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Nintendo Reveals 'Link Green' 2DS, Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition

Fri, 2017-11-03 18:25
The 2DS will be tempting for Zelda fans, but the Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition will only appeal to new players.
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Sony's AI Robot Dog Aibo Is Back

Fri, 2017-11-03 18:25
The latest member of Sony's pack features artificial intelligence technology, allowing the pup to learn from interactions and develop its own unique personality.
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Microsoft Patents Expanding Headphone Port

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
Rather than ditch the 3.5mm headphone port, Microsoft figured out a way to make it thinner on devices.
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Target Solves the 'Out of Stock' Problem in its Stores

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
If you visit a Target store and the product you want is out of stock, the store will order it online for you with free home shipping.
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Senators Grill Facebook Over Failure to Stop Russia-Backed Ads

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
Facebook, Google, and Twitter faced tough questions from US senators, though Facebook faced much of the fire—and its answers didn't sit well with some.
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Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
The feature is currently rolling out to devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
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Google Introduces $2K Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
The kit includes a touch-screen controller, speakermic, a 4K-sensor Ultra HD camera, and an Asus Chromebox.
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Google Docs Randomly Locking Down Innocuous Files

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
The service was mistakenly flagging certain documents as 'inappropriate,' blocking users from accessing them.
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Nintendo Switch-Like Gaming Tablet Runs Windows 10

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
The tablet combines an 8-inch Full HD display with detachable controllers just like the Switch. The big difference being this tablet runs Windows.
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Microsoft Unveils Surface Pro With LTE Advanced

Fri, 2017-11-03 01:36
The device features a Cat 9 modem with download speeds up to 450Mbps.
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What the F Society: PCMag Talks Mr. Robot Season 3, Episode 3

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
The PCMag staff took a Slack break from chopping all that wood and hacked our way through eps3.2legacy.so.
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Nintendo Reveals Switch Players Favor Handheld Mode

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
Handheld Mode comes out on top with 30 percent of owners using it most of the time, but 50 percent of players use both core modes.
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Nokia 2 Launches for $115 With 2-Day Battery Life

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
A 5-inch Android Nougat smartphone with a 4,100mAh battery built using a single block of aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3.
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Facebook, Twitter Find Russian Activity to Churn Out Propaganda

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
Facebook, Google, and Twitter are set to testify before a congressional subcommittee on Russia's attempt to use social media to influence last year's election.
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GameStop Launching 6-Month Game Subscription Service

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
As a PowerPass member, you'll only be able to check out one pre-owned game at a time, but can swap it for a new one as often as you like.
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YouTube TV App Heads to Your Living Room Big Screen

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
It's already possible to watch YouTube TV on your TV via Chromecast or Apple's AirPlay, but this new app should make things a lot more convenient.
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AI Enhances Smartphone Photos to DSLR Quality

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
The researchers trained an artificial neural network to study the differences between smartphones and DSLR-captured photos and automatically enhances them.
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Google CEO Promises to Fix Offensive Cheeseburger Emoji

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
There's something really wrong with the Web giant's cheeseburger emoji, and the Internet is not happy about it.
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Nvidia's AI Creates Artificial Human Faces from Celebrity Photos

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
Nvidia researchers used an AI algorithm known as a generative adversarial networks to create photo-realistic images.
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Cheapest Amazon Kindle Gets Audible Support Again

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:32
Amazon is touting the upcoming feature on its listing for the $79.99 device, noting that Audible support should be 'available in the coming months.'
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