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Last Update on May 04, 2015 07:08 GMT

IN THE NEWS: MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO - VS. CABLE COMPANIES

NEW YORK (AP) -- The big fight Saturday night was supposed to be between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. But for some boxing fans, the main event was between wannabe fight watchers and their video providers. The strong pay-per-view demand for the fight in Las Vegas caused problems for cable and satellite systems. The problems seemed to peak as people tried to place orders for the bout at the last second. The start of the fight ended up being delayed to give cable and satellite providers time to sort out the mess. But in the end, some didn't get to see the fight at all. The bout was expected to be the most popular in pay-per-view history, with an estimated three million households buying the fight at nearly $100 each.

IN THE NEWS: APPLE WATCH AND TATTOOS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently they didn't think about people with ink. While it definitely falls into the category of a "first-world problem," some people who own Apple Watches -- and have wrist tattoos -- are finding that those two circumstances aren't a good fit. The tats are apparently a problem for those who use Apple Watch as a heart rate monitor. Inked Apple fans are irked, calling the problem "TattooGate" on Twitter and other social media sites. Apple acknowledges the problem, saying some tattoos can block light from getting to the sensor -- making it harder to get reliable readings.

 
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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times

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