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SNES Classic Goes Up For Preorder This Month, Nintendo Announces - Forbes

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:35

Forbes

SNES Classic Goes Up For Preorder This Month, Nintendo Announces
Forbes
Still feeling salty about losing your SNES mini preorder last week? I don't blame you, but fear not, as Nintendo may still have your back. In a move that is sure to temper at least some of the recent resentment within the retro gaming community, the ...
Nintendo says SNES Classic preorders coming in late AugustThe Verge
You can finally buy Nintendo's new $80 mini Super Nintendo later this monthBusiness Insider
Nintendo will offer SNES Classic pre-orders in the US in late AugustTechCrunch
GameSpot -VentureBeat -Kotaku -Polygon
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Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device - TechCrunch

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:05

TechCrunch

Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device
TechCrunch
Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebook's hardware-focused Building 8 product development lab, and will include a ...
Facebook has developed a low-energy Bluetooth module for a mystery hardware deviceBusiness Insider
Facebook reportedly working on voice speaker and video chat device with laptop-sized screenThe Verge
Facebook Reportedly Has A Video Chat Device In DevelopmentAndroid Headlines
Motley Fool -Bloomberg -VentureBeat -Mashable
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BioWare veteran Corey Gaspur, lead designer on Anthem, has died - PC Gamer

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:20

PC Gamer

BioWare veteran Corey Gaspur, lead designer on Anthem, has died
PC Gamer
Gaspur was with BioWare for nearly a decade, and has credits on most of its games. Comments. Shares. BioWare has announced that Corey Gaspur, a longtime designer at the studio whose credits include Mass Effect 2 and 3, and the upcoming online ...
Lead Anthem Designer at BioWare Corey Gaspur Has Passed AwayTwinfinite
Bioware Designer Corey Gaspur Passes AwayGameZone
Mass Effect, Anthem Designer Corey Gaspur Passes AwayGameSpot
International Business Times UK -Videogamer.com -Eurogamer.net -AppsforPCdaily
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Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless Adapter is no longer a massive USB stick - The Verge

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:56

The Verge

Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless Adapter is no longer a massive USB stick
The Verge
Microsoft today announced a new Xbox Wireless Adapter, for connecting an Xbox controller to your Windows PC, that is much smaller than the previous model. The old adapter looked to be about two times the size of a regular USB thumb drive, making it ...
The All Controller controls all your consolesTechCrunch
Microsoft shrunk the Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PCsEngadget
Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designsSlashGear
Neowin -Windows Central -Ubergizmo -Gaming Age
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YouTube Has a New Naughty Corner for Controversial Religious and Supremacist Videos - Gizmodo

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:25

Gizmodo

YouTube Has a New Naughty Corner for Controversial Religious and Supremacist Videos
Gizmodo
Today, YouTube clarified how it plans to handle videos that don't violate any of its policies but still contain offensive religious and supremacist content: hide them and make sure they can't make any money. The news comes as a status report on the ...
YouTube tries to mask its controversial videos by putting them in a state of limboMashable
YouTube gets faster, more accurate in fight against terror videosCNET
Google says AI better than humans at scrubbing extremist YouTube contentThe Guardian
Tubefilter -9to5Google -Official YouTube Blog
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Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Was Brutal And I Loved It - GameSpot

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 12:04

GameSpot

Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Was Brutal And I Loved It
GameSpot
Mario+Rabbids is really f****** hard. Like, really, really hard. I went into my three hours with the game expecting an XCOM-lite--a simplified strategy title for the Mario audience. It would be easy, I thought. Maybe even too simplistic and perhaps a ...
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle reviewNEWS.com.au
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Is Really Weird, and That's the PointIGN

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Lenovo's Moto E4 Plus will be available unlocked and on Verizon this week - The Verge

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:51

The Verge

Lenovo's Moto E4 Plus will be available unlocked and on Verizon this week
The Verge
Lenovo's beefed-up version of the Moto E4, the Moto E4 Plus, will be available on Verizon starting August 3rd, but it's also coming unlocked simultaneously to Best Buy, Amazon, and a couple other online retailers. Then, on August 11th, it will hit ...
Moto G5S & G5S Plus Mid-Rangers Are Official, Out This MonthAndroid Headlines
The Moto G5S Plus is official in the US: Dual rear cameras, metal unibody, 5.5" 1080p displayAndroid Police
Motorola continues to bring high-end features to budget smartphones with the G5S lineZDNet
9to5Google -Engadget -SlashGear -Android Central
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Amazon halts Blu phone sales over 'potential security issue' - ZDNet

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:56

ZDNet

Amazon halts Blu phone sales over 'potential security issue'
ZDNet
The Blu R1 HD, which is available for $60 on Amazon, was singled out by security researchers for harboring Adups software that transmitted users' private data. Image: Josh Miller/CNET. Blu, the US brand behind a line of cheap and cheery Android ...
Amazon removes Blu smartphones over 'security concerns'Engadget
Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones for including preloaded spyware, againThe Verge
Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concernsCNET
PR Newswire (press release) -The Next Digit -NDTV -Android Police
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HP Tips VR Backpack for Business - PCMag

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 05:11

PCMag

HP Tips VR Backpack for Business
PCMag
Dovetailing off its HP Omen X Compact Desktop gaming backpack, HP will soon offer a similar small form factor, VR-ready workstation plus backpack for the entertainment, retail sales, and simulation/training industries. The HP Z VR backpack stuffs a ...
Windows 10 backpack: HP thinks this strap-on workstation will be a hit with firmsZDNet
HP Z VR Backpack - World's Most Powerful Wearable VR PCYouTube

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Sony's turnaround strategy is working - Engadget

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 04:52

Engadget

Sony's turnaround strategy is working
Engadget
When Sony nominated Kaz Hirai to lead the corporation, he laid out an ambitious strategy that he titled One Sony. Hirai identified three key markets where he wanted Sony to be a leader: digital imaging, gaming and mobile, with the trio pushed accordingly.
Sony Records $1.43 Billion In Profit From April To June 2017Android Headlines
Sony sees recovery with a nearly quadrupling of profitABC News
New Version Of Minecraft For PS4 Still UncertainGameSpot
NDTV -Wall Street Journal (subscription) -Nerd Reactor -TweakTown
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New Galaxy Note 8 Image Leaks, S Pen Stylus Pictured As Well - Android Headlines

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 04:26

Android Headlines

New Galaxy Note 8 Image Leaks, S Pen Stylus Pictured As Well
Android Headlines
Evan Blass aka @evleaks, had shared one Galaxy Note 8 render in the last 24 hours, and he's now back with yet another image. Evan Blass shared an image of the Midnight Black Galaxy Note 8 variant yesterday, and that image showed us the front side of ...

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Set in a world as fascinating as it is terrifying, 'Tacoma' will make you think - Digital Trends

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:02

Digital Trends

Set in a world as fascinating as it is terrifying, 'Tacoma' will make you think
Digital Trends
Video game narratives too often feel like tacked-on ways to fill the gaps between action. They rarely strike a cord, make you think deeply, or make you question your beliefs. Some times, that's okay. Games are, after all, active by design: Making a ...
Tacoma review – narrative space game is engaging and convincingThe Guardian
Tacoma Review: Spacecation, All I Ever WantedUSgamer
Tacoma review: "A quiet and haunting examination of the ways corporations dehumanize us all"GamesRadar
TechRaptor -Critical Hit -Only Single Player -GameSpew (blog)
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Daydream VR Support Is Now Rolling Out To Galaxy S8 Devices - Android Headlines

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 02:58

Android Headlines

Daydream VR Support Is Now Rolling Out To Galaxy S8 Devices
Android Headlines
Google has just announced that Google Daydream VR support is now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Do keep in mind that we're talking about global availability here, as the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus units on T-Mobile ...
Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phonesTechCrunch
Samsung Galaxy S8 review: The best smartphone of 2017 now comes with Google Daydream VR supportAlphr
Galaxy S8 and S8+ Daydream support arrives: update rolling out nowSlashGear
Droid Life (press release) (blog) -9to5Google -NDTV -Neowin
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Mustang gets 'Good Neighbor Mode' after engineer has 911 called for loud exhaust - MLive.com

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 00:01

MLive.com

Mustang gets 'Good Neighbor Mode' after engineer has 911 called for loud exhaust
MLive.com
Nearly everyone can picture themselves with a pillow squished over their head as a neighbor's aggressive exhaust roars in the wee hours of the morning. One of those guilty neighbors was Steve von Foerster -- Ford's former head of vehicle engineering ...
Your neighbors will love the Ford 2018 Mustang, thanks to this exhaust silencerDigital Trends
Ford adds a 'mute' button for the Mustang's noisy V8CNNMoney
Hushed Horses: Ford Adds Quiet Exhaust Mode to 2018 Mustang GTCar and Driver (blog)
CNBC -Detroit Free Press -Cars.com News -Motor Trend
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Monster Hunter's 3DS RPG, Stories, Releases This September - GameSpot

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:59

GameSpot

Monster Hunter's 3DS RPG, Stories, Releases This September
GameSpot
Nintendo has announced a release date for Monster Hunter Stories, the next 3DS-exclusive installment in Capcom's long-running franchise. The game launches in the US on September 8. Unlike other games in the Monster Hunter series, Stories is not a ...
Monster Hunter Stories Brings a Turn-Based Twist to 3DS This YearShacknews
You Can Catch Monster Hunter Stories This SeptemberGame Revolution
Monster Hunter Stories Receives September 8 Release Date; Demo Coming August 10DualShockers
Eurogamer.net -WorthPlaying.com -IGN Africa -Just Push Start
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Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts - TechCrunch

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 20:23

TechCrunch

Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts
TechCrunch
Facebook has gone ahead and purchased Charles Jolley's conversational AI startup Ozlo. Jolley, formerly Head of Platform for Android at Facebook, will not be returning to the company. The Ozlo team is expected to join Facebook to work on natural ...
Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant into a Siri killerBusiness Insider
Facebook buys AI startup Ozlo to help build Messenger into a chatty virtual assistant that answers your questionsDaily Mail
Zuck sucks up upstart Ozlo so it can stop sucking at chatbotsThe Register
NDTV -Computer Business Review -AsiaOne -MobileMarketing Magazine
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Bluetooth Battery Indicator API Hitting AOSP - Droid Life (press release) (blog)

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:44

Droid Life (press release) (blog)

Bluetooth Battery Indicator API Hitting AOSP
Droid Life (press release) (blog)
According to information dug up on AOSP by XDA, Google is working to bring default retrieval of battery information from connected Bluetooth devices. For instance, if you use an Android device that doesn't already have this feature built in, you'll be ...
Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to AndroidXDA Developers

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Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement - Search Engine Land

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:57

Search Engine Land

Privacy group files flawed complaint against Google Store Sales Measurement
Search Engine Land
At a time when companies have growing access to consumer data from an increasing number of sources, privacy is more important than ever. But it's also important for privacy advocates to understand what's going on before they formally complain to ...
Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person PurchasesNPR
Google's new scheme to connect online to offline shopping scrutinizedArs Technica
Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping dataEngadget
eWeek -Android Headlines -Komando -MediaPost Communications
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This is why Steve Jobs got fired from Apple — and how he came back to save the company - Business Insider

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:20

Business Insider

This is why Steve Jobs got fired from Apple — and how he came back to save the company
Business Insider
According to a Recode report, ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been telling candidates for his old job that he's planning on "Steve Jobs-ing" it — a not-so-subtle indication that he intends to return to Uber as chief executive. Indeed, the rise ...
Uber's search for CEO hampered by deep split on boardSFGate
Uber is said to target titans of industry in CEO searchChicago Tribune
Ex-Uber exec Kalanick plans to follow in the footsteps of Apple's legendary bossMarketWatch
Quartz -TheStreet.com -CNBC -Daily Mail
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Niantic postpones its Pokémon Go events in Europe after its Chicago festival ended in disaster - TechCrunch

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:13

TechCrunch

Niantic postpones its Pokémon Go events in Europe after its Chicago festival ended in disaster
TechCrunch
Following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago this month, Niantic has decided to delay its upcoming European events, previously scheduled for August. These events were meant to further stoke interest in the still popular ...
Niantic cancels European Pokémon Go gatherings after Chicago fiascoArs Technica
Pokemon Go: Will Articuno Ever Return to Gyms?Heavy.com
European 'Pokémon Go' events delayed to ensure things run smoothlyMashable
Touch Arcade -Comicbook.com -Polygon -Mic
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