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    Nintendo Switch

    It is running a modified tegra soc. Likely an x2(not released) but maybe a beefed up x1(Q2 2015). We are looking at between .5 and 1.5 TFlops which puts it below the ps4 and maybe comparable with the xbox one. However, if the mobile screen is 720p or 900p then it should be able to maintain a...
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    Bought PS VR...feeling buyers remorse...

    I picked up the psvr on launch day. The little demos were interesting but not amazing. I thought London Heist and Batman VR were super sweet experiences but so short that they didn't feel worth it. Going to try Ocean Decent soon. They really need a longer, story driven game. I have a week to...
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    Comcast Xfinity Triple play voip modem

    I found a separate voip modem which supports eMTA. Think comcast will enable the two modems? my cm500 and the Arris TM602G
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    Comcast Xfinity Triple play voip modem

    I have comcast coming to install next week. In preparation i purchased a Netgear cm500 modem and ac1750 router. After talking w/ customer support some more, it turns out that even though the cm500 is listed as compatible, it doesn't support comcast's voip tech and i'll still have to rent their...
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    sub $300 laptop for media playback, win10 or chromeOS?

    thanks for the info! i'm leaning towards a Toshiba Chromebook 2 (N2840). It has a 1080p IPS display and 4gs of dual channel ram. Only $250 too.
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    sub $300 laptop for media playback, win10 or chromeOS?

    so, that lenovo 100s has the Atom Z3735F Quad-Core cpu (HD Graphics (Bay Trail). Any idea how does that compares to the celeron N2840 Dual Core Processor(HD Graphics (Bay Trail))?
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    sub $300 laptop for media playback, win10 or chromeOS?

    that is a great price, but size and weight are a concern. hmm. price and size are great. I'm concerned about the Atom not having enough processing power to get through some content.
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    sub $300 laptop for media playback, win10 or chromeOS?

    I'm looking for something to, primarily, use as a mobile entertainment system. It will be used to entertain kids while otg so it needs enough processing power to playback multiple media formats including 1080p Hi10p and HEVC.I want something small (11 to 13 inches), light weight and w/ good...
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    android factory reset and carrier settings

    Quick question, i'm getting conflicting information from other sources. I have a Moto G that is balls slow since my lollipop update. Clearing the cache didn't speed anything up so the next step is a factory reset (reports says this works). So, if i do a factory reset will it remove my carrier...
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    Final Oculus Rift announced! Releasing Q1 2016!

    that is key. if VR wants a strong launch then they need to have a large e3 presence this year. This means that they need launch titles. I've said it before, imagine if there is an on stage VR demo for fallout 4 or a new blizzard mmo. HYPE! I seem to remember in the past that Oculus and Valve...
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    What is the state of VR right now?

    I think that a major issue w/ mass vr adoption is the pc hardware required to run high detailed games. the rift, vive and the valve option are all going to require top of the line equipment, which means increased consumer cost. Sony has a slight advantage w/ morpheus because developers can...
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    GTA V (Grand Theft Auto 5) to arrive on PC on 1/27/2015

    add official oculus rift support
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    Amazon Phone

    price will make or break it
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    Building a low-power htpc

    Like the 847 and 887 the 1037u doesn't have Intel CVT which, i believe, is required for hardware accelerated playback. The CPU is beefy enough to crunch through the video but it will be less power efficient. But at $5 more it's totally worth the upgrade to the 1037u...
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    Building a low-power htpc

    i picked up the lenovo q190 a couple years ago. it has the celeron 887. Works great on streaming content and w/ xbmc. only issue w/ playback has been local hi10 content, which won't play at all. Apparently the playback issue is with the intel hd graphics gpu's lack of acceleration. At least the...
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    Facebook to Buy Oculus VR

    Zuck's vision for the future of vr doesn't make too much sense. what good is seeing a virtual doctor if they can't actually check you out? is the doctor's avatar going to check your virtual balls for lumps? what good is a virtual classroom? face to face... as in.. a webcam? you get to look...
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    Oculus 2nd Developer kit pre order LIVE

    interesting, so this won't be a replacement for a standard 2d pc monitor? so i assume you can't just plug the rift into anything w/ an hdmi port for the video? i had hoped that you could connect it to a console just as a display, minus the head tracking.
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    Oculus 2nd Developer kit pre order LIVE

    from what i've read, it seems like the Avant glyph's display tech has fixed the screen door effect that is the primary issue for the Rift. earlier this year the common opinion was that the 720p display of the glyph was equal, if not slightly superior, to the 1080p of the Rift. The two companies...
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    Dell Venue 8 Pro

    reviews from just 2 weeks ago claim that dell is still shipping the faulty stylus hardware. will another non-dell active stylus work on the Venue?
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    Dell Venue 8 Pro

    Nice to know, thanks :)
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    Dell Venue 8 Pro

    so has anyone had trouble playing media files, such as Hi10P, locally or from a network share? also, is the current gen pen good enough for note taking in a college setting? Thanks!
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    So, I got an Oculus Rift dev kit...

    i'm pretty pumped about both sets of tech. personally, i don't see myself using full VR on a lot of occasions. however, the "natural" personal 3d display from the glyph is very appealing. oculus is aiming for a $300 price tag but i bet it will be more along the lines of $500 since they keep...
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    How To Try Out SteamVR

    CES 2014 reports are that the new display in the Rift cuts the latency down to a range which pretty much eliminates the feelings of motion sickness. I'm excited about that since i get motion sick easily. I'm eager to try out the consumer version. hopefully it is released this year. Even if it...
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    Courts: YELP Critics Must Be Identified

    maybe i'm paranoid but companies, and their employees, may retaliate if you give them a bad review. I'm not talking about a fast food joint or something but if you have a company perform in home service then they will have your name, address and credit card information on file. If your public...
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    Motorola G + Straight Talk

    is the moto g going to be available in retail stores? i've only seen it on amazon and motorola's site. I know best buy is going to carry a verizon branded moto g but i'm more interested in att/straight talk since the coverage is best in my area.
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    there is a lack of non-3d, non-smart tvs

    This is mostly a rant but i'd also like some guidance. after CES i'll be looking for a new tv. something in the 60 - 65inch range and around $1500. I've been looking at existing options, as they will likely be the same options a month from now, and i've found that "dumb" tvs w/o 3d are...
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    Oculus Primed: Meet the Geniuses

    i don't think i'd use the VR aspect of the display very often but i really like the idea of having a reasonably priced personal display.
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    att new $45 a month plan no contract

    does that $45 include surcharges and/or taxes? why choose this over the straight talk option?
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    Moto G - starting at $179...OFF Contract

    i thought the moto g battery wasn't removable?
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    Moto G - starting at $179...OFF Contract

    anyone pick one of these up yet?
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    Moto G - starting at $179...OFF Contract

    I have an evo 3d w/ a S3 MSM8660 SoC on Sprint. This would be a pretty decent step up. I'm looking to switch to straight talk or a similar prepaid plan. For the price this looks like a great option. I was looking at the nexus 5 but i doubt i'd use it to it's potential and it's nearly twice the...
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    Nexus-Five thread

    very nice option. looks like OTG is fast enough for hd movie playback.
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    tablet for media playback

    @Sly - Thanks, i'll try that process later tonight. @Megalith - pretty much what Sly said. I don't intend on storing 30+GB bluray isos on my tablet but if i'm in a rush i'd like hte option of dumping a backup iso on the tablet w/o the requirement of encoding. As i have time, i do encode my...
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    tablet for media playback

    less than $300 would be great and i'm not opposed to getting something used or refurbished. 1080p screen which is less than 10 inches. i think expandable storage is key here. i don't quite understand the lack of microsd slots in tablet devices. I am an Amazon Prime member.
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    tablet for media playback

    I have the first generation Asus Transformer (tegra2) and it is starting to show some age w/ it's inability to play back certain media formats. i get stutter for 1080p video and certain audio codecs won't play. I'm looking for something that i can thoughtlessly throw any media file(like a bluray...
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    Nexus-Five thread

    you can't fault google for leaks, false or true, made by other entities. officially, google has been quiet about the nexus 5 and the recent "accident" on play was google building some hype. google doesn't want to compete w/ the recent apple product headlines so they are likely staying quiet...
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    Feedback on my sub-$300 HTPC Build

    8gb ram is overkill. take the extra $ and put it towards the apu. what OS have you decided on?
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