Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Having power issues with your Xbox One console? The reason may be how it is getting power, or more specifically, how you've set it up to get power. Microsoft recently fired off a tweet via its Xbox Support Twitter account explaining that it designed the Xbox One to plug directly into a wall outlet. Don't use a surge protector even if you are running out of spare plugs.

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Galaxy X leaked by none other than Samsung itself

Galaxy X leaked by none other than Samsung itself

While some companies will stop at nothing to prevent their flagship devices from leaking out ahead of time, Samsung takes a more laid back approach to leaks. For all of its major devices over the past few years, it seems that Samsung has had its hand in at least a few leaks, and with the rumored Galaxy X, things are no different.

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AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

AT&T Time Warner merger may be blocked by DOJ lawsuit

The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit to block the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, sources have said, marking a big turn of events for the planned -- and controversial -- deal. Details are still rolling in, but sources claim the Justice Department will officially announce an antitrust suit today regarding the merger. For its part, the DOJ confirmed that it has a major antitrust matter in the pipeline, but didn't name companies.

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Amazon Echo PRODUCT(RED) makes Alexa charitable

Amazon Echo PRODUCT(RED) makes Alexa charitable

Amazon has a new Echo PRODUCT(RED) edition, cladding its Alexa-powered smart speaker in a charitable sleeve. The new model joins Amazon's sensible, dare we say rather dour line-up of colors and finishes which, for the first time with the second-gen Echo, are interchangeable.

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Mars streaks are probably caused by dust and sand, not water

Mars streaks are probably caused by dust and sand, not water

Mars photos show an interesting landscape feature: dark streaks that appear to show flowing movement, which some thought may be water. A new study says that is probably not the case, though, instead being more likely attributed to dry flow processes. This is based in part on assessments made with the Mars orbiter's telescopic camera. That's bad news in the hunt for microbes, unfortunately.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts

The controversy surrounding the loot boxes found in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 should be well known to most by now. Even before the game launched, Star Wars fans were up in arms over the game's heavy handed progression system, which incentivized purchasing loot boxes in a way few other pay-to-play games have in the past. This led to a massive outcry on sites like Reddit, where EA's explanation for this system became the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.

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4 ways to fix Google’s Pixel Buds

4 ways to fix Google’s Pixel Buds

It's fair to say the Google Pixel Buds didn't have the reception the Android team might have hoped for them. Intended to give Pixel 2 owners something to fend off pangs of Apple AirPod jealousy - not to mention pacify complaints about the Oreo smartphone's missing headphone jack - the Pixel Buds may have talents like translation, but they fell short on the basics. Still, all is not lost: read on for the four key ways Google could make the Pixel Buds 2 winners.

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Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Why won’t Apple enable Portrait Lighting for older iPhone photos?

Portrait mode photos taken on the iPhone 7 Plus could be edited with the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, if only Apple felt inclined to enable the hidden feature. The new Portrait Lighting effects - which replicate the impact of different types of creative lighting on an image - were launched as a feature of the new 2017 iPhones, but left images taken with older models out in the cold.

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Lynx is your Alexa-powered robot assistant

Lynx is your Alexa-powered robot assistant

Company UBTECH Robotics has announced the launch of Lynx, the first ever humanoid robot with Amazon Alexa baked in. The robot utilizes Amazon's personal assistant along with UBTECH's robotics tech to offer a variety of services and abilities, such as a surveillance mode for keeping an eye on your home while you're away and playing music via voice commands.

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Should I trust the OnePlus 5T?

Should I trust the OnePlus 5T?

As the OnePlus 5T is released worldwide, we've discussed the lifecycle of each OnePlus device - and the software updates therein. Upon setting out the entirety of OnePlus' short company history, it's clear that this is no ordinary brand. Updates come quicker in some areas, and not at all in others - this is no Apple, that's for sure.

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Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon Bank update out for UltraSun and UltraMoon

Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon have only been available for a few days, but Nintendo has nonetheless been quick to make Pokemon Bank compatible with those two new games. Today Nintendo and GameFreak pushed an update to Pokemon Bank that will make it play nice with UltraSun and UltraMoon, meaning you can transfer any Pokemon you had in storage over to your new titles.

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KFC’s Internet Escape Pod is fantastically creepy

KFC’s Internet Escape Pod is fantastically creepy

Conclusively answering the question "why can't I have a Faraday cage for my home?" and simultaneously raising the fear "can eating chicken make me a little crazy?" is this, KFC's latest monstrosity. Dubbed the Internet Escape Pod, what may look like an igloo-shaped tent within the awkward embrace of Colonel Sanders is in fact a way to stay offline with your loved ones.

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