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Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One mouse & keyboard support finally arrives next week, including Fortnite

Xbox One gamers waiting for the long-promised feature of mouse and keyboard support for the console are finally getting good news: after a limited beta test for mouse functionality just two weeks ago, Microsoft has announced that both mouse and keyboard features will be rolling out to everyone next week, with support for this year's biggest game — Fortnite.

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Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Now that Overwatch's newest hero, Ashe and her sidekick Bob, have been revealed, players are eagerly awaiting her release in the game's next update. However, Blizzard has begun warning players that the update will be a bit more substantial than the usual patch, and in fact will require a complete reinstallation of the game. This isn't because of Ashe and Bob alone; instead Blizzard is overhauling a significant number of back-end systems with the intent of optimizing the game as a whole.

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PUBG’s PS4 release teased with early Amazon listing

PUBG’s PS4 release teased with early Amazon listing

When it comes to battle royale, Fortnite may be the current global phenomenon, but it was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that first took the genre mainstream over a year ago. Since then, the game has been released from early access on PC, as well as made its console debut on Xbox One, but PS4 owners are still waiting to get in on the action. Their chance may soon arrive, as what appears to be an accidental early listing on Amazon has given us a likely release date.

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Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Now that production of the new Model 3 is starting to stabilize, and with more and more hitting the roads in the US, Tesla has starting rolling out one of its most anticipated new software updates. Yesterday the car company released the new Track Mode feature for Model 3 Performance versions, allowing drivers to take their EV to the racetrack and really let loose with some aggressive driving.

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PlayStation Classic relies on open source emulator for its 20 games

PlayStation Classic relies on open source emulator for its 20 games

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and their recent NES and SNES Classic mini consoles, Sony will releasing a similar take on the PS1 next month: the PlayStation Classic, a plug-and-play replica of the 32-bit console, loaded with 20 of the platform's most memorable games. Like Nintendo's Classic systems, the PlayStation Classic will use an emulator to run its games, but in Sony's case it's relying on a piece of open source software.

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Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook has no shame when it comes to ripping-off features from the latest social media apps that threaten its dominance, and another example has arrived. The company has just released the app Lasso for iOS and Android, and it's obviously designed to offer the same functionality as TikTok, a video app that's become increasingly popular among teens.

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Northern Virginia believed Amazon’s frontrunner for second headquarters

Northern Virginia believed Amazon’s frontrunner for second headquarters

It was a little over a year ago when Amazon announced it would be looking to build a second headquarters somewhere in North America, in turn kicking off an unofficial competition with cities biding to lure the internet giant with tax and other incentives. Then in January the company announced it had narrowed down the list of candidates to 20 cities, and would pick a location for its "HQ2" before the end of 2018. The year is quickly coming to a close, and it seems Northern Virginia might be the winner.

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Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

If you've been playing Overwatch for some time now, you're likely aware of Lucio's in-game references to his own cereal: the support character has a spray for a box of "Lucio-Oh’s" cereal, and after players fell in love with the joke a voice line was also added. At this weekend's BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made an announcement just for all the dedicated Lucio players out there: a real Lucio-Oh’s cereal is coming to store shelves.

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Don’t expect Apple to debut 5G iPhone in 2019

Don’t expect Apple to debut 5G iPhone in 2019

One of the next big advancements in mobile won't come from a specific device, but instead have an effect on many devices over the next few years. It's the arrival of 5G networks and the promise of faster download speeds offered by networks with more bandwidth than what we have now. It's a safe bet we'll start seeing several smartphones supporting 5G in 2019, but according to new report, Apple won't be among the first.

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Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

iPhone and Apple Watch users with Spotify have been waiting for the app to make the jump to the smartwatch for some time, and it looks like the streaming music service is almost ready to deliver. Users with access to the beta version of Spotify's iOS app have reported that the latest build includes a companion app for the Apple Watch.

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Samsung Bixby assistant will soon support skills from third-party developers

Samsung Bixby assistant will soon support skills from third-party developers

Samsung's own Bixby assistant has been around for a few years now, but it still trails far behind Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant in usage. This is due to a number of reasons, including poor performance and a lack of features, but also because of Alexa and Assistant's third-party support, which has resulted in widespread integration with other apps and services. It now looks like Samsung is ready to have Bixby take a stab at learning new skills too.

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Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty companion app launches with stat tracking for Black Ops 4, WWII

Call of Duty players who like to keep track of their stats and performance records in the game now have a new mobile-friendly option. Activision has released a new companion app for iOS and Android that offers in-depth access to gameplay stats including kill-death and win-loss ratios across a range of multiplayer modes for both this year's Black Ops 4 and last year's WWII.

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