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Amazon TV dongle tipped by Plex app drop

Amazon TV dongle tipped by Plex app drop

This morning not a few minutes before Amazon begins their latest keynote speech, it’s become apparent that Plex is joining in on the fun early. In a price-drop for the popular media server for Android, this app has been made more readily available on the Amazon app store.

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Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Like many large and successful tech firms, Apple is always looking out for smaller firms that it can purchase to gain new tech and expertise to make its products better. The latest company that Apple has set its eyes on is a Japanese firm that makes controller chips for smartphone displays called Renesas Electronics. The engineering expertise behind the chips that Renesas makes could help Apple improve the battery life and sharpness of displays used on its products like the iPhone and iPad.

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HTC One M8 vs HTC One M7: should you upgrade?

HTC One M8 vs HTC One M7: should you upgrade?

This week we’re taking a look at the HTC One. We're not just looking at 2014's HTC One (M8) model, but the M7 from 2013 as well, comparing the two hero releases to decide whether upgrading is really worth the trouble for HTC brand loyalists. The HTC One M7 was released last year without the "M7" tag up front while this year the HTC One (M8) comes with code-name attached for ease in differentiation.

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Mac Pro 2013 doubles factory RAM with OWC 128GB

Mac Pro 2013 doubles factory RAM with OWC 128GB

This week the folks at Other World Computing have let it be known that they’re not going to rest with the current Apple-given options for the Mac Pro from 2013. They’re releasing their own OWC 128GB RAM, as it were, made specifically for the Apple Mac Pro 2013. This project will be entirely MaxRAM Certified and includes a number of RAM upgrades between 32GB and 128GB.

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Unreal Engine 4 demoed with NVIDIA GeForce Titan Z to dazzle

Unreal Engine 4 demoed with NVIDIA GeForce Titan Z to dazzle

This week it was announced that NVIDIA will be working closely with Unreal Engine 4 to make full use of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z. This next-generation graphics processing card takes what was with the GeForce GTX Titan and the Titan Black, and ramps the whole works up once again. This GPU was introduced at NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference and Unreal Engine 4 will be manning the demoes, so to speak.

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HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5 in-store battle begins

HTC One M8 vs Galaxy S5 in-store battle begins

It’s a fight that’ll be fought on carrier displays - the HTC One M8 vs the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both devices have hit carriers this afternoon - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as early as this past Friday - with intent on taking the cake in Android-based smartphone supremacy. Of course they’re both aimed at taking the whole smartphone pie, but who is competing with who?

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HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer Editions: for carrier-agnostics

Right off the bat HTC is going all-in with the HTC One M8 here in New York City, aiming to release every different edition of the handset as quick as possible. What you’re seeing here is a concentrated effort by HTC to show confidence in their device - rather than waiting a period of time before releasing oddities like the Google Play Edition or carrier editions, they’re all coming at once. This includes the HTC One M8 Developer Edition and SIM-unlocked editions as well.

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