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Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Powers United VR game brings the world of Marvel to Oculus Rift

Along with the plethora of other announcements taking place at Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, there was some exciting Marvel news to be revealed. It turns out that Star Wars isn't the only property that Disney is betting on for VR & AR experiences, as the game Powers United VR will let players take on the role of their favorite Marvel superhero.

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Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut

Anyone who's played a Call of Duty title in the last few years knows that certain titles in series include a very popular zombies mode, where players must work to survive against unending waves of the undead. This year's Call of Duty: WWII has players returning to a World War II setting for the first time in many years, and many are eager to see what changes that brings to the zombies mode. But while that part of the game was due to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con this comic week, a trailer has already been leaked.

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‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 sedan is already at an all-time high, meaning their Gigafactory, the huge Nevada facility where Tesla mass produces batteries for their electric vehicles and Powerpack storage systems, is going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. But while the first Gigafactory isn't even completed yet, CEO Elon Musk says they already have plans to build "2 or 3" additional facilities in the US.

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Fully immersive Star Wars hotel being planned by Disney

Fully immersive Star Wars hotel being planned by Disney

As part of the Star Wars announcements at this year's D23 expo, Disney revealed that it has plans to open a resort hotel that will completely immerse guests in the world of Star Wars. An exact opening date wasn't revealed, but the hotel will be a part of the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land being created at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Amazon developing its own messaging app called Anytime

Rejoice smartphone users! If you've been looking for a new messaging app and options like Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Whatsapp, Google Allo, Hangouts, Slack, Signal, Telegram, Skype, Viber, and whatever else is already installed on your phone still aren't enough, Amazon might just be working on something to meet your needs. That's right, we could soon be getting yet another messaging app, this time from the internet marketplace giant.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 to include Toy Story, will launch in 2018

Disney's big D23 expo is being held in California this weekend, and game developer Square Enix was there to drop a big two-part bombshell announcement: The very, very long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally be released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2018. The other half of the news, which is possibly even more exciting, is that the world of Pixar's Toy Story will be coming to the massively popular RPG.

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Drone Racing League sets Guinness speed record with 163mph flight

Drone Racing League sets Guinness speed record with 163mph flight

Drone racing hasn't quite yet set the world of sports entertainment on fire, but that doesn't mean it hasn't found an audience or that there aren't impressive feats on display. Case in point: the Drone Racing League (DRL), which uses a specific quadcopter design that all competing teams use, has engineered a model that reached a flight speed of 179.6mph, in turn setting a Guinness World Record.

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Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

Nintendo Switch owners can play Splatoon 2 for four hours today

If you've got a Nintendo Switch and just can't wait for the July 21st release of Splatoon 2, you've got a chance to play a demo ahead of time. But here's the important part: the demo will only run for 4 hours today. Nintendo is using the trial as the world premiere of the game's first Splatfest, an in-game event where players face off as two teams in a turf war.

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Galaxy C10 leak teases Samsung’s first dual camera smartphone

Galaxy C10 leak teases Samsung’s first dual camera smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is easily the hottest phone of 2017 so far, but you could say it's missing one big feature from recent smartphone trends: a dual camera setup on the rear. Fortunately, the year isn't over yet, and Samsung has several devices on the way — namely the Galaxy Note 8 — that are said to be the company's first with a dual camera on the rear. The Galaxy C10 is another of those devices, and today's leak basically confirms it has two cameras on its backside.

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2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

2018 Honda Accord debuts with new style, powertrain options

While the SUV has long been taking over as the best-selling car type in the US, many buyers are still drawn to the mid-size four-door sedan. With this in mind, Honda has just unveiled its 10th-generation Accord, due to go on sale this fall as a 2018 model. This version features a new design with several elements borrowed from the new Civic, while it's a bit longer and wider than the outgoing model.

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Facebook app’s camera now makes GIFs

Facebook app’s camera now makes GIFs

Facebook has finally gotten with the times and realized that GIFs are one of our main ways of communicating online these days. With that, the camera in the social network's main app is gradually being updated with a new option to create GIFs. The feature is gradually being rolled out, as is often the case, so it's not available for all users just yet. If you do have access to it, you'll find it to the right after opening the standard camera feature.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

Mass Effect: Andromeda free trial launches for all this weekend

If you've been eager to check out Mass Effect: Andromeda, the latest in the popular sci-fi RPG series from developer BioWare, but have hesitated due to the mediocre reviews, you now have a chance to take the game for a free test-run. Publisher Electric Arts has brought back the 10-hour free trial that was available exclusively to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers just before the game's launch, only now it's available for all players.

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