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Nick Summers / Engadget:
UK carrier Three to test 24 hour, opt-in, network level mobile ad blocking during the week of June 13   —  Three will soon trial network-level ad blocking in the UK.  Such a move was telegraphed back in February, when the carrier inked a deal with Shine, a company that specialises in the practice.
May 27, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
HP expands Omen gaming brand with new lineup of laptops starting at $899 for 15.6-inch model, available in July, and a VR-ready desktop, shipping in August   —  HP gave us a brief taste of the legendary Voodoo PC gaming brand with its Omen laptop over nearly two years ago.
May 26, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Billy Steele / Engadget:
LG G5's VR headset, 360 camera and other accessories hit the US   —  When LG announced its modular G5 phone last month, it also revealed a line of “Friends” companion devices to go along with it (See what it did there?).  Included in the lineup are the 360 VR headset, 360 Cam …
May 25, 2016, 4:40 AMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
E Ink develops Advanced Color ePaper, an EPD display that shows up to 32K colors, for digital signage   —  There's a small glimmer of hope for the seemingly doomed dream of color electronic paper.  E Ink, which helped pioneer ePaper by providing the technology for Amazon's Kindle …
May 24, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Rhapsody's free VR app for iOS and Android offers access to 360-degree videos from music concerts   —  The tech world is obsessed with virtual reality.  It should come as no surprise, then, that music-streaming service Rhapsody wants a piece of it as well.  The company took a step forward today …
May 20, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Steve Dent / Engadget:
IBM researchers find a way to store 3 bits in a phase-change memory cell, paving the way for memory technology with DRAM-like speed and a cost closer to flash   —  Flash storage is too slow for your device's main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile.  Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM …
May 17, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Disney ends in-house console game production with cancellation of its Infinity series   —  So much for Disney remaining a big player in the video game world.  As part of its second quarter earnings release, the media giant has revealed that it's getting out of the self-published video game business …
May 10, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Twitch launches Friends feature in limited beta, letting users add up to 500 friends, see when they're online, and send them messages with one click   —  Twitch transforms into a social network with new ‘Friends’ feature  —  It's been happening in subtle increments, but the transformation is nearly complete.
Apr 22, 2016, 11:45 PMIn context
James Trew / Engadget:
Apr 17, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei VR headset announced in China, works like Samsung Gear VR but with P9, Mate 8 phones   —  Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival  —  Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today.
Apr 15, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context

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