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The Seoul Central District Court in South Korea issued an arrest warrant for Jay Y Lee, acting head of Samsung, alleging bribery, perjury, and embezzlement. The court is seeking his arrest as a way to prevent the destruction of evidence or fleeing the country.

Twitter has begun rolling out a temporary throttle for accounts seen as abusive. If Twitter detects that the content of your Tweet has violated their rules, they will send you a notification that says your account features have been temporarily limited.

Google Home users can now purchase everyday items from companies like Costco, Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more thanks to new support for Google Express. Users must enter payment info into the Home app to get started.

We talk about Snap's lowered IPO valuations, advancements in Google's plan to spread internet through the world with balloons, and the results of Monopoly's online poll to oust one of their beloved game pieces.

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What is ASLR and how did it get owned? And we take an in-depth look at the Blackmagic Micro Cinema cameras in our first part of building your own streaming studio.

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Philip Jones, Product Technology Manager for Sony Electronics, talks about some of the concepts and technologies used in the company's TVs. These include the importance of color volume in the world of high dynamic range (HDR), the perceptual effects of the point-spread function and the Hunt Effect, HDR10 and how some Sony TVs generate dynamic metadata from it, the addition of Dolby Vision to some Sony TVs thanks to the X1 Extreme processor, object-based HDR remastering of SDR content, Super Bit Mapping, dual-database image enhancement and noise reduction, Backlight Master Drive and Slim Backlight Drive LCD-backlighting systems, CLEDIS micro-LED display, Acoustic Surface audio on the A1E OLED, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

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Intel puts data centers ahead of consumer PCs, and launches an Optane website. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review, OLED is awesome (Lenovo X1 Yoga long term review), and does 50GB of Fallout mean you need an 8GB GPU? All that and more in this episode of TWiCH!

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The Lea family comes onto the show, fix your old speakers, Hamcation highlights, winter field day, and more!

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DeepMind learns to be aggressive as it gets smarter. Verizon reintroduces unlimited data. Leo reviews the Samsung Chromebook Plus. Amazon releases a Skype competitor called Chime. Space X will launch over 4,000 satellites to cover the world in broadband internet. Google Fiber is back. Bill Gates is the nicest man on Earth.

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The Wall Street Journal says that phone calls might be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home as early as this year, provided they are able to overcome regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.

Sources tell Bloomberg and Recode that Verizon is near completion of a renegotiated deal that could cut anywhere from $250 million to $350 million dollars off of Yahoo's $4.8 billion price. Once the deal is finalized, Verizon and Altaba Inc (the renamed Yahoo) will share liabilities for future breaches.

A new headset by eSight is helping the legally blind to see. It is equipped with a high speed, high-def camera, two sensors, two OLED screens, and a controller that helps people with severely low vision adjust what they're seeing. The device has FDA Type 1 clearance and costs $10,000.

We also talk about HTC's bumpy road, Amazon's Prime subscriber numbers, and we chat with Sami Main from Adweek about PewDiePie's controversial string of YouTube videos, and the risks brands take when they saddle up with influential personalities.

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A new IT Pro version of the Windows Insider program is coming. Build 2017 registration finally goes live. Visual Studio 2017 arrives on March 7. Patch Tuesday delayed. Outlook.com Premium comes out of preview. Microsoft teases Project NEON. Windows 10 Dynamic Lock is a mess. Project Scorpio coming June 11.

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This week, we'll be checking in on the state of Material Design, also Android Wear 2.0 launch, LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, Samsung Chromebook Pro, the Play Store getting cleaned up, and more.
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