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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings back the single-player way

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings back the single-player way

Almost every game these days have an online element to them, either really playing with others online in a massive persistent world or simply going into one-off skirmishes. Some gamers, however, have a deep love for keeping things single. Such gamers might find solace and joy in the announcement of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the first time in over 15 years that the franchise is getting a non-multiplayer, totally single-player game. That is, if developers Piranha Games successfully launches it in 2018.

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The Mummy has a hint of Mission Impossible because Tom Cruise

The Mummy has a hint of Mission Impossible because Tom Cruise

This isn’t your grandfather’s The Mummy. In fact, it isn’t even the 1999 The Mummy. While the former lies squarely in the realm of horror and the latter standing along the lines of family-friendly adventure, the 2017 representation of the iconic monster is 100% pure adrenaline-pumping action. And how can it not be with Star Trek Into Darkness director Alex Krutzman at the helm, guiding Tom Cruise in the lead. But don’t you blink, because this might only be the beginning.

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GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

We’re still not sure when the Karma, GoPro’s first ever and ill-fated drone, will return. IF it will return, which may be in doubt given GoPro’s financial troubles. But while the Karma itself may not be here, or may never be again, it’s legacy will live on. Or at least part of it. GoPro has just made available the Karma’s stabilizer as a standalone handheld product, the Grip. Perhaps it’s a last ditch effort to salvage what it can from the Karma, by selling the feature that made the drone quite impressive.

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AirDroid has gaping security holes, hopefully not for long

AirDroid has gaping security holes, hopefully not for long

AirDroid is one of the treasures of the Android world, a product of the platform’s more open nature. In a nutshell, it allowed Android users to control their devices from a web browser, to send or read messages, manage files, or even mirror the device’s screen. That power, however, has apparently come at a price. Although AirDroid has existed for years now, it was only earlier this year that mobile security researchers at Zimperium discovered some rather serious security holes in its implementation, potentially giving hackers nearly limitless access to the owner’s information and device.

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PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

This weekend saw the 2016 PlayStation Experience (PSX) held in Anaheim, California. Similar to E3, the event lets Sony focus on its own PlayStation gaming platform, but without rival companies competing for attention. It's also on a bit of a smaller scale, allowing gamers to get hands on time with new and upcoming games, as well as for partnering publishers to make some big announcements.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer debuts with Baby Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer debuts with Baby Groot

It's a day that comic book and movie fans equally look forward to: when Marvel releases a new trailer for an upcoming film from its growing Cinematic Universe. This time it's a new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and as you'd expect, it's full of action, humor, and the rag-tag group of heroes we came to love in the first movie. But without a doubt, the star this around will be the adorable Baby Groot.

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Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Last week, Amazon announced a new service for uploading large amounts of data to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage. Dubbed Snowmobile, it's an actual 18-wheel semi-truck hauling a storage container filled with hard drives. See, it's not meant for times when you need to back up your photo or video collection, but rather for an entire company's data, such as a movie studio's archives or a government agency's library of satellite imagery.

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BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ spotted in leaked images, complete with physical keyboard

BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ spotted in leaked images, complete with physical keyboard

We've known for some time that the BlackBerry of years gone by is nearly dead and gone. The company has already abandoned its BB10 OS in favor of Android, and soon it won't even be making its own phones. But one element it continues to cling to for its devices is the physical keyboard. Case in point is the "Mercury," the codename for the much rumored, and possibly last, "traditional" BlackBerry phone.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite confirmed for 2017 on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Just as was predicted last week, this weekend's PlayStation Experience (PSX) event saw the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, the fourth entry in the mash-up fighting game series. A teaser trailer was revealed featuring Capcom's Ryu and Mega Man facing off against Iron Man and Captain Marvel from the Marvel side. While the game made its debut at an official PlayStation event, Capcom has confirmed it will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in late 2017.

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Apple letter to NHTSA confirms self-driving car ambitions

Apple letter to NHTSA confirms self-driving car ambitions

Just when it seemed like Apple's much-rumored self-driving car project was on the verge of collapse, more evidence surfaces that Cupertino still has plans in place. A recent letter from Apple to the US's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been dug up, where the former writes that it is "investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation."

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One of the earliest Nikon cameras auctioned for $406K

One of the earliest Nikon cameras auctioned for $406K

Photography can easily become a very expensive hobby, especially when hunting down older, well-preserved cameras and lenses. But when it comes to truly historic equipment, that's where you can easily drain your bank account. Case in point: the oldest remaining Nikon camera — believed to be the third one ever built by the Japanese company — was just auctioned for $406,000 in Austria.

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Ixoost EsaVox speaker is $21K and uses real Lamborghini parts

Ixoost EsaVox speaker is $21K and uses real Lamborghini parts

These days, it's becoming more and more common to see luxury car brand names appear on products that aren't cars. This includes Ferrari on a phone, BMW on a bike, and even the Porsche Design team, which slaps the German maker's name on anything it can get its hands on. But this Lamborghini speaker from Italy's Ixoost takes things to a whole new level.

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