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Vizio sets sights on Sonos with new lineup of Google Cast speakers

Alongside the brand new P-Series announced today, Vizio also revealed that it's releasing a lineup of speakers and soundbars later this year. Just like the TVs, the new audio gear is based on Google Cast, with sleek designs that make it evident Vizio is going after Sonos' grip on the multi-room …

Philip Hammond warns Ethiopia over treatment of Briton on death row

The treatment of a Briton on death row in Ethiopia is threatening to undermine the country’s relationship with the UK, the foreign secretary has warned.<p>In an unusually blunt statement, Philip Hammond has called for rapid progress in the case of Andargachew Tsige, who is being held in solitary …

Africa

Uber prohibits drivers and riders from carrying firearms

The firearm debate continues in the USA, with very polarized opinions highlighting both the pros and the cons of our gun regulations. Uber now joins the discussion by quietly (or at least trying to be) updating their policy on the matter. From now on, no driver or rider is allowed to carry around …

Amazon is now using machine learning to surface better product reviews

Amazon is overhauling its reviews system with machine learning software to help display more helpful insights on its products from buyers, reports CNET.<p>The company is rolling out its upgraded system in the US and hopes that it will learn which reviews are most helpful to users and improve its …

Britain to pass new law to protect Middle Eastern artefacts from Isil

John Whittingdale, the Culture secretary, said the destruction was a 'shocking threat to the world’s heritage and an affront to our common human values”<p>Britain will pass a new law to commit Britain to protecting cultural artefacts during armed conflicts in the wake of the destruction wrought by the …

United Kingdom

Alcatel OneTouch becomes the smartphone partner of Toronto FC

Alcatel continues to expand its brand in America, which makes today’s announcement one of the most important events in this continent. Alcatel OneTouch has officially become the official smartphone partner of Toronto FC, the Canadian city’s acclaimed soccer team.<p>Alcatel describes this as a …

Spotify Just Raised Lots of Money to Take On Apple’s New Music Service

It only took Spotify one day to get back into the conversation after Apple’s big product event earlier this week.<p>On Monday, at its annual Worldwide …