7 best console games to play over winter break

7 best console games to play over winter break

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, some form of winter break is on the horizon for many students in the US. For high school students, winter break can last around two weeks, while colleges and universities usually break for three or four. If you're in parts of the country that actually see snow and cold, spending any significant time outside may not be possible, so what's a student with nothing but time to do? Play video games, of course - here are seven console-based games you should consider spending your winter break with.

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Samsung mulls massive split

Samsung mulls massive split

Samsung will spend the next six months figuring out if investor demands to split the South Korean behemoth in two makes financial sense, the company has confirmed today. The split - which would see Samsung Electronics divide, forming both a holding company and an operating company - would result in a shareholder payoff in the billions of dollars. That's just what one of the firm's biggest investors has been insisting must take place.

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New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

Amazon's next Echo will have Alexa speaking on the kitchen counter - so says rumors which paint this as a higher-end device. This next Amazon device would fit in with the rest of the Echo-branded smart home assistant products. It would have a display that would allow interaction not unlike a tablet, but the display is able to tilt up for a standing user.

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iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

iPhone 7 Plus and SE flip to find Apple’s biggest launch ever

The iPhone 7 Plus will see a replacement in 2017, as will the iPhone SE, but not to the same tune of last year's upgrade. Apple's next iPhone series won't likely take the same approach. Instead, based on information we've gathered over the past 24 hours, it's become apparent that Apple is about to take the iPhone 8 out a whole new door.

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Facebook Instant Games puts PAC-MAN and more in Messenger

Facebook Instant Games puts PAC-MAN and more in Messenger

Facebook is taking gaming out of apps and consoles and baking it right into the News Feed and Messenger, bringing classics like PAC-MAN and more to the social network. Dubbed Facebook Instant Games, the titles require no installation, instead being built with HTML5. That means, not only will they play directly in the Facebook or Messenger app on your phone, or in the browser on your desktop, they're also cross-platform too.

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iPhone 6s battery issues? Here’s how to tell if you’re eligible for a free fix

iPhone 6s battery issues? Here’s how to tell if you’re eligible for a free fix

Last week, we heard of Apple's plan to fix a number of iPhone 6s devices experiencing battery issues. When Apple announced this battery replacement program, it said that the affected devices were made from September to October 2015 and had a "limited serial number range." The problem with that description is that it doesn't tell us which phones are affected, leaving users to head to an Apple store to have their phones checked for eligibility.

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XGIMI H1 4K 3D smart projector throws a 300-inch image

XGIMI H1 4K 3D smart projector throws a 300-inch image

A very cool 3D smart projector made by XGIMI using Harman Kardon audio has hit Indiegogo and it is called the H1. The projector supports 4k resolution and is a 3D smart projector capable of turning 2D films into 3D content. The projector can throw a 300-inch image if your room is big enough.

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Battery breakthrough uses nuclear waste and man-made diamond to generate electricity

Battery breakthrough uses nuclear waste and man-made diamond to generate electricity

A new technology for creating batteries has been developed that might help eliminate some of the problems we have today with what to do with nuclear waste. The new battery could eliminate some of that nuclear waste while creating clean energy that can be used for many devices. The new technology involves the use of man-made diamond placed in a radioactive field.

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Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

Japanese mayor says “spamusement park” planning will move forward

In Japan the mayor of a city called Beppu located on the island of Kyushu, an area known for an abundance of hot springs, came up with an idea to get younger folks interested in visiting his town and to promote the hot springs in his city. The mayor and his team made a video that was posted to YouTube that shows what he called a "spamusement park", note that is SPAmusement not SPAMusement. No potted meats with odd gelatinous coatings at this park.

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Five To-Do apps that got a lot smarter this month

Five To-Do apps that got a lot smarter this month

The holiday season doesn’t just usher in the shopping season, it also signals the count down to a new year. Which means that, in addition to trying to work off all that holiday food, people will obsess over resolutions, plans, and goals. Yes, it’s the perfect time to be a todo list app or a productivity app. And as if warming up the engines for the holidays, a handful of such apps and services have stepped up their game to deliver just a bit more smartness to their list of features. Here are five of the best known todo apps that have just made your productivity even more productive.

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Canopy takes the Apple Magic Keyboard on the road for iPad users

Canopy takes the Apple Magic Keyboard on the road for iPad users

The iPad is a tablet that you can do some work from and while it may not be ideal for some people, there are those who are happy working from the iPad. One thing that most people who are working from the iPad want is a normal keyboard so they can type faster and more comfortably. A new case for the Apple Magic Keyboard has launched that makes it easy to carry the keyboard with you on the go and acts as a stand for your iPad at the same time called Canopy. With Canopy users can take a full size keyboard with them comfortably and with protection needed for life on the road.

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Samsung Pay delayed in UK until 2017 amid bank negotiations

Samsung Pay delayed in UK until 2017 amid bank negotiations

Samsung wants very much to compete with Apple Pay and Android Pay around the world. So much so that Samsung launched its own mobile payments service called Samsung Pay and had promised to launch its service in the UK in 2016. With the waning weeks of 2016 here, Samsung has now announced that it is pushing that UK launch back to 2017.

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