Read the story »

Europeans lost sleep over the Brexit vote. Here's how much - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Data provided by fitness tracker Jawbone shows Londoners in particular got less shut-eye as votes on whether the UK would leave the European Union were being counted.

Gross-out 'Ghostbusters' burger menu features marshmallows, ectoplasm - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
A cafe menu full of "Ghostbusters" tribute food lets you bite into a frightening black-bunned burger and follow it up with a bleeding marshmallow sandwich.

Mitsubishi teases yet another plug-in crossover ahead of Paris - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Debuting this October, the Ground Tourer concept is a cleverly named car that sticks to Mitsu's current business direction, which is to say, "things that aren't necessarily exciting."

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants to make your daily commute less crummy - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The subdivision of Google's parent company looks to revolutionize the transportation landscape.

Google makes coding playful with Bloks tactile toys - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
Google wants to use the new open-source tech to help children as young as five learn computational thinking skills.

Probe into South African pay-TV

BroadbandTVNews - June 27, 2016

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has launched an inquiry into the country’s subscription television services. Read the story »

ZDF slams Discovery in Olympic rights dispute

BroadbandTVNews - June 27, 2016

The head of the advertising department of German public broadcaster ZDF, Hans-Joachim Strauch, has fired harsh words at rights holder Discovery in the stalled negotiations regarding sublicences for the Olympic Games in 2018 and 2020. Read the story »

iPhone 7 alleged photos expose second speaker, larger camera - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - June 27, 2016
The photos seemingly provide more backing for rumors that have been floating about the past few months about the next iPhone.

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