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FIFA 20, Potentially a worthwhile upgrade

FIFA‘s been a real guilty pleasure for soccer fans over the years. Every year, gamers complain about having to pay full prices for very few substantial changes. It‘s basically the same game every year, yet so many of us pre-order it with unquestioning loyalty. Player freedom and choice has always been a problem in FIFA. From the rigidity of Ultimate Continue reading

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Doom and Doom 2 mobile login requirement finally removed

In late July, Bethesda announced the release of classic games Doom and Doom 2 on mobile, bringing the beloved nostalgic hits to ordinary phones and tablets. The launch, though exciting, was heavily criticized due to Bethesda‘s frustrating login requirement users were forced to sign into a Bethesda.net account or else they wouldn‘t be able to play. READ: Bethesda will Continue reading

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NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

NASA continues work on its Mars 2020 rover, a vehicle that will be launched on its mission to the Red Planet next summer. Ahead of that launch, the space agency says its scientists are working hard to ensure the rover is ready to land and acquire samples from the planet‘s surface that‘ll eventually be returned to Earth. A key part Continue reading

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1993 Super Mario Bros. movie deleted scene discovered on old VHS

The Super Mario Bros. movie released in 1993 has enjoyed cult classic status for years, persisting through certain online portals through which new viewers can re-experience what was largely an amusing, cheesy film. The biggest collective in this fandom, Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive, has just shared a newly discovered deleted scene from the movie found on an old Continue reading

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Future YouTube Originals will be totally free starting next month

With few exceptions, YouTube‘s original shows have only been available to YouTube Premium subscribers, locking them behind a relatively pricey paywall. That will change starting late next month, Google has quietly revealed, when many YouTube Originals will be made free for everyone to access. This doesn‘t mean YouTube Premium subscribers should cancel their plans, however there will be perks Continue reading

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CDC reports nearly 100 vaping lung disease cases in 14 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Friday that it is helping local health officials investigate nearly 100 lung injury cases possibly linked to the use of vaping products involving liquid nicotine and THC solutions. These cases have been identified in five states at this time, but many questions remain unanswered. More than 100 cases of a mysterious Continue reading

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Disney tipped in talks with Ewan McGregor for Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show

Actor Ewan McGregor may resume his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Star Wars TV show, a new report claims. McGregor played the Jedi in three Star Wars movies and has previously expressed a willingness to take up the role again in the future. Disney has already revealed plans to release multiple live-action Star Wars shows on its new Continue reading

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Chuwi GBox Pro Review: lite mini PC for lite budgets

News in the computing and tech world often highlights the spectacular and, sometimes, the extravagant. While it‘s understandable that we get attracted by shiny products and powerful devices, not all consumers are swayed by those factors. Some need simpler yet still usable computers that can not only fit their budgets but also fit their aesthetic tastes as well. Those buyers Continue reading

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BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially dead

BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch that launched in 2014, is officially dead. Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were on the receiving end of a recent email advising that BLOCKS Wearables Ltd. is being liquidated. A backer-only update has also appeared on the product‘s Kickstarter campaign warning backers that the company has run out of money. The failure has been in the Continue reading

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Fortnite‘s first tournament with BRUTE mech suits starts tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the first official day of Epic Games‘ latest competition series, the Fortnite Champion Series. The game has had a number of controversies related to past tournaments, including the overpowered Infinity Blade that enabled players to absolutely slaughter their opponents. This weekend‘s event will likely prove more controversial, however, because it‘ll be the first round of competitive matches Continue reading

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‘Rocko‘s Modern Life‘ and ‘Invader Zim‘ movies arrive on Netflix

Classic Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko‘s Modern Life is back on TV in the form of a new movie called Static Cling. The new movie based on the ‘90s TV show is available to stream on Netflix, joining a newly launched movie based on the similarly classic Nick show Invader Zim. Netflix subscribers can stream the movies for free starting today. Both Continue reading

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Facebook pop-up cafes will offer free coffee and privacy checks

Facebook plans to open five pop-up cafes that will lure in visitors using free coffee and then offer them privacy checks while they‘re at the temporary destination. The free coffee will be offered to visitors who have a Facebook account and undergo the simple privacy checkups, ensuring their accounts are secure and set up the way the user prefers. Facebook Continue reading

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The 2020 Corvette Stingray spec we‘d pick involves a compromise

There‘s no denying the 2020 Corvette Stingray is affordable, with Chevrolet flipping expectations of its mid-engined sports car, but there‘s a tough decision involved when it comes to bragging rights. Unveiled last month, the new Corvette C8 promised to be not only powerful with its 6.2-liter V8 but relatively attainable, too. That‘s something many were skeptical of, only to be Continue reading

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Cat allergy vaccine treats pets to protect allergic humans

Though not quite at the same level as shellfish and peanuts, cats trigger an allergic reaction in many people, making it impossible to keep them around as pets. That‘s unfortunate, particularly in people who develop their allergy while already living with a cat, an issue that doesn‘t come with an easy solution. There‘s some hope, however, and it may come Continue reading

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Upgrading to the new Switch? Here‘s how to transfer your data

Last month, Nintendo announced that the standard Switch is getting a little bit of an upgrade by way of a new model that boasts increased battery life. While the new Switch doesn‘t offer any increased performance over launch models, that bump up in battery life might be worth a swap for some people, given the console‘s emphasis on portability. If Continue reading

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Netflix orders ‘Agent King‘ animated series about Elvis Presley

Netflix has ordered an animated adult comedy series called Agent King from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. The show will feature Elvis Presley as a covert government spy tasked with battling evil when he‘s not busy being the King of Rock and Roll, according to the company. Both Eddie and Presley will serve as the show‘s executive producers. American singer Continue reading

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Watch the Aston Martin Valhalla‘s near-otherworldly track debut

Some cars look fast standing still, other cars look just plain otherworldly, and the Aston Martin Valhalla manages to look a little of both in its first public testing. The mid-engined supercar formerly known as the AM-RB 003 began its languorous teasing back in March, but it‘s only now - coinciding with Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week - that Continue reading

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Popular migraine drug recalled over potentially serious bacteria risk

Brand name drug Relpax, a tryptamine-based medication in the triptan class of drugs, has been voluntarily recalled by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer over the potential risk of microbiological‘ contamination. The FDA detailed the recall this week, explaining that migraine sufferers who consume a contaminated pill may be at risk of potentially serious infections, as well as other issues like an Continue reading

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Runkeeper ends Wear OS support in tiny, active blow to Google

ASICS developed the activity tracker app Runkeeper, and Runkeeper was able to faithfully connect with Wear OS devices until this week. Users were sent a message this week by the folks that develop ASICS Runkeeper. This message suggested that as of app version 9.13, ASICS Runkeeper would no longer connect with any Wear OS by Google device whatsoever. Runkeeper is Continue reading

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Tiny Palm phone gets equally tiny 5 plan

As of today, the teeny tiny Palm smartphone can be purchased unlocked for use on most networks in the US. We knew this day was coming, as Palm opened up orders for the phone back in June. With this launch of the unlocked Palm, however, one US carrier has announced a low-cost plan to go along with it, apparently in Continue reading

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Pokemon GO World Championships 2019 leap beyond bizarre

On August 16, the 2019 Pokemon World Championships began, and the world‘s best players of Pokemon games competed for their respective crowns. This is far from the largest e-sports tournament in the world - there‘ve been far larger events over the past decade. But this event was special - this was the first international World Championship event in e-sports to Continue reading

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Bugatti Centodieci is a 9m 1,600hp homage to the iconic EB110

Bugatti is creating quite a stir at the 2019 Concours d‘Elegance. After the much-anticipated U.S debut of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at Pebble Beach, along comes the Bugatti Centodieci. In this crazy world of high-stakes number games, nothing comes close to a Bugatti, particularly one which takes inspiration from the iconic EB110. Let‘s start with the biggest potential hit Continue reading

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Battle Stadium detailed as new trailer drops

The Pokemon World Championships are officially underway, and The Pokemon Company kicked off the event by revealing some new information about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Some of this information came packaged in a new trailer for the game, while The Pokemon Company separately announced a Sword and Shield feature called the Battle Stadium, which allows you to take on trainers Continue reading

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Infiniti QX55 crossover coupe will bring style explosion in 2020

Infiniti automotive, the luxury division of Japan‘s Nissan, announced today the birth of a new crossover coming to its lineup of luxury vehicles. Infiniti plans to deliver the production-ready QX55 luxury sport utility coupe by next summer, telling us it‘s aiming to occupy the intersection of art, design, engineering, and technology. News of the QX55 was shared at the Concours Continue reading

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