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Logitech expanding its audio stable with $50 million Jaybird acquisition

Looking to expand its audio offerings, Logitech has announced it will acquire wireless audio company Jaybird in a deal for $50 million in cash.
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Nativ’s high-res music system is part digital audio player, part home stereo

The Nativ Vita, a digital audio player featuring an 11-inch touchscreen, is just one part of the company's high-resolution music system, now on Indiegogo.
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Netflix quietly rolled out HDR on a show you probably aren’t watching

Netflix has begun rolling out its promised 4K HDR streaming support, starting with season one of its original series, Marco Polo.
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Yamaha’s latest MusicCast pieces allow even older gear to go multiroom

Yamaha has unveiled the WXA-50 Wireless Streaming Amplifier and WXC-50 Wireless Streaming Preamplifier, both of which add MusicCast to any audio gear.
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Is your TV either shouting or whispering? This pocket-sized box wants to fix that

The Aftermaster Pro claims to fix audio headaches from quiet dialog to loud commercials, and it's now available for pre-order via Indiegogo.
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Onkyo’s new DP-X1 portable player sports high style, high-res, and MQA support

Onkyo first showed off the DP-X1 at CES earlier this year, and now the player has launched featuring MQA support for high-res audio at smaller file sizes.
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Concert for one: Akoustic Arts A speaker beams sound straight to your ears

The Akoustic Arts A new directional speaker, now wrapping up its Indiegogo campaign, aims to be a speaker that allows private listening.
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Codemasters hires Driveclub developers following Sony studio shutdown

Codemasters has announced that it will hire the former staff of Driveclub developer Evolution Studios following its shutdown by Sony last month.
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There are hidden secrets in the PlayStation 4’s latest update

A number of hidden features have been found in the 3.50 update for the PlayStation 4, including the return of the USB music player and 4TB drive support.
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Don’t trash your old USB drive! This is what happens when you do

A recent study shows that if someone drops a USB drive, it will almost certainly be picked up, and there’s a nearly 50 percent chance it will be plugged in.
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EU court says that linking to copyrighted material doesn’t count as infringement

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general Melchior Wathelet says that linking to copyrighted material isn’t itself copyright infringement.
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The wages of sin: New tools will combat cheating in PC version of The Division

Repeatedly cheating the PC version of The Division will soon result in permanent bans, Ubisoft revealed in a recent stream on
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PC gaming video sharing site has passed 10 million users in its first year is a platform for sharing bite-sized clips highlight clips from gameplay sessions, and it already boasts 10 million users during its first year.
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Facebook providing ‘financial incentive’ for companies to use its live video service

As it has already been doing with celebrities, Facebook is now providing financial incentive to media companies to use its live-streaming video service.
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Netflix’s list of Recommended TVs gets bigger with addition of 25 LG TVs

Netflix’s 2016 list of recommended TVs has just grown larger with the addition of several LG TVs, including its OLED G6 Signature and Super UHD LCD models.
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Denon announces two affordable new 4K-ready S-Series A/V receivers with Dolby Atmos

Denon has announced two new models in its S-Series line of network A/V receivers featuring 4K, HDR, and support for Dolby Atmos, with DTS:X coming later.
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Rights to live streaming NFL Thursday Night Football go to Twitter

Twitter has reportedly won the live streaming rights to the NFL's Thursday Night Football, beating out contenders like Amazon, Facebook, and Verizon.
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Rebooted Star Trek movies will be Paramount’s first 4K UHD Blu-ray releases

Paramount has revealed that its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases will be Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, each of which will retail for $50.
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Play ball! Yahoo Sports now streaming MLB Free Game of the Day

Yahoo is expanding its sports live-streaming, which includes NFL, NHL, and the PGA Tour, with the addition of the MLB Free Game of the Day.
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Ready your credit cards, Dota 2 fans: International 2016 tickets on sale this week

Valve has announced that tickets for Dota 2: The International 2016, one of gaming's biggest eSports tournaments, will go up for sale later this week.
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Amazon has big plans for Prime Now, including ditching the need for a dedicated app

Until now, using Amazon's Prime Now delivery service required use of a stand-alone mobile app, but soon the feature will be available on the Web as well.
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This company is looking to hijack pirates' browsers until they pay a fine

Anti-piracy outfit Rightscorp wants to hit pirates where it hurts by hijacking their browsers and blocking Internet access until they pay a fine.
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Capcom has big plans for mobile games including Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and more

Capcom has established a new division dedicated to mobile games, and plans to release four mobile titles based on its properties by March 31, 2017.
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Jay Z wants part of the $56 million he paid for his stake in Tidal back

Jay Z is looking to get some of the $56 million he paid for his stake in Tidal back, saying the former owners lied about its subscriber count.
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Get ready to raid: free Incursions DLC arrives for The Division on April 12

The first free DLC add-on promised for The Division, titled Incursions, arrives for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 12.
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Fluance ventures into new territory with its new line of Hi-Fi turntables

Fluance is known for making speakers with high-end sound on a budget, but now the company is expanding its reach with its new line of Hi-Fi turntables.
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Day-and-date movie streaming platform Screening Room will be shown at CinemaCon

Day-and-date movie streaming service Screening Room will show off its technology next month at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, hoping to gain new partners.
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DTS:X arrives for Yamaha receivers thanks to a new firmware update

Owners of Yamaha A/V receivers bought over the summer have reason to rejoice, as a new firmware update is finally rolling out support for DTS:X
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Yamaha expands its RX-V 81 series with new Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-capable models

This week Yamaha unveiled four new models in its RX-V 81 line of A/V receivers, including three 7.2-channel models with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support.
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Marantz and Denon offer more immersive experiences with new Auro-3D upgrades

Auro-3D might not be a household name, but it's gaining traction, and is now available in even more products thanks to upgrades for Marantz and Denon.
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Onkyo has announced three new A/V receivers in its RZ series

Onkyo has announced three new A/V receivers in its RZ series, aimed at serious audiophiles and those looking for a receiver for a custom installation.
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Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming, but where will it take place?

Development for Grand Theft Auto 6 is reported to be underway. A location for the game hasn't yet been settled on, but will likely be in the U.S.
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Thumbs up? Spotify may add voting to its music playlists

A survey sent to Spotify users could show that the music streaming service has plans to offer more feedback for playlist creators.
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Apple’s first original series focuses on a familiar subject: app developers

It seems the rumors about Apple talking to Hollywood execs about moving into original content were true, as its first original series has been revealed.