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iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

It's no surprise that the rumors are flying about the coming iPhone 8 that is expected to launch next fall. There are plenty of rumors already flying about the smartphone even though it is far from official at this time. A source claiming to be familiar with Apple's plans says that the company has ordered plastic OLED screens from Samsung Display to use on some version of the phone.

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Harvard researchers create smallest radio receiver ever with atomic-scale components

Harvard researchers create smallest radio receiver ever with atomic-scale components

Things get ever smaller in the world of technology and while some things can get too small, like say notebooks or smartphones leaving them hard to use, other things can get so small it's hard to fathom the scale. Harvard scientists have created the world's smallest radio receiver and this little radio has parts that are built on an atomic scale. The receiver uses miniscule atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.

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Smartsuit Pro is a motion capture studio in one outfit

Smartsuit Pro is a motion capture studio in one outfit

If you have played a modern video game or seen any movies with CGI characters, you have seen the results of motion capture. This is where the motion of an actor is captured and put into the game or movie. This sort of process requires some tech to pull off and a company called Rokoko has a new motion capture suit that it says puts an entire motion capture studio in one wireless bodysuit.

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Canon outs quartet of PIXMA wireless AIO printers

Canon outs quartet of PIXMA wireless AIO printers

Canon has announced four new wireless inkjet AIO printers that are meant to print high quality images from your gadgets and computer. The new printers are all PIXMA units and inside the TS5020, TS6020, TS8020, and TS9020. The TS9020 is the top of the line in the new range and has a 5-inch screen with touch capability and on-screen buttons.

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Xbox One OS update means faster game downloads for many users

Xbox One OS update means faster game downloads for many users

Microsoft has announced a new OS update for Xbox One users out there that should mean faster downloads for many players. The OS update launched on December 14 and adds performance and other general improvements. Download performance improvements are the big upgrades in this update.

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CYGNSS Microsatellites put in orbit to keep an eye on hurricanes

CYGNSS Microsatellites put in orbit to keep an eye on hurricanes

NASA has put some microsatellites into orbit to make a new constellation called Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission or CYGNSS. The microsatellites were put into orbit at 8:37 a.m. EDT on December 15 using an orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket. This wasn't your typical launch where the rocket stands on a launch pad and soars into orbit under its own power.

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Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor has launched a new smartphone to celebrate its third anniversary and the device is called the Honor Magic. A couple of the big features of the Magic smartphone are the Kirin 950 processor and the 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED display. That scene has curved glass over the top that wraps around the edges of the device giving it a curved look.

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Logitech Harmony gains Amazon Alexa support

Logitech Harmony gains Amazon Alexa support

Logitech's line of Harmony universal remote controls have long had the ability to control some home automation devices like the Hue lights from Philips. Harmony devices have now gained support for the Amazon Alexa via the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. If you have a Harmony remote and the Echo or Echo Dot in your home you can use your voice to control your entertainment.

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Now you can fix your Netgear router vulnerability with firmware update

Now you can fix your Netgear router vulnerability with firmware update

A few days back we talked about a serious security vulnerability in some of the popular Netgear routers. This security flaw allowed nefarious users to use unauthenticated web pages to pass form input directly to the command-line interface. That gave the potential for a remote attacker to inject arbitrary commands that could be executed by the system.

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Gatebox virtual home robot automates your home

Gatebox virtual home robot automates your home

Robots aren't quite to the point yet where they can live in your home and help you do all the things that you really don't want to do when it comes to keeping house. While physical robots are a ways away, you can get a virtual robot that can help you with home automation. Think about the Gatebox virtual robot like Google Home only with a cutesy animated Japanese girl inside.

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Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony has announced the launch of a new gaming headset for PlayStation players called the Platinum Wireless Headset. The headset will launch on January 12 for $159.99 ($199.99 CAD). The big feature of this new wireless gaming headset will be the enhanced and positional 7.1 virtual surround sound that is powered by PlayStation 3D audio tech. The headset features hidden noise-cancelling mics allowing for clear communications in-game without having a mic boom.

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Google Home Netflix, Photos integration gets official

Google Home Netflix, Photos integration gets official

A couple days back we talked a bit about reports that some Google Home users were seeing some new features turn up, but those new features weren't officially announced. The new features include integration for controlling Netflix and Google Photos using your voice. Google has now made the announcement official that Netflix support is here for Google Home.

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