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    Verizon Fios kills Xbox and smart TV apps

    Verizon Fios plans to discontinue its live TV apps for Xbox consoles and Samsung Smart TVs, so customers may have to rent more set-top boxes instead. The Fios apps for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TVs, and Samsung Blu-ray players will stop working on March 31. The company told Ars Technica that a “limited […]

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    Vizio’s new P-series TVs offer affordable HDR and Google Cast support

    Vizio has announced a new series of 4K UHD TVs that leverage the advanced technologies developed for the company’s Reference series, such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and more accurate color, but at significantly lower price points. The 50-inch P-series TV retails for $999, including a 6-inch Android tablet that can be used both as […]

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    powerful extension for on-the-go

    MacBook docks have started to arrive a year after Apple introduced its single-port USB-C–based ultra-portable MacBook, and theSatechi Type-C Pass Through USB Hub with USB-C Charging Port is one that will fit a lot of users’ needs at an affordable price. Of special interest is its inclusion of USB-C pass-through power, something that’s popping up […]

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    9.7-inch iPad Pro vs. Galaxy TabPro S vs. Surface Pro 4

    Keyboard I haven’t actually touched the new iPad Pro’s keyboard, but I have used the big iPad Pro’s enough to know that it feels weird and is louder than galloping horses when typing. Chances are good it’s the same keyboard. While it’s likely just as serviceable as the Galaxy TabPro S’s keyboard, both lose handily […]

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    Bit PC Begins Shipping to Kids; May Soon Be Available to Buy

    The BBC has begun delivering the Micro:bit (also known as Micro Bit) to school children in the United Kingdom. The miniature computer is a take on the BBC Micro, which was provided to hundreds of thousands of students in the 1980s. The Micro:bit fosters program learning among kids. The Micro:bit was originally announced last year […]

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    Intel Says ‘Tick-Tock’ Strategy Isn’t Working Anymore

    Intel will stop following its two-year “tick-tock” development model, according to details contained within a routine report published by the company. The chipmaker’s most recent form 10-K, a financial document filed annually with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, outlines all of its business operations and any details potentially relevant to investors and regulators. […]

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    Apple to Launch 13-Inch, 15-Inch MacBook Models This Year

    Apple may have plans to refresh its MacBook lineup as soon as the second quarter of this year (April-June). According to a new report, the Cupertino-based company plans to launch new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook models. According to a report on DigiTimes, the supposed forthcoming 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook will offer a similar design […]

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    Intel Mastermind, Silicon Valley Statesman Andy Grove Dead at 79

    Andy Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world’s top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on Tuesday at age 79, Intel said. The company did not describe the circumstances of his death but Grove, who endured the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War Two, living […]

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    Razer Blade 2016 With Upgraded Specs, Lighter Weight Launched at GDC 2016

    Razer earlier this year launched Blade Stealth notebook for gamers with high-end specifications. After a couple of months at the onset of Game Developer Conference 2016, it now has launched the fifth edition of its Blade gaming laptop with upgraded innards, a lighter weight, and lower price. The new Blade laptop comes in two configurations […]