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Windows Media Center not shipping in Windows 10

18 hours ago | Posted in: software

Windows Media Center will not form part of the upcoming release of Windows 10. Microsoft has no intentions of bringing the software over into its latest operating system, meaning that users who have it running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will no longer be able to access it if they decide to accept the company's offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10.

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Comcast's rumored YouTube-style service to use short-form programs

19 hours ago | Posted in: industry

More details for Comcast's rumored rival to the YouTube video streaming service have reportedly surfaced. Not content with its existing battle against the search company's fiber Internet project, Comcast is allegedly planning to launch a service which will provide "short-form programs" similar to some of the more popular channels and content available on YouTube today.

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Hands On: Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones

Sat May 2, 2015 | Posted in: audio

The Beats Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones is the latest product to emerge from the now wholly Apple-owned subsidiary. While it is unlikely Apple's engineering and design teams have had much, if any, influence on its latest products, most agree that the second generation of Beats headphones is much improved over its first generation of products. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the asking price for a set of Beats headphones. This new wireless model will run you $299, putting them on roughly on par with high-end competition from Bose and Sennheiser. So -- are they worth it?

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Comcast bringing 2Gbps 'Gigabit Pro' service to Chattanooga

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: industry

Comcast has announced a new location that will receive its 2Gbps fiber Internet service, one that it has a litigious history with. Chattanooga, Tennessee will be getting the new Gigabit Pro service starting in June, a city that at one time Comcast sued to try and prevent the city's municipal fiber network from being constructed and competing against Comcast itself.

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Briefly: AT&T completes Nextel Mexico purchase, Meerkat Android

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: industry, software

AT&T has completed its acquisition of Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings. Approved by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, overseeing the restructuring of NII Holdings, as well as Mexico's telecom regulator IFT, the transaction costs AT&T $1.88 billion and grants them the spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores, and subscribers covered by the network. This is the second Mexico-related purchase completed by the carrier, having already acquired Iusacell.

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Microsoft buys N-trig technology behind Surface Pen

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: Investor, industry

Microsoft has acquired the technology behind the Surface Pen used in the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3. The acquisition from Israel-based patent holder N-trig allows Microsoft to invest in improvements to the stylus, as well as making it harder for other tablet manufacturers to use the same technology in newer tablets, without Microsoft's agreement.

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Daily Deals: MacBook Air, Nikon D3300, Sennheiser HD 203

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: computers, gaming, gadgets, software, digital imaging, upgrades/storage, accessories, networking, audio, Apple

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, savings, sales, and money-off offers for you, the discerning reader. Today's last roundup of still-alive deals from earlier in the week comes along with a fresh batch of offers, including an entry-level DSLR from Nikon, half-price Sennheiser headphones, and a $750 MacBook Air

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Sony expects to turn net loss to $1.2B full year profit by March 2016

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: industry

Sony anticipates a major change in its finances over the next year, with its full-year financial report predicting its operating profit will greatly increase. The company expects to achieve an operating profit of 320 billion yen ($2.7 billion) for the year ending March 2016, more than four times the 68.5 billion ($571 million) it reported for the year ending March 2015, as well as a net profit of 140 billion yen ($1.2 billion) compared to this year's 126 billion yen ($1 billion) net loss.

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Grooveshark saga concludes; service dead, handed to music industry

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: audio

As part of a "settlement agreement with the major record companies," music discovery service Grooveshark has shut down. The company has agreed to "cease operations immediately, wipe clean all of the record companies' copyrighted works" and turn over the website, all mobile apps, and intellectual property including patents and copyrights to the recording industry.

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Briefly: Amazon Instant Video on iOS, Sprint Wi-Fi deal with Boingo

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: industry, iPhone apps

Amazon Instant Video now allows iOS users to watch HD content. Version 3.0 of the app upgrades the available resolution from standard definition to HD for both TV shows and movies. The same update adds cellular streaming to the app for the first time, as well as new mobile data usage settings, and also introduces streaming of content to an Apple TV using AirPlay.

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Tesla unveils Powerwall battery pack for homes, businesses

Fri May 1, 2015 | Posted in: industry, gadgets

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has launched a new product, designed for the home. The Powerwall is a large battery connected to the building's power supply that can be used to store excess electricity produced from solar panels for use at a later time when energy generated doesn't cover energy usage, with the ultimate aim of saving its users money in the long run.

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Microsoft brings Windows 10 IoT to Raspberry Pi, Arduino

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: computers, software, developer

Microsoft has brought a preview version of Windows 10 to the Raspberry Pi 2 microcomputer, but not the typical desktop version some were expecting. The Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Core preview allows users to remotely access the components of the Raspberry Pi 2, as well as Intel's Minnowboard Max, with Microsoft also working with Arduino to get the operating system communicating with its hardware.

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Apple Watch: UK charger, S1 teardown, battery specifics

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, accessories, Apple

Along with the debut of the Retina MacBook and Apple Watch, Apple has quietly updated another item it manufacturers with a new design -- this time, the UK 5W charger for the Apple Watch and iOS devices, which sports a previously-unseen design that may change other UK Apple device chargers. First revealed by a friend of Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive on social media, the new adapter features foldable pins that make it less bulky than the current fixed-pin chargers seen for the iPad and other devices.

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Daily Deals: HP EliteBook, HP Envy 4000, Seiki 4K TV

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: computers, gaming, gadgets, software, digital imaging, upgrades/storage, accessories, networking, audio, Apple

Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we search for discounts, sales, offers, and money off hardware and software for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today's recap of still-active deals from earlier this week is accompanied by a new batch of deals, including a $400 4K television, HP EliteBook notebooks with hard drive and SSD options, and a $50 HP Envy printer.

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Anonymous sharing app Secret shutting down

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: iPhone apps

Secret, the app that allowed people to share private thoughts or information publicly and anonymously, is shutting down. After consulting with the board of directors, CEO David Byttow has decided to wind down the company over the next few weeks, closing access to the apps and deleting data, declaring "Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company."

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Briefly: Tag Heuer smartwatch update, Amazon UK delivery price hike

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets

Tag Heuer's high-end smartwatch will be shipping in October or November, according to a report. More details about the Swiss watchmaker's device received by Bloomberg points to a sale price of almost $1,400, and a battery life of around 40 hours from a single charge. Earlier reports point to it as using Android Wear and using Intel components, though it is believed it will be designed to appeal more tot typical buyers of premium smartwatches instead of technology enthusiasts.

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Mac Game Review: Guns, Gore, and Cannoli 1.0

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: gaming, software

As with many other things in life, first impressions count with games. We're taught not to judge a book by its cover, but it's something we nevertheless do so many times in our day-to-day life. However, once we look beyond the superficial, we have the potential to see something more valuable and meaningful than what may lie on the surface. Guns, Gore, and Cannoli (GGC, hereafter) is a run-and-gun side-scrolling action platforming shooting game that at first glance reminds us more of a Prohibition-era Metal Slug with zombies.

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TomTom Bandit action camera creates highlight reels after shaking

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, digital imaging

GPS producer TomTom has unveiled its own take on the action camera, one which offers on-device editing and highlights creation. The TomTom Bandit has a built-in media server that allows it to process videos before sharing them with a smartphone, and is able to create a highlights compilation from available video clips whenever the user shakes the camera.

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Microsoft demonstrates HoloLens by controlling wheeled robot

Thu April 30, 2015 | Posted in: industry, developer

HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset, also received some attention at the Build keynote, among updates to Windows 10. A brief demonstration showed how the headset could be used in industry for visualization and management of complex systems, as well as how it handles running Windows 10 apps, taking into account the available 3D space.

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WSJ: Apple Watch shortage due in part to Taptic Engine part flaw

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: gadgets, troubleshooting, Apple

A serious quality control issue that turned up just prior to the launch of the Apple Watch forced the company to scrap completed units, possibly in high volumes -- resulting in fewer devices available than had been previously planned at launch, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. A motor needed to power the haptic feedback engine in the Apple Watch that came from one Hong Kong-based supplier proved to be defective.

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Microsoft Continuum offers desktop computing powered by smartphone

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: software, mobile phones

Future smartphones running Windows 10 will be capable of performing some of the same tasks as desktop PCs when they are connected to a television, Microsoft has revealed. Demonstrated at Build, Continuum will allow mobile users to run some of the universal apps installed on their device on the larger display, giving them more space and freedom to work.

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Game Replay: X-Wing CD editions, GOTY Mordor, Valve shut on paid mods

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: industry, gaming

The Game Replay is a twice-weekly look by MacNN and Electronista on the wider gaming landscape, highlighting some of the more notable stories from the last few days. Today's list includes Steam killing paid mods for Skyrim, the addition of the CD-ROM versions of the Star Wars flight simulators on GOG, a location-aware iOS game being debuted at conventions, and the imminent game of the year edition of Shadows of Mordor

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Microsoft previews Cortana updates, Edge browser at Build

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: software

The incoming Windows 10 release was teased further at the Build developer conference, with Microsoft showing off more of what to expect from the operating system. New changes to the Cortana virtual assistant were previewed, while the Spartan browser replacement for Internet Explorer has been renamed Edge and given a few neat tricks its predecessor does not have.

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Microsoft offers tools to port iOS, Android apps to Windows 10

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: software, developer, iPhone apps, iPad apps

Microsoft has used Build to reveal to developers what to expect when they develop apps for the incoming upgrade to Windows 10, both for mobile and desktops. More details about universal Windows apps was issued, as well as new ways for developers to create new apps or port existing apps from other platforms, including iOS and Android.

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Daily Deals: Silicon Power rugged HD, iPad 2, MakerBot Replicator Mini

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: computers, gaming, gadgets, software, digital imaging, upgrades/storage, accessories, networking, audio

It's time for Daily Deals, when the staff of MacNN and Electronista search for sales, offers, discounts, and low-priced goods for you, the discerning reader. A recap of still-active deals follows after the new collection, which includes the MakerBot Replicator Mini, an empty QNAP NAS case, and a Seagate 5TB external USB 3.0 drive on the cheap.

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code to Mac, Linux

Wed April 29, 2015 | Posted in: software, developer

Microsoft is bringing its Visual Studio suite to more platforms, the company announced at its Build conference keynote today. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight version of the long-standing code editing suite, with the new cross-platform version being made available in preview not only for Windows, but also OS X and Linux systems, and as a free download to developers.

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