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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google Calendar launches for iPad

Google has announced the launch of Google Calendar for iPad, giving users the ability to access and manage their Google Calendar and related tasks from the comfort of their Apple slate. Those who use Google Calendar with any sort of regularity will recognize it instantly -- all the features are there, including the machine intelligence-powered features for setting goals and scheduling new appointments.

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Microsoft Excel gets co-authoring, OneNote improves ink math assistant

Microsoft Excel gets co-authoring, OneNote improves ink math assistant

Microsoft has announced some new changes arriving in Office 360, including a co-authoring feature inbound for Excel. The feature has gone live for Office Insiders Fast; it is likewise already available for Excel users on the Web, Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS. Mac users still have to wait for the feature, but Microsoft says it'll have that function available eventually. This new feature is joined by updates to OneNote and more.

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Congress votes away Internet privacy regulations in favor of ISPs

Congress votes away Internet privacy regulations in favor of ISPs

Following the Senate's lead, the House has just voted to end Internet privacy regulations that would have required Internet service providers to get permission before selling a customer's Internet data. The resolution will go into effect if Trump signs it; following the vote, the White House issued a statement saying the president's advisors will recommend doing so.

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Google Home adds integrations with Wink, TP-Link, LIFX and many more

Google Home adds integrations with Wink, TP-Link, LIFX and many more

Google has introduced new integrations for its Google Home product, making it possible for owners to use Google Assistant with a slew of new products. Google Home, of course, is the company's somewhat new competitor to Amazon Echo, giving users hands-free access to the Google Assistant product. These integrations go a long way toward making Google Home a suitable device for controlling a smart home, including everything from lighting to heat.

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Samsung Cinema Screen is a 34ft Ultra HD screen for movie theaters

Samsung Cinema Screen is a 34ft Ultra HD screen for movie theaters

Movie theaters will soon have a new screen option courtesy of Samsung. The Korean company has taken the wraps off its new Cinema Screen, a massive 34ft screen designed for movie theaters that want an Ultra HD upgrade. According to Samsung, this screen is able to provide LED-tier image quality at a very high resolution of 4096 x 2160. The company is currently showing off its new screen at the Cinemark Century Orleans 18 XD Theater located in the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

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Vizio 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection includes 4K models

Vizio 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection includes 4K models

Television maker Vizio has taken the wraps off its new 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection, a product lineup the includes multiple Ultra HD models. These televisions are targeted at 'value-minded' buyers, according to Vizio, which says its models offer resolutions at HD, Full HD, and 4K levels, as well as the expected functionality you'd find on any smart TV, including the maker's own Internet Apps Plus.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 arrives with a built-in selfie mirror

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 arrives with a built-in selfie mirror

Digital is still king, but there's a small subset of photography enthusiasts who can't part with film. Whether you enjoy the immediacy of being able to hold a physical print or you're nostalgic for the old days of Polaroid, Fujifilm has you covered. The company has rolled out numerous instant cameras in recent months, and today it is back with yet another one: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9.

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V-MODA Crossfade 2 wireless headphones offer hi-res audio in wired mode

V-MODA Crossfade 2 wireless headphones offer hi-res audio in wired mode

V-MODA has introduced its new Crossfade 2 headphones, a pair of over-the-ear headphones that feature both a wireless and a wired mode. When in wired mode, the Crossfade 2 are said to meet the Japan Audio Society certification for the Hi-Res Audio standard, making them suitable for use with lossless media players and streaming services. The wireless mode, meanwhile, gives users 33ft of freedom and the ability to connect to just about any consumer audio device sans wires.

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CROSS Peerless TrackR is the world’s first trackable ink pen

CROSS Peerless TrackR is the world’s first trackable ink pen

A.T. Cross Company, the business behind the CROSS writing instrument brand, has teamed up with TrackR to launch what it says is the world's first trackable ink pen. The CROSS Peerless TrackR utilize's Bluetooth connectivity and a mobile app to enable owners to keep track of their pen using a smartphone. The system include's TrackR's Crowd Locate tech to help search for the pen if it is lost, among other things.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P320 is an entry-level VR-ready workstation

Lenovo ThinkStation P320 is an entry-level VR-ready workstation

Lenovo has taken the wraps off a new entry-level workstation: the ThinkStation P320. This desktop PC is VR-ready certified and, per Lenovo's announcement, 'designed for power users.' Both a full-size tower and a small-form-factor PC will be offered starting next month; in addition to its powerful hardware, the ThinkStation P320 is GreenGuard-certified and Energy Star-qualified, among other things.

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Americans are eating less beef, and the climate is benefiting from it

Americans are eating less beef, and the climate is benefiting from it

Americans are eating less beef, and the results of that are positive: the average American diet's carbon footprint has shrunk by 9-percent, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment. Such is the conclusion of a new analysis that found a significant decrease from 2005 to 2014. Multiple dietary changes in America are cited as the cause of the emissions decrease, with reduction in beef consumption being chief among them.

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