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Comcast to provide free Xfinity Flex TV device for internet customers

Comcast to provide free Xfinity Flex TV device for internet customers

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it will offer Xfinity Flex, its streaming media set top box, and a voice remote for free to its internet-only customers. Xfinity Flex allows customers to browse and search for content from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime as well as free shows and movies that [...]

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Facebook unveils new Portal video chat, TV streaming devices

Facebook unveils new Portal video chat, TV streaming devices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services. The launch comes as Facebook is trying to pivot toward more private forms of communication, after years of slowing user [...]

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Police test ‘Spider-Man’ device as alternative to Taser

Police test ‘Spider-Man’ device as alternative to Taser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a “Spider-Man”-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect. Called Bolawrap, the device fires an eight-foot (2.4 meters) bola-style tether at a suspect to entangle his legs [...]

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