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Whenever I have items to buy on my list, it often is at least a decision that lasts a week if not longer. This does not mean I do not have spontaneous purchases. However, if it is something I really am invested in, I would often spend lots of time researching the product, determining which is the best, and waiting for prices to reach a point where I am willing to commit. It might be seen as a tad obsessive, and I think I could reduce the amount of time doing this sort of researching, but I also like to make an informed purchasing decision.

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There is a pretty famous quote that says, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". Turns out this was a slogan created by an advertising agency to promote their tourism and other less-celebrated industries in Sin City. Anyway, I was talking to my friend about what happened when APH Networks went to CES back in 2016 and he asked me what I did there. I was going to respond with the witty line, but for some reason, my mind and my fingers were not in sync, and I typed out "When in Vegas, do as the vegans do" and sent it. I paused for a second, as so did my friend, and burst out in laughter at the wrong line.

DirecTV is moving one of its satellites to a safer orbit over fears of explosion

From The Verge: DirecTV fears that one of its satellites in orbit might blow up soon, and it’s gearing up to move it to safety. Due to a problem with the satellite’s batteries, the satellite might burst apart at the end of February. If it did explode while in its current orbit, there's a chance it could damage active satellites nearby, which is why the company would like to get it out of the way.

Netflix Remains on Top, Despite Crowded Streaming Market

From PC Mag: The streaming industry has erupted in the last year—and yet Netflix has never been more successful. Even as HBO Max and NBC's Peacock are expected to hit the market in 2020, the pioneer streaming company is reporting increased revenue and user growth.

According to Netflix's 2019 Q4 earnings report, it posted $5.47 billion in revenue, which is 31 percent more than the year before. The service also managed to add 8.76 million net subscribers on a global scale despite the launch of Disney+ in the US.

Samsung reportedly working on Quick Share, an AirDrop-like sharing feature

From CNET: If you're an Android user who has long envied Apple's AirDop, which allows file sharing between iPhones, Samsung may have some good news for you. The Korean electronics giant is working on a similar feature called Quick Share that will allow files to be shared between Galaxy phones, according to XDA Developers.

VIPER GAMING launches V380 Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Gaming Headset

From Patriot Press Release: VIPER GAMING by PATRIOT today is proud to announce the launch of Viper V380 Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset. It delivers crystal clear sound quality and outstanding noise isolation for hardcore gaming and theater-grade audio playback. Featured Hi-Fi grade 53mm neodymium drivers, the V380 headset brings higher sensitivity and the superior quality of sound with delicate details helping users react faster than their rivals in a game battle.

CORSAIR Launches New AMD-Powered VENGEANCE 6100 Series Gaming PCs

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced its new models of stunning AMD-powered gaming PCs, the CORSAIR VENGEANCE 6100 Series. Starting with the VENGEANCE 6180 and VENGEANCE 6182, these cutting-edge gaming PCs combine the power of 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics with high-quality CORSAIR components, all in a compact cube form factor that’s 33% smaller than a standard mid-tower and brimming with fully customizable RGB lighting.

Office 365 ProPlus Will Switch Chrome's Default Search to Bing

From PC Mag: Next month, Microsoft is set to make a lot of its business customers quite angry by forcibly switching the default search engine in Chrome to Bing.

As ZDNet reports, starting with Version 2002 of Office 365 ProPlus, the extension Microsoft Search in Bing will form part of the installation. A side effect of that is the default search engine for Chrome will switch to Bing automatically. Regardless of whether Office 365 ProPlus is already installed or not, the switch to Bing will happen.

Fujifilm announces X-T200 camera with better video and a new tilting screen

From The Verge: Fujifilm has announced the X-T200, the follow-up to 2018’s X-T100 mirrorless camera. It’s Fujifilm’s entry-level model with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The X-T200 looks pretty similar to its predecessor, with the biggest physical changes a 2.82oz (80g) reduction in weight and a new vari-angle LCD that can be tilted while it’s flipped out.

Huawei postpones its developers conference over deadly coronavirus

From CNET: Huawei has postponed its upcoming HDC.Cloud developer conference as Chinese authorities try to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus detected in the southeastern city of Wuhan. The controversial company's event was going to take place in Shenzhen -- which lies more than 700 miles south of Wuhan -- Feb. 11-12, but it's been rescheduled to March 27-28.

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