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New Battlefield 1 trailer previews single-player campaign

New Battlefield 1 trailer previews single-player campaign

It's hard to avoid talk of Battlefield 1 ever since the game's multiplayer beta wrapped up, but one topic that's been notably missing from discussion is the game's single-player campaign. While multiplayer tends to be the primary focus of games like these, many of them do ship with a single-player component for players who prefer a little story with their gunplay, and Battlefield 1 will be no exception. Today, we're getting a look at that campaign in the newest Battlefield 1 trailer.

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SpaceX shows off its Mars Interplanetary Transport System in new video

SpaceX shows off its Mars Interplanetary Transport System in new video

There's been a lot of talk about sending humans to Mars, but one big question persists among all of the conversation: how are we going to do it? The idea seems easy enough considering that we've sent humans on manned missions to the Moon, but Mars is an entirely different beast. There seem to be multiple entities out there with a plan, but one - Elon Musk's SpaceX - is visualizing the trip to the red planet in a new video.

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Honeywell’s Lyric T5 thermostat revealed with Siri and Amazon Echo support

Honeywell’s Lyric T5 thermostat revealed with Siri and Amazon Echo support

If you're in the market for a new Wi-Fi thermostat but aren't necessarily looking to spend an arm and a leg, Honeywell has a new product it hopes will catch your attention. Honeywell is launching the newest entry in its Lyric line, announcing the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat today, which comes compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo out of the box.

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Android apps exit beta for Chromebook Pixel 2

Android apps exit beta for Chromebook Pixel 2

Good news for those of you Chromebook Pixel 2 owners: you can now download Android apps on your device in a non-beta environment. Chromebook Pixel 2 users have been able to beta test Android apps on their device since back in July, but that kind of functionality was only limited to the Chromebook's developer channel. Now, however, it appears that the official update - stable Chrome 53 - is going live, after spending a few months in what was essentially a developer beta.

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Custom Lamborghini Xbox One S giveaway begins with Forza Horizon 3 launch

Custom Lamborghini Xbox One S giveaway begins with Forza Horizon 3 launch

Imagining just how much Microsoft and Lamborghini would charge for the ultra-limited edition Xbox One S you see here is kind of painful to think about, but the good news (we guess) is that the two companies aren't even giving you a chance to worry about price. That's because this one-of-a-kind Xbox One S won't be available for sale - instead, they'll be giving it away to one Australian consumer who picks up a copy of Forza Horizon 3, which launches today around the world.

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Google low-bandwidth modes for YouTube and Chrome testing now

Google low-bandwidth modes for YouTube and Chrome testing now

Google has announced that it will soon be offering low-bandwidth options for some its more popular apps within India. These low-bandwidth modes are coming to services like YouTube, Chrome, Google Play, and Google News, making them more accessible users who may not have access to the fastest internet connections or are limited severely in what they can do online by low data caps, which is a prevalent issue throughout the country.

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Germany orders Facebook to halt WhatsApp data collection

Germany orders Facebook to halt WhatsApp data collection

It would seem that users aren't the only ones perturbed by Facebook's decision to begin collecting data from WhatsApp users, as we're now seeing an actual country enter the fray. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has issued an administrative order against Facebook and WhatsApp, essentially demanding that Facebook stop collecting data from WhatsApp users.

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Microsoft Edge isolation features detailed, Win 10 passes 400m devices

Microsoft Edge isolation features detailed, Win 10 passes 400m devices

Microsoft is celebrating a fairly significant milestone for Windows 10, announcing today that the operating system is installed on more than 400 million active devices. That means Windows 10 has added 100 million active devices since the last time Microsoft announced install numbers, which was back at the beginning of May.

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4K Chromecast Ultra says hello in leaked press image

4K Chromecast Ultra says hello in leaked press image

Google's event on October 4 seems to be already filled to the brim with new hardware announcements, and a new Chromecast may be joining that roster. The Chromecast Ultra, which is rumored to be the 4K big brother to the more 1080p Chromecast, could very well see an announcement there as well. Today we're catching a glimpse at the new device, courtesy of a leaked press image.

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Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Most Android users are wondering right now when - or if - their phones will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Sony Xperia owners may not have to wonder much longer, as the folks over at the Xperia Blog have gotten their hands on an interesting slide that was shown during a presentation by Sony Slovakia. This slide gives us a bunch of details about the Nougat roadmap for a handful of Sony Xperia devices.

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Steam overhaul rumored to feature reworked home page, global customer preferences

Steam overhaul rumored to feature reworked home page, global customer preferences

It may not be long before Steam gets a makeover. Apparently Valve has posted a developers-only update to let them know of an incoming overhaul, and briefly touch on the new features they can expect when the new Steam arrives. Even better is that this update claims that the newest version of Steam will be rolling out in the next few weeks, so the service's new look might be just around the corner.

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Roku officially announces Express, Premiere, and Ultra streaming boxes

Roku officially announces Express, Premiere, and Ultra streaming boxes

Roku has opened the floodgates today, announcing a total of five new streaming players at a variety of price points. These new Roku streamers range from the fairly basic to feature-packed, and aim to satisfy everyone regardless of if they're using a composite A/V cable set up or a 4K HDTV. This announcement follows a number of leaks, with the latest happening just a few days back.

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