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World’s first inflatable concert hall debuts in Japan’s disaster area

The world's first inflatable concert hall is set to debut this weekend in northeastern Japan, the region devastated by 2011’s quake and tsunami. The purple and red blow-up structure comprises a coated polyester material and can seat…

Samsung region-locks its Galaxy phones, makes international travel more inconvenient

If you're a frequent international traveller, and like nothing more than swapping SIM cards for one from a local carrier, then you may want to think twice about making a Samsung phone your next purchase.

Galaxy Gear hits Best Buy as Samsung exec says watch ‘lacks something special’

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch hits Best Buy for pre-order Friday, with the retail giant the only store to offer it in all six available colors – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

Glass roadshow: Google to tour its face-based tech around the US

With the US release of Glass possibly only a few months away, Google has decided to take the tech on a tour around the country, giving enthusiasts a chance to "try on Glass, ask questions and chat with the Glass team in person.”
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Netflix makes 1080p Super HD streams available to all users

Definitely good news for Netflix Instant subscribers with 1080p high definition televisions, Netflix is expanding the availability of Super HD content streams as well as 3D content to all Netflix users.
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DT Daily: Low-cost slow-motion camera, 3D-printed robotic hand, and an update from CEDIA 2:36

A new high-end slow-motion camera is a relative bargain, inventor uses 3D printer to make robotic hands, and Caleb Denison has the latest from the CEDIA home technology Expo in Denver.

Xbox Fitness brings celebrity trainers, Kinect workouts to Xbox One

Bringing greater focus to fitness applications on the Xbox One, Microsoft's Xbox Fitness platform will allow Xbox Live Gold users to workout with popular trainers and measure performance with the Kinect.

How to make jaw droppingly awesome looking characters using Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games has released a video highlighting some of the tips and tricks developers can use in Unreal Engine 4, specifically when it comes to character aesthetics.
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Home Theater

Yamaha launches two new sound bars, offers inside look at its Aventage A/V separates

Yamaha keeps on trucking with its sound bar line, adding two new models intended for the entry-level market. We also got a close look at its new Aventage A/V separates

Everything we know about the Kindle Fire HDX [Updated]

It's almost certain Amazon is hard at work on a set of 2013 Kindle Fire tablets to replace the models launched this time last year, so to make sure you're fully up to date on the latest developments, here's a roundup of all the top rumors.
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Pepsi to develop a ‘scent capsule’ so your drinks smell less like plastic, sugary death

If for some reason you don't think your Pepsi cola smell appetizing enough, worry not, sugar fiend. A new patent by the soft drink manufacturer aims to develop a scent capsule to make smelling Pepsi product as invigorating as drinking it.