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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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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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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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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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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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.

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey
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Predictive input market competition at all-time high

Software giant Microsoft has recently acquired mobile artificial intelligence startup SwiftKey, a company that has developed a reputation for its predictive key input method software for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Microsoft in Iowa hot seat tonight for 2016 U.S. presidential caucuses
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U.S. Presidential primary voting officially kicks off tonight in Iowa (February 1, 2016), and for tonight's Iowa caucuses, Microsoft is in the hot seat as it has offered to provide a pair of smartphone apps to help nearly 1,700 precincts report more accurate results to party headquarters.

Star Wars Episode IX director wants to film in space, using film
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Speaks out against "smooth motion" tech


The director of the final installment in the sequel to the original George Lucas trilogy from 1977 wants to film parts of his epic space opera in actual space, a new panel discussion from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival suggests.