Verizon weighing options regarding Yahoo! buyout after hack incident

For Sale: Legacy internet company, only been hacked once (maybe)

In the wake of the Yahoo hack revelation, is Verizon getting cold feet about buying the company? Maybe. According to the New York Times, Verizon may be looking to re-negotiate the nearly $5 billion original price tag they agreed to pay for the internet icon.

It was only disclosed last month that Yahoo had lost its grip on the data for 500 million users back in 2014, and Verizon’s legal team says that may be just cause for a discount. How much of a discount? The figure of a billion dollars has been kicked around, but truthfully, no one really knows. If Yahoo had to, say, give every hacking victim financial records monitoring, just that step could cost billions.

I saw it online so it must be true: Hillary will name Elvis to V.P. post

In case you missed it, it’s election season. And if there was ever an election season that needed some fact checking, it’s this one. Now, google News has introduced just such a service, creatively named Fact Check.

Well, it’s more of a label than a service, really, so just look for the little Fact Check tab under stories in your news feed, both on your PC and mobile device. Click on it and you’ll get more information about the issue in question and… the facts behind it. Fact checking has actually become somewhat of a mini online industry as of late, but seeing how anything can be political, I’m sure we’ll have people fact checking the fact checkers anytime now.

Imagine if a Fry’s store were a whole city

Many of our electronic items come from China, and the city of Shenzhen is perhaps the largest epicenter of the manufacturing and moving of electronics in that country. DT’s Joshua Bateman, who lives in Taiwan, recently needed a battery and charger for a camcorder he got on eBay, so he headed to the bustling metropolis of ten million people to track it down.

His tour of the city and it’s colorful characters in search of a 5-dollar item is a great read, and an interesting look into the city where a lot of our tech toys come from. Who makes them? How do they get here? You’ll be surprised at what he finds. Hit this link for his story.

Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

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First footage from 'John Wick: Chapter 3' has Keanu Reeves running for his life

John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Gaming

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.
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USA Today’s Emerging Tech director talks about the future of storytelling

We sat down with Ray Soto, the Director of Emerging Tech for USA Today, to talk about how his team is telling fun and engaging interactive news stories with virtual and augmented reality.
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Digital Trends Live: Facebook’s privacy breach, grocery robots, and more

On episode 41 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Caleb Denison broke down the news stories of the day. On the docket: Facebook's privacy scandal, grocery delivery robots, and more.
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Digital Trends Live: Bad passwords, a new iPad Mini, and dating with blockchain

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we discussed online security with the worst passwords of the year, and Adryenn Ashley, CEO of blockchain dating app Loly, and chef Sara Woods joined the show.
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We talked to Limbitless about giving gaming-themed prosthetic arms to kids

The nonprofit organization Limbitless creates free bionic arms for children to use like they would a traditional arm. Digital Trends talked to Limbitless about its arms and partnerships with game franchises.
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Digital Trends Live: Deepak Chopra, record Alexa sales, and data security

"Technology is part of human evolution," Deepak Chopra posited on this episode of DT Live. We also discussed an Alexa outage in Europe, and chatted with Giri Sreenivas of Helm about online security, and with Dominique Courbin from…
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Digital Trends Live: ‘Bandersnatch,’ Brianna Perry, and Origin PC unboxing

On episode 44 of Digital Trends Live, we unboxed three Origin gaming desktops, and welcomed Brianna Perry to the show to talk about her debut album Fortune Cookie, and what it was like meeting musicians like Flo Rida and DJ Khalid as a kid.
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Digital Trends Live: Netflix news, visions of CES, and more

On episode 45 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle looked at the most exciting news stories from the world of tech, including the runaway success of Netflix's Bird Box, what to look forward to at CES, and more.
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Digital Trends Live – CES 2019 – Day 1

On today's episode: While we are for sure going to run down all the hottest and most innovative tech announcements of CES 2019, we're also hosting some amazing guests and panels. From the Impossible Burger and the future of food, to full…