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.”

Comcast says DOCSIS 3.1 is ready
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:38

Comcast says DOCSIS 3.1 is ready


More "affordable," ultra high-speed gigabit broadband

On Tuesday, Comcast officially announced to the world that it is now ready to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 powered ultra high-speed gigabit cable Internet service to five major metropolitan markets in the United States during 2016, making it the first time consumers can receive gigabit speeds over the company’s hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network.

ZAGG acquires Mophie for $100 million
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:37

ZAGG acquires Mophie for $100 million


Mega-merger in higher position across four accessory markets


Mobile accessory giant ZAGG, the company that makes the well-known InvisibleShield, has recently acquired Mophie, another accessory giant, for $100 million.

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:21

Apple iPhone 7 (2016) first design details leaked


Features much-needed backside corrections


The design of Apple’s upcoming tenth-generation iPhone 7, due for release later this fall, will appear very similar to the exterior design used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S with two significant exceptions, according to sources close to the supply chain.

YouTube to support 360-degree live streaming soon
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:44

YouTube to support 360-degree live streaming soon


Recommends shooting in 4K 3840x2160p

Experts at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California have recently begun talks with camera manufacturers to get 360-degree live streaming video on YouTube, the world’s most popular video content service.