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ASUS’ Thunderbolt 3 external graphics box is the dream for mobile power-users

ASUS’ Thunderbolt 3 external graphics box is the dream for mobile power-users

ASUS is expanding its range of external graphics docks today with the announcement of the XG Station Pro. Perhaps meant to be the more subtle brother of the gaming-focused ROG XG Station 2, the XG Station Pro's purpose is to bring desktop-level graphics power to your more portable notebook. The design of the XG Station Pro is certainly more subdued than that of the ROG XG Station 2, but both of them share some non-aesthetic similarities nonetheless.

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Nintendo Switch just hit its most impressive milestone yet

Nintendo Switch just hit its most impressive milestone yet

At this point, you probably don't need me to tell you that the Switch is selling well. Though there may have been some apprehension from gamers when Nintendo first revealed that it was working on a new console - then codenamed the Nintendo NX - that was quickly washed away when we saw what it could actually do. Ever since launch, gamers have been buying up Switches left and right, leading it to become a bigger success than Nintendo anticipated.

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Monster Hunter: World PC release date gets some bad news

Monster Hunter: World PC release date gets some bad news

There's a lot of reason to be excited for Monster Hunter: World, especially if you're a longtime fan of the series. Not only is this the first Monster Hunter game to land on a PlayStation console in years, but it's also the first mainline game to ever launch on an Xbox console or on PC. That gets even more exciting when you consider that many recent Monster Hunter games - at least ones released in the US - have been exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

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Lawbreakers is officially a flop and PUBG is being blamed

Lawbreakers is officially a flop and PUBG is being blamed

2017 was a huge year for games, but one game that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle is Lawbreakers. Though Cliff Bleszinski's role as director of Lawbreakers netted it a fair amount of attention in the lead up to its launch, the game didn't really attract a sizable audience when it was released. Publisher Nexon has an idea of why Lawbreakers performed under expectations, and it has to do with a little game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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ASUS AiMesh turns regular routers into an eero alternative

ASUS AiMesh turns regular routers into an eero alternative

Mesh networking is becoming an increasingly popular solution to extending the range of home and business WiFi networks over a large area. Getting started with mesh networking, however, can be a bit on the expensive side. Getting up and running with a mesh network can mean having to replace your old router and purchase a bundle that comes with a new router and the nodes that will form your mesh network.

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Tetris speedrunning world record beaten by accident

Tetris speedrunning world record beaten by accident

Speedrunning is a skill that eludes many of us, and yet, there's nothing quite like watching a world record be broken. Even better is when the speedrunner in question doesn't realize they've broken a world record until after the fact. Such is the case of Tetris speedrunner Jonas Neubauer, who accidentally broke a world record while pursuing another one entirely.

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PUBG on PS4 is coming, but it isn’t good enough for Sony yet

PUBG on PS4 is coming, but it isn’t good enough for Sony yet

Though PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds launched on Xbox One in something of a rough state, it's been enjoying a lot of success thus far. Shortly after it released last month, Microsoft and the PUBG Group revealed that it had sold 1 million copies in a mere 48 hours. With that kind of success on just one platform - not to mention its excellent performance with the PC segment - the PUBG Group has to be looking at other platforms, right?

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Netgear Orbi outdoor satellite takes your WiFi network outside

Netgear Orbi outdoor satellite takes your WiFi network outside

If you need to get a solid WiFi connection to the far corners of your home, mesh networking is generally the solution. What about times when you want your WiFi to extend to the boundaries of your property and not just be limited to your home? That poses something of a larger problem, as many mesh networking systems aren't really designed for outdoor use.

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Avido WiBa is the Human Centipede of wireless chargers

Avido WiBa is the Human Centipede of wireless chargers

Just when you've thought the mobile world had figured out wireless charging pads, Avido comes up with a curveball. Today the company introduced its new WiBa dual-charging wireless power system. Yes, that's the full name of the device, but in fairness to Avido, there's good reason for such a long and convoluted name.

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Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

It's not exactly a secret that Apple has a lot of cash laying around, and thanks to the GOP's new tax plan, we may see it put some of that money to use. Apple is said to have a decent chance of buying Netflix at some point this year, which would certainly shake up the streaming scene. Such a purchase would mark a rather grand entrance into the packed streaming market for Apple, which it has been trying to break into for quite some time now.

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These are Steam’s best games of 2017

These are Steam’s best games of 2017

Now that we're into 2018, Steam is looking back at the year that just was and using its internal metrics to name the best and most popular games of 2017. Steam does this each and every year, and this time around, the games are being split into 5 different categories. Many of these lists are determined by total revenue, but one in particular focuses on games that were most popular among Steam players as well.

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First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

Super Mario 64 has earned its spot as one of the most beloved games of all time, so the healthy modding community that has grown around it over the past 20 years shouldn't come as much of a shock. Over the years, modders have done a lot to Super Mario 64, including a recent mod that enables online multiplayer. Kaze Emanuar, the same person behind Super Mario 64 Online, is back today with a new mod, and it certainly isn't one for the faint of heart.

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