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Playing psychotherapist to a troubled AI in ‘Syntherapy‘

In the visual novel Syntherapy, everyone has a complex: The president of the university, the Clippy-like OS assistant and especially the depressed AI who you‘ve been sent to help. Not to mention the protagonist.Set about 20 years in the future, the g...

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Audi‘s next-gen Formula E racer has a tiny and efficient powertrain

Audi‘s latest Formula E car delivers a big boost in efficiency and weight savings, the company announced (as seen by CNET). The E-Tron FE07 shares the same carbon-fiber body, 18-inch Michelin road tires and 52 kWh McLaren battery with other teams. Ho...

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The Morning After: Black Friday deals on TVs, SSDs and more

While many of us are on our Thanksgiving break, Engadget‘s commerce editor Valentina Palladino and the rest of the team are focused on the days immediately following. We‘ll have ongoing updates about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you might be i...

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The best microSD card, SSD and other storage deals we found for Black Friday

Hard drives, portable SSDs, microSD cards and the like are not usually first on people‘s wish lists but you often can‘t go wrong if you gift one to your tech-savvy friends. No one will argue with more smartphone storage to hold hundreds of photos or...

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Comcast is hiking TV and internet prices in 2021

You‘ll have to pay more for Comcast‘s services starting next year. The company will raise its prices for both cable TV and internet, and according to a price list posted on Reddit, they‘ll be effective as soon as January 1st, 2021. According to the p...

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‘Star Wars Squadrons‘ next-gen update packs 4K, 120 FPS tweaks

Assassin‘s Creed isn‘t the only game getting a key update for the new consoles today, as EA pushed an update for Star Wars Squadrons. As previously announced, this update brings a slew of upgrades to players on next-gen systems.On PS5, that includes...

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Amazon cuts the price of its Fire HD Tablets in the run-up to Black Friday

These days, you don‘t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy tablet, especially if it‘s really just used as a screen. It‘s a role ideally-suited to Amazon‘s Fire series of devices that deliver a solid experience but won‘t break the bank. In the...

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Amazon discounts the Kindle Paperwhite to 85 for Black Friday

If the pandemic has helped you rediscover the joy of reading, Amazon‘s latest Kindle deal may be exactly what you‘re looking for. For Black Friday, the retailer has discounted the base 8GB Paperwhite with ads by 45 to 85. That‘s the same price the...

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DoorDash to settle DC lawsuit over unfair tipping practices for 2.5 million

DoorDash has agreed to pay 2.5 million to resolve allegations that it used customers‘ tips to subsidize delivery drivers‘ base pay in Washington, DC. If you‘ll recall, the attorney general for the District of Columbia sued the company last year, acc...

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TikTok‘s deadline for a sale has moved to December 4th

Remember that deadline the Trump Administration imposed for TikTok to either sell or face being shut down in the US? It already shifted back to the 27th - after TikTok complained the government wasn‘t responding to inquiries - and it‘s now moved agai...

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Amazon Web Services outage subsides after unplugging services for hours

If youre having trouble with some websites and apps at the minute, you‘re far from the only one. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which powers a huge number of internet services, is in the midst of an outage in one of its regions.DownDetector, which track...

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Amazon Web Services outage subsides after wreaking havoc for hours

If youre having trouble with some websites and apps at the minute, you‘re far from the only one. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which powers a huge number of internet services, is in the midst of an outage in one of its regions.DownDetector, which track...

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‘Star Wars Squadrons‘ next-gen update brings 4K, 120 FPS tweaks

Assassin‘s Creed isn‘t the only game getting a key update for the new consoles today, as EA pushed an update for Star Wars Squadrons. As previously announced, this update brings a slew of upgrades to players on next-gen systems. On PS5, that includes...

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AirPods Pro are down to a new low of 169 ahead of Black Friday

This might be the AirPods Pro deal to snag for Black Friday this year - and we still have a few more days before Black Friday actually arrives. Walmart currently has the AirPods Pro for 169, which is a new record low. They‘ve dropped to 194 before...

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‘AC Valhalla‘ patch brings a performance mode toggle to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Ubisoft is releasing the next major patch for Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla. Tomorrow you‘ll be able to download the game‘s 1.04 update. It comes with a host of improvements, but the most notable addition is a new...

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Software update for Fujifilm‘s GFX100 turns it into a 400MP camera

With its 102-megapixel sensor, Fujifilm‘s 10,000 GFX100 can already capture incredibly dense images that bring out tiny details in a subject. But with the help of new firmware and a technique called pixel shift multi-shot, the GFX100 can now capture...

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Software update for Fujifilm‘s GFX100 turns it into a 400 MP camera

With its 102-megapixel sensor, Fujifilm‘s 10,000 GFX100 can already capture incredibly dense images that bring out tiny details in a subject. But with the help of new firmware and a technique called pixel shift multi-shot, the GFX100 can now capture...

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NVIDIA Shield TV returns to all-time low of 129 before Black Friday

If you like the Android TV ecosystem, NVIDIA‘s Shield TV is a great streaming option if you also want something a bit more powerful than a standard Chromecast. It‘s an even more compelling pick now that it‘s down to 129 in an early Black Friday sale...

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‘Marvel‘s Avengers‘ hasn‘t turned a profit yet

Square Enix has yet to earn back the money it spent on the development of Marvel‘s Avengers. In its most recent earnings report, spotted by IGN, the company said its HD Games segment posted a 7 billion yen (approximately 67 million) loss for the qua...

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‘Worms Rumble‘ will debut as a free PS Plus game on December 1st

Worms Rumble promises to be a fresh spin on the classic Worms blueprint. Instead of turn-by-turn strategic combat, it plays out in real-time with up to 32 players in battle royale or deathmatch modes. Itll land on Steam, PlayStation 4 and PS5 on Dec...

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The Cuphead DLC is delayed yet again by the COVID pandemic

In what has become a regular trend throughout 2020, Studio MDHR, makers of the jaw-grindingly difficult platformer, Cuphead, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that its already-delayed DLC, The Delicious Last Course, has been pushed back even f...

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Nine top Black Friday eLearning deals

Growth is fundamental to our personal and professional lives. It challenges us to become better people and make the most of every day. The idea of developing new soft and hard skills, although overwhelming at first, is much more manageable and achiev...

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Square Enix will allow most employees to work from home permanently

Game developer and publisher Square Enix says it will allow the majority of its employees to work from home on a permanent basis. Starting on December 1st, the company will designate each individual worker as either home- or office-based.In both cas...

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A ransomware attack has shut down Baltimore County public schools

Students in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system have suddenly found themselves with an extra day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but it wasnt because of a snow day. As The Verge reports, an apparent ransomware attack took BCPS inter...

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