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5/18/2018

Both AT&T and Verizon have signed on to sell the highly anticipated RED Hydrogen One handset. An August launch date is anticipated but has not been confirmed.

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Verizon, AT&T
5/18/2018

Microsoft's Xbox One is undergoing a substantial update this month that includes the ability for users to share their play via mobile and PCs through their Discord accounts. A faster refresh rate and better management tools for family access are also part of the update.

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Microsoft
5/18/2018

EBay is serving up suggestions to its mobile users with an Interests feature that builds on what users report as their favorite activities, styles and products. The new offering builds on eBay's ongoing efforts to make better categorical sense of its vast inventory.

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eBay
5/18/2018

The Department of Homeland Security this week unveiled a new five-pronged cybersecurity strategy aimed at addressing evolving threats. "Digital security is now converging with personal and physical security, and it is clear that our cyber adversaries can now threaten the very fabric of our republic itself," said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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Computing (U.K.)
5/18/2018

Alexa offers a new automated voice ID feature that allows users to get personalized shopping, messaging and music results. Users can disable the feature though the Alexa app under the Settings section.

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Alexa
5/18/2018

Valve's Steam Link app will receive a beta version launch for Android devices today. Steam Link was rolled out in 2015, allowing users to stream their saved games on a variety of devices.

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Valve
5/18/2018

Google has announced that it will remove secure labels from HTTPS sites in Chrome beginning in September and will display a warning label on HTTP sites starting in October. The company has been encouraging web developers to switch to the more secure HTTPS sites with changes to Chrome.

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Google
5/18/2018

It's anticipated that by 2023, the average household in the UK will contain 50 connected devices, per BT Consumer Group. In response to the rapid projected growth, BT's mobile subsidiary, EE, will focus on the smart home market.

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BT
5/18/2018

Email reminders can be a powerful way to bring consumers back to abandoned carts, according to figures from Namogoo. More than 8 in 10 shoppers surveyed said they had returned to an abandoned digital shopping cart, and of those receiving email reminders, 39% said they were emailed a discount for cart items.

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Namogoo
5/18/2018

Steam's new Link app that brings Steam's in-home streaming functions to mobile tests out pretty well in its beta version, writes Kyle Orland. The app itself is intuitive, although developers need to pick the right game and have the right network setup, he writes.

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STEAM