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5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

5 things you should know before the Destiny 2 Beta release

After months of talk and teases, the Destiny 2 beta is nearly upon us. In just a few short days, gamers playing on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to get an early look at the game. With a game as big as Destiny 2, there are quite few things about this beta to cover, so here are five things you need to know before you dive in.

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Here we go again: Verizon’s data leak will make you mad

Here we go again: Verizon’s data leak will make you mad

Another day, another security breach: researchers at UpGuard have revealed that Verizon suffered a fairly massive data leak, exposing personal information on millions of customers. In this case, it wasn't Verizon itself that is responsible for the leak, but rather a third-party company partnered with Verizon. This breach also has a few things in common with the RNC leak that we learned about late last month.

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New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

New Nintendo 3DS production ends in Japan

Well this is interesting: it appears that Nintendo has decided to stop New 3DS production in Japan. This is the second time this year that we've received such an announcement pertaining to Nintendo's hardware. Back in January, shortly before the launch of the Switch, Nintendo stopped production on the Wii U as well.

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Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

Mysterious new Pokemon trailer hints at strange things

It would seem that something big is being planned in the world of Pokemon. Earlier today, a mysterious new trailer appeared on Pokemon's Japanese Youtube channel. This new trailer is clearly teasing something, and it's doing so in a very creepy - almost unsettling - way.

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Apple tosses in free Beats headphones with Mac and iPad purchases

Apple tosses in free Beats headphones with Mac and iPad purchases

If you're a student or an educator and you've been thinking of picking up a new Mac or iPad, now might be the time to take the plunge. Apple has launched a new promotion which will see it handing out free Beats headphones with each eligible Mac or iPad purchase made by educators and students. Given the price of some of these Beats headphones, you could potentially save a lot of cash by taking advantage of this deal.

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Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon get special edition steelbook release

A lot of Pokemon fans are probably looking forward to the mainline Pokemon title Nintendo announced for the Switch during E3 2017, but before that arrives, we've got Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon to look forward to. Serving as enhanced editions for Pokemon Sun and Moon, players will once again venture through the Alola region, presumably playing through a different story. Like Sun and Moon before them, it turns out that Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon will be getting a special edition steelbook release.

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 was, unsurprisingly, another big success

Amazon Prime Day 2017 was, unsurprisingly, another big success

Say what you will about Prime Day's sometimes lackluster deals, but the annual sale seems to working out wonderfully Amazon, which has hosted Prime Day for three years running now. Amazon announced today that Prime Day 2017 was once again its biggest sales day of the year. We've come to expect that from Prime Day, but what's particularly interesting is that Prime Day 2017 also managed to become the biggest sales day in Amazon history.

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PayPal announces Apple integration at long last

PayPal announces Apple integration at long last

It's kind of hard to believe that iTunes has made it 13 years without support for PayPal, but here we are. That's all finally changing today, as PayPal announced it will soon be an accepted payment option on iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and iBooks. This is rolling out today for folks in some regions, while others will have to wait a few weeks before the option to pay through PayPal goes live for them.

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Galaxy Note 8 could be on track for another early reveal

Galaxy Note 8 could be on track for another early reveal

The fact that we're now into the middle of July means that the fall phone rush is coming up fast. We can expect new phones from a lot of major manufacturers, but one to watch will definitely be the Galaxy Note 8. We're getting an idea of when Samsung might debut the Galaxy Note 8, and it sounds like the company is gearing up for another early debut.

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Fox moves its animated shows to Hulu, giving Netflix the cold shoulder

Fox moves its animated shows to Hulu, giving Netflix the cold shoulder

Remember back in June when it was discovered that Netflix would be removing Futurama from its catalog at the beginning of July? That takedown has come and gone, making a lot of Futurama fans angry in the process, but now we know why it happened in the first place. Fox has penned an agreement with Hulu that will see the streaming service become the exclusive platform for its animated shows.

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Facebook Messenger ads enter beta testing worldwide

Facebook Messenger ads enter beta testing worldwide

Over the past few years, Facebook has turned Messenger into a really popular app. Sure, it did that mostly by turning off Facebook messaging capabilities for mobile users and thereby forcing them to install Messenger, but the fact remains: Facebook Messenger is now home to more than 1 billion users. That's a massive userbase to be sure, but Facebook has had issues monetizing the platform.

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Here’s the Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer and Netflix release date

Here’s the Stranger Things season 2 teaser trailer and Netflix release date

It's been nearly a year since Netflix shared its first details on the second season of Stranger Things. Throughout the past 10 months, we've been subjected to occasional teases with no real talk of an actual premiere date. We finally have that launch date we've been waiting so long for, and with it, we're seeing Netflix stick to the original Halloween commitment it made during the Super Bowl.

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