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Philips 6000 Series 4K TVs adopting Google Cast

Philips 6000 Series 4K TVs adopting Google Cast

This week the folks at Philips have revealed that their next-generation 6000 Series 4K TVs will be adopting smartphone casting abilities via Google. Also known as "Google Cast", this technology allows the owner of an Android smartphone, Android tablet, or desktop (or laptop) computer with Chrome web browser to send media to their television over a Wi-Fi connection. This content is then played independent of the original device or controlled by the original device, dependent on the application used to do the casting.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin-Engine Plug-In Hybrid Review

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin-Engine Plug-In Hybrid Review

The 2016 Volvo XC90 turned more than a few heads when it hit the scene late last year, but while its opening act was a whirlwind of sleek Scandinavian styling and unexpectedly plush luxury, it's the encore that's really going to cement its run in the hearts and minds of SUV-seeking American buyers. The XC90 T8 is Volvo's moon-shot, the model with the power - and the price tag - required to cement its spot on the playbills of premium shoppers willing to entertain an alternative to the Teutonic trio of automakers that currently dominates high end sport-utility sales.

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Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft started out as such a simple game. You'd spawn into a world, and you'd need to find resources to build a shelter to ride out the night in. Then you'd work on building bigger and better structures until you got tired of it. These days, there's more to do than any of us could have imagined back when the game was originally released in alpha, back in 2010.

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New Doom features get recreated in the original games

New Doom features get recreated in the original games

If you haven't picked up the new Doom game, I highly recommend it. While the multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired, the single-player campaign is well worth it. If you can't afford it, or your machine can't handle it, that's okay. You can soon get some of the new Doom flavor in the original games.

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Ubuntu BQ Aquaris M10 Review – Part 1: Hardware

Ubuntu BQ Aquaris M10 Review – Part 1: Hardware

The mobile market today has practically been what former Microsoft-then-Nokia-then-Microsoft-again exec Stephen Elop loved to refer to as a two-horse race. Android and iOS have been butting heads quarter after quarter, year after year. Despite their popularity and ubiquity, neither is truly perfect and neither can really meet everyone's needs and preferences. Which leaves a little wiggle room for other platforms (that includes Windows 10) to try and fill in the gaps. This time around we are going to take a closer look at one the newer challengers, Ubuntu Touch, as it is embodied in the recent bq Aquaris M10 tablet. How does it fare against the bevy of Android, iOS, and even Windows tablets scattered throughout the market? And does it have what it takes to not only stand tall and proud but also to survive? Read on to find our verdict.

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No Man’s Sky to miss its June release date

No Man’s Sky to miss its June release date

Bad news for gamers looking forward to the ambitious, highly anticipated No Man's Sky, as it looks like the PlayStation 4/PC title has been delayed and will not be making its June 21st release date. There's been no official word yet from UK developer Hello Games, or publisher Sony, but different sources have confirmed the news to several outlets, including Kotaku.

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Google’s secret war on native apps, Android tablets

Google’s secret war on native apps, Android tablets

At Google I/O last week, Google dumped some rather big news, at least one of them expected. Android apps are come full force to Chrome OS, with Google Play Store even. Instant Apps were quite the unexpected surprise, but in retrospect Google had already sown the seeds as far back as 2013. But in the midst of the applause and hopeful cheers, there were also some murmuring and the raising of eyebrows. Is all of these just a subtle, cunning ploy by the Web search giant to make Android tablets obsolete, or, in the long run, even phase out native Android apps?

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HopperGO hands-on: the DISH experience Anywhere you go

HopperGO hands-on: the DISH experience Anywhere you go

Viewing habits have changed greatly in this generation. Whereas the folks of our folks, or even our own folks, used to complain about how kids are glue to the tube when they should be enjoying the outdoors, these days people are indeed outdoors but also glued to their mobile screens. Service providers have tried to adjust to those new consumer behaviors, like DISH Anywhere's online streaming. But sometimes, people on the move won't always have an Internet connection with them. That's where HopperGO comes in, letting you truly take DISH anywhere. We go hands-on with this little box the could, and does.

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops 40 million units sold

Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops 40 million units sold

It's sometimes surprising to hear how well the PlayStation 4 is performing this console generation when remembering how difficult things were for the PS3 several years ago. The latest word from Sony is that the PS4 has just hit the milestone of selling 40 million units. That's less than a year since hitting the 30 million mark, and less than six months after topping 35 million, making the PS4 Sony's fastest-selling console in its history.

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Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

A new WiFi router is on Kickstarter seeking funding called Portal. This WiFi router claims to use spectrum turbocharger technology inside to bring access to 300% more airwaves than any other router out there. The maker claims that extra airwave coverage brings as much as 300x more range and coverage. If you live in a location that has lots of WiFi signals flying around, portal still claims to improve your performance by 2x.

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Super Mario Maker goes Hello Kitty with new costumes

Super Mario Maker goes Hello Kitty with new costumes

Super Mario Maker is a very cool game that allows fans to design their own Mario levels that look like games played in the classic Nintendo days of yore. One of the cool things about the game is that you can get different costumes that make your on screen character look like characters from other franchises. That means instead of wearing suspenders and a mustache, you can play as someone else and still do all those Mario things like whack floating blocks.

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HP Omen laptops pack advanced graphics in 15.6 or 17.3-inch packages

HP Omen laptops pack advanced graphics in 15.6 or 17.3-inch packages

HP has expanded its Omen gaming line with the announcement of a new Omen desktop and Omen display as well as the unveiling of two new Omen laptops. The laptops include a 15.6-inch unit and a 17.3-inch laptop. The smaller of the duo has full HD resolution and the larger has 4K IPS tech for enhanced visuals. Both models feature a Dragon Red backlit keyboard and dual fans to keep them running cool during extended gaming sessions.

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