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Westworld: The Maze is an Alexa choose your own adventure game

Did the not so fake Skyrim: Very Special Edition Alexa game tickle your fancy but aren‘t too keen on fantasy settings? Don‘t worry, there‘s another spoken game waiting for you, this time with a match almost made in artificial heaven. After all, what better way to experience an AI-centric world than through an AI chatbot. That‘s the kind of unique Continue reading

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CCC Digital Key spec turns smartphones into car keys

We put almost everything inside our phones, from our personal data to our money. So why not our car keys as well? After all, smart homes can already be locked or unlocked using our mobile devices anyway. That‘s the future, frightening or otherwise, that car manufacturers are already building. Now the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is working together to create Continue reading

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Mojang Scrolls is so dead, long live fan-run Caller‘s Bane!

Mojang is best known for Minecraft. The problem with that is that anything after Minecraft has paled in comparison in terms of popularity and profitability. That‘s the tragedy that befell the generic-named Scrolls collectible card game that ultimately shut down in 2016. But out from its ashes rises Scrolls, now called Caller‘s Bane, but Mojang, now owned by Microsoft, won‘t Continue reading

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Xbox One won‘t have VR, mixed reality and this is why

The Sony PlayStation might be getting a lot of flak lately over its Fortnite cross-play snub, but PS fans can now gloat over the Xbox rivals over one aspect. The PlayStation has its own VR system and, if things continue as they are now, the Xbox won‘t. Microsoft is now practically going back on its own marketing that plays up Continue reading

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Leap Motion Project North Star can make you a table tennis pro

OK, maybe not, especially without the experience of an actual ball hitting the paddle or knowing the right amount of force to apply to a swing. But Leap Motion‘s hand tracking technology, combined with its Project North Star augmented reality headset, could give users an idea of what a table tennis game could feel like. And this is precisely the Continue reading

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Google Play Subscription Center: know what you pay for

Long gone are the days when a mobile app can only either be free or not free. In addition to the much-maligned ‘freemium‘ apps, there is also the case of apps that require recurring payments, a.k.a. subscriptions. Keeping track of those manually can be a bit inconvenient, especially with our human tendency to forget or make mistakes. That‘s why Google Continue reading

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Apple Sesame Workshop deal ushers in original kids shows

Following its recent partnership with Oprah Winfrey, Apple has struck another agreement that underscores its push into original content. The company has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind the popular children‘s show Sesame Street. Under this deal, Sesame Workshop will create original children‘s shows for Apple. The company announced the news today following a leak alleging as Continue reading

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Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Audio company Bose has announced that its Sleepbuds are now available to purchase. These truly wireless earbuds are designed specifically for night use, helping wearers get and stay asleep via noise-masking technology, among other things. According to the company, Sleepbuds is its smallest product ever, bringing with it all-new technology. Unlike other products, which feature noise-cancellation tech, Bose uses noise-masking Continue reading

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Growing Mars dust storm now circles entire planet says NASA

NASA has published its latest update on the Mars dust storm, saying it is now spanning the entire Red Planet. The storm has been underway for about two weeks, blotting out the Sun and forcing the solar-powered Opportunity rover into a deep sleep mode as it clings to the last of its energy reservers. The Curiosity rover, meanwhile, remains unaffected Continue reading

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The 2019 Honda Insight is the anti-Prius

The 2019 Honda Insight looks inoffensively normal, and in hybrid terms that makes it odder than most. At a time when you can typically spot a hybrid from a half-mile across the parking lot, Honda‘s decision to bypass the aero-prescribed blob and make a regular sedan seems almost lazy at first glance. Peer a little deeper, though, and you can Continue reading

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Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is back to take the battery crown

This week the folks at Xiaomi seem to have let some details slip on their next big, huge, gigantic smartphone. This is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3, and it‘s coming with not only a big body, but a big display and a big battery, too. Much like the first two Mi Max devices, this handset‘s most major asset will be Continue reading

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Facebook Groups monthly subscription fee testing underway

Facebook has launched a new monthly subscription fee feature for Facebook Groups, the company announced today. The new feature enables Groups administrators to add a monthly cost to the group, though Facebook says this is a pilot project at this time. Only a small number of Facebook Groups currently have access to the feature, but you may see a charge Continue reading

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NVIDIA AI transforms regular videos into smooth slow motion action

Most cameras record at an ordinary 30fps, though 60fps and even 120fps have become increasingly popular. Despite the availability of slow motion recording on some smartphones and digital cameras, though, most users record videos at the default regular speed rate. This is a problem for times when there‘s fast-moving action, but NVIDIA may have developed the solution. Slow motion video, Continue reading

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Mario Tennis Aces review round-up

After E3 2018, a lot of Switch owners are probably looking forward to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but while we wait for that game‘s December release date to roll around, there‘s another Switch title that requests your more immediate attention. That game is Mario Tennis Aces, and it‘s launching this Friday. Before it does, however, some reviews have already started Continue reading

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PGA Tour free livestream golf coverage arrives on Facebook this week

PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Facebook that will result in more than 60 hours of live coverage being streamed on Facebook Watch, the social network‘s video platform. Exclusive live Saturday and Sunday coverage will be made available on Facebook Watch, where the public can watch it for free. The streams will pull content from a total of eight Continue reading

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Pokmon Quest pre-registration hits Android, iOS: launch date revealed

A new Pokemon game was launched for Nintendo Switch in the recent past, and it‘s called Pokemon Quest. This game is packed with blocky elements and pastel colors, offering a chill take on the long-running franchise. We‘ve known for a short while that the game would also be released for mobile devices, and today The Pokemon Company gave an update Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 9 details leak in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 had a new leak this morning that showed the size and shape of the smartphone. This screen protector was one of several similar sorts of accessories revealed over the past week, each of them showing a device that‘s essentially a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a shape that‘s closer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This Continue reading

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Instagram reveals IGTV standalone vertical video app with channels

Instagram has announced a new app called IGTV, a vertical video platform for Instagram users to post content and watch videos. The content will be available in both the Instagram app and the IGTV app, the latter of which serves as a dedicated destination for video-only content. The app will launch in the near future, but we know all the Continue reading

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PUBG is copying one of the best things about Fortnite

Hot on the heels of the reveal that PUBGs long-awaited third map, Sanhok, will be arriving this Friday, PUBG Corp has made another big announcement. The company today revealed a new way to earn cosmetics, and it‘s calling it the Event Pass. If you‘re a Fortnite player, you likely already know where this is going, but you also know that Continue reading

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Galaxy S10: If this is it, will you buy it?

Today we‘re having a peek at a device which might well be very much LIKE the Samsung Galaxy S10 - in spirit, if not in literal photo-realistic reality. What we‘re likely looking at here isn‘t necessarily a photo of the Galaxy S10 itself, but a mock-up made to look photorealistic in basically all ways. Given the track record of the Continue reading

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Project Fi‘s LG G7 and LG V35 are up for preorder now

Two new Project Fi phones have gone up for preorder, with a pair of Android handsets from LG‘s latest line-up joining Google‘s carrier. The LG G7 ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ have both been added to Google‘s roster of Fi-friendly phones, offering an alternative to the Pixel 2 XL. They‘re among the most powerful devices that Project Fi is offering, Continue reading

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Moto One Power: Lenovo‘s Android savior

Not that Lenovo needs any help being saved, but their acquired smartphone business in Motorola hasn‘t exactly ruled the world in the past few years. For that, the Moto One Power might just be a saving grace for an extremely harsh period in time for mobile phones in general. The Motorola One Power represents the best of Android right this Continue reading

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AMC Stubs A-List subscriptions launch to challenge MoviePass

It isn‘t exactly a secret that AMC isn‘t very fond of what MoviePass has been trying to do since launching its 9.95 subscription service last month. The feud between the two companies has even caused MoviePass to leave some AMC theaters unsupported, but today, AMC is biting back by launching a subscription service of its own. Dubbed AMC Stubs A-List, Continue reading

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2019 Volvo S60 revealed: Swedish style but made in USA

Volvo has taken the wraps off the 2019 S60 sedan, the latest model in the Swedish automaker‘s route to reinvention, and its first to be manufactured in the US. Sport sedan sibling to the well-received XC60 crossover and V60 wagon, the new S60 is the third model in the all-new Volvo 60 Series, but also a car of firsts. It‘ll Continue reading

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