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DISH Deploys Programmatic Linear TV Platform, Enables RTB For Addressable TV Ads
- October 28, 2015

Dish initiated beta testing with programmatic marketplace leaders DataXu , Rocket Fuel and TubeMogul , and will introduce the platform to the digital industry upon completion of successful testing with these partners. Dish is just the latest company to move into programmatic. Dish will use 80 specifications like age, gender, and education and plans to bring in more data sets, Gaynor said. (more...)
Christie, Sipping a Smoothie, Was Kicked Off an Amtrak Train Christie, Sipping a Smoothie, Was Kicked Off an Amtrak Train
- October 27, 2015

Passenger Alexander Mann emailed CNN his account with photos, saying Christie entered the quiet vehicle with a McDonald's strawberry smoothie while getting testy with someone he was with about a seating mix-up. Reports have the conductor coming up to Christie threatening to kick him out of the train auto, but a witness nearby said that never happened. "About the @ Gawker fail: @ ChrisChristie was super courteous & possibly the least intrusive in-public phone person ever ", ... (more...)
Surface Book to Rival MacBook Pro Surface Book to Rival MacBook Pro
- October 27, 2015

Other specs include a nine-hour battery life, a slim 8.45mm body and the new Surface Pen. Microsoft , yesterday in an event, announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The company has also updated its Surface range of laptops with a removable keyboard, which allows them to function as a tablet. Here is how these two tablet-laptop hybrids from Microsoft fare in a face off. (more...)
Microsoft goes for Apple in new product blitz Microsoft goes for Apple in new product blitz
- October 27, 2015

However, with Windows 10 Continuum that comes with Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the smartphones can be connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and work in a way similar to the traditional PC. The company has also updated its Surface range of laptops with a removable keyboard, which allows them to function as a tablet. Similarly, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 pre-configured models can also be pre-ordered from all the three vendors, Amazon , Best Buy and Target. (more...)
NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos NASA's New Horizons Captures Pluto's Kerberos
- October 27, 2015

Styx, the other little moon in the system, is of a comparable size. Based on the Hubble data, Scientists thought Kerberos was "relatively large" yet couldn't be properly seen because it was covered in a dark material. This can somehow explain how there is a surprising absence of impact craters on Sputnik Planum since Pluto's surface is constantly replenished with new ice with new layers due to the atmosphere where pits offer evidence how this ice layer is actually active. (more...)
New Horizons completes the 'family portrait' of Pluto's moons New Horizons completes the 'family portrait' of Pluto's moons
- October 27, 2015

This is surprising for Kerberos: the faint little moon exerts a relatively high gravitation wallop on its orbital neighbours, leading researchers to initially theorize that it was larger but darker. The region can be described as complex with flat plains, but the new discovery of these pits makes Sputnik Planum an icy ocean filled with sinkholes that spans across the horizon. (more...)
Tonight's full moon is a Supermoon Tonight's full moon is a Supermoon
- October 26, 2015

Supermoons occur when the moon is at its perigee, or the closest it comes in its elliptical orbit, to Earth. Other sources, like AL.com, state that the full moon, or supermoon , "will be in the sky Oct. Despite the "end of days" talk, the supermoon total lunar eclipse was mostly a good show for those who looked up out of curiosity. That type of celestial spectacle was even more exceptional, given the fact that the last time it had happened simultaneously with a total lunar eclipse was ... (more...)
Bethesda Never Promised Fallout 4 Gameplay Before Launch, Hines Apologies Bethesda Never Promised Fallout 4 Gameplay Before Launch, Hines Apologies
- October 26, 2015

Now it is possible the fans of Microsoft's new-gen console to preload the game and get ready for Fallout 4's launch on November 10 , 2015. Bethesda has been steadily getting everyone more excited for their biggest release of the year, but nothing gets the blood following quite like knowing that a game has gone gold on time. (more...)
Kirk Herbstreit has one SEC team in his College Football Playoff prediction Kirk Herbstreit has one SEC team in his College Football Playoff prediction
- October 26, 2015

This time, it was Georgia Tech, who blocked an FSU field goal attempt and scooped up the ball to score the game-winning touchdown as time expired. And yet the top four remains wide open, with the most important games to come. Now Ohio State seems to have put a few of their offensive struggles behind them. USC knocked No. 3 Utah from the unbeaten ranks with a 42-24 victory Saturday night. (more...)
Inside Mark Zuckerberg's new school: Private, but free Inside Mark Zuckerberg's new school: Private, but free
- October 26, 2015

The school site will also have a clinic for the kids, which is being setup in partnership with Ravenswood Family Health Center. 'Health and education are closely connected, ' Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page on Friday. Speakers will include Lisa Yarbrough, mayor of East Palo Alto; Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto city councilman; Joe Ross, San Mateo County Office of Education board member; Laura Martinez, Sequoia Union School Board member; April Chou, chief growth and operating ... (more...)
Mystery junk: UFO to crash into the Indian Ocean on 13 November Mystery junk: UFO to crash into the Indian Ocean on 13 November
- October 26, 2015

There is lots of man-made space junk but WT1190F is the first ever to crash into Earth. Named "WT1190F", the object is locked into a "deep Earth orbit", travelling around the planet at a large distance. Johnathan McDowell, astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said it was 'a lost piece of space history that's come back to haunt us'. (more...)
Roku 4 Does 4K Ultra HD Video Streaming Roku 4 Does 4K Ultra HD Video Streaming
- October 26, 2015

While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem. But with the introduction of the Roku 4 and Roku OS 7, the affair is most definitely over. But it's great to see Roku , looking ahead towards the future by offering 4K support from now. The interface is zippy, and Amazon content streams lightning-fast. (more...)
Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack package to be unveiled at SEMA Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack package to be unveiled at SEMA
- October 26, 2015

The third project is in collaboration with SEMA and will be based on the rugged PRO-4X model. Compared to the "standard" Nissan GT-R Nismo, the N-Attack - N stands for Nürburgring, obviously - gets special aero, upgraded suspension that can "handle a punishing road surface full of undulations and turbulent fluctuations", and a set of proper bucket seats. (more...)
Giant prehistoric shark teeth washing up on North Carolina coast Giant prehistoric shark teeth washing up on North Carolina coast
- October 26, 2015

Other tooth findings indicate that the Megalodon weighed up to 30 times as much as today's Great White Shark at a hefty 70 to 100 tons. Beach dredging and recent rains on the sands may have exposed the fossilised teeth, telling the tale of a 60-foot (18 metres) creature. (more...)
Feeling Awfully Generous, Kinda Guilty, Jack Dorsey Giving Back $200 Million Feeling Awfully Generous, Kinda Guilty, Jack Dorsey Giving Back $200 Million
- October 26, 2015

Morgan Stanley fanned the flames this week by downgrading their rating for Twitter's stock. He also pledged to win back third-party developers who were scorned by previous management policies that effectively shut down their businesses as Twitter entered new revenue streams. (more...)
Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for New Wi-Fi Assist Feature Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for New Wi-Fi Assist Feature
- October 26, 2015

While Wi-Fi Assist is a pretty nifty feature that a few users probably don't mind - especially those that are still on unlimited data plans - the rest of us smartphone users are on metered plans and have to keep an eye on monthly cellular data usage. (more...)
Super Bowl 2016: Maroon 5 in talks with organizers to perform Super Bowl 2016: Maroon 5 in talks with organizers to perform
- October 25, 2015

However, the source says Levine's band is the current front-runner for the gig. Other names in the frame include bands Coldplay, One Direction and singer Bruno Mars, who performed in 2014 at Super Bowl XLVIII. Billboard reported in September that Mars was rumored to have been invited back to "curate" the performance with multiple talents. The SUPER BOWL is perennially the most-watched television event of the year, as Perry's SUPER BOWL performance drew 121 million viewers, the highest ... (more...)
It's Back to The Future For The 2016 Toyota Tacoma It's Back to The Future For The 2016 Toyota Tacoma
- October 25, 2015

The debate between electric vs. hydrogen fuel cell cars rages on. The Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese, can be refueled at just eight hydrogen stations in California, two of which are in Orange County - in Costa Mesa, in addition to Fountain Valley. (more...)
Snow leopards face new climate change threat Snow leopards face new climate change threat
- October 25, 2015

As greenhouse gas emissions encourage warmer climates, scientists warn that tree lines in Asia's high mountains will move higher, drawing farmers and livestock grazers into higher altitudes and further squeezing the territory of the vulnerable snow leopard. (more...)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 delayed on last-gen Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 delayed on last-gen
- October 24, 2015

This delay by Activision seem to disappoint a few Tony Hawk' fans who expected its arrival on Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Here's a statement from Activison to Eurogamer . As if the negative critical reception for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 on current gen platforms wasn't enough, Activision has announced that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions have been delayed. (more...)

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