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Briefly: House of Cards Comcast access, new rugged outdoor speaker

updated 01:22 pm EDT, Mon March 10, 2014

Comcast subscribers can soon purchase access to Netflix produced House of Cards

Comcast subscribers will soon be able to purchase access to the episodic series House of Cards without requiring Netflix, according to a report by Variety. The cable company has struck a pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, providing rights to sell the first season of House of Cards through its Xfinity Store service. The Xfinity store offers on-demand video streaming on a variety of devices for Comcast subscribers -- the company's own answer to Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. In a similar deal made with Lionsgate, Orange is the New Black will be available on the Xfinity Store in May.

Braven releases rugged, outdoor HD speaker, BRV-X

Braven has announced the immediate availability of its new rugged outdoor speaker, the BRV-X. Featuring Bluetooth and TrueWireless technology, the BRV-X provides easy wireless pairing with a second BRV-X unit for left and right stereo sound. Designed for use in conjunction sports and other outdoor activity, the Braven BRV-X can withstand drops, bumps, rain and more, and holds an IPX5 rating.

The speaker, priced at $230, is equipped with custom HD drivers, omnidirectional passive bass radiator and an indoor and outdoor switch that adjusts audio output to fit its surroundings for best sound quality. Able to run for over 12 continuous hours, the BRV-X can also charge USB devices, acting as a portable battery. Its heavy-duty strap easily secures the speaker on bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, tents and more.

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