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Plume router-less WiFi solution pre-orders commence

Plume router-less WiFi solution pre-orders commence

Plume is a company that wants to change how we get WiFi signals around our homes and offices. Rather than relying on a router that sits in one place and we hope will cover all the space we need covered, plume takes a different approach. The company doesn't rely on a router as most wireless networks do now; Plume uses something it calls pods that can be plugged directly into wall sockets around the home.

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LG 32LH520D TV launches in India with mosquito repelling tech inside

LG 32LH520D TV launches in India with mosquito repelling tech inside

LG has launched a new TV set in India that has a feature that you would probably never associate with a TV or a TV maker. The TV is the LG 32LH520D and its big feature isn't more resolution or smart functionality or even screen size. The big feature with this TV set is that it has technology inside that claims to repel mosquitoes.

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SpaceX comes oh so close to sticking another Falcon 9 landing

SpaceX comes oh so close to sticking another Falcon 9 landing

This week was another big one for private space company SpaceX. On June 15, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a pair of commercial communications satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO). The two satellites that went into space inside the Falcon 9 rocket's nose cone were the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A units.

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Razer Naga Hex V2 mouse aims at League of Legends gamers

Razer Naga Hex V2 mouse aims at League of Legends gamers

Game peripheral maker Razer has unveiled its latest gaming mouse called the Naga Hex V2. This mouse isn't aimed at FPS gamers, it's aimed at gamers that like to play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Heroes of the Storm. The mouse has seven buttons and a mechanical thumb wheel optimized for that sort of gaming.

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Hulu VR App gains Oculus Rift Support

Hulu VR App gains Oculus Rift Support

Hulu launched its VR app back in late March and when it launched it was mostly for the VR headsets out there meant to hold smartphones. Hulu has now announced that its VR app supports the more powerful Oculus Rift VR headset. Hulu says that the strict hardware performance requirements for the PC that runs the Oculus Rift headset means that the VR app can deliver users a more polished, sharp, and more responsive viewing experience.

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LG X power, X mach, X style, and X max unveiled, aim at the masses

LG X power, X mach, X style, and X max unveiled, aim at the masses

LG has pulled the wraps off a new range of X series smartphones and all of the devices are aiming directly at the middle of the smartphone market. The four new devices includes the X power, X mach, X style and X max. The quartet of new devices slips in alongside the existing X cam and X screen smartphones in the series. LG says that all four of the new smartphones will roll out later this month globally.

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Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy On5 land at T-Mobile this month

Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy On5 land at T-Mobile this month

T-Mobile users will have a couple new Samsung devices to choose from later this month with the Galaxy Tab E and the Galaxy On5 smartphone landing soon. The first of the devices is the Galaxy Tab E and it will launch on the T-Mobile network on June 22. It will be offered for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $10 each.

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Hyperkin Smart Boy for Android devices turns up at E3

Hyperkin Smart Boy for Android devices turns up at E3

We always have to be weary when seemingly cool products are unveiled for the first time around the first of April. Many tech and gaming firms out there have a history of unveiling plausible, very cool products luring geeks to buy it only to scream, "GOTCHA!" when you try to add it to your cart. ThinkGeek is perhaps the biggest purveyor of this kind of trick. Back around April Fools 2015, Hyperkin tried to trick us all with the Smart Boy, a device that turned an iPhone into a modern Gameboy. As has happened with ThinkGeek a few times, the response was so great that Hyperkin decided to produce the product and at E3 this month, the product was spied.

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Galaxy Note 7 mass production starts next month says source

Galaxy Note 7 mass production starts next month says source

An industry source is claiming that Samsung will begin mass production of the much rumored Galaxy Note 7 starting next month. This same source claims that Samsung plans to build about 5 million units for its initial launch with the devices completed by August. That August complete date for the initial supply of smartphones would fit in well with the rumor from earlier this week that the Galaxy Note 7 will launch August 2.

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 Limited Edition lands in October

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 Limited Edition lands in October

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 Limited Edition is a very long name for what is essentially a wireless controller of your Xbox one that has a Gears of War 4 livery on the outside. The controller looks like it’s covered in old blood with a bit of fresh, bright red blood splattered on it. Microsoft calls it a "gritty, battle-weathered design."

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OnePlus 3 Reddit AMA talks Optic AMOLED, 1080p display and microSD card slot

OnePlus 3 Reddit AMA talks Optic AMOLED, 1080p display and microSD card slot

Reddit is rather infamous for getting folks to do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) where they will answer just about any question you pose. Sometimes the people that do an AMA are a bit strange and sometimes the things they will answer questions about are stranger still. Recently an exec from OnePlus called "OnePlus: Carl, co-founder" held an AMA where fans got to ask all sort of burning questions about the OnePlus 3 smartphone.

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Android N might be called Nutella according to Hiroshi Lockheimer

Android N might be called Nutella according to Hiroshi Lockheimer

If you have never enjoyed the chocolaty bliss that is Nutella, you are missing out. You may get to try Nutella on your Android device if Hiroshi Lockheimer has his way. Lockheimer is the senior VP of Android, Chrome OS, and the Play Store and he has been dropping lots of hints on his twitter feed that the only name for Android N that really matters is Nutella.

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