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Roku announces Element Ultra HD 4K smart TV - Geek News Central

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:07:34 +0000

The new generation of tiny set-top boxes have opened up a whole new world of entertainment in people’s living rooms, or whatever room has a TV. There are several models on the market, but Roku is perhaps the best known. Recently Roku opened up its platform to TV manufacturers allowing them to create their smart TVs based … Continue reading Roku announces Element Ultra HD 4K smart TV

Roku announces Element Ultra HD 4K smart TV




Aliens in 20? #1241 - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:55:31 +0000

NASA says we will find Aliens in the next 20 years. I would be happy with just having software updated from Adobe that does not break everything I have. It simply drives me crazy that they can break something so bad from release to release. Got myself in a jam this go around with Premier. … Continue reading Aliens in 20? #1241

Aliens in 20? #1241


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Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Wireless is a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:47:23 +0000

Beyerdynamic has over 90 years of experience in developing audio electronics. They stand for innovative audio products with the highest sound quality and pioneering technology. Beyerdynamic has been named as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Aventho wireless headphones. For the Aventho wireless, beyerdynamic uses Bluetooth 4.2 protocol with the aptX HD codec … Continue reading Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Wireless is a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree

Beyerdynamic’s Aventho Wireless is a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree




OnePlus 5T Drops In NY - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:39:28 +0000

OnePlus has officially unveiled its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5T at a live event in Brooklyn, New York. In a change from the usual on-line reveal, the OnePlus team were live on stage to give an insight into their relationship with users, the benefits of OxygenOS and developing the 5T before the big reveal. As … Continue reading OnePlus 5T Drops In NY

OnePlus 5T Drops In NY




Marvel Heroes Will be Shutting Down - Geek News Central

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:14:07 +0000

Marvel Heroes, a video game where players battled as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, will be shutting down. Kotaku appears to be the first to report that Disney (who owns Marvel) has ended its relationship with Gazillion Entertainment (who created Marvel Heroes). Kotaku posted information from an email written by a Marvel representative. The unnamed … Continue reading Marvel Heroes Will be Shutting Down

Marvel Heroes Will be Shutting Down




Niantic is Creating Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Geek News Central

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:33:01 +0000

Niantic, maker of Ingress and Pokémon GO, have announced that they are working on a brand new game. It is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic has revealed very little about the game, other than it will be using Niantic’s AR gaming platform. We’re incredibly excited to announce this next step in the evolution of … Continue reading Niantic is Creating Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic is Creating Harry Potter: Wizards Unite




EA has Acquired Respawn Entertainment - Geek News Central

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:25:00 +0000

Electronic Arts (EA) announced an agreement to acquire Respawn Entertainment, a leading independent game development studio and creators of AAA shooter and action games including critically-acclaimed Titanfall franchise. EA states that Respawn brings to EA the proven leadership and studio talent behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, two of the most highly-rated shooter titles in the … Continue reading EA has Acquired Respawn Entertainment

EA has Acquired Respawn Entertainment




Studio Upgrade Round 1 #1240 - Geek News Central

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:15:34 +0000

I spend some time tonight talking about the Studio upgrades hopefully in enough detail tha the listening audience will not get bored. May be a good excuse to watch the show this round. Plus all the tech news of the day. Lots of deals popping up in the spece so be sure to look through … Continue reading Studio Upgrade Round 1 #1240

Studio Upgrade Round 1 #1240


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Catalyst Case for AirPods Named CES Innovation Awards Honoree - Geek News Central

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:39:34 +0000

Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s most protective and stylish waterproof cases and accessories for electronic devices, announced it has been recognized as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the design and development of the Catalyst case for AirPods. The Catalyst Case for AirPods was selected as an honoree in the Portable Media … Continue reading Catalyst Case for AirPods Named CES Innovation Awards Honoree

Catalyst Case for AirPods Named CES Innovation Awards Honoree




Alexa and its Echo product line come to Japan - Geek News Central

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:56:14 +0000

If you have not used an Amazon Echo, better known by the moniker of Alexa, then you’re missing out on countless cool things. Listen to music, find out when your favorite sports team plays next, check the weather, satisfy your curiosity by asking a trivia questions, you name it and Alexa can probably do it. But, the Amazon … Continue reading Alexa and its Echo product line come to Japan

Alexa and its Echo product line come to Japan




Reduce Travel Stress with GoBag BackPack - Geek News Central

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 00:31:35 +0000

Domestic and short-haul travel has become a two-edged sword. On the one hand, budget carriers have made getting away from it all much cheaper, but on the other hand, poorly managed security processes, strict luggage allowances and jobsworths have made it tiresome and stressful. I once had an argument with the a security operator as … Continue reading Reduce Travel Stress with GoBag BackPack

Reduce Travel Stress with GoBag BackPack




How to disable and re-enble some Chromebook Touchpads - Geek News Central

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:36:59 +0000

Do you have a Chromebook? They’ve beccome popular, especially in schools and businesses. The simplicity and pricing make them appealing. They do work a bit differently, though. There are some tricks to get used to and we have one for you today, On a Windows computer there’s frequently a button that turns the trouchpad off and on. Quite often it’s an F Key in conjunction with ALT. However, Chromebooks can be unique in this case as they … Continue reading How to disable and re-enble some Chromebook Touchpads

How to disable and re-enble some Chromebook Touchpads




1GB Fiber Internet #1239 - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:31:42 +0000

Thank you to everyone that participated in my Social Media Experiment from Facebook to Twitter we have some movement on the potential 1GB internet connection. More on this as I find out but there appears to be a very small chance to make it happen. A great batch of news on today’s show and some … Continue reading 1GB Fiber Internet #1239

1GB Fiber Internet #1239


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MSI Awarded 6 CES Innovation Awards - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:50:28 +0000

MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, received the distinction of an International CES 2018 Best of Innovation at Gaming Award for its powerful, small form factor Trident 3 Arctic gaming desktop. In addition, other MSI products, including the high-performance Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, cutting-edge GTX 1080Ti Lightning graphics card, innovative Optix MPG27CQ curved gaming … Continue reading MSI Awarded 6 CES Innovation Awards

MSI Awarded 6 CES Innovation Awards




Twitter Expanded the Character Limit - Geek News Central

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:36:58 +0000

Twitter has expanded the number of characters that can fit into a single tweet from 140 to 280. This change is being rolled out “to languages where cramming was an issue.” Twitter points out that “Japanese, Korean, and Chinese will continue to have 140 characters because cramming is not an issue in these languages. In … Continue reading Twitter Expanded the Character Limit

Twitter Expanded the Character Limit




Razer and Blizzard Made D.Va Gaming Peripherals - Geek News Central

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:55:03 +0000

Razer is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers. Blizzard is the creator of the popular Overwatch video game. The two companies have partnered in order to create gaming peripherals based on D.Va, a character from Overwatch. The Razer Abyssus Elite is a mouse that comes with true 7,200 DPI and tracking at 220 inches per … Continue reading Razer and Blizzard Made D.Va Gaming Peripherals

Razer and Blizzard Made D.Va Gaming Peripherals




OnePlus 5T Coming Soon - Geek News Central

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:32 +0000

In not-entirely-unexpected news, OnePlus have announced the 5T’s launch event in Brooklyn, New York for 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET, 11am Eastern) on 16 August. Availability will follow on 21 August from oneplus.net. The new Android smartphone comes five months after the original 5, which was shown off for the first time on 20 June. While … Continue reading OnePlus 5T Coming Soon

OnePlus 5T Coming Soon




WhatsApp Supermarket Phishing Scam - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:51:02 +0000

There’s a WhatsApp phishing scam doing the rounds here in the UK based on free gift vouchers from big supermarket retailers. It’s doing well because (a) people are receiving the links from friends and (b) they’re disguising the false links with foreign letters. Here’s two that I received in the last few days.   Check … Continue reading WhatsApp Supermarket Phishing Scam

WhatsApp Supermarket Phishing Scam




Apple iPhone X Drop Test #1238 - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:45:53 +0000

Well the studio just about got gutted this past weekend and I had some fun at the beginning of the show. Things will get back to normal at the beginning of next week. For now though the studio upgrade process is going well. You have heard me talk about proximity beacons. I know now how … Continue reading Apple iPhone X Drop Test #1238

Apple iPhone X Drop Test #1238


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Stay Safer with 2FA and a YubiKey - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:43:20 +0000

In the past couple of weeks I’ve received three notifications from haveibeenpwnd informing me that a couple of organisations didn’t do a good enough job keeping my info secure. While it’s always going to be a good idea to change your login and password, any sites that use 2FA significantly reduce the value of stolen … Continue reading Stay Safer with 2FA and a YubiKey

Stay Safer with 2FA and a YubiKey




Evertoon has been Acquired by Niantic - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:49:20 +0000

Evertoon was created to democratize storytelling. Their mission was to enable video creation for anyone with stories to tell, regardless of their looks, race, or age. Evertoon announced that it has been acquired by Niantic, the company that makes Pokémon GO. Evertoon posted a blog in which they announced they had been acquired by Niantic. … Continue reading Evertoon has been Acquired by Niantic

Evertoon has been Acquired by Niantic




Runic Games has Closed - Geek News Central

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:47:54 +0000

Runic Games is the creator of Torchlight, Torchlight II, and Hob. On November 3, 2017, Runic games announced in a tweet that linked to a blog post that they had closed. The post was written by Studio Head Marsh Lefler. It’s been over nine years since a rag-tag team of 17 developers helped open Runic … Continue reading Runic Games has Closed

Runic Games has Closed




Moira is the Newest Character to be Added to Overwatch - Geek News Central

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 08:03:44 +0000

Among the many things announced at BlizzCon 2017 is the addition of a new character to Overwatch. Moira is not in the game just yet, but will be added “soon”. It is not clear exactly when she will become a playable character in Overwatch. Moira O’Deorain is a geneticist who started out in Blackwatch (Overwatch’s … Continue reading Moira is the Newest Character to be Added to Overwatch

Moira is the Newest Character to be Added to Overwatch




Kobolds & Catacombs is Hearthstone’s Newest Expansion - Geek News Central

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:28:47 +0000

The newest expansion for Hearthstone, Blizzard’s popular online card game, was announced at BlizzCon 2017. It is called Kobolds & Catacombs. The expansion can be preordered now for $49.99. The exact release date is unclear, but it will be sometime in December of this year. Glorious, glorious loot is a huge part of the Kobolds … Continue reading Kobolds & Catacombs is Hearthstone’s Newest Expansion

Kobolds & Catacombs is Hearthstone’s Newest Expansion




Blizzard Announced World of Warcraft: The Battle for Azeroth - Geek News Central

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:40:50 +0000

Blizzard announced the newest World of Warcraft expansion during BlizzCon 2017. It is called World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. The beta test is coming soon, and you can opt-in to it now if you are interested in being selected to participate. It is very clear that this expansion is very much focused on the ongoing … Continue reading Blizzard Announced World of Warcraft: The Battle for Azeroth

Blizzard Announced World of Warcraft: The Battle for Azeroth