This functional pinball machine is built entirely of LEGO

I’ve spent a good chunk of my life piecing together various LEGO  projects… but even the craziest stuff I’ve built pales in comparison to this. It’s a fully functioning pinball machine built entirely out of official LEGO parts, from the obstacles on the playfield, to the electronic brains behind the curtain, to […]

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TiVo adds Alexa voice control to its DVRs

TiVo’s  DVRs are getting Alexa support. The company is announcing its lineup of DVRs, including Series 4 (Premiere), 5 (Roamio), and 6 (Bolt) boxes like TiVo BOLT VOX introduced last fall, will be gaining support for Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. The assistant will be able to do things like change the channel, skip commercials, jump […]

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BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in talks to create UK streaming service

NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]

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Programmatic Advertising Terms

50 Programmatic Advertising Terms Defined Ad Inventory The amount of ad space a publisher has available. Ad Server A platform that delivers advertising to a person’s browser or app and reports on performance. Agency Trading Desk An agency or holding company owned trading desk that handles programmatic buying for a media agency. […]

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BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time

The BBC has broadcast a live event in 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) colour for the first time. Its iPlayer service streamed a full rugby match on Sunday, which was made available to the public but not promoted in advance. BT began screening live sport in 4K in […]

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This Is the Secret to Elon Musk’s Astonishing Productivity

Hint: it’s a mental strategy that’s over 2,000 years old. In an effort to cut back on spending for the production of Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan, CEO Elon Musk revisited his favorite ancient Greek philosophy: first principles. The term was coined by Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. The […]

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Amazon Prime Video wins US Open tennis rights in the UK

Amazon has signed an exclusive agreement with the organisers of the US Open Tennis Championships. The five-year deal with the USTA gives the streaming service live rights to the tournament in the UK and Ireland. Prime members will have access to live matches and on demand highlights. “We are proud […]

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Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound

There’s good news for Google  Chrome users — the latest version of the world’s most popular web browser has arrived with a new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound. That means that pre-loaded videos, and other content that involves sound, won’t blare out unless you specifically choose to enable it to. Aside […]

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