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Samsung's version of Chromecast will make your dumb home smarter

Samsung wants Bixby to power your smart home, and it has a Chromecast-like dongle to make it happen. The company unveiled an experimental dongle prototype called Project Ambience that turns "dumb" appliances and gadgets into Bixby-enabled smart home accessories. SEE ALSO: Samsung's Bixby assistant's next stop is... your refrigerator During a demo onstage at Samsung's Developer Conference in San Francisco, Samsung CTO Injon Rhee demoed how the Project Ambience dongle could be connected to televisions and speakers to turn them into Bixby-enabled smart devices. The news follows an earlier...

Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' trailer could not come at a more awkward time

Ah, yes, nothing like a quaint dramedy about a fictional Hollywood sexual predator to get our minds off of all those real Hollywood sexual predators. Especially when it's made by someone who is, himself, an alleged Hollywood sexual predator. Insert upside-down smiley face emoji here. SEE ALSO: Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' feels like a dare Louis C.K. directed, co-wrote, and stars in I Love You, Daddy, a Manhattan homage featuring a Woody Allen stand-in played by John Malkovich. C.K. plays a C.K. type, a successful TV writer raising a daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz). The film...

Activision's new patent makes it easy to exploit online gamers for their cash

"This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game." That's all Activision has to say for itself after word surfaced of a patent for a system designed to push players toward buying things like loot boxes when they play online games. It's not a great response for a number of reasons, but let's look at the patent first. SEE ALSO: The next big Star Wars game is in trouble Early Tuesday, Glixel reported on a patent that Activision first filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2015 and was...

Taylor Swift, Pop's Capitalist Mastermind

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's gym routine is crazy

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is renowned for his physique and his starring roles in action movies. He has a consistent regimen that involves working out twice a day and eating at least 5 meals a day. Read more...More about Movies, Celebrities, Mashable Video, Fitness, and Celebrity

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