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Review: Put Your TV Anywhere with Wireless HD Video
Source:  VicksWeb News
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:46

I recently reorganized my Home Theatre. I happen to have a wall-mounted projector and previously had to run wires to my equipment. Now,I use the <b>Wireless HD Video Transmitter/Receiver ($169.99)</b> from Nyrius. This allows me to put my DirecTV DVR box, my Apple TV, my Blu-Ray player, and my …

The Archos 101 Saphir tablet should be both cheap and rugged
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:44

Usually, smartphones and tablets that are made to be more rugged than normal also have a higher than normal price tag. Archos seems to be going against the grain with its upcoming budget Android tablet, the 101 Saphir, that can also take a lot of abuse.<p>The 101 Saphir includes a case that’s made for …

Make your Apple Watch do a leather loop de loop [Watch Store]
Source:  VicksWeb News
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:44

A wristwatch is so much more than a means to tell time these days. That prime real estate on your arm is an opportunity to bump up your style game in spades.<p>Heeding the call is the customizable and ultra-stylish Double Tour Apple Watch Band by OleksyPrannyk — the reasonably priced alternative to …

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
Source:  VentureBeat
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:44


This week, tracked 14 technology M&A transactions and 65 tech funding deals totaling €200 million (about $211 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel.

Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:

1) Apple has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Realface, a machine learning startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users.

2) Shares in Rocket Internet fell as much as 14 percent on Thursday after major investor Kinnevik sold half its stake in the German e-commerce company as the two increasingly becoming competitors.

3) The British hardware giant ARM has acquired the Swedish company Mistbase, which develops digital wireless communications solutions for IoT. The purchase price of the deal was not disclosed.

4) Berlin-based venture capital firm Project A has closed its second fund of €140 million with a follow up vehicle of €40 million expected to close soon.

5) Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that has raised $1.4 billion in funding, has acquired the 3D division of Dacuda, a computer vision startup based out of Zurich.

6) Monzo, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the UK aiming to re-invent the current account, has closed a new funding round, raising £19.5 million from Thrive Capital, Passion Capital and Orange Digital Ventures, the venture arm of telco Orange.

7) MakieLab, a London-based startup that 3D printed and sold custom dolls, has shuttered, with a partial exit to Disney.

8) The UK’s POD Point, a provider of electric car charging stations, is raising £9 million in fresh funding to fund its expansion across Europe. The funding is a mix of VC investment and equity crowdfunding.

9) Financial services giant Deutsche Börse Group has joined the €131.5 million Digital Growth Fund I from Munich-based Digital+ Partners.

10) Israeli VAT recovery company VATBox has raised $20 million from Target Global Fund, existing investor Viola Private Equity and other private investors. The company plans to use the new funding to expand internationally.

Bonus link: A record €37 billion in European VC-backed exits in 2016. Is it enough? (Dealroom)

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Why The PS4, Xbox One And Even The Apple TV Could Soon Get Dolby Vision HDR
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:43

If you love home entertainment you’ll likely already know about Dolby Vision: the Dolby-licensed version of high dynamic range technology that seeks to enhance the HDR experience by providing TVs with scene by scene ‘instructions’ on how to make images look their best.<p>With most people who’ve seen …

LG X power2 packs in 4,500mAh battery to a phone you’ll probably buy on prepaid
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Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:43

The X-series is basically LG’s mid-range A-Team with each member specializing on certain tasks. One’s got two screens, another’s got a great camera. …

Why Sean Marks’ under-the-radar move could pay off for Nets
Source:  New York Post
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:42

DENVER — While getting a first-round pick without dealing Brook Lopez will get the headlines, plucking K.J. McDaniels without giving up essentially anything might have been general manager Sean Marks’ shrewdest move in his first trade deadline. With loaded Houston needing cap relief for a win-now mode, Marks swiped McDaniels for the cash, which the...

Tony Bennett brings the music back to school
Source:  Newsvine
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:39

'Being Joey' - Dyche talks up Barton TV show
Source: News - English - America
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:38

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton

A series starring the experienced midfielder would be entertaining as there is "never a dull moment" with him around, says his manager at Burnley

Do you see what I twee? How precious
Source:  Newsvine
Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:37

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