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Planet Smart City – a community-first approach to PropTech?

TechHQ | April 23, 2021, 8:50 a.m.

‘There's an idea that smart cities are futuristic communities with self-driving cars and automation – but for now we need to focus on combining latest technology to develop truly affordable homes.'The post Planet Smart City – a community-first approach to PropTech? appeared first on TechHQ.

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Canal+ grows subscriber satisfaction

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:48 a.m.

A downturn in the advertising market has led to a fall in revenues for Canal Plus in mainland France during the first quarter. Revenues of €1,357 million were down slightly on 2020 as the broadcaster felt the impact of the pandemic. However, according to a subscriber satisfaction barometer conducted between November and December 2020, Canal+ […]

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Semiconductor specialist Alphawave IP plans $4.5Bn London IPO and move to UK HQ

TechCrunch | April 23, 2021, 8:43 a.m.

Alphawave IP is a global semiconductor IP company that focuses on the way semiconductors communicate — something which is going to be crucial as 5G data networks roll out and start to power everything from homes, industry and autonomous vehicles, for instance. It’s therefore interesting to note that the Toronto-born company is planning a London […]

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HBO Max: Mortal Kombat, other movies, watching 'free' and everything else - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8:32 a.m.

HBO Max released big-screen flick Mortal Kombat on Friday, and Godzilla vs. Kong is still available to stream. Here's everything to know.

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Sky Italia tries to block DAZN Serie A rights purchase

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:28 a.m.

Not for the first time the award of sports rights within the Italian market is heading to the courts. Sole 24 Ore reports Sky Italia has filed an appeal with a Milan court that seeks to block the award of Serie A rights to the DAZN-TIM partnership. Following the March 26 award, Sky had anticipated […]

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Chinese greentech firm launches smart charging robot for EVs

Tech in Asia | April 23, 2021, 8:25 a.m.

It's equipped with location-sensing technology and can set up smart charging plans, locate EVs, and start charging on its own.

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EBU elects TV Committee

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:19 a.m.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected its TV Committee, which oversees the operations of the EBU’s TV services and assists in steering the operational and strategic direction. The chairman and president are nominated by the TV Committee. The TV Committee monitors the progress of events like the Eurovision Song Contest, approves the strategy of […]

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Indian court throws out Flipkart-backed PhonePe’s plea over trademark claim

Tech in Asia | April 23, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

The court also dismissed the fintech startup's claim that rival firm BharatPe's logo color and font are similar.

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First live test of Full Duplex DOCSIS system-on-chip (SOC) device

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:11 a.m.

Comcast has conducted the first-ever live lab test of a Full Duplex DOCSIS system-on-chip device. The test, part of the 10G industry initative, is expected to pave the way for operators to deliver multigigabit upload and download speeds over its hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) network. Built by Broadcom, the device is expected to become the world’s […]

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Martha & Marley Spoon review: Thoughtful meal kit recipes for foodies - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Martha Stewart's meal kit service isn't pandering to your diet demands. And that's a good thing.

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Apple’s Ransomware Mess Is the Future of Online Extortion

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

This week, hackers stole confidential schematics from a third-party supplier and demanded $50 million not to release them.

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A Vaccine Can Be Bad for a Person but Awesome for All People

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

The safety pause in giving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is up for debate again—a battle in a Secret War of Denominators and risk-benefit philosophies.

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Fighting Games Like Mortal Kombat Have Come a Long Way

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

The genre has long relied on racial and gender stereotypes. Recent strides in diversity have made it better (and more fun) to choose your fighter.

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Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Programs such as GPT-3 can compose convincing text. Some people are using the tool to automate software development and hunt for bugs.

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Hollywood is slowly working to rectify decades of Muslim misrepresentation - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Actors like Riz Ahmed, the first Muslim nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a lead role, are shattering stereotypes. But they face a long road ahead.

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Current mortgage rate for April 23, 2021: Major rates varied - CNET

CNET | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

Today, mortgage rates were varied. If you haven't locked yet, see how your payments might be affected.

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Senate Republicans Propose $65B For Broadband; Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS Test Hits 4-Gig Symmetrical Speed; + more news -

DSL Reports | April 23, 2021, 7:53 a.m.

Senate Republicans propose $65B for broadband lightreading.com Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speedst lightreading.com Starlink creates risk of internet investment doom cycle, says APNIC researcher theregister.com AT&T Scores on Wireless Growth and HBO Max webpronews.com 620,000 Reasons DirecTV and AT&T Pay TV Is Dying (Think Lost Customers) nationalinterest.org Verizon grows revenue but loses wireless customers, continues to execute on all 5G opportunities rcrwireless.com T-Mobile paid John Legere $137 million during his last three months as CEO phonearena.com Sony confirms it is testing PlayStation Plus Video Pass, which lets PS Plus subscribers access over 20 movie and TV shows from Sony Pictures videogameschronicle.com Apple Must Face Lawsuit for Telling Consumers They Can "Buy" Movies, TV Shows hollywoodreporter.com read comment(s)

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SpaceX Launches Crewed Rocket in Latest NASA Mission

Wall Street Journal | April 23, 2021, 7:50 a.m.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its third crewed rocket, sending a further four astronauts into orbit and marking the first time the company achieved the takeoff with both a pre-used capsule and rocket.

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Virgin Media-O2 executive appointments confirmed

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Details have been announced of the leadership team that will take forward the proposed joint venture between Virgin Media and O2. The names, drawn from both the Liberty Global and Telefonica companies, follow confirmation that Virgin Media boss Lutz Schüler, will be the incoming CEO. The remainder of the team comprises: Jo Bertram, Managing Director […]

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