Samsung's quest to reinvent the TV in the age of convergence

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Samsung's Park with the latest QLED TV model. The company believes rivals in the so-called OLED camp will eventually follow their technology.Eleven years ago, a year before Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone, Samsung Electronics swept past then arch-rival Sony to become number one in liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs. At the time, the company was known more in the business world as an enterprise memory chip supplier, an underappreciated commodity …
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Vava Moov 28 review: Inexpensive, yet impressive wireless headphones

Vava Moov 28 review: Inexpensive, yet impressive wireless headphones
There's something about using Bluetooth headphones that is liberating -- for the simple fact of never have to worry where to place your phone and cord management as you workout.The only downside to Bluetooth headphones, typically, is the cost. For the past couple of weeks, I've been testing a pair of Moov 28 wireless headphones, and I have come away rather impressed, especially when I consider the $30 price tag.Design …
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Bluetooth speakers to really pump up the bass

Bluetooth speakers to really pump up the bass
The Willnorn Soundplus speaker is small at 142 x 53 x 43 and weights only 14.4 ounces. It has two 4W speakers and a passive subwoofer. It also has a mini SD card to play music directly from the speaker. It does not have the bass range that the Archeer, Vava Voom, and Nekteck has. It cannot be paired with another speaker.…
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Ecovacs Deebot R95 review: Amazon Alexa and smartphone control bring us closer to the Jetson's lifestyle

Ecovacs Deebot R95 review: Amazon Alexa and smartphone control bring us closer to the Jetson
Welcome to 2062! The daily life of the Jetsons where we saw the blue robotic vacuum cleaner pick up after Astro is happening 45 years earlier than predicted. As an owner of a pomeranian and chihuahua with hardwood floors, vacuuming to pick up pet hair and droppings from a family of five is a daily occurrence. Thanks to the new Ecovacs Deebot R95 cleaning is now completed by a robot. A couple of years ago, we moved to a new home with the lower of the two levels c…
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Garmin Fenix 5, First Take: A heavyweight sports watch with a matching price tag

Garmin Fenix 5, First Take: A heavyweight sports watch with a matching price tag
The Garmin Fenix 5 is a fitness and outdoor watch that's not for the faint-hearted. It's packed with features, and can deliver very detailed information for those who like to monitor their activities in minute detail.One of the problems with sports watches is their size. My little wrists can struggle with them, and I'm not alone. So Garmin makes the Fenix 5 in three sizes, with diameters of 42mm (the Fenix 5S), 47mm (the Fenix 5) and 51mm (the Fenix 5X). There is an enhanced scra…
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​Are head mounted displays really going to sell in 2021?

​Are head mounted displays really going to sell in 2021?
Sarah Tew/CNET If Gartner projections are correct, we'll be purchasing more head mounted displays in 2021, but a lot needs to happen between now and then to make that prognostication a reality. Gartner outlined its wearable device forecast and there weren't a lot of surprises. Smartwatches will be popular, but Bluetooth headsets will move the most units today and int…
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Asus unveils cryptocurrency mining motherboard that supports 19 GPUs

Asus unveils cryptocurrency mining motherboard that supports 19 GPUs
Asus B250 Mining Expert Want more PCIe slots on your motherboard so you can put more GPUs to work mining Bitcoins for you? Asus has unveiled just the board for you - the B250 Mining Expert. Must read : Six features the iPhone needs to stay ahead of Android There are quite a few cryptocurrency mining motherboards already out there - such as the ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ which is equipped with 13 PCIe slots - but Asus has raised the bar substantially …
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Easy-to-Use Apps Allow Anyone to Create Android Ransomware Within Seconds

Easy-to-Use Apps Allow Anyone to Create Android Ransomware Within Seconds
"Ransomware" threat is on the rise, and cyber criminals are making millions of dollars by victimizing as many people as they can—with WannaCry, NotPetya and LeakerLocker being the ransomware threats that made headlines recently.What's BAD? Hacker even started selling ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) kits in an attempt to spread this creepy threat more easily, so that even a non-tech user can create their own ransomware and distribute the threat to a wider audience.The WORSE—You could see a mass…
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FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference

FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference
The FBI has arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly distributing malware used in the 2015 massive OPM breach that resulted in the theft of personal details of more than 25 Million U.S. federal employees, including 5.6 Million federal officials' fingerprints.Yu Pingan, identified by the agency as the pseudonym "GoldSun," was arrested at Los Angeles international airport on Wednesday when he was arrived in the United States to attend a conference, CNN reported.The 36-year-old Chinese national is …
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Half-price Note 8? Yes, if you owned a Note 7 -- or any of these smartphones

Half-price Note 8? Yes, if you owned a Note 7 -- or any of these smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most expensive smartphone to launch, at a price of $930 to $960 (excluding Lamborghini's $2,450 phone). Loyal Note users who purchased the Note 7 last year were asked to return that device twice. As a way to thank those owners, Samsung set up the Note 7 loyalty promotion that will cut the price of the Note 8 nearly in half.If you choose to trade in one of the following smartphones, in good condition with …
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