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Apple TV courts gamers with 4 controller support and no Siri Remote limit

Apple TV courts gamers with 4 controller support and no Siri Remote limit

With E3 2016 fighting for attention with Apple's WWDC this week, it only seems right that the Apple TV should get a gaming upgrade. The set-top box has always quietly been a gaming platform, but with the arrival of the next big tvOS update it'll get a lot more serious about that, in addition to cutting out some of the more frustrating limitations for game developers.

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Xbox Design Lab offers customized Xbox Wireless Controllers

Xbox Design Lab offers customized Xbox Wireless Controllers

Microsoft earlier revealed the smaller but also better Xbox One S, which came with a new and improved Xbox Wireless Controller. While most of the attention was naturally lavished on the console, the controller is far from being a mere accessory. That's because Microsoft now offers a way to make that controller truly yours. Taking a page out of the Moto Maker's book, Microsoft is opening the Xbox Design Lab, where buyers can customize almost every aspect of the controller they will be buying.

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iPhone 7 details “confirmed” by cases

iPhone 7 details “confirmed” by cases

Apple's next smartphone, the iPhone 7 (as it's likely called) has begun to leak. As a result, a completely predictable set of events is taking place in accessory-making circles around the world. Case-makers are attempting once again to make names for themselves - or at least garner some hype - by showing off phone cases and skins they've made for a device that's not yet been revealed to the public: the iPhone 7. And the iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 7 Pro, if you'd like to call it that.

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AZIO shows off steampunk typewriter USB keyboard

AZIO shows off steampunk typewriter USB keyboard

I've always loved having a desktop computer. Not only does it handle all of my work and gaming needs, but it grows and evolves with me. Over time I add new components on the inside, and new peripherals on the outside, depending on my tastes. Well if you're into a retro or steampunk look, AZIO has the keyboard that you've been looking for.

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Jabra’s Halo Smart refuses to play favorites with music or calls

Jabra’s Halo Smart refuses to play favorites with music or calls

Not all Bluetooth headsets are created equal, and nowhere is that more readily apparent when it comes to the divide between stereo headphones and mono earpieces. For the former, music is the primary goal and voice calls generally an afterthought; for the latter, a focus on speech generally leaves your music as a second-class citizen, and certainly in mono. Jabra, though, claims to have erased that divide.

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Valve reveals over 500,000 Steam Controllers sold, new customizations coming

Valve reveals over 500,000 Steam Controllers sold, new customizations coming

While Valve's unique Steam Controller wasn't well received by everyone, it has been popular for many a PC gamer. Just how popular? Enough to sell over half a million units since its release last November, a new blog post has revealed. While it certainly has a long way to go before it overthrows the dual analog stick layout as the norm, there's no arguing that the Steam Controller's strength lies in its deep customization options.

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MEEM is the first cable that backs up your phone

MEEM is the first cable that backs up your phone

I'm terrible about backing up my phone. I generally only need to charge it overnight, so I simply dock it when I go to sleep. And since I'm only at my computer for the first half of the day, I rarely think about plugging it in to sync. Well one company wants to help you backup your phone every time that you charge it.

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First iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5mm adapters spotted in the wild

First iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5mm adapters spotted in the wild

It's long been rumored that the iPhone 7 will be losing a big feature when Apple announces it later this year. It may prove one of the most controversial changes that the company has made to the smartphone, as people have already been up in arms about it. After all, nearly every pair of headphones uses a 3.5mm jack, so what will customers do if Apple takes that port away?

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Mophie’s new Juice Packs embrace iPhone wireless charging

Mophie’s new Juice Packs embrace iPhone wireless charging

Stepping out without a battery case on our iPhone is for many as unlikely as leaving the smartphone at home altogether, but with Apple slow to embrace wireless charging, Mophie is picking up the slack. The company has launched Charge Force today, both a range of new Juice Pack battery cases which support the main wireless charging standards, and a commitment to recharging without cords moving forward.

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Samsung might have a gamepad for the Gear VR coming soon

Samsung might have a gamepad for the Gear VR coming soon

As fancy and entertaining virtual reality might sound, it has a few shortcomings, primary among which is input. VR delivers an illusion of a different kind of reality, but that illusion breaks down when you start having to manipulate things. Systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive use an approximation of our hands via control sticks. The Samsung Gear VR, however, isn't as lucky. Unless you want to always feel like Cyclops touching your visor repeatedly, you will eventually end up reaching out for a gamepad. Luckily, it seems that Samsung might have made especially for the Gear VR.

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AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Hub Review : USB-C, multi-charging from a single socket

AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Hub Review : USB-C, multi-charging from a single socket

Today we're having a look at Qualcomm's own Quick Charge 3.0 as used in two new AUKEY products: the Amp Type-C 5-Port Charging Station and the QC 3.0 Dual-Port Car Charger. If you're in search of a set of USB-C compatible charging devices for your next-generation Android devices - HTC 10 and LG G5 included - these pieces of equipment are ready to roll. We've got our hands on both this week to give them the once-over for our many Quick Charge 3.0 devices, all part of the new wave.

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Corsair LAPDOG brings the mouse and keyboard to your couch

Corsair LAPDOG brings the mouse and keyboard to your couch

I have a gaming dilemma, one that I think is pretty common among PC gamers. I've got a really nice gaming computer, and a nice monitor, and that's what I tend to use for gaming. But sometimes I want to just chill on my couch and play games on my big screen. I've used a number of different methods to get my keyboard and mouse to work on the couch, but it's never comfortable enough. But now Corsair thinks that they have the answer.

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