Tesla quietly raises prices on servicing plans
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Ends warranty, servicing transfers for used vehicles


On Sunday, electric automotive manufacturer Tesla quietly raised prices on its post-purchase servicing options, including the annual maintenance prices of servicing its Model S and Model X vehicles. The company also announced a ban on the transfer of factory extended warranties and prepaid servicing packages to buyers of used Tesla vehicles.

AT&T 5G LTE field trials start in Q2 2016
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Saturday, 13 February 2016 05:53

AT&T 5G LTE field trials start in Q2 2016


Deployment by 2020


AT&T, the second largest wireless carrier in the United States (as of Q4 2015) and the nation’s second largest advertiser (as of Q1 2016), has just announced that it will begin trials of fifth-generation 5G LTE service later this summer, with the possibility of limited commercial deployments in the first months of 2017.

First footage from 8K RED WEAPON Vista Vision camera shows up
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Full-frame, 8192x4320p, up to 75fps with 70mm lenses

At the end of January 2016, the first RED WEAPON 6K Magnesium cameras began shipping to professional videographers worldwide, a few months after the first RED 6K Woven Carbon Fiber and Forged Carbon Fiber hit the streets. The Irvine, California-based company then released its flagship RED WEAPON 8K Vista Vision camera at the end of 2015. Now, we have some of the first original footage from its 8K 35mm flagship at the smoothness of full-frame, ultra-high 32-megapixel resolution.

Italian researcher is first to spot gravitational waves
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Discovery may become top pick for Nobel Prize in Physics

As some have heard by now, there was a major discovery in the world of science today that has been labeled perhaps “one of the biggest advancements of the past few decades.” A key prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity was essentially verified by the discovery of “gravitational waves” from the merger of two black holes coalescing in deep space. An Italian researcher working in Germany last fall has been named the first person on earth to spot their existence.

Sony to make its own 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players soon
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Will launch before the company's next fiscal year

As the physical 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player market stands, there are currently only three competitors vying for the dollars of hungry consumers wishing to invest into the latest Ultra High Definition disc format - Samsung, Philips and Panasonic. According to recent news, Sony wants to make itself the fourth major brand name and wants to do this no later than March of 2017.

USB Type-C reviewer fries Chromebook with bad cable
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Thick, braided cables can be very misleading

It appears that USB 3.1 Type-C cables can come in all colors, sizes, and varying degrees of quality control, as recently noted by Google engineer Benson Leung in his latest review that resulted in permanent damage to his Chromebook laptop.

Oculus announces first "Oculus Ready" PC bundles
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 08:37

Oculus announces first "Oculus Ready" PC bundles


Pre-orders begin February 16th


Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR, best known for its upcoming Oculus Rift head-mounted display, has just revealed its first “Oculus Ready” PC bundles from partnering manufacturers, complete with discounts if they are bundled with the Rift.

Samsung's 4K Blu-ray player arrives early in California
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Video and Audio Center is first-to-market

For folks in Southern California, the wait for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players has gotten shorter by a couple weeks thanks to a new promotional offering by Santa Monica-based store Video and Audio Center, which began offering Samsung’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player on Friday.

iPhone “Error 53” bricking repaired phones worldwide
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Apple's internal Touch ID security check to blame

In the world of mobile electronics, Apple is taking some fire more than usual these days as users around the globe are reporting that the mysterious code called “Error 53” has rendered their iPhones useless following any third-party repairs to the Home button hardware or Touch ID assembly outside the company’s doors.

Google Fiber to be free for select residents
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Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:58

Google Fiber to be free for select residents


1Gbps symmetrical download and upload speeds

On Wednesday, Google announced that its gigabit fiber optic-based Internet service will be made freely available to residents in all public housing properties that it connects to its service, according to a blog post titled “Connecting Public Housing at Gigabit Speeds.”