Here’s what to know in South Florida on August 1

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding Hurricane Isaias in South Florida and around the state and Caribbean. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Hurricane Isaias more likely to scrape Florida coast instead of hitting it, NHC says

11:40 a.m.: Odds of a Florida landfall for Hurricane Isaias appear to be decreasing as the storm made landfall on Andros Island in the Bahamas Saturday morning.

Saturday morning updates from the National Hurricane Center showed the predictions for worst impacts have inched north and later, leaving Miami-Dade and Broward comfortably out of the cone. Despite that, Isaias’ windfield is large enough that tropical-storm-force winds could be felt as far as Homestead, although the chances of that keep getting lower with each update.

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One county’s test-run for managing a hurricane during a pandemic

11:30 a.m.: Isaias brought a test-run for Miami-Dade’s plans to manage a hurricane

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Gaming TV Network VENN Lines Up Distribution Partners for August Launch

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As traditional cable programmers struggle, startup VENN is stepping up to the plate with a business model the founders of the live-streaming video-game entertainment network say is custom-built for the over-the-top era.

For the Aug. 5 launch, VENN will make its 24-hour, free-to-watch linear network available on Amazon’s Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming and Twitter. In addition, the company says, it will be coming to dedicated channels on connected-TV platforms representing more than 30 million U.S. households, including Vizio’s smart TVs, Comcast’s Xumo streaming service, Sinclair’s STIRR and DistroTV.

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VENN, the Video Game Entertainment and News Network, is in talks for additional distribution deals with OTT platforms as well as traditional and internet pay-TV providers, said Ben Kusin, co-founder and co-CEO. VENN’s programming, totaling 21 hours of original shows per week at launch, will also be available directly on its website

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Samsung to reveal five devices at its August 5th Unpacked event

Based on that information and leaks we’ve seen in recent weeks, we can infer Samsung will announce three new phones, the Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra; a pair of true wireless headphones called the Galaxy Buds Live; and a new smartwatch at Unpacked 2020.  

In the second part of his post, Roh talks about three priorities Samsung’s mobile division will focus on moving forward. The first is an emphasis on what he says are “meaningful innovations.” Over the past six months, Roh says the company has invested significantly in research and development. He claims that investment will lead to “even bolder innovation.”

“We’ll make mobile technology that’s more personal, intelligent, useful and secure,” Roh writes. In the near future, that means more foldable display phones and devices with 5G connectivity, according to the executive.

You can also expect the company to double down the type

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