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Intel axes Intel Developer Forum by canceling IDF17

Intel axes Intel Developer Forum by canceling IDF17

There's big news coming out of Intel today, but it's probably not news that most will want to hear: Intel has decided to quit hosting the Intel Developer Forum, otherwise known as IDF. The conference took place at multiple locations around the world each year and focused on Intel's products. Intel's announcement today unfortunately ends a 20 year run for the show, which started way back in 1997.

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Tesla drops price on 75kWh Model S, upgrades for 60kWh batteries

Tesla drops price on 75kWh Model S, upgrades for 60kWh batteries

The past few days have seen some pretty big changes to Tesla's EV lineup. Tesla kicked things off by discontinuing its 60kWh Model S, which saw its last day of availability yesterday. Now that it's no longer being offered, Tesla is making some pricing and feature changes to the rest of its lineup.

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Square Cash might be plotting physical debit cards

Square Cash might be plotting physical debit cards

Thus far, Square has been a mostly digital payment system, but it may not be long before the company breaks into the realm of physical payment cards. There isn't a ton of solid evidence at the moment, but one key piece that may signal where Square plans to head. That single piece of evidence comes in the form of a picture Square founder Jack Dorsey shared on Twitter.

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Nintendo Switch sells an estimated 2.4m units in first month

Nintendo Switch sells an estimated 2.4m units in first month

By most accounts, the Nintendo Switch seems to be off to a strong start. Last week, Nintendo announced that it had sold more that 900,000 units in the US during the Switch's first month, and now analytics firm SuperData is giving us a better idea of its global performance. Furthermore, SuperData has boosted its sales expectations for 2017 following this solid launch.

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Try this: Emulate early Apple Macintosh software in your browser

Try this: Emulate early Apple Macintosh software in your browser

Mondays are unquestionably rough, but the Internet Archive is making this particular Monday a little more exciting. The Internet Archive announced today that it has added emulation for early Macintosh software to its library. This means that you can spend your day as if you were still living in the 1980s, exploring some of the earliest operating systems Apple ever released.

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Here’s how to turn on YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode

Here’s how to turn on YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode

YouTube, for all of its benefits, still lacks at least one basic feature a lot of other video players around the web have. That, as you've probably guessed from the title, is dark mode - even though YouTube has been around since 2006, there's been no official way to "dim the lights" so you can better focus on the video in front of you. Or, to put a finer point on it, there's been no official way that we know about.

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What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

What Xbox One’s self-service refunds mean for consumers

Earlier this week, Xbox One owners participating in the Xbox Preview program were greeted with a rather nice surprise: Microsoft has implemented a beta test for a refund system. Not only is this refund system apparently planned for both Xbox One and Windows 10, but it's also self-service, meaning you don't need to go through customer support to get your money back. This is very exciting news because it's a move that's ultimately great for consumers.

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Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

We're a week out from the launch of the Galaxy S8 and already reports of hardware variants are starting to pick up steam. Today the topic of discussion is the Galaxy S8 Active - the next installment in Samsung's line of rugged smartphones. We're hearing reports today that the Galaxy S8 Active does indeed exist and has a model number of SM-G892A.

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NES Classic Edition has been officially discontinued

NES Classic Edition has been officially discontinued

Bad news for those of you who have been looking for an NES Classic Edition since November: Nintendo has officially pulled the plug on the mini console. The company says that retailers will be receiving their final shipments throughout April, and after that, you'll have to rely on third party resellers if you want to find one. Nintendo, as many of you already know, has had major issues keeping the NES Classic in stock ever since its November launch.

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Tesla’s electric semi truck will be revealed in September

Tesla’s electric semi truck will be revealed in September

Though Tesla has built its image on electric vehicles aimed at the consumer space, long term success is going to depend on Tesla tackling the commercial space as well. In order to do that, it's going to need to build some bigger vehicles, and we're learning today that we'll see one of them later this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter today that his company will reveal its all electric semi truck in September.

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Instagram Stories hits 200m users, celebrates with new camera features

Instagram Stories hits 200m users, celebrates with new camera features

Despite whatever controversy it may have caused when it first launched, Instagram Stories has certainly taken off in the time since then. Today Instagram revealed that Stories has attracted 200 million users, joining the recently announced milestone of 375 million users for Instagram Direct. As a result of these big numbers, both Stories and Direct are getting some new features today.

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DJI Phantom 4 Advanced offers up to 30 minutes of flight time

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced offers up to 30 minutes of flight time

If you've been looking at picking up a drone in DJI's popular Phantom line, you may want to consider the Phantom 4 Advanced. Introduced today, the Phantom 4 Advanced looks similar to previous Phantom drones, but comes with a whole host of upgrades that should make it stand out from the rest of the lineup. One of the most important features comes in the form of flight time, which maxes out at an impressive 30 minutes for the Phantom 4 Advanced.

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