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Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More

Google’s Hangouts app for Android is getting a major update today, as the company’s VP of Product for Google+ Bradley Horowitz announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning. Some of these new features are mostly just fun, but a couple of others actually make the service easier to use and …

Netflix hopes to have as many as 20 original series running in five years

Netflix wants to be available everywhere within the next five years, with an even larger roster of home-grown media. In a conference yesterday, chief content officer Theodore Sarandos said the company hopes to have "as many as 20 original series" running alongside syndicated shows like <i>Friends</i>and …

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals<p>Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.<p>Some of the biggest value gaps …

Verizon FiOS TV app brings 74 live channels to Xbox One

Verizon FiOS subscribers can now watch live cable television through the FiOS TV app on Xbox One, Verizon announced today on Xbox Wire.<p>The app is available only in the U.S., and in order to take advantage of it, users must subscribe to both broadband internet and cable television through FiOS, as …

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Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for …

Prop Power Rugged

Like the Prop Power, Quirky’s upcoming Prop Power Rugged is an extension cord made with flexible wiring. It wraps around objects like a snake and …

Bolt Battery Pack

Bolt is an external battery pack with a built-in outlet plug. It’s designed to replace your mobile device’s power adapter – that way you can charge …

Batteries

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