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AT&T confirmed back in March this year that it’s going to launch a trio of standalone online TV streaming services under the DirecTV brand. Over the past few months, the company has been inking deals with content providers who will be making their channels available on the services. AT&T has now confirmed that HBO has signed on as well, the premium cable network’s linear channel will be available for over-the-top streaming via the DirecTV streaming service.
Read full post →AT&T’s DirecTV Streaming Service Will Offer HBO


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Earlier this week, Halo developer 343 Industries finally confirmed when the Halo 5: Forge map creation tool is going to be released for PC. The release isn’t that far off as Forge is going to be out in September. The map creation tool will enable Halo 5 players to make new maps and levels on their PCs while also being able to host and play custom multiplayer matches in Halo 5. 343 Industries has now revealed the PC specifications required to run Halo 5: Forge.
Read full post →Halo 5: Forge PC Specifications Confirmed


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The Home button has been constant on the iPhone ever since the first handset came out back in 2007. It has always been in the same place on all iPhones and yet there are rumors these days that the Home button’s days might be limited. Another report from a reputable publication suggests that Apple is going to do away with the Home button in the 2017 iPhone.
Read full post →2017 iPhone Again Said To Ditch Home Button



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If you didn’t know where the next Olympics will take place then you certainly would have found out when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the closing ceremony in Rio last week dressed as Mario. The country’s biggest tech companies have now set their sights on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to properly commercialize 8K TVs.
Read full post →Sony And Panasonic Set Sights On 2020 Olympics For 8K TVs


A couple of months ago, Blizzard announced a new partnership with Facebook which enables the game studio to integrate Facebook Live into all of its games on PC. This will allow the players to stream any Blizzard game on Facebook Live. Games like Overwatch, Diablo and Hearthstone can now be streamed easily directly to the live stream. This partnership was announced in June this year and it has finally gone live now.
Read full post →Blizzard Games Can Now Be Streamed On Facebook Live


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A couple of months ago it was reported that contractors responsible for including news items inside the News Feed’s Trending Topics section were suppressing news of interest to political conservatives on purpose. Facebook obviously denied the allegations but nevertheless, it has spent the past few months trying to control the damage and ensure that the conservative user base does not go away. Following the controversy, it has decided to make a big change to Trending Topics.
Read full post →Facebook Makes Big Change To Trending Topics Following Controversy


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One of the methods that Apple Music and Tidal have adopted to compete against Spotify is to obtain exclusive releases from some of the biggest names in the industry. Spotify hasn’t really been focusing on exclusives which is why the strategy appears to be working for its rivals. A report has been published which suggests that Spotify is punishing artists who provide exclusives to Apple Music and Tidal by burying their music in its search results. Spotify has responded to the accusations.
Read full post →Spotify Reportedly Punishing Artists Who Give Exclusives To Apple Music


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Huawei is one of the fastest growing mobile companies on the planet and it’s already a major player in China’s mobile market. The company has inked a partnership with Truecaller which will see its called ID and smart phone book app pre-installed on tens of millions of Huawei handsets. Truecaller’s features include a crowdsourced directory to screen spam calls as well as a smart phone book to find numbers.
Read full post →Huawei Will Pre-Install Truecaller On All Future Smartphones


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Google has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices so it’s up to OEMs and carriers now to get the updates ready and send them out to supported smartphones and tablets. This process can take anywhere from a few weeks to even a full year depending on the device you have. For example, AT&T just released Marshmallow for the Galaxy S5, even though it has been well over a year since this update was released. T-Mobile has now sent out a list of handsets on its network which will receive Nougat in the first wave.
Read full post →T-Mobile Will Release Nougat For These Smartphones


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The gaming monitor market continues to grow and become more competitive as several major companies compete for a chunk of the pie. Dell happens to be one of those companies and it has now launched a new 24 inch gaming monitor which is basically a smaller yet improved version of the 27 inch gaming monitor it came out with last year. Dell will be hoping to further establish its footing in the gaming monitor market with the new S2417DG gaming monitor that promises superior performance at a relatively affordable price.

Read full post →Dell Launches New 24 Inch Gaming Monitor