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Samsung Shows Off Wireless Audio 360 Degree Speakers

Samsung recently offered tech website, CNET, a demonstration of their new Wireless Audio 360 speakers. The odd, rugby ball shaped devices are, as stated by Jurack Chae—Senior Vice President of Samsung’s R&D Office—intended to create “sound without sound, if you catch my drift. Non-directional, omni-directional.” Judging by the article, its writer, Cho Mu-hyun, was quite impressed with the “dinosaur egg” ...

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Time Warner Cable Accused Of Net Neutrality Violation


The Federal Communications Commission’s  net neutrality regulations—which just came into effect this past Friday—are about to receive their first field test according to The Washington Post.  Commercial Network Services is in the process of filing suit against Time Warner for “charging [. . .] unreasonable rates to deliver its streaming videos to Time Warner’s customers.” According to the Washington Post ...

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Adobe Design Apps Headed To Android


Adobe’s array of mobile apps—previously available on iOS—has made the jump to Android as well. As reported by Engagdget all of the apps are free and available on Google Play. Those with a subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service “can take advantage of desktop compatibility and cloud storage for all of the stuff created while on the go.” There are ...

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Spotify Taste Rewind Wants To Broaden Your Horizons


Spotify recently expanded its portfolio of services with Spotify Taste Rewind. With its own dedicated website, Taste Rewind’s front page pitches itself as “Your music, turned back in time.” The proposition is less H.G. Wells than it sounds. An existing Spotify user logs into their account via the Taste Rewind website. From there they are offered a variety of artists ...

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Apple Music Dealings Under Antitrust Investigation

The specter of Theodore Roosevelt hovers over the Attorneys General of New York and Connecticut as they investigate potential breaches of antitrust law in the dealings between Universal Music Group—the largest music corporation in the world—and Apple. According to a report issued by the Wall Street Journal the Attorneys General are concerned about “record labels seeking to circumvent competition by ...

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Apple High-Speed Network Reportedly In The Works

According to Bloomberg Business, Apple has big plans for their infrastructure. Up until now Apple has been dependent on third party networks and servers to provide for services like iTunes, iCloud, and Siri. The status quo, however, is evidently set to change. Apple is dealt with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft to meet the capacity demands on its cloud ...

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Hound Set To Escalate The Voice Assistant App Game


The developers of SoundHound—an app that identifies music—are gearing up to throw their hat into the voice assistant app ring. Titled Hound, the app has spent nine years incubating. If the video released on Youtube yesterday—called “Hound Internal Demo” for those wanting to see it themselves—is any indicator, it was a lion’s share of a decade well spent. The demo ...

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Netflix Shoots Down Reports Of Pre-Video Advertisements

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According to a Vice article posted on Monday, the popular subscription-based television and movie streaming service, Netflix, was investigating new business models that included advertisements.  The advertisements were not expected to be present on all videos or to consist of sold advertising slots. The program was alleged to only be applied to first party content produced by Netflix (House of ...

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Nvidia Announces Latest Model of Flagship Graphics Card

Nvidia announced recently the next model of their primary bread-winning graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980. With the new hardware bearing the name GTX 980 Ti, the tune-up includes more than just two new letters. While, as noted by CNET, the 980 Ti does not match up to Nvidia’s thousand dollar top-of-the-line monster, the Titan X, it does offer a ...

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