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Essential CEO Andy Rubin takes leave of absence

Essential CEO Andy Rubin takes leave of absence

Right now is a pretty important time for Essential, a company headed by Andy Rubin that's trying to break into the crowded smartphone market with its Essential PH-1. With the phone only a few months old, this can be considered a make-or-break time for the startup. It's strange, then, that founder Andy Rubin has announced that he will be taking a leave of absence from his company.

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Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Super Mario cereal is a must-have for the amiibo-obsessed

Considering that Super Mario Odyssey is one of the biggest games of 2017, we'd expect Nintendo to do a certain number of product tie-ins to promote the title. After all, Mario has ascended beyond mere video game fame to become a globally-recognized mascot, so it makes sense that Nintendo would want its promotion machine to implant itself in as many markets as possible. This is where Kellogg's new Super Mario cereal enters the picture.

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Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands

Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands

Waze is an app that tends to get new features on the regular, but the update landing today is definitely worth paying a little more attention to. The team behind the crowd-sourced navigation app says that this is one of the "biggest Waze app updates ever," and for good reason. There are three oft-requested features rolling out with this update, and they all center around making Waze a more personalized experience.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer has arrived – Watch it here

Yesterday, Disney began teasing the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies, so you can bet that fans are excited to see this initial trailer. If you've been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until this point, get ready, because Infinty War's first trailer is here and it's definitely a exercise in fan service.

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Windows 10 Sets goes tab crazy for organization and efficiency

Windows 10 Sets goes tab crazy for organization and efficiency

It might be a little difficult to remember a time when you didn't have tabs in your internet browser, but back when they first started rolling out, the idea seemed so brilliantly simple. For too long, though, that kind of handy functionality has been limited to just internet browsers, but Microsoft is about to change all of that. Today the company announced a new Windows 10 feature called "Sets," and it could very well change the way you use the apps installed on your PC.

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Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

It would appear that the trial between Waymo and Uber is once again being delayed. While it was originally scheduled to begin in October, Waymo was granted a delay as more evidence had come to light. In this case, history is repeating itself as Waymo has been granted another delay, and withheld evidence on the part of Uber is again to blame.

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Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer is coming up quickly [Update]

Avengers: Infinity War is likely going to be one of Disney's biggest movies in 2018. Pretty much the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to Infinity War and its 2019 sequel, so to say that Marvel fans are excited is likely understating it a bit. That excitement will probably begin ramping up soon, as it appears that Disney and Marvel are set to debut the first trailer for Infinity War.

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Civilization VI’s first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details

Civilization VI’s first expansion Rise and Fall: Release date and details

It's been a little while since we heard from Civilization VI. Though 2K and Firaxis have been supporting the game with Civilization and Scenario DLC packs here and there since launch, it hasn't received a full expansion yet. That's all going to change next year, when freshly-announced expansion Rise and Fall launches.

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Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Plex DVR now purges ads from your recorded shows

Back when DVR first became a thing, the prospect of watching your favorite shows and fast forwarding through the commercials was indeed an exciting one. No one likes commercials, after all, which is part of the reason why services like Netflix have become so incredibly popular. Today Plex is taking that sort of DVR functionality one step further, implementing a new feature that will remove commercials from your recorded shows so you never see them in the first place.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting an official mobile port (yes, really)

If there's one game that took the world by storm this year, it has to be PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Though 2017 was a great year for gaming in general, few would have been able to predict PUBG's meteoric rise to quickly become one of the most played games on Steam. In short, PUBG has become a sensation, so it should come as no surprise that its developer, Bluehole, is looking to roll it out in as many markets as possible.

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Surprise: Steam rocket man’s flat-Earth flight grounded

Surprise: Steam rocket man’s flat-Earth flight grounded

Remember last week when we told you about "Mad" Mike Hughes, a self-proclaimed flat-Earther who decided to build a steam-powered rocket and use it to launch himself 1,800 feet up? That launch -
which was also going to serve as the rocket's first test - was scheduled for this past Saturday, November 25. As people who have been following this news closely since last week can tell you, the launch never actually happened.

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The Pokemon series just hit a massive milestone

The Pokemon series just hit a massive milestone

It isn't exactly a controversial statement to say that Pokemon is a hugely popular franchise. Ever since the moment Pokemon Red and Blue launched for the Game Boy back in the mid-90s, Pokemon has been something of a worldwide phenomenon. Though '90s kids might think that the Pokemon craze died off as they grew out of it, it turns out that Pokemon is still finding immense success all around the world.

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