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Comcast accused of cutting Internet cables to sabotage small ISP

Comcast, one of the most hated companies in America, is at the heart of a new controversy after one small Texas telecom accused it of using sabotage methods to drive the company out of business. Comcast and some of its contractors were recently sued by Telecom Cable owner Anthony Luna, according to Courthouse News, alleging that Comcast cut Telecom‘s underground Continue reading

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Caltech‘s camera could banish smartphone bumps for good

The powerful cameras inside our smartphones come at a price, and not just the literal one, of course. Next to the endangered 3.5 mm headphone jack, the camera is the last piece that keeps phones from becoming uniformly thin, not to mention flat. Even without mechanical parts like OIS, the camera‘s bulk is mostly due to its non-flat lens. That Continue reading

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AT&T and StayCast bring Google Chromecast to more hotel rooms

Hotels are notorious for blocking guests‘ ability to connect their own devices to in-room TVs, and that includes streaming sticks and Google Chromecast devices. ATT is helping change this alongside SONIFI Solutions‘ StayCast, allowing hotels with DirecTV service to order StayCast for their rooms. Hotels that take advantage of this will enable guests to cast content from their phone or Continue reading

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Google VR180 cameras will make cheaper 3D VR more mainstream

Google has announced plans to make VR content easier to create, and it involves VR180. This new video format, according to the company, will bring about virtual reality videos that are high-resolution and that focus on what‘s in front of you.‘ Joining the new format will be VR180 cameras that enable anyone to shoot their own VR videos in a Continue reading

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A Tesla streaming music rival to Spotify makes perfect sense

The next Tesla perk could well be the automaker‘s own streaming music service, with industry insiders claiming a rival to Spotify and Apple Music is being explored. The car company, which is readying for production of its most affordable model, the Tesla Model 3, currently leads the auto industry in the high-tech functionality of its dashboards. Now, so the rumors Continue reading

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OnePlus 5 took these photos : Zoom, Low-Light, Bokeh, Speed

This afternoon I took the OnePlus 5 on a walk to take a set of photos. I walked the dog with the phone, took a few photos of birds, then came back home to take some photos of oddities around the house. What you‘re about to see is a set of photos I captured this afternoon, resized but not edited Continue reading

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Evernote on Android gets fingerprint security, but don‘t expect to use it for awhile

Evernote has finally given users something they‘ve been wanting for a long time: fingerprint security. The feature enables users to secure their notes behind the biometric data, making it especially hard for snoops and thieves to mess around in documents that aren‘t any of their business. There is a catch,‘ though, in that the feature has arrived in the beta Continue reading

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HTC VIVE gets a price drop, free Steam gift card for Summer Sale

The Steam Summer Sale is officially underway, but the deals don‘t apply to just Steam games. HTC announced today that it‘s discounting the VIVE for the duration of the sale as well, giving you the opportunity to save a bit of money on the admittedly expensive VR headset. HTC will also toss in a Steam gift card too, so you‘ll Continue reading

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Sling TV Cloud DVR arrives on iOS and Windows 10: here‘s how to get it

Sling TV finally began rolling out a cloud DVR feature earlier this year, possibly doing so in response to a growing number of competitors who offered the arguably vital feature. The rollout has been slow, though, arriving on only select devices as the company irons out the issues. Now it has finally made its way to two big platforms Continue reading

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Echo Show now lets you watch a live feed from your smart home camera

Earlier today, Logitech announced that you will soon be able to view a live feed of footage from its incoming Circle 2 camera on Amazon‘s new Echo Show. It turns out that the Circle 2 is just the tip of the iceberg here. Amazon plans to incorporate Echo View functionality with a lot of smart home cameras from a bunch Continue reading

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Star Wars Han Solo movie taps director Ron Howard to replace Lord/Miller duo

Lucasfilm recently issued a brief statement revealing that the unnamed Han Solo movie slated for 2018 had lost its two directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The reason for the departure was cited as creative differences,‘ though reports have since claimed that the duo were fired over repeatedly clashing with others on the project including producer Kathleen Kennedy. Considering the Continue reading

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This medieval sword was found in a bog, and a knight‘s remains may follow

A notable archaeological discovery is coming out of Poland, where researchers have recovered a medieval-era sword from a peat bog. The sword is still in good shape, at least for something as old as it is, bearing all of its components minus the hilt padding. Researchers say the preservation is excellent enough that even a small marking likely the Continue reading

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Nova Launcher brings Google Now to older Androids [APK Download]

The latest version of Nova Launcher for Android devices bring futuristic elements of Google‘s main operating system to older smartphones. While not too long ago we had an encounter with the early release version of this app, the latest version enacts additional feature upgrades. This version no longer requires that the user be on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the Android Continue reading

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Steam Summer Sale starts: Store down as deals dashed

Here‘s a bit of good news: PayPal was right and the Steam Summer Sale kicked off today! Now here‘s a bit of bad news: the Steam store is currently crippled because of heavy traffic. If you‘ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket, it looks like you‘ll have to wait to spend it. Ever since the sale went Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Raid Update list : New items you‘ll need

News of the Pokemon GO RAID Battle update requirements has reached the public - and the public has some questions! What we‘ve learned over the past few hours is that while most everyone will be able to join in on this Pokemon GO update, not all players will be able to take part in every single RAID Battle. The most Continue reading

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Facebook update adds new user protections for profile pictures

As part of an effort to focus on what people in individual countries expect of Facebook, today the company announced new controls for users in India. These controls almost entirely concern profile pictures, allowing users to control who can download them, tag themselves in them, or even screenshot them. The hope is that more people will feel comfortable uploading profile Continue reading

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Nintendo commits to in-stock Switch

After E3 2017, the Nintendo Switch is looking like a much more attractive platform - the only problem is that they‘re still difficult to find. Nintendo has been grappling with stock shortages ever since launch, and though we‘re now nearly five months out from release date, those shortages don‘t seem to be getting any better. This has led Nintendo to Continue reading

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Why Ethereum crashed this week (ETH)

The cryptocoin system known as Ethereum crashed in the middle of the day yesterday due to a single mega-massive trade. While the ticker showed a relatively significant drop in price throughout the day, it was at 12:30PM (on the 21st of June) that a single order kicked the entirety of the Ethereum universe in the pants. Not on all exchanges Continue reading

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This is the OTHER Galaxy S8

Each and every high profile smartphone gets a round of leaks and speculation before launch. Especially when you‘re as high-profile as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Some of those might have been just wishful thinking, but others turned out to be actually planned features that were later scrapped. Such is the case, for example, with the Galaxy S8‘s rumored dual cameras. Continue reading

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LG‘s new OLED display is transparent, flexible, and gigantic

Most of the time, discussion about display technologies will be limited mostly to their consumer applications. Every once in a while, though, a company will create a new display that isn‘t meant to be sold, but rather was created as a way of pushing display technology forward. LG Display is doing precisely that today, showing off a new massive, flexible Continue reading

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OnePlus 5 vs everyone else: where the upstart stands

The OnePlus 5 has finally broken cover and, with that, we are almost through this year‘s expected roster of flagship smartphones. While still waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, the Moto Z2, and, of course, the iPhone 8, we can take stock of what we have so far and see how they measure against the smartphone Continue reading

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There is an honest to goodness Batman, Justice League manga

The runaway box office success of Wonder Woman has redeemed DC in the eyes of fans and the rest of the world. It has also seemed to have emboldened the comics giant to strike out new partnerships and collaborations across the world in an attempt to capitalize on that success. Taking a somewhat risky move, DC has partnered with Japanese Continue reading

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Logitech Circle 2 video can now be viewed on Amazon Echo Show

Logitech has announced that its soon-to-launch Circle 2 home security camera can now be used with the Amazon Echo Show device, enabling users to view their security video feeds on Amazon‘s latest IoT product. This is thanks to Logitech‘s newly announced support for the latest Alexa camera API on the Echo Show. Logitech Circle 2 owners will be able to Continue reading

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Here‘s how to get fashion suggestions without a creepy Echo Look

Amazon has been actively pushing Alexa and its Echo platform to more devices, some of the more absurd than others. Like the new Echo Look, whose primary reason for existence is to take photos of you in your wardrobe and give fashion advice. Not considering privacy worries, the Echo Look is yet another device you have to buy and one Continue reading

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