The most abundant connector standard in technology, the Universal Serial Bus, is getting ready for its most revolutionary change yet with a new specification that will be finalized in July of this year. Breaking physical compatibility with current ports, USB Type-C is much smaller than the USB plugs you're used to and is, perhaps more importantly, symmetrical. The reversible design means you'll be able to connect a Type-C cable without worrying about the plug's orientation or the cable's direction.

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A few days ago, Microsoft named Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Game Studios, to be their new overall head of the Xbox division. Now Spencer is using his time as the new leader of Xbox to go back and admit that some of the early decisions that were made surrounding the Xbox One console were not the best ones.

In both a video interview and in a longer podcast chat with Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson" Hryb that were posted over the weekend, Spencer was very open about the fact that the company made some mistakes when they revealed the Xbox One.

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After months of waiting for an announcement, Amazon has finally unveiled its latest project at a press event in New York City. The Fire TV is similar to set-top boxes like AppleTV and Roku. However, Amazon has decided to take a different approach to its product by minimizing the convoluted menus, increasing performance of the experience, and making the product more accessible.

Amazon's goal of simplifying the experience has been channeled into the menu system and its unique ability to initialize voice searches by speaking into the remote.

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We have seen graphics cards priced at hundreds of dollars or even $1,000 in the past, but today NVIDIA took that to a new level. The graphics chip company, which introduced its GTX 800M chips for laptops a couple of weeks ago, officially announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z,  which will set the high end PC gamer back $3,000. making it more expensive than even most consumer gaming PC rigs.

NVIDIA made the announcement as part of its annual GPU Technology Conference, The GeForce GTX Titan Z has two Kepler-based GPUs, which have a combined total of 5,760 processing cores.

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Even as Google continues to develop its Google Glass computing eyewear device, the company is also jumping headfirst into the smartwatch industry. Today, Android Wear was officially announced, which Google says will extend its popular Android OS to the wearable computing market.

Google's blog states that Android Wear will allow smartwatches to offer users the latest notifications for many apps, such as the newest posts on their social networking accounts, chat messages, the latest alerts for news, shopping deals and more. Users of Android Wear-based products can also speak into the devices to sent texts, make a restaurant reservation or call a cab.

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Chromebooks, Google's cheap, modestly powered laptops, make up just a tiny percentage of notebook sales. But Microsoft is freaking out about them.

Late last year, Microsoft launched a seemingly random, preemptive campaign against Chromebooks in a series of TV commercials. The ads attacked Chromebooks' lack of functionality and compatibility compared to Windows.

At the time, the ads seemed unnecessary: About 90% of the world's PCs run Windows.

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NVIDIA has announced that it will be dropping support for a large number of legacy cards to coincide with the release of its new driver. NVIDIA cards older than the GTX 400 will no longer receive full driver support (enhancements and improvements) after Release 340. While this might seem outrageous, some of these cards have been in circulation for several years.

While NVIDIA is discontinuing support for these graphics cards, it will not completely abandon them. NVIDIA will continue to provide limited support for driver issues and bug fixes until April 1, 2016.

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Sony helped to launch the Blu-ray disc player and format in 2006, which quickly defeated the rival HD-DVD to become the true successor to DVD. Now Sony has announced the next generation disc format, at least from a storage standpoint, with today's reveal of Archival Disc.

Sony and its partner Panasonic first announced their plans to create a next-gen disc format in July 2013,  Today's press release not only gives a formal name to the format for the first time but also offers up a roadmap for future disc support.

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Sticks are the new boxes, at least when it comes to getting the Internet on your television.

On Tuesday, Roku released its latest tool for streaming 1080p content directly to a TV. Like the $100 Roku 3 set-top box, the new $50 Roku Streaming Stick has a large selection of apps for streaming content, including all the major online services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant.

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Welcome to smartphone launch season.
Samsung has already announced its new flagship phone, and more from HTC and Nokia are reportedly on the way.

If you need to buy a new device now, here are the best ones.

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