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Nintendo NX could feature motion controls and variable force feedback

Nintendo NX could feature motion controls and variable force feedback

We've already heard a fair amount about Nintendo's upcoming console, codenamed the NX, but today some new whispers are telling us more about the controllers that will come packed with the system. Previous rumors told us that the Nintendo NX will be a hybrid console players could use at home and on the go - complete with a pair of detachable controllers - and this new report is expanding on that, saying that the controllers will come with a degree of motion control that's similar to the Wii remote.

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Uber’s self-driving cars begin real-world tests this month in Pittsburgh

Uber’s self-driving cars begin real-world tests this month in Pittsburgh

Uber riders in Pittsburgh may have something to look forward to this month, as a new report from Bloomberg claims the company will begin testing its fleet of self-driving cars in the city. The test is scheduled to begin later this month, and at first will feature a handful of Volvo XC90 SUVs, with Volvo expected to deliver a fleet of 100 cars by the end of the year.

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StarCraft might be getting an HD remaster

StarCraft might be getting an HD remaster

In the realm of real-time strategy games, next to nothing beats the original StarCraft (unless you happen to be more of a WarCraft fan). Released way back in 1998, the game still has a dedicated fan base around the world, and it still sees professional play in a lot of gaming tournaments. It would appear that Blizzard has decided to dust off the old game and give it in an HD remaster, if new reports are to be believed.

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Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Console launches can be a tricky thing, and making sure a new console has enough big ticket games to support it can be even trickier - as evidenced by the fact that it rarely happens. It's a common complaint you hear every console cycle, with early adopters frequently lamenting the fact that they don't have any games to play on their shiny new game machine. It would seem that Nintendo isn't interested in letting that happen with its incoming NX console, if new rumors are to be believed.

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Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

We've known we're closing in on the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for quite a while now, but a new rumor is suggesting that we might get the highly anticipated update to Google's mobile OS sooner rather than later. According to these new whispers, Android 7.0 Nougat could be arriving as early as the end of this week.

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Uber planning to map the world with $500 million investment

Uber planning to map the world with $500 million investment

Since it first hit the scene, Uber has relied on Google Maps to get its drivers to folks who need a ride, but that may not be the case forever. A new report from unnamed sources speaking to The Financial Times say that Uber is planning to drop a cool $500 million on mapping the world as part of an initiative to focus on long-term growth. With mapping cars already on the road in the US and Mexico, Uber rolling out its self-made maps could be a reality sooner rather than later, too.

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iOS App Store may soon offer up personalized app recommendations

iOS App Store may soon offer up personalized app recommendations

The Apple rumor mill is churning once more today, but instead of new whispers concerning the next iPhone or Apple's desire to enter the automotive business, this rumor is a little more innocent. According to anonymous sources who spoke to Bloomberg, Apple may soon be redesigning the iOS App Store to feature a new recommendations tab tailored to each individual user.

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Apple Car project reportedly shifting focus to develop autonomous driving software

Apple Car project reportedly shifting focus to develop autonomous driving software

Earlier this week, we heard that Apple had brought back longtime executive Bob Mansfield to head up the development of its rumored electric car. If new reports are to be believed, however, it would appear that the return of Mansfield has heralded more than a new face for the head of Project Titan's development team. Instead, his return may be bringing an entire shift in focus for the project.

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Report: Samsung Pay Mini app for iOS and Android launching in June

Report: Samsung Pay Mini app for iOS and Android launching in June

Samsung is planning to release an app called “Samsung Mini Pay,” according to a new report, and it’ll be available for non-Samsung Android smartphones and the iPhone. The app will be launching in June “at the earliest,” sources say, and it’ll allow users to add their payment cards apparently exclusively for online shopping. Samsung is reportedly launching this ‘mini’ version because regular Samsung Pay is used in physical retail stores.

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The Guardian “clarifies” its Whisper allegations

The Guardian “clarifies” its Whisper allegations

After making a big stink about the issue last year, The Guardian is "clarifying" some of the accusations it flung in anonymous messaging service Whisper's face. Although The Guardian states that these are just clarifications and that the substance of its original reports remains true, those same clarifications have actually removed much of that substance which has painted Whisper as a villainous agent in the service of Big Brother. Now it seems that Whisper, while still reporting some things to the authorities, might not be so devious after all.

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Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung’s 2014 labor report is out: Missing goggles but no child workers

Samsung continues to face struggles to ensure safe working conditions for its suppliers, with a new sustainability report for 2014 revealing ongoing labor issues in China including overworked staff and missing protective equipment, though no signs of child workers. The report, which also covers Samsung's efforts to develop more efficient and economical products, took results from third-party audits of 100 Chinese suppliers, and the results aren't entirely good.

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NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

NSA Transparency Report is in the last place you’d look

Like so many of our favorite tech companies are doing lately, the NSA has released a “transparency” report. The scope of the report is to give us a better idea of just what the NSA was up to in 2013. Unfortunately, just like some of the other reports we see, it doesn’t give a lot of detail, and may not even be useful in many cases.

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