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July 2016 was the warmest month on record

July 2016 was the warmest month on record

It's a little depressing to keep hearing this, but both the NOAA and NASA have published reports that say July 2016 was the hottest month on record. Not just the hottest July on record or the hottest month of 2016, but the warmest since modern record keeping of global temperatures began way back in 1880.

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Gears of War 4 PC requirements surface alongside 4K gameplay video

Gears of War 4 PC requirements surface alongside 4K gameplay video

We're only a couple of months away from the launch of Gears of War 4 on PC and Xbox One, and in an effort to keep the hype machine rolling, Microsoft has premiered a new video that features 10 minutes of gameplay footage. The video is more or less what you'd expect a Gears of War demo to be, only there's one distinct feature here that makes this particular video stand out from the rest of the Gears 4 content we've seen so far: it's giving us our first glimpse at what the game will look like in 4K.

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Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC just made the game a must-have

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC just made the game a must-have

We've been getting a lot of news coming in from Gamescom, but if a Metal Gear game centered around zombies doesn't sound like your cup of tea, maybe Star Wars can help. Electronic Arts has detailed a new Battlefront game mode called Battle Station, which will arrive with the game's incoming Death Star DLC. Despite the game's rather sparse offerings at launch, it sounds like Battle Station might make returning to Battlefront well worth it for a lot of players.

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Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic Pro connected car adapter launches with 3G support

Automatic has unveiled its third-generation connected car adapter - dubbed the Automatic Pro - and though it's similar in many ways to previous iterations, there's one rather major difference this time around. The Automatic Pro will be coming with 3G functionality, allowing for a greater amount of connectivity between users and their cars.

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Amazon Prime pilot episodes make their way to Facebook and YouTube

Amazon Prime pilot episodes make their way to Facebook and YouTube

Amazon is looking to give its original series greater reach among viewers, today announcing that it will place episodes for those series on Facebook and YouTube. Obviously viewers won't be able to watch the whole series on these sites, but they will get to watch pilot episodes in their entirety, potentially getting them hooked on the series and more willing to shell out for an Amazon Prime subscription.

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Microsoft bringing built-in Xbox Wireless support to Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft bringing built-in Xbox Wireless support to Windows 10 PCs

For most PC gamers, if a keyboard and mouse won't do, the choice of controller seems to fall to either the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One gamepads. This isn't exactly a coincidence, as the level of compatibility between Windows and Xbox - both being developed by Microsoft - means that gamers can usually just plug the controller in and get to playing. Microsoft is looking to make Xbox One controllers an even easier choice for gamers, announcing today the first Windows 10 PC with built-in support for Xbox Wireless.

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Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch’s Eichenwalde map revealed and previewed in new trailer

Overwatch has been getting quite a few noteworthy additions lately, from new loot boxes and game modes centered around the 2016 Olympics to the introduction of the new hero Ana. Blizzard is showing us today that it isn't done just yet, announcing Eichenwalde, the first new map for Overwatch since launch, at Gamescom in Germany today.

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Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

We still have a couple of months left to go before Respawn and EA unleash Titanfall 2, but before the full game launches, the developer and publisher duo will be giving players an early look at the title through a beta test. We knew the beta test was incoming, but now we've got dates, details, and unfortunately, some bad news for PC players, with Respawn saying the beta test will only be taking place on Xbox One and PS4.

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Grovemade’s latest speaker system goes natural with walnut and maple shells

Grovemade’s latest speaker system goes natural with walnut and maple shells

Grovemade has announced a new line of speakers that are looking to take a more natural approach to sound quality. This new speaker system is the result of a team up between the accessories maker and Portland, Oregon-based designer Joey Roth, and the finished product offers up a premium system that has a rather unique spin on speaker design and construction.

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Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

The team behind the Oculus Rift is gearing up to significantly expand its reach, announcing today that the VR headset will be available in Canada and Europe starting on September 20. Oculus Rift will also go up for pre-order in those regions through a variety of retail partners, so if you're inclined to reserve one before the Rift launches, you'll be able to do so beginning today.

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Galaxy Note 7 shipments could double those of the Note 5

Galaxy Note 7 shipments could double those of the Note 5

The Galaxy Note 7 is shaping up to be one of the best phones Samsung has ever released, and it seems the Korean company is planning on the phone making a pretty big splash. According to new reports, Samsung's monthly Note 7 shipments could eclipse those of the Note 5, coming in at as many as 3 million phones per month during the third quarter of this year.

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Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Fallout 4 Nuka-World release date revealed alongside new gameplay trailer

Development on Fallout 4 is set to wrap up with the release of its final DLC pack, Nuka-World, and judging from the add-on's newest gameplay trailer, it would appear that Bethesda is planning to go out with a bang. In fact, as Nuka-World puts players in the middle of their own wasteland theme park, we'll probably be treated to several bings, bangs, and booms as Bethesda gives us its final piece of DLC content.

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