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January 7, 2019, 10:40 AM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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).
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says it expects Google Assistant to be on 1B devices by end of this month, up from 500M in May 2018, while global active users for Assistant grew 4x YoY  —  Active users have quadrupled since last year, but Google won't disclose a concrete number  —  As CES kicks off …
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.
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.
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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