Facebook announces Live Audio broadcast feature
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Telling stories using words without video


Last December, Facebook introduced a mildly revolutionary, culture-changing feature called Live Video allowing users to broadcast their whereabouts in real-time from any place at any time, with the side of effect of having everyone on the network receiving pesky notifications.

AT&T's new Call Protect app blocks spam calls
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Only works in VoLTE coverage areas

On Tuesday, AT&T introduced a new smartphone app called Call Protect that it claims will warn subscribers before answering their phones if an incoming call could be a spam dialer.

Zuckerberg builds AI assistant for his home named Jarvis
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Understands requests using text and voice


In a Facebook blog post published Monday morning, Mark Zuckerberg described some of the inner workings behind his personal home automation AI assistant, a personal challenge he set out to complete in 2016 to run his home.

Virtual assistants to outpace VR sales over holiday season
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Tied with wearables

In a new report from Reuters featuring interviews with nearly two dozen analysts, shipments of personal virtual assistants including Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other smart speaker devices featuring Microsoft’s Cortana are expected to outpace VR headset sales this holiday season.

AT&T and Verizon respond to FCC's zero-rating concerns
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Unaffiliated mobile video operators end up footing the bill


A few weeks ago, Verizon and AT&T came under fire by the FCC for violating principles of net neutrality through the use of “zero-rating” data promotions.

Sony considers merging gaming and film divisions
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Growth pivots towards gaming and VR

Sony Corporation has recently considered merging its gaming and film divisions into a single business, according to a recent report from the Washington Post.

LG to sell foldable OLED panels to Apple, Google and Microsoft
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Prototypes for now

Back in October, a report circulated that Samsung and LG were seeking to win orders for the manufacture of “out-foldable” OLED panels with major smartphone manufacturers for use in upcoming devices.

Amazon drones on
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16 December 2016

Amazon drones on


Prime Air delivers package in just 13 minutes

Three years ago, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos described his "vision" for e-commerce in which unmanned aerial vehicle drones could be used to deliver packages to customers' doorsteps.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to quit in January
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Title II reclassification became signature achievement


The current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, said that he will resign at the end of the current presidential administration in January, during a tenure driven by increasing consumer protection in the satellite and cable industies while overseeing an escalating court battle over Title II broadband reclassification policy.

All US carriers to issue Note 7 "brick" update after all
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Update affects less than seven percent of remaining owners

Samsung has been slowly receiving any remaining recalled Galaxy Note 7 units over the past week since it issued an expanded voluntary recall statement on its support website, as we reported.