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LG V30+ alpha with AI chops to debut MWC instead of LG G7

LG V30+ alpha with AI chops to debut MWC instead of LG G7

2018 will be a confusing year for LG, both for the company itself but most especially for its customers. To address its floundering mobile phone business, the company has decided to adopt a devil may care attitude and throw all caution to the wind. It will release phones only when they think they need to and not when everyone else does. Heck, it won’t even release an LG G7, if that’s still its name, in early 2018. What it might show at MWC next month will simply be an enhanced LG V30+ instead.

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Amazon Go launch: here’s what to expect

Amazon Go launch: here’s what to expect

Amazon may not always get dragged onto the hot seat the way Google or Facebook do, but when it does, it does so in a very big way. After all, the world’s biggest e-tailer is anything but meek when it comes to business, having no qualms about putting its competitors out of that business. In just a few hours, Amazon will be opening wide Amazon Go, it’s ambitious attempt to revolutionize and modernize convenience stores. And if it becomes a raging hit, it could pretty much rock that industry to its core.

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The first Ford Mustang Bullitt just raised a huge sum for charity

The first Ford Mustang Bullitt just raised a huge sum for charity

Ford may have expected the new Ranger to be the star of the Detroit Auto Show 2018, but the pickup's return to the US was arguably eclipsed by an even more evocative nameplate. The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt marks the fiftieth anniversary of classic movie, and just as Steve McQueen found with the original, it's proving to be mighty popular. So popular, indeed, that a charity auction for the very first Mustang Bullitt just raised some serious cash.

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PlayStation-themed Nike sneakers are a gamer’s dream footwear

PlayStation-themed Nike sneakers are a gamer’s dream footwear

If sneakers and video games are your thing, get ready for a product collaboration made in heaven. NBA player Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder has created his second signature basketball shoe with Nike, the PG2, and it's an official collaboration with Sony's PlayStation brand. George himself claims he's one of the biggest gamers in the NBA, and his new sneaker is designed to reflect that by taking inspiration from the iconic PlayStation design and colors.

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Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Audi testing its own Smart Energy Network home battery system

Tesla may have made waves with its Tesla Energy home batteries, but more luxury car makers are looking to do something similar as they make the jump to all-electric vehicles. Audi is one of the latest, as the company has just announced its own "Smart Energy Network," which combines home energy storage, solar power generation, and electric vehicle charging.

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Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup

Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup

The new HMD Global-owned Nokia has been hard at work over the last year to become a producer of affordable quality Android handsets. The latest Nokia 6 has already been announced, and the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 are expected to be high-end devices. However, there's a new rumor developing that the Finnish company has a new flagship in the works for reveal sometime later this year, one that will feature a whopping five lens camera setup.

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Official PlayStation Totaku figures are like Amiibo without the NFC

Official PlayStation Totaku figures are like Amiibo without the NFC

Fans of video game-related collectibles, be warned, there's a new range of figures coming to drain your wallet. ThinkGeek and its parent company GameStop have announced a line of officially licensed figures based on popular PlayStation game franchises, including PaRappa the Rapper, Crash Bandicoot, and God of War. Dubbed Totaku Collection, the figures are thankfully very affordable.

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Cryptocurrency mining spurs high-end graphics card sales & causing GPU shortages

Cryptocurrency mining spurs high-end graphics card sales & causing GPU shortages

If you've been shopping around for a new graphics card over the last few weeks, you've likely had a very hard time finding any in stock. And if you do find one, it's probably priced well above the MSRP on a re-selling site like eBay or Craigslist. It turns out that graphics cards, especially the high-end type, are in short supply all around the globe, and PC gamers have the rapidly rising trend of cryptocurrency mining to thank.

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Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

In this age of podcasts and other forms of streaming media, the audiobook format has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Amazon currently dominates the market, however, with its ownership of Audible, but it appears Google is about to make a big push back. The Google Play store has revealed that it will soon start selling audiobooks alongside its existing media like movies, TV shows, music, digital books, and more.

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Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney hires ex-Apple & Samsung director to lead its streaming service

Disney is continuing to make progress on building itself one of the top streaming video services when it launches sometime in 2019. The media giant has already been pulling its content and ending deals with rival Netflix, and now it appears to have hired someone with experience at some of the biggest tech companies to head operations. Specifically, Kevin Swint, who has served as an executive at both Apple and Samsung in recent years.

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Final Fantasy 14 update reintroduces iconic FF6 villains

Final Fantasy 14 update reintroduces iconic FF6 villains

The popularity and quality of Final Fantasy XIV has grown significantly since the release of the Stormblood expansion last year, and now developer Square Enix has detailed the online RPG's latest update. Dubbed Rise of a New Sun, the new 4.2 update will be released on January 30th and include plenty of new content for players to explore. But what has series fans most excited is the tease of an iconic villain from Final Fantasy VI making a return.

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Baidu reveals a different smart speaker strategy with Raven H and DuerOS

Baidu reveals a different smart speaker strategy with Raven H and DuerOS

Like just about every big tech company these days, Chinese web giant Baidu is getting in on the smart speaker game. But the company is doing things noticeably different from Amazon or Google, despite selling its new Raven H speaker device. Instead the key product is the assistant software itself, the DuerOS AI platform, and Baidu's goal is to have it used in hardware from other manufacturers.

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