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Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected's first technical alpha wrapped up earlier this week, giving us a brief glimpse at the game Diablo fans have been requesting for years. This is the first of at least two Diablo II Resurrected tests Blizzard plans to hold, and this one was fairly limited in scope - not only did we just have the weekend to check out the game, but we were limited to three of the game's seven classes and just two of its Acts.

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Google Whitechapel in-house chip for Pixel phones: Things to know

Google Whitechapel in-house chip for Pixel phones: Things to know

Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a statement that the company is investing a huge chunk into hardware and that it had a perfect roadmap for 2021. This triggered a row of speculations as tech pundits predicted Google to be venturing into the SoC space, developing its own chips for the Pixel and Chromebooks of the future.

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Why does Nintendo seem to resent its fans so much?

Why does Nintendo seem to resent its fans so much?

It's April 1st, and just as Nintendo warned us six months ago, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is no longer available on the Switch eShop. While some were hoping that we'd see Nintendo make a last-minute reversal and keep Super Mario 3D All-Stars up on the eShop permanently, Nintendo stuck to its guns and removed the game just as it said it would. The company has also stopped shipping new copies of the game to retailers, and once those copies are gone, Switch owners will have to resort to used copies if they want to own Super Mario 3D All-Stars (assuming, of course, that used copies can be found).

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I need Google’s Sleep Sensing tech to break out of the new Nest Hub

I need Google’s Sleep Sensing tech to break out of the new Nest Hub

Google has finally found an application worthy of its fiendishly clever Soli chip, and quite frankly it's wasted in a smart display. Or more accurately, the Nest Hub 2nd Gen may be a great showcase for what Soli, the short-range radar, is capable of with Sleep Sensing, but I can't help but wish Google had just made a standalone sensor instead.

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Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Spotify’s roadmap to dominate the music streaming industry

Listening to music has gone past the days when one had to download it on their devices. Music streaming services have changed that for good. These not only bring your favorite music right to your fingertips with the convenience of cross-platform accessibility but also do much more. The ability to discover new music, engage with the audiophile community, and share tracks seamlessly with fellow listeners are some benefits.

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Upcoming Nintendo Switch is worth the wait: All we know so far

Upcoming Nintendo Switch is worth the wait: All we know so far

We saw the Nintendo Switch hit shelves almost four years ago followed by the somewhat affordable Switch Lite couple of years back, and now news is almost confirming the future of the next Nintendo Switch variant. Yes, the handheld console is rumored to debut this year – most probably in the latter half – just in time for the holiday season. That’s set the cat among the pigeons in the Sony and Microsoft quarters.

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I drove Chevrolet’s new Bolt EUV crossover and now I have an EV headache

I drove Chevrolet’s new Bolt EUV crossover and now I have an EV headache

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a problem and, embarrassingly for the new electric crossover, the headache is a family affair. Having spent time behind the wheel of the new EV last week, I can tell you it's perky, affordable, and practical in its own way, as well as that it offers tech you'd previously have needed to splash out on a Cadillac to enjoy.

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Facebook, Google vs Australia’s demand for payment for news: The effect

Facebook, Google vs Australia’s demand for payment for news: The effect

The internet space down under was expected to split up in an uncanny manner. When the day of reckoning arrived, the two tech giants – Google and Facebook – took a drastically different approach to tackle the situation presented by the News Media Bargaining code in Australia. While Google chose to befriend the terms, Facebook walked off the bargaining deal to block all content from news sources in Australia – resulting in pages of news agencies like news.com.au and theage.com.au, among others, being completely wiped off their content on the social network.

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Android 12 Developer Preview: changes, additions in next OS version

Android 12 Developer Preview: changes, additions in next OS version

The next version of the Android operating system, codenamed internally as ‘Snow Cone’ has taken its maiden steps into the realm of inception with Google recently announcing the Developer Preview of the Android 12 OS, which is still around six months from the final release. After the excitement of Android 11 on flagship devices and newly released phones, the next thing for geeks to look forward to is the Android 12 operating system on their devices. The OS will go through eight release cycles in its evolution over this year - with a public beta expected in a few months before finally coming to the users in a stable release version in the latter half of 2021.

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I don’t buy the claim that games need to be $70 and you shouldn’t either

I don’t buy the claim that games need to be $70 and you shouldn’t either

As we enter into this new generation of gaming consoles, there’s a familiar scent filling the air. You might think it’s that of new hardware, or styrofoam, or that cling film that comes on expensive tech to protect it from scratches, but it’s none of those. No, this scent is a pungent one, wafting from the offices of video game executives who wouldn’t be caught dead playing the products their companies make. It’s the smell of greed.

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Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone, as we know it so far

Huawei Mate X2 foldable smartphone, as we know it so far

It’s been a while since the launch of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 - arguably the best foldable smartphone yet – therefore there is a void in the foldable phone market which Huawei is planning to fill up soon. There is a confirmation that Huawei is going to announce its new flagship foldable smartphone on February 22. The information was made public through a teaser poster on the company’s official Weibo page.

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For Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, maybe the games should do a little growing of their own

For Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, maybe the games should do a little growing of their own

Pokemon is celebrating a big milestone this year, as the franchise is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan. It’s a big anniversary, to be sure, and it’s prompting not only fans but also Game Freak and The Pokemon Company themselves to take a look back at the history of Pokemon. While the franchise has experienced popularity that’s waxed and waned throughout the years, today Pokemon is as popular as it has ever been, if not more. It also seems to be stuck in the rut of iteration, at least as far as the games are concerned.

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