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Watch the first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer now

Watch the first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer now

There's little doubt now that Activision will be announcing this year's Call of Duty game, titled Infinite Warfare, in the coming week, as the first teaser trailer has been posted to YouTube, as well as appearing within Black Ops III multiplayer matches. It's rumored and hinted for weeks now that 2016's Call of Duty would make the jump to a futuristic, sci-fi-themed setting, moving away from the modern/near future setting we've had for several years now, and this teaser is about as bleak, dystopian future as you can get.

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Original Ghostbusters will (briefly) return to theaters this summer

Original Ghostbusters will (briefly) return to theaters this summer

Say what you will about the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, part of the reason fans are so displeased at this point is because of how much they loved the 1984 original. It's a comedy classic that starred two very funny actors, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, and some movie viewers feel the series should just be left alone. For people who feel that way, as well as those who really dislike the reboot's trailer, there's good news: the original Ghostbusters is making a limited return to theaters in June.

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Puma made a robotic shoebox to help runners train

Puma made a robotic shoebox to help runners train

While it looks like little more than a shoebox with RC car wheels attached, Puma's BeatBot is a robot designed to help professional runners. The device was co-developed by the J. Walter Thompson ad agency, a robotics engineer, and three MIT students. It's self-driving, features a row of LED lights, two GoPro cameras, and is designed to look like, well, a Puma shoebox.

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Here’s an Apple Watch running Windows 95

Here’s an Apple Watch running Windows 95

In the long, long list of ancient operating systems and software that's been installed on smartwatches, the combination of Windows 95 and the Apple Watch has been missing. Thankfully, developer Nick Lee has put things right. It may take an hour to boot up, but the OS is almost fully functional on the wearable, despite being completely impractical. Lee shared his achievement in a video, so there's no need to go through the nightmare of trying to open the Start menu yourself.

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Nissan recalls over 3.5M cars over faulty airbag sensors

Nissan recalls over 3.5M cars over faulty airbag sensors

Nissan announced a new recall yesterday affecting 3.53 million of its cars, most of which are in the US, over concerns the passenger-side airbag may not deploy. The carmaker said the problem lies within the Occupant Classification System, or the sensor that detects if someone is sitting in the front passenger seat. The airbag is designed not to deploy if that seat is empty, however, if the sensor fails to detect a passenger, they wouldn't be protected by an airbag in the event of a crash.

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Mass Effect theme park attraction opens in California in May

Mass Effect theme park attraction opens in California in May

Fans of the sci-fi RPG game series Mass Effect are still in for a wait until the next title sees release in 2017, but at least now they have the option of visiting a theme park attraction to get their fix. First announced last year, California's Great America amusement park will open the Mass Effect attraction on May 18th, just in time for the summer crowds. The attraction was developed in cooperation with Mass Effect's publisher, EA.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

Fiat's long-awaited new roadster, the 2017 124 Spider, is set to go on sale this summer, and the Italian manufacturer has finally released the US pricing details. While the 124 Spider was co-developed with Mazda as the MX-5 Miata, the two cars don't have a lot in common, with the Fiat offering a 1.4-liter turbocharged option, as well as featuring a fairly different body design. There is one thing that's the same between the two sibling, however, and that's being incredibly affordable.

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Coach leather Apple Watch bands coming in June

Coach leather Apple Watch bands coming in June

Premium leather band for the Apple Watch have already been available thanks to Apple's partnership with luxury brand Hermes, but now another big-name fashion brand, Coach, is planning to get in on the accessories market for the smartwatch. A collection of Apple Watch bands from Coach is expected to debut as soon as June, according to Haute Ecriture, which was given the information, along with several photos, from a Coach boutique sales associate.

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Netflix is now making a Punisher spin-off series

Netflix is now making a Punisher spin-off series

Marvel's superhero movies have been dominating the box office for years already, and now it's becoming clear that they will soon do the same on Netflix. The streaming service has confirmed that it will be making a new series for The Punisher after the character's recent popularity on season 2 of Daredevil. Actor Jon Bernthal will continue in the roll of vigilante anti-hero Frank Castle, who arrives in Hell’s Kitchen to dish out justice with plenty of guns and violence.

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Will.i.am’s new smartwatch is up for UK pre-order

Will.i.am’s new smartwatch is up for UK pre-order

Entertainer Will.i.am has dabbled in everything from music to fashion, but it's in technology where he's had the least success. That hasn't deterred him, however, as his latest wearable device, a smartwatch called the Dial, will be launching in the UK soon and is now available for pre-order. As a follow-up to Will.i.am's previous smartwatch, the Puls, the Dial now voice recognition and digital assistant features, plus it can still work without being tethered to a smartphone.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed with emoji

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered confirmed with emoji

By now you've probably heard something about the leak revealing a remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, likely to be included with a special edition of this year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The leak centered on an image posted to Reddit of a pre-order promotion for Infinite Warfare from the store Target. While we're most likely going to hear the official details next week, and more at E3 in June, Modern Warfare Remastered has basically been confirmed in a humorous tweet.

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This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

This special edition Xbox One was customized by Iron Man

Microsoft has released custom, limited edition Xbox One consoles to celebrate the releases of games like Forza 6 and Halo 5, but now they've let the one and only Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, have a turn at designing one. Just in time for the release of Captain America: Civil War in theaters, a white Stark Industries version of the console has debuted, complete with its own arc reactor.

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