Dell Venue 8 7840 sees the arrival of Android 5.1 Lollipop

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On Tuesday night, Dell began pushing a software update to its Venue 8 7840 that refreshes the device with Android 5.1 Lollipop. Dell didn’t stop with ushering in a new version of Android, though. The company also included bug fixes and improvements to certain areas of the tablet. Processing for the camera’s depth capabilities, for example, has been improved to provide a richer experience after a photo has been taken.

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NFL Game Pass will let you view the whole season on-demand

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Watching your team play is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but getting to watch all of your team’s games can be a real grind. Thanks to the sport’s governing body, the NFL, having exclusivity agreements with certain providers, it’s almost impossible to watch every game without being charged an arm and leg for the privilege. There may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon, though, courtesy of the NFL’s Game Pass service.

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Neil Young says streaming services have the ‘worst audio in history’, promptly pulls his song catalogue

Neil_YoungThe classic rocker, Neil Young, voiced his opinion on music streaming services earlier today on his Facebook page, saying that “Streaming sucks. Streaming is the worst audio in history”. He went on to say that his music is in the process of being removed from said streaming services. It’s always great seeing creative artists stand up for their principles, especially when it’s done for the fans. But is everything quite as clear-cut as he would like it to appear in his Facebook post? Read more

[Deal] Amazon discounts its own hardware for Prime Day

 

amazon_prime_day_products_headerToday, Amazon is hosting its Prime Day with great deals on products exclusive for Prime members. If you haven’t signed up already, you can do so and still take advantage of the abundance of deals. Customers get a 30-day free trial and then have to pay $99 per year for the service. Amazon’s own products are part of the celebration but some, such as the Fire TV Stick, Echo, and Fire HD 7 Kids Edition have already sold out. There are still a few products from Amazon still available at a discount and the company could always restock and take more orders.

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New research report says tablet sales have peaked

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As new technology form factors like smartwatches and virtual reality headsets continue to grab the attention of the industry, one piece of hardware that has faded from the limelight is the tablet. Even Apple’s devices have been hit by the lack of interest on the part of buyers according to a new research report from Forrester Research, although Lenovo has managed to buck the trend. Read more