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LG now makes a 2,000 pound TV that costs $1.7 million
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LG now makes a 2,000 pound TV that costs $1.7 million

LG has announced a new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) home cinema displays, which range in size from a huge 108-inch HD screen to an obscene 325-inch 8K panel that costs an eye-watering $1.7 million, according to CNET, and weighs in at over 2,000 pounds. The company has previously reserved these displays for commercial...

Activision Blizzard sued again, this time for labor violations
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Activision Blizzard sued again, this time for labor violations

The Campaign to Organize Digital Employees, known as CODE-CWA, has filed suit against Activision Blizzard for unfair labor practices. As first reported by Protocol, this new suit, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, alleges Activision Blizzard engaged in intimidation and coercive tactics as employees fought to openly discuss pay discrepancy and their desire to...

Amazon One’s palm-scanning tech makes first move into entertainment venues
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Amazon One’s palm-scanning tech makes first move into entertainment venues

Amazon’s palm-scanning technology, Amazon One, has always been about more than just fast payments. Really, it’s about Amazon controlling and verifying identities, with the company hoping to deploy its service in public spaces like offices and stadiums. Today, Amazon announced the tech’s first launch in an entertainment venue as part of a partnership with ticketing...

HP ZBook Studio G8 review: works hard, plays harder
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HP ZBook Studio G8 review: works hard, plays harder

There’s usually a clear line that divides any manufacturer’s lineup of gaming and business laptops, but the new ZBook Studio G8 blurs HP’s lines a bit. It aims to be multiple machines at once, including a gaming laptop. And for the most part, it pulls the juggling act off, if you can stomach the cost....

A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple ruling
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A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple ruling

On Friday, a California judge ruled on the influential Epic v. Apple lawsuit, and both sides lost. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that Apple wasn’t unfairly monopolizing the mobile app space with iOS or its in-app purchasing system, and she ordered Epic to pay damages for violating its developer agreement with Fortnite. At the same...

CBS’s ‘The Activist’ seems to think doomscrolling equals activism
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CBS’s ‘The Activist’ seems to think doomscrolling equals activism

The entertainment industry spends millions researching what we watch and why every year. As climate destruction and a global pandemic make it more difficult to turn away from our social media feeds, CBS has found a new way to exploit these horrors with its show “The Activist.” Doomscrollers are their new audience. According to Deadline,...

Disney says the rest of its 2021 slate of movies will have exclusive theatrical releases
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Disney says the rest of its 2021 slate of movies will have exclusive theatrical releases

The remaining movies on Disney’s 2021 slate will all be released in theaters exclusively before being released on its Disney Plus streaming platform, the company announced late Friday. “Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eight domestic releases of the year, we are excited to update...

Lenovo is rebooting its Chromebook Duet with a 13.3-inch OLED screen
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Lenovo is rebooting its Chromebook Duet with a 13.3-inch OLED screen

Over a year after it was unveiled, Lenovo’s category-defining Chromebook Duet is getting a sequel. The Chromebook Duet 5 (branded as the IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook outside of North America) is a head-to-toe reimagining of the detachable budget-oriented Duet, with a higher price, a new processor, and — most interestingly — a 13.3-inch OLED screen....