Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft and Nintendo are throwing a jab at Sony with a newly launched video that promotes cross-play between the Xbox One and Switch consoles. The issue of cross-play made its way back into public discourse with the launch of a Fortnite on Switch port, specifically the fact that PS4 players can't use their Fortnite accounts on other platforms.

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Bing mobile apps updated with AI-powered visual search tool

Bing mobile apps updated with AI-powered visual search tool

Microsoft has updated its Bing mobile apps for iOS and Android with new visual search capabilities. This tool is powered by artificial intelligence, which enables the user to snap an image of an object, then get information about that object through a Bing search. At no point does the user have to input text, helping for those times when you don't have quite the right words to search.

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Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

A surprise Supreme Court ruling could make your next online shopping spree more expensive, after deciding that states can impose sales tax on internet purchases made from out-of-state retailers. The issue had been pushed to the fore by South Dakota, which had argued that its recent law insisting on applying tax even to purchases made online beyond the state's borders should be upheld.

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Facebook Messenger Spanish translations arrive: how to use this feature

Facebook Messenger Spanish translations arrive: how to use this feature

Facebook's previously announced language translation AI has finally brought direct Spanish translations to the company's Messenger app. With this, users can see direct translations to and from Spanish/English without using a secondary translation tool. This is the latest step in AI-powered translations helping remove the language barrier.

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World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

It may seem hard to believe, but World and Warcraft has a long and storied history that nearly goes back 14 years. In that time, plenty of people have played the game and later dropped their subscriptions, and now Blizzard is trying to tempt those lapsed players back. If you played World of Warcraft at one point in the past but are no longer subscribed, Blizzard is inviting you to check out what the game has to offer for free this weekend.

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MoviePass will start charging a fee to see high-demand movies

MoviePass will start charging a fee to see high-demand movies

Brace yourselves, MoviePass customers. The company is about to introduce a big change to the way it works, one that will no doubt upset some subscribers. Starting in July, MoviePass will charge a small fee to see movies that it deems as high-demand, a sort of surge pricing apparently intended to help reduce demand during peak times. The fees will start at $2 and depend on the movie.

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Moto Z3 Play pre-orders open up ahead of next week’s release

Moto Z3 Play pre-orders open up ahead of next week’s release

Here's some exciting news for Motorola fans: the Moto Z3 Play, which was revealed at the beginning of the month, has gone up for pre-order. As you'd expect, the phone is available to order directly through Motorola, but you might also want to have a look as Amazon. The massive online retailer has revealed that the Moto Z3 Play, along with the less expensive Moto G6 Play, will be offered as Prime Exclusive phones.

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Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Samsung's plans for the future with the Galaxy S10 are coming on quick - even before the Galaxy Note 9 is fully revealed. What we're looking at today is a set of plans for a Galaxy smartphone with the potential for more than one display. And before you say it - no, this isn't the Galaxy X with a folding screen and another screen on its back, this is a completely separate device with two displays - because why not?

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AT&T WatchTV low-cost live television streaming service revealed

AT&T WatchTV low-cost live television streaming service revealed

AT&T has announced the upcoming launch of WatchTV, its new live television streaming service. The platform, which offers more than 30 livestreaming TV channels, will be included with a pair of unlimited plans set to roll out next week. Called Unlimited & More and Unlimited & More Premium, both include unlimited high-speed data with extra perks tossed in.

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Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

Just as the rumors foretold, the Steam Summer Sale has launched at last. Like every other annual sale Valve holds, this one offers deep discounts on many of the games in Steam's catalog. Steam veterans might not find a ton of exciting deals after years and years of sales like this, but for anyone who might be a relatively new to the world of PC gaming, the Steam Summer Sale is definitely a good time to pad your library.

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Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Galaxy Note 9: Why fans are obsessed

Today we're exploring the latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but we're also having a chat about why this phone inspires such ravenous behavior in info-seekers and fans. Today we're seeing confirmation of a double-block of elements on the back of the Galaxy Note 9, that bringing on perhaps the largest change between generations - acknowledgement of the finger-smudge on the camera lens cover glass situation.

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Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

It's Thursday again (funny how this seems to happen so frequently), which means that it's time for another update to the Switch eShop. While some eShop updates throughout the first half of the year have been relatively quiet, this one most certainly is not. This, of course, is the week that Mario Tennis Aces arrives on the Switch, but it's being joined by some other exciting games as well.

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