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Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Good news for those of you with an Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance: your wait for Android 7.0 Nougat is about to come to an end. Sony announced this morning that the upgrades to Nougat are beginning to roll out, so if you don't see the OTA update yet, it's only a matter of time before it appears. That's all well and good for Xperia owners, but for the rest of us still waiting, what kind of timetable can we expect before Nougat arrives on our devices?

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Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon break more records for Nintendo

Pokemon Sun and Moon have become the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever in the Americas, the company has announced. This sales milestone comes on the heels of a similar one in Japan, where Pokemon Sun and Moon managed to become the second-largest 3DS launch. It would seem that Sun and Moon are primed to become the most successful launch Nintendo has had in years.

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ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like PS4 owners will finally get to play ARK: Survival Evolved. PlayStation 4 players have been waiting quite some time for ARK to arrive on their platform of choice. Initially released on PC back in June 2015, it's been nearly a year since the game made its way onto Xbox One.

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YouTube flips the switch on 4K streaming

YouTube flips the switch on 4K streaming

YouTube has supported 4K videos for a number of years now, but today the company is taking us one step further into the high-resolution future by enabling 4K streaming. Starting today, YouTube users will be able to stream both standard and 360-degree videos in 4K. If mere 4K isn't enough to satiate your need for high-quality streaming, you might like to know that YouTube supports these streams in up to 60 frames-per-second.

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Moto Z may get Project Tango support through add-on module

Moto Z may get Project Tango support through add-on module

Google's Tango augmented reality platform might soon find a new audience in Moto Z users. Motorola apparently sees an opportunity to get in on the ground floor when it comes to AR, with CEO Aymar de Lencquesaing suggesting that its flagship phone could eventually see support for Project Tango. Support wouldn't be added through a special edition Moto Z, but rather through a new Tango module.

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NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

NES Classic Retro Receiver solves the problem of short controller cables

Assuming you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition, chances are the console's short controller cables leave something to be desired. Enter Analogue and its new Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Edition. Analogue offers wireless receivers for both the NES and SNES, so it's little surprise to see the NES Classic get one as well.

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Netflix offline viewing mode launches for all subscribers

Netflix offline viewing mode launches for all subscribers

At long last, Netflix has launched a new download feature that allows for offline viewing. Whispers of such a feature have been making the rounds for quite some time, and when we last heard from Netflix, it sounded like an offline mode would only be made available to those living in regions with poor internet connectivity. It turns out that isn't the case, with offline mode launching for all subscribers today.

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Stardew Valley hits Xbox One and PS4 next month, Switch version revealed

Stardew Valley hits Xbox One and PS4 next month, Switch version revealed

Indie PC hit Stardew Valley will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 before the year is out, developer ConcernedApe has announced. The console versions were announced shortly after the game launched on PC back in February, but initially, no official timetable was given for release. Now we know that Stardew Valley will land on PS4 on December 13, launching on Xbox One the day after.

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7 best PC games to play over winter break

7 best PC games to play over winter break

With winter break quickly approaching for many students in the US, a lot of you might be thinking about how you're going to spend your time. More specifically, you might be wondering what games out there are worthy of a playthrough while you have some time to burn. We've already covered seven console games that are worth a look during your time away from school, but here are seven more for those of you playing on PC.

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7 best console games to play over winter break

7 best console games to play over winter break

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, some form of winter break is on the horizon for many students in the US. For high school students, winter break can last around two weeks, while colleges and universities usually break for three or four. If you're in parts of the country that actually see snow and cold, spending any significant time outside may not be possible, so what's a student with nothing but time to do? Play video games, of course - here are seven console-based games you should consider spending your winter break with.

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iPhone 6s battery issues? Here’s how to tell if you’re eligible for a free fix

iPhone 6s battery issues? Here’s how to tell if you’re eligible for a free fix

Last week, we heard of Apple's plan to fix a number of iPhone 6s devices experiencing battery issues. When Apple announced this battery replacement program, it said that the affected devices were made from September to October 2015 and had a "limited serial number range." The problem with that description is that it doesn't tell us which phones are affected, leaving users to head to an Apple store to have their phones checked for eligibility.

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Final Fantasy 15 review round-up: Worth the 10 year wait?

Final Fantasy 15 review round-up: Worth the 10 year wait?

There are some fairly lofty expectations riding on Final Fantasy 15, so the fact that the first reviews are beginning to come in should make this an exciting day for fans. The title has been in development in some fashion for ten years, so it's easy to see why anticipation might be high. Does it live up to the hype? Judging from the reviews landing today, it would seem it does.

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