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Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker HomePod-rival previewed

Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker HomePod-rival previewed

While the Galaxy Note 9 is the main focus of today's Samsung Unpacked event, the company still had a few surprises up its sleeve. In addition to revealing a new smartwatch, Samsung also announced a new product called Galaxy Home. This is the oft-discussed Bixby speaker that has been the subject of plenty of rumors since Bixby first arrived on the scene, and it looks like it's finally happening.

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Sony celebrates 500 million PlayStations sold with a sweet PS4 Pro

Sony celebrates 500 million PlayStations sold with a sweet PS4 Pro

The PlayStation brand has been around for almost 24 years at this point, and in that time, Sony has sold a lot of consoles - more than 500 million, in fact. To put a finer point on it, Sony has sold 525.3 million PlayStation consoles around the world, which is no small task. To celebrate this milestone, the company is launching a translucent blue PlayStation 4 Pro, with a lineup of matching accessories to go along with it.

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God of War New Game Plus mode arrives later this month

God of War New Game Plus mode arrives later this month

God of War is one of the best games on the PS4, but once you complete it, there isn't much reason to play through it again unless you're trying to beat it on a harder difficulty. While that might be enough for some folks, others might be tempted back with New Game Plus mode, which allows you to start over from the beginning with all of your equipment and upgrades. Today, Sony Santa Monica revealed when New Game Plus will arrive, and it's going to be here in just a couple of weeks.

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Fix PUBG website details three-month long update campaign

Fix PUBG website details three-month long update campaign

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a game that earned itself a lot of fans despite the unpolished state it launched in last year. Fast forward to today, however, and the game is still suffering from a lot of issues, despite leaving early access in December. This, as you might suspect, has a lot of players frustrated, and they've frequently stated their displeasure in a number of different forums, whether that's on Steam or over on Reddit.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct: Here’s everything just revealed

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct: Here’s everything just revealed

We were expecting a lot of new information on Super Smash Bros Ultimate during today's Nintendo Direct, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Nintendo and series creator Masahiro Sakurai managed to pack a lot into its relatively short running time, covering everything from new stages and characters to new assist trophies and game modes. In case you missed it, here's everything that was discussed during today's show.

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Nintendo reveals five new fighters for Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Nintendo reveals five new fighters for Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Just a few minutes ago, Nintendo premiered a new Direct that was centered entirely around Super Smash Bros Ultimate. While we were expecting Nintendo to give a broad overview of the additions it's making to the game, many of us were also counting on some new fighter reveals as well. Those who had their fingers crossed for new fighters had their wishes granted, as Nintendo revealed five of them by the time everything was said and done.

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Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

After many years of waiting, Magic Leap is finally ready to launch its flagship product, the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset. This is a launch that's been a long time coming, but even though the headset is shipping out today, there's still plenty of progress to be made. For starters, this is a limited launch that's aimed at developers, with the headset only shipping to folks to certain major cities in the contiguous US.

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Instapaper brings back Premium subscriptions as it returns to Europe

Instapaper brings back Premium subscriptions as it returns to Europe

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Instapaper announced its break from Pinterest, and it seems that the company's new owners are getting to work quickly. Though Instapaper was part of Pinterest's portfolio since 2016, the company went independent once more in the middle of July. One of the first things it's doing as an independent company is bringing back Premium subscriptions, which may not sit very well with its users.

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House of Cards season 6 premiere date set for November

House of Cards season 6 premiere date set for November

It's been a turbulent ride for House of Cards fans, but it's about to come to an end with the show's 6th and final season. Netflix revealed today that House of Cards season 6 will premiere in November, wrapping up the company's first original series. Given recent events, House of Cards season 6 is shaping up to be quite a bit different from previous seasons, as it'll be missing series lead Kevin Spacey.

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Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere with a tempting sign-up promo

Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere with a tempting sign-up promo

Disney has set out to do something pretty ambitions in launching Movies Anywhere, as it wants to provide something of a digital locker for all of your movies - or at least as many as possible. With so many different places to buy movies digitally, that's no small task. One by one, however, Disney has been tempting distributors into the fold, and its latest one is a particularly big fish: Microsoft.

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Fortnite 5.20 update tosses the Double Barrel Shotgun into the mix

Fortnite 5.20 update tosses the Double Barrel Shotgun into the mix

Fortnite's weekly patch has gone live and, in the midst of a meta that seems to revolve around SMGs, it has added a new type of shotgun. The Double Barrel Shotgun has been added to the game, and it might be powerful enough to swing the meta away from SMG dominance. There's also an interesting new limited-time game mode being added to Fortnite with this patch, and it's one that promises to keep players on their toes.

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Logitech has a new wireless charging stand for your iPhone [Update]

Logitech has a new wireless charging stand for your iPhone [Update]

Though we've been seeing a lot of PC gaming accessories coming out of Logitech lately, today the company is shifting its attention back to smartphones. While we wait on Apple's own AirPower charging mat - which will be compatible with a variety of iOS devices - Logitech has launched a new wireless charging stand of its own. Dubbed POWERED, this new charging stand is primarily aimed toward folks using an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or an iPhone X.

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