Gadgets

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is arriving in the U.S. for $500 on May 4th

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The Sony Xperia Z2 tablet is arriving in the U.S. and is now available for pre-order from the company’s web store. It will be going for sale on May 4th for $500.

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The LG G watch is water and dust resistant while staying “always on”

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LG has launched a website for the G Watch, which is a smart-watch that is powered by the Google Android Wear platform. The LG G Watch will be available in the colors: ‘Champagne Gold’ and ‘Stealth Black.’

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The Lytro Illum lets you change focus after taking the shot

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Sometimes you take an awesome photo, but realize later that it is out of focus. The Lytro Illum handles this issue by taking photos that you can focus and re-focus after you have taken the photos.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) TV gets A&E, History, and Lifetime channels

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has added three new channels to the Apple TV streaming media player: A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime. These channels require a cable subscription to unlock the full content. The most recent episodes of shows are available without unlocking the channels. Each channel only supports DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, and Cablevision Optimum, but the network says it will add support for more providers soon.

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How the Oculus Rift was used by this dying grandmother


Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion recently. Oculus VR is a company that builds the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. One of the best ways that the Rift was used was when video game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used the Oculus Rift development kit to enable her sick grandmother to take a final tour of the yard outside of her home.
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Sonos embraces WiFi for Bridge

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Sonos is a popular streaming music player company that is switching away from its wired network requirement. Sonos Bridge will be retired for most users in favor of WiFi. Sonos demanded at least one wired ethernet connection since it started through a single speaker (Bridge). Sonos creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. SonosNet will rely on software bridging from the regular WiFi most people use in its homes to the mesh network that Sonos created. Sonos said previously that it could not rely on WiFi to accurately keep speakers its in-sync. Now individual speakers will talk directly to each other. Some users may still need a Bridge though.
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Google Inc (GOOG) will let you try Glass at home before buying it

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Before you buy the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glasses product for $1,500, you could try-it-at-home as part of a pilot. 9to5Mac posted a screenshot of how it works. Reddit user clide posted an e-mail and photos of the kit he received in the mail from Google Glass as part of a trial that the company has launched.

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Sony sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles so far

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Sony Corporation has announced it has sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the world as of April 6th. This is up from 6 million at the beginning of March and 4.2 million in January. This averages to around 1 million PlayStation 4 video game consoles being sold per month. The boost in March may have been due to the exclusive game launch of Infamous: Second Son.

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