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Google Play Games App Allows Recording and Publishing to YouTube Gaming

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YouTube Gaming has brought game recording and publishing to the Google Play App on Android. Users are now able to record their favorite game moments and save them to YouTube all from their mobile devices. The goal of Google is to increase the amount of gaming video on YouTube that will also be available to view on the companies recent YouTube Gaming app. the amount of gaming video watched online has dramatically increased and some YouTube gaming channels are watched as much as celebrity channels.

Currently live streaming of game play is not available on YouTube but the company plans to offer that feature some time in the near future.

Hardware Innovations

TrackPad ForceTouch and the Apple iMac

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Apple has made updates to the iMac including Bluetooth accessories and track pad peripherals. The track pad is an extra for the system that will cost users $129. This brings to the iMac format for the first time the Apple Force Touch technology. The 3D touch is a favorite of iPhone and iPad users.

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Scandal Erupts in Unregulated Fantasy Sports Betting

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Fantasy sports betting has become a very large industry over the last couple years and now there is a full blown scandal. This industry is unregulated and based on the fantasy games that many individuals play of assembling players into teams and competing head-to-head each week. The  two fantasy companies involved in the scandal Draftkings and FanDuel.

On Monday the two companies release statements after allegations came out that one company employee was using insider information to trade on the other companies platform. The draft kings employee took released data for the third week of the NFL and went to FanDuel where won $350,000 for that week.

Crime and JusticeInternet Today

New Gmail Address Blocking Feature

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Block Annoying Messages Easily on Gmail

Gmail is launching a new, useful little feature today, making it easier to block a specific email address with only two clicks. So, if you are receiving a lot of emails from someone you don't want to hear from, now it will be even easier to ban that address from getting to your inbox. And, you can always unblock them later, if you want to.

Gmail has always allowed you to filter incoming messages, but it wasn't very straightforward. The new Gmail feature makes it even easier to block unwanted messages with just two clicks.

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Click On Any Super Mario Brothers Google Search Results

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Join the Google Easter Egg Hunt by Clicking in Your Super Mario Brothers Google Search Results

Everyone who grew up during the 90's know the role that Super Mario Bros played in their lives. I, myself played the awesome Nintendo game for endless hours and worked to death just to have enough to buy my own Nintendo unit. One day, I will introduce my kids to the game and explain why I love it despite its crude graphics and simple game play.

Super Mario Bro as first released on September 13, 1985 and to commemorate it's 30th year, Google came up with an Easter Egg Hunt anyone can join by typing the "Super Mario Brothers" keywords in the Google search bar.

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Verizon To Offer Free Live Streaming

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Verizon is launching a new phone app called Go90 (title the phone 90 degrees for video) that could provide free streaming to customers of certain shows. The app might also be available to non-customers while being supported by ads. The service is to rival Netflix and Hulu, targeting the younger generation and those that have stopped paying for cable service (cord cutters).

Hardware Innovations

The Tesla Model 3 Sedan

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Elon Musk made public today that the Tesla model 3, a smaller model to compete with the BMW 3 Series, is going into production in 2 years and will be available at a reasonable price of $35,000. Next March the car will be revealed and preorders will start. Many are excited about the chance to own a car that has been only available at much higher retail prices. The car is being hyped as something totally different from what is on the road today but at the same time not being weird to drive.

Software Sensations

Guideline Technologies Makes 401K Investing Easy

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Kevin Busque, founder of Guideline Technologies and TaskRabbit, discovered that setting up 401k retirement programs within small businesses was a lot of work and many employees did not take advantage of the saving option. Four months ago he started the new company Guideline Technologies to increase 401k participation for smaller businesses and has already received $2 million in seed money.

The company doesn’t work with managed funds that have high costs, but instead is mostly working with Vanguard and their popular low cost index funds. Plus the interface the company has developed for employees to setup and fund their accounts is a lot user friendly than prior options in the marketplace.

Crime and JusticeInternet Today

Sorry Honey, I Had An Ashley Madison Account

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Users of the website Ashley Madison had their account information released to the public today and might be scrambling to save their marriages. The site which promised total privacy in addition to some other things, was hacked recently and now the data from that hack is being made public. The dumped data included government officials and executives from large corporations. The hackers threatened to release all the information they had on 37 million users, and now have released some of the most damaging. The issue raising real concerns about Internet security.

Search the Ashley Madison Hacked Data here or here.

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