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This is the 'war for the bundle'

You might not realize it, but you’re part of a “war for the bundle.” The war is being waged by huge companies like Amazon. Some media players risk getting left behind, according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield, who is this week’s guest on the “Reliable Sources” podcast. Greenfield, who calls himself a “media futurist,” says the future looks rosier for consumers, but perhaps not so rosy for the entertainment giants that produce hit TV shows and movies. During the podcast, he praised Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes for agreeing to ...

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Free Open Beta For Awesome Zero-Gravity VR Game This Weekend

Developer Ready at Dawn’s next game, Echo Arena, aims to be one of the first real sports games in virtual reality–and this weekend, you can check it out for free. Echo Arena’s open beta started today, and it’s available to anyone who has an Oculus Rift headset. You can download it here. The game consists of four vs. four matches of a sport that’s essentially a mix of ultimate frisbee and rugby in zero gravity. You have hand jets and a boost that let you move around the arena, and ...

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Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter

Dear folks pitching us crowdfunded hardware all day: There’s a good chance we won’t hear you. Here’s why. At ExtremeTech, we try to spend as little time as possible on Kickstarters. We think crowdfunding in general is a great idea for creative and art projects, as well as niche interests (music albums, books, painting, pet research projects). It’s somewhat less reliable for games, if still viable. But when it comes to putting together a supply chain and delivering quality products, hardware Kickstarters tend to have a lot more challenges ahead. ...

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This Tiny Radioactive Implant is a Powerhouse for Treating Prostate Cancer

Nobody wants to hear they have cancer. And after a cancer diagnosis, good news can be thin on the ground. So it might be a pleasant change to hear that for the most common types of prostate and penile cancer, called adenocarcinomas, scientists have developed a tiny radiotherapeutic implant that can deliver targeted radiation to the affected area — and nowhere else. Prostate cancer is almost a relief in terms of cancer diagnoses, because it’s often a slow-moving thing. It can even remain asymptomatic, which is different indeed from the ...

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Rickie Fowler came up short at this U.S Open. So what's new?

2:10 AM ET ERIN, Wisc. — As we assess Rickie Fowler’s U.S. Open performance at Erin Hills, let’s get a few things out of the way early: If you’re critical of Fowler because you feel his level of fame outweighs his accomplishments, or because he dates a lot of beautiful women, or because you think he appears in too many insurance commercials and is too in love with Snapchat, you’re making the wrong argument. None of that has any real effect on his golf. There are a lot of bad ...

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Google Wants Your Help Documenting This Summer’s Total Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses happen every so often, but the one taking place on August 21st will be a first-of-its-kind event. That’s not because of the eclipse itself, but because of what the people in its path are doing. Google has partnered with the University of California Berkeley to collect an unprecedented amount of data from this total solar eclipse. All across the US, citizen scientists will be snapping photos to create a film documenting the eclipse’s path. You can even simulate the eclipse in your location on Google’s Megamovie project website. ...

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May tells MPs: I got us into this mess and I will get us out

Theresa May has apologised to Tory MPs for the party’s election performance, telling them “I got us into this mess I’ll get us out of it.” Addressing a meeting of backbenchers, the PM reportedly said she would serve as “long as you want me to do”. One senior backbencher told the BBC that she had appeared “contrite and genuine but not on her knees”. It comes amid confusion over whether the Queen’s Speech will be delayed as talks continue to form a government. A senior minister has said he is ...

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This Is My Rig: David Cardinal’s PC Build for Photoshop

It used to be that building your own PC was a way to save money. Then it became a way to create top-performing machines. Now, for me at least, it’s mostly a way to make sure I get the components I want, in the configuration I want. Oh, and it’s still fun. So when my four-year-old main Photoshop and AI machine started having some sort of motherboard issue, I decided it was time for a rebuild. Deciding what to keep and what to update My Thermaltake Level 10 case is ...

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This Penguins title was a spectacle of survival

3:00 AM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After the Penguins had finally conquered Bridgestone Arena, after the raucous Predators fans had thrown a final catfish and vacated the premises and allowed a few hundred Penguins supporters to roar, after the TV cameras had turned off and the floodgates had opened to friends and family, Phil Kessel exchanged huge hugs and grateful pounds of relief with his friends. Mark Streit cradled his baby in his arms for gleeful photo opportunities with whoever passed by. Exhausted Penguins conducted versions of what was surely ...

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This city will help workers pay off their student loans

Five student debt pitfalls Paid time off, health care, a 401(k) and … student loan repayment? Be sure to ask about this benefit the next time you look for a new job. A small but growing number of private employers are offering their workers extra cash to go toward paying down their student debt. Now local governments are starting to join the trend. Starting July 1, full-time employees of the city of Memphis will be eligible to receive $ 50 a month for their loans. “We are proud to be ...

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