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Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2718Q is the maker’s first HDR10 monitor (and it’s 4K, too)

Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2718Q is the maker’s first HDR10 monitor (and it’s 4K, too)

Dell has introduced its first ever monitor that meets the HDR10 standard: the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor model UP2718Q. The monitor has UHD Alliance Premium Certification and has 100-percent Adobe color, as well as an Ultra HD 4K resolution and 1.07 billion colors. That's a lot to pack into a single monitor, and it's just the start of this model's features. The monitor was recently announced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference.

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II CFast card bug: here’s the workaround

Canon EOS C300 Mark II CFast card bug: here’s the workaround

Canon has detailed a new bug that is affecting its EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera: those who update to firmware 1.0.6.1.00 may discover the camera experiences a problem if a VPG130 CFast card is used at the same time as a different type of CFast card. According to Canon, the camera may end up freezing when this card combination is used, forcing the camera operator to take the battery out and/or unplug the power cable.

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone backup issue affects some users

Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone backup issue affects some users

Google Pixel owners have taken to the company's Product Forums to complain about a new software issue: the phone isn't backing up properly, in some cases failing to backup everything including call history, text messages, and app data, among other things. Many users are reporting this problem, indicating it is at least a moderately widespread problem, and there doesn't appear to be any reliable fix at this time.

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Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

343 Industries has announced that the DLC for Halo Wars 2 that was supposed to go live in recent days has been delayed due to a 'game-breaking' bug. Due to pestering from gamers who wanted to know more about that bug, the company has released more details, explaining that the issue involved the in-game vehicles Skitterers. At close to the last minute, testers found that the bug would cause a Skitterer to keep firing at a target regardless of how far away it moved, opening the door to very annoyed players and skewed gameplay.

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Moto Z2 Play leaks in press photos: more of the same, only better

Moto Z2 Play leaks in press photos: more of the same, only better

Yet another Motorola smartphone has leaked, this time the Moto Z2 Play. The handset has been shown front, side, and back in what appears to be a trio of press photos, all three of them laying bare everything the phone has to offer (as far as aesthetics are concerned). Assuming the leaked photo is an accurate look at the handset, it is clear Motorola hasn't made many changes over the current version, and that's not a bad thing.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower starts tonight: how and where to watch

Lyrid Meteor Shower starts tonight: how and where to watch

The second notable meteor shower of 2017 is kicking off tonight, and it'll be your best chance of seeing the celestial event. The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be happening on both April 22 and 23, but if you can't catch it tonight, tomorrow's viewing will be less notable, so take note. NASA says viewers will be able to watch the meteor shower by finding the the Summer Triangle in the sky, where about 18 meteors will pass every hour.

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Legend’s Galaxy S8 is made with 24k gold and crocodile leather

Legend’s Galaxy S8 is made with 24k gold and crocodile leather

Legend, the company that dazzles up smartphones with a large dose of luxury, has taken the wraps off its new 24k gold and crocodile leather versions of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Both refined models are being offered in limited quantities; buyers get to choose between the 'exotic leather' edition or a different version featuring 24k gold and diamonds. Customization options are added on top of it all, including the option of adding gemstones and more.

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The Galaxy S8 deals you need today

The Galaxy S8 deals you need today

It's the Samsung Galaxy S8's big day, and that means there are deals for the taking. If you haven't already preordered the phone, now is your chance to jump on one of several promotions being offered by a handful of carriers, including things like a free handset, a buy-one-get-one deal, and/or low down payments. Most of these deals are limited-time offers and, in some cases, they require you to port a number over. Ready to take the plunge? Read on to find the best deal for you!

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Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ game arrives on Android, iOS and consoles

Telltale’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ game arrives on Android, iOS and consoles

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is now available on the Google Play Store, iTunes, and for console gamers with either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. The game is priced at $4.99 USD regardless of which console or platform you get it on. If you particularly enjoy it and you have one of the two aforementioned consoles, you'll also be able to pick up the game on a special season pass disc starting on May 2.

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Chrome with built-in ad-blocker may target the most obnoxious ads

Chrome with built-in ad-blocker may target the most obnoxious ads

Google is planning to add a built-in ad-blocker to Chrome, according to sources, and it will target the Internet's most obnoxious types of advertisements. These sub-standard advertisements include things like videos that automatically start playing and advertisements that won't disappear until a long countdown timer is finished. The sources indicate that Google hasn't ironed out all of the details yet, and that it may not ultimately go through with the feature.

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Study: LSD causes a higher state of consciousness (sort of)

Study: LSD causes a higher state of consciousness (sort of)

Psychedelics -- those who have tried them have a hard time describing what they're like, and those who haven't tried them have no idea what they're missing. Or something like that. Proponents have long described a type of higher consciousness that accompanies drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms, and now a new study have found evidence that this is true. Volunteers who took psychedelics were discovered to experience a higher state of consciousness...but not in the way you're probably thinking.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 arrives: 5″ display, USB-C, 12MP camera with OIS and more

Xiaomi Mi 6 arrives: 5″ display, USB-C, 12MP camera with OIS and more

Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 6, a sleek Android smartphone with a bunch of high-end features, including USB-C, a ceramic back (with the Exclusive Edition), 3D curved glass, optical image stabilization, dual rear cameras, and more. This follows several leaks surrounding the handset, which Xiaomi says achieved a 184,292 AnTuTu benchmark score. Storage capacity goes up to a huge 128GB.

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