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Nikon reveals it’s working on a full-frame mirrorless camera

Nikon reveals it’s working on a full-frame mirrorless camera

While camera makers like Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus have found varying levels of success with the mirrorless camera format, Nikon has been more conservative, limiting its offerings to devices that are closer to the point-and-shoot market. It looks like that's going to change soon, as Nikon has said that going forward, all of their mirrorless cameras will be full-frame.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black discovered with 4K, 60fps recording

GoPro Hero 6 Black discovered with 4K, 60fps recording

The latest action camera from GoPro, the Hero 6 Black, has leaked ahead of its official reveal, but not in the typical way of specs and photos making their way online. Instead, the actual camera, complete with finalized retail packaging, has been discovered at a Best Buy store in Canada. This comes well before the expected announcement/release on September 28th, but it gives us an early look at the camera's details and specs.

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Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

Porsche CEO details Mission E pricing, release date

It's been two years now since Porsche revealed the stunning Mission E concept — its first all-electric model — at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then we've heard that the four-door will actually enter production to challenge Tesla's growing dominance in the EV market, but little else has been revealed. That's finally starting to change, as the German carmaker's CEO Oliver Blume has shared concrete information on the Mission E's release date and pricing.

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Pirate Bay uses visitors’ CPUs for mining digital currency

Pirate Bay uses visitors’ CPUs for mining digital currency

Torrent and piracy websites are in a difficult situation when it comes to raising money. The more they grow in popularity, the bigger the costs of operation get, but they can't exactly depend on advertising revenue to survive. While donations via Bitcoin have been the preferred option for some time now, it appears The Pirate Bay may be moving to a more direct method for generating funds: using visitor's CPU cycles to mine digital currency.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

Steam's all-time record for the most concurrent players has been broken by the game that almost everyone is talking about these days: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds' growth has shown no signs of slowing down. The multiplayer shooter has become one of Twitch's most-viewed games, and just last week it reached the 1 million concurrent players milestone on Steam.

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Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 bundle includes camo console

Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII PS4 bundle includes camo console

The release of this year's WWII-themed Call of Duty is quickly approaching, and Activision's deal with Sony over the FPS series means the release of another PlayStation 4 console bundle. This time around it's a limited edition variant of the PS4 that includes a copy of the game, and, well, let's just say it will appeal to fans who really like green camo.

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Apple starts banning scammy, misleading apps on iOS

Apple starts banning scammy, misleading apps on iOS

In the years since its debut, the iOS App Store has grown to include a ridiculous number of apps, and while Apple takes occasional steps to clear out the crud, there's still cases of shady, scammy apps making their way to the store in the first place. Fortunately the company has updated its developer guidelines to prohibit misleading apps altogether, including those that claim to perform a "virus scan" on the device.

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Vive Focus tipped as name of HTC’s standalone VR headset

Vive Focus tipped as name of HTC’s standalone VR headset

We haven't heard much about HTC's upcoming standalone VR headset — a model of the Vive that doesn't need to be tethered to a PC — but that's likely to change in the near future. There's still a lot of questions about the hardware details, however there's a good chance the device's name has just been discovered. A pair of trademark filings from HTC were recently made, referring to a device called " Vive Focus."

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Lenovo releases Android-powered Tab 4 tablets with four configurations

Lenovo releases Android-powered Tab 4 tablets with four configurations

When it comes to tablets, the options for Android models are mostly made up of dirt-cheap budget devices, while iOS and Windows 10 are usually found on the high-end models, excluding Samsung. Well, some new mid-range options from Lenovo have arrived that should appeal to Android faithful who don't want to break the bank. The new Tab 4 series includes four models with 8 and 10-inch displays.

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T-Mobile backtracks: Apple Watch Series 3 will now get LTE speeds

T-Mobile backtracks: Apple Watch Series 3 will now get LTE speeds

Good news for T-Mobile customers planning on getting the new Apple Watch Series 3: less than a day after revealing that the new LTE-enabled smartwatch would be limited to 3G speeds on its network, T-Mobile has reversed its stance and says users will get full 4G LTE data speeds. The carrier's CEO John Legere revealed the change on Twitter, acknowledging users' "frustrations" and "feedback."

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Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

Essential Phone can now be used on Verizon networks

When the debut Android phone from Andy Rubin's Essential was revealed last month, it was made clear that Sprint would be the only carrier in the US to sell the device. But for those interested in the Essential Phone that aren't Sprint customers, there's now another carrier option. The device is now certified to work with Verizon's networks, and therefore compatible with the Big Red carrier.

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Kohl’s to sell Amazon hardware, Home Depot partners with Google

Kohl’s to sell Amazon hardware, Home Depot partners with Google

Amazon is easily one of the world's biggest online retailers, which makes them a rival to pretty much any kind of brick-and-mortar store. That's what makes a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon an interesting one. The two have revealed that the big box retailer will start to sell Amazon's own branded hardware inside their stores, while Google also announced that Home Depot has partnered with their Google Assistant and Google Express services.

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