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.

Motorola’s foldable Razr will launch on February 6th after delay

From The Verge: After a slight delay last month, Motorola’s highly anticipated foldable Razr now has a release date: it’ll be out on February 6th for $1,499, with preorders starting on January 26th.

The new preorder date is exactly a month after the originally planned December 26th date, which Motorola changed due to demand for the foldable device being higher than it had anticipated.

Verizon Offers Free Google Stadia Bundle to New Fios Gigabit Subscribers

From PC Mag: Just weeks after Verizon announced a partnership with YouTube TV as part of its new Fios Mix and Match program, the company is once again partnering with Google. On January 29, Verizon will begin to offer free cloud-based gaming via Google Stadia to it Fios customers.

New Fios Gigabit internet subscribers will receive receive a free Google Stadia Premier Edition package. The package includes a three-month subscription to Google Stadia Pro, a Chromecast Ultra, and a Stadia controller.

Possible Xbox Series X prototype photos reveal its ports

From CNET: It'll be a few months before you're setting up Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X at home, but some leaked photos of a prototype version of the next-gen console may offer a sneak preview of what you'll be dealing with. The images reveal the (slightly dusty) front and back of the console sitting on a cream carpet -- quite a contrast to the slick airbrushed shots from Microsoft's December reveal.

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