The Morning After: Friday, July 14th 2017

The Morning After: Friday, July 14th 2017
From Engadget - July 14, 2017

Trophies incoming.
Netflix snags 91 Emmy nominations

The nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards have been announced, and streaming services are all over the lists. In total, Netflix has 91 nominations, while Hulu has 18 and Amazon snagged 16. Of Netflix's nominations, 18 are in the key categories that will be broadcast September 17th, where newer shows like Master of None and Stranger Things join standbys like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.

No phone, no computer.
Oculus has a $200 wireless VR headset in the works for 2018

We did not know how long it would take Oculus to deliver a truly cord-free VR experience. Turns out, it might not be too long: Oculus is apparently developing a $200 wireless VR headset for release next year. The device, codenamed Pacific, wo not just be an empty shell for your smartphone, like the Gear VR and DayDream View, it will pack in all the hardware it needs for VR experiences.

From hardware-centric to software-centric.
AT&T's next-gen TV platform rollout will start on DirecTV Now

To unify its various video platforms, AT&T is launching a new next-gen platform across internet, satellite and IPTV. The first service to get the new look and feel will be DirecTV Now when a beta test kicks off later this year. That will also bring cloud DVR to the streaming service, while other features like 4K video and user profiles are also in the works.

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