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Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick Has A Few Kinks To Work Out

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Guest review by Nat Gertler Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick is the e-tailing giant’s entry into the TV-streamers-on-an-HDMI-dongle market, facing up against Google’s Chromecast and the Roku stick. Like Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick is an affordable piece of electronics, a $39 item initially dropped to $20 for early-adopting Amazon Prime members. It has two strong advantages over the Chromecast that […]

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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

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Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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You Did This: Xbox One No Longer Needs To Always Be Online, Can Play Used Games

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In a move that surely shocks only the executives who tried to make these limitations part of the Xbox One, the gaming console maker has decided to remove the need for an internet connection to play video games and also allows you to trade and sell your games. It seems the massive backlash against the […]

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High Five, Bro! The Xbox One Is A Michael Bay Movie

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Nobody that plays video games can pretend for a second that they weren’t excited about the unveiling of Microsoft’s next generation of consoles. Or at least curious. Ever since Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement and press conference earlier this year, everyone with an ear to the ground in the gaming world has been waiting with bated […]

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The Xbox One Revealed: Here’s The Important Stuff

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Today, Microsoft, with much media hoopla, revealed then new Xbox, dubbed Xbox One. As with our coverage of Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal earlier this year, here are the major takeaways from the event. IT’S A CABLE BOX Tellingly, Microsoft’s announcement didn’t lead with the games that would be available for the Xbox One. Rather, the […]

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Yahoo! Purchases Tumblr For $1.1 Billion, Promises Not To “Screw It Up”

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In a press release sent out this morning, Yahoo! confirmed rumors that spread last week that it is indeed purchasing the microblogging and social network Tumblr. At a total of approximately $1.1 billion in cash, the buyout is expected to go through in the second half of this year. David Karp, Tumblr’s CEO who founded […]

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Real Life Astronaut Rock Star Covers David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” In Space

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Canadian-born astronaut Chris Hadfield hands over command of the International Space Station today, but not before taking the Blue Marble by storm with a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” performed from space. It’s a remarkably well done music video and just about the coolest thing ever. (See the original “Space Oddity” music video from […]

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