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Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death cost Microsoft $1 billion

Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death cost Microsoft $1 billion

The Xbox 360 is perhaps one of my favorite consoles of all time. There were so many great games that I enjoyed on it, and nearly a decade later, I still have my trusty 360 that still gets used from time to time. Of course, I don't have my original launch 360. That device died long ago, as did many other of the originals. After all, the dreaded Red Ring of Death was a serious issue that lasted for years.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered screens show how far the game has come

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered screens show how far the game has come

If you ask most people what their favorite Call of Duty game is, there's one that you're probably going to hear more often than the rest. While the first few games were popular, Modern Warfare really set the standard for the series. So it's no surprise that this is the first title that Activision is completely remastering for the current generation of consoles. But how much better will it really look?

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Android in your eye: Google’s intra-ocular device

Android in your eye: Google’s intra-ocular device

This week inventor Andrew Jason Conrad and Google have found their patent for intra-ocular devices appearing in the public thanks to the USPTO. These devices were first registered by Google back in October of 2014, and have just been published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office this week. This "intra-ocular device" is what Google describes as "an electronic lens that can be controlled to control the overall optical power of the device."

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Amazon Alexa will soon track down your keys with just a few words

Amazon Alexa will soon track down your keys with just a few words

We've all been there. You're in a hurry to get out the door, and you can't find your keys. You just saw them. They were on the counter, or was it your dresser? And it's in that moment that you think about attaching some device to your key ring that will let you find them, regardless of how well-hidden they might be. Well soon, Amazon might let you find your keys just by asking where they are, out loud.

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Motorola’s gone completely tone-deaf with teasers for Moto G 2016

Motorola’s gone completely tone-deaf with teasers for Moto G 2016

This week Motorola India made a series of Tweets teasing their next big handset - but in the process, they seem to have tapped in to the wrong sort of market. Tweeting each of the following images with a "#missing" tag, Motorola seems to have inadvertently lead users to a collection of actual missing people, making the appearance of each of their fake Missing People images look like they're attempting to cash in on tragedy.

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Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Let’s Explore the Millennium Falcon in 3D space

Those of you already exploring the virtual reality spaces you've always wanted to explore will know the (1st world) pain of not having every space you've ever dreamed of. Not yet, anyway. What the folks at Archilogic are doing is drawing in new customers using their own well-trained abilities to turn any floor-plan into a fully-rendered 3D space. They've got the knowhow. They want to charge you a flat fee to turn your space into an explorable object. With models like the Millennium Falcon and Don Draper's apartment already available, our minds reel with the possibilities.

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Dish Network will repair your iPhone, even if you’re not a subscriber

Dish Network will repair your iPhone, even if you’re not a subscriber

If someone from Dish Network shows up at your house, it's probably because you're getting your satellite TV service hooked up or repaired. Or maybe they're just trying to sell you service. But soon, they might be showing up to your house because you need your cell phone repaired.

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Google Keyboard update makes one-handed typing even easier

Google Keyboard update makes one-handed typing even easier

There are times when you're using your phone, and you just don't have two free hands to operate everything. If you need to occasionally use your Android phone with just one hand, you'll be happy to know that Google has recently released a huge update to their keyboard. And it's going to make your one-handed life a lot easier.

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WhatsApp gets blocked in Brazil, because they can’t hand over chat logs

WhatsApp gets blocked in Brazil, because they can’t hand over chat logs

One of the big perks about using WhatsApp is the fact that the messages are encrypted. Since privacy has become a growing concern, more people are turning to encrypted methods of communication. Unfortunately, that's also why currently, no one in the country of Brazil can access the service.

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OnePlus 3 tipped to launch in two versions

OnePlus 3 tipped to launch in two versions

Over the last several weeks, there have been a number of leaks that have shown us a bit about what we can expect to see in the new OnePlus 3 flagship smartphone. We have seen the device turn up in benchmarks packing 6GB of RAM and we have seen a version of the device hit AnTuTu packing 4GB of RAM. A new rumor has surfaced pointing to the price the device is expected to offer.

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Xiaomi and Huawei rumored to launch devices using curved screens

Xiaomi and Huawei rumored to launch devices using curved screens

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has proven to be a very popular devices thanks in large part to the cool screen with its curved edges. Rumors are now swirling that both Huawei and Xiaomi are going to be launching smartphones that use the screens with curved edges that are being produced by Samsung and LG. The rumor claims that these new Chinese smartphones with curved screens will launch in September.

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Chinese customers can pay for Uber rides with Alipay app globally

Chinese customers can pay for Uber rides with Alipay app globally

Uber and Alipay have announced a tie up that will make it easier for Chinese Uber users to pay for rides. Under the new agreement Chinese travelers can pay for rides using either the Uber or the Alipay apps in all 400 cities where Uber operates. Alipay currently boasts over 450 million active users.

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