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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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Those Apple Car charging jokes are exactly why Apple should make a car

Those Apple Car charging jokes are exactly why Apple should make a car

Does the Apple Car come with a Lightning cable and charger? Do you have to flip it upside down to charge it? Do you need a dongle? Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of jokes about the oft-rumored Apple Car out there are the moment, but as is often the case there's something serious behind the comedy - and a serious opportunity for Apple to disrupt it.

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Hello Blackwing, goodbye gas: Cadillac’s new super sedan faces down electric future

Hello Blackwing, goodbye gas: Cadillac’s new super sedan faces down electric future

As last hurrahs go, it's hard to find fault with 668 horsepower and a six-speed stick shift. The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing not only introduces the automaker's new luxury performance halo brand, but acts as a loud, potent reminder why plenty of people love big V8 gas engines. It's also, however, likely the last of its breed.

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The war for your car’s dashboard got serious – Here’s the new state of play

The war for your car’s dashboard got serious – Here’s the new state of play

For a long time, the most complicated part of the car dashboard was figuring out where to hang your furry dice. These days, though, bigger screens - and more of them - are just the surface glitter on a new age of vehicle tech. The potential for confusion is accelerating, not least as new names wade into car software.

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Motorola Edge S 5G vs OnePlus 9: Upcoming flagships detailed

Motorola Edge S 5G vs OnePlus 9: Upcoming flagships detailed

Lenovo-backed Motorola has a flagship killer in the Chinese market and it could be a global newcomer soon. OnePlus, which started off as flagship killers, is also slated to deliver a high-end smartphone to give the likes of Samsung Galaxy S21 a run for their money. The upcoming flagships - in their own right - Motorola Edge S 5G and OnePlus 9 could debut globally in a short while from now and will present buyers undeniable options - in different price brackets – of course.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

If you are finding it hard to resist the $549 AirPods Max, you might just want to hold your horses as the Apple AiPods Pro 2 is speculated for a launch much earlier than previously believed. The true wireless earbuds will be far cheaper than the outrageously priced AirPods Max (only if you are not a diehard headphones fan) and pretty much like the earbuds-style accessory.

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Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one. The Cupertino giant planned to launch the combined VR/AR headset in 2020, but in late 2019 it was announced that the launch will be delayed to 2022 as the then developed prototype didn’t meet the quality standards at Apple – mainly due to its bulky size.

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iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

It is probably very early to make a claim about the forthcoming iPhone – or a new lineup. But with rumors flowing in from every side of the globe, it’s fitting to touch upon certain aspects that’ll make the iPhone 13 a different deal. Presumably, and various sources confirm, the 2021 iPhones will not have a dramatic change in the layout to outrightly contrast the already revamped and exciting iPhone 12 line introduced in fall last year, but some notable changes in features are expected to make things interesting.

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If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

I'm a Mac user, and a macOS fan, and I like Apple's industrial design, but the chatter of a return of the SD card slot to upcoming MacBook Pro laptops has me muttering a silent prayer of thanks. It feels like we've been languishing in dongle hell for many years now, and while Apple wasn't alone in betting on a tech future dominated by a single port, it's certainly been the most stubborn about that.

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Well, I’m addicted to Path of Exile again

Well, I’m addicted to Path of Exile again

On Friday, January 15th, Grinding Gear Games released a new seasonal league for Path of Exile. This latest league, called Ritual League, is unlike most of the seasonal leagues we see Grinding Gear Games release for a couple of reasons. For starters, this league is arriving later than expected. Originally scheduled to launch on December 11th, Grinding Gear Games decided to delay the roll out of this league after Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed to December 10th, as it didn't want to force players to choose between playing the new Path of Exile league and Cyberpunk - one of the most anticipated games in recent memory.

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