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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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HP’s new ZBooks prove mobile workstations needn’t be ugly

HP’s new ZBooks prove mobile workstations needn’t be ugly

HP is adding some new notebooks to its ZBook line of workstations today, and each one has an angle meant to attract different segments of users. They all share a few common themes, though: creativity and security. HP also seems to have put effort into making these notebooks sleek and relatively lightweight, which will certainly be appreciated because no one wants a bulky and unattractive machine.

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Galaxy S8 update will hopefully fix red tinted displays

Galaxy S8 update will hopefully fix red tinted displays

The Galaxy S8 goes into wide release around the world today, and while many reviews have been very positive, there's still at least one early issue to look out for. Korea has had the phone since the beginning of the week, and some consumers in that region are reporting a reddish tint to their phone's display. At first, Samsung tried to fix the problem by telling users to adjust their display setting, but that recommendation doesn't seem to helping.

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First Game of Thrones season 7 photos revealed

First Game of Thrones season 7 photos revealed

After a longer-than-usual wait, we're finally getting close to the return of Game of Thrones. HBO got the hype train rolling a few weeks back with the release of season 7's first teaser trailer, and today it's shared a new set of photos to keep excitement high. Obviously, if you're sensitive to spoilers, you'll probably want to turn back now.

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Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

With a number of different releases over the past decade, you'd think there isn't much more Amazon could do to refine the Kindle formula. Making that assumption is where we're apparently wrong, as a new leaked image shows off what's said to be a new Kindle with one major feature. According to the person who found this image, the next Kindle will be waterproof.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review round-up: Even better the second time?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review round-up: Even better the second time?

With the hype surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally winding down, it's time to focus the Switch's second major first-party release: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Though this is essentially a re-release of the Wii U's Mario Kart 8, this will be the first time some Switch owners are encountering this game. Reviews are beginning to hit today, so what's the verdict? Is this a must-have for Switch owners?

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Bose slapped with lawsuit claiming your headphones spied on you

Bose slapped with lawsuit claiming your headphones spied on you

It looks like Bose is heading to court, as a new class action lawsuit has been filed against it. The suit centers around a companion app Bose offers for its wireless headphones, called Bose Connect. That app is used to connect Bose wireless products to smart devices, and it can also be used to remotely control those devices.

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