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HTC U11 US release today: What you need to know

HTC U11 US release today: What you need to know

It's a fairly exciting time to be an HTC fan, as strange as it may be to say so. The company's newest phone, the HTC U11, has released to surprisingly stellar reviews, and after a short pre-order period, it's available to purchase now. You can buy directly from HTC either on the company's website or through Amazon, while Sprint will be the only carrier offering the phone in-store.

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Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo may kill thousands of jobs

Yahoo's shareholders approved the long-standing buyout offer from Verizon today, so before long, we'll see Yahoo's core business absorbed into the wireless giant. What's the first move once Yahoo is under Verizon's umbrella? Layoffs. New reports today are claiming that we could see thousands of people laid off once the acquisition is complete.

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CD Projekt RED: Cyberpunk 2077 design docs being held ransom

CD Projekt RED: Cyberpunk 2077 design docs being held ransom

The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED shared some interesting information today. Apparently the studio's upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077, is at the center of a ransom demand. According to CD Projekt RED's side of this rather juicy story, either an individual or group of individuals are claiming to have possession of internal design documents and now want to studio to pay up to get them back.

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Arrests made as iPhone user data sold in China

Arrests made as iPhone user data sold in China

When it comes to data security, the worry seems to usually revolve around hackers making off with your personal data. Today, however, we're learning once again that it may not only be hackers that we need to worry about, but rather the people who are tasked with maintaining the services our phones use and fixing our devices. Police in China have arrested 22 people suspected of illegally obtaining and selling data from Apple users. The difference here? Most of the people arrested are said to be Apple employees.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer reveals new plot details

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer reveals new plot details

It's time for another Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer today, and with this one, we're diving into the game's story. We already know that player characters Talion and Celebrimbor will be forging their own ring of power to stand against Sauron and his gathering army, but this trailer goes a bit deeper than the announcement trailer that landed back in February. It should go without saying, but if you want to go into Shadow of War with as little spoiled as possible, then this isn't the trailer for you.

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iFixit’s 21.5-inch iMac teardown finds a few pleasant surprises

iFixit’s 21.5-inch iMac teardown finds a few pleasant surprises

Well that didn't take very long: Apple just announced its refreshed line of iMacs on Monday and iFixit has already gotten its hands on the 21.5-inch Retina 4K model. iFixit has wasted no time in tearing this bad boy down and documenting the process. As it does with all of its teardowns, iFixit has assigned a repairability score to Apple's new iMac, and DIYers may not like the results.

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Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

When it comes to E3 2017, Microsoft is undoubtedly going to be one of the major focuses of the show. The company will be unleashing some long-anticipated details about its upcoming console, Project Scorpio. In a new set of videos today, Microsoft teases the official reveal of Project Scorpio, but do those trailers go too far any leak Scorpio's release date?

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Galaxy Note 8 release date will take on iPhone 8

Galaxy Note 8 release date will take on iPhone 8

We've already learned a lot about the Galaxy Note 8's internals through a variety of rumors, but today new reports are telling us when Samsung may be planning to launch the phone. Assuming this new rumor is correct, it shows a change in strategy for Samsung after last year. That may ultimately be a good thing considering how the Note 7 crashed and burned.

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E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 is quickly approaching, and though the show doesn't get off to an official start until Tuesday, June 13, major game companies will be starting their festivities early. This usually happens every summer, but this year, companies are getting started well in advance, with the first press conference being held on Saturday. For those watching the show from afar, these press conferences are where most of the news will come from, so here's when you can expect each major press conference to go down. SlashGear will be covering all of these events, so stay tuned.

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ARMS release for Nintendo Switch: What to look forward to

ARMS release for Nintendo Switch: What to look forward to

Next week, one of the most intriguing games on the young Nintendo Switch is set to launch. ARMS is an entirely new IP from Nintendo, and thus it took us by surprise when it was announced ahead of launch. Thanks to Nintendo's own multiplayer demo - known as the "ARMS Global Testpunch" - quite a few people have already had the chance to try the game for themselves. In short, ARMS has shown that it's more than just a tech demo for the Switch's Joy-Con controllers.

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iPhone repair made easier by Apple soon

iPhone repair made easier by Apple soon

At the moment, it can be difficult to get your cracked iPhone display repaired in a way Apple approves of. Apple, obviously, would prefer that you take your shattered iPhone to its own stores or one of its authorized service centers, but the problem there is that wait times at some Apple stores can be ridiculously long. Apple has revealed that it will make the process a bit easier on iPhone users by providing partners with its Horizon repair machines.

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Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime can be a handy service to have, especially if you're a cord cutter or you do a lot of shopping on Amazon. The issue with it is that at $99 per year or $10.99 per month, it can be a little on the expensive side for some folks. Today Amazon announced an initiative to help with just that, revealing that it will offer discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income customers in the US.

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