Category: Tech News

The ‘Nokia 8’ Is The Brand’s First Premium Android Phone

The Nokia brand has played a significant role in the mass adoption of cellular phones, and while they struggled to keep up in the innovative smartphone world, a Finnish startup called HMD Global has resurrected the brand with a new line of Android handsets including their Nokia 6 which launched in the US last month. Since then, there have been some leaked images and specs for their upcoming high-end model dubbed the ‘Nokia 8' and today we got an official look at the device from popular tech leak source, Evan Blass, who posted this on his @evleaks Twitter account...

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Netflix Original ‘Narcos’ Season 3 Will Debut On September 1st

Netflix has dropped the season 3 teaser for their hit original series Narcos which depicts the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's rise in Colombia. Without giving any spoilers, the last season ended with a bang resulting in a the teaser for season 3 which is dubbed “the rise of a new empire”. According to the trailer, the Narcos third season will launch officially on the video streaming service as of September 1st, 2017. Those interested in catching up with the first two seasons before the new season is released can stream the earlier episodes on Netflix right now. Source:...

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DirecTV NOW Teases Upcoming Features Including 4K HDR & Cloud DVR

AT&T experienced a rocky start to their DirecTV Now launch, but have since improved the reliability and performance of the streaming service. While it does offer some enticing channel packages for the price, many users are still disappointed with the lack of advanced features. Yesterday, the company teased some competitive functions coming to DirecTV Now as of this Fall as part of their “your content on your terms” initiative. The next generation video platform will offer the highly anticipated cloud DVR functionality as well as a new interface (highly warranted from our experience). Beyond these changes, DirecTV Now will...

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Apple’s Back To School Sale Offers Free Beats For Mac/iPad Purchases

Years ago, Apple used to entice new students during the summer to purchase a Mac for the upcoming school year by a free iPod Touch. That was a successful promotion for Apple, but they as more students already own an iPhone they ultimately switched to offering students a $100 iTunes gift card instead. Apple then acquired the Beats By Dre brand and with that came an opportunity to switch up their back to school Student offers yet again with Apple offering free Beats By Dre headphones on new Mac purchases for students during the last few years. This year's...

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Astro Gaming Acquired By Logitech For $85M In Cash

Astro Gaming has been prominent in the gaming industry for several years now with major sponsorships within the MLG and competitive esports community. Their specialty is producing high-end audio solutions for console and PC gamers that are both functional and ultra-sleek. Earlier this morning, Logitech announced in a blog post that they will acquire Astro for $85M in cash along with their entire product lines to operate under the Logitech Gaming brand. Future plans include branding the Astro products for consoles whereas Logitech will remain the primary branding for their PC gaming products. Via: PC Gamer...

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New ‘Oco HD’ Home Wi-Fi Camera Announced With $79 Pre-Order Pricing

A few years back, the team over at Oco sent us their original camera model for review which ended up being an excellent option for budget smart-home enthusiasts. Since then, the company has expanded with both an Oco 2 version as well as a line of outdoor camera models. Earlier today, I received a press release about their New Oco HD camera that will ship by August 8th at the affordable price point of just $99. Better yet, pre-orders are now open, and those who invest early will receive an instant $20 discount bringing the pre-order pricing to just...

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Facebook Partners With ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ For Exclusive Streaming

Bluehole has been massively successful with the early access release of battle royale title, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The title was so successful that it sold more copies than any other game during their yearly ‘Summer Sale' despite it not being discounted during this period. Twitch has been a great marketing tool for PUBG as it has consistently maintained some of the highest viewership on the platform even topping veteran titles like H1Z1, CS: GO, World of Warcraft, LoL, Dota 2, Minecraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Grand Theft Auto V. According to reports, the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Bluehole and Facebook have come...

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Oculus Rift VR Headset Gets A Temporary Price Drop To $399

With virtual reality becoming a staple in the gaming world, two headsets have dominated the market: the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Both headsets have been praised for different reasons, with the MSRP of the Oculus Rift coming in at $599 (plus $200 for the Touch Controllers) and the HTC Vive running $799. The difference in price has already swayed many budget-conscious gamers to lean towards the Oculus Rift, yet a temporary price drop was just announced that should further entice potential VR enthusiasts. As part of a temporary price drop, Oculus is now selling a headset and touch controllers...

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Sony Drops Their Cheapest $30 ‘PlayStation Vue’ TV Streaming Package

When Sony entered the TV streaming market with their PlayStation Vue service, it seemed promising especially with packages starting at just $30. This entry-level plan was dubbed ‘Slim Access' which offered the same channels as their $39.99/mo ‘Access' plan without access to any local broadcasting. As of yesterday, Sony has disbanded this package making the PlayStation Vue service only accessible for $40/month or higher. Considering this is a higher monthly cost than their biggest competitors like DirecTV Now (starting at $35) and Sling (starting at $20), it could have some negative consequences when it comes to subscribers making the switch...

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Jay’Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Now Available For Listening Beyond Tidal

Just a few weeks back, Jay-Z announced that his ‘4:44' album would launch exclusively on Tidal for existing subscribers along with Sprint customers through a partnership with Tidal and the mobile carrier. The title launched on June 30th and went platinum in just a week despite disgruntled fans who were unable to listen at launch due to an odd restriction which kept new Tidal customers from accessing the album had they signed up for a new Tidal account after the album launch. Now that we are a full week after the exclusive launch, Jay-Z has now added the album to...

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