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With the latest iTunes update made available today, Apple has finally integrated iTunes Extras support into the neglected offspring that is Apple TV.
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A report shows that YouTube has beaten out both Netflix and pay-TV in terms of popularity, and that video ads are more effective than text-based ads.
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Danish purveyor of audio goods Bang & Olufsen announced that its youth-targeted B&O Play imprint has collaborated with up-and-coming artist DJ Khaled.
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A new video and Xbox Wire post reveal new details about Chaos Mode, the eight-player cooperative mode in Insomniac Games' upcoming Sunset Overdrive.
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Samsung looks to be down by about $6 million today after a gang of robbers raided one of its manufacturing plants in Brazil. The heist saw the gang load up around seven trucks with some 40,000 Samsung products, including smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.
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Soundsight's Bluetooth-enabled headphones are able to record audio and video with the help of a rotating 5-megapixel camera sitting on one of the ear cups.
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Roku debuts the premiere of We TV's The Divide today - one week in advance. The show's traditional live-TV premiere is officially scheduled for July 16.
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X-Doria has created a Kids activity tracker that might just have what it takes to get kids more active. Enter KidFit: fitness tracking for kids.
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Journalist // Musician // Writer
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writing, editing, electric bass, saxophone
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  • Digital Trends
    Editorial Intern, 2014 - present
    www.digitaltrends.com
  • Sosland Publishing
    Staff Writer (Bake Magazine), 2013 - 2013
  • KJHK 90.7 FM
    Station Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • University Daily Kansan
    Copy Editor, 2010 - 2010
  • Jayplay
    Entertainment Writer / Album Reviewer, 2012 - 2012
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Alex Tretbar is an avid science fiction reader, electric bass and saxophone player, runner, writer, editor, was the team captain for his high school tennis squad, and is a tech-obsessor who was raised on EverQuest. A Kansas native born in Wichita, Alex graduated with two bachelor's degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Kansas. He played in a number of bands during college and wrote/edited for a variety of campus and local media, working as Station Manager for the local college radio station, KJHK 90.7 FM. After traveling along the West Coast and meeting his bride-to-be, Alex finally settled in the Portland area, answering the Pacific Northwest calling that has pulled at him for many years.
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I.B. Diploma (International Baccalaureate)
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  • University of Kansas
    Journalism & English, 2008 - 2012
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Apple TV finally catches up with … Apple, gets iTunes Extras support
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With the latest iTunes update made available today, Apple has finally integrated iTunes Extras support into the neglected offspring that is

These headphones will record 1080p video with the tap of an earcup
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Soundsight's Bluetooth-enabled headphones are able to record audio and video with the help of a rotating 5-megapixel camera sitting on one o

With a megaphone, siren and more, Creative’s AXX 200 speaker is a do-it-...
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The Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 has a microSD card-ready integrated voice recorder, megaphone, siren, smartphone charger, and voice morpher.

Roku will debut The Divide season premiere a week in advance
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Roku debuts the premiere of We TV's The Divide today - one week in advance. The show's traditional live-TV premiere is officially scheduled

Report suggests YouTube is more popular than Netflix and pay-TV
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A report shows that YouTube has beaten out both Netflix and pay-TV in terms of popularity, and that video ads are more effective than text-b

YouTube gets Mother lode of legendary rock concert footage
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YouTube has added more than 12,000 new clips - including performances from bands such as The Who - via the Music Vault channel.

This kids activity tracker might just get your kid off the couch and sav...
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X-Doria has created a Kids activity tracker that might just have what it takes to get kids more active. Enter KidFit: fitness tracking for k

Sunset Overdrive video explores the co-op mayhem of Chaos Mode
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A new video and Xbox Wire post reveal new details about Chaos Mode, the eight-player cooperative mode in Insomniac Games' upcoming Sunset Ov

Dream job? Netflix will pay you to watch stuff
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Netflix wants to give you money to watch stuff. A job ad posted this week is looking for a UK/Ireland-based 'tagger' to watch and label cont

Samsung hit in audacious heist, criminals nab 40,000 devices
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Samsung looks to be down by about $6 million today after a gang of robbers raided one of its manufacturing plants in Brazil. The heist saw t

Here’s the first official photo of Man Of Steel in Superman v Batman: Da...
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Warner Bros. has released the first official photo of Henry Cavill as the Man Of Steel from the studio's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of

Stay-at-home sailors invited to tour world’s largest cruise ship via Str...
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Royal Caribbean International has teamed up with Google's Street View team to bring you an on-board view of the Allure of the Seas, which ha

Normal uses 3D printing to bring custom earphones to the masses
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Normal's innovative process allows you to create affordable custom earphones without leaving the house.

Margarita, anyone? The ‘Coolest’ cooler in the land is back on Kickstarter
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This feature-packed cooler is built to do just about everything but start the campfire.

Easy out-of-the-box photography tips using common household items
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In this video, the Cooperative of Photography shares some clever tricks on how to improve your photography by using everyday household items

Apple patents method for creating all glass iPhones, iPads, and more
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Apple received yet another interesting patent from the U.S. Patent Office, which describes a new method of creating all-glass housings for f

Backtracker gives cyclists radar eyes in back of their heads
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Tired of constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure you're not going to get nailed by a car? Check out Backtracker - a radar system

Pinnacle Theater One 2.1 review
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The Theater One 2.1 is a coffee table-sized sound base that aims to beef up your TV’s audio while serving as its stand. It will hold up to a

Acton’s remote-free RocketSkates are like mini Segways you strap to your...
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Regardless of the fact that they're not actually rocket propelled, these RocketSkates are still one of the coolest things to hit Kickstarter

Bang & Olufsen kicks off new line of ‘phones with DJ Khaled collabor...
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Danish purveyor of audio goods Bang & Olufsen announced that its youth-targeted B&O Play imprint has collaborated with up-and-coming artist