Philips and Razer team up to bring smart RGB lighting to the next level

Philips Hue is a wireless lighting system that lets users easily control their Philips smart lights with a smartphone or tablet, and it’s about to get a whole lot crazier. Philips has teamed up with gaming company Razer to integrate Razer’s Chroma platform in Philips Hue, enabling smart RGB lights synchronization with games and movies.

Colorful light pulsating through your Razer keyboard in time with the action on screen is one thing, but imagine every light in your room doing so as well. The two companies revealed the project on stage at CES with an …


Hollywood power players team up to fight sexual misconduct, led by Anita Hill

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A collection of some of the most powerful people in Hollywood have formed a commission to address issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace, naming Anita Hill as its lead.

After the past few months saw dozens upon dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct against people in the entertainment industry and beyond, a group of executives from companies and organizations like Disney, Netflix, Paramount, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences formed the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, Variety reported Friday. Read more…

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Jony Ive is once again leading Apple's design team

After two years of giving up some of his responsibilities as Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive is now the man that Apple’s design teams are reporting to directly. In 2015, Ive was given his executive title, but soon gave up the day-to-day leadership of the design teams to Alan Dye and Richard Howarth. The pair reported to Apple CEO Tim Cook. But now, once again, Ive is the man in charge.

During the two years during which he handed off some of his responsibilities at Apple, Ive worked on Apple’s “spaceship campus.” With that project over, Ive can now oversee all of the design chores …

Google and Nest may team up again to take on Amazon in the connected home race

It’s been around two years since Nest was spun off into an independent company from Google, operating under the Alphabet umbrella, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Alphabet is considering the possibility of folding Nest Labs back into Google’s hardware team.

Inside sources familiar with the matter claim that this move could help Google better compete with Amazon in the connected home market. Nest hasn’t been in the headlines as much recently, as it was when it operated directly under Google, but this year alone it released a …

Build a team of legendary fighters in Capcom's new Puzzle Fighter free-to-play game

Capcom is well-known for its popular arcade games that are mostly about fighting, so it’s no wonder the studio’s newest title is a “love letter” to fans. Puzzle Fighter allows players to build a team of legendary fighters from all of Capcom’s most popular fighting games.

Your team will consist of a main and two support characters, each with their own strengths and abilities. Players can choose to play iconic characters like Ryu, Ken, or Chun-Li to take on Mega Man’s X, Darkstalkers’ Morrigan, or Dead Rising’s Frank West.

Make no mistake though, this is a …

Verizon and AT&T team up to lease new cell towers being built by a third party

The nation’s top two largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, are teaming up with Tillman Infrastructure to build hundreds of cell towers. Tillman will be building the towers to the specs requested by the two mobile operators, and both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to lease them. The structures will be built at locations where there are no cell towers at present, allowing the carriers to move some equipment off of existing towers and on to the new ones once they are built.

Construction work on the new structures will begin in Q1 of 2018. Verizon says that once the towers are built, …

Apple and Nike team up for the launch of a limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE

Apple and Nike have just announced a new partnership for the launch of limited edition Watch Series 3 with LTE. The new wearable device is called Midnight Fog and it’s supposed to match Nike’s new Air VaporMax running shoes that will be launched later this month.

The limited edition Nike Apple Watch Cellular will be available for purchase starting November 14 for $400 via Nike’s online, as well as brick and mortar stores. Customers interested in Nike’s new Midnight Fog Air VaporMax running shoes will be able to buy them on November 24.

The smartwatch comes …

Texas high-school players take a knee, get kicked off football team

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Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the national anthem. Immediately after, they were told to hand in their uniforms. 

Sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis and his cousin Larry McCullough were kicked off their team at Victory & Praise Christian Academy, the Houston Chronicle reported. The pair didn’t play in the Friday night game for their private church-affiliated football program in the Houston suburb Crosby. 

Ingram-Lewis raised his fist during the anthem while McCullough took a knee. Coach Ronnie Mitchem kicked them off the team when the anthem ended.  Read more…

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All four major U.S. carriers team up to form a task force on mobile authentication

All four major U.S. carriers are teaming up to form the Mobile Authentication Task Force. The goal is for the wireless operators to prevent identity theft by scanning data and analyzing patterns. This will be done in order to make sure that subscribers’ identities aren’t being stolen by people who plan on using them for illegal activities. The four carriers plan on using SIM card recognition, network-based device authentication and geo-location. This plan will go into effect next year to protect both consumers and businesses.

With all four major carriers putting their heads together for …

Latest Pokemon GO update fixes iPhone 6 crashes, brings back Team Instinct's leader

Niantic, the US company behind Pokemon GO smash hit, had a terrible week last month. But, since a real-life event shouldn’t stop the development process, Niantic announced that a new update is now available for Pokemon GO players.

Although the update doesn’t bring any new features into the mix, it focuses on some weird issues that Pokemon GO players have experienced lately. One of the hilarious bugs affecting the game for a while involves Spark, the leader of Pokemon GO’s Team Instinct.

For some reason, Spark disappeared from the game’s Appraisal tool and …