When is a Moto not a Moto? The return of the Moto360 smartwatch!

The Moto360 was the most memorable of the Android Wear smartwatches. Known both for its round screen and flat tire sliver at the bottom of the display. People loved it, but not enough to make it sustainable: Moto killed it off in 2017. But as we learned through 8 seasons of Game of Thrones applies: What is dead may never die.

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Verizon customers get Disney+ free for a year, or ‘everybody’s got to have a streaming service’

Everybody’s got a streaming service. AT&T has DirecTV. Sony has PSVue. And there’s zero-rating or preferential pricing on these services. Apple is launching AppleTV+ free for a year to purchasers of Apple hardware. T-Mobile gives away free Netflix. Verizon is now the exclusive partner for Disney+.

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BMW+CarPlay: Why does BMW hate their customers?

Starting in January 2018, we started hearing about BMW’s plans to charge new BMW customers $80 a year to use Apple CarPlay in their cars. These plans were widely called stupid. BMW wants to charge for both the option and the ability to use it. But it gets worse: BMW issued a software update for the rear-view camera. The update took CarPlay away from customers who previously had it working. This is bullshit.

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What if you could control VR objects with your own bare hands

Augmented reality is nothing really new, although it isn’t widespread yet. Think of it as using a camera on a phone to capture the real world, and using the screen of the phone to insert a virtual object into that reality. Normally, you’d manipulate that object with the touchscreen. Bo-ring. What if you could just use your hands instead?

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