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Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 20:19.

FCC Will Go Ahead With Its Plan To Make Cable Boxes Suck Less

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FCC Will Go Ahead With Its Plan To Make Cable Boxes Suck Less

Today, the FCC decided in a 3-2 vote to keep going down the road that will (hopefully) make all our cable boxes suck less. Not only will this plan probably save you some serious cash , it will also bring a much-needed injection of competition from third parties, meaning your cable box may actually not suck in the future.

The FCC main goals are cheaper cable bills and better internet...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 17:59.

Even Obama Uses a Selfie Stick

Even Obama Uses a Selfie Stick
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BitStream is the stream of consciousness of the tech internet, gathering up all the pieces of news and rumors that may have slipped by in the last 24 hours.

Obama uses a selfie stick, and that's a good thing

President Obama is an internet president. He needs to do things and say things that no other president would...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 16:46.

France Wants Google, Facebook, and Twitter's Help Fighting Terrorism

France Wants Google, Facebook, and Twitter's Help Fighting Terrorism

When it comes to social media presence, the Islamic State (ISIS) has Western nations completely outgunned. In fact, ISIS and its supports tweet and post upwards of 90,000 times a day and has led to the U.S. and the U.K. to reconsider its propaganda social media strategy. France wants to take a slightly different approach and work with the giant U.S. tech companies directly.

The French...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 16:39.

The Bootleg Toymaker Making Gay Stormtroopers

The Bootleg Toymaker Making Gay Stormtroopers

The Sucklord—real name Morgan Phillips—is a pop artist well known for his subversive creations of mashed-together toys. Imagine if Sid from Toy Story grew up to become an amazing artist, and you have an idea of what to expect.

Director Joey Garfield recently toured Sucklord's studio, appropriately named "The Suckhole," to showcase some of these bootleg creations and talk to the artist about his...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 15:22.

Why Science Needs Science Journalism

Why Science Needs Science Journalism

Welcome to Reading List , a roundup of neat journalism concerning science and technology. This week seemed swallowed up by Microsoft's unanticipated bid for the future with Windows Holographic , that it would be understandable if a few interesting headlines slipped by. Here are awesome pieces by The New York Times, Fast Company, Wilson Quarterly, and The New Yorker that detail everything from...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 14:56.

Yep, This Is a Smartphone

Yep, This Is a Smartphone

We're talking about circular smartphones and ambitious tech job plans and definitely not the Apple Watch. This is all the news you may have missed yesterday right here on BitStream.

This round smartphone is called the Runcible, and it's been a year's work of one three-person startup working out of Berkeley, California. They call it the "anti-smartphone." The team describes the phone as a...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 14:28.

Cats Using Instagram, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Cats Using Instagram, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Cats posting to Instagram, Microsoft invading Android tablets, LG's goes metal on the G4. This is all the news and rumors from the past 24 hours, all on BitStream.

We have reached peak technology. Pack it up. We're done. Whiskas, a company known more for feline food than feline wearables, is working on a "Catstacam," which is about as horrible as it sounds. According to PetaPixel, the...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 15, 2019 at 00:37.

Elon Musk's New Tech, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Elon Musk's New Tech, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Elon Musk teases some new Tesla tech, Jay-Z wants to change the world (with a music streaming service), and benchmarks lay the rumored Z4 bare. Welcome to Bitstream, all the news tidbits and rumors you missed in the last 24 hours.

Elon Musk does what he wants. Revolutionize electric automobiles? Check. Jump start the private space industry? Sure, why not. Bring next-generation public transit...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 20:14.

How Could Technology Make Football Even Better?

How Could Technology Make Football Even Better?

Happy Super Bowl day, everyone! I hear the Seahawks of Seattle are about to battle it out with the Patriots of New England. Should be a fun one, but is it really as fun (or as safe) as it could be.

Sure, football has tons of history and we can have arguments about the integrity of the game and some such, but my question for you this football-crazed evening is how could technology make the...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 15:24.

Google's Best Cheap Smartphone Is Back

Google's Best Cheap Smartphone Is Back

BitStream is a one-stop, full-course meal of technology news and rumors you may have missed yesterday. Lets dig in.

The king returns

The reports regarding the Nexus 5's death have been greatly exaggerated.

Google crazy good and crazy cheap smartphone was finally resuscitated and marked "for sale" on the Google Play store yesterday in both 16GB and 32GB options. For the last couple months, Google...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 15:16.

There's a Good Chance Your Tinder Crush Is Seeing Someone Else

There's a Good Chance Your Tinder Crush Is Seeing Someone Else
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Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.

Tinder is the unchallenged king of dating apps. It’s swipe left/swipe right format is so popular, it’s been copied...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 13:40.

Where Have All the Google Play Edition Devices Gone?

Where Have All the Google Play Edition Devices Gone?

This week, Google polished off the last remaining Google Play edition smartphone in its online store, The HTC One (M8). The device has been scrubbed from the "devices" main page, but you can pull up the smartphone with a direct link...only to be welcomed with "HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is no longer available for sale." Sad trumpet noise.

The HTC One (M8) is really just the last busted...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 12:08.

With BattleBots Return, What Robots Would You Want To Watch Duke It Out?

With <i>BattleBots</i> Return, What Robots Would You Want To Watch Duke It Out?

It's the classic fan question: Who would win in a fight? Whether Batman versus Superman (Batman only if he had kryptonite gauntlets) or The Hulk versus Hulk Hogan (Gamma rays trumps a horseshoe mustache), fictional fights are favorite pastime of mine.

Hopefully, you've already heard the amazingly excellent news that BattleBots will be returning to television —a show that's all about real-word...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 09:05.

Microsoft’s latest laptop killers, the Surface Pro 4 and the strangely great Surface Book are now on

Microsoft’s latest laptop killers, the Surface Pro 4 and the strangely great Surface Book are now on

Microsoft’s latest laptop killers, the Surface Pro 4 and the strangely great Surface Book are now on sale on Microsoft.com, Amazon , and in stores. You can read our thoughts, and all our other Surface coverage, right here .

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 09:04.

SpaceX Is Busy

SpaceX Is Busy

Earlier this month, SpaceX said they were ready to move into mass production with its Falcon 9 rocket . Yeah, no kidding.

This photo, posted on SpaceX’s Instagram, shows five first stage rockets in the works at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Previous reports have said NASA is hungry for reusable rockets, and SpaceX says that in the near future, it could be running a...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 06:55.

Apple vs. Spotify, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Apple vs. Spotify, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Apple may fight Spotify through music exclusives and...Trent Reznor from NIN will lead the app design team? All the news and rumors you missed in the past 24 hours are right here on BitStream.

Apple has another big fight on its hands—this time its music streaming. Cupertino's rumored one-up on the competition was that its Beats-powered streaming service could be $2 cheaper than Spotify, but...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 14, 2019 at 05:45.

Crazy Voltron Game Boys and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Crazy Voltron Game Boys and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Some old-school gaming nostalgia, Google's drones ready for take off, the possible future of Android Wear. All the news you missed yesterday in one place on Bitstream.

Does anyone here remember the Handy Boy? Recently Japanese Twitter has found itself in the throes of super nostalgia over this little (or I guess I should say big) guy, calling it a "Full Armor Game Boy." I can't stress enough...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 13, 2019 at 21:40.

How Pan Am Became King of International Travel, and How It Lost It All

How Pan Am Became King of International Travel, and How It Lost It All

Welcome to Reading List, your weekly collection of most-read work from around the web. Valentine's Day is behind us and the gruesome work week hangs over all our heads, but for now we can take solace in a story detailing the rise of fall of great American airline, how one single tweet can ruin a life, or how the hometown of BlackBerry is a reflection of a troubled company. You know, really...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 13, 2019 at 07:05.

Flash Takes One Step Closer To Complete Annihilation on September 1

Flash Takes One Step Closer To Complete Annihilation on September 1

The death of Flash has been slow and agonizing, but the Chrome team taking another shot at the woozy fighter. Following up on a promise made in June to phase out Flash ads in Chrome, the world’s favorite browser will be pulling the plug on all Flash elements “not central to the webpage.”

What does this mean? Chrome will be faster and less battery intensive. Good. Good.

Google’s been prepping...

Darren Orf Darren Orf Jul 13, 2019 at 07:00.

A Security Flaw Leaves Millions of Verizon Customers Vulnerable

A Security Flaw Leaves Millions of Verizon Customers Vulnerable

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.

Verizon may be snatching up media companies left and right , but it might want to spend some funds on upping its security game. Joseph Bernstein at Buzzfeed News reports that a Verizon...

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