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  • Sky's Now TV box isn't a Roku replacement, but it's still a great deal

    Sky's Now TV box isn't a Roku replacement, but it's still a great deal

    It’s fair to say, no one was expecting Sky to release a dedicated streaming box for its Now TV service the same week Google entered the same market. But, it did, and with relative panache, too. Why? Well the hardware it’s using is based on Roku’s popular LT player, and it’s only charging £9.99 for it. That, in itself is a pretty good deal. There are, of course, some caveats. Most notably a custom version of the UI that denies access to certain channels — high profile ones at that. And, of course, it heavily pushes Sky’s own premium channels. Still, for such a low price, with no subscription to Sky’s own services actually needed, could this be the ultimate budget TV box for UK viewers? We compare it to the pure Roku experience to find out.

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  • US government will declassify Yahoo documents and court decision by September

    DNP US government will declassify Yahoo FISA documents by September

    Earlier this month, the US government was put in the hot seat with regards to the Justice Department’s 2008 battle with Yahoo over its request for user data. Yahoo fought the PRISM demand and ultimately lost; five years later, we’re finally going to be able to see the court decision that’s been kept under lock and key since then. The clock is ticking for the federal government, as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has set a September deadline for unveiling those classified documents. While this might be a victory for transparency, it’s important to remember that declassification doesn’t necessarily mean full disclosure. The government will still have the option to redact certain portions of text that it feels must remain classified. Considering its reticence to share the information in the first place, we can probably expect to see a liberal distribution of those pesky black rectangles.

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    Via: GigaOM

  • Panasonic KX-PRX120 offers Ice Cream Sandwich on a cordless phone

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    It’s easy to lose perspective on such things living in a city like New York, but people do indeed still have landlines at home. And really, in a world so dominated by the smartphone, why not get one that sort of splits the difference between the two? Granted, the Panasonic KX-PRX120 has the kind of specs that would make us shake our collective heads were it positioned as a standard handset, but as far as cordless phones go, it’s, well, certainly more exciting than what most people having sitting on their kitchen counters. The phone has a 3.5-inch TFT touchscreen display, a microSD slot, a WIFI / Bluetooth interface and an optional answering machine. The device runs Android 4.0 and gives you access to the Google Play store, so you can use it to Skype with help from its front-facing camera. The KX-PRX120 should run around £169 ($259).

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  • New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer

    New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer

    When we first got a desktop 3D printer at Engadget headquarters, we made a Weighted Companion Cube. And then a Mario figure. What can we say? We like to start small. Ivan Sentch, a programmer living in Auckland, is a bit more ambitious with his projects — he sat down and started printing a replica of a 1961 series II Aston Martin DB4 on his second-generation Solidoodle, piece by piece. Sentch has been working on the project off-and-on since Christmas of last year, and is now finished with around 72 percent of the body. Once finished, he’ll make a fiberglass mold of the print. Check Sentch’s blog in the source link below for some insight into the process.

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    Via: Solidoodle

    Source: Replica DB4 Project

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