312014Mar

Superior streaming stick, slightly slow

It’s tough to beat $35. That’s the challenge facing Roku’s new Streaming Stick ($50), as it goes head-to-head with Google’s Chromecast, jockeying to be the best low-cost media streaming stick for the living room. And Roku has a good case, as the $15 premium for the Streaming Stick buys you a lot: a remote control,…

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312014Mar

Samsung’s spring monitors stand out with sharp designs

We first saw the Samsung UD590 monitor in Las Vegas at CES 2014. Josh Miller/CNET Samsung quietly introduced a few new monitors at CES 2014, but they’re officially taking off the veil of their spring line-up, with pre-orders for their 28-inch 4K model starting today. The Samsung UD590 rocks a 3,840×2,160-pixel resolution and starts at…

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312014Mar

Philips shines a light on aesthetics with the new Clear LED

Philips The frosted bulbs on today’s LEDs aren’t just there for softer light — they also hide the unsightly hardware inside. But what if you’re a fan of the exposed bulb aesthetic, and looking for a worthy replacement for those translucent incandescents lining your bathroom mirror? Philips thinks it has just the thing with its…

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312014Mar

SF acum, realitate in cativa ani? Creierul uman va fi conectat direct la cloud

Cloud-ul va ajunge, intr-un interval de timp de putin peste doua decenii, sa se conecteze direct la creierul uman si, oricat de futurist ar suna, lucrurile par sa se indrepte in aceasta directie. Inventatorul si vizionarul Ray Kurzweil (care lucreaza in acest moment pentru Google) estimeaza ca puterea de calcul artificiala va ajunge sa…

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