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January 7, 2019, 4:05 PM

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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.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google expects Assistant to be on 1B devices by end of Jan., up from 500M last May, says global active users up 4x YoY, and feature phones will get Assistant  —  Active users have quadrupled since last year, but Google won't disclose a concrete number  —  As CES kicks off …
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
GitHub now gives users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories, but those repos are limited to three collaborators apiece  —  Due to a scheduling error, we published this story one day before the embargo lifted.  This feature isn't live yet, but Github will formally unveil it tomorrow.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Vizio says it is adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its SmartCast enabled TVs, which can now be controlled using Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant  —  Apple is reportedly gearing up for a new streaming TV service to rival Netflix, Amazon and Google this year, but in the meantime …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Kroger partners with Microsoft, rolls out a pilot project in two stores with digital shelves, guided shopping, personalized ads, and “pick-to-light” shelf tech  —  Microsoft and Kroger are taking a leaf out of Amazon's book by building futuristic “connected” grocery stores.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Key By Amazon, formerly Amazon Key, adds garage and business delivery, new locks, and Ring compatibility  —  Alexa may be front and center for Amazon's play this CES, but the just unloaded a whole bunch of news about Amazon Key.  The list includes a name change to the more passive Key By Amazon …
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).

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