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Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan revealed as Hearthstone’s next expansion

With the opening of BlizzCon 2016 comes the announcement of Hearthstone's next expansion. Dubbed Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, players can expect to find more than 100 new cards in this expansion. However, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will bring with it some new mechanics that even Hearthstone veterans may be surprised to see.

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Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

Blizzard finally reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s latest hero

It's been a long time coming, but Blizzard has finally revealed Sombra, who now takes her place as Overwatch's newest character. The long-teased character was revealed today during the first day of BlizzCon 2016. Many suspected the reveal was coming, but it seems like many more were hoping this announcement would happen place sooner.

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Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer doomed by Activision

Just a heads up: you may not want to buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PC through the Windows Store. For some reason, Activision has decided to make the Windows Store version of the game incompatible with other PC platforms. This means that if you have a Windows Store copy of the game, you won't be able to play multiplayer with those who purchased their game on Steam.

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Comcast’s Netflix app releases just in time for data caps

Comcast’s Netflix app releases just in time for data caps

In case you'd forgotten, Xfinity and Netflix are teaming up to bring the streaming service to Comcast's X1 set-top box. The partnership was announced way back in July, and at the time, neither company said when Netflix would be available on the X1. Today, Comcast announced that the nationwide roll out will begin next week.

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Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

For Samsung, it seems that when problem ends, another one rears its ugly head. With the Galaxy Note 7 mess finally beginning to wind down after a second recall and a halt in production, Samsung is now being forced to recall nearly three million washing machines. The recall affects a range of top-loading washing machines sold by Samsung in the US.

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Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Pokemon GO update fixes your Pidgey problem

Encountering an endless sea of Pidgey and Rattata has long been a frustration of Pokemon GO players, but that's all set to change. Niantic has detailed a new update that will significantly decrease the number of super common Pokemon like Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat in the wild. This, as you may have already guessed, paves the way for more uncommon ones to spawn.

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iPhone 8’s “one more thing” may be a 3rd phone

iPhone 8’s “one more thing” may be a 3rd phone

Apple is said to be planning something big for the release of iPhone 8, and one possibility is the addition of a third phone to the lineup. For a few years now, Apple has released two new iPhones each year (ignoring the one-off release of the iPhone SE), but that could change next year. In addition to the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models we've had since the iPhone 6, Apple may be looking to release a 5-inch iPhone 8.

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Star Wars Battlefront sequel slated for fall 2017 release

Star Wars Battlefront sequel slated for fall 2017 release

Electronic Arts hasn't finished rolling out DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront yet, but that's not stopping the company from talking about the next game in the series. Speaking during a call to investors, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen told an inquiring analyst that the sequel to 2015's Battlefront reboot will arrive "a year from now." That seems to heavily suggest a fall 2017 release window.

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Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Those of you who have been waiting since August to get your hands on Samsung's Gear S3 will soon get your chance. Samsung has announced pre-order and availability details for the Gear S3 today, revealing that the smartwatch will make it store shelves later this month. Pre-orders open up on November 6 as well - just three days from today.

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Android closes in on 90% market share

Android closes in on 90% market share

As the battle between iOS and Android rages on, we're seeing Android pick up some market share in quarter three 2016. Strategy Analytics has published a new report for the quarter that shows Android making some gains while iOS loses a little ground. On top of that, the smartphone market as a whole showed some modest year-over-year growth.

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PlayStation 4 Pro: All of the games optimized for launch

PlayStation 4 Pro: All of the games optimized for launch

PlayStation 4 Pro, in case you've forgotten, launches in a week's time. With it, Sony will usher in an era of 4K console gaming, getting its newest machine to market well ahead of Microsoft's Project Scorpio launch. In anticipation of the PS4 Pro release, Sony has released a list of all the games that will be optimized for the new console on launch day.

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Huawei Mate 9 hardware details revealed

Huawei Mate 9 hardware details revealed

The Huawei Mate 9 is here, and it's arriving in two different forms. Huawei CEO Richard Yu announced the standard Mate 9 today, which is co-designed by Leica, along with a limited edition Mate 9 that features Porsche Design branding. While both phones sport the Mate 9 name, there are actually quite a few differences between the two devices.

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