Comcast plans streaming TV service for its own Internet customers
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Stream service becomes Xfinity Instant TV


A new report from Reuters shows that Comcast is gearing up to relaunch its IPTV streaming service under a new name that will be available to all Comcast internet subscribers across the US.

Tesla raises $1.2 billion in stock and debt for Model 3 production
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Federal tax rebates in some states will bring prices even lower

Tesla has announced that it is raising $1.2 billion to fuel its coming Model 3, an all-electric, entry-level sedan that is set to enter mass production later in July.

Google Home hoovers up 12 more smart home vendors
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Now works with sprinklers, locks, A/C, professional smart home systems

Google said  it is beginning to fulfill more potential in its voice-activated speaker and smart home platform - that's Google Home. This week, people will be able to control devices from 12 companies, marking the platform’s largest update since its launch in November.

Facebook imitates Snapchat
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All Facebook’s apps and acquisitions now have Stories feature

Today Facebook completed the launch of a feature named Stories that allows people to share videos and photographs at the top of their newsfeeds for 24 hours. After this period, Stories will disappear.

Microsoft admits stuffing up Xbox disk resale
Published in Games


Four years after the event


The software king of the world has finally admitted that it stuffed up the sale of X-Box disks four years after its actions caused a bit of a stink with users.

Musk wants to link his brain to a computer
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Could not find anyone else to do it

After hinting for a while that he would like to see better brain interfaces with computers and getting no takers, Elon Musk is doing it himself.

iPad responsible for US and UK laptop ban
Published in Notebooks


Wrong sort of religious hatred 


It turns out that it was not Donald (Prince of Orange’s) hatred of all things Muslim that led to US and UK bans on laptops in aircraft last week – but an Apple iPad.

Security breaches increase 86 percent
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Gemalto figures


Beancounters at Gemalto have released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86 percent compared to 2015.

Optane could be HD’s swan song
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Intel thinks it can pull in the numbers

Intel’s Optane Memory is headed to be one of the most disappointing bits of tech in the world of storage.

Apple replaces ancient file system
Published in Mobiles


Coal-powered file system was created for floppy drives


Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has finally gotten around to replacing the ancient file system on its iOS.