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The president of the International Olympic Committee has told the AP “We cannot have in the Olympic program a game which is promoting violence or discrimination... They, from our point of view, are contradictory to the Olympic values and cannot therefore be accepted.” Meanwhile eSports tournaments will be held at the 2018 Asian Games. Can eSports find legitimacy among traditional sporting competitions?

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A Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption, Skype redesigned again, and Twitter's new presence.
We talk with Russ Pitts from he Escapist about why he returned to revive the publication and how he thinks the internet is doing these days.
Qualcomm ups the Bluetooth audio qualty game, Apple dictates developers must have a privacy policy, and LG launches an 8K OLED TV.
Google Assistant goes bilingual, Twitter tests "unfollow" feature, and microchipping cacti.
Watches dominate IFA, Sonos wants to simplify your home audio, and Acer announces a Throne.
Intel announces new chips, Bose enters the smart speaker market, and Google helps US Veterans transition to civilian life.
On our August end-of-month roundtable we discuss the challenges and rewards independent musicians face in an online world.
Chuck La Tournous, shares the story with us of how his smartwatch has made him healthier. Once when he had an undiagnosed blood clot problem and more recently with efforts to fight off diabetes and get in better shape. Chuck is editor and publisher o...
Rich Stroffolino looks at how new parents should approach buying a dedicated camera
Facial Recognition software installed at Washinton-Duelles flagged a man trying to enter the country illegally. Plus Epic encouraging Fortnite players to use 2FA by offering free boogie-down emote and Japan tries to prepare for flying cars.
Chipotle invests in alternative farming and agriculture tech, Australia issues new 5G guidelines, and Apple slaps Facebook for privacy concerns. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young.
Good Old Games has launched on a new site dedicated to promoting DRM-free content. Will it succeed in creating a DRM-free alternative to iTunes and Amazons of the digital marketplace?
Top tech companies are looking to hire experience over formal education, Netflix wants to escape the Apple's cut on subscriptions, and Microsoft cracks down on Russian bots.
Nvidia announces new consumer video cards based on its Turing GPU architecture, Financial Times drafting rules to penalize social media platforms for not removing terrorist content within an hour of notification, and Bittorrent's creator criticize...
Shannon gives us a wrap of this years DEF CON security event. We explored the psychologically trauma that selfies can have on people with body issues. And the American Telco industry says government should kick in money to help roll out broadband to un...
Amazon has set its sights on buying Landmark theaters. What does this mean for the movie industry and will this push its rivals to pursue similar deals?
Samsung announces its 5G compliant Exynos modem, Spring and LG and working together to release a 5G smartphone in early 2019, and Verizon plans on launching 5G service in Indianapolis, Houston, Sacramento and Los Angeles. 5G is finally shaping up as a ...
The Insider reports Apple is encouraging developers to move to software as a subscription model vs one time fee payment. Nvidia takes the wraps off its new Turing GPU architecture. NASA and freelancer.com have picked a winner for Astrobee Challenge.