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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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Pokemon Gold and Silver are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Pokemon Gold and Silver are coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

You'd think that announcing Pokken Tournament DX and Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon would be more than enough for an eight minute Nintendo Direct broadcast, but you'd be wrong. At the end of today's livestream, Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda made a surprise announcement: Pokemon Gold and Silver will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console later this year.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon release date detailed for 3DS

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon release date detailed for 3DS

When Nintendo first announced today's Pokemon Direct, a lot of people were hoping for a mainline Pokemon game on the Switch. Prior to the Switch's launch, rumors claimed that Nintendo was working on an enhanced edition of Pokemon Sun and Moon for the console, which was codenamed Pokemon Stars. As it turns out, Pokemon Sun and Moon will indeed be getting an enhanced edition - two of them, in fact - but they won't be coming to the Switch.

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Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch release date and details

Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch release date and details

Nintendo just wrapped up its Pokemon-focused Direct broadcast, and though someone was hyped for a mainline Pokemon game on the Switch (it was me), that's not what we're getting. Instead, we're getting an enhanced port of the much-loved Wii U fighting game Pokken Tournament. Dubbed Pokken Tournament DX, this new game will offer a number of improvements for Switch players, and it'll be out in just a few short months.

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iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

Apple went into overdrive with the announcements it made yesterday during its WWDC 2017 keynote, but one small yet important change to iCloud wasn't given much attention. It seems that Apple has reconsidered its iCloud pricing, ultimately giving heavy iCloud users more storage for their money. This could very well ignite a cloud storage pricing war between iCloud and competitors like Google Drive at a pretty important moment.

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iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be attracting a lot of attention, but Apple wants to assure everyone that iOS 11 is going to be just as big of a release for the iPad lineup. Right after the reveal of this new iPad Pro model at today's WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple gave us a look at some of the iPad features we can expect in iOS 11. These new features serve to blur the line further between the iPad Pro and a true-to-form PC or, perhaps more importantly, the iPad Pro and Microsoft's own Surface Pro.

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MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

Apple's Mac brand got a surprising amount of love during today's WWDC Keynote. Not only did Apple announce refreshes for its iMacs, but it also announced the iMac Pro for those who need a little more power. The company didn't stop there, though, as it also revealed some updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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