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Moleskine Pen + Ellipse smart pen is a standalone way to digitize notes

Moleskine has expanded its smart writing system with the addition of its new Pen + Ellipse product. The smart pen combines traditional ink with tech to make handwritten content compatible with modern gadgets. Anything created with the pen is automatically detected, converted, and sent to a related tablet or smartphone where it can be accessed and used digitally. Moleskine previously Continue reading

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These are the first photos of an exploding star

Amateur astronomer Victor Buso took a photo of an exploding star at a moment never before captured. In the history of humanity, no known photo has ever captured the burst of light from a supernova, and Buso did it, basically on accident. The chances of this photo capturing this moment are one in hundreds of millions. Above you‘ll see images Continue reading

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Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition gets a weird Half-Life crossover

Square Enix is no stranger to offering bonus content for its games, and that focus has definitely held true for Final Fantasy 15. Though the PC release of Final Fantasty XV already has pre-order bonuses primed and ready to go, Square Enix has just announced a new one for early adopters who pick up the game around launch. Get ready, Continue reading

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Volvo V60 Cross Country confirmed

Volvo‘s handsome new 2019 V60 wagon will spawn a V60 Cross Country version, the automaker has confirmed, though there are still questions about the much-anticipated car. The 2019 V60 is the second of the all-new Volvo 60 Series, unveiled earlier this week, and the latest example of the automaker‘s so-called SPA platform in action. In addition to sharing the same Continue reading

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Airbnb Plus takes on high-end hotels with quality promise

Airbnb is taking on high-end luxury hotels with Airbnb Plus, a subset of homes from only the highest-rated hosts. The new category was announced today, as an option for travelers looking both for a more unique place to stay and more confidence that what they‘ll turn up to when they arrive will be as promised in the listing. That‘s one Continue reading

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Warcraft III remaster rumored as patch upgrades original

By this point, most Warcraft fans have likely given up on hope on ever receiving a proper Warcraft IV, but doesn‘t mean Blizzard can‘t revisit existing games. The company is doing just that today, launching a new patch for the nearly 16 year old game on its public test realm. This patch will go through testing among the PTR userbase Continue reading

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Amazon Go checkout-free store expansion tipped for 2018

Amazon plans to open as many as six new Amazon Go locations this year, insiders claim, its AI-staffed brick mortar stores that do away with traditional checkouts. The online retail behemoth opened its first Amazon Go store last month, using a combination of person-tracking and smartphone connectivity to automatically figure out what people were buying and charge them accordingly. Continue reading

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The first Android Go phones will bring affordable Oreo to MWC

The first Android Oreo (Go edition) phones will be revealed next week, Google has said, as it pushes its pared-back vision of Android for super-affordable handsets. Designed to drive pricing under the 50 mark in order to make smartphones more attainable in developing markets, Android Oreo (Go edition) - otherwise known as Android Go - strips out some of the Continue reading

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Bitcoin price trading just went live on Robinhood

Bitcoin prices may well jolt as major-player Robinhood launches their newest no-fee trading feature: cryptocurrency. The add-on to the Robinhood app and ecosystem was announced back on January 25th to some relatively major hurrah. Now, just under a month later, said feature was released in full. It is with this move that Bitcoin trading (and other cryptocurrency trading in general) Continue reading

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Super Smash Bros tipped for Switch release this year

The Nintendo Switch, as many of you are likely already aware, has enjoyed an excellent first year of retail availability. Though that first year isn‘t technically over yet, it will be soon, as the first anniversary of the Switch‘s launch is coming up on March 3. It‘s then that we begin what Nintendo itself has described a crucial second year Continue reading

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Lighthouse AI security camera takes on Nest

Google‘s Nest and Amazon aren‘t the only companies working on smart security cameras, with Lighthouse‘s AI-packing camera finally available to buy. Like the Essential Phone, it‘s another product out of Andy Rubin‘s Playground accelerator, aiming to take advantage of artificial intelligence to spot potential intruders while ignoring pets and changes in lighting. That stems from technology based in the sort Continue r

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Cat S61 Android packs heat-vision, lasers, & MIL-SPEC toughness

An Android that can see in the dark and has a built-in laser sounds like something from a Terminator movie, but it‘s actually Caterpillar‘s new Cat S61 smartphone. Upgraded the trade-friendly Android handset with a higher-performance thermal camera and better internal specs, the new Cat S61 also promises to oust some hardware from your toolbox. It should definitely be tough. Continue reading

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Final Galaxy S9 release-level pics and specs just leaked

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus have leaked the devices in their entirety. I mean basically everything you could possibly want to know about these devices, out there for the taking. It‘s an intense, insane, bonkers-level amount of information released at this point - though it‘s not as if we didn‘t expect such a set Continue reading

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Apple AirPods refresh could borrow key HomePod feature

In this post-headphone jack world we seem to be living in, Apple‘s AirPods (and wireless earphones like them) have become more necessary. Even though Apple - and pretty much every other phone manufacturer out there, for that matter - likes to release yearly updates for its phones, we haven‘t seen an upgrade to the AirPods since they first launched in Continue reading

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Peugeot 508 saloon aims to shakeup the D-segment

Peugeot has unveiled a new saloon car that it says will shake up the D-segment it feels has been stagnant for the last four years. The car is the new Peugeot 508 and it takes styling cues from the Peugeot Exalt and Instinct concepts. The vehicle has the i-Cockpit that was taken directly from the Exalt concept car. The saloon Continue reading

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All-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe gets diesel engine option

Hyundai has pulled the covers off the all-new fourth generation 2019 Santa Fe SUV. The Santa Fe is a big deal for Hyundai as the brand‘s best-selling vehicle with over 1.5 million units sold in the US alone. The all-new 2019 version of the SUV will go on sale this summer. For 2019 the Santa Fe Sport designation is being Continue reading

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Amateur astronomer snaps before and after pics of exploding star

An amateur astronomer called Victor Buso from Argentina was snapping pictures of the cosmos with a new camera and telescope. The subject of his images was a distant galaxy called NGC 613 about 80 million light-years from Earth. The images the astronomer snapped showed something that is very rare and a first for any astronomer. Buso was able to capture Continue reading

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Intel 5G lands in PCs next year

MWC is the biggest time of year for mobile manufacturers, and for Intel, this year its all about the future. In the lead up to the show, Intel has detailed its plans for the arrival of 5G mobile networks, and what it plans to do to usher in this new era. As it turns out, the company is planning to Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: why it still hasn‘t taken a hold

For a technology that‘s being billed by some as the next wave in computing, virtual reality, and even augmented or mixed reality, is pretty slow in coming to shore. Qualcomm just recently sang praises about how its Snapdragon 845 will power future wireless VR headsets. It seems to have fallen on deaf ears however, and if CES is any indication, Continue reading

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC adds Luigi, outfits, filters

Nintendo may have once been chided for being slow to move, but now it‘s doing things right on schedule. As promised last month, one of the platform‘s most successful games is getting an update today. Yes, Luigi makes an appearance but really only that, an appearance. Luigi‘s Balloon World has arrived and while it does offer something to do after Continue reading

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Huawei P20 prototype leak hints at curious design changes

MWC 2018 is just a few days away but, as far as new phones are concerned, it‘s expected to be a bit low key. Aside from Samsung‘s big splash, of course. Many major OEMs are skipping the event, including Huawei. That doesn‘t mean, of course, that Huawei doesn‘t have a flagship ready. The Huawei P20 might just be a month Continue reading

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BLU VIVO X brings four cameras to the mid-range table

Two heads are better than one, as they say, but why stop there? That is the line of thinking that BLU is citing for its latest VIVO X smartphone. And it isn‘t referring to the figurative head of the phone, a.k.a. the CPU. That‘s pretty much unimpressive here. In fact, most of the VIVO X will probably sound unimpressive. It‘s Continue reading

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LG K10, K8 2018 phones put the focus on photos

LG may have said it‘s tempering its smartphone frenzy, unlike Samsung, but that seems to only apply to its higher end phones. In addition to the LG V30 (2018), it will also be introducing two, actually four, new mid-range models as well. Carrying on its K series, the new K10 (2018) and K8 (2018) follow that pattern of small improvements. Continue reading

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Uber Express Pool lets riders wait, walk for cheaper fares

Uber started out as a ride-sharing service but has quickly turned more into a ride-hailing, pseudo-chauffeur business. UberPool (optionally) brought the service back to what ride-sharing is really about, ferrying multiple passengers on a single trip. Given how Uber works, however, that has been a hassle for both drivers and riders because of the unpredictability and inconsistency. Now Uber is Continue reading

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