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Pokemon Cafe Mix first look: Coffee Master Charizard

Pokemon Cafe Mix first look: Coffee Master Charizard

After being revealed last week, Pokemon Cafe Mix released today on Switch, iOS, and Android. Like many of Nintendo's mobile games, Pokemon Cafe Mix is a free-to-play title, and the Pokemon branding is sure to pull in a significant number of players. I sat down with the game for a while this morning, and after playing through a number of puzzles and recruiting a few Pokemon to come and work in my cafe, I thought I'd share my first impressions of the game.

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watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

As it is every year, WWDC is a multi-faceted show, with Apple revealing a number of new features across its software lineup. It's the time of year when Apple reveals new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, and this year's jump to watchOS 7 seems to be a pretty significant one. On top of the more incremental features you'd expect to see, there's even a new feature that could help keep you safe in the midst of a pandemic.

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Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Today Apple announced that they'd be moving toward their own silicon - effectively removing Intel from the equation. This was a "huge leap forward for the Mac," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Today is the day we're announcing the Mac is transitioning to our own Apple silicon." This move is major for every key player involved - not just Intel and Apple, but the users of future Mac computers as well.

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iOS 14: App Library, homescreen widgets, and Picture-in-Picture

iOS 14: App Library, homescreen widgets, and Picture-in-Picture

Apple revealed several relatively major changes to the way users will see iOS on their iPhone and iPad in the very near future with iOS 14. The iPhone will see these changes first - Apple showed examples of new functionality with an iPhone screen on stage at WWDC 2020 here on June 22, 2020. Big changes start with "App Library" - a new way to see all of your apps, all at once, in folders.

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Roborock S6 MaxV Review: smart vacuuming and mopping for a price

Roborock S6 MaxV Review: smart vacuuming and mopping for a price

We've come a long way since the very first Roomba rolled on living room and kitchen floors. While still sticking to that same circular design, robot vacuum cleaners have changed and evolved considerably over the years, gaining features like obstacle avoidance, simultaneous mopping, or voice control. Roborock's latest S6 MaxV cleaning helper has all those and more, making it one of the smartest robots to grace your floor and certainly one of the more expensive ones as well.

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Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Ford's Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will join a very exclusive club of vehicles with hands-free driver assistance, still far from full autonomy but nonetheless promising a more relaxed driving experience - if the conditions are right. Though the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is on track to begin deliveries later this year, the newly-announced Ford Active Drive Assist system won't actually be available until late 2021. However confusion around the system is already cropping up now.

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Ford Active Drive Assist adds hands-free Mustang Mach-E driving: The details

Ford Active Drive Assist adds hands-free Mustang Mach-E driving: The details

Ford promised hands-free driving for the new Mustang Mach-E, and now it's explaining how it'll deliver that, with a new system designed to leapfrog Autopilot and Super Cruise in the automaker's EV. Part of the freshly-updated Ford Co-Pilot360 system, Active Drive Assist will use a combination of attention monitoring and various sensors to support hands-free driving on over 100,000 miles of divided highways in the US and Canada.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 7: I got the Joy-Con blues

Conquering the Backlog Part 7: I got the Joy-Con blues

Another week has passed, which means it’s time for a new update on my quest to complete as many games in my backlog as possible in 2020. After adding a new game to the list last week - thatgamecompany’s Flower - this is another week where there isn’t a new addition. I have a good excuse this time around (I promise), and even though there isn’t a new entry on the list, progress has been made in a number of games.

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The PS5 reveal was huge: Here’s what mattered

The PS5 reveal was huge: Here’s what mattered

Yesterday, Sony gave the fans what they wanted and revealed some of the games that are currently in development for the PlayStation 5. It was a big event that stretched on for more than an hour, and much of that time was taken up by trailers for upcoming games. There were a lot of reveals both big and (relatively) small, so if you missed the show yesterday, he's a recap of all the major announcements.

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2020 Lexus LC 500 Review: Aspirationally Aspirated

2020 Lexus LC 500 Review: Aspirationally Aspirated

It's four years since we first saw the production version of the LC 500. Eight years since the unveil of the original LF-LC Concept on which the coupe was based. I'm struggling to think of another current vehicle that still looks so fresh and startling: familiarity may not always breed contempt, but it does tend to soften the impact.

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These are the official PS5 accessories

These are the official PS5 accessories

In addition to giving us our first look at the PlayStation 5 itself today, Sony also revealed a number of first-party accessories that will presumably launch alongside the console later this year. That Sony has a lineup of accessories ready to launch isn't anything shocking - after all, Sony already makes a rather large range of first-party accessories for the PlayStation 4 as well.

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Sony PlayStation 5 revealed: Original and Digital Edition

Sony PlayStation 5 revealed: Original and Digital Edition

The Sony PlayStation 5 console was revealed in full in the afternoon of June 11, 2020. This was the first time the public was shown a full view of the console - along with its first set of accessories. This PS5 was shown at an event that largely focused on games that'd be released on the machine, not all at launch, but certainly all in a way that was meant to demonstrate the power of the console.

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