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Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition may revive codename for limited run console

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition may revive codename for limited run console

Microsoft is set to release a bunch of new Xbox One X details during its Gamescom presentation on Sunday, but a new leak today might be beating it to the punch. A pair of German retailers have apparently outed a limited edition Xbox One X console, and it seems to revive the Project Scorpio name. Though it may be too early to tell, this could be a special edition launch console for the Xbox One X.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer easter egg has fans excited

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon trailer easter egg has fans excited

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon received a new trailer today, and it has some Pokemon fans excited. At first glance, it seems to be just another Pokemon trailer similar to the ones Nintendo rolled out for the original Sun and Moon. Upon closer inspection, though, it seems to suggest one new location that will definitely be familiar to fans of the original games.

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Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

It isn't exactly a secret that DVD and Blu-Ray sales are hurting, thanks in large part to streaming services like Netflix. To combat this, movie studios have been discussing paid video on demand strategies with companies like Apple and Comcast. What they're planning, though, is bound to leave theater chains furious.

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Reddit’s getting video backlash already

Reddit’s getting video backlash already

Reddit made an announcement today that will likely cause some controversy among its massive community. Reddit's native video platform is going live across the entire site in an expanded beta test. Previously, the Reddit video player was only available in around 200 communities as part of a limited testing phase.

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Pokemon Gold and Silver for 3DS will get a physical release (kind of)

Pokemon Gold and Silver for 3DS will get a physical release (kind of)

Nintendo has a handful of notable Pokemon releases planned for September. On September 22, it will release an enhanced version of Pokken Tournament for the Nintendo Switch, and on the very same day, Pokemon Gold and Silver will be landing on the 3DS Virtual Console. Today we're learning that these 3DS re-releases will be getting something of a physical release (in a manner of speaking, at least).

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Norton Core router releases to secure your home IoT network

Norton Core router releases to secure your home IoT network

Back at CES in January, Norton unveiled an interesting new router called the Core. What makes this router interesting is not only its unique design, but also its stated focus: keeping your network of IoT devices safe. Seven months later, the Norton Core is now shipping out to US customers.

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Xbox One X pre-order date: This is when Microsoft will spill all

Xbox One X pre-order date: This is when Microsoft will spill all

Back when the Xbox One X was first announced at E3 2017, Microsoft surprised all of us by revealing its release date right then and there. Thanks to that reveal, we knew from the start that the Xbox One X will be arriving on November 7, 2017. It was great to not have to wait for a release date, but Microsoft left out an important detail: It didn't tell when we'd be able to pre-order.

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Essential Phone just made some huge Android promises

Essential Phone just made some huge Android promises

Earlier today, the Essential Phone went up for pre-order at a number of different locations, including Sprint, Amazon, and Essential's own store. That announcement was made in a rather long blog post that outlined what makes the Essential Phone special in a sea of other flagship devices. While some of that content is precisely what you'd expect to read when a new phone is being marketed, there were a few interesting promises being made that anyone considering the phone will want to pay attention to.

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JBL Boombox speaker is a Bluetooth behemoth

JBL Boombox speaker is a Bluetooth behemoth

While some Bluetooth speakers try to pack the best sound quality into as small a package as possible, the new JBL Boombox is taking the opposite approach. Definitely a boombox for the current decade (and century), the Boombox is one of the largest Bluetooth speakers we've ever seen. That increased size comes with some attractive benefits, though, such as a long-lasting battery and the promise of "exceptional sound and hard hitting bass."

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Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

After launching on a limited scale back in May, Comcast is ready to roll out its Xfinity Mobile service nationwide. Today Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile is available in all of Comcast's service areas, bringing it online in rather large swathes across the country. Xfinity Mobile, as some of you already know, is a service billed as a less expensive and more flexible cellular option for folks who are existing Xfinity Internet subscribers.

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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Today Nintendo revealed the first Switch console bundle heading to the US. This isn't the first Switch bundle the world has seen, of course, as the US missed out on those excellent-looking Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundles earlier in the year. The focus of this bundle will likely get prospective Switch owners just as excited though, as Nintendo will be packing in copies of Splatoon 2 along with a unique Joy-Con color scheme.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS has kicked off this lovely Thursday by announcing not one, not two, but four new phones in the ZenFone 4 family. Two of these phones - the ZenFone 4 Pro and the standard ZenFone 4 - will likely appeal to mainstream users who want a mid-to-high-end flagship. The other two phones are part of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, and the type of people those phones are targeted at should be instantly clear, given the name.

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