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Netflix says it is finally adding offline playback
November 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

Netflix has long said that it had no intention of ever offering an offline playback mode for when you're stuck on an airplane or anywhere else with no internet connection. But it seems like the company is changing course: An enigmatic tweet from the Netflix account says that "your favorite stories are now available for…

It's #GivingTuesday: Here are at least 12 ways to give back this holiday season
November 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm

It’s once again Giving Tuesday, a day that encourages you to give back to those less fortunate. You had Thanksgiving and Black Friday to splurge on yourself and your loved ones, but now it’s time to think about those with fewer means. If you’re looking for a good place to start, let us offer up…

Get a folding mini-quadcopter for $37.99
November 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

If you have even the slightest interest in flying machines, you're undoubtedly lusting after the DJI Mavic Pro. You're also planning to wait until the, er, sky-high price comes down. Because, let's face it, few of us can afford to spend $1,000 on a portable quadcopter. But can you afford $37.99? Because although today's deal…

Cyber Monday sales biggest online shopping day in U.S. history
November 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Shoppers spent $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in U.S. history. The data compiled by Adobe Digital Insights, easily surpassed prior estimates, and dismissed fears that strong web sales during the Thanksgiving weekend would hurt sales on Cyber…

Samsung Electronics considers restructure following pressure from shareholders
November 29, 2016 at 11:59 am

Samsung Electronics has revealed that it is considering splitting the company into two following pressure from investors. Stakeholder Elliott Management last month criticized the Korean firm’s structure which it believes prioritizes the Lee family, which owns the Samsung Group, over its shareholders. In a statement released Monday, Samsung Electronics said it is assessing whether to implement a new…

Amazon working on touchscreen Echo speaker with higher-quality audio
November 29, 2016 at 11:58 am

Raising the bar even before Apple's rumored entry into the "smartspeaker" market, Amazon is at work on a new "Echo-like" model which will have a 7-inch touchscreen and high-end audio, a report said on Tuesday. The touchscreen will make it easier to fetch content like news, calendars, and weather forecasts, two sources told Bloomberg. The…

Aitokaiku Launches First Augmented Music Experience for Mobile
November 29, 2016 at 9:23 am

Aitokaiku’s patent-pending reactive music technology composes music automatically so users can create music just by living their life: a train ride, dog walk, or yoga class all become a symphony—just start the app.

11 Unbeatable Cyber Monday Deals
November 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Black Friday may still be the king but it is starting to quickly feel like a warmup compared to some of the unusual deals you can get on Cyber Monday.

These $89 Airpod Competitors Are a Bet on the Power of Branding
November 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Plenty of jeers have been aimed at Apple’s as-yet unreleased AirPods, the fully wireless Bluetooth earphones announced at the iPhone 7 event. But you can bet plenty of iPhone owners will be eager to buy them, whether their iPhone has a headphone jack or not. When Apple makes a move, everyone takes notice — including…