Walmart

VUDU Spark streaming dongle spotted to take on Chromecast

VUDU Spark streaming dongle spotted to take on Chromecast

Walmart's VUDU streaming movie service looks set to get an HDMI dongle of its own, with the new hardware spotted passing through FCC testing ahead of its retail launch. Dubbed the VUDU Spark, the adapter follows in the well-worn footsteps of Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick by hiding behind your TV in a spare HDMI port and connecting wirelessly to your router over WiFi. However, compared to some of the other set-top box solutions we've seen in recent months, Walmart's is looking a little one-dimensional.

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TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

Netflix and Hulu Plus might be the two best known video streaming services at the moment, but many competitors exist, not the least of which is Walmart's VUDU. Like some other services, VUDU allows its customers to rent and buy digital movies and TV shows, including things like flat-rate season bundles for entire series seasons. The service has long been available on many set top box devices, including various Roku models, and now it has finally arrived for those using TiVo.

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Walmart starts selling used video games

Walmart starts selling used video games

For many, trading in a used game means making a pit stop at GameStop, something Walmart challenged earlier this year with a used game trade-in program kicked off in March. Under that, gamers could trade in their old unwanted video games in exchange for store credit, putting pressure on others in the used game market and leading up to what the company started today: the sale of used games. Joining this a special announcement about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN has taken the wraps off a new 2-in-1 Windows tablet aimed at the budget-conscious market, saying its product is the first of its size to be loaded with Windows and offered for less than $200 USD. The newest E FUN Nextbook was made in close development with both Intel and Microsoft, says E FUN, and in addition to its detachable keyboard is a year of Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive storage. Not surprisingly given its pricing, the laptop will launch through Walmart and Sam's Club.

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3DPlusMe will 3D print you as a superhero starting tomorrow

3DPlusMe will 3D print you as a superhero starting tomorrow

Fancy yourself a superhero? Marvel and Hasbro have kicked off a new partnership with 3DPlusMe that will allow anyone to get their face 3D-printed on a superhero's body...assuming they're near one of the Walmarts or Sam's Clubs that are participating.

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Here’s where you can pre-order your iPhone 6

Here’s where you can pre-order your iPhone 6

When Apple starts accepting pre-orders for their iPhone 6 tomorrow, expect a huge surge of people clamoring to reserve their phones. As one or both of these iPhones are anticipated to be limited at launch, you might want to diversify your search if you intend to snap one up. We’ve heard a lot of chatter about where you might be able to get your hands on an iPhone, so here is the list so far.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Super Smash Bros. surfaces in Walmart ad

Nintendo 3DS XL Super Smash Bros. surfaces in Walmart ad

It looks like the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS XL will be arriving in the US later this month, at least according to a Walmart advertisement that has surfaced showing the device. The ad was posted over on the Blu-ray.com forum, where it shows the device as (soon) being available online and in some stores.

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Walmart clearing stock ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Walmart clearing stock ahead of iPhone 6 launch

It looks like Walmart is clearing out its iPhone stock ahead of the upcoming iPhone 6 launch, with the retailer drastically cutting prices for the iPhone 5s (check out our review) and the iPhone 5c. The latter, in particular, will now run you less than one dollar with the company's new price cut.

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iPhone 5s and 5c price drop arrives at Walmart

iPhone 5s and 5c price drop arrives at Walmart

The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are set to receive a permanent price drop at Walmart, with the higher-end model hitting what will likely be $99 with a two-year contract, and the 5c decreasing to $29 with the same contract requirement.

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T-Mobile tablets at Walmart start low-end connected push

T-Mobile tablets at Walmart start low-end connected push

There’s little doubt that Walmart is the place where the least expensive electronics thrive. T-Mobile USA knows this, and Walmart is more than prepared to take on T-Mobile’s "Un-leash" initiative with a couple of lower-end tablets. Both devices being reveal this week are amongst the first cellular-connected tablets available at the outlet.

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Walmart outlines new video game trade in program and used games plan

Walmart outlines new video game trade in program and used games plan

Walmart has been expanding its digital video offerings for a long time. The massive retailer operates its Vudu service and began to offer support for Intel's UltraViolet DRM cloud video library late last year. Walmart has announced a new service for gamers that will launch this month.

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Walmart building distribution centers to compete with Amazon

Walmart building distribution centers to compete with Amazon

Amazon has taken a hung chunk of business away from traditional brick and mortar stores like Walmart. Some of those traditional retail stores in the real world are looking to beef up their online presence in an effort to better compete with Amazon in the virtual realm. Walmart is reportedly continuing to build out new distribution centers to better compete with Amazon.

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