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Valve Discontinues Steam Link Streaming Box

Valve Discontinues Steam Link Streaming Box

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First launched mid-decade, Valve’s Steam Link was one of several local game streaming products to hit the market, allowing users to play PC games away from their PC by streaming its contents to another room. And while the device definitely made an impression upon its launch, the writing has been on the wall for some […]

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Netflix adds improved playback controls and a ‘next episode’ button to iOS app

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In a move that’s sure to optimize marathon binges, Netflix has released the latest version of its iOS app with some pretty useful updates. The new version of the app adds forward and back 10-second buttons, which you can also control by double tapping the left or right side of the screen. Until now, if […]

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FCC proposes doubling speed requirement for rural broadband

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The Federal Communications Commission is looking to raise the minimum rural broadband speed standard to 25 Mbps, more than doubling the current requirement. In general, this would boost speeds in rural areas that receive broadband through government-subsidized programs. Those government subsidies come from the FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF). The program is paid for through […]

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YouTube will stream The Lego Movie free as an ad for the sequel

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The length of ads on YouTube can be distressing, but the question is whether people would be okay sitting through a 100-minute commercial if it were actually a full-length movie. YouTube and Warner Bros. Pictures are teaming up for a one-day promotional event that will let users watch The Lego Movie in its entirety during […]

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Throw out your romaine, it could be contaminated with E. coli

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Romaine lettuce is making people dangerously ill again, prompting public health officials in the US and Canada to issue nationwide alerts: don’t eat any form of romaine lettuce, and toss any romaine you have. If you don’t know what kind of lettuce is in your fridge, throw it out. Even if you had grand plans […]

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Your Highness: G.Skill Trident Z Royal, Bling Factor 11

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G.Skill this week has officially introduced its Trident Z Royal family of memory modules. This memory featuring crystalline light bars with RGB lighting and polished heat spreaders. The modules will be available at various speed bins with a maximum data transfer rate of up to DDR4-4600. Taken at Computex on pre-production design G.Skill’s Trident Z Royal […]

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Farewell to the Steam Link, the best wireless HDMI gadget ever made (update: it’s $2.50)

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Why am I sad that a tiny black puck which streamed games over a Wi-Fi network will soon disappear from shelves around the world? Because too few people experienced the magic that the Steam Link affords. Over the past couple years, it seemed like PC gaming juggernaut Valve couldn’t give away the gadget fast enough, […]

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Ford dreams up a way to kill ‘new car smell’

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Car companies often tweak their vehicles for different markets in order to comply with regulations or serve varying customer tastes. But Ford is apparently considering a novel change to cars bound for the Chinese market: removing the “new car smell.” Yes, the fresh but sometimes dizzying smell of a brand-new car might be popular in […]

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Apple’s new holiday ad is a heartwarming, Pixar-inspired animated short

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Apple’s holiday commercials are an annual tradition, designed to evoke the strongest of emotions in those who watch the lengthy ads play out. This year’s commercial manages to accomplish that feat, but it looks a little different: it’s fully animated. The commercial feels more like a Disney Pixar short, or a Coca-Cola ad than it […]

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NVIDIA Unveils DGX-2H Server with 450W Tesla V100 GPUs

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NVIDIA has introduced a new version of its DGX-2 server that is outfitted with higher-performing CPUs and GPUs. The DGX-2H server is powered by 16 Tesla V100 GPUs that run at higher clocks and feature a 450 W TDP each. The whole system consumes up to 12 kW of power and delivers 2.1 PetaFLOPS of […]

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