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Sonos outdoor, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers spread streaming music

Sonos outdoor, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers spread streaming music

Music through your Sonos system can now follow you outside, with the arrival of new Sonos by Sonance speakers that include an outdoor version of the streaming hardware. Part of the Sonos Architectural by Sonance lineup, the range kicks off with a trio of speakers intended for more integrated installation in - and outside - the home.

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Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

Alexa Choose Your Own Adventure details: How to activate

The folks at Audible have teamed up with the official Choose Your Own Adventure brand to pair with Amazon's Alexa. The company that made Choose Your Own Adventure goes by the name Chooseco. They've been so wildly successful with the Choose Your Own Adventure brand and series of books that they've got their own company. Now they're bringing a skill, with Audible, to Amazon's Alexa system.

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Amazon Prime Video X-Ray is on Apple TVs at long last

Amazon Prime Video X-Ray is on Apple TVs at long last

Wouldn't it be nice of all these rival tech companies could just get along nicely? That would mean having access to products and features without much drama or difficulty. Sadly, that's rarely the case so when a service's feature finally becomes available on a rival's platform, there's more than enough reason to be happy. Just like the long-overdue addition of Amazon Prime Video's X-Ray feature on Apple TVs.

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Groundhog Day gets a VR game sequel for Oculus, Vive, & PS VR

Groundhog Day gets a VR game sequel for Oculus, Vive, & PS VR

Almost everyone of a certain age has fond memories of 1993's Groundhog Day — the Bill Murray-staring film where one man lives the same day over and over again until he gets things right. While the movie makes for an odd choice in this Age of the Reboot, there's no denying its premise could make a great video game. Someone at Sony Pictures must have thought the same, as their virtual reality division has announced a Groundhog Day semi-sequel as a none other than a VR game.

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These NASA technologies help make the Super Bowl possible

These NASA technologies help make the Super Bowl possible

The Super Bowl takes place this Sunday, February 3, when two teams will compete in the nation's biggest sporting event. A huge amount of work goes into making the Super Bowl possible, including extensive preparations by the broadcaster covering the game, as well as the many vendors and manufacturers behind the stadium and equipment. What many people don't realize, though, is that even NASA has contributed to the process.

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This CAL 3D printer uses photosensitive liquid and beams of light

This CAL 3D printer uses photosensitive liquid and beams of light

There's a new sort of 3D printer in town, and it goes by the name CAL. This printer was created by a team at UC Berkeley, and its potential is vast. The most popular method for consumer-level 3D printing right this minute is layer-by-layer - through the melting of a material that's been spun into a line. The new method we're looking at today is similar, but makes objects form from a completely different angle.

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Hulu reveals how its new pause ads will work

Hulu reveals how its new pause ads will work

In early December, word surfaced that Hulu was considering a new type of advertisement: one that appears when the viewer pauses the video they're watching. The company has proceeded with introducing that new ad type, though it doesn't work quite the way it was originally tipped. Rather than presenting a video advertisement, Hulu is dishing up a static ad on the screen when a video is paused.

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Fortnite update LTM giving griefers a bad time

Fortnite update LTM giving griefers a bad time

Fortnite's next update will include a Limited Time Mode (LTM) that stops users from dying - sort of. Users will see this mode enacted in the Marshmello concert set to take place on Saturday. At that time, the event will take place in the game at Pleasant Park. When this LTM is in play, users will respawn with the greatest of ease.

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Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Ever had one of those days when you can’t help but want to crush something under the weight of your treads? Or maybe you and your friends are itching to drive over cars or blast things. In a controlled and safe environment, of course. Because everyone has unique definitions of entertainment, we won’t judge you if yours involved driving and shooting with military tanks. And thanks to Drive A Tank’s new “Tanks To You” program, you can simply pick up your phone and having an honest-to-goodness working military vehicle delivered to your doorstep.

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Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ mini-series heading to CBS All Access

Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ mini-series heading to CBS All Access

Popular Stephen King novel The Stand will be transformed into a mini TV series, according to CBS. The company plans to release the show on its streaming platform CBS All Access, the current destination for Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming The Twilight Zone reboot. This won't be the first King work to get a streaming service adaption; his Castle Rock and 11.22.63 are both on Hulu.

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Twilight Zone reboot premieres on CBS All Access in April

Twilight Zone reboot premieres on CBS All Access in April

Back in December 2017, CBS revealed that it would be rebooting The Twilight Zone for its modern audience, something we later learned would involve Jordan Peele as both executive producer and host. After years of effort, CBS will finally be launching its revived hit show on April 1 with a two-episode premiere, though fans will need a CBS All Access subscription to stream them.

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Roku premium subscriptions give cord-cutters another option

Roku premium subscriptions give cord-cutters another option

Roku has begun adding premium subscriptions to The Roku Channel, offering cord-cutting access to more than 25 partners, though with some big names conspicuously absent. The launch makes content from Start, Showtime, and others available through a Roku streaming device or a Roku TV.

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