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Virgin America announces Android powered Red in-flight partnership with Panasonic

Virgin America announces Android powered Red in-flight partnership with Panasonic

Long flights on airlines can get boring, but in the last few years, flights of all distances have become more bearable thanks to in-flight WiFi and other niceties in the air. Virgin America has a cool in-flight entertainment system called Red that it has offered since 2007. Along the way, the system has been updated with new features and capability. While some airlines only offer their high-end in-flight infotainment systems on a few aircraft, the Virgin Red system is available fleet-wide.

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Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

You never know what type of games and game hardware are going to send people into a collecting frenzy. I'd wager Nintendo hoped that its Amiibo would be popular, but I doubt that the company figured that demand would be so high that it would crash GameStop. Demand has been so high that Nintendo promised to up production in the midst of an Amiibo shortage. Amiibo fans are eagle eyed when it comes to looking for new products.

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Xbox unveils Ford-inspired controllers to celebrate historic Le Mans race wins

Xbox unveils Ford-inspired controllers to celebrate historic Le Mans race wins

With auto racing's 24 Hours of Le Mans event having just completed this weekend, and the E3 video game event about to kick-off, Microsoft's Xbox is showing off a special set of three controllers that honor Ford's historic race victories. Turn 10 Studios, the developers behind the popular Forza racing game franchise on Xbox, designed the controllers to represent three specific years of Ford's Le Mans history, starting with 1965.

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MarI/O AI learns to beat Super Mario World level from scratch

MarI/O AI learns to beat Super Mario World level from scratch

We've seen a lot of people beat Super Mario games on YouTube, some with more pizazz and eccentricity than others. But what about a computer program beating a level of the game? Sounds easy peasy for a highly intelligent computer you say? But what if that program didn't know squat about Mario, or even know about going right or jumping? Yes, a computer program that learns from scratch to beat a level so Super Mario World. That's exactly what Seth Bling set out to do with the Artificial Intelligence program he calls MarI/O.

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Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

It's almost time for E3 2015, so naturally, companies are making sure you get to hear their spiels first with their pre-E3 conferences. One of the first to put out their wares is Bethesda and you might already have heard about the new Doom that's will be blasting its way to PC and consoles in Spring. Of course, that's not the only thing the game maker is showing off. In fact, it has a loot bag of game announcements that span not just PCs or console but even mobile devices.

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New Doom demoed at E3: prepare for a bloodbath

New Doom demoed at E3: prepare for a bloodbath

If the first Doom game in 1993 had parents and religious organizations up in arms, they would probably have nothing on today's latest incarnation. Or re-incarnation, so to speak. At its pre-E3 2015 show, Bethesda, who know owns Doom maker id Software, unveiled to the public for the very first time the new Doom. Aside from getting in on the times in terms of graphics technology and player agility, this upcoming first person shooter is also getting an update in terms of gore and violence, in line with today's standards as well.

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Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

E3 2015 may not have officially started, but Nintendo couldn't help gushing Super Smash Bros. news today including YouTube replays and fresh characters. In an announcement this morning, Nintendo confirmed that Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise, and Roy from Fire Emblem, would join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Meanwhile, there are also new amiibo figures on the horizon.

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This is YouTube Gaming

This is YouTube Gaming

Earlier today a new YouTube account appeared on Twitter called 'YouTube Gaming', and it had a single mysterious tweet. No announcement came with it, no explanation, no hints about what to expect. After awhile another tweet appeared, and it revealed a little more: a picture of devices running a new yet-to-be-announced product. That led into a litany of tweets revealing bits and pieces -- a screenshot here, an explanation there. There are more than 30 tweets now, and YouTube has stopped playing, formerly announcing the service. This is YouTube Gaming.

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Halo 5 gets a Ford F-150 to celebrate release at E3

Halo 5 gets a Ford F-150 to celebrate release at E3

The Xbox One release of Halo 5: Guardians will be celebrating with their very own unique Ford F-150 truck. This truck will be popping up first - in the real world - at E3 2015, starting next week. This Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat, as it's called, is a one-of-a-kind vehicle. It's inspired by the aesthetics of the Halo game's United Nations Space Command vehicle, and - unlike that vehicle - is prepared to roll through the real streets in the real world. While this truck isn't prepared for production at the moment, anything is possible.

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