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Walmart quietly launches its low-cost streaming video stick

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-24 15:58:00

Do you like the idea of a streaming media stick for your TV, but find that even Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick costs more than you're willing to pay? You'll want to visit your local Walmart, then. The big-box retailer tells GigaOM that...

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The claim process for Sony's $15 million PSN breach lawsuit starts now

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-01-24 14:01:00

Been waiting for Sony to start dishing out the $15 million in restitution for the 2011 breach that took its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services down back in 2011? Well, thanks to the outfit putting a claim form online, now you can start the pay...

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Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-24 12:04:00

You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" p...

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The Godmother of Virtual Reality: Nonny de la Peña

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by Joseph Volpe 2015-01-24 16:30:00

"Print stuff didn't scratch the itch. Documentary didn't scratch the itch. TV drama didn't scratch the itch. It wasn't until I started building this stuff. There was no way I could do anything else. I just couldn't do anything else. I don't know even...

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'Doom' designer John Romero tells you about the game while playing it

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-01-24 10:25:00

Most Blu-rays and DVDs these days come with filmmaker commentary tracks, but it isn't too often you get to hear a game developer give play-by-play while running through something they created. That's the thrust behind the latest episodes of Double Fi...

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'The Interview' is on Netflix streaming

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by Richard Lawler 2015-01-24 04:21:00

As promised, the movie Kim Jong Un preferred you didn't see is now available if you have a Netflix subscription (and an account in US or Canada). Whether or not watching The Interview is a good idea is still a matter of taste/importance, but at this ...

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Recommended Reading: The most advanced coffee lab in the world

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by Billy Steele 2015-01-24 09:30:00

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Inside the World's Most A...

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The government wants you to buy a car with smarter brakes

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-01-24 07:04:00

Autonomous cars may have been all the rage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but most of the tech showcased is still pretty far off. What isn't, however, are smarter stopping systems. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio...

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SpaceX and Air Force make peace, more rocket launches now up for grabs

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by Mariella Moon 2015-01-23 22:59:00

SpaceX and the US Air Force have reached an agreement regarding a lawsuit filed by the former, but really, it's more of a victory for Elon Musk's company. What lawsuit, you ask? It's the one the commercial space company filed against the Air Force fo...

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Netflix and the Duplass brothers are working on four new movies

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by Richard Lawler 2015-01-24 00:26:00

Last year at the Sundance Film Festival Mark Duplass implored indie filmmakers to "get their goddamn movies on Netflix" and this year, it's clear he'll be doing more of that. At this year's festival, Netflix announced it has a four-picture deal with ...

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