Redbox is pivoting, launches a free live TV streaming service

Why it matters: Free offerings of this caliber aren’t all that uncommon in today’s streaming landscape and no, the individual channels aren’t anything to get super excited about. The bigger story here is in the sum of its parts – the fact that Redbox is making a move into streaming Continue Reading

Reddit wants broadcasters to use its content, hopes live TV will drive brand awareness- Tempemail

Reddit is becoming more TV-friendly. A new tool has made it easier for broadcasters to share and credit content from its communities. The blogging community has partnered with interactive storytelling firm Tagboard to integrate Reddit content with live TV. It hopes to loosen Twitter’s grip on news cycles. It is Continue Reading

Home comforts: how The Sims let millennials live out a distant dream | Games

One of the first decisions you make in The Sims is which house to buy. The 200m-selling life simulation series, which turns 20 this week, gives every player 20,000 simoleons, the game’s virtual currency, and they can use it to purchase anything from a ready-made four-bedroom townhouse to an empty Continue Reading

Microsoft will award up to $20K for finding vulnerabilities in Xbox Live

In brief: Microsoft has bug bounty programs for several of its products including Windows, Office, Azure and the chromium-powered Edge browser. The latest to join them is the Xbox Bounty Program, which invites gamers and security researchers from around the world to identify and report significant vulnerabilities in the company’s Continue Reading

London police will deploy live facial recognition cameras to catch criminals

(Lack of) privacy: It’s no secret that privacy and anonymity are becoming a thing of the past in some parts of the world. This is especially evident in countries like China, where rampant, almost dystopian levels of surveillance are the norm. However, for better or worse, it seems some of Continue Reading

Met police to begin using live facial recognition cameras | Technology

The Metropolitan police will start using live facial recognition, Britain’s biggest force has announced. The decision to deploy the controversial technology, which has been dogged by privacy concerns and questions over its lawfulness, was immediately condemned by civil liberties groups, who described the move as “a breathtaking assault on our Continue Reading

Tempemail Live asks whether virtual influencers can build real connections with audiences- Tempemail

Despite investment in virtual influencer campaigns by brands such as SK-II, Calvin Klein and Smart Car, some marketers still doubt whether a virtual character can forge a real connection with an audience. Speaking at the Tempemail Live, a new monthly magazine launch event hosted by the Hospital Club, Lore Oxford, Continue Reading

Fibre now live in Polokwane |Tempemail – Up to date technology news, IT news, Digital news, Telecom news, Mobile news, Gadgets news, Analysis and Reports

January 14, 2020 • Southern Africa, Top Stories Open-access fibre network provider, Frogfoot Networks announced that it has commenced with a phased rollout of its infrastructure in the Limpopo capital Polokwane. Areas that have gone live with high-speed broadband internet are Bendor Park and Welgelegen, with over 600 homes passed, Continue Reading

GTA IV has disappeared from Steam because of Games for Windows Live

WTF?! If you have experienced the frustratingly annoying problem of older Windows Live games not working, Rockstar has a solution — don’t buy them. The company has conformed that it has pulled GTAIV from Steam because of problems that Microsoft’s Games for Windows Liver platform has caused, even though it Continue Reading

Digital Trends Live: CES 2020 Rumors, the Army Bans TikTok, and More

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney dig into the biggest-trending topics in tech, including CES 2020 rumors, the Army’s ban on TikTok, Chrysler’s concept car, Google A.I.’s ability to spot cancer faster than doctors, Seoul’s efforts to predict crime via A.I. cameras, and Continue Reading