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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle coming to US

Honda has announced plans to bring its CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle to the United States, something that will happen starting some time early next year. Honda made the announcement earlier today, saying that it is bringing back “one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names”. It previously unveiled its True Adventure prototype back in November of last year at EICMA, something that it said revealed its intent. The bike will first be launching in Europe (this upcoming autumn, to be precise).

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‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

‘The Muppets’ docu-style TV series heading to ABC

Recently word surfaced that among some new orders from ABC was a “The Muppets” television series featuring the muppets in a slightly more adult world. The show tasks itself will offering a docu-style look at the muppets’ lives, including their jobs and their relationships and, as we’d hope, a lot of humorous situations. The Muppets Studio and ABC Studios will be producing the show, and today the first trailer for it went live (available after the jump).

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In a win for the lazy, Google makes food delivery even simpler

In a win for the lazy, Google makes food delivery even simpler

The best thing about delivery is that it's practically instant. I'm not sure if American's are getting busier or lazier, but the market for food delivery has really grown over the past few years. It used to be that you'd have to keep a Pizza Hut magnet on your fridge to remember their phone number. Back in the day, you'd need to keep a drawer full of take-out menus just to remember what local delivery options exist. Nowadays, there aren't many hurdles to ordering a pizza before, but Google's newest search feature plans to make it even simpler.

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Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV, the television service that allows users to watch live TV over the Internet, operates with a single core package that costs $20/month, and then with optional add-on packages that offer groups of similar channels for an extra $5 per month. Though the service started out with a relatively small number of channels, it has expanded its offerings on a steady basis, and to kick off May it is back with yet another expansion -- these one being targeted specifically at its Latino users.

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JBL taps NBA’s Stephen Curry as brand ambassador

JBL taps NBA’s Stephen Curry as brand ambassador

JBL, the company you probably best know for its headphones (they’ve got some auto and marine hardware too) has brought aboard the NBA’s Stephen Curry as its “Brand Ambassador”, following in line with a long-running tradition of tacking famous faces to brands in an effort to boost the customer base. JBL made the announcement this afternoon, saying that Curry is now the company’s newest brand ambassador and that the NBA all-star has penned a multi-year partnership deal that’ll have him collaborating with the audio company.

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Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Marvel short videos to be developed by Maker Studios

Long form video is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of visual entertainment, but the Internet is packed full of short-form videos, and they provide seemingly endless snippets of amusement for a wide array of preferences. It isn't surprising, then, that many studios have cropped up that specialize solely in short-form videos, the kind you're likely to find on YouTube and Vimeo, and one such studio is Maker Studios. In a recent announcement, the company revealed it will be making some Marvel content.

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Uber’s launching its food delivery service in NYC and Chicago

Uber’s launching its food delivery service in NYC and Chicago

Food is an important part our lives, often extending beyond mere sustenance to serve as a notable touristy or social experience, among other things. Not all special meals have to take place inside of a restaurant, however, and Uber wants to make sure you've got access to them regardless of where you're at. Cue UberEATS, a food delivery service the transportation company has been testing in Barcelona and Los Angeles, and that it has now officially launched in both of those cities, as well as Chicago and New York City.

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Dropbox Notes beta arrives as Evernote competitor

Dropbox Notes beta arrives as Evernote competitor

Early this month, some Dropbox users spotted hints of a note-taking service that was in-progress, something that had seemed likely as an eventual product after Dropbox made some tweaks to how it showed up once in the public eye. Now the service has been made official, though it isn't open to the public in general yet: it's called Dropbox Notes, and it is in a private beta. Invitations are going out now, and those interested can sign up to (hopefully) get one.

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Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’ arrives June 2

Blizzard has announced that its upcoming Heroes of the Storm game will be launching on June 2, and ahead of that debut will be open beta testing kicking off on May 19. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play online game for teams that pulls in “a diverse cast” of the maker’s most iconic characters and pits them together in battle. There are different gameplay modes, customization options, ranked play for skilled players (and options for newbies), and much more.

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OnLive game service is shutting down April 30

OnLive game service is shutting down April 30

OnLive, a gaming-centric company offering a cloud platform, among other things, has announced that it will be shutting down later on this month. The move isn't surprising, given the company's financial troubles and recent layoffs, and according to a statement from the company, Sony will be swooping in to "acquire important parts" of the company. Unfortunately for those who use it, one of the important parts isn't its continued operations, and so all will be going dark on April 30.

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Samsung unveils curved soundbars, Radiant 360 R7 speaker

Samsung unveils curved soundbars, Radiant 360 R7 speaker

Samsung has introduced a variety of new products today, and counted among them is a new line of curved soundbars and the new Wireless Audio Radiant 360 R7 speaker. These present consumers with a few new audio options to round out their entertainment system, and is joined by the new televisions Samsung has also unveiled today. Most of the new products will be launching later on this month, though a couple of the curved soundbars are available as of now.

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Samsung’s new TV lineup includes UHD, “SUHD” models

Samsung’s new TV lineup includes UHD, “SUHD” models

Samsung has introduced a new lineup of UHD ("4k") televisions, and the maker's own premium UHD televisions, which it refers to as "SUHD" offerings. The latter of those two is promised to offer a "crystal clear" picture akin to what you see in real life. The SUHD models are also Cadmium-free, and include Samsung's Peak Illuminator. That's not the say the regular UHD models are any less notable -- they include things like PurColor tech and more for high picture quality.

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