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January 7, 2019, 9:15 AM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Samsung's 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to access iTunes content directly via a dedicated app and support Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming standard  —  Coming to all 2018 and 2019 TVs along with AirPlay 2  —  Samsung's 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access …
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 2060 desktop graphics card for $349 available beginning January 15, brings GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs to gaming laptops  —  Nvidia head Jensen Huang took the stage at a packed CES keynote briefing dedicated specifically to the company's gaming technology.
Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag:
HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14" screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at $269  —  HP's new Chromebooks for CES 2019 include the first-ever AMD processor powered model, the HP Chromebook 14 (db0020nr).
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Withings unveils $129 Move ECG smartwatch with activity and sleep tracking, and ECG monitoring that is awaiting FDA clearance, available in Q2 2019  —  The analog-faced smartwatch uses three electrodes to measure ECGs.  —  Withings has had a tumultuous couple of years.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
CES 2018 tech updates: Nvidia's 65" 4K HDR gaming monitors delayed, Sony's Aibo slowly shipping, Intel processors with AMD graphics facing low adoption  —  But sometimes, companies surprise us by actually shipping them, too.  —  Today, on the eve of CES 2019, let's see what happened to last year's most intriguing new technologies.
The Verge:
What to expect at CES 2019: foldable devices, 5G phones and laptops, phone displays with hole-punch cameras, and 8K TVs  —  CES 2019 is upon us, and The Verge is headed back to Las Vegas to bring you all of the news from the gadget-filled electronics show next week.
Adrian Zmudzinski / Cointelegraph.com News:
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken says it has received 475 law enforcement inquiries in 2018 compared to 160 in 2017; 315 of the inquiries came from US agencies  —  Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has received nearly three times more law enforcement inquiries in 2018 than in 2017, the exhange reported in a tweet Jan. 5.
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Netflix has released about 345 original series, movies, and other productions in 2018, which comes to an estimated 90,000 minutes or 1,500 hours of content  —  Netflix released a ridiculous amount of original programming in 2018.  How ridiculous?  By Quartz's measure …
Amy Nordrum / IEEE Spectrum:
Rival technologies emerge for higher-capacity hard drives, heat- and microwave-assisted magnetic recording, with Seagate betting on HAMR and WD choosing MAMR  —  Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push the limits of hard disk drives

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