Panasonic launches lower-cost Ultra HD Blu-ray player
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Lacks THX certification, analog outputs


Panasonic has just launched a lower-cost version of its flagship DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player in Japan, according to a recent listed posting on the company’s Japanese website.

EMV contactless payments are insecure
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US ATM owners still have time to upgrade


Contactless EMV payment cards have been making their way into the United States for over five years now, with financial services giants like Europay, Mastercard and Visa claiming they offer enhanced protection against fraud and other abuse.

Dell shows off 24-inch S2417DG gaming monitor
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2560x1440, G-SYNC, Ultra Low Motion Blur


On Friday, Dell took the wrapping paper off a 24-inch S2417DG gaming monitor packing 2560x1440 resolution, a variable refresh rate between 30Hz and 165Hz and Nvidia G-SYNC, along with a quick 1ms response time.

Nvidia releases Q2 FY2017 earnings
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Beats forecast expectations


Nvidia released its financial results yesterday for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017, which ended July 31, 2016.

AMD releases Q2 2016 earnings
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Chipmaker showing signs of recovery

On Thursday, AMD took the wraps off its Q2 earnings results and revealed a surprising upswing in revenue momentum that many investors anticipated would not emerge until Q3 at the earliest.

GloveOne haptic touch VR gloves displayed at E3 2016
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First VR gloves to enable touch feedback and weight sensations

Earlier in January, we wrote that some startups were preparing to launch haptic VR gloves to offer a much more natural alternative controller interface for head-mounted displays than the traditional units currently offered by Oculus, HTC, Sony, Samsung, Razer and others.

Microsoft Xbox One S playable at E3 2016
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Refreshed console and controller available in August


At E3 2016 this week in Los Angeles, Microsoft made its new Xbox One S console playable on the show floor for attendees to try out the revised Bluetooth controller before the console officially hits store shelves in August.

Apple announces iOS 10
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Redesigned Control Center, facial recognition, dynamic maps and more


On Monday during WWDC 2016, Apple announced the tenth version of its mobile operating system, now called iOS 10. With iPhone sales remaining almost flat over the past two quarters, the company knew it had to bring its software platform up to speed in any acceptable way possible to prevent revenue drag for the upcoming iPhone launch this September.

Microsoft's next-gen, 6-teraflop Xbox arrives in Q4 2017
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“Project Scorpio” will be VR-ready, built by AMD


At the end of next year, Microsoft is expected to announce the sequel to its Xbox One console which originally launched in November 2013, marking just a short four-year lifespan for the company’s eighth-generation video game console.

Microsoft announces Xbox One S console
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4K output, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, starts at $299


On Monday during its E3 press conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced a redesigned, smaller version of its Xbox One console that will go by the name Xbox One S. The refreshed console is 40 percent smaller than the original and features a much-needed Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, support for 4K (3840x2160p) video output over HDMI 2.0a and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).