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PlayStation 5 controllers may have touchscreens

PlayStation 5 controllers may have touchscreens

In the gaming industry, one of the few constants throughout the years has been the design of Sony's DualShock controller for the PS4. Though each generation sees some minor tweaks to the design of the controller, there hasn't been much in the way of radical change jumping from console to console. That might be changing, as a new Sony patent suggests a big new feature for a future version of the DualShock.

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Fortnite’s next weapon is bad news for buildings

Fortnite’s next weapon is bad news for buildings

Epic has started teasing Fortnite's next item and it sure is an interesting one. Like clockwork, a teaser for this next item has appeared in Fortnite's in-game news section, suggesting that it'll be added with this week's patch. That new item is the Mounted Turret, and it definitely has some interesting implications, particularly when it comes to sieging enemy fortifications.

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11-inch iPad Pro iFixit teardown is a must-read for glue lovers

11-inch iPad Pro iFixit teardown is a must-read for glue lovers

Recently, Apple's devices have taken a small-yet-significant turn for the better regarding DIY repair. In both the new MacBook Air and the 2018 Mac mini, we've seen Apple make some quality-of-life changes that make DIY and third-party repairs more accessible. It seems that repair-friendly approach isn't something that's universal across Apple's entire lineup of new devices, as iFixit's teardown of the 11-inch 2018 iPad Pro isn't really a pretty one.

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OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple release date confirmed

OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple release date confirmed

The OnePlus 6T is barely even out of the gate, and already we've got confirmation of a new incoming color. OnePlus has revealed that the "Thunder Purple" model, which was previously only available in China, will make its way to Europe and the US as well. Even better is that it'll be here before the week is out, so you won't have to wait very long to get your hands on one.

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New Super Mario Party Joy-Con bundle is a great deal

New Super Mario Party Joy-Con bundle is a great deal

If you've been looking to pick up a copy of Super Mario Party but you also need some additional Joy-Cons before you can invite your friends over to play it, Nintendo has a new bundle aimed squarely at you. The bundle, which was revealed today, comes with a copy of the game and two Joy-Cons, giving you everything you need to play the game with four players (assuming, of course, that you already own a Switch).

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Apple devices are about to invade Amazon

Apple devices are about to invade Amazon

It won't be long before we see more Apple products available through Amazon. The two companies are said to have come to an agreement that will see Amazon's selections of Apple devices greatly expand. With the holidays quickly approaching, it makes sense that Amazon and Apple would look to strike this deal, despite the somewhat rocky history the two companies have.

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Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Disney's acquisition of Fox could mean big things for Hulu, not just in terms of content, but also in terms of availability. Unlike Netflix, Hulu is a streaming service that's only available in the United States. When Disney's acquisition of Fox finishes up next year, it'll take a controlling stake in Hulu, and it may look to expand Hulu's availability as a result.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Blast from the past

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Blast from the past

As we close out another week, it's time to discover what's on the deck for the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo usually delivers these weekly updates on Thursdays, but for whatever reason, it published this week's roster of titles a day late. Regardless, there are plenty of games heading to Switch in the coming days, so check below for a full list of upcoming releases.

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Mac mini 2018 iFixit teardown is one surprise after another

Mac mini 2018 iFixit teardown is one surprise after another

Late last month, Apple announced a sorely needed update for the Mac mini. We've gone four years in between models, but you wouldn't be able to tell that simply by looking at 2018's Mac mini, as it shares a familiar aesthetic with its predecessor. Obviously, the internals are a lot different, which begs the question of how easy the new Mac mini will be to repair. As always, iFixit has torn the Mac mini to shreds in pursuit of an answer to that question.

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Nintendo is axing Wii streaming services

Nintendo is axing Wii streaming services

Those of you still getting regular use out of your Wii should know that its days as a media hub are numbered. Nintendo has revealed that it will end support for streaming services on the Wii beginning early next year. With the Wii Shop Channel slated to go dark at the same time, it means that many of the online services some Wii users possibly still use will be getting the axe in one fell swoop.

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World of Warcraft Classic demo isn’t over just yet

World of Warcraft Classic demo isn’t over just yet

If you attended BlizzCon in person or bought a virtual ticket to the show, one of the perks you received was a demo to World of Warcraft Classic. The demo period was originally scheduled to end this morning at 10 AM Pacific time, but at the last minute, Blizzard has decided to extend it. That means you vanilla WoW enthusiasts are going to have a little bit longer to spend with the demo before it goes offline for good.

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Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

Byte rises from the ashes of Vine

It's been more than two years since Twitter decided to shut down Vine, and in the time since then, fans of the looping video service have been on something of an emotional rollercoaster ride. At first, it was merely rumors that Twitter was looking for buyer, but those never ended up panning out. Then, Vine creator Dom Hofmann started teasing a successor to Vine, and that's where things got interesting.

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