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Apple crushes it in China

Apple crushes it in China

Perhaps you expected that Apple's last seven quarters in China were going to be an indicator of a less-than-stellar holiday quarter reported this week? Analysts like Ben Bajarin suggested earlier this month that Apple's China iPhone sales would be monstrous, and could very well overtake sales in the USA - as it turns out, this wasn't very far off the mark. With $16,144,000,000 in profit in Greater China this quarter alone, year-over-year change was a whopping 157%, and Apple boosted sales in China quarter-to-quarter by 70%.

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You can now buy the Gear VR from Best Buy, online only

You can now buy the Gear VR from Best Buy, online only

If you've been waiting to get your hands on Samsung's fancy VR headset accessory but aren't a fan of having to buy it through Samsung itself or aren't eligible for AT&T's offer, then your prayers might have just been answered. Somewhat. Now you can try your luck at getting the Gear VR from Best Buy as your last resort. But there's a catch. Don't expect to be able to walk into a Best Buy outlet to grab one, as the headset is still only available online.

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Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets first teaser trailer

Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets first teaser trailer

It was nearly a year ago when rumors surfaced that Netflix would be rebooting Wet Hot American Summer, something that was eventually confirmed and has since been ongoing. It took several months of patience, but we've finally got our first official look at the show via its first trailer, which Netflix released yesterday. The first rumors had tipped that the original cast was being pursued to reprise their roles, and now that the trailer is here we see that such information was (mostly) true.

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Falcon Heavy flight animation reveals SpaceX’s future vision

Falcon Heavy flight animation reveals SpaceX’s future vision

Elon Musk's SpaceX has just released a new flight animation video that reveals its vision of how it wants it next launch to proceed. Presuming, of course, it doesn't end up in flames. It shows what will be the first test flight for the heavy-lift Falcon rocket and also throws in some hints of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX plans to have its second Florida launch pad later this year. That is, of course, if all goes well.

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Scientists capture laser bouncing off a mirror on video

Scientists capture laser bouncing off a mirror on video

The fact that lasers can be bounced off a mirror is nothing new. Anyone with a laser pointer can figure this out for themselves and researchers have been bouncing lasers off mirrors for years. A group of scientists has captured the flight path of a laser beam on video for the first time. Capturing the laser on video is much more difficult than it might seem.

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Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

You better be paying attention to the latest smart home trends, because before you know it, the Internet of Things will be crawling with you into bed. Take for example Luna, touted to be the world's first smart mattress cover. It can learn from your habits, preferences and even your very sleep patterns in order to set the perfect temperature for your bed. What's more, Luna can even talk with your other smart home appliances to orchestrate the perfect morning wake up routine.

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ZTE Blade S6 4G LTE rocks Snapdragon 615 and Android 5.0

ZTE Blade S6 4G LTE rocks Snapdragon 615 and Android 5.0

ZTE has rolled out its latest smartphone that it promises offers premium features at a price for the masses. The smartphone is called the Blade S6 4G LTE and it uses a Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset under the hood. The smartphone also comes out of the box running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The smartphone doesn't run plain Android; it is overlaid with the ZTE MiFavor 3.0 user interface.

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Kindle Unlimited subscribers buy more books, says Nielsen

Kindle Unlimited subscribers buy more books, says Nielsen

Last summer, Amazon introduced its Kindle Unlimited subscription ebook service, something that gives users access to hundreds of thousands of books for a flat rate via their Kindle. The benefits are obvious, and those who consumer a lot of books in a month will find it helps cut down on the monthly budget. As with many other services, Amazon hasn't been open about its statistics on the subscription option, but Nielsen has stepped in to fill that void, dropping some numbers to give an idea of how the service is used.

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Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Some people complain that smartphones are too large or that even some tablets are too big. You might wonder if they're going to complain about something that's actually the size of a table as well. Ideum has quite a number of such touch-enabled smart tables, but the new Duet has a very particular feat. It is touted to be the world's first such "smart furniture" that brings both Windows 8 and Android to the table, literally. How long that will be the case is something yet to be seen.

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Alpine Vision GT concept races onto the virtual track

Alpine Vision GT concept races onto the virtual track

Renault has rolled out a slick looking concept car called the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept and it looks really cool. The car has lots of curves and reminds of something that Speed Racer or one of his pals would drive. The car is set to make its debut in the racing game Gran Turismo, but Renault has also produced a full size scale model of the car to show off at auto shows as well.

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