As more people find creature comforts in watching movies from home with services like Netflix and Hulu, movie studios could soon skip the wait and release new flicks to streaming shortly after they hit theaters — for a price.
Distributors like Apple and Comcast — in conjunction with studios like Warner Bros. and the Comcast-owned Universal Pictures — are reportedly in talks with movie theaters to negotiate releasing brand-new films just weeks after their theatrical debut, according to Bloomberg.
Apple in particular has been keen to get movies added to its iTunes library as close to their release in theaters as possible, according to a report from December …
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MediaTek debuts new octa-core Helio P25 processor to power dual-camera smartphones
With dual-camera setup becoming the norm in today’s smartphone ecosystem, MediaTek is leapfrogging to introduce a processor optimized to handle the said workload. The latest system-on-chip (SoC) to join MediaTek’s family is an octa-core Helio P25 …
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Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two Continues August 15; First Season Debuts on Nintendo Switch August 22
Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 continues Jesse’s saga in a five-part series developed by Telltale in collaboration with Mojang and members of the Minecraft community. This second season includes Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature …
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MediaTek debuts new IoT-focused chipset, with support for Android Things & Google Assistant
MediaTek now joins the likes of Qualcomm and Intel to support Google in its efforts to make smart hardware devices ubiquitous. Called the MT8516, this 64-bit ARM-based chipset has not only been designed to support pre-certified system on modules (SOMs …
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A couple of months away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has taken the wraps off of a different Galaxy Note smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will officially launch in South Korea on July 7th at a price of 699,600 KRW ($ 611 USD). Samsung plans to offer 400,000 units of the limited edition device in Korea, with sales in other markets to be decided later. Samsung explains that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition is made with unused Note 7 parts. This way Samsung is able to minimize waste by using the Note 7 parts that it already has, the company explains.
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Qualcomm Debuts The Snapdragon 630 & 660 Chipsets
The Snapdragon 630 is the successor to the Snapdragon 626, while the Snapdragon 660 is the successor to the Snapdragon 653. These two processors are pretty similar, but they do still have some key differences, with the Snapdragon 660 being the higher-end …
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Onkyo Debuts New Product Line
Onkyo has also announced the HT-S5800 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package ($ 799), which comes in tandem with a precision wall-mountable Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system. That product, the SKS-HT594 5.1.2-channel speaker system, retails for $ 599.
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Asus Zen AiO ZN242 debuts at Computex 2017; details still kept under wraps?
According to Elana Pidgeon, Junior Editor, Windows Blog, the ZN242 is devised to deliver the most preeminent all-in-one computing experience … and a vented Asus logo is placed on the rear. The Zen AiO ZN242 will hit the store shelves in September …
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Logitech has revealed an all-new “Slim Combo” case for the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads, which Apple announced during yesterday’s WWDC keynote. Logitech said it worked with Apple to ensure the new case will be in Apple retail stores the same day as the new iPads, and users interested can begin purchasing the case from Logitech and Apple’s websites today.
The Slim Combo case can be used in four different modes: Typing, Viewing, FaceTime, and Reading. The company said that users will be able to comfortably type, remove the keyboard to sketch with Apple Pencil, switch to portrait mode for FaceTime, and more.
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NVIDIA Debuts GeForce MX150 Pascal GPU For Laptop Content Creation And Casual Gaming
For lightweight gaming and content creation chores such as photo and video editing on the go, pouring funds into a laptop with a high-end graphics chip is overkill. Even a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti can quite a bit more powerful than what some people need.
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