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Pokemon Gold and Silver for 3DS will get a physical release (kind of)

Nintendo has a handful of notable Pokemon releases planned for September. On September 22, it will release an enhanced version of Pokken Tournament for the Nintendo Switch, and on the very same day, Pokemon Gold and Silver will be landing on the 3DS Virtual Console. Today we‘re learning that these 3DS re-releases will be getting something of a physical release Continue reading

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Norton Core router releases to secure your home IoT network

Back at CES in January, Norton unveiled an interesting new router called the Core. What makes this router interesting is not only its unique design, but also its stated focus: keeping your network of IoT devices safe. Seven months later, the Norton Core is now shipping out to US customers. Noting an in-house report that claims Symantec found vulnerabilities in Continue reading

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Volvo turns the 2018 XC60 into a solar eclipse viewer

At this point everyone knows that the solar eclipse is coming next week and ahead of that people have been trying to get their hands on eclipse glasses so they can look at the phenomenon without going blind. The catch is that a bunch of the eclipse glasses that came out of China were bogus and Amazon had to recall Continue reading

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Essential Phone first-impressions

In a crowded smartphone world you need to do something seriously special if you want to stand out. Essentials mix is a combination of pure Android, high-end build quality even a Vertu fan would have to give credit, and an ambitious roadmap of modular accessories, multiple form-factors, and a new generation of AI. Today, though, with the Essential Phone in Continue reading

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ZenFone 3 will eventually get Android O but you don‘t have to wait

ASUS‘ launch of the ZenFone 4 series just a week before Google is expected to launch Android 8.0 ‘O‘ has naturally brought questions of updates. While it is definitely expected that the ZenFone 4 will get Android O, the same can‘t be said for last year‘s ZenFone 3 line. In its press conference, ASUS assured fans that ZenFone 3 will Continue reading

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Hyundai offers up details on next-gen fuel-cell powered SUV

Hyundai has been working a next generation fuel-cell powered SUV for a while now and the last time we talked about that SUV was back in December 2016 when it was tipped to be in development and promising a 348-mile range. Hyundai is offering up some more details on this SUV at a hydrogen vehicle preview event held in Seoul. Continue reading

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Wii U Compustick mod puts Windows 10 inside a handheld

While portable gaming devices have long been in existence, the Nintendo Switch sparked the imagination of many makers and modders. While some of those have resorted to replicating the experience using a Raspberry Pi as the base, modder Banjo Kazooie went down a road less trodden. What he did was to basically stuff an Intel Compute Stick inside the shell Continue reading

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 teaser shows almost no bezels

Xiaomi arguably started this whole bezel-less trend when it put out the Xiaomi Mi Mix last year, a smartphone that was meant to be more of a commercial concept design. Now, however, everybody (except Sony) seems to be jumping on that train. So what is Xiaomi to do? It could try to do one better. The Mi Mix 2, which Continue reading

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Reddit to embed videos on any topic under the sun or beyond

It‘s a tad difficult to define Reddit in a simple sentence. Internet veterans will compare it with electronic bulletin board systems (BBS) or the younger Internet forums. Others might classify Reddit as a news aggregation site. While many will simply call Reddit a big mess. Soon, however, the site might have a new name under its belt: video sharing site. Continue reading

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BlackBerry KEYone screen fix has indeed happened

It‘s almost hard to believe that the BlackBerry KEYone, so far the last BlackBerry phone to hit the US market, is just a little over two months old. On the one hand, that does mean it still has plenty of time to make up for some missed opportunities. On the other hand, it does mean that it took BlackBerry that Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 8 leaked brochure tells all

By the time Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 8 next week, there will really be nothing left to be surprised about. While it isn‘t exactly spilling most of the information the way LG does, almost every aspect of the Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked, some even coming from official sources. Like this marketing brochure snagged from Samsung Australia, which Continue reading

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ZenFone 4 Max, Max Pro round out ASUS‘ 2017 team

If you were surprised that ASUS announced four smartphones at the same time, all of them bearing the ‘ZenFone 4‘ name, worry not. ASUS actually announced six. Yes, six ‘ZenFone 4‘ models with very close specs and confusing names. Rounding out the list are two ‘Max‘ phones that boast of large batteries and very long battery lives. That is, if Continue reading

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iPad Pro, iOS 11 videos prepare you for what‘s coming soon

While Androids users are anxiously awaiting the final name, and launch, of Android 8.0 ‘O‘, iOS users are also looking forward to iOS 11, set to launch this quarter. Even more so iPad Pro users, who have a lot of reasons to be excited for this release. To both tease and prepare such users, Apple has released a couple of Continue reading

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Xperia XZ1 Compact renders are thick like nobody‘s business

It seems that Sony is going to play the contrarian this year in terms of smartphone designs. While everyone is scrambling to banish bezels from their phones‘ faces, Sony is still sticking to lots of them in its upcoming Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. With the latter, however, it seems to be going above and beyond the call of duty. Continue reading

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Netflix‘s 7 billion 2018 content budget towers over Apple

Netflix is reshaping the television and movie industries and there‘s no signs of that changing. The company has expanded its movie library with a roster of original programming that has earned it high praise and faithful subscribers alike. Word has it that Apple is preparing to make its own bold entrance into the original programming industry, but its 1 billion Continue reading

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Star Wars Obi-Wan standalone movie tipped: Stephen Daldry directing

New Star Wars movies will be in theaters in a handful of months, but Disney is already looking years into the future. According to sources who have surfaced, the next standalone Star Wars movie will center around Obi-Wan Kenobi, though who will be playing him hasn‘t yet been determined. The sources claim that Oscar-nominated Stephen Daldry has been tapped to Continue reading

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iPhone 8 featured in McDonald‘s app advertisement

The iPhone 8‘s official launch is almost upon us, and it‘s an exciting time to speculate. The leaks have spanned all categories, ranging from design to hardware to rumored new features and back again. All signs point to the phone featuring an edge-to-edge OLED display, and that raises questions about what kind of iOS design tweaks will be made to Continue reading

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DirecTV NOW‘s Apple TV deal is back, but you can‘t find it online

Remember the free Apple TV deal ATT introduced at the launch of its DirecTV NOW service? That move was designed to lure in new customers, offering them the latest Apple TV hardware in exchange for prepaying a certain number of months of service. That deal is back, but you wouldn‘t know it by looking at the website. ATT is being Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 8 dummy unit reveals the phone from every angle

The Galaxy Note 8 was just bared for all to see in the form of a dummy model. Images of the dummy unit were posted on the Chinese website Weibo, and they reveal the handset from every angle. Assuming we‘re seeing an accurate representation of the phone, there‘s really nothing left to wonder about, at least as far as the Continue reading

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YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV, the company‘s livestreaming television service, has just expanded to another fourteen markets. This expansion follows a recent one that brought the television option to a number of major cities, and it will be followed up in coming weeks‘ with another expansion into an additional 17 markets. This time around, YouTube TV has gone live in big and moderately Continue reading

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iOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right

Apple‘s iOS 11 has a secret lockout option that temporarily disables Touch ID, a so-called cop button that could take advantage of legal loopholes about phone searches. While an increasing number of smartphones have fingerprint readers, and indeed all iPhones have for the past few generations, the idea that not all security systems are created equal goes further than just Continue reading

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Xbox One X pre-order date: This is when Microsoft will spill all

Back when the Xbox One X was first announced at E3 2017, Microsoft surprised all of us by revealing its release date right then and there. Thanks to that reveal, we knew from the start that the Xbox One X will be arriving on November 7, 2017. It was great to not have to wait for a release date, but Continue reading

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iPhone 8: The big wireless charging upgrade may just have leaked

A pair of photos have leaked showing what is claimed to be iPhone 8 wireless charging hardware. The hardware, assuming it is what the leakster says it is, likely pertains to the charging pad rather than the phone‘s internal components. Wireless charging is one of multiple features expected to be available in the upcoming anniversary edition of the iPhone, a Continue reading

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Essential Phone just made some huge Android promises

Earlier today, the Essential Phone went up for pre-order at a number of different locations, including Sprint, Amazon, and Essential‘s own store. That announcement was made in a rather long blog post that outlined what makes the Essential Phone special in a sea of other flagship devices. While some of that content is precisely what you‘d expect to read when Continue reading

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