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HTC VIVE gets a one-day discount

HTC VIVE gets a one-day discount

Today just so happens to be the first anniversary of the HTC VIVE's launch. The virtual reality headset has been available for a whole year now, and to celebrate, HTC is dropping the price on new VIVEs for one day only. If you've yet to take the plunge and find yourself wanting to dive into the realm of virtual reality, now might be as good a chance as you'll get for some time.

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AT&T’s unlimited data plan now includes free HBO

AT&T’s unlimited data plan now includes free HBO

When it comes to competition between the big four carriers in the US, AT&T's unlimited plan initially left a lot to be desired. Even after making some improvements, it was still difficult to call AT&T's plan the best. The company is looking to sweeten the pot even more today by tossing a free subscription to HBO into the mix.

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Huawei launches Honor beta program in US

Huawei launches Honor beta program in US

Huawei's fans in the US might like to know that the company has launched a new Honor beta program. Revealed today, this beta will center around both hardware and software, and consumers in the US is invited to sign up. Unfortunately, details about what we can specifically expect are still sparse.

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You can now buy games directly through Twitch

You can now buy games directly through Twitch

As announced back in February, you can now purchase video games as you watch them on Twitch. With so many different digital channels for buying PC games, though, why would you want to buy through Twitch? There are a few reasons, but a lot of them rely on the notion that you're a frequent Twitch user.

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Zelda producer suggests open world gameplay might be here to stay

Zelda producer suggests open world gameplay might be here to stay

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents a pretty radical departure for the series with its vast open world. It seems to have worked too, with many reviewers (including yours truly) praising this new direction for the Zelda series. What does this mean for the future, though? Was Breath of the Wild a one-off with a return to the old formula planned for future games, or is the style of Breath of the Wild here to stay?

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April PlayStation Plus games list: Now available

April PlayStation Plus games list: Now available

Last week, in the closing days of March, Sony unveiled April's list of PlayStation Plus games. If any of them piqued your interest, then you'll be pleased to know that they're now available through the PlayStation Store. PS4 owners have plenty of reason to be excited, as they're getting an impressive four games this month.

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August Home joins Z-Wave Alliance for Smart Lock Pro

August Home joins Z-Wave Alliance for Smart Lock Pro

August Home announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, which only means one thing: Z-Wave home automation accessories are on the way. The first of these accessories will be a Z-Wave version of its Smart Lock (called the Smart Lock Pro), but it doesn't sound like this new lock will be available directly to consumers. Instead, the Smart Lock Pro will be offered through August Pro, a division of August Home that serves security dealers for home installation.

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Nintendo Switch owners reporting problems with warping tablets

Nintendo Switch owners reporting problems with warping tablets

The launch issues fans have been experiencing with the Nintendo Switch have been fairly well documented, but for the most part, these problems have been minor. Issues like Joy-Con or WiFi connectivity seem to field most of the complaints, and while those are certainly annoying, they can also be dealt with. However, one new problem could prove to be quite a bit more serious than other issues that have been reported thus far.

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Samsung could begin shipping foldable displays in 2019

Samsung could begin shipping foldable displays in 2019

The promise of smartphones and tablets with foldable displays is one that's been around for a while, but so far, we haven't really seen these displays take center stage. That could all change relatively soon, with Samsung Display signaling today that it might be ready to roll out foldable displays on a large scale by 2019.

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Electrical implant allows paralyzed man to move his legs

Electrical implant allows paralyzed man to move his legs

There isn't usually much doctors can do after a spinal cord injury that results in paralysis, but a new breakthrough from Mayo Clinic may give reason to hope. The clinic reports that an electrical implant placed near the site of a spinal cord injury allowed a paralyzed patient to make voluntary movements with his legs, which is a pretty big breakthrough.

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Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi is getting an update today, though this update isn't exactly a massive one. Instead, it only contains one item of note: a new feature named Scheduled Pause. Using this, you can more easily manage internet time for your family, determining when they can and can't surf the web.

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Jak and Daxter HD re-releases hit PS4 later this year

Jak and Daxter HD re-releases hit PS4 later this year

If you were a fan of the Jak and Daxter games back in the days of the PlayStation 2, then you might like to know that they'll be getting new life on the PS4 later this year. Sony has announced that it will re-release these PS2 classics with a couple of improvements for PS4 players, including an HD coat of paint and support for trophies.

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