NVIDIA Shield TV receiving new Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, gets a $30 discount

NVIDIA pushed quite a few major updates to the Shield TV in the last couple of months. If you’ve already purchased the device, you’ll be pleased to know there’s another update coming soon, but if you didn’t get the NVIDIA Shield TV yet, now would be a good time to consider one since it’s on sale.

But first things first, so let’s see what’s new in the last Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, that’s about to hit all NVIDIA Shield TVs out there:

Latest Android security patch;Cast Amazon Music;Enjoy HDR on VUDU;Play Metal Gear Solid 3 HD (Android), FIFA18 (Gamestream) …


Apple purchases AR headset firm Vrvana for $30 million?

The next big product expected from Apple could be the company’s AR glasses that the tech titan is reportedly working on. Former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster believes that this product could become bigger than the iPhone. That is a tall order for any device, especially considering what happened with that mess known as Google Glass. While the latter is used in the enterprise, the question still remains whether AR glasses will be widely used by the public.

While no official word has come out of Cupertino regarding an AR headset, there has been praise heaped on augmented reality by no less …

Samsung Gear S3 gets Tizen 3.0 with many major features in massive update

Well, folks, it has happened! After making its debut on the Gear Sport, Tizen 3.0 is finally arriving on the Gear S3. Today, Samsung officially announced that the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables is available through a new “Value Pack” update.

Weighing in at 258.5MB, the patch brings a plethora of new functionalities. The list below covers most of the major changes:
Optimized UI with new functionalities for the rotating bezel.Nutrition management feature. Add calorie intake and compare calorie balance with …

Deal: BeatsX, Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 are on sale for up to 30% off at Apple

Apple enters the Black Friday fever with a couple of deals that cuts prices on some of the headphones sold via its online and retail stores. Three pairs of headphones are now on sale at Apple Store, so if you’ve been hunting for a great deal on Beats products, then now would be a good time to check them out.

First off, we have the popular BeatsX earphones, which usually sell for $150. Well, Apple now offers the earphones for just $99, so you’ll be saving slightly more than 50 bucks if you take advantage of the deal.

Then, we have the Beats Solo3 Wireless …

Watch the top 5 carrier ads: T-Mobile spent $30 million for the Netflix spot, still couldn't beat Verizon

Hot on the heels of T-Mobile giving away Netflix streaming to its subscribers came the rumor that Sprint may offer Hulu in its turn, and Verizon might be exploring free content, too. Well, T-Mobile made this a big selling point last quarter, so how much exactly has it spent on popularizing its generosity with the “Netflix on us” spot? No less than $30 million, it seems, judging from the recap of the wireless ad TV spending for last month.

That’s still just a chunk of the total estimated $271 million that 18 brands gave for advertising in October, up …

More than 30 Houston Texans players took a knee after owner Robert McNair's 'inmates' comment

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At an NFL owners meeting last week, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair reportedly said of the ongoing national anthem protests by NFL players, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” On Sunday, McNair’s team responded.

More than 30 members of the Houston Texans organization knelt or remained seated during the pre-game national anthem. There had been rumblings of a major protest in the run-up to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, and — unsurprisingly — it involved taking a knee.

Seven Seahawks players also remained seated during the anthem, in their continued support for Colin Kaepernick’s symbolic, much talked about decision to kneel throughout the 2016 season. His intent — and the intent of players who have taken up the same cause — was and is to shine a brighter light on systemic racial inequality and police brutality in the United States. Read more…

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Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia X Compact is on sale at Best Buy for $280 (30% off)

The Xperia X Compact is one of the many Sony smartphones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. We’re not sure how much popular the handset is among Android fans, but the Xperia X Compact seems a bit overpriced at nearly $400.

Having a 4.6-inch display with HD (720p) resolution doesn’t help either. On the bright side, the phone boasts an impressive 23-megapixel rear-facing camera and a decent hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.

If you’ve been looking for a mid-end Xperia smartphone, one that would not force you to break the bank, then you might …

Facebook won't launch its news subscription service on iOS due to Apple's 30 percent tax

It appears that Facebook and Apple couldn’t agree on terms regarding the launch of the latter’s news subscription tool, a new report claims. As such Facebook’s news subscription service will only be available on Android phones, not iPhones.

The main issue (the only one?) is the standard 30 percent tax that Apple takes from any subscription revenue. On the other hand, Facebook wants to give all the money from the news subscription service to publishers.

While discussions are still underway, the negotiation is at an impasse, so Facebook has decided to go ahead …

Deal: Save more than $100 (30%) when you buy the iPad Air (refurbished) at Amazon

It’s been four years since Apple launched the original iPad Air and the tablet is still available for purchase in many markets. The tablet was subject to many promotional offers over the years, as new iPad models hit the shelves.

Although the tablet market seems to be declining, Apple’s iPads continue to sell well enough to justify the launch of new slates. In any case, if you’re looking for a cheap iPad, you can now buy the original iPad Air for just $267 at Amazon.

The tablet sells for at least $350, but Amazon has it listed at $370+, so you’ll probably …

Apple Music now has 30 million paid subscribers

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine told industry rag Billboard that Apple’s music streaming service now has 30 million paid subscribers. That is up from the 27 million reported in June, and is half as many paid subscribers as the 60 million who pay industry leader Spotify every month for service. In addition, as many as 80 million Spotify users are signed up for the ad-supported free tier of service. Apple does not offer an ad-supported free-level of streaming music. However, the tech titan does provide a one time three-month free trial of Apple Music, which is one thing that Spotify does …