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Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

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Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

mi-box_09 The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast and voice search, the 4K- and HDR-supporting device seems worth a look. But at the end of the day, Mi Box is still an Android TV player, and subject to limitations of that platform, which are… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 17th

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IMAX’s first European VR center will open before the end of 2016

StarVR Huge movie company IMAX is focusing on smaller screens – but still keeping things immersive – with a push into public, shared VR experiences. The latest tentpole in that project is a brand new VR Center for Europe, one of multiple pilot locations for IMAX’s new push into virtual reality around the world, including an initial one currently being set up in LA. The first… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

October 11th

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The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

snapchat-spectacles Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execution required to produce a product that won’t die on stores shelves or in a desk drawer? To quickly recount the basics, a video of… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 24th

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Mobile

AirPods and the rise of snackable audio

airpods-snack In just 30 seconds, you can enjoyably consume a viral video or a few Facebook stories. But until now, the shortest thing you could typically listen to was a three minute song, especially when you factor in the time to get your headphones untangled, on, and playing. Hearing anything shorter was more trouble than it was worth. Yet with wireless earbuds going mainstream thanks to the unveiling… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 8th

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Mobile

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

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Fire TV and Fire TV Stick updated with better voice search, personalized recommendations from HBO & Netflix

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Amazon announced an update to Fire TV and its smaller companion, the Fire TV Stick, which will bring expanded Alexa-powered voice search to both devices, as well as a way to receive personalized recommendations from top streaming sites, like Netflix and HBO. The company notes that its voice search feature will now work across over 75 apps and channels, which is more than any rival… Read More

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Sarah Perez

September 6th

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DJI’s folding drone leaks as press invites to September event roll out

dji-mavic-leak-980x420 DJI’s next drone looks like it will probably be the foldable DJI Mavic, according to new image leaks that build on a previous trademark application DJI filed for the product name. The leaked photos diverge from DJI’s existing photographic drones by employing a folding farm design, which should allow it to become nicely portable, especially when compared to its current fixed-arm… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

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Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

iphone-v-ps4 On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right around the time Apple’s conference ends, Sony will also introduce the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’. These two companies will be fighting for your attention in a sort of press… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 29th

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Leak points to refreshed Roku devices sporting new names, HDR support

Roku 4 three quarter_with remote Roku’s popular media players will be getting a refresh later this fall, according to a new report, as well as a rebranding which will see the device models renamed from those sporting numerical characters (e.g. Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3, Roku 4) to names like “Premiere,” “Ultra,” “Express,” and others. It appears that select devices will also receive… Read More

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Sarah Perez

August 29th

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