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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 details tip your next phone’s features

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 details tip your next phone’s features

Qualcomm has made a few major announcements today, including the reveals of its new Snapdragon 835 mobile CPU and Quick Charge 4. These product reveals are accompanied by the announcement of a new bounty program centered around the security of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors and LTE modems. All three announcements were made at the Snapdragon Technology Summit in New York City this morning.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be the biggest 3DS launch ever

It looks like Nintendo is betting on Pokemon Sun and Moon in a big way. The company is said to be shipping 10 million copies of the new games for launch, officially making Sun and Moon the largest launch in 3DS history. For reference, that's 1.5 times the number of launch shipments Nintendo made for Pokemon X and Y.

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Tesla Model S P100D improves 0-60 times with incoming software update

Tesla Model S P100D improves 0-60 times with incoming software update

It looks like Tesla's Model S P100D, which captured attention back in August for its ridiculous capabilities, is about to get faster. In a tweet today, Elon Musk said that a software update coming next month will shave some time off of the P100D's already impressive 0 to 60 and 1/4 mile times. If there was ever a question before, it can now be laid to rest: Yes, you are indeed living in the future.

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NES Classic Edition Walmart stock replenished as Nintendo scrambles

NES Classic Edition Walmart stock replenished as Nintendo scrambles

For many people, the hunt for an NES Classic Edition continues. To say the mini console has been in short supply would be understating it a bit, as it's pretty much impossible to find throughout the US. However, Walmart is coming to the rescue for some lucky (and quick) shoppers, announcing that it will be offering a limited quantity of the NES Classic each day this week.

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Google Earth enters the world of VR with new Steam app

Google Earth enters the world of VR with new Steam app

Google Earth is a pretty impressive tool on its own, but today it stands become even more breathtaking thanks to Google Earth VR. Google launched the new app today, giving users the opportunity to visit locations around the world in virtual reality. Unfortunately, its release is limited to just one VR headset for the time being.

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Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo gives escape rooms a Zelda twist in new US tour

Nintendo has decided to get in on the escape room craze by building its own Legend of Zelda-themed rooms. As if that weren't exciting enough for any fan of the Zelda franchise, the company will be taking these escape rooms on a US tour called Defenders of the Triforce. The tour will consist of eight stops in major cities across the nation, and will last throughout 2017.

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Amazon Music Unlimited rolls out family subscription plans

Amazon Music Unlimited rolls out family subscription plans

Amazon Music Unlimited has wasted little time in taking the fight to established streaming services. Today Amazon announced a new family subscription plan for the service, barely a month after Music Unlimited rolled out in the US. Like other family plan subscriptions, this one will let multiple folks use Music Unlimited for one monthly fee, rather than shelling out for numerous individual accounts.

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MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

Just a couple of weeks after we got an up close and personal look at the 13-inch entry level MacBook Pro, the folks at iFixit are back with their teardown of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The teardown confirms a lot of things about the internals of the new MacBook Pro, and not all of them are good for those who'd like to handle repairs themselves.

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Twitter announces new anti-harassment measures

Twitter announces new anti-harassment measures

As promised, Twitter has detailed some new measures its implementing to combat the troll problem it has. Twitter's struggle against online harassment has been well documented, and it's been said that those same struggles have prevented the social media company from finding a buyer. These features are rolling out today, with Twitter planning to make them more comprehensive as time goes on.

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The 8 best PC games under $10 (Late 2016)

The 8 best PC games under $10 (Late 2016)

Buying a new game when you only have $10 to spare can be a tough proposition. Luckily, if you're playing on PC, there are a number of games that go for a Hamilton or less. The problem then becomes separating the good from the bad, which can be tricky considering the sheer number of games on platforms like Steam and GOG. So, in an attempt to do just that, here are 8 excellent PC games that can be purchased for $10 or less.

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Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

Nintendo Switch reportedly shuffles major launch titles

There's been a good amount of conversation about launch titles for the Nintendo Switch, with Mario and Zelda being the front-runners. We've known that a Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in the works for quite some time, but a new report says that localization of the game is taking longer than expected. As a result, Breath of the Wild may not be a launch title for Switch.

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Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

Super Mario Run release date and pricing revealed

After months of waiting, Nintendo has finally revealed the release date and pricing for Super Mario Run. The game - which will serve as Mario's first mobile outing - was revealed alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September. When it was announced, we heard that it would be arriving in December, but beyond that, Nintendo didn't share anything specific.

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