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GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 is only days away from release, and like any big-name title, Sony used the game as a basis for a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console bundle. Announced back in early December, the special package includes a Kingdom Hearts-themed console and copy of the new game, and pre-orders quickly sold out. Now retailer GameStop has abruptly canceled a number of orders, while quietly admitting it oversold the console.

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iOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models

iOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models

It's been a number of years since Apple has updated either the iPad Mini or iPod Touch devices, but that could soon be changing. For the last few months we've heard rumors about a new iPad Mini for 2019, while word of a new iPod Touch is a surprise for many. It seems both are in the works, however, as the latest beta release for iOS 12.2 includes mentions of unannounced devices.

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Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

While it was leaked numerous times beforehand, this year's Detroit Auto Show brought the official debut of the 2020 Toyota Supra. The long-awaited return of the Japanese two-door coupe has been welcomed by Toyota fans and Supra enthusiasts, and that excitement has culminated in this weekend's auction of the very first production model.

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Dolby testing a ‘studio quality’ audio recording app

Dolby testing a ‘studio quality’ audio recording app

Smartphone users who want to use their device to record audio in the best quality may not have very many options, but it looks like the sound experts at Dolby are working on their own solution. The company has apparently been quietly testing an iPhone app with the codename "234" that boasts of studio quality recordings thanks to professional tools and settings.

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See all 3 Galaxy S10 models in latest press image leak

See all 3 Galaxy S10 models in latest press image leak

Samsung will be holding one of its Unpacked events on February 20th, and along with revealing another look at its upcoming foldable phone device, the company will be officially announcing the Galaxy 10. The increasing leaks and rumors in recent months have pointed towards three devices for this year's lineup of flagship Galaxy devices, and a new image has surfaced that offers our best look yet at each model.

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Ikea’s Sonos-powered Symfonisk smart speakers to debut in August

Ikea’s Sonos-powered Symfonisk smart speakers to debut in August

Home furniture giant Ikea has steadily been getting into the smart home market, introducing products like smart lighting, Bluetooth speakers, and the latest being smart window blinds. The company also announced just over a year ago that it was teaming up with speaker company Sonos to develop ways to combine music and audio devices with furniture, and they've finally revealed that their collaborative products will be launching in August.

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Apple quietly resumes iPhone SE sales, as low as $249

Apple quietly resumes iPhone SE sales, as low as $249

Apple currently offers its widest range of flagship smartphones since their debut last fall, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, all alongside 2017's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It's no secret at this point that the company isn't selling as many of the expensive new models as it hoped, but now Apple has surprised everyone by bringing back the iPhone SE. Without announcement, the budget-friendly phone returned this weekend, albeit in the clearance section of Apple's online store.

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Chevy made a life-size Silverado pickup with Lego bricks

Chevy made a life-size Silverado pickup with Lego bricks

Building life-size replicas of cars from Lego is far from a fresh idea these days, but seeing the finished creation is still just as impressive as ever, especially when considering how much time an effort goes into the construction. The latest example comes from Chevrolet, who've teamed up with Lego once again following The Lego Batman Movie in 2017. This time they've used the iconic plastic bricks to make a life-size model of the 2019 Silverado pickup.

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BMW M3 with RWD, 6-speed manual coming in 2020

BMW M3 with RWD, 6-speed manual coming in 2020

BMW's 3 Series has steadily been moving away from manual transmissions for several years now, favoring all-wheel drive automatics instead, and culminating with the 2019 models doing away with manual altogether. Fortunately, there's good news on the horizon for enthusiasts in the form of the carmaker's iconic M3, with the upcoming 2020 model to debut with a rear-wheel drive, honest-to-god manual option.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask

Fighting game fans are eagerly poring over all the newly released details on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. Following an announcement teaser back in December, this week saw the first real info spilled on the game direct from developer NetherRealm Studios, including gameplay modes, character roster, abilities, and the series' iconic fatalities. Also revealed were the different editions the game will be available in, including a special collector's edition focusing on none other than Scorpion.

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OnePlus 7 leak teases notch-less, sliding camera design [UPDATE]

OnePlus 7 leak teases notch-less, sliding camera design [UPDATE]

The last year has seen Android manufacturer OnePlus rapidly advancing its phone designs. From the me-too notch on the OnePlus 6, the company then introduced the OnePlus 6T (above) with its tiny teardrop camera notch, a design that's already being adopted by other smartphones. Now, with 6T having been out for just over two months, it seems it's already time for details on its successor, the presumed OnePlus 7, to start leaking.

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Ford shutters its Chariot shuttle bus service

Ford shutters its Chariot shuttle bus service

The last few years saw Ford invest heavily in its Smart Mobility initiative, an effort by the carmaker to meet the transportation needs of customers, especially in larger cities, and be competitive with ride-hailing service like Uber and Lyft. One of its acquisitions in this business was Chariot, an on-demand shuttle bus service that operated in a handful of cities across the US. Ford has now announced that it's shutting down Chariot due to poor sustainability.

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