London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

Starting on July 8th, Transport for London (TfL) will start tracking passengers’ phones on the London Underground by default.

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Premiere Rush, Adobe’s video-editing app for YouTubers, is now available on Android

Adobe’s Premiere Rush CC, which arrived on the desktop and iOS last October, is now available on Android. The video-editing app is a simplified, mobile version of Adobe’s more powerful Creative Cloud software, but borrows some key features from Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.

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Google Assistant rolls out to several Bose speakers and soundbars

With help from the Google Assistant, you can customize your entertainment at home with just your voice: ask the Assistant to play your favorite part of a song, pause the game on your Chromecast-enabled TV to grab some snacks or dim the lights before the movie starts.

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New Surface Leak Reveals Powerful Upgrades

Following Microsoft’s tweaks to the Surface portfolio for Enterprise customers, anticipation has been hanging in the air that there would be an update to the consumer variants. It looks like both the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Book 2 are getting new options.

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The Game of Thrones finale was the most watched HBO show of all time

The first numbers are in for HBO’s massive Game of Thrones finale, and the final episode of the show’s eighth (and last) season has not only broken the record for the show, but with 13.

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Lutron’s new dimmer for Hue lights fixes the wall switch problem

If you have ever used smart light bulbs like the ones made by Hue or Lifx, you’re probably familiar with what happens when someone turns off the light switch that those bulbs are connected to: the lights lose all of their smarts and connectivity.

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Get an Apple Watch for $200 Right Now

Amazon is currently running a big sale on Apple Watches. The sale includes numerous models from Apple Watch Series 3 and 4—including both GPS-only and cellular versions—at some of the steepest discounts we’ve ever seen for many of these smartwatches.

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Jony Ive’s latest product is the Apple Stage, a giant rainbow under which Lady Gaga is about to play

According to MacRumors, Cult of Mac and a variety of social media reports, Apple employees are having a unique day at Apple’s spaceship campus — one filled with rainbows.

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The Folio Society’s stunning edition of A Game of Thrones is coming in July

The Folio Society is known for putting together some stunning editions of classic works of literature, and in recent years, of some of the best-known science fiction and fantasy novels, like Ursula K. Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Anansi Boys.

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Senators ask the FCC to limit 5G auction to protect weather forecasts

In March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began auctioning blocks of the 24 GHz spectrum, which could be used to implement future 5G networks. Shortly afterward, the US Navy released a memo warning that 5G in the 24 GHz band could interfere with weather satellites.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/15/fcc-5g-spectrum-auction-senator-concerns/

Over 34 million people use Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV has over 34 million monthly active users, further widening its lead over competitor Roku. Jenn Prenner, head of global marketing, growth and engagement for Fire TV, confirmed the numbers this week in a panel on the Pay TV Show.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/15/amazon-fire-tv-34-million-users/

Trump’s social media bias reporting project is a data collection tool in disguise

The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. Three years ago this month, Mark Zuckerberg gathered together a group of influential conservatives to defend Facebook against allegations of political bias.

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