MediaTek pals up with Amazon Echo Dot
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Available October 20th

According to a recent Chinese language report, Amazon is expected to begin buying chips from MediaTek for the production of its second-generation smart home device, the Echo Dot.

Google Assistant uses AI, machine learning to become people-friendly
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A more personalized, habit-learning version of Google Now

On Tuesday during Google’s Pixel and Home product announcements, the company introduced a new voice-activated version of Google Search called Assistant, featuring a more friendly conversational interface that turns search results into one-sentence answers.

Chromecast Ultra is first streaming device to support Dolby Vision
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Google's first 4K media stick will retail for $69

On Tuesday at a Google event in San Francisco, the company announced a  digital media player called the Chromecast Ultra, a successor to the Chromecast 2, that is now capable of outputting in 4K resolution and including an Ethernet port.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 Founders Edition review
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Performs just above GTX 980 Ti, now with enhanced HDR support

A little over a decade ago, Nvidia brought some useful features into the desktop graphics rendering pipeline like HDR-based tone mapping and hardware-accelerated H.264 GPU video decoding that have now become adopted by devices of all shapes and sizes for enterprise, desktop and mobile users alike.

SpaceX announces ITS missions to colonize Mars within 50 years
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Rocket will stand 400 feet high, taller than NASA’s Saturn V

During a conference in Mexico on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s plan to deploy human spaceflights to Mars using a proprietary transportation system capable of carrying at least 100 passengers per flight.

Roku announces five streaming players, replaces device lineup
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Pricing ranges between $30 and $130

On Monday, digital media player manufacturer Roku announced five new Internet video streaming devices that will replace all of its previous models, namely the Roku Streaming Stick, 2, 3 and 4.

Google and Salesforce place interest in bids to acquire Twitter
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Acquisition possible before end of year

In a recent turn of events on Friday, Google and Salesforce have made offers to acquire San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter to an estimated sum of $30 billion.

Yahoo claims 500 million passwords, account data compromised
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Advises users to change passwords

Over the course of 2014, an unpublicized breach occurred on Yahoo’s servers containing personal information and unencrypted passwords from over 500 million user accounts. The company is now reporting the breach, while the FBI closely investigates the claims.

AT&T to launch DirecTV Now streaming service before year's end
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Lower pricing brings questions for 4.85 million U-verse subscribers

On Wednesday, during an AT&T investor’s conference, the company announced plans to launch an Internet-based video streaming app of its DirecTV programming lineup to serve alongside its existing satellite service and U-verse IPTV options.

Google to announce new smartphones October 4th
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Built by HTC, launching with Android 7.1

Google recently released a short preview on YouTube indicating it will be launching two new flagship smartphone devices on October 4th in San Francisco.