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Here's a look at some of the stories making news and creating buzz around the tech world:
Some VR skepticism for streaming TV
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his streaming service isn't ready to invest heavily in virtual reality technology -- mainly because he thinks people won't binge watch shows using VR platforms.
“You’re exhausted after 20 minutes,” Hastings told VentureBeat. “We are more focused on a lean-back, relaxing experience.”
A fridge that's smarter than you are?
Samsung is going big into the Internet of Things market, and it is aiming to make a splash with its Family Hub Refrigerator, which is bills as the smartest fridge on the market. The appliance comes with a 21.5-inch touchscreen on the door and cameras on the inside that keep watch over your food. It also comes with a hefty $6,000 price tag. The folks over at CNet put the smart fridge through its paces, and have some interesting thoughts on whether it delivers on its promises.
Tesla steps up its manufacturing pace
Electric car maker Tesla says it will now hit its goal of producing 500,000 cars annually — including the Model S, Model X and Model 3 — two years earlier than expected, meeting that goal by 2018. Tech Crunch takes a look at what that means for the company going forward.
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