1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

A box of unopened, original Pokemon cards from 1999 have sold for $56,000 at auction. This was a first edition box that included holographic foil cards, the biggest prize in the package. The first edition base set had a limited print, which contributes to its worth nearly two decades later. Though notable, this isn't the first Pokemon item to sell at auction for a significant amount.

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Scientists rapidly produce mineral that pulls CO2 from the atmosphere

Scientists rapidly produce mineral that pulls CO2 from the atmosphere

Researchers have found a way to rapidly produce the mineral magnesite, which can be used as a long-term storage solution for harmful CO2 in the atmosphere. Magnesite forms slowly in nature, presenting issues around using the mineral to deal with atmospheric CO2. However, researchers have presented a way to rapidly increase magnesite formation, opening the door to a potentially more economical way to address climate change.

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Diablo 3 for Nintendo Switch launches with expansion in late 2018

Diablo 3 for Nintendo Switch launches with expansion in late 2018

Following a teaser suggesting as much earlier this year, it has been revealed that Diablo III will be launching on Nintendo Switch later this year. The news prematurely surfaced ahead of Blizzard's official announcement scheduled for tomorrow, dropping all the details before being deleted. The release will include the original game, as well as an expansion and more.

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Google Coach fitness and health AI assistant for smartwatches tipped

Google Coach fitness and health AI assistant for smartwatches tipped

Google is working on a personal fitness and health assistant, according to a new leak, and it's reportedly called Google Coach. The new personal assistant is allegedly being developed for wearable devices and will utilize what Google already knows about a user to proactively make recommendations, among other things. Google Coach isn't limited just to activities, according to the report, which also claims it'll monitor nutrition and suggest meals.

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Motorola P30, an iPhone X copycat, actually looks pretty great

Motorola P30, an iPhone X copycat, actually looks pretty great

When the Motorola P30 was leaked earlier this week, all I could see was the latest Android-laden iPhone X. Even though the Essential Phone PH-1 was the first major smartphone with a notch, Apple put one on their iPhone and sold an outrageous amount of units. Since then, several China-based companies have taken to cloning the iPhone X industrial design as best they could. When you're in a place where making a good, cheaper copy isn't looked down upon, it's rewarded, it makes good business sense to make said copy.

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Eating breakfast fuels burning carbohydrates during exercise: study

Eating breakfast fuels burning carbohydrates during exercise: study

A new study highlights a couple big potential benefits from eating breakfast: burning more carbs during exercise and ramping up one's metabolism ahead of the day's next meal. The research comes from the University of Bath's Department for Health, where researchers worked with colleagues from other universities to study the effect of eating breakfast.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Black Ops 4 Blackout beta release date revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is shaping up to offer an experience that's mostly similar to previous installments in the sub-series, save for one key difference. For the first time in Call of Duty history, Black Ops 4 won't have a single-player campaign. Instead, it'll offer up a battle royale mode called Blackout.

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HTC might be using Nokia’s playbook

HTC might be using Nokia’s playbook

According to a tip this afternoon, Nokia is about to go - or has already gone - the way of Nokia in the smartphone business. The tip suggests that HTC might begin using ODM for smartphone manufacturing. That'd mean that HTC would continue to be the brand, and HTC would continue to design phones, but HTC wouldn't be manufacturing the phones themselves.

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Bing Search adds math mode: solve equations by taking a picture

Bing Search adds math mode: solve equations by taking a picture

Having trouble finishing your math homework? Microsoft has a solution. The company recently updated its Bing for iOS app to include a new "math mode" that solves equations in a snap...literally. Snap a picture of the problem, give Bing a second or two to process it, and you'll be given the answer without any additional interaction. The feature is powered by Bing's Camera Intelligent Search technology.

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Alexa-Cortana integration: How to get started

Alexa-Cortana integration: How to get started

If you're in the mood to combine your Amazon and Microsoft-made smart assistants on any one device, today's your day. Alexa can open Cortana and Cortana can open Alexa. Because there might be a very rare instance in which you want one or the other, this particular tie-in is live. It's just live in preview mode when this article is first published, but live nonetheless.

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Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces bundle heads to Walmart next month

Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces bundle heads to Walmart next month

We haven't seen a ton of different console bundles in the Switch's short lifespan so far, but today Nintendo announced a new one. This bundle is destined for Walmart, where it will be an exclusive beginning next month. It offers some decent value for the money as well, assuming you're interested with the games it comes packed with.

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Ford’s 2019 Ranger configurator builds out one pricey pickup

Ford’s 2019 Ranger configurator builds out one pricey pickup

Ford's 2019 Ranger is up on the public configurator, and while there's no Ranger Raptor quite yet to sate our performance truck urges, you can still spec out an impressive midsize pickup. Announced back at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the new Ranger promises F-150-style capabilities but in a more urban-friendly package.

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