LG cuts price of OLED TV entry to $3500

From CNET: While still exorbitantly expensive, prices on LG's OLED TVs are falling fast.

LG has announced its second-generation OLED TV, the 55EC9300, will be on sale at Best Buy August 24th for $3,500. It's available for pre-order now at BestBuy.com.

That just $1000 more than the highest-end 55-inch LCD TVs, like Samsung's UN55HU9000. Unlike those models however, LG's newest OLED has 1080p resolution, not 4K.

LG G3 Finally Launches in China But Will be Sold Online Only

From DailyTech: On Monday South Korea's LG Electronics, Inc. will bring its well reviewed international Android flagship device, the LG G3, to China. The device will retail for CN¥ (yuan) 3,999 (~$650 USD), around the same price as Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s Galaxy S5 and Apple, Inc.'s iPhone 5S.

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Kingston HyperX Fury HX318C10FK2/16 2x8GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

If you ask me about the word fury, a few things come to mind. First is Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury, better known as Nick Fury, the former director of the Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D. for short. Of course, most of you probably just think he is still the director, but in fact this is not so, and I will let Marvel tell you the actual details of what happened. Anyways, when I think of Nick Fury, I see a controlled and prepared person. Unlike his last name, he does not seem to lash out; but rather keeps it in check. In fact, in the Original Sin Vol. 1 #5, he describes himself as an “invisible monster who keeps the other monsters at bay”. Nick Fury does not generally show much for his super powers in the Marvel movies, but he definitely has powers, such as being immortal, as well as having mastered the art of Tae Kwon Do and Jiu-Jitsu. He is quite a bit more brains than brawn, but he still has the ability to pack a good punch. Conversely, the other thing I think of is the literal meaning of fury, a wild or violent anger. Rather than the comic book character, it is a great descriptor for intensity, a storm, or an outrage. In essence, we can see Nick Fury and the meaning of fury is at opposite ends. While one is able to hold together, the other is completely out of control. And that brings me to the Kingston HyperX Fury. When Kingston first announced this DDR3 RAM line, aimed at budget users, I could only imagine how they even came up with a name like “fury” to describe their product. Is this an unruly product Kingston provided for us users, or is it a bit more manageable? Read on to find out!

SoftBank profit slides amid fewer new subscribers

From PC World: Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank saw its profit dwindle dramatically in the April to June quarter as customer growth slowed.

Japan’s third-biggest mobile phone company logged a net profit of ¥77.57 billion (US$759 million) for the quarter, down 68 percent from ¥244 billion a year earlier.

It added 557,000 mobile subscribers during the period, compared to 810,000 a year earlier.

Twitter's Bing translation tool exits as quietly as it entered

From CNET: The Bing translation feature in Twitter that quietly made an appearance two months ago has suddenly gone away, according to many users.

The feature, which showed up earlier this year, allowed Twitter users to quickly translate posts that were in another language. At the time, it was viewed as surprising that Twitter used Microsoft's translation tools, rather than Google's.

T-Mobile Beats Sprint in Prepaid Subscriber Numbers, John Legere Ribs New Sprint CEO

From DailyTech: T-Mobile has managed to pass Sprint and become No. 1 in the U.S. prepaid wireless sector. According to T-Mobile, it now has 15.64 million prepaid customers, which surpasses Sprint’s 15.19 million customers in the same market.

The big U.S. mobile players are far behind, with AT&T at 11.34 million prepaid customers and Verizon Wireless at 6.04 million prepaid customers.

“The good news just keeps on coming for T-Mobile,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, Inc.

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than home routers

From InfoWorld: A security review of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from multiple manufacturers revealed that they typically have more vulnerabilities than home routers, a class of devices known for poor security and vulnerable code.

Jacob Holcomb, a security analyst at Baltimore-based Independent Security Evaluators, is in the process of analyzing NAS devices from 10 manufacturers and has so far found vulnerabilities that could lead to a complete compromise in all of them.

Acer stabilizes with stronger profits in Q2

From PC World: Struggling PC maker Acer is showing signs of recovery with its report of improved profits in the second quarter, albeit on a smaller revenue base than a year earlier.

During the period, Acer’s net profit reached NT$485 million (US$16.2 million), up from a net loss of NT$343 million a year ago. It’s also a substantial improvement from the slim NT$1 million it earned in this year’s first quarter. Acer said on Thursday that its operating margins have grown to a three-year high of 0.81 percent.

Twitch to mute copyrighted music in video-on-demand

From CNET: Video-game-streaming service Twitch, which is the subject of rumors about a Google takeover, announced a new copyright protection policy that threatens to muffle audio on much of its users' Video on Demand content.

Twitch said Wednesday it would begin using Audible Magic's audio recognition technology to scan VODs for unauthorized use of in-game and ambient music. Beginning Wednesday, whenever unauthorized music belonging to Audible Magic clients is detected in a 30-minute block scanned, the entire section will be muted.

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