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Amazon brings HDR video streaming to the UK

EngadgetHD - August 25, 2015 - 1:25am

Sure, Amazon is focusing on Ultra HD (4K) broadcasts for its upcoming streaming content, but that isn't all that the company has on the agenda. Two months after it began supporting high dynamic range (HDR) in the US, Prime members in the UK now have the chance to watch some Amazon Instant Video shows in more vivid detail.

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Source: Advanced Television

Tags: amazon, hdpostcross, hdr, highdynamicrange, mozartinthejungle, prime, primeinstantvideo

'Bit.Trip' limited vinyl soundtrack loaded with killer indie games

EngadgetHD - August 24, 2015 - 8:53pm

The folks over at iam8bit have been knocking it out of the park pretty regularly. Earlier this year they released the absolutely gorgeous vinyl edition of the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack, an equally beautiful video-game world map and during ComicCon the outfit unveiled the limited edition soundtrack for Battletoads on wax. The latest project looks like it could be just as special: a "greatest chips" collection of games and music from the the lovely (and unapologetically difficult) indie series Bit.Trip. While the multi-colored bullseye picture disc and fancy Drew Wise album art are cool enough on their own, it's the digital offerings packed in that are pretty awesome in and of themselves. In addition to the aforementioned accoutrements, the $25 asking price also nets you download codes for each of the seven Bit.Trip games and their full soundtracks. It's a circus of value!

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Via: Polygon

Source: iam8bit

Tags: anamanaguchi, BitTrip, gaming, gamingsoundtrack, hd, hdpostcross, IAm8bit, records, soundtrack, vinyl

Tech stock swoon could keep IPOs on the shelf

Reuters Technology - August 24, 2015 - 3:51pm
Rollercoaster trading of tech stocks and two high profile IPOs dropping below debut prices in a week could create challenges for tech companies looking to list.

Cat purr noise generator: All the purr, none of the fur

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 2:35pm
Get your feline fix with an online noise generator that soothes your soul with the sound of a cat purring.

Cricket expands international calling options to Latin America

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 1:56pm
The new add-on options provide customers with options to call more countries in South and Central America.

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 1:56pm
Researchers from MIT have created a 3D printer that is able to create objects out of glass.

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

Reuters Technology - August 24, 2015 - 1:27pm
A combination of armed conflict, political upheaval and economic restrictions has unexpectedly decreased air pollution in the Middle East since 2010. Ben Gruber reports.

Detest Uber's surge pricing? Some drivers don't like it either

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 1:09pm
The practice of tripling, quadrupling and quintupling ride fares in times of high demand may face limits from New York City officials. Many drivers might be OK with that.

Coffee-based filament turns java into brown 3D-printed objects

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 12:43pm
Coffee bean hulls take on a new high-tech life as renewable 3D printing filament. It only comes in one color, though.

Apple's Cook: Don't fret -- China growth remains strong

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 12:24pm
In a rare move, Apple's CEO emails Jim Cramer, a host on the CBNC business network, to reassure investors about sales in a very important region.

Naming babies after Darth Vader is more common than you realize

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 12:20pm
Did Anakin Skywalker have to go to the dark side? Some parents seem to think they can raise happier kids with the same name.

Tech money drives San Francisco building boom, pushes others out

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 12:18pm
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET looks at how new skyscrapers are defining a new era in the City by the Bay. The winners: tech. The losers: pretty much everyone else.

More details about Gears of War creator's next game coming this week

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 12:06pm
See a teaser trailer for Cliff Bleszinski's next game right here, right now.

Stephen Colbert's first 'Late Show' guests include Tesla and Uber CEOs

EngadgetHD - August 24, 2015 - 12:05pm

Stephen Colbert has long been a fan of emerging tech, and that's definitely reflected in his early guest list for The Late Show. His second episode (September 9th) will have him once again speaking to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, and he'll talk to Uber chief Travis Kalanick the following day. They won't dominate the discussion, but they're a sharp break from the movie stars and musicians that dominated Late Show's schedule in the past. The real question is whether or not you'll glean more insights from these appearances. With certain exceptions, late-night talk shows aren't really a source of tech news. However, Colbert is known to dive a little deeper -- you might just discover something new while you're crashing on the couch.

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Via: The Verge

Source: Dave Itzkoff (Twitter)

Tags: elonmusk, hdpostcross, lateshow, lateshowwithstephencolbert, spacex, stephencolbert, television, tesla, traviskalanick, tv, uber

GTA V's Rockstar Editor will have new features for PS4/Xbox One launch

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 11:53am
New gameplay for the GTA Online Freemode also teased.

Here's why Rock Band 4 standalone disc is more expensive on Xbox One than PS4

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 11:43am
Harmonix explains why the Xbox One version will cost $20 more than the PlayStation 4 edition.

LG jumps ahead of the trade show pack, announces new tablet

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 11:35am
In an attempt to grab attention ahead of next month's IFA trade show, LG teases its new G Pad II 10.1 tablet.

PlayStation Plus free games of September 2015 for PS4, PS3, and Vita

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 11:14am
Six new games come to Plus, including four for PS4.

Look who's Tarkin: 'Star Wars' prequel 'Rogue One' could re-create Peter Cushing in CGI

CNET Media 2.0 - August 24, 2015 - 10:45am
Cushing, who played villainous military officer Grand Moff Tarkin in the first "Star Wars" movie, died in 1994. Is this a fitting tribute to a beloved actor, or special effects gone mad?

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