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AT&T confirms it will offer subscribers roaming in Cuba

AT&T confirms it will offer subscribers roaming in Cuba

Frosty relations between the U.S. and Cuba have warmed and companies have been quick to gravitate into the nation since. We've seen some U.S. companies offer various levels of services there -- there's Netflix's efforts, for example -- and now AT&T has confirmed that it will be able to offer it subscribers roaming services in Cuba in the near future. The carrier plans to announce all of the details later on this year, but has said it involves a successful deal with Cuba's telecoms provider.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra test drives go on-demand with Amazon Prime

2017 Hyundai Elantra test drives go on-demand with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime isn’t just a convenient way to get items on your door step in a day or two: now customers in Los Angeles can also use it to arrange a test drive of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The test drives can be arranged under Amazon’s new “Prime Now. Drive Now.” test driving program, something Hyundai describes as a “limited-time” option that will be available for only two weekends. Those who take advantage of it can schedule a test drive and have the car brought to their location, wherever it may be, for a quick jump behind the wheel.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke a ton of webcams

Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke a ton of webcams

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived a little more than two weeks ago, and it has been a major headache for a lot of users. Though the update brought a bunch of features, it also unexpectedly broke millions of webcams, and now consumers are left waiting for a fix. That fix is in the pipeline and, if we’re lucky, it’ll be released next month. Until then, consumers are forced to contend with less-than-functional webcams, bringing their Skype sessions to a screeching halt.

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Yellowstone River parasite kills mass quantities of fish as officials scramble

Yellowstone River parasite kills mass quantities of fish as officials scramble

There’s sad news coming from Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks department: a parasite is killing off large quantities of fish in Yellowstone River, and as a result all activities on the water in both the river and its tributaries has been banned. According to the state’s wildlife division, there have been more than 2,000 recorded instances of Mountain Whitefish dying from this parasite, though the department estimates that there could be tens of thousands of fish affected throughout the larger Yellowstone River region. The ban is instituted in a bid to stop the parasite from spreading to other bodies of water.

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‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

‘Below’ game delayed again, no one knows when it will launch

Capybara Games has announced another delay for ‘Below,’ and this time it isn’t giving a new future release date. The company says that a lot of soul searching has led it to this decision, and that rather than giving eager fans another release date that doesn’t pan out, it is simply ‘going dark’ while it works on the project. The next time we hear from the company, it says, we’ll know there’s finally a release date to be given and that, hopefully, it’ll be the final one.

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Sennheiser launches GSP 300 gaming headset and two audio amps

Sennheiser launches GSP 300 gaming headset and two audio amps

Sennheiser has taken the wraps off three new audio products: a pair of audio amplifiers, the GSX 1200 PRO and the GSX 1000, for PC and Mac, as well as a gaming headset, the GSP 300, said to be kicking off a new line of similar headsets from the company. The trio of items were introduced at Gamescom 2016, and all of them will be available to purchase the end of next month at various price points.

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Chrome apps for Mac, Windows and Linux are being phased out

Chrome apps for Mac, Windows and Linux are being phased out

If you’re a Windows, Mac or Linux user, the odds are really, really low that you’re also a Chrome apps user. According Google, only about one percent of the users on those platforms are ‘actively’ utilizing packaged Chrome apps, and so as you probably guessed, there’s not much sense in continuing support for them. For this reason, Google has decided that all new Chrome apps published starting later this year will only be available on Chrome OS; support for existing apps for Mac, Windows and Linux will be phased out over the next couple of years.

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Comcast’s Gigabit Internet trial kicks off in Chicago

Comcast’s Gigabit Internet trial kicks off in Chicago

Comcast has announced that its Gigabit Internet service is now live in Chicago as a trial first announced earlier this year. This trial follows ones in Atlanta and Nashville earlier this year, and will eventually be followed by similar trials in Detroit and Miami. Comcast’s Chicago trial is using existing infrastructure to deliver its service, which costs $139.95/month without a contract, though Comcast says it will be testing promotional pricing.

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‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

‘South Park: Fractured but Whole’ video shows off 15 mins of gameplay

In case you forgot, there’s a new South Park video game in the pipeline, and as of late last month we finally started getting details about it. Called “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and is a sequel to “The Stick of Truth.” You won't be able to get your hands on the game for a few more months, but ahead of its release is a new video showing off a solid fifteen minutes of gameplay footage.

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Jabra teams with TrainerMD to offer earbuds as prescribed wearable

Jabra teams with TrainerMD to offer earbuds as prescribed wearable

Jabra has teamed up with TrainerMD to have its Sport Pulse wireless fitness-tracking earbuds made available to patients as a prescription item. The earbuds would be prescribed to enrolled patients by a doctor or trainer so that he or she can see the patient’s workout data, helping formulate and monitor individuals’ fitness and workouts.

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LG X power will arrive in U.S. via Cricket on August 26

LG X power will arrive in U.S. via Cricket on August 26

The LG X power smartphone will be arriving in the United States soon via the prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless. Cricket announced the planned launch on Wednesday, saying the handset will be available on August 26 for a modest $159.99 USD. As with other phones on the carrier, the handset will be offered sans a contract and can be activated on a cheap phone plan, of which Cricket's start at $35/month.

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Twitter tackles extremism by purging 235,000 (more) accounts

Twitter tackles extremism by purging 235,000 (more) accounts

Twitter has been criticized over what many view as an inadequate level of effort to rid itself of extremist accounts. In light of those criticisms, Twitter has worked toward reversing the trend, and has regularly been purging accounts that promote or are otherwise related to extremism. Back in February of this year, for example, the company announced the suspension of more than 125,000 accounts. Today the company announced that it has upped itself, this time suspending a massive 235,000 accounts.

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