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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets a release date, 8 new characters

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets a release date, 8 new characters

Today is a big day if you've been waiting for more Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite information, as Capcom has delivered a lot of it. First and foremost is the release date for the game, but there were also a number of other reveals. These include the announcement of eight new characters and the reveal of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's special editions.

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Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

If you've bought into Amazon's Dash button platform, then you'll probably be pleased to hear that the company is adding 40 new ones to the lineup today. Not only will this new group be bringing Dash support to some well-known brands, but it also sends the total number of Dash buttons over 300. With that many, you can probably find a Dash button for most of the products in your home.

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Waymo launches early rider beta program in Phoenix

Waymo launches early rider beta program in Phoenix

If Alphabet managed to pique your interest by launching Waymo and you happen to live in the Phoenix area, good news: beginning today, you can apply to participate in Waymo's early rider program. A trial for Alphabet's self-driving fleet of cars, Waymo doesn't just want to get you from point A to point B once and then call it good. Instead, people who are accepted into this program are invited to use Waymo as much as they need to.

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You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there's one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final restock Best Buy gets. We might see other retailers get more consoles sometime this week, but once April is over, there won't be anymore replenishment coming from Nintendo.

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Galaxy S8 out-pre-sells its predecessor

Galaxy S8 out-pre-sells its predecessor

If there was any worry that the issues surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 would hurt Galaxy S8 sales, it can probably be laid to rest. Samsung delivered an update on Galaxy S8 pre-order numbers today, and though we don't get a specific number, we do get a general idea of how well Samsung's latest flagship did before launching last week. In short, it did very well.

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DJI Goggles release date and specifications revealed

DJI Goggles release date and specifications revealed

Flying a drone and using it to record video or take pictures is a pretty exciting experience all its own, but if you want to make it more exhilarating, then DJI's new Goggles might be for you. Though DJI Goggles don't really have much of an inspired name, they'll give you a birds-eye view of the action as your drone flies through the sky. If any of the many drone accessories are worthy of your consideration, it sounds like it might be these.

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Spotify is working on “category defining” music hardware

Spotify is working on “category defining” music hardware

Even with competition coming from giants like Google, Amazon, and Apple, Spotify still seems to be the go-to music streaming service for a lot of people. That may no longer be good enough, though, and Spotify could be looking to break into the hardware game as well. That's what a new job listing suggests, at any rate.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Bronze Pink option in June

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Bronze Pink option in June

Most phone manufacturers would wait until a phone is released to begin offering different color variants, but not Sony. Instead, Sony has announced a third color for its Xperia XZ Premium before we even have a solid launch date. So, if the standard choices of Deepsea Black and Luminous Chrome aren't doing it for you, you won't necessarily have to wait until after launch to get something different.

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NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

NES Classic Edition in stock at Best Buy today

Just a heads up if you're still trying to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition: Best Buy will says it will have "limited quantites" in stock at stores today. This restock comes a couple of weeks after Nintendo officially pulled the plug on the NES Classic Edition, announcing that retailers would be getting their final shipments throughout the rest of April. Given the date, it's very likely that these will be the last NES Classics Best Buy will receive.

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Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

When you're just starting out as a streamer, making money on Twitch can be kind of difficult. As it is, you pretty much need to rely on donations from viewers to make any cash until you grow your viewer base large enough to be admitted into Twitch's partner program. That's all about to change, with Twitch introducing a new system to allow even up-and-coming streamers to generate income while using the platform.

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Call of Duty: WWII revealed, brings the series back to its roots

Call of Duty: WWII revealed, brings the series back to its roots

As expected, Activision has revealed the next Call of Duty, and we're going back to World War II. Call of Duty: WWII will take us back to the series' beginnings, confirming information from a number of leaks ahead of this announcement. Activision itself even indicated something like this would happen earlier this year, when Activision hosted something of a year-in-review conference call with investors.

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The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

Microsoft has announced Xbox Live's Games with Gold for the month of May, and Star Wars fans will want to take note. May's selection of free games includes not one but two Star Wars titles, likely as a way to celebrate Star Wars day on May 4th. If you missed out on these Star Wars games the first time around, this is a good chance to pick them up.

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