Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. This evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards, recognizing some of the best science fiction and fantasy works from last year.

io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders walked away with the award for Best Novel. In her acceptance speech, she said that she constantly wrestled with the idea that she wasn’t good enough to write All the Birds in the Sky, and that she hoped that her award means that the next person arguing with themselves will be able to “tell the voices to shut up and go and write their frickin’ book”. Other winners include Seanan McGuire for Best Novella,…

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This week on AI: ‘Apple Watch 3’ features, new MacBooks at WWDC & more

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In a change of pace, some of the week’s biggest news revolved around new MacBooks and a third-generation Apple Watch, rather than the "iPhone 8." There was more of that of course, along with further signs Apple is pushing deep into original movies and TV shows.
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Instagram on copying Snapchat: “This is the way the tech industry works”

 “I think it would frankly be silly of us if we were to say “Oh see that good idea over there that’s actually fulfilling a need people have to share more moments of their life, oh because one person did that we can’t even go near that idea.” That’s Instagram’s VP of Product Kevin Weil’s perspective about cloning Snapchat. He’s the man in… Read More
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Facebook signs deal to stream Major League Baseball games this season

Facebook is swinging for the fences with a new livestreaming deal with Major League Baseball. The social media site will stream 20 MLB games this season, one per week. The announcement confirms rumors about the deal that cropped up earlier this year. The games will all be livestreamed for free via a feed from local broadcasters. According to Forbes, Dan Reed, Facebook’s Head of Global Sports Partnerships said in a statement: Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond. By distributing a…

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Facebook will host live-streamed MLB games this season

Facebook and the MLB announced a new partnership today that will see 20 regular season baseball games live-streamed on Facebook this season, according to TechCrunch.

The games will air weekly on the MLB Facebook page, starting tomorrow night with the Rockies vs. Reds game at 7:10PM ET. According to TechCrunch, the broadcast will be sourced from a local broadcaster from one of the participating teams, without local blackouts. Future Friday night games for streaming will be announced soon.

This is another big partnership for Facebook’s live streaming ambitions, after the company recently announced a partnership with the MLS to stream live soccer matches. And Facebook isn’t the only one trying…

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