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TuneIn Radio adds offline listening support for podcasts

TuneIn Radio adds offline listening support for podcasts

Podcasts are back in vogue, and listeners have numerous options for accessing them. TuneIn Radio is one such option, and it just received an update that makes it a bit more useful for regular podcast consumers: offline listening support. Thanks to this support, TuneIn Radio users can now download episodes of their favorite podcast and then listen to them later during a commute or other time when WiFi isn't available.

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Netgear Arlo Go wireless security camera works with AT&T’s 4G LTE

Netgear Arlo Go wireless security camera works with AT&T’s 4G LTE

Netgear has introduced another Arlo security camera, this one the Arlo Go. The camera looks very similar to the Arlo Pro we detailed last month, offering completely wireless functionality alongside a design that can handle exposure to the elements. According to Netgear, the Arlo Go is the first wireless mobile security video camera that supports AT&T’s network, enabling it to work in places that don’t have WiFi but that do have 3G or 4G LTE coverage.

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Samsung Pay Rewards gives users points for mobile payments

Samsung Pay Rewards gives users points for mobile payments

Samsung has announced the launch of rewards for Samsung Pay users located in the U.S., something the company says is a first among mobile payment platforms. The rewards work in a way similar to credit card rewards — every time you make a payment with Samsung Pay, points are applied to your account and can be used toward various rewards. The company points out that in the case of credit cards with rewards, this may enable users to earn double the points — rewards from Samsung and from their card issuer.

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TSB probes plane’s near-collision with drone: two people hurt

TSB probes plane’s near-collision with drone: two people hurt

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating an incident in which a plane nearly collided with what is believed to be a drone, something that forced the pilots to take evasive maneuvers that ultimately resulted in two flight attendants being injured. The incident happened Monday morning and involved a Porter airlines plane destined for Toronto. There were 54 passengers on the plane when this happened, but fortunately none of them were hurt. The plane was at a height of nearly 9,000ft when it encountered the drone.

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Microsoft: Visual Studio for Mac preview is inbound

Microsoft: Visual Studio for Mac preview is inbound

Microsoft recently announced plans to launch Visual Studio for Mac, something it revealed in a blog post that was deleted a short while after it went live. Though the announcement appears to have been made prematurely, all the details are now public and it seems the preview will arrive during the company's Connect developer event. Once it does, the days of Mac users having to use a Windows or virtual machine to run the software will officially end.

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Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones boast 30+ hours of playback

Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones boast 30+ hours of playback

Marshall has launched a new pair of wireless headphones, the Marshall Mid Bluetooth model. The new offering looks very similar to the Major II headphones the company released a while ago, but with some notable differences, namely a new hinge and ear cup design. The previous model's best feature is still here, though: crazy long battery life. Marshall says you'll get at least 30 hours of playback per charge with the Mid Bluetooth.

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Microsoft details Black Friday 2016 deals: sales start November 24

Microsoft details Black Friday 2016 deals: sales start November 24

Some companies have already started their Black Friday sales, but Microsoft isn't one of them. The company's deals won't be available until November 24, but they have been detailed ahead of time, giving you a chance to figure out where your money's going. In addition to expected items like discounted Xbox One consoles and Surface tablets, Microsoft is also offering deals on things like a year of Office 365.

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Toyota to pay $3.4b over rusty Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia vehicles

Toyota to pay $3.4b over rusty Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia vehicles

Pending court approval of the deal, Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a lawsuit over Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia vehicles allegedly afflicted with faulty rust protection. The settlement doesn’t involve Toyota admitting that it failed to adequately protect the affected vehicles from rusting, but does represent what will likely end up being a huge financial blow to the company. As part of the settlement, affected vehicles found to have improper rust protection will be eligible to have their frame replaced.

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PlayStation Vue lost Viacom channels: 3 other ways to stream those shows

PlayStation Vue lost Viacom channels: 3 other ways to stream those shows

Earlier this week, Sony made a relatively quiet announcement: all of its Viacom channels would be disappearing from PlayStation Vue starting November 11. Subscribers still saw the channels in their guide when that date rolled around, but the show info was blank and you couldn't select them. Starting Saturday, subscribers were greeted with an on-screen message informing them about the channel removals, and many people are less than happy. Fortunately, there are some alternatives for streaming those now-missing shows.

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Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket will soon get ‘The Ender Dragon’

Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket will soon get ‘The Ender Dragon’

Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 edition will soon be updated to version 1.0, a big milestone for both versions and a notable update overall. Mojang says a bunch of features are coming to both versions of the game via this update — which it calls the “The Ender Update” — and the biggest one among them is “The Ender Dragon.” The dragon, a “misunderstood beast,” according to Mojang, is the “tangible end-game” for those who play Survival.

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Massive space junk with Chinese writing crashes in Myanmar

Massive space junk with Chinese writing crashes in Myanmar

Space junk makes a surprise appearance over some random city every so often, and sometimes it doesn’t all burn up in time to avoid a crash landing. That’s what happened recently in Myanmar, where some space junk reportedly containing Chinese writing crashed in a couple locations. Early reports suggest the debris originates from a Chinese satellite, though it doesn’t seem anyone has an official answer at this time. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Freedrum lets you make real drum beats by air drumming

Freedrum lets you make real drum beats by air drumming

A new product called Freedrum promises to take air drumming to a whole new level, allowing anyone to create beats using a pair of smart drum sticks. You don’t need an actual set of drums to play them with Freedrum — rather, each stick is equipped with sensors and smart tech that works with your smartphone and a mobile app. The best part? You can put a pair of earbuds in and won’t have to hear anyone complain about your skills.

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