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Nintendo says it will increase amiibo production

Nintendo says it will increase amiibo production

Nintendo has announced plans to increase its amiibo production in order to meet the continued demand for its figurines. The video game company has apologized to those frustrated by the lack of availability for certain amiibos, saying that it takes a few months to bring the amiibos from production to shelves, and that it'll be increasing the number of Little Mac, Falcon, and certain other short-supply/high-demand amiibos. It appears the production increase is only for the Japanese market, at least at this point.

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uberFAMILY rides to include nabi 2 educational tablet for kids

uberFAMILY rides to include nabi 2 educational tablet for kids

Uber has announced a new partnership with Fuhu that will bring the maker's nabi 2 educational tablet to its uberFAMILY rides. This gives kids something to do during a ride that doesn't involve playing with the power windows or kicking the back of the seat, and has that educational twist to put this under utilized spat of downtime to good use. The feature is only coming to Washington DC, however, and the ridesharing service doesn't go into many details at this point.

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Wacom Cintiq 13HD touch launches this month

Wacom Cintiq 13HD touch launches this month

Wacom has introduced a new Cintiq tablet for artists and related professionals, the Cintiq 13HD touch. This joins the maker's other myriad of slates (including those we saw during CES), giving many of the features users have come to expect alongside a relatively small display and a stand upon which the device can be propped up. Those interested won't have to wait long to get their hands on the device: it arrives early this month, though an exact day hasn't yet been provided.

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Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1 limited edition jazz speaker arrives next week

Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1 limited edition jazz speaker arrives next week

Early this month, Sonos introduced its new Blue Note PLAY:1, a limited edition (a first from the maker) speaker designed to pay tribute to Blue Note Records and jazz in general, including the jazz legends that made it all happen. As you might have guessed, the Blue Note PLAY:1 is blue, but not in the static sense -- it has a fade from dark navy to a lighter cobalt shade, something that results from both hand-painting techniques and, says Sonos, the "strategic use of robots".

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Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Astute Netflix users will have noted the big content changes that took place over the course of December -- the first of the month marked a lot of shows and movies disappearing and some new ones coming in to fill the void, followed by more additions over the course of the including (including another Original Series Marco Polo). It seems like that just happened, but the new year is moving quickly and another big content library reshuffle is just around the corner, set to kick off on March 1.

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LG reveals Ultra HD TV spring lineup availability and pricing

LG reveals Ultra HD TV spring lineup availability and pricing

LG has revealed both the pricing and the availability of its new 4K Ultra HD televisions for 2015, and chief among them is its new 4K UHD OLED TV, which is set to be available this spring. Aside from the OLED offering, the rest of the sets are 4K LED televisions with different features and price points, all of them also set to arrive this spring. There are a total of six different models, most of which are being offered in a trio of sizes.

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The Walking Dead S05 finale extended to 90 mins

The Walking Dead S05 finale extended to 90 mins

The Walking Dead only recently returned after a long hiatus, but the season finale is already in view, and that thought is a sad one for fans of the show. There's nothing you can do to slow its approach, but AMC has decided to extend how long that finale will last, announcing recently that it has boosted the final episode by a full 30 minutes. This means the Season 5 finale will now be 90 minutes long, and probably no less likely to cause heartache.

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LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG Watch Urbane update brings LTE, NFC

LG has taken its Android Wear efforts up a couple notches with its upcoming LG Watch Urbane, an incredibly stylish and sophisticated smartwatch that blends in among other snazzy timepieces while bringing smart functionality that trumps the average wrist wearable. LG will be showing off the watch at Mobile World Congress 2015 next week, but it's not letting that timeline slow it down: the maker has already pushed out an update for the watch, adding more features that increase its appeal.

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Uber partners with Starwood Hotels to give riders points

Uber partners with Starwood Hotels to give riders points

Uber, riding a wave of relative quiet after ample troubles in the recent past, has been busy rolling out perks and announcing positive things for users, and the newest to be revealed is a partnership with Starwood Hotels. Under this partnership, users who take a ride with Uber will earn Starpoints that'll be available for use with future stays at one of the Starwood hotels. Out of all the incentives Uber has rolled out, this is one of the more exciting ones, particularly for those who do a lot of traveling.

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Waffle Houses become Roadie pick up destination

Waffle Houses become Roadie pick up destination

In the good ol' days, you responded to a classifieds ad and met up with the person in a mutually convenient parking lot for safety reasons. If you had something to deliver, you entrusted it to a neighborhood kid and paid a few bucks for their assistance. As with all things, that morphed over time, and has led up to where we now find ourselves: with smartphones and apps that connect people together, making it easier to operate with a "share-economy" sort of service. Roadie is one example, and it has revealed that Waffle House is on-board to serve as a mutual meeting ground for users.

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