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Razer Atheris is Ultimate Notebook / Gaming Mouse

According to the marketing people over at Razer, the new Atheris is the ultimate mouse for both productivity and performance. It is designed for notebook users as it is wireless and has incredible battery life. You can expect 350 hours of use on a single set of batteries. Also, it is quick enough for gaming and is almost lag-free. If you want one mouse to do it all, this can work on the road and it sits comfortably at your workstation or your gaming rig.

 

MoviePass Lets You Go to a Movie a Day for $10 / Month

The Co-Founder of Netflix also started a service called MoviePass. Originally, this service was $30 a month and it allowed you to get one movie pass a day to see the latest movies in theaters. While that was a great deal if you lived close to a supported theatre, things just got a whole lot sweeter. They've dropped the price to a mere $9.95 a month and this will get you the same number of passes - one per day - every day - all month long. Check it out and this may be one subscription service that is worth your money.

Lowe, an early Netflix Inc. executive who now runs a startup called MoviePass, plans to drop the price of the company’s movie ticket subscriptions on Tuesday to $9.95. The fee will let customers get in to one showing every day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards. MoviePass will pay theaters the full price of each ticket used by subscribers, excluding 3D or Imax screens.

Source: Bloomberg

ZTE Latest Big-Screen Phone Packs Dual-Cameras for $129

ZTE has made a few premium devices and a whole host of other entry-level devices - and most of them have been really good. Their latest device is an entry-level device with some great features - including dual-cameras. The ZTE Blade ZMax has a huge battery as well. It packs in a whopping 4,080mAh battery that feeds a pretty solid device. It won't blow you away in terms of performance or image quality, but it offers amazing performance and features for the dollar is a great value.

What stands out about this year's model is that it has dual cameras -- an unusual feature at this price. A slew of $200 phones unveiled at CES all featured the same iPhone 7 Plus–like setup, but the Blade ZMax is the first to offer it for less than $150. With the pair of sensors on the back, you can take pictures with artificially blurred backgrounds to highlight your subject. The Blade ZMax's 16-megapixel RGB sensor captures color information, while its 2-megapixel monochrome counterpart takes care of details.

Source: Engadget

ZTE Latest Big-Screen Phone Packs Dual-Cameras for $129

ZTE has made a few premium devices and a whole host of other entry-level devices - and most of them have been really good. Their latest device is an entry-level device with some great features - including dual-cameras. The ZTE Blade ZMax has a huge battery as well. It packs in a whopping 4,080mAh battery that feeds a pretty solid device. It won't blow you away in terms of performance or image quality, but it offers amazing performance and features for the dollar is a great value.

What stands out about this year's model is that it has dual cameras -- an unusual feature at this price. A slew of $200 phones unveiled at CES all featured the same iPhone 7 Plus–like setup, but the Blade ZMax is the first to offer it for less than $150. With the pair of sensors on the back, you can take pictures with artificially blurred backgrounds to highlight your subject. The Blade ZMax's 16-megapixel RGB sensor captures color information, while its 2-megapixel monochrome counterpart takes care of details.

Source: Engadget

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Trailer

One of the best Call of Duty titles was their "World at War" game that was set in WWII and with the last few CoD titles all taking place in the future with crazy weapons, player skins, crappy physics and more, it is a nice change to see them go back to WWII. As much as I want to like this preview, there are a lot of things wrong with it from a physics standpoint as well and they've dumbed it down for console gamers. Either way, if you like the WWII genre, you'll probably really enjoy this.

 

Google Recognizes 119 Languages for Text-to-Speech

Google has come a long way with the "Google Now" text-to-speech function. They now support an astounding 119 languages including the latest - Armenian, Bengali, Lao, Sinhala, Sudanese, Nepali, Urdu, Tamil and more. They have been collecting speech samples from native language speakers for a long time and have put this all together with a little extra magic to make it seamless for users around the globe. I'm really only concerned with one, but am glad that Google is making great strides to cover the globe.

Google collected speech samples from native speakers saying common phrases for the update. “This process trained our machine learning models to understand the sounds and words of the new languages and to improve their accuracy when exposed to more examples over time,” the company said in a blog post. The dictation can be used for voice search and across Google’s suite of products including the translate app.

Source: TheVerge

Bitcoin Tops Over $4K and Climbing

If you were excited last week when Bitcoin topped over $3,000, you probably wish you bought some as you could have make better than 25% on your investment in less than a week. This week the cyptocurrency has already reached $4,135 and is still climbing. There is no sign of things slowing down, but as Jason stated last week on WeeklyTechUpdate, there could come a day when people realize that this virtual currency actually has no value. That day, everything you've got could be worth exactly $0.00. You can even use it for personal hygiene as it's all virtual. Still, this week, it looks very good.

Two weeks ago Bitcoin went through a hard fork, and came out essentially unscathed. Sure, a bitcoin-clone called Bitcoin Cash was created, but it’s gotten a lot less attention than most people expected. A few days later Bitcoin locked in SegWit, a code modification that fixes malleability issues and frees up space in blocks, allowing for more transactions to be stored in each one.

Source: TechCrunch

AMD Threadripper 1950X - It's Good

Aside from having a great name, the AMD Threadripper 1950X is a killer chip when we start talking performance. In a new benchmark over at Arstechnica when put head to head with the Intel Core i9-7900X its a pretty easy win for AMD. Cheaper, faster, and more features than Intel give AMD the win in their eyes. While this is of course still a ~$1000 CPU, if you're looking for top performance you'll probably be giving the 1950X some serious consideration. 

If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarely at the usurious heart of Intel. It's an olive branch to a part of the PC market stung by years of inflated prices, sluggish performance gains, and the feeling that, if you're not interested in low-power laptops, Intel isn't interested in you.

Where Intel charges $1,000/£1,000 for 10 cores and 20 threads in the form of the Core i9-7900X, AMD offers 16C/32T with Threadripper 1950X. Where Intel limits chipset features and PCIe lanes the further down the product stack you go—the latter being ever more important as storage moves away from the SATA interface—AMD offers quad-channel memory, eight DIMM slots, and 64 PCIe lanes even on the cheapest CPU for the platform.

Consumer Reports is not a fan of the Surface laptops and tablets

Microsoft's Surface laptops and tablets have been a pretty hot commodity the past few years, however, the folks over at Consumer Reports aren't so excited about the new models and have gone as far as to put a "not recommended" sticker on them. Citing poor reliability and an estimated 25% break rate over two years. Based on those two points alone I think they might just have a point. Don't believe me? Check out Consumer Reports full review.

Consumer Reports is removing its “recommended” designation from four Microsoft laptops and cannot recommend any other Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor predicted reliability in comparison with most other brands.

To judge reliability, Consumer Reports surveys its subscribers about the products they own and use. New studies conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center estimate that 25 percent of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership.

Amazon vs. Ticketmaster?

Looks like Amazon might be branching out once again as the rumors have it that they are looking to start doing event-ticketing, a market that is dominated by Ticketmaster. I'm sure a little competition would probably be good for the market as Ticketmaster is far and away the biggest and it's hard to feel too sorry for them when you go to buy a $15 ticket and then get smacked with $12 of service fees. The Consumerist breaks down the rumors.

Though many have tried, no online ticket sellers have even come close to touching Ticketmaster. It doesn’t hurt that its parent company is Live Nation, which owns or operates many of the biggest concert venues and promotes the biggest touring acts. Is Amazon one of the few companies with enough size and reach to actually take on Ticketmaster? We might soon find out.

Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, reports that Amazon is looking to partner with venue owners to sell tickets to sporting games, concerts, and other events.

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