Hulu says it’s surpassed 17M subscribers in 2017, a 40% increase YoY, and viewers have a median age of 31 and median annual household income of $92,000 (The Wrap)

January 9, 2018

The Wrap: Hulu says it’s surpassed 17M subscribers in 2017, a 40% increase YoY, and viewers have a median age of 31 and median annual household income of $92,000  —  Streaming service now tops 17 million total subscribers  —  Hulu eclipsed 17 million total subscribers in 2017, the streaming service announced Tuesday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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A Crypto Website Changes Its Data, and $100 Billion in Market Value Vanishes

Paul Vigna, writing for WSJ: Prices for some of the most popular cryptocurrencies dropped sharply Monday. One apparent reason: an adjustment from a popular website on its digital-currency price quotes (Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source). A website called coinmarketcap.com on Monday removed data from some South Korean exchanges from its price quotes for a range of virtual currencies including bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple’s XRP. The move…

January 9, 2018
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Hands-on with Vuzix’s $1,000 Blade AR glasses, coming in Q2 2018: better than Google Glass but less capable than HoloLens, good displays, Alexa-enabled, more (Nick Statt/The Verge)

January 9, 2018

Nick Statt / The Verge: Hands-on with Vuzix’s $1,000 Blade AR glasses, coming in Q2 2018: better than Google Glass but less capable than HoloLens, good displays, Alexa-enabled, more  —  These $1,000, Alexa-enabled smart glasses feel like the first fully baked AR product since the failure of Google Glass Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Toyota says it will add Amazon Alexa to some Toyota and Lexus models in 2018 and plans to add to other models in 2019 (Robert Ferris/CNBC)

January 9, 2018

Robert Ferris / CNBC: Toyota says it will add Amazon Alexa to some Toyota and Lexus models in 2018 and plans to add to other models in 2019  —  Toyota said Tuesday it will introduce Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice-assistant, in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2018.  —  The feature will be available … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Ford teams up with Lyft, Domino’s, Postmates to pilot autonomous vehicles and will work with Qualcomm on “Transportation Mobility Cloud” initiative (Andrew J. Hawkins/The Verge)

January 9, 2018

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge: Ford teams up with Lyft, Domino’s, Postmates to pilot autonomous vehicles and will work with Qualcomm on “Transportation Mobility Cloud” initiative  —  Auto giant is teaming up with Lyft, Domino’s, and now Postmates, to deploy autonomous vehicles Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Maker of Blocks modular smartwatch, unveiled at CES in 2015, says it’s on track to deliver units to all its Kickstarter backers within the next few months (Jamie Rigg/Engadget)

January 9, 2018

Jamie Rigg / Engadget: Maker of Blocks modular smartwatch, unveiled at CES in 2015, says it’s on track to deliver units to all its Kickstarter backers within the next few months  —  It’s been several years since Blocks had its initial 15 minutes of fame, capturing the internet’s attention with the idea of a modular smartwatch. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Dell’s Mobile Connect Application Will Allow Users To Easily Mirror Their Smartphone on PC; To Come Pre-installed On Company’s Future PCs

From a report on VentureBeat: Smartphones and computers were designed in different eras, and they don’t really work well together, forcing us to split our time between them. But Dell is trying to change that with Dell Mobile Connect software, which makes the two devices more interoperable. […] You can now make and receive phone calls directly from your computer, and you can also send and receive text messages on…

January 9, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Devsecops: Game-changing the app economy

Broadening the concept of devops, devsecops is an emerging organizational and cultural framework encompassing the orchestration of development, IT operations and security teams. In practice, its enabling technologies—continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD)—have transformed software development to make it agile, more reliable and more collaborative and incremental. Acceleration and precision have enabled state-of-the-art software enterprises to operate in ways not unlike the industrial factories of the past. And, like…

January 9, 2018
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