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YouTube app for Android and iOS now supports 60 FPS playback

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by Andrew Tarantola 2015-06-30 20:14:00

Google's been systematically rolling out high frame rate (HFR) video -- that's 60 frames per second -- across its YouTube ecosystem for a couple of months now. HFR debuted on standard videos last October. It hit YT's live streaming service in May and...

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The Olympus Air lens camera can be yours for $300

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by Edgar Alvarez 2015-06-30 19:33:00

Nearly five months after introducing its Air lens camera in Japan, Olympus is finally ready to bring it to the US. The AIR A01, as it's officially named, is a shooter that attaches to and pairs with your smartphone or tablet -- in similar fashion to ...

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Acer rolls out a curved, super-wide display with AMD's gaming tech

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by Jon Fingas 2015-06-30 17:58:00

You can get desktop PC displays that are curved, super-wide and gaming-friendly, but all three at once? That's tricky. Thankfully, Acer thinks it has an answer. The company has just launched the 34-inch XR341CK in the US, giving you a curvy, 21:9 asp...

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VPNs may not protect your information as well as you think

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by Andrew Tarantola 2015-06-30 18:43:00

VPNs (virtual private networks) are a popular choice for sidestepping censorship and geographic restrictions on services like Netflix with more than 20 percent of Europeans using them. However, researchers at the Queen Mary, University of London rece...

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Doomed Indiegogo campaign hopes to crowdfund Greece's debt relief

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by Daniel Cooper 2015-06-30 17:12:00

Can crowdfunding do something better than make a beer cooler with a built-in Bluetooth speaker? That's what Thom Feeney believes after setting up an Indiegogo campaign to pay Greece's $1.7 billion loan fee that it owes to the International Monetary F...

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NSA can restart bulk data collection, says surveillance court

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by Devindra Hardawar 2015-06-30 17:16:00

The ongoing saga around the NSA's bulk data collection program is getting even more confusing. A U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled yesterday that the program can temporarily resume, refuting a Second Circuit court decision from May d...

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Apple will replace your battery once it hits 80 percent health

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by Andrew Tarantola 2015-06-30 14:48:00

Apple's recently changed the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program. Now, no matter what iOS or OSX device you own (yes, even the Watch), Apple will replace the battery as soon as it hits 80 percent health. That's up 30 points from the pre...

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This is what innovation looks like in big-budget video games

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-06-30 16:06:00

Indie games don't sell as many copies as big-budget titles, although not necessarily because they're lower-quality. In general, indie game development starts with a handicap: a limited market. They are, mostly, experiences made for niche audiences. A...

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Facebook Messenger's money-sending tool arrives for all US users

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by Billy Steele 2015-06-30 16:41:00

When it first announced plans to let you send money to your pals in its Messenger app, Facebook said the feature would roll out in the States in the coming months. Well, the time has come. After flipping the switch for folks in New York City and the ...

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A closer look at Apple Music: feature-packed, but a bit disjointed

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by Chris Velazco 2015-06-30 15:15:00

Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the company steered the streaming service to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world that it's actually something worth paying for — after all, there are like 80 other streaming-music services (may...

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