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For a time, Microsoft’s Music app on Windows 8 and Windows Phone was called Xbox Music. Then it became just Music, with little bits of Xbox Music branding still poking through. Today, Microsoft has given the service yet another new name: Groove. Or perhaps it’s Groove Music. The blog post announcing the change says “Groove” and …

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Today brings good news for those of you with one drive bay and a hankering for lots of fast local storage: Samsung has just added 2TB solid-state drives to its 850 Evo and 850 Pro SSD families. The drives have the same features as the 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB SSDs in both families, but …

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. The winning EX6200 is much bigger than most of the other extenders we tested. The performance is worth it, but the EX6200’s size could affect where you place it in your …

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Ralph Baer’s original “Brown Box” prototype, arguably the first ever TV video game, is a large part of the reason I wanted to check out this exhibit. 58 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } When you think about the Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington DC, you probably think of a lot …

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The Red Ring of Death threatened to destroy the Xbox 360 and the entire Xbox brand. Consoles were dying en masse. Microsoft didn’t immediately know why, but it did know that it was a big problem. A plan was devised to fix gamers’ hardware, but it wasn’t going to be cheap: to provide the best …

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ShanghaiDaily reports that in China, Samsung will have some explaining to do about the amount of crapware it ships in its smartphones. The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission has sued Samsung (and Chinese OEM Oppo) for loading up devices with crapware. The commission studied 20 smartphones and said that many pre-installed apps were un-removable and eat into customers’ …

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According to a report from The Economic Times, the next wave of Android One devices is due out on July 14th in India—and they’ll cost a lot more than the original versions. The first wave of Android One devices launched in India in September 2014. The selection of low-end phones was supposed to help Android tackle “the next …

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Chevrolet The Active Phone Cooling vent and charging platform. 4 more images in gallery .related-stories { display: none !important; } Smartphone heat output has been in the news lately. This year’s flagship Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 810, is one of the hottest SoCs on record; due to the heat, it can throttle so much that for some workloads …

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A Wisconsin robbery and auto theft suspect was captured by police thanks to a borrowed drone on May 31, according to court papers filed yesterday in Middleton, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Marquis Phiffer, 21, stole a car and robbed a convenience store in Middleton, Wisconsin on May 31. After allegedly stealing a car …