Nintendo Switch digital game sizes make an SD card a must

Nintendo Switch digital game sizes make an SD card a must

Nintendo Switch arrives in less than two weeks, and slowly but surely, new details are surfacing as we wait for launch. This time around, Nintendo has shared details about the Switch's digital games and how much space they'll take up on the console's small 32GB hard drive. Needless to say, you're probably going to want to pick up an SD card alongside your Switch.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Y910 Review: A powerful gaming all-in-one

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y910 Review: A powerful gaming all-in-one

You don't often associate gaming PCs with all-in-ones, but with its new IdeaCentre Y910, Lenovo is doing just that. Often times, all-in-ones feature middle of the road hardware in an effort to strike a good balance between size, thickness, and power. That's not the case with the Y910, as tries to pack as much high-end hardware it can into a package that still satisfies that all-in-one footprint. Is it successful in doing so? Read on to find out.

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Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Snapchat Spectacles, at long last, are now available online

Earlier in the month, Snapchat said that it would make its hard-to-obtain Spectacles easier to buy in 2017. Today it's making good on that promise by finally putting Spectacles up for sale online. That means no more waiting in line to purchase your Spectacles from a kiosk, though a fair amount of waiting is still in your future if you decide to buy online.

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Samsung Galaxy Book might be a Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet

Samsung Galaxy Book might be a Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet

Yes, Samsung seems to be definitely all about tablets this coming MWC 2017. Even though the company won’t yet explicitly name it (unlike LG), the Galaxy Tab S3 is pretty much in the bag. However, it might not be the only tablet lined up, not even the only OS. There have been rumors circulating about a Galaxy TabPro S successor, but, based on an app that popped up at the Windows Store, it won’t be called a Galaxy TabPro S2. Instead, it might be called a Galaxy Book.

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SteamVR is getting a smaller, cheaper base station

SteamVR is getting a smaller, cheaper base station

Virtual reality equipment, especially the big, standalone ones, is no small matter, both in size as well as in price. The headset kit alone, which usually comes with controllers and sensors, costs upwards of thousands of dollars. That’s still not counting a VR-ready PC rig, if you don’t have one yet. That is partly why VR is pretty much still an exclusive club that very few can afford. Reducing the build costs of equipment goes a long way in making such equipment more accessible. Which is why Valve is working on a next gen base station for its SteamVR platform that will not only be smaller but also cheaper.

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Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2

Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2

Impressive as it may be, the HoloLens you currently see right now is still just version 1, which is to say it’s a very expensive prototype. The next version of HoloLens, which might be more fit for public consumption and budgets, will be version 3. Did Microsoft suddenly forget to count? Hardly. However, it is eschewing conventional development wisdom and will leap frog over v2 right into v3. And that’s mostly because it remains uncontested in this still nascent market.

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Alleged Nintendo Switch gets a super early teardown treatment

Alleged Nintendo Switch gets a super early teardown treatment

In a matter of days, less than two weeks, gamers, critics, and Nintendo fans alike will finally be treated to first official hands-on of what is the most talked about gaming device this half of the year. That said, some people have already spoiled the Nintendo Switch surprise and while that has mostly been resolved in the US, the East isn’t exactly stopping the leakage yet. But instead of a finished product, we are being treated to the innards of the handheld console, presuming this is indeed the Nintendo Switch.

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OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

There’s still a lot that can be done for cameras on smartphones. You can make them smaller to get rid of that dastardly bump. You can improve their low-light performance. And you can improve their overall quality. At MWC 2017, OPPO will reveal one more area of improvement: zooming. It may not have a smartphone to show off next week. Instead, it will be revealing a smartphone camera technology that will allow these mobile devices to achieve 5x optical zoom.

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Huawei MediaPad T3 at TENAA reveals an 8-inch Nougat tablet

Huawei MediaPad T3 at TENAA reveals an 8-inch Nougat tablet

If you’ve been starving for notable tablets, which have been rather scarce these past months, then you need not wait that long. Tablets are coming to MWC 2017 but, like their smartphone counterparts, not all are created equal. Like the Huawei MediaPad T3 which just hit TENAA, which means we’re getting a good dose of specs. But rather than butt heads on the premium market, the MediaPad T3 will, instead, try to blaze a trail in the mid-range tablet segment.

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Galaxy Tab S3 leaked manual shows an overgrown Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Tab S3 leaked manual shows an overgrown Galaxy Note 7

Samsung may have lost its chance to make the Galaxy Note 7 the next big thing in mobile productivity, but it might take another stab at it before the Galaxy Note 8 arrives. That will come in the form of the Galaxy Tab S3, not a new Galaxy Note device. At least that seems to be the vibe that’s being given off by a leaked manual for the tablet, spilling almost everything just a week before its debut.

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LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor

LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor

Another day closer to MWC 2017, another LG G6 teaser coming from LG itself. Pretty soon there might be nothing to surprise us come unveiling time. In this round, LG is praising the upcoming smartphone’s photography prowess, especially when it comes to wide-angle shots. It will be accomplishing this by making the wide-angle camera on par with the regular angle one. Meaning, both will have equal 13 megapixel sensors instead of an off-kilter combo.

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Amazon sets $35 minimum for free shipping to fend off Walmart

Amazon sets $35 minimum for free shipping to fend off Walmart

Less than a month ago, Walmart sounded the battle cry when it announced a subscription-free shipping service that, for a minimum order of $35, would have the items delivered in two-days for absolutely free. It was a clear challenge to Amazon’s prominence in that market segment. Unsurprisingly, Amazon is firing back by now having the same $35 minimum purchase requirement for free shipping for non-Prime subscribers. Coincidentally, this change happens almost exactly a year after Amazon bumped up that price from $35 to $49.

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