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One of the biggest destinations on the Internet for pirated content just made watching videos a lot easier, most likely to the ire of media publishers around the globe. With the help of a plugin from Torrents Time, visitors to The Pirate Bay can now stream movies and TV shows directly from their web browser instead of downloading them using
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Nice work #Amazon . Good to see #Echo adding more features and functionality. #Uber
Amazon's Echo smart speaker and digital assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter it seems and it's beginning to pay dividends for the company. So much so that recent reports note that Amazon's Echo is the most popular Bluetooth speaker in the etail channel right now, besting strong competitors like Bose, Sonos and Logitech. We gave Amazon's
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Last summer, it leaked out that Nintendo was planning to release an ambitious non-gaming product, one that monitors your QOL, or Quality Of Life. Being a company that's integrated to the core of video gaming, the development of a QOL product came completely out of left field. As we can now see, it might be a little bit too out of left field,
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Bethesda and id Software are in the process rebooting the Doom franchise and it seems like it’s been in development for ages. When we last visited the upcoming Doom remake, Bethesda had posted a giblet-filled trailer which showed some pretty impressive gameplay visuals, kickass hand-to-hand combat and plenty of head stomping. Today, Bethesda's
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Well here's an interesting development—Amazon today announced that its Echo smart speaker now supports streaming directly from Spotify. That means if you're a subscriber to Spotify's Premium tier, you can bark commands like "Alexa, play ZZ Top from Spotify" and in no time you'll be boogieing out to "Sharp Dressed Man." It's interesting
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If you spot a developer for Bethesda Game Studios in a bar, buy the guy or gal a beer (or Nuka Cola Quantum), it's well earned. How so? The latest update for Fallout 4 introduces a laundry list of fixes, both for general gameplay and for specific quests, plus adds a handful of new features to boot. This is anything but a generic update. The
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Good to see #Google  getting serious about client side  #VR  solutions.
If there's to be an era of virtual reality, it likely begins this year, coinciding with the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the two most high-profile VR headsets up to this point. However, Oculus and HTC aren't the only players—it's said that Google is working on a higher-end successor to Cardboard, it's cheap and chintzy (but effective)
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Of all the companies out there that are committed to autonomous vehicle, Google by far has the most experience and has racked up the most amount of “driver free” miles. The company started its autonomous efforts with modified Toyota Prius hybrids and then later expanded the fleet to include Lexus RX 450h hybrids. More recently, Google has
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Gigabyte's Z170X-UD5 motherboard is tested, overclocked and evaluated for performance. It's a reasonably priced dragster with a solid assortment of
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It seems certain that we've all managed to wind up on a website at some point in time that had misleading elements, such as fake download buttons. While piracy is going to be the first thing that springs to many minds when this kind of sketchiness is brought up, it's hardly exclusive to that area. Some websites that host completely legitimate
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That's a nice haul for the boys at #SwiftKey   #Microsoft   #acquisition  
SwiftKey has been one of the more popular predictive keyboard offerings in the mobile space since it was first released in beta form on the Android market back in 2010. What made SwiftKey so appealing, aside from the myriad of customization options, clean layout, support for numerous languages, an innovative input method, was its intelligent
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Submerging your PC in water probably isn't something you're keen on trying, and with good reason—water and electronics aren't the best of friends. So why then is Microsoft experimenting with under sea data centers? For one, we're coastal creatures with nearly half of society settling down near large bodies of water. However, it's not the only
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David Altavilla is Editor in Chief at HotHardware.com, a Technology-focused web publication bringing news and reviews on computer products, gadgets, mobile computing and related technologies.
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David Altavilla is a Journalist and Editor in Chief at HotHardware.com and has a column with Forbes as well. 

With a fascination for technology, I am blessed to have the ability to work with it for a living.
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Trained in martial arts but need to get back to it some day soon. Fish lover and sushi addict. Dad was a Lobster Fisherman.
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Create, Analyze, Write, Report, Breath-in, Breath-out.
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Entrepreneurship, Operations, Business Development, Engine Development, Editorial Direction, Writing.
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  • Forbes
    Contributor, 2013 - present
    David Altavilla covers breakout news and technologies in the mobile, desktop and datacenter industries.
  • HotHardware.com
    Editor in Chief, Publisher, 1999 - present
    David Altavilla is the Founder & Editor in Chief of HotHardware.com, a computing a technology reviews and news website for enthusiasts, gadget freaks and IT Professionals.
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