Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Tablet Market Enters Its Maturity: Research

Research said that the total amount of global tablet shipments has slowed down.

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Audio/Video, Gaming, Hardware, Reviews, VR World

You Need a USB Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB Reviewed

Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 - VRW

The Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB soundcard is a shining example of what an external sound card these days should be.

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Exclusive, Hardware, Reviews, VR World

Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster

Asus Rampage V Extreme -Large

Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.

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Gaming, VR World

GTA V On Sale For $48, Dragon Age: Inquisition Is $40

Retailers like eBay and Amazon prepare for the holiday season with discounts on newly released games.

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Analysis

Cyanogen Does Not Know What To Do With OnePlus One Users In India

Cyanogen is not going to provide software updates to Indian users following its exclusive deal with local vendor Micromax.

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Gaming, VR World

Dragon Age: Inquisition Is On Sale For $44 On Amazon

Amazon’s daily Gold Box deal discounts one of this year’s best games.

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Android, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Entertainment, Guides, Holiday Shopping Guides, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

Verizon Deems Day November 26th Connection Day

Connection Day

Verizon is trying to make people’s travels during the holidays easier with Connection Day by giving everyone digital gifts to make travel just a bit easier

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Opera Max Japan, Overclocking event, 3D Printer contest: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 21

Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 20, 2014.

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Audio/Video, Business, Entertainment, Hardware, VR World

DirecTV to Deliver 4K Content to Samsung Customers

Samsung Curved 4K TV

DirecTV has launched their new 4K content delivery service through their Geniue HD DVR service allowing Samsung owners to watch some 4K content over DirecTV

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Analysis

The Brewing E-tailer-Retailer War in India

Retailers convince hardware manufacturers to throw the book at e-commerce stores in a bid to regulate pricing in the country.

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Audio/Video, Business, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Mobile Computing, VR World

Amazon Announces Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Amazon today has announced their latest product, the Amazon Echo, an intelligent Bluetooth speaker that you can also ask questions and give commands.

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39 Chromecast Challenger

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon has just released the Fire TV Stick, which is Amazon’s answer to Google’s Chromecast, with supposedly better hardware and content availability

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Audio/Video, Enterprise, Software Programs, VR World

Khronos OpenVX Computer Vision Standard Finalized

OpenVX

When Khronos had originally announced OpenVX and the associated APIs, there was a lot of excitement about how it could help simplify and unify computer vision within the industry. That announcement was merely the establishment of the working group and the companies that would contribute to the standard’s development and finalization. With today’s announcement, however, OpenVX officially becomes an industry standard that can be commercially deployed within products and developed for immediately. This finalized and ratified OpenVX 1.0 version brings a laundry list of features that help abstract the underlying computer vision interaction with hardware in order to make cross-platform implementations more possible. Keep in

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Analysis, Audio/Video, Business, Mobile Computing, VR World

Strict FAA Stoops to Bless Drone Use for Making Movies

SnapRoll SUAS Drone Landing

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) continues their attempt to exert control over all airspace, all the time. They conceded, however still holding a stiff rein, when announcing they would allow seven movie companies to fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS), for filming motion pictures and television programming in US airspace. In a foiled attempt to regulate what goes on in our skies, this spring the FAA lost a decision by an NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) judge in FAA vs. Pirker. The judge decided the FAA had not properly filed regulations to control UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) – also called drones. The FAA was tripped up

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Business, Gaming, VR World

Surge is Back, and Back in Stock

SURGE

Just last week Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) announced that it would be bringing back the popular 90’s soda, Surge. This soda pre-dated many of the energy drinks of the early 2000’s and was effectively the defacto “gamer” drink of those that played videogames during the 90’s. Many a child spent their LAN parties and gaming time with friends slurping this outrageously sugary soda and it brings back a lot of nostalgia to many. And thanks to Coca Cola’s Facebook campaign, people were able to bring it back for what appeared to be a short period of time. Because Coca Cola knows their audience, it is currently only making Surge

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Android, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

Twitter to Add a Buy Now Button

Twitter Logo Large

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) today announced that it would be adding a Buy Now button to Twitter, specifically on mobile. This is yet another move by Twitter to increase their profitability through finding more revenue making opportunities, this follows its partnering with Amazon to tag purchases on Twitter back in May for adding to an Amazon cart. If anything, this Buy Now button is an evolution of that idea, making Twitter the direct point of sale instead of trying to send you somewhere else to buy the item. Twitter has hundreds of millions of users and if it makes this work right, it may actually have figured out eCommerce through social media

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Event, IFA 2014, VR World

Samsung Outs Amazon 4K UHD Video Service

Amazon Logo

In an announcement for next month’s for IFA Berlin, Samsung [KRX:005930]  has unveiled a slew of 4K UHD streaming video content partners to strengthen its 4K UHD content offerings. As of right now, if you buy a Samsung 4K TV that isn’t one of the curved displays, you won’t get any 4K content at all with your TV. However, if you do buy one of Samsung’s new curved 4K TVs then you get a $300 1TB hard drive filled with 4K content containing five movies. In the announcement, the company announced multiple partners to help expand its 4K content library through streaming capabilities. The services include: Amazon, Netflix, maxdome, Wuaki.tv, and

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VR World

Report: Amazon Buying Out Twitch TV (Update)

Update: In a new blog post, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear revealed that Amazon has indeed acquired the game-streaming service. “Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. “We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.” A month ago Google was ready to buy up Twitch TV for the tune of $1 billion. Now it appears that

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Analysis, Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Amazon's Fire Phone, Not Very Repair Friendly

Fire Phone iFixit

iFixit recently tore down Amazon’s supposedly wildly innovative phone. However, they actually had quite a hard time tearing it down. The only phone that beats the Amazon Fire Phone in terms of unrepairability is the HTC One M8. That phone scored a lowly 2 in terms of repairability, but even so, Samsung’s lowest scoring phone (The Galaxy S5) still managed a score of a 5. Repairability will determine how expensive repairs for your phone will cost and whether or not you can do them yourself. On certain phones, some components are simply too bonded together or impossible to take apart and as a result, get

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Business, Cloud Computing, VR World

Woot's Founder Creates New Deal Site, Meh

Meh

So, anyone that has followed the evolution of Woot.com (one of the original deal a day sites) knows that the company grew wildly after its founder Matt Rutledge really got some really great sales going. One of Woot’s most interesting things was that they were very strictly one item per day and that was it. They started to expand into things like t-shirts and other products, but it was mostly one item a day. They also had some of the wittiest product sales pitches in the universe and today, after they’ve been acquired by Amazon, they pretty much seem like Amazon’s dumping ground. If Amazon

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