The first TV with built-in Alexa is here, but it’s not built by Amazon
It used to be that you bought a cheap TV from budget brands and got pure garbage for what you paid for, but that’s not so anymore.
Case in point: Westinghouse and Element’s new 4K Amazon Fire Edition TVs, the first smart TVs to include Alexa voice control. They start at $449 for a 43-inch and climb up to $889 for a 65-inch 4K set, but man are they anything but junk.
I was extremely reluctant to take a look at Westinghouse and Element’s Amazon Fire Edition 4K TVs primarily because I didn’t even know these two budget tech brands still existed. Read more…
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$35-per-month YouTube TV adds a batch of new channels just weeks after launch
YouTube TV subscribers already have plenty of channels to play with, but from this week they’ve got a bunch more to explore. The new additions include AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Telemundo, and We TV.
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Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars
The ride-hailing app wars just took another dramatic turn with the announcement that Google’s Waymo self-driving car team will be teaming up with Lyft, Uber’s chief rival.
This could change everything.
In a deal that was confirmed by both Waymo and Lyft in a report from The New York Times, the two companies will work together on autonomous vehicle “pilot projects and product development efforts.”
“Waymo holds today’s best self-driving technology, and collaborating with them will accelerate our shared vision of improving lives with the world’s best transportation,” a Lyft spokeswoman told the Times in a statement on Sunday. Read more…
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Microsoft will offer 3 flavors of Linux in the Windows Store
Microsoft made headlines at last year’s Build developer conference when it announced that it would build support for the Bash shell and Ubuntu Linux binaries directly into Windows 10. Doing so enables developers to run command-line tools while buildi…