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Lilbits: More Samsung leaks, BootHole GRUB2 bootloader vulnerability, and more

A new security vulnerability could leave many Linux and Windows computers using the GRUB2 bootloader open to attack. After acquiring the maker of the Focals smart glasses recently, Google is bricking users’s hardware and offering refunds with just a few days notice. And with Samsung’s August 5th event just a week away, details about the […]

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Google Daydream gets HBO Now, Need for Speed apps (and more)

Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform turns supported smartphones into virtual reality devices (with the help of a Daydream View headset and remote). When I first tested Daydream, there were a few compelling apps for the platform, but in the weeks since launch we’ve seen more and more Daydream-compatible apps and games hit the Google Play Store. […]

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Amazon’s Fire TV Universal Search now covers Netflix and HBO

It’s easy to search for movies or TV shows from Amazon if you’re using an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, as well as some videos from third-party apps. But up until recently, two of the most popular online video services weren’t included in the Fire TV Universal Search feature. Now Amazon is rolling […]

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HBO NOW coming in April for $14.99 per month (exclusively on Apple at launch)

HBO is launching a new subscription-based service that lets you stream movies, TV shows, and other content over the internet without a cable or satellite subscription. HBO NOW launches in April and a subscription will cost $14.99 per month. There’s just one catch: at launch HBO Now will only be available for Apple devices. Customers […]

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Chromecast roundup (7-30-2013): Universal remote app, Redbox and Vimeo support and more

Plug a $35 Google Chromecast into your TV, and you can easily stream content from YouTube, Netflix, or Google Play Movies to your television set. Just fire up the video you want to watch on your Android or iOS device or in the Chrome web browser on your PC, and tap the button to send […]