TECHNOLOGY


Are you tracking conversions from the SERP? Here’s why you should
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Are you tracking conversions from the SERP? Here’s why you should

Small businesses are having a harder time attracting new customers through Google search as consumers are now able to find the information or products they’re looking for directly from the search engine results page (SERP). This means they’re less likely to visit a company’s website and this makes growth more difficult for small businesses. To…


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Dyson Award won by plastic bags made  from dead fish
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Dyson Award won by plastic bags made from dead fish

Do you feel guilty every time you buy a plastic bag? How would you feel if that plastic bag was made from dead fish? That could soon be the reality according to Dyson, who crowned MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from “fish offcuts”, its coveted James Dyson Award.  Read our Dyson V11 review The best cheap…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

New round of DDoS attacks powered by WSD protocol

By abusing an improperly implemented tool present in almost 1m network-connected cameras, DVRs and other IoT devices, hackers have discovered a new technique to amplify the effects of denial-of-service attacks. The new technique abuses the WS-Discovery (WSD) protocol which is used by a wide array of network devices to automatically connect to one another. The…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Can’t wait for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? CoD: Mobile is coming out October 1

Call of Duty: Mobile has an official release date, and it’s coming out for iOS and Android phones on October 1 for all but a few countries (except China, Vietnam and Belgium). The free-to-play, multiplayer-only title shrinks the typical modern Call of Duty shooter experience down to smartphone level, with abbreviated controls and features that…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

A Google-backed 5G drone took off last week

Last week the HAWK30 drone, which has a massive 260 foot wingspan, took to the skies during its inaugural test flight at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California. The HAWK30 is a solar-powered 5G drone also known as a high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) that can fly non-stop for six months at a time while…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Walmart’s Game Day TV sale includes deals from Samsung, Vizio, LG and more

Football season is officially here, and that means it’s an excellent time to find Black-Friday like deals on a wide range of 4K TVs. Walmart’s Game Day TV sale includes discounts on top brands like Samsung, Vizio, Sony, and more. Our favorite game-day TV deal is the Hisense 58-inch 4K Smart TV that’s on sale…


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How to watch American Horror Story online: stream season 9 from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

How to watch American Horror Story online: stream season 9 from anywhere

We survived Murder House, Freak Show and even the Apocalypse, now it’s time to see just how twisted and scary 1984 is going to be – American Horror Story is back! From the trailers and sneak peaks that the co-creators of Glee have teased us with, 1984 is set to be a serial killers’ paradise. …


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Data leak reveals how Russia uses telecoms for surveillance

Documents found on an unprotected backup drive have given new insight into both the scope and scale of Russia’s system for operative investigative activities or SORM that is used for state surveillance of citizens’ calls, messages and data. Director of cyber risk research at the security firm UpGuard, Chris Vickery first discovered the exposed files…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Systemkameror: Spegelreflex och spegellösa – 10 viktiga skillnader

Du är på väg att ta steget in i fotograferingens underbara värld och letar efter en anständig kamera som du kan bygga ett system runt. Skaffar du en spegellös systemkamera (ofta även kallad kompakt systemkamera) eller en traditionell systemkamera med spegelreflex? Förr om åren var frågan lätt att besvara: Du var helt enkelt tvungen att…


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Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Google’s parental control software Family Link gains much-needed features

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, is getting a noteworthy update today with the addition of new features that will allow parents to limit screen time per app, instead of the device as a whole, as well as let them more easily extend screen time as needed. The features were first announced at Google’s I/O…


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Is Red Dead Redemption 2 getting its own Undead Nightmare? The evidence so far…
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Is Red Dead Redemption 2 getting its own Undead Nightmare? The evidence so far…

Halloween is just around the corner and things are getting rather spooky in Red Dead Redemption 2.  Since last week’s Frontier Pursuits update for Red Dead Online, players are encountering some rather peculiar “zombies” in the wild west (via Polygon).  While it’s entirely possible that these encounters are simply glitches, the sudden appearance of the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Apple AirPods prices slashed by Amazon – but should you wait for Black Friday?

Thinking of buying the latest Apple AirPods? Amazon has slashed the price of the true wireless earbuds, both with and without the wireless charging case, in a rare AirPods deal. The price of the AirPods with the wireless charging case has been slashed by £30, representing a discount of 15% – that’s the cheapest we’ve…


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iPadOS release date, features and compatibility details
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

iPadOS release date, features and compatibility details

Apple didn’t launch iPadOS when we expected it to, but at least it provided us with a release date that’s only weeks away. At its September event that saw the launch of the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, as well as the Apple Watch 5 and new entry-level iPad,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Oracle to open more data centres in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Oracle is planning to open three more data centres in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by next year in a bid to up the game against Amazon Web Services. The US software giant is planning to open one more data centre in the UAE, likely in Dubai, and two in Saudi Arabia as part…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

This ace iPhone XS Max deal will convince you to skip the huge cost of 11 Pro Max

There are a few things Apple is known for with its snartphones. Innovation, style, easy-to-use IOS. But perhaps above all, it’s the massive price tags. And nothing resembles that eye-watering price range more than the new iPhone 11 Pro Max deals. With that in mind, for those that want Apple in one of its larger…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Vodafone to open 24 new stores in franchise expansion

Vodafone plans to expand its retail presence with the opening of 24 new high street stores in premises that were previously vacant. The Newbury-based operator is expanding its franchise programme, inviting local entrepreneurs to manage stores with no up-front costs involved. Franchisees will be provided with devices to sell and will earn commission on sales….


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

The all-new Apple iPad gets a price cut at Amazon

The 2019 iPad was just unveiled last week at the Apple Event, and it’s already on sale right now at Amazon. For a limited time, you can pre-order the 10.2-inch Apple iPad with 128GB of storage for $399.99 at Amazon. That’s a $30 discount and the best price we’ve found for the latest iPad. The…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Comcast is giving away a free 4K HDR streaming player to cord-cutters

Comcast is trying to repair its reputation with cord-cutters and cord-nevers by offering a free Infinity Flex 4K HDR streaming box to its internet-only subscribers.  While the offer is brand-new as of this week, the box itself was announced back in March and originally cost subscribers $5 per month. Thankfully, Comcast has decided to cut…


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Facebook Portal TV brings video calls into your living room – via your television
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Facebook Portal TV brings video calls into your living room – via your television

Facebook has announced a new entry in its range of Portal smart displays, the Portal TV – designed to make use of your big-screen TV for large-scale video calls. Clipping to the top of a flatscreen TV, the Portal TV is essentially hacks your television’s screen and speakers, turning it into a smart display far…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

North now offers Focals smart glasses fittings and purchases via app

North’s Focals smart glasses are the first in the category to even approach mainstream appeal, but to date, the only way to get a pair has been to go into a physical North showroom and get a custom fitting, and then return once they’re ready for a pick-up and final adjustment. Now, North has released…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Facebook and Instagram bring music features to Stories in India

Facebook today announced a host of new features for Facebook and Instagram in India for users to better express themselves through music. Get ready for music in Stories, Live streams and on people’s profiles. Music is often regarded as an entirely new form of communication. For Indians, music is an integral part of their lives,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Ready to grab an iPhone 11 deal? These EE exclusives are the way to go

A dual camera set-up, the fastest CPU on the market and a half eaten logo – what else could we be talking about other than the brand new iPhone 11? And for those ready to invest in Apple’s latest, we have the perfect option for you in the form of a collection of affordable EE…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 32-core CPU leak shows it dominating the 2990WX

Two more benchmarks have leaked of the purported incoming Ryzen Threadripper 3rd-gen 32-core CPU, showing this chip considerably outpacing the previous flagship Threadripper 2990WX (32-core) processor – but not by quite as much as we’ve seen before. As you may recall, we’ve witnessed plenty of Geekbench 4 leaks for this CPU in the past, although…


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Microsoft October Event 2019: will we see a new Surface device?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Microsoft October Event 2019: will we see a new Surface device?

Microsoft has officially issued invitations to the press for an October 2 event held in New York City. While the company has made no allusions as to what it plans to show off during the event, there have been plenty of leaks and rumors in the past few months that all but confirm the imminent…


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The portable $399 Sonos Move is like having two great speakers in one
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

The portable $399 Sonos Move is like having two great speakers in one

Sonos has released their first ever portable speaker with a built-in battery: The $399 Sonos Move, which starts shipping to customers on September 24. After spending a few days with the Move, I can confidently say that it offers everything that’s great about the Sonos wireless audio system, but with all the added advantages of…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is now ready for India, adds Hindi support

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa now speaks Hindi. After the new update, Echo smart speaker users can head over to the Alexa app and change language settings to Hindi and “make Alexa Indian”. Like most tech companies, India is a key growth market for Amazon and Hindi being the fourth most spoken language in the world…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

About us

We love tech! We’re unashamedly geeky about it. So we’ll tell you what we think in a fair, unbiased way. That’s what we’re about. We’re able to promise this because TechRadar is the largest UK-based consumer technology news and reviews site (and now rapidly growing in the US and Australia), our editorial independence backed by…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

India bans e-cigarettes citing youth health concerns

India’s government has announced an immediate ban on e-cigarettes — citing youth-focused public health concerns. In a news statement following a cabinet meeting today finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ban covers production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising of e-cigarettes. Sitharaman suggested India’s youth are viewing e-cigarettes as a “style statement”,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free, with an optional $0.99 subscription

Anyone who wants to download the podcast app Pocket Casts can now do so for free. Previously, you had to pay a one-time fee of $3.99 to access the Android or iOS apps, but CEO Owen Grover said this approach seemed increasingly at odds with Pocket Casts’ goals, and with the vision of the public…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 boost fix works, but it’s really not as big a deal as you’d think

AMD’s finalized fix for the controversial issue of lower than expected boost speeds on its Ryzen 3000 processors has been tested, but it might not magically solve all of the problems with the boost clocks.  The fix does indeed up those boost clocks, there’s a caveat in that a more fundamental problem still remains. Namely…


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Death Stranding will be ‘really fun’, says Kojima – once you’re halfway through
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Death Stranding will be ‘really fun’, says Kojima – once you’re halfway through

It seems like every other day Hideo Kojima is spilling some new, odd details about Death Stranding. The latest? Death Stranding won’t get “really fun” until about halfway through. In an interview with Gamereactor at Tokyo Game Show 2019, the auteur likened Death Stranding to the Alien movie, revealing that things only start to get…


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Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box

Facebook wants to take over your television with a clip-on camera for video calling, AR gaming, and content co-watching. If you can get past the creepiness, the new Portal TV let you hang out with friends on your home’s biggest screen. It’s a fresh product category that could give the social network a unique foothold…


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DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

DxOMark’s night and wide-angle camera tests push today’s smartphones to their limits

Sure, you could take Apple’s word for it that the new iPhone’s cameras are amazing — or you could let some obsessive pixel-peepers perform some (mostly) objective tests and really get into the nitty-gritty. Pixel peepers in extraordinary DxOMark are here to help, with new tests focused on evaluating the latest gadgets’ night modes and…


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Facebook adds Whatsapp calls for smart display range – and a webcam for your TV
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Facebook adds Whatsapp calls for smart display range – and a webcam for your TV

Facebook has announced a new entry in its range of Portal smart displays, the Portal TV – designed to make use of your big-screen TV for large-scale video calls. Clipping to the top of a flatscreen TV, the Portal TV is essentially hacks your television’s screen and speakers, turning it into a smart display far…


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Four new full-frame Tamron lenses slated for October release – but only for Sony Alpha users?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Four new full-frame Tamron lenses slated for October release – but only for Sony Alpha users?

Back in August, lens manufacturer Tamron released a teaser that promised four new optics would be arriving for full-frame mirrorless cameras – and now another teaser points to an October announcement. The first teaser showed the company’s existing 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lenses joined by silhouettes of four others, one…


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Best smartwatch for iPhone: Apple Watch, Wear OS, Tizen and more
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Best smartwatch for iPhone: Apple Watch, Wear OS, Tizen and more

So you want to know the best smartwatch for your iPhone? The great news is there are a lot of choices right now packed full of interesting features while also sporting luxurious designs that will ensure your wrist always looks fashionable. The bad news is you’re going to have a very hard decision to make…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Best laptop 2019: our pick of the 15 best laptops you can buy this year

Welcome to our pick of the best laptops of 2019, where we’ve selected the very best laptops money can buy right now. No matter what your budget is – or what sort of laptop you’re after, our list of the best laptop 2019 has to offer, then we’ve got you covered. From powerful Ultrabooks, to…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now free with Rockstar Games PC launcher

Ready for another icon to grace your gaming PC’s already-cluttered desktop? Rockstar has revealed the Rockstar Games Launcher, the new home for the Grand Theft Auto titan’s titles on PC. It’s a pretty straightforward piece of software – you can buy a large selection of Rockstar’s games from the launcher, and then use it to…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

The 7.7TB Micron 5210 Ion is the cheapest large capacity SSD right now

The price of SSDs have been slowly creeping up ahead of Black Friday 2019 and yet there are bargains to be had – but perhaps not quite what you would expect them to be… A high-end, enterprise storage solid state drive happens to be the cheapest large capacity SSD on the market. The Micron 5210…


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The best iPhone 6S deals and UK contracts in September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

The best iPhone 6S deals and UK contracts in September 2019

When it comes to Apple, there is a clear divide between its top of the line flagship devices with their massive price tags, and Apple’s earlier, far more affordable devices with their mid-range specs – the iPhone 6S falls into the latter category. We’ve had a fair few new iPhones since the 6S, we’ve had…


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Amazon’s Alexa now speaks Hindi
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Amazon’s Alexa now speaks Hindi

Only about 10% of India’s 1.3 billion people know English. Yet, that is the only language Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa understands in the nation. That changes today. At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said Alexa now supports Hindi, a language spoken by roughly half a billion people in India….


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Coral color Pixel 4 officially outed on huge Times Square billboard

We’ve seen numerous Google Pixel 4 leaks over the last few weeks, including some incredibly convincing photos showing off the upcoming handset in a new (and rather eye-catching) orange color option allegedly dubbed ‘coral’. Now, the teasing is finally over, with Google confirming the new orange shade (with black accents) in a massive billboard in…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Google Home speakers get mobile calling feature, rolling out to Australia first

As it stands, Google Home speakers can be used to make calls via your internet connection, with or without your phone hooked up to them. However, the latest tweak to the smart home range will allow regular mobile phone calls to join this VoIP service. Currently only available to customers of Australian mobile provider Telstra,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Canon EOS 1D X Mark III could arrive in 2020 with in-body image stabilization

The first we heard about Canon potentially giving the sports-oriented EOS 1D X Mark II a fresh lick of paint was way back in December 2018. At the time, the rumor mill had Canon announcing the EOS 1D X Mark III some time this year (2019), although no other secrets spilled about the possible specs…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

Need of the hour is breakthrough disruption rather than incremental change

Disruption is becoming a persistent way of life and a vast majority of businesses have been impacted by the disruption. “We are all living in an unprecedented time of business disruption and in that business disruption; we need clarity about what we want on our technology and business investments,” Annette Rippert, senior managing director for technology…


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The Guns of Borderlands 3: A Revolving Journal
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BY Aaron Santos / September 18, 2019

The Guns of Borderlands 3: A Revolving Journal

From corroding the oversized armor of the arrogant Crimson Lance to shorting out deranged mechs Borderlands has always excelled at giving our bloodthirsty id something to wallow in. Now the new game is upon us, and, if you’re like me, you’re probably curious what tools of destruction 2K has given us. So, to quell our…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

FarmWise and its weed-pulling agribot harvest $14.5M in funding

Automating agriculture is a complex proposition given the number and variety of tasks involved, but a number of robotics and autonomy companies are giving it their best shot. FarmWise seems to have impressed someone — it just raised $14.5 million to continue development of its autonomous weeding vehicle. Currently in the prototype stage, these vehicles…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Medical data of millions of Americans available online

The medical images and health data of millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, have been discovered on unsecured servers. The records cover over 5m patients in the US as well as millions more around the world and in some cases, these images and private data can be viewed by anyone with access…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Mario Kart Tour release date, price and trailer

Nintendo’s smartphone games shrink down their source experience to enjoy on the go, and the next one is big: Mario Kart Tour. This will be the third mobile Mario game, following Super Mario Run and Dr. Mario World – but of course, on the go-karts and tracks beloved by gamers for decades. Mario Kart Tour…


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35 Ways To Celebrate The Transformers 35th Anniversary
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

35 Ways To Celebrate The Transformers 35th Anniversary

As a kid on his way home from school in the mid-80s, few things got me more excited than the prospect of rushing through the door, flinging down my bag, and catching the latest episode of Transformers. It was a ritual in my house, and the characters, music, and images of that cartoon are embedded…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

GoDaddy’s new solution bundles a website builder with marketing tools

Web hosting provider GoDaddy has launched a new solution called Websites + Marketing which pairs an easy-to-use website builder with a suite of marketing tools to help small businesses grow and reach new customers. Alongside its new offering, the company also introduced GoDaddy InSight and this smart technology provides tailored guidance to help entrepreneurs achieve…


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Best Acer laptops 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Best Acer laptops 2019

When you consider everything the best Acer laptops have to offer, it’ll make a lot of sense to choose one to replace your old laptop or upgrade to a more powerful one. The best Acer laptops, after all, are an excellent mix of affordability, reliability and top-notch performance, only compromising on things that aren’t deal-breakers,…


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The best co-op PC games 2019: top games to play with friends
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best co-op PC games 2019: top games to play with friends

Take your pick of the best co-op PC games 2019 has on offer. They’re proof that there are few PC gaming experiences quite as giddy as playing alongside a friend.  Whether you’re navigating an RPG that will take months to complete or anxiously creeping through a permadeath rogue-like, playing together pulls the game out of…


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The best Steam games 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best Steam games 2019

Currently delving into the world of Steam to find the best Steam games 2019 has on offer? We can’t blame you. Steam is simply the best place to hunt for new PC games, if you’re looking to get into the very best PC games. That’s because the platform touts more than 23,000 titles (and counting)….


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Apple Watch sale at Walmart: the Apple Watch 4 gets a $100 price cut

Thanks to the recent announcement of the Apple Watch Series 5, you can now find fantastic discounts on the Apple Watch 4. Walmart currently has the Apple Watch 4 on sale for $329. That’s a $100 discount and the lowest price we’ve found for the 44mm model smartwatch. If you’re interested in a cellular plan,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

HMA VPN 5.0 adds new locations and enhanced privacy options

In the latest version of its VPN, HMA (formerly known as HideMyAss!) has completely redesigned its software to simplify privacy for users while offering new features for Windows, Mac and Android devices. A recent global study conducted by the firm found that 47 percent of people agree that privacy is a human right and 84…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Daily Crunch: The iPhone 11 goes to Disneyland

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark Matthew Panzarino continues his tradition of testing out the…


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Overwatch Introduces Lego-Themed Event Today
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Overwatch Introduces Lego-Themed Event Today

Beginning today and running through September 30, Overwatch players can unlock a Lego-inspired skin for Bastion by simply netting nine wins in any mode. The appropriately named Bastion Brick Challenge brings 12 different rewards in total that are handed out for every three wins. Win your first three games and you’ll earn two new Bastion…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Pax Labs’ Bharat Vasan is out as CEO

Bharat Vasan is no longer the Chief Executive Officer at Pax Labs, the consumer tech company that makes cannabis vaporizers. A source familiar with the situation said that the board of directors made the decision to remove Vasan from the CEO role. His last day was Friday. We’ve reached out to Vasan for comment. Pax…


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Champions League 2019-20 live stream: how to watch every football match online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Champions League 2019-20 live stream: how to watch every football match online from anywhere

Ready to go again? The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 is officially here with Europe’s best football teams trying to claim soccer supremacy on the continent. Liverpool are the champions, but this year’s competition is looking like one of the hardest to call in years. And you can watch every single game by following our Champions…


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Natural lighting is the key to Apple’s remodeled Fifth Ave. store
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Natural lighting is the key to Apple’s remodeled Fifth Ave. store

When it opened in 2006, Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship quickly became a top destination for New York City residents and tourists, alike. The big, glass cube was a radical departure from prior electronics stores, serving as the entrance to a 24-hour subterranean retail location. Location didn’t hurt either, with the company planting its flag across…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best ways to keep your Surface Pro charged on the go

This article originally appeared on Windows Central and has been inducted into our Back to School guide Not using a standard connector for charging limits your options with the Surface Pro and mobile charging. While phones are easily connected to battery packs or car chargers, the Surface Pro requires a little more thought when you’re…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Fake ad blocker extensions used in ad fraud scheme

Users trying to clean up their web browsing experience by installing an ad blocking extension may want to think twice as new research from AdGuard has revealed that many popular ad blockers are not only fake but also malicious. After a thorough investigation of the ad blockers available on the Chrome Web Store, the firm…


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Resident Evil 8: release date, news and trailers
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Resident Evil 8: release date, news and trailers

When it was first released in 2017, Resident Evil 7 was a much-needed rejuvenation for the classic horror franchise. Capcom departed from its usual formula in a big way and even took the opportunity to embrace new experiences with PlayStation VR. This risk paid off and a large proportion of fans and critics embraced the…


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NHL 20 Review – Off The Post
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

NHL 20 Review – Off The Post

Publisher: EA Sports Developer: EA Vancouver Release: September 13, 2019 Rating: Everyone 10+ Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One NHL 20 is that team that didn’t make moves in the off-season beyond conditioning its current players and adding mid-tier free agents. After going big last year with a new skating and physics engine,…


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Resident Evil ‘Project Resistance’: release date, news and trailers
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Resident Evil ‘Project Resistance’: release date, news and trailers

Not had enough Resident Evil this year? Then you’re in luck. Capcom officially announced Project Resistance at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Hot on the heels of Resident Evil 2 Remake – and scratching that horror itch while we wait for news on Resident Evil 8 – Project Resistance is a new 1v4 asymmetric online survival…


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Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Rockstar Games Is The Latest Company To Put Out Its Own PC Game Launcher

In recent years, several companies have tried their hands at creating their own PC game launchers. While Steam and Battle.net remain mainstay launchers, the Epic Games Store has most recently made waves in the space. Rockstar Games is the latest company to jump in with the hopes of becoming the one stop for all your…


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How Crossplay Works In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

How Crossplay Works In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare

Publisher: Activision Developer: Infinity Ward Release: October 25, 2019 Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC A hot topic in the conversation surrounding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to this point has been how Infinity Ward will handle crossplay. The team has said the highly anticipated shooter will feature full crossplay between platforms, but further details…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Amazon Echo in your wishlist? Amazon’s dropping prices before Black Friday

Amazon has slashed the price of its Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Plus (first generation), and Amazon Echo Dot speakers – all of which are ‘Certified Refurbed’ by the tech giant.  That means these deals are for Amazon Echo speakers that have been pre-owned and then “refurbished and tested to look and work like new”, according…


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World of Warcraft Classic Review – Not Just Nostalgia
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

World of Warcraft Classic Review – Not Just Nostalgia

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Release: November 22, 2004 Rating: Teen Reviewed on: PC Also on: Mac World of Warcraft has truly withstood the test of time. With WoW Classic, players can visit the title as it once was, without any of the daily quests, group-finding features, or streamlined leveling. In WoW Classic, you…


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Google Fi gets an unlimited plan
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Google Fi gets an unlimited plan

For the longest time, Google Fi didn’t play the unlimited calls, text and data game and instead focused on offering pretty affordable and flexible plans with a price cap of $80 (before taxes and government fees). Today, however, Google is introducing Fi Unlimited, which, as you’ve probably figured out from the name, is more akin…


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The best O2 phone deals in September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best O2 phone deals in September 2019

O2 has been killing it with deals recently, we’ve been seeing some of our absolute favourite offers coming up with this provider in the start of 2019. While offers from O2 themselves aren’t too strong, 3rd party retailers (like Mobiles.co.uk and Carphone Warehouse) have been throwing out consistently strong deals with O2. The company has…


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Best waterproof camera 2019: 5 great rugged cameras
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Best waterproof camera 2019: 5 great rugged cameras

If you’re off on holiday, the chances are you’re going to get close to some water, whether it’s a hotel pool or the deep blue sea.  It’s also likely you’ll want to capture some snaps of your aquatic adventures – and most cameras won’t thank you for taking them anywhere near water. Regarding their rugged…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Philips Hue bulbs can now hook up to your TV screen for immersive lighting

Philips, maker of color-projecting Ambilight TVs and Philips Hue smart bulbs, is bridging its iconic technologies for a real light show. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a cabled way to hook up Philips Hue bulbs in your home with your TV – unsurprisingly through HDMI. Much like the Ambilight system on many…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Leica finally makes its M Monochrom Signature by Andy Summers model official

Thanks to a handful of leaked images that surfaced a few weeks back we knew the Leica M Monochrom Signature by Andy Summers was on the way, and now Leica has made the camera official. The company says the special edition of the full-frame rangefinder is being released both to honor the work of the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Battlestar Galactica returns on NBC’s new streaming service in April 2020

NBCUniversal has just announced that its new streaming service – Peacock – will be available in April 2020 with over 15,000 hours of content.  Among that content will be movies from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation as well as new series from creators Mike Schur (known for his work on The Good Place)…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best Xbox One X prices, bundles and deals in September 2019: where to buy the 4K Xbox

We’ve actually had a solid few months of excellent Xbox One X prices recently. It’s still the most expensive console on the market, but we’re seeing bundles coming in way under the initial release price, and often with a free game too. Gamers looking for the most powerful console ever made have have been keen…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro at Verizon: Pre-order today and save up to $700

If you’re looking to save money on the newest iPhone 11, then you’ve come to the right place. Verizon is offering up to $700 in savings on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro when you trade-in a qualifying phone and switch to a Verizon Unlimited plan. The iPhone 11 was unveiled last week at…


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The best cheap PlayStation VR bundles, prices and deals in September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best cheap PlayStation VR bundles, prices and deals in September 2019

PlayStation VR bundles are cheaper than you might think nowadays and we’re here to show you the best ones in both the US and UK today. Sony cut the official price of all its bundles a while back and most of them come packing the PS4 camera too, which you actually need to make the…


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OnePlus 7T release date, price, news and leaks
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

OnePlus 7T release date, price, news and leaks

The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro haven’t been out long, but OnePlus typically refreshes the range with a ‘T’ model later in the year and we’re expecting the same to happen this year. That might surprise you – after all, the Pro model is a new part of the range so could easily have…


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What is Amazon Music Unlimited?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

What is Amazon Music Unlimited?

If you’re looking for unlimited, ad-free music across devices and you’re already an Amazon customer, it could be time to check out the online shopping giant’s Music Unlimited service, which challenges Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube Music head-on with aggressively priced subscription packages. Available as an app on-the-go, or on all your smart home Alexa-enabled…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Intel Tiger Lake leak appears, and it looks slightly faster than Ice Lake

Intel Ice Lake processors (CPUs) have just come out, but we’re already starting to see leaks about Tiger Lake, the next 10 nanometer (nm) CPUs that will be filling a laptop near you. Now, there aren’t a lot of details in this leak tweeted out by InstLatX64, but what is there seems incredibly solid. It’s…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

O2 5G powers smart ambulance trials

O2 will provide mobile connectivity for a trial of smart ambulances that aims to improve the speed of a patient’s diagnosis and the level of treatment that can be offered by paramedics. The project will see a standard ambulance equipped with technology and 5G capabilities, allowing paramedics to conduct checks, collect data and communicate with…


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The Sony RX100 VII is the best compact camera you can buy
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The Sony RX100 VII is the best compact camera you can buy

Sony’s latest advanced compact camera is the highly pocketable RX100 VII, the seventh iteration of the RX100. Since its debut, this line of cameras has proven a very popular option among enthusiasts looking for a great travel camera, vloggers, and even pros who want a compact backup option just in case. The RX100 VII should…


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Amazon Music takes on Tidal with Hi-Res Audio streaming
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Amazon Music takes on Tidal with Hi-Res Audio streaming

Amazon has announced that its bringing Hi-Res Audio to its music streaming platform, Amazon Music Unlimited.  Called Amazon Music HD, the new streaming tier will give audiophiles and casual music fans alike access to “the highest quality streaming audio available”, according to the tech giant. Over 50 million lossless songs will be available in CD-quality,…


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Lenovo unveils next generation of enterprise ThinkCentre PCs and ThinkPad laptops in India
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Lenovo unveils next generation of enterprise ThinkCentre PCs and ThinkPad laptops in India

Lenovo has announced the next generation of its ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre PC for enterprise users. The new products also reassert Lenovo’s focus on providing security solutions and bridging with the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. The company’s enterprise PC range gets four new laptops– ThinkPad T490, X390, P43s and P1 Gen 2 and two…


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Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning

As part of Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple had previously invested $200 million in May 2017. The company says that the new investment will support research and development for precision glass processes. While…


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E3 2020 could be massively different from previous game shows
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

E3 2020 could be massively different from previous game shows

It looks like E3 2020 is going to take a very different form to previous trade shows.  According to a pitch deck proposal from the Entertainment Software Association for next year’s event (obtained by GamesIndustry.biz), E3 2020 will focus on being a “fan, media, and influencer festival” rather than a trade show. In other words,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

This insanely cheap $136 PC is basically a triangle made out of wood

It has a weird name and an even weirder shape. Meet the Acute Angle AA B4 Mini PC, currently on sale at Gearbest for $135.99 when you use the coupon code GBCNAA-B4 at the checkout. This one-of-its-kind computer (review here) is made of wood and is triangular in shape, making it the almost-perfect companion for…


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Borderlands 3 cloud save bug is fixed – but has cost some PC gamers dearly
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 cloud save bug is fixed – but has cost some PC gamers dearly

Borderlands 3 players on PC have been suffering at the hands of a cloud save bug which has irrevocably deleted saved games in some cases, and although a fix has been applied, those who have already lost all their progress are out of luck. Polygon reports that it has experienced similar issues, with the bug…


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What was the best phone deal of the year? You’ll find out at our awards next month
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

What was the best phone deal of the year? You’ll find out at our awards next month

Frankly, the UK public are spoilt rotten by the mobile phone deals that retailers and networks throw at them week in, week out. From Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day and everywhere in between, there’s pretty much always a fabulous freebie or delectable discount to take advantage of. But if you’ve ever wondered what the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

UK outpaced by other 5G nations despite modest speed increase

5G networks powered by mid-range spectrum offer speeds close to those enabled by higher capacity millimetre Wave (mmWave) frequencies, Opensignal’s latest figures have suggested. 5G will use a mixture of low, mid and high-band spectrum, each of which offers a combination of range and capacity.   The US, which is using mmWave spectrum, still has…


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Samsung Galaxy S11: what we want to see
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S11: what we want to see

We’re not expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S11 release for a while since, if Samsung continues its yearly cycles for phone releases, it will be out in or around February 2020 – but we’ve already been seeing some hints and clues as to what we can expect from it. On top of that there…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Why go for the iPhone 11 when iPhone XR deals have just crashed down in price?

The iPhone 11 might be the apple of your eye (sorry!) but as tempting as its processing prowess and camera capabilities might be, its daunting price tag is a reminder of why it might not quite be worth the investment yet. But what is certainty proving to be a smart purchase right now is iPhone…


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Nissan reveals the ‘ultimate’ gaming chairs – which you won’t be able to buy
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Nissan reveals the ‘ultimate’ gaming chairs – which you won’t be able to buy

Nissan has revealed concept designs for the ultimate gaming chairs, although it doesn’t want to make them as actual products – it’s just showing the likes of Secretlab how it should be done. So how should it be done? In honor of National Video Games Day – which actually happened last Thursday (yes, we missed…


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QLED TV: Samsung’s panel technology explained
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

QLED TV: Samsung’s panel technology explained

You’ll have likely seen it gracing the big banners at tech events and the ads at your local tech store, but what is QLED? If you’re on the lookout for a new television, you’ll likely have come across the odd QLED TV from electronics and TV brand Samsung. However, it can be hard to pick…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Google Stadia coming to Android TV, according to leaked images

The Google Stadia video game streaming service is set to come to the Android TV platform, if a recent leak is anything to go by. The leak comes courtesy of an attendee at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, where we also caught sight of BT Sport’s first live 8K broadcast. A swiftly-snapped presentation slide…


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Apple Arcade is already live for some iPhone users
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Apple Arcade is already live for some iPhone users

Can’t wait for the Apple Arcade release date on September 19? If you’re using the iOS 13 beta on iPhone, you might not have to – as some users are reporting that Apple’s gaming platform is already appearing in the App Store. Using an iOS 13 beta, TechRadar was able to sign up for Apple…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Google is bringing data saver feature to Android TVs

Google said on Tuesday it is bringing a set of new features to Android TVs to improve the experience of users who rely on mobile hotspots to connect their giant devices to the internet. The features, developed by Google’s Next Billion Users team, will be first rolled out to users in India and then in…


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Best 4G tablets in India under Rs 15,000 for September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Best 4G tablets in India under Rs 15,000 for September 2019

While smartphones these days sport bigger displays than ever, they still do not offer the same experience as a tablet. For people who consume a lot of visual content, tablets are a great way to enhance the viewing experience. The best 4G tablets are those which offer a combination of great display and superior audio…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Official Nintendo Switch SNES controllers are now on sale

The Nintendo Switch is becoming a very capable retro console, especially if you’re into Nintendo’s own back catalogue of games. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch Online deal, you can access classic NES and SNES (Super Nintendo) games through the transforming handheld. And now, you can get a gamepad fit for the task. Joining the console’s…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

How OxygenOS became the driving force of OnePlus products: A chat with Szymon Kopeć

In 2019, you’ve likely heard the name ‘OnePlus’ from commercials, friends, internet or maybe younger siblings but it wasn’t always the case. We’ve seen OnePlus rising from where it was and one of the main reasons behind its popularity and growth is the software experience on its phones. OnePlus now ships all its phones running…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Foxtel Now mobile app gets retired, replaced by Foxtel Go from today

In an effort to seemingly confuse as many people as possible, Foxtel has announced that it will kill off its Foxtel Now mobile app, migrating the latter’s functionality over to the very similar Foxtel Go mobile app. Starting today, Foxtel Now app users on iPhone and iPad will be directed to download the Foxtel Go…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

The best cheap 4K TV deals in Australia for September 2019

With so many great 4K televisions to choose from, making a decision about which one to purchase for your family may very well come down to price. A good cheap 4K TV deal can be hard to refuse, and these days there are more great TVs at even better prices than ever before.  If you…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Generate a return on data capital with autonomous database capabilities

Non-autonomous databases are forcing large enterprises to hold back their ability to generate a return on data capital, an Oracle big data strategist said. “One of the things we are seeing with the large enterprises is that they are getting the idea that data is, in fact, a kind of capital. If you don’t have…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Oracle extends its autonomous capabilities to Linux operating system

Oracle has extended its autonomous capabilities to the Linux operating system and it is offered free of cost to its paying cloud customers in a bid to make it more appealing and win more customers and developers. According to Larry Ellison, co-founder and CTO of Oracle, it is the first and only autonomous operating environment…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Telstra finally joins eSIM club in time for iPhone 11 launch

Today, Telstra has announced that it will be offering eSIM compatible plans from Friday, September 20, allowing customers who purchase the latest iPhone 11 devices launching that day to forego the physical SIM card. Optus and Vodafone already adopted the technology earlier in the year, allowing any compatible device to use its eSIM (embedded Subscriber…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

Netflix nabs global rights to Seinfeld, will stream in 4K for first time

Having recently lost its long-held streaming rights to cult comedy favorites Friends and The Office, Netflix has reportedly coughed up some serious money in an effort to fill its newfound sitcom void, and has today secured the global streaming rights to Seinfeld in a landmark deal. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the deal…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 17, 2019

This insane Nintendo Switch Lite pre-order deal knocks AU$89 off the RRP

Nintendo’s latest handheld console will be arriving on shelves soon – on September 20 to be precise – which means pre-orders will soon be closing. In Australia, laying your hands on the Nintendo Switch Lite for the full RRP will mean spending a cool AU$329.95. However, some local retailers have some tasty offers that bring…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Salesforce launches manufacturing, consumer goods cloud platforms

As part of its ongoing efforts to take on SAP and Oracle, Salesforce has launched clouds for manufacturing and consumer product goods (CPG) companies. The SaaS giant has been working to tailor its CRM system for more industries and it recently launched a version of its cloud and data platforms aimed at financial service firms…


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You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

You Can Now Buy The Official Wireless SNES Controller For Switch

Hot on the heels of the release of Super Nintendo games on Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers looking for a more authentic experience can now purchase wireless Super NES controllers for use with Nintendo’s current hybrid system. To order, you must login with your Nintendo Switch Online account, then enter your information. Each Nintendo Switch Online…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Oracle’s autonomous database provides an added edge to performance and cost

Companies are beginning to move business-critical workloads to the cloud. So, it is critical to understand the options that are in the market when it comes to price and performance. Pat Sullivan, managing director at Accenture, speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld, said the new set of rules for businesses, in the post-digital world, require the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Mario Kart Tour: everything we know so far

Nintendo’s smartphone games shrink down their source experience to enjoy on the go, and the next one is big: Mario Kart Tour. This will be the third mobile Mario game, following Super Mario Run and Dr. Mario World – but of course, on the go-karts and tracks beloved by gamers for decades. Mario Kart Tour…


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Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Welcome The Fall 2019 Game Informer Interns

It’s time to fall in love again – with our Fall 2019 internship crew! You’ll be seeing these bylines a lot on the site over the coming months, so we want to introduce you to our new intern crew. They’ll be covering news, gamer culture, and more as they build up their portfolios. These young…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

LastPass bug could have let hackers steal your passwords

The popular password manager LastPass has released a patch for a bug that would have allowed malicious websites to extract passwords that were previously entered using the service’s browser extension. The bug was first discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy who disclosed the vulnerability to the company early enough that it could release…


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Anything to hide? Why your VPN provider should be audited
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Anything to hide? Why your VPN provider should be audited

Trusted by millions of freedom seekers across the globe, VPN services strive to offer their users the utmost in privacy but also, maximum security. On that basis you should rightly hope that your chosen VPN provider would be able to pass muster via some kind of information systems audit. Indeed it seems that more and…


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Hatch: all about Google’s next rumored Chromebook
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Hatch: all about Google’s next rumored Chromebook

Google is reportedly working on an all-new Chromebook developed in-house, codenamed ‘Hatch’ in several benchmark listings and other leaks over the past few months. Rumors regarding the laptop’s capabilities have been shared as well, painting a rather clear picture. With the latest leak showing off up-to-date Intel Core processors (CPUs) and more memory (RAM) than…


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Cheapest 4G phones in India for September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Cheapest 4G phones in India for September 2019

There was a time when the availability of 4G support in a phone was worth mentioning, however, these days, almost every smartphone that is launched in the country comes with not only 4G support, but also 4G VoLTE, thanks to Reliance Jio.  While 4G support has become one of the basic features in a smartphone,…


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Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and other new hardware on October 15
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and other new hardware on October 15

Google will reveal the next Pixel in greater detail at an event happening October 15 in New York, the company confirmed via invites sent to media today. We already know the Pixel 4 will be revealed at this event, because Google has already dropped some official images and feature details for the new Android smartphone,…


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Likes In Death Stranding Are ‘Unconditional Love,’ Not Currency
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Likes In Death Stranding Are ‘Unconditional Love,’ Not Currency

During the 50-minute presentation for Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show, director Hideo Kojima explained that part of the game’s innovative social system involves giving “likes” to other players’ objects in the world. But what players can do with those likes wasn’t exactly clear, so we asked Kojima to elaborate during our interview. The answer…


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Hideo Kojima Answers Our Questions About Death Stranding
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Hideo Kojima Answers Our Questions About Death Stranding

The last week has been a busy one for Hideo Kojima. Even with Death Stranding in the final stretch approaching release, the legendary creator took the stage at Tokyo Game Show for two separate live presentations showing off his unique and difficult-to-explain project. While we learned a lot from watching those demonstrations, they also raised many questions about…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Save 10% on a range of brilliant phone deals from eBay – cheap iPhones included

Like most other phone launches, the introduction of the brand new iPhone 11 brought two thoughts to mind. First, that this phone is amazing, packed with so many features and a great new camera set up. That thought is quickly followed by a realisation of just how much money it costs to own. And, if…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

The Google Pixel 4 isn’t real yet, but it already supports Netflix HDR

Netflix has just added another crop of phones to its list of HDR-supported devices – i.e. phones and tablets that can stream shows and movies in HDR10. Phones getting brighter, more colorful video support include the Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Sony Xperia 1 and LG G6. Oh, and…


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The Surge 2 As Seen Through A Violent Music Video
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

The Surge 2 As Seen Through A Violent Music Video

Click here to watch embedded media Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Deck 13 Release: September 24, 2019 Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Developer Deck 13 Interactive promises plenty of violence and a brutal challenge in The Surge 2, which launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next Tuesday (September 24)….


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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 combines creative flexibility with great design

The Android tablet market isn’t exactly a hotbed of excitement and activity, which makes it all the more impressive that Samsung continues to iterate its own tablet lineup in smart, meaningful ways that push the technology forward and deliver a stellar experience. Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S6 (starting at $649.99) is no exception, and this…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Pokémon Go sees a host of Gen 5 Unova Pokemon released into the wild

Blow the dust off that Pokédex, trainers – Unova region Pokémon are rolling out to Pokémon GO, expanding the roster of creatures available to fight, catch, and play with. As of 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST on September 16, players will be start to encounter the new Pokémon. For those who played…


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5G phones: these are the first next-gen handsets
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

5G phones: these are the first next-gen handsets

It could be said that 5G is no longer a ‘new’ thing, as some countries have had 5G networks for months now, but most of the world still hasn’t been graced by its presence, and as the networks slowly roll out, so do the 5G phones you’ll need to make use of the fast speeds….


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Gen 5 Pokémon Begin Appearing In Pokémon Go Today
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Gen 5 Pokémon Begin Appearing In Pokémon Go Today

Several new Pokémon are set to join the world of Pokémon Go beginning today. 11 months to the day after Pokémon from Gen 4’s Sinnoh region began appearing in the game, monsters from Gen 5’s Unova region will make their debut. According to Niantic, Pokémon originally discovered in Black and White will start appearing at…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

BT Sport kicks off live 8K broadcasts – but don’t expect too many of them

The UK’s BT Sport channel is starting to wade into the crystal-sharp world of 8K, after a Gallagher Premiership Rugby 7s match in Northampton was broadcast in the ultra-high resolution to attendees of the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. It wasn’t a small task by any means, requiring collaboration with various 8K specialists and camera…


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Best Amazon Prime movies: the best films to stream in June 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Best Amazon Prime movies: the best films to stream in June 2019

Amazon Prime may be best known for its original TV series these days, including Good Omens and The Tick, but it also adds a huge selection of new movies each and every week to suit a wide range of tastes.  [Update: Coming to Amazon Prime in September is animated Wild West comedy Rango, and the…


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Best Amazon Prime movies: the best films to stream in September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Best Amazon Prime movies: the best films to stream in September 2019

Amazon Prime may be best known for its original TV series these days, including Good Omens and The Tick, but it also adds a huge selection of new movies each and every week to suit a wide range of tastes.  [Update: Coming to Amazon Prime in September is animated Wild West comedy Rango, and the…


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Motorola ties up with Flipkart to launch six smart TVs in India
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Motorola ties up with Flipkart to launch six smart TVs in India

Alongside the Moto E6s, Motorola also unveiled six smart televisions in its product portfolio for India. This is a new turf for the Lenovo-owned company which has partnered with Flipkart, one of the leading online retailers in India for its TVs. In part, Flipkart has licensed the Motorola brand name for the televisions and will…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Transparency is key to ethical AI

The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming commonplace in relation to the running of our lives and businesses – we’re all used to the idea, if not quite the practice, of using AI to improve the way we live and work.  As a result, the time has come to stop debating what it can…


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Entire Huawei Mate 30 series leaks days before the launch
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Entire Huawei Mate 30 series leaks days before the launch

The Huawei Mate 30 series is slated to go official later this week on September 19 in Munich, Germany. Even with just days left for the launch, we are still getting more leaks and images about these phones. The Huawei Mate 30 series will see the debut of the new Kirin 990 chipset, at least…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

You can now rent an $8,000 super computer for pennies

20 years ago, the world’s most powerful computer was the Intel-powered ASCI Red. It had nearly 10,000 cores, a peak performance of 3.21 Tflops and had a cool price tag of $55 million.  However we’ve moved on a lot in this time, and thanks to a new offer from web hosting company, Ionos, you can…


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Best cheap phones 2019: top budget mobiles in India
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Best cheap phones 2019: top budget mobiles in India

Buying a budget smartphone under Rs 20,000 in India has never been so easy and yet so difficult. So easy because there are a plethora of options available in the market, and so difficult because of the same reason. While there is ample choice available, choosing the best smartphone under Rs 20,000 can become a…


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Best camera phones under Rs 20,000 in India for September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Best camera phones under Rs 20,000 in India for September 2019

Two years ago, finding a budget smartphone with a good camera would have been possible only if you went the seconds route and bought a used smartphone. Fast forward to 2019, though, and the entire scenario has changed for good. Still, it is easy to get lost in the megapixel race. Smartphone makers try to…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

HBO Max streaming service could come to Australia, new trademark filings suggest

Australia could be set to receive yet another major Netflix-competitor in its ever-growing stable, with a local trademark filing pointing to the arrival of HBO Max, an upcoming streaming service that’s set to launch in the US early next year. What’s new on Netflix Australia this month According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Home Box…


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Could Canon finally launch a high-res EOS R camera with in-body image stabilization?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 16, 2019

Could Canon finally launch a high-res EOS R camera with in-body image stabilization?

When Canon launched the EOS R and followed that up with the cheaper EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, many questioned the lack of in-body image stabilization (IBIS).  At the time, Canon said that in-lens stabilization was an “optimum system”, explaining that in-body stability will need to work across different lenses – with the optics in…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Leaks reveal Surface Pro 7 configurations ahead of Microsoft event

The Microsoft October 2 event is fast approaching. However, since Microsoft staying tight-lipped about what the event has in store for Windows fans, there’s no shortage of leaks and speculations surrounding what’s coming. We here at TechRadar think that new Surface hardware is on the way, especially since at least two of these Surface devices…


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How to watch Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 5 online: free streaming in the UK or abroad
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

How to watch Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 5 online: free streaming in the UK or abroad

Oh boy did episode 4 of Peaky Blinders leave us with a cliffhanger. Tommy’s illicit money making schemes, Arthur’s violent attack and the shocking turn of events with Linda Shelby, the latest instalment of this show far surpassed the definition of thriller. In fact this whole season of Peaky Blinders has exceeded our expectations.  Episode…


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GreedFall Review – Empowering Choice
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

GreedFall Review – Empowering Choice

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Spiders Studios Release: September 10, 2019 Rating: Rating Pending Reviewed on: PlayStation 4 Also on: Xbox One, PC The enemy troops outnumber mine three to one. Defeat is inevitable, and we have our backs to the wall with no escape in sight. In a last-ditch plea, I convince their leader…


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Vikings vs Packers live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Vikings vs Packers live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere

Week 2 of the 2019-2020 NFL season is upon us and this weekend we’ll get to see the Minnesota Vikings face off against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field stadium. This is the second year in a row that they’ve met on the field during week 2 and excitement is high on both sides…


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Patriots vs Dolphins live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Patriots vs Dolphins live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere

The 2019-2020 NFL season is already shaping up to be an exciting one and this weekend we’ll get to see the New England Patriots face off against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. You can catch all the action as the reigning NFL champions try to recreate last season’s…


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Cowboys vs Redskins live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Cowboys vs Redskins live stream: how to watch today’s NFL football from anywhere

The NFL is back in the swing of things and this weekend we’ll get to see the Dallas Cowboys face off against the Washington Redskins in week 2 of the 2019 season. We’rehere to make sure you catch every minute of today’s game – see how to get a Cowboys vs Redskins live stream regardless…


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Can Nintendo Switch be a force for fitness – or are we all too lazy?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Can Nintendo Switch be a force for fitness – or are we all too lazy?

Oh Nintendo, we appreciate you trying. The House of Mario has seen fit to unveil a brand new hardware accessory and video game for the Nintendo Switch, Ring Fit Adventure, continuing a long line of fitness-related games for Nintendo’s home consoles. Much like the bestselling Wii Sports or Wii Fit games on previous console generations,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

App code hints that Google might launch a Pixel 4a alongside the Pixel 4

Might we be seeing a Google Pixel 4a appear earlier than we thought? Right alongside the Pixel 4 at the same unveiling perhaps? That’s what a codename found in the upcoming Google Camera app suggests. 9to5Google did some digging and found a reference to a “needlefish” device, alongside the “coral” and “flame” codenames that we…


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The iPhone 11 Pro is Apple’s best video phone, but it’s far behind the competition
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

The iPhone 11 Pro is Apple’s best video phone, but it’s far behind the competition

When Apple launched the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, its two new high-end smartphones that join the iPhone 11, it made sure to emphasise just how great they are for recording video. Between the phones’ three cameras, new software options and improved processing power, the handsets are supposedly perfect for shooting content, from…


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The iPhone 11 Pro Max is another in a long line of confusing tech names
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is another in a long line of confusing tech names

Hey tech industry, we need to sit down and have a talk. There are dozens of tech products that come out that can do genuinely amazing things, but the name is so obfuscated that a lot of everyday users have no idea what’s going on.   Whether its the iPhone 11 Pro Max or Intel’s…


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The iPhone 11 looks pretty green, but it’s not the best choice for the environment
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

The iPhone 11 looks pretty green, but it’s not the best choice for the environment

The new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro both look pretty green. Not only are they available in an attractive mint shade and a emerald hue respectively, Apple has also made an effort to point out their environmental credentials. But how ‘green’ are they really? One of the first things Apple noted during its September…


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Spain vs Argentina live stream: how to watch Basketball World Cup 2019 Final online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Spain vs Argentina live stream: how to watch Basketball World Cup 2019 Final online from anywhere

After two weeks of superb hoop-shooting action, the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is finally upon us, with Spain taking on Argentina in the grand final. You can watch the match as it happens from anywhere by following our Spain vs Argentina live stream guide below. Argentina eased past France 80-66 on Friday to advance while…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Amazon could soon make it much easier to leave an online rating

If you never get around to leaving ratings for the stuff you’ve bought online, Amazon has an idea for you: star ratings that can be left in a single tap on your phone. The speedy review system is being tested at the moment with a select group of users, TechCrunch reports, and might eventually get…


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Solheim Cup 2019 live stream: how to watch Europe vs USA singles golf online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Solheim Cup 2019 live stream: how to watch Europe vs USA singles golf online from anywhere

The 2019 Solheim Cup literally couldn’t be any closer going in to today’s singles match-ups. It’s all set up to be an unmissable finale to the bi-annual battle between the best female golfers from Europe and the USA and we’ll tell you how to live stream the Solheim Cup 2019 no matter where you are,…


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Bandai Namco Shares More On Tales Of Arise’s Characters And World
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Bandai Namco Shares More On Tales Of Arise’s Characters And World

Developer: Bandai Namco Release: 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Outside of a few basic beats, Bandai Namco has been keeping details about Tales of Arise under wraps. This TGS marks the first time we’ve had new information, thanks to a new trailer and stage show.  We learned more about how the two main characters,…


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Basketball World Cup 2019 live stream: how to watch FIBA final online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Basketball World Cup 2019 live stream: how to watch FIBA final online from anywhere

The 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup was blown wide open after the USA were defeated by France in the round of eight. But that now feels like a distant memory as Spain and Argentina prepare to battle it out for the trophy and the title. And you’re in the right place to…


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Gust Is Making A Fairy Tail Game, Here’s What You Need To Know
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Gust Is Making A Fairy Tail Game, Here’s What You Need To Know

Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Gust Release: 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC Fairy Tail, a long-running manga and anime, is receiving the video game treatment. Koei Tecmo and Gust made the announcement ahead of Tokyo Game Show and held a stage show there today to showcase more about the game based on creator Hiro Mashima’s…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Next-gen autonomous cloud capabilities to steal limelight at Oracle OpenWorld

More than 60,000 attendees and over 250 exhibitors and speakers from more than 90 countries are expected to take part in the Oracle OpenWorld 2019 event. The four-day event, with over 2,200 educational sessions, will take place from September 16 to 19, at Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California, US. This year, Oracle is bringing…


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Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 15, 2019

Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing online from anywhere

So, are you rrrrrrready to rrrrrrumble. We’re willing to bet that Tyson Fury is, as he prepares to put his undefeated streak on the line against Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin today. The showdown is all set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and you can live stream Fury vs Wallin as it happens –…


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Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface device may use liquid-powered hinges
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface device may use liquid-powered hinges

Rumors and patent leaks related to Microsoft’s still fabled foldable, dual-screen Surface device have been swirling around since 2018, with one even hinting at a 2020 release of a foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility. And yet such an actual device still has to be announced or revealed. With Microsoft’s October 2 event mere…


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The LG G8X ThinQ has a secret weapon that makes it a gaming beast
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

The LG G8X ThinQ has a secret weapon that makes it a gaming beast

First, a quick disclaimer: I’m the world’s biggest (read: outside of Korea, possibly only) LG smartphone fan. Or at least that’s sometimes how it feels in the world of tech.  While the masses sing the praises of Apple, Samsung and Huawei handsets, I sit quietly fawning over my LG G7 ThinQ, gazing longingly at its…


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Apple is neglecting the MacBook in favor of the iPhone 11 – and that could cost it dearly
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Apple is neglecting the MacBook in favor of the iPhone 11 – and that could cost it dearly

You might have noticed that Apple released a few new smartphones recently – including the iPhone 11 Pro, and while the Cupertino company gushed about its latest handsets, it became ever more apparent that it seems almost completely uninterested in its Macs and MacBooks. I can sort of understand why. Smartphones are still thought of…


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Oculus Insight: how Facebook unplugged VR and opened virtual worlds to everyone
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Oculus Insight: how Facebook unplugged VR and opened virtual worlds to everyone

VR can be a pain – setting up sensors or emitters, connecting cables and configuring the hardware can take so long, it might not seem worthwhile for a quick gaming session. It’s all too easy for that expensive VR headset to be left gathering dust – even if you’ve invested in a powerful gaming PC…


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Final Fantasy VII Remake Goes Turn-Based, And Other New Highlights
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Remake Goes Turn-Based, And Other New Highlights

Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Release: March 3, 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Square Enix already released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, but that isn’t all the information the company had for fans at Tokyo Game Show. During a live stage presentation at the PlayStation booth, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

More details of Facebook’s video streaming Portal box leak out

Rumors were already swirling about Facebook readying a new Portal device that streams media to your television set, and a new report fills in some of the details about the gadget, which is set to launch before the end of the year. Sources speaking to Variety have backed up claims that a media streaming device…


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How Private Rooms Work In Death Stranding
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

How Private Rooms Work In Death Stranding

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Developer: Kojima Productions Release: November 8, 2019 Rating: Rating Pending Platform: PlayStation 4 Earlier this week, Hideo Kojima gave Tokyo Game Show attendees a 50-minute deep dive into Death Stranding that taught us a lot about the mechanics and flow of the gameplay. Today, the creator once again took the stage…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

The ‘magic’ buttons on this Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 might be the future of cockpit control

The interface available in cars will dictate the future of driving. The more intuitive the controls, the easier we can navigate through menus, and the more fluidly we can find autonomous driving features, the more we can focus on other tasks – like drinking a cup of coffee or testing. In a recent test of…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a turn-based ‘Classic Mode’ for fans of the original

The upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a Classic Mode for those that prefer the turn-based combat of the original 1997 release.  The news was confirmed on stage at the Tokyo Game Show by producer Yoshinore Kitase and the game’s official Twitter account posted a translated recap of the presentation and what fans can…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

The Pixel 4 camera app leaks, showing off new modes and interface tweaks

Thanks to some handsets apparently getting out into the wild ahead of time, we already know quite a bit about the Google Pixel 4 phones. Now we’ve been given a closer look at the camera app that will ship with the phone, which tells us even more. The team at XDA Developers were given the…


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Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch the boxing online from anywhere tonight
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch the boxing online from anywhere tonight

With his career back on track, Tyson Fury is looking to his extend his undefeated record against Sweden’s Otto Wallin tonight. The showdown is all set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and you can live stream Fury vs Wallin as it happens – and no matter where you are – by following this…


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Cyberpunk 2077 release date, trailers, gameplay, and that Keanu Reeves cameo
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 release date, trailers, gameplay, and that Keanu Reeves cameo

Cyberpunk 2077 will be hacking into our digital lives in only a few months – but the more teasers, trailers, and gameplay we get to see, the less sure we can wait that long before CD Projekt Red’s massive dystopian RPG actually comes to our screens. Landing on Xbox One, PC, and PS4, Cyberpunk 2077…


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Days Gone Gets New Game Plus Today
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BY Aaron Santos / September 14, 2019

Days Gone Gets New Game Plus Today

Remember Days Gone? Sony Bend’s open-world zombie game released this April, and is pretty darn good, but hasn’t been talked about much in the months that followed, especially for a Sony exclusive. From the lack of chatter, I’m guessing most of you haven’t finished it yet, but if you have, and you enjoyed it, Sony…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

IoT devices still major target for cyberattacks

During the first half of 2019, cybercriminals increased the intensity of both IoT and SMB-related attacks according to a new report from F-Secure. The firm’s “Attack Landscape H1 2019” report highlighted the threat unsecured IoT devices can pose to businesses and consumers as well as the continued popularity of Eternal Blue and similar exploits two…


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Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: which smart display is better?
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: which smart display is better?

In the on-going war between Amazon and Google to win your smart home, the companies have released a number of products to keep you connected, entertained and now, keep you safe as well.  If you want all of the above in a single device, however, your best bets are the latest Amazon Echo Show (2nd…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Simjacker attack could affect a billion smartphones

A new SIM card flaw has been discovered by security researchers who say that more than a billion smartphones could be at risk as threat actors are currently exploiting it in the wild. The vulnerability, called Simjacker, was found in mobile SIM cards by researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security and it is being used to track…


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This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning

Prosthetic limbs are getting better every year, but the strength and precision they gain doesn’t always translate to easier or more effective use, since amputees have only a basic level of control over them. One promising avenue being investigated by Swiss researchers is having an AI take over where manual control leaves off. To visualize…


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Replay – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Replay – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Click to watch embedded media X-Men Origins: Wolverine is considered one of the worst superhero movies ever made, while its video game counterpart is considered one of the best licensed games of the era. Our community voted over on Twitter to have us revisit the game (thankfully) on today’s live episode of Replay. You can watch…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Mozilla now charges for “premium” Firefox support

As part of its efforts to further diversify its revenue streams, Mozilla is launching a new premium service aimed at enterprise customers that use its open-source Firefox browser. The company’s new service is called Firefox Premium Support and it will provide organizations with several benefits including the ability to privately submit bugs, get critical security…


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Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch the boxing online from anywhere Saturday
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Fury vs Wallin live stream: how to watch the boxing online from anywhere Saturday

There isn’t long left until the Gypsy King returns to the ring. With his career back on track, Tyson Fury is looking to his extend his undefeated record against Sweden’s Otto Wallin this weekend. The showdown is all set for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and you can live stream Fury vs Wallin as…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Some exclusive Apple Arcade games can actually be played on consoles

When Apple got to the stage at WWDC 2019 and then its September iPhone 11 product event to show off Apple Arcade, one of the main draws to the subscription gaming platform was that the games would be exclusive to it. However, it turns out that’s not actually true. One of the main games shown…


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Link’s Awakening Is Even Better Than You Remember
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Link’s Awakening Is Even Better Than You Remember

Click here to watch embedded media In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Jeff Cork talks about what it’s like to finally play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on the Nintendo Switch and how the game holds up compared to the original GameBoy release. Dan Tack recently got to play the game…


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Nioh 2 Is A Prequel And It’s More Of What Fans Want
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Nioh 2 Is A Prequel And It’s More Of What Fans Want

Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Team Ninja The first Nioh made a big impression on gamers with its cool samurai backdrop and unrelenting difficulty. Nioh 2 isn’t changing up the formula; it stays true to the insurmountable challenge, but it is also leaning more into the yokai (Japanese spirit) elements for more memorable moves to defeat…


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See The New Opening Movie For Persona 5 Royal
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

See The New Opening Movie For Persona 5 Royal

Click here to watch embedded media Publisher: Atlus Developer: Atlus Release: 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Persona 5 Royal is an expanded re-release of the original version from 2017, and one element  (among many) getting a stylish reinvention is the opening title sequence. The all-new animation is accompanied by a catchy song, and you can experience it…


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Can’t wait for Final Fantasy 7 remake? FF8 Remaster on Switch will more than tide you over
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Can’t wait for Final Fantasy 7 remake? FF8 Remaster on Switch will more than tide you over

News had been brewing for years about the return of Final Fantasy 7, rebuilt from-the-ground-up to adapt the aged game to modern tastes. At E3 2019, Square Enix let fans and media get their hands on a demo of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which won’t be fully out for years – but coming soon,…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

iPhone 11 pre-order deals have landed – see where to buy it in the UK

This is not a drill! If you watched the iPhone 11 launch on Tuesday (or even if you didn’t) and are chomping at the bit to replace your current handset with a shiny, new Apple device, then your time has come. Aside from gawping at the specs of the 11 and its more powerful brethren…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro leak appears to reveal all the specs

The OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro are expected to land soon and we now have a better idea of when, as well as what specs the pair will offer. According to @OnLeaks (a reliable leaker), who shared the information with CompareRaja, the OnePlus 7T Pro will have a 6.65-inch 1440 x 3100 screen with…


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Yakuza 7’s Turn-Based Battles Work Surprisingly Well
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Yakuza 7’s Turn-Based Battles Work Surprisingly Well

Publisher: SEGA Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios Release: 2020 Platform: PlayStation 4 Yakuza 6 may have been the conclusion to Kazuma Kiryu’s story arc, but the franchise is continuing with new hero Ichiban Kasuga at the helm for Yakuza 7. However, this upcoming installment isn’t just the same formula with a different face leading the…


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UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest

UK police have arrested a number of environmental activists affiliated with a group which announced  last month that it would use drones to try to ground flights at the country’s busiest airport. The group, which calls itself Heathrow Pause, is protesting against the government decision to green light a third runway at the airport. In…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Microsoft tries to fix Windows 10, ends up breaking the Start menu

Oh dear, it seems Microsoft has once again released a dodgy patch for Windows 10, with a recent fix – which was supposed to address the issue of Cortana and the search box causing spikes in CPU usage – actually causing more problems, with reports emerging that search in both the Start menu and Taskbar…


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Sonos’ IKEA speakers are about to get easier to control
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Sonos’ IKEA speakers are about to get easier to control

If you have one of IKEA’s Sonos speakers, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s about to get easier to control, with the launch of a new accompanying remote that will allow you to adjust the volume and music playback of the Symfonisk lamp or bookshelf speakers.  Originally spotted by Dutch website Tweakers, the button-like…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Anthem hits EA Access subscription service in an attempt to revitalise the RPG

Normally when a game hits the EA Access service, it’s something of a victory lap – an opportunity for a well-received game to reach a new audience through the medium of a subscription service. But it’s a different story for Anthem. EA has announced that Bioware’s looter shooter is headed to EA Access and the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Realme XT announced in India starting at Rs 15,999; first sale on September 16

We’ve been hearing rumblings about Realme Mobiles 64MP camera phone from a while, but now the Realme XT is finally here. Realme had earlier hinted that they are eyeing September-end for the launch of their 64MP camera phone. Realme XT follows the company’s new product cycle and joins the Realme 5 and 5 Pro, all…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Steam is finally fixing its games algorithm, as Epic Games Store looms large

Steam is (finally) looking at improving its game recommendation algorithm for its PC marketplace, with an updated version that shifts the balance towards smaller and more personally relevant titles over just the biggest AAA games. Developer and publisher Valve has received a fair amount of flak in recent times for the way it prioritizes the…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Spotify pakt misbruik familiebundel aan

Spotify is in veel huishoudens inmiddels gemeengoed geworden. Dat is ook niet zo gek, aangezien de familie-abonnementen bijzonder voordelig zijn, zeker wanneer je het vergelijkt met een los abonnement.  Waar een enkel abonnement 10 euro kost, betaal je voor Spotify Family 15 euro en kun je maximaal zes gezinsleden voorzien van reclamevrije beats. Omdat niet…


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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

No, you won’t find a cheaper Windows 10 PC anywhere

Microsoft sells a copy of Windows 10 Home for $139 and yet if you don’t mind getting a free new PC that you can carry around, it is worth looking at the Z83II, a $95 (yes $95) mini PC from popular Chinese retailer, Gearbest. Here are the best Windows 10 deals These are the best…


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Spain vs Australia live stream: how to watch Basketball World Cup 2019 semi-final online from anywhere
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Spain vs Australia live stream: how to watch Basketball World Cup 2019 semi-final online from anywhere

With pre-tournament favorites USA and Serbia both falling by the wayside in the quarter-finals, the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is now wide open. Today’s first semi-final sees Group H table toppers Australia face fellow unbeaten side Spain. For the Aussies it marks the furthest they’ve ever been in the tournament, while the Spanish will…


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NSW govt explains digital drivers’ licence delay, says they’re coming “very soon”
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

NSW govt explains digital drivers’ licence delay, says they’re coming “very soon”

The much-talked-about New South Wales digital drivers’ licence has been in the trial stages since 2017 and, it seems, that trial is being extended, with no definite end date in sight. However, according to the Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello, the official statewide rollout will begin “very soon”. The government has already missed its…


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Best laptop sales in Australia: Cheap laptops to buy in September 2019
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Best laptop sales in Australia: Cheap laptops to buy in September 2019

If you’re looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the web for savings – from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites – and rounded up all the genuine and worthwhile specials in one neat place. We’ve covered everything…


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Rajang Is Just As Brutal As You Remember In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

Rajang Is Just As Brutal As You Remember In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Rajang is back! Capcom isn’t done handing out challenging hunts. Iceborne will receive free post-launch support starting on October 10 when the popular ape-like monster arrives, and he definitely has aggression to spare. Thankfully, you’ve been mastering your skills and dodges during the Iceborne expansion to prepare you for this fight. While on hand at…


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More GoPro Hero8 Black details revealed in latest batch of leaked images
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BY Aaron Santos / September 13, 2019

More GoPro Hero8 Black details revealed in latest batch of leaked images

It’s that time of year when we expect GoPro to announce a new generation of action cameras and the leaks have already started coming in. A month after the first batch of images appeared online, German tech site WinFuture has published plenty more, revealing a few more details about the upcoming action camera. The original…


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Explaining Rainbow Six Siege’s Tiniest Map Details
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BY Aaron Santos / September 12, 2019

Explaining Rainbow Six Siege’s Tiniest Map Details

Click here to watch embedded media Last month at the Rainbow Six Major in Raleigh, North Carolina, I had the chance to sit down with Jeremy Dowsett, a Senior Level Designer at Ubisoft Montreal and show him my photo album of bizarre and hyper-specific tidbits from hours of scouring the game’s many maps. Enjoy the video…


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