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Amazon Fire TV’s voice search expands to cover Hulu Plus and Showtime, but not Netflix

Amazon Fire TV came out of the gate with an impressive initial effort, however one of its rough edges is that the voice search is actually quite limited. At launch it could only provide results from Amazon’s own movie and TV selections or music videos from Vevo, but the company is already adding new services to the mix. Hulu Plus, Showtime Anytime and Crackle

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Flowing Salt Water Over Graphene Generates Electricity

An image of graphene, showing defects in its single-atom thickness. UC Berkeley Hydroelectricity is one of the oldest techniques for generating electrical power, with over 150 countries using it as a source for renewable energy. Hydroelectric generators only work efficiently at large scales, though—scales large enough to interrupt river flow and possibly harm local ecosystems. And getting this sort of

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Pocket-Sized Wonder-Printer Works Its Own Way Across a Page

With what has to be one of the most ambitious Kickstarter projects to come along in a while, the folks behind this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer want to revolutionize the mobile office. Because of instead of carrying a page-wide device that has to pull paper through it, this little marvel will instead print directly on a piece of paper while it rolls

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Land Rover’s New Concept Can Make A Car Transparent

Land Rover is showcasing a new concept that would give drivers a better view of the road through augmented reality. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car’s grille to capture a view of the road that’s usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up display that shows the video in real-time at

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Xiaomi Clones Kickstarter Project For Its New One-Button Android Controller

Last October saw Pressy – a one-button Android controller that plugs into your device’s headphone jack — eclipse its initial Kickstarter goal of $40,000, ending with almost$700,000 in its coffers. Apparently Xiaomi was paying attention, because the Chinese firm has teased an eerily similar product of its own that follows Pressy’s look and functions almost to a “T.” The metal cylinder plugs into a Xiaomi headset

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This Quarter-Sized Chip Platform Could Power Future Android Wear Devices

While Intel was backtracking on its “Edison” chip size claims, another Android Wear partner has cheekily claimed that its system-on-chip is the size of the proverbial SD card. Imagination Technologies (MIPS) has just revealed the Newton platform based on its MIPS architecture, built by chip-making partner Ingenic. It uses Ingenic’s power-sipping, Android-compatible JZ4775 CPU (similar to that in the GEAK watch), to help it give smartwatches and other wearables 30

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Dish and DirecTV CEOs have reportedly discussed merger

As the two largest US cable companies look to push through a huge merger, the urge to consolidate seems to be spreading to the satellite TV industry. Bloomberg reports that Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish, recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White to discuss a potential merger. Comcast’s proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable reportedly pushed Ergen to get in touch with

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Samsung Gear Has Price and Release Information!

Samsung has released some pricing information on its Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatch devices, and the news should be welcome considering they’re both priced cheaper than the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch: The Gear 2 will be $295, and the Gear Fit will be $197 when they go on sale in April, Samsung revealed at an official announcement in Taiwan. The

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Sony and Panasonic’s New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up to 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last yearthat they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc—and they weren’t lying. New details indicate that a new Optical Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB. Claiming that the Archival Disc format will be hardy—coping well with dust, temperature and humidity—Sony and Panasonic plan to endow the format with “inter-generational compatibility.”

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QuizUp Is Now Available On Android

Quiz Time! Which super popular trivia game that was previously iOS-only just launched on Android? A) Quizzington Alley B) QuizUp C) Greg’s Quiz Cabin D) Angry Bird? I don’t know. What is smart phone. If you picked B — hurray! You’re right. After finding many, many millions of players on iOS, QuizUp is hitting Android for the first time this morning. In

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