Live Streaming News Headed to The Roku Channel

From PC Mag: Heads up, cord cutters: Roku's free, ad-supported streaming channel is getting a new perk: live news.

Launched in September, The Roku Channel already offers around 1,000 movies and TV episodes you can watch for free, with ads. Beginning in mid-May, you'll also be able to watch live, streaming news from ABC News, People, Cheddar, and Newsy on the channel, Roku announced today.

AMD Combat Crates help gamers get Radeon GPUs by bundling them with Ryzen hardware

From PC World: Think of AMD’s new Combat Crates as PC gaming supply crates dropped behind enemy lines during the zombie apocalypse. Yup, finding a graphics card to game with has gotten that bad that AMD has had to resort to bundling up Radeon GPUs with a motherboard and Ryzen CPUs to get hardware into the hands of gamers.

The first bundle spotted on Amazon includes a first-gen Ryzen 5 1600 with cooler, an MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard and most importantly—an MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC card. The entire bundle costs $599.

Verizon loses phone customers amid cloud of Justice Dept probe

From CNET: For Verizon, no news is bad news when it comes to customer growth.

After a flurry of promotional activity in 2017, which saw the return of unlimited data plans in a big way, as well as media bundles like free Netflix for T-Mobile subscribers and HBO Go thrown into AT&T wireless plans, US wireless carriers backed down with fewer discounts or freebies in the first three months of 2018.

Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, took a hit from the inactivity, posting a loss of 24,000 phone customers and 75,000 tablet customers.

An Amazon home robot may be coming to a living room near you

From CNET: Bloomberg on Monday reported on the secret project, named "Vesta" after the Roman goddess of the hearth, citing anonymous sources familiar with the plans. The device could reach consumers as early as next year, though it may also be scrapped during development, the publication reported.

You can now start and resume podcasts between your phone and the Google Home

From The Verge: An update to how Google manages podcasts appears to be forthcoming, starting with the ability to start and resume podcasts between your Google Assistant devices. Now, if you begin listening to a podcast on your phone, you can pause and continue listening to the rest on a Google Home just by asking to play the podcast again, and Assistant will know where you left off.

Amazon, Netflix, More Sue Streaming Service Set TV

From PC Mag: The entertainment industry has a never-ending fight on its hands against piracy. Typically we hear about one or more of the big publishers going after a company or individuals, but late last week, the entire entertainment industry came together to sue one company.

Is there a future for smart glasses?

HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Review

If you are familiar with APH Networks, you would have realized we typically publish articles on Fridays. Now, I typically do not write about the date of which a review is published in its introduction, but how can I not if the date happens to be April 20th? Ever since the beginning of this website, there has been two times where April 20th fell on a Friday. A bit of background information, 420 is informally known as Weed Day, and is also Adolf Hitler's birthday (Coincidence? I think not: Say no to drugs, kids). I tried searching around to see what reviews were published here at APH Networks on this date in 2007, but I could not find any. Fast forward to the second date in 2012, I found the NZXT Switch 810 and SilenX Effizio EFZ-80HA3 reviews. What a long way we have been. In an age where we have the far superior NZXT H700i to the totally lit CRYORIG H7 Quad Lumi, not only are computer components much more interesting to look at, they are also RGB-infused everywhere. Do not believe me? Check out the GAMDIAS ASTRAPE P1-750G 750W, an RGB power supply. As we dawn on another 420 and think about how people get high on weed and hallucinate rainbows, my recommendation to you is to lay off that stuff and find joy in looking at some real rainbows instead. A few months ago, my colleague Aaron Lai reviewed the HyperX Alloy Elite. The HyperX Alloy Elite is an excellent mechanical keyboard sans RGB. Well, fear not, my friends: On this 420, I have a rainbow-spiced HyperX Alloy Elite RGB sitting on my desk for you guys to check out. And this keyboard is exactly what its name suggests.

GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Video Review

In this episode of our new series here at APH Networks, Seth takes a look at the GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB mechanical keyboard. No keyboards were harmed in the process. Or were they?

Report: Apple Stuck With Samsung for iPhone OLED Supply

From PC Mag: Although the iPhone is an Apple product, inside you'll find components from an array of different manufacturers. Apple likes to have multiple suppliers for each component because not only does it remove risk from the supply chain, it also allows the company to secure lower prices. However, when it comes to OLED, it looks as though Apple is stuck relying on Samsung.

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