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WSJ: Comcast’s NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire Vudu

Sponsored Links fizkes via Getty Images Comcast-owned media company NBCUniversal is in “advanced talks” to acquire Vudu from Walmart, according to The Wall Street Journal. We’re just a couple of months away from the launch of NBCUniversal’s new streaming platform called Peacock, so the company’s interest in another streaming service may seem curious. However, the …

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Hot Wheels brings its NFC-enabled stat-tracker to even more toys this year

For stats-obsessed kids, last year’s release of Hot Wheels ID was a godsend. The NFC-based system let you scan your cars into the app to keep tabs on how fast and how far the cars in your collection had traveled. And it definitely solved the problem of figuring out who won a race. But it …

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Pre-order the Galaxy S20 from Amazon and get free Galaxy Buds+

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Now that Samsung has officially detailed the new Galaxy S20 series and the phones are two weeks away from hitting store shelves, retailers like Amazon are trying to entice consumers to buy the devices ahead of time with pre-order promotions. As has become something of an annual tradition for Samsung, the …

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Peloton’s iOS Chromecast support puts workouts on the big screen

Sponsored Links Peloton Peloton users on iPhones and iPads can now play their workout videos on a bigger Chromecast-powered screen. The iOS application’s latest update adds Chromecast support for the platform, a feature which used to be available only for Android users. As The Verge notes, Peloton bike and treadmill owners can cast to supported …

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Google’s wireless gigabit internet is now called Fiber Webpass

Google Webpass is now known as Google Fiber Webpass in all the cities where the wireless gigabit internet service is available. The tech giant first used the Fiber Webpass name when it deployed both its Fiber and Webpass internet connection services in Austin, Texas last year. Just a few days ago, it also launched both …

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Valve’s Index VR production has been impacted by coronavirus

Sponsored Links Brian Oh/Engadget We’re just about a month out from the launch of Half Life: Alyx on March 23rd, and like so many other things, it is seeing some impact from the coronavirus outbreak. According to a statement given to RoadtoVR and UploadVR, Valve still plans to restock its Index VR headsets ahead of …

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T-Mobile, Sprint merger could close by April 1st

Sponsored Links T-Mobile CEO John Legere, right, and President and COO, Mike Sievert answer caller questions during the Un-carrier Q4 and Full-Year 2019 Earnings call on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 ASSOCIATED PRESS With most of the regulatory and legal hurdles out of the way — approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is still needed …

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Honda’s latest app helps Civic Type R drivers become better racers

Sponsored Links Honda Honda has launched a new data-logging app designed to give drivers a ton of information about their skills on the track. Exclusive to the new 2020 Civic Type R, LogR provides information on 15 data points, including lap times, acceleration, braking and steering, to generate an overall “driver smoothness” score. All the …

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Samsung mistakenly pushed ‘1’ notifications to Galaxy phones worldwide

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco / Engadget If you’ve recently received a mysterious notification on your Samsung Galaxy device, you’re not alone. The tech giant has blasted Galaxy phone users worldwide with a Find My Mobile push notification that simply says “1.” That’s it — just “1.” I personally got it on a Samsung Galaxy S8+ …

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Reuters: UK Google users will lose GDPR protections

Sponsored Links TOLGA AKMEN via Getty Images Google users in the UK might feel another effect of the Brexit process, and it’s one they may not have expected. According to Reuters, the tech giant is planning to place British users’ accounts under US jurisdiction, which means they’re losing the protections of the EU’s General Data …

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