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NYT: Sprint, T-Mobile merger could get federal approval next week

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Just days after AGs representing ten states filed suit to stop the combining of Sprint and T-Mobile, the New York Times reports the Justice Department is “moving closer” to approval. Doing so apparently hinges on an arrangement, previously reported, that would have the two sell off assets to create a new …

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Verizon’s fiber network connects NBA arenas for 1080p broadcasts

Sponsored Links Steve Russell via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) plans to connect all NBA arenas to a high-speed fiber network for better HD broadcast support. When the network is up and running in the second half of 2020, the league will be able to broadcast games from every team in 1080p resolution, and …

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YouTube TV gifts free Showtime subscriptions to ‘longtime friends’

Sponsored Links Gary Gershoff via Getty Images If you’ve subscribed to YouTube TV for a while, then it’s likely you’re getting free Showtime this summer. If you are a “longtime friend” of the service, then you’ll get the cable channel for “no cost” through September 5th, 2019. Users can activate the officer by going to …

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Little Danny Torrance is all grown up and still shining in Doctor Sleep trailer

Ewan McGregor stars as adult Danny Torrance in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Doctor Sleep, a follow-up to The Shining. A hospice worker with psychic abilities must confront the horrors of his past to protect a young girl from a murderous cult in the first trailer for Doctor Sleep, the big-screen adaptation of …

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I Am Mother envisions a dark future world where AI is almost human

A young girl is raised underground by a robot mother (Rose Byrne) following an extinction event on Earth in I Am Mother. A humanoid sentient robot raises a young woman from an embryo in an underground bunker, after an unspecified cataclysmic event wipes out the human population of Earth. That’s the basic premise of I …

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Redbox, Lionsgate deal keeps new movies in kiosks

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Lionsgate has signed a multi-year agreement with Redbox on its titles, including day-and-date distribution for its discs. Films from the studio will be available to rent at Redbox’s 42,000 kiosks on the same day they go on sale. It’s a good sign for the DVD rental operator, which …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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La Liga fined €250k for using its app to catch illegal soccer streams

Sponsored Links S3studio via Getty Images Spanish soccer league La Liga has been fined for inappropriately using its app to catch illegal streaming. The Spanish data protection agency charged La Liga with a fine of 250 thousand euros for violating several EU laws on transparency and data privacy, and ordered the app’s removal by June …

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