Amazon Echo Sub, Smart Plug with Alexa leak ahead of official launch

Amazon Echo Sub, Smart Plug with Alexa leak ahead of official launch

It was only a few days ago that a report claimed Amazon would be introducing at least eight new Alexa-based Internet of Things devices, and now two of those alleged products have leaked. One, the Amazon Echo Sub, is said to be a smart subwoofer with a circular design; the other is a Smart Plug that brings Alexa to any power outlet.

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Fortnite purple cube transforms Loot Lake into giant bounce pad

Fortnite purple cube transforms Loot Lake into giant bounce pad

The giant purple cube in Epic Games' hit battle royale game Fortnite has apparently reached its destination, a spot many fans had guessed would be the final resting place: Loot Lake. The map's giant lake, home to small islands and an isolated house, is now a giant, gelatinous blob of purple bouncy magic.

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White Shark Cafe: Why sharks travel to this one spot

White Shark Cafe: Why sharks travel to this one spot

There's a spot in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Mexico where great white sharks hang en masse. This is the White Shark Cafe, and it's not the plot of a fictional story - it's a real place. Originally discovered 14 years ago by Stanford marine scientist Barbara Block, this year a team of researchers took the plunge to see what was up - or down, rather.

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode gets a November beta

Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode gets a November beta

For months now, Rockstar has been drip feeding us information about Red Dead Redemption 2's single player offerings, but today it went in a different direction to reveal some details about the game's online mode. Dubbed Red Dead Online, we learned today that it won't actually be launching alongside the main game in October. Instead, it'll be following closely behind with a beta that's releasing in November.

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SteelSeries Arctis 3 with wired, Bluetooth audio gets 2019 upgrades

SteelSeries Arctis 3 with wired, Bluetooth audio gets 2019 upgrades

SteelSeries has updated its Arctis 3 gaming headset, which includes wired and Bluetooth connectivity, to include new audio and comfort enhancements. The headset is particularly suitable for use with the Nintendo Switch, enabling owners to connect the headset to the console using the wired connection and to the Nintendo Switch Online app using the Bluetooth connection.

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Google Emergency Location Service for Android arrives in the US

Google Emergency Location Service for Android arrives in the US

Back in 2016, Google announced the launch of Emergency Location Service in Android, a feature that provides 911 call centers with important location data. In the couple years since that introduction, Google has expanded the ELS feature to Android users around the world, brining it to 14 countries. Now the company is back with another update, this one involving T-Mobile and RapidSOS.

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PlayStation Classic pre-orders go live: Here’s where to get one

PlayStation Classic pre-orders go live: Here’s where to get one

Earlier today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. This new mini console promises 20 PS1 games pre-loaded onto a shrunken-down replica of the original PlayStation console, which just so happens to be celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Though it won't be here until December, it's gone up for pre-order today from a number of different retailers.

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Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

Meizu 16X detailed: Fullscreen metallic ceramic jealousy

The Meizu 16X was just revealed in the same price range as the Pocophone F1 and Honor Play (2018). This is a smartphone with extreme chops, especially for its price, giving us another reason to be joyful in the tech news universe. Not only because this phone looks pretty great, but because it's another sign that we're moving out of the BLAH ZONE!

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The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

The Audi e-tron is great news for Tesla drivers

Tesla may have had the early bird advantage in electric cars, but while increasing competition from vehicles like the new 2019 Audi e-tron may give Elon Musk's business plan a headache, for drivers it's all good news. The new electric SUV won't just headline Audi's new electric car strategy when it arrives in dealerships next year: it'll also mark a turning point in a new EV infrastructure that's great news for Tesla drivers too.

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Nintendo Switch games just got a huge advantage for multi-console owners

Nintendo Switch games just got a huge advantage for multi-console owners

Yesterday, Nintendo Switch Online launched, bringing with it classic NES games and paid online multiplayer. One feature of Nintendo Switch Online (or, more specifically, firmware update 6.0.0) that wasn't heavily advertised, however, is the ability to play games across multiple consoles. Realizing that you can play games across multiple consoles is definitely exciting, but of course, there are a few exceptions.

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OnePlus 6T big leaks giveth and taketh away

OnePlus 6T big leaks giveth and taketh away

Today a leak of the backside of the OnePlus 6T shows one previous rendering-based tip to be untrue. It would seem that the OnePlus 6T won't have three cameras on its back, after all. Instead, if we're to believe what's been shared today, the OnePlus 6T will come with two cameras on its back, not unlike its predecessor released earlier this year.

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Sega’s Mega Drive Mini has been delayed

Sega’s Mega Drive Mini has been delayed

It's proving to be a surprisingly big day for retro consoles. Sony kicked things off by announcing the PlayStation Classic, a mini console modeled after the very first PlayStation with 20 pre-loaded games, and now Sega has delivered an update on its Mega Drive Mini. Unfortunately, it isn't a particularly good update.

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