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Yamaha YHT-5920UBL review: If streaming audio is your focus, this home theater in a box has you covered

When it comes to the world of music, there’s arguably no company more intimately involved in so many aspects as Yamaha. The company produces musical instruments, hardware for commercial and home recording studios, and products for the consumer home theater. Few manufacturers can match its depth and breadth when it comes to sound, and they have something for every budget. ... Read More »

Report: Amazon wants to take on Spotify with a new music streaming service

Amazon is no stranger to media streaming, what with its Prime Music and Prime Video services. If a new report is any indication, though, it’s about to take things up a notch. According to a recent report from the New York Post, the company has started work on a full-fledged streaming service similar to Apple Music and Spotify. The streaming service would ... Read More »

Obama administration pushes for more computer science education

The U.S could direct billions of dollars towards teaching America’s youth computer science under a new plan announced by the White House Saturday morning. President Obama’s budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 will include $4 billion to provide states with money to develop computer science programs, along with $100 million in grants available directly to school ... Read More »

Forget about LTE hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in your business

Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years. So-called unlicensed LTE has come under fire ever since the news about it first broke more than a year ago. The charge: If mobile operators adapt their LTE networks to use frequencies that Wi-Fi depends on, Wi-Fi ... Read More »

Forget about LTE hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in your business

Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years. So-called unlicensed LTE has come under fire ever since the news about it first broke more than a year ago. The charge: If mobile operators adapt their LTE networks to use frequencies that Wi-Fi depends on, Wi-Fi ... Read More »

Watch: Boeing’s new 737 Max has first test flight

Boeing’s newest airliner, the 737 Max, successfully completed its first test flight on Friday. It took off from Renton, Washington, a little before 10 a.m. PT, and returned around 12:30 p.m. after completing loops over the Olympic Peninsula. The aircraft features engines that are more fuel efficient, new winglets that make it more aerodynamic and an improved cockpit with fewer but ... Read More »

Boeing’s 737 Max has successful first flight

Boeing’s newest airplane, the 737 Max, completed its first test flight on Friday. It begins a testing program that, barring any problems, should see the first 737 Max delivered to launch customer Southwest Airlines in 2017. [“source -pcworld”] Read More »

Google Calendar spreads international cheer with holidays for 54 new countries

Next time you’re headed to The Bahamas, you won’t have to worry about missing Majority Rule Day. This holiday and several others that might not have been on your radar screen are among the celebrations from 54 different countries that can now be displayed in the Google Calendar app for Android and iOS. You can select a particular country and choose ... Read More »

Where Starry Internet dreams of a gigabit, others have found a harsh reality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country’s needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but the track record for companies doing that isn’t good. The FCC reported that 34 million U.S. residents still can’t get broadband, which it defines as ... Read More »

OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac. Mac users can now insert a handful of shapes into their notes to draw simple diagrams and charts on the fly, something that’s especially important for students and teachers in graph-heavy classes. The PC, iPad ... Read More »