SpaceX announces ITS missions to colonize Mars within 50 years
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Rocket will stand 400 feet high, taller than NASA’s Saturn V

During a conference in Mexico on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s plan to deploy human spaceflights to Mars using a proprietary transportation system capable of carrying at least 100 passengers per flight.

Roku announces five streaming players, replaces device lineup
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Pricing ranges between $30 and $130


On Monday, digital media player manufacturer Roku announced five new Internet video streaming devices that will replace all of its previous models, namely the Roku Streaming Stick, 2, 3 and 4.

Google and Salesforce place interest in bids to acquire Twitter
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Acquisition possible before end of year

In a recent turn of events on Friday, Google and Salesforce have made offers to acquire San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter to an estimated sum of $30 billion.

Yahoo claims 500 million passwords, account data compromised
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Advises users to change passwords


Over the course of 2014, an unpublicized breach occurred on Yahoo’s servers containing personal information and unencrypted passwords from over 500 million user accounts. The company is now reporting the breach, while the FBI closely investigates the claims.

AT&T to launch DirecTV Now streaming service before year's end
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Lower pricing brings questions for 4.85 million U-verse subscribers


On Wednesday, during an AT&T investor’s conference, the company announced plans to launch an Internet-based video streaming app of its DirecTV programming lineup to serve alongside its existing satellite service and U-verse IPTV options.

Google to announce new smartphones October 4th
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 05:29

Google to announce new smartphones October 4th


Built by HTC, launching with Android 7.1

Google recently released a short preview on YouTube indicating it will be launching two new flagship smartphone devices on October 4th in San Francisco.

LG V20 is the first device to support the AWS-3 LTE spectrum
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Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth

LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the  device in terms of LTE spectrum support.

Sony announces its first 4K Blu-ray disc player
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Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:18

Sony announces its first 4K Blu-ray disc player


Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers


This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018
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Friday, 09 September 2016 03:29

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018


Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages


According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.

Sony announces PS4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro consoles
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Sunny disposition?

On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.