E3 2017: Light tech lets gamers share one screen
MirraViz lets several gamers use one screen at the same time, without seeing one another’s gameplay.
Source: BBC Technology
Facebook rolls out the GIF button for comments to all users
Reply threads on Facebook are about to get a lot more animated. To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, all users will get the new GIF comment button that Facebook began testing three months ago. Facebook also announced that almost 13 billion GIFs were sent on Messenger over the past year, with 400 million GIFs sent just on New Year’s Day 2017. Read More
Source: Tech Crunch
Mobile roaming is (mostly) free across the EU
It's been a long time in coming and had plenty of trials and tribulations, but it's finally here: mobile roaming is now free in the EU. As long as you have service in a member state and live there for at least 8 months each year, you can use your pho…
Element Raises 2 Million | Crunch Report
Element AI raises $102 Millon, Another board member resigns from Uber and Chan Zukerberg Initiative invests $5 million into Landed to help teachers afford housing in Palo Alto. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Source: Tech Crunch
The ambition of 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' might exceed the hype
We've waited a long time for the sequel to Beyond Good and Evil. And you know what? They actually went and did it. Arguably the biggest surprise of E3 2017 was a minute-long trailer teasing a game that barely seems recognizable to the 2003 original….
Sling TV’s improved DVR won’t delete your recordings
You asked, and Sling TV answered. By popular demand, the live TV streaming service's Cloud DVR now lets users protect shows from deletion and added the ability to record content on Fox channels. Plus, you can watch and manage recordings from your Xbo…
Plex update brings local video playback to its Android app
Plex's last few big announcements include unveiling live TV streaming for its premium subscribers and launching Plex Cloud, which lets users pipe media stored on cloud-based services (like DropBox) to any device with Plex's app installed. But the sof…
The London Fire and the Enduring Problem of Fighting High-Rise Infernos
At Grenfell Tower in London, firefighters couldn’t compartmentalize or suppress the fire. But it’s evacuation that still bedevils fire researchers.
'Elysium' Director Neill Blomkamp is Back, Doing What He Does Best: Being Weird
The writer-director is launching a new film incubator, and there’s plenty more genre oddness on deck.
Mystery internet company challenges NSA’s mass surveillance order
Thanks to a newly-declassified document, we know that an unnamed tech company refused to comply with NSA orders to let the agency spy on the company's client users. It's the first known case of an organization from the industry outright rejecting suc…