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CBS blackout hits DirecTV, DirecTV NOW, and AT&T U-Verse

CBS blackout hits DirecTV, DirecTV NOW, and AT&T U-Verse

In the very early morning hours on Saturday, July 20, channels owned by CBS Corp. went dark on DirecTV, DirecTV NOW, and AT&T U-Verse, the company has revealed. This blackout impacts AT&T customers in a number of major US cities, as well as DirecTV NOW subscribers who would ordinarily receive access to a total of 117 CBS affiliates and stations. Sports and more are also impacted on the DirecTV services.

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Facebook pens deal with Crypt TV for five original horror shows

Facebook pens deal with Crypt TV for five original horror shows

Facebook has struck a new deal with Crypt TV, the studio founded by Eli Roth and Jack Davis with backing from Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions. Under this deal, Crypt TV will create five original, exclusive horror shows for Facebook Watch, the social network's video platform. This represents an expansion of Facebook's work with Crypt TV.

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How EA can rebuild its reputation

How EA can rebuild its reputation

They might not want to admit it, but it’s no secret EA desperately have a reputation to rebuild. The video game publisher has been repeatedly caught in controversies that have infuriated gamers and employees alike. From complaints about its excessive pay-to-play mechanics, mass layoffs and rushed deadlines that have led to poorly developed games, there is plenty to fix at EA.

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Parrot grounds its toy drones

Parrot grounds its toy drones

Parrot is grounding its toy drone business, opting to axe models like the Mambo and Swing and focus on more higher-end fare. The French company hovered into the drone segment back in 2010, with the original AR.Drone, and then proceeded to launch numerous models at consumer-friendly price points.

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Southwest cancels Boeing 737 Max flights until early November

Southwest cancels Boeing 737 Max flights until early November

Following similar recent announcements by United and American, Southwest Airlines has announced that its Boeing 737 Max flights have been cancelled until early November. This deviates from the estimate Southwest gave in late June, pushing the fleet's targeted return to November instead of October. The cancellations represent around 180 daily flights.

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Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino's, the restaurant chain best known for its pizzas, has been heavily embracing modern technology, introducing things like emoji-based ordering, autonomous delivery vehicles, and AI-powered pizza analyzers. The next evolution in the company's efforts will be real-time order tracking made possible using GPS and the company's mobile app.

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Tesla cuts Model 3 price but Model S and X changes less welcome

Tesla cuts Model 3 price but Model S and X changes less welcome

Tesla is making some changes to its product lineup today, dropping some vehicles and tweaking prices for others. If you were considering buying a standard-range Model S or Model X, then this is bad news, as Tesla has dropped both vehicles from its product lineup. That leaves the long-range and performance models as the only available Model S and Model X variants.

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Galaxy Note 10 production affected by South Korea-Japan politics

Galaxy Note 10 production affected by South Korea-Japan politics

You'd often think that politics and the tech industry exist in completely separate realms but the real world is hardly that neat. One informs the other and, like in Huawei's case, can even negatively impact one another. While still far from the mess that the Chinese company has found itself in, Samsung may also be feeling the effects of an ongoing feud between South Korea and Japan which is now reported to disrupt the production of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.

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SpaceX reveals what caused Crew Dragon explosion

SpaceX reveals what caused Crew Dragon explosion

In late April, the SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered an 'anomaly' during a Crew Dragon engine test in Cape Canaveral, resulting in smoke and speculation. The company soon confirmed that the explosion had destroyed the Crew Dragon and now it is back with more information about what went wrong. A leaking component, according to the company, likely set off a series of issues that led to the explosion.

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NASA funds Archinaut One to 3D print spacecraft components in space

NASA funds Archinaut One to 3D print spacecraft components in space

Space exploration missions and rocket launches may be exciting but they're also terribly expensive. Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are in a race to make launching spacecraft cheaper by reusing rockets but that's just one aspect of the whole business. Assembling spaceships themselves takes up not just time and money but also space. One possible solution would be to 3D print the parts that make up a spacecraft and not on Earth but in outer space directly.

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Huawei US job cuts could affect hundreds

Huawei US job cuts could affect hundreds

Huawei's fate still hangs in the balance despite some on the US side talking about easing some but definitely not all restrictions. That might not be enough for Huawei to completely change its course and scrap the plans it made to compensate for the effects of the restrictions. One of those is the planned layoffs in its US-based R&D subsidiary that could affect no small amount of American jobs.

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Impossible Foods is working on a plant-based fish product

Impossible Foods is working on a plant-based fish product

Impossible Foods, the company behind the Impossible Burger, is using its food technology to create a new fish product. The project involves heme protein, the same used for the company's existing 'meat' product, and it aims to introduce a meatless alternative to existing fish products on the market. Questions remain over whether consumers are interested in vegetarian fish alternatives, however.

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