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GameStop PowerPass pre-owned rental program is now official

GameStop PowerPass pre-owned rental program is now official

Earlier today, we saw a leaked GameStop ad for a new service called PowerPass. PowerPass is essentially a rental service that allows PowerUp members to check out pre-owned titles from their local GameStop store, play through them, and then exchange them for other games. It looks like that ad was the real deal, as GameStop has now confirmed the existence of PowerPass.

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Nintendo Switch may need just one year to beat Wii U

Nintendo Switch may need just one year to beat Wii U

That the Nintendo Switch is a popular device isn't really some kind of shocking revelation. Up until recently, the Switch frequently sold out across the US, and stock can still be low in some areas around the country. It would appear, however, that the Switch is even more popular than Nintendo expected it to be - and more popular than even its early momentum suggested.

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Amazon gets pharmaceutical wholesaler licenses in a dozen states

Amazon gets pharmaceutical wholesaler licenses in a dozen states

Amazon has received licenses in at least a dozen states to function as a pharmaceutical wholesaler, according to a new report, fueling rumors that the company is looking to sell medication online. Recent reports claim that Amazon has been considering entering the online pharmaceutical sales business for years, using that time to consider all the particulars about whether it wants to make this leap. Sources claim the company will make its final decision about the business move next month.

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Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom hasn't embraced the new world of online entertainment gracefully. The company pulled its channels from OTT services like PlayStation Vue last year, for example, and though some of its content can be streamed legally online through various destinations, it isn't as readily accessible as, say, Netflix original content. That may be changing, though, at least in certain cases, as the company has revealed it is talking with wireless carriers over potential mobile video streaming deals.

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Amazon Key in-home delivery is asking for your trust

Amazon Key in-home delivery is asking for your trust

As expected, Amazon has turned its eye toward in-home delivery with today's introduction of Amazon Key. The service, which will be available to Prime members beginning next month, will grant Amazon delivery drivers with keyless access to your house so they can drop off your packages safely inside. Amazon Key will be available in "37 cities and surrounding areas" throughout the US to start, with more locations coming online after launch.

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Apple proves wireless charging commitment, buys PowerbyProxi

Apple proves wireless charging commitment, buys PowerbyProxi

Although late to the game, Apple very well has the chance to be the one that makes wireless charging truly ubiquitous and widely accepted. That is, if it renege its current position on the technology. At least for now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, especially after it made what could be a sizable investment in PowerbyProxi. The New Zealand company is best known for its work in delivering high-power wireless charging, which could hint at Apple’s own wireless charging plans for the near future.

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Facebook tests split News Feed in six small countries

Facebook tests split News Feed in six small countries

Facebook is testing a feature that some users aren't happy about, but that others welcome for its enhanced decluttering effect: a split news feed. This split feed breaks the Facebook News Feed into two separate components, one that is dedicated for family and friends, the other that is dedicated to Pages the user follows. However, the move could spell bad news for some publishers who depend on Facebook for traffic.

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Gmail add-ons launch to let you do more from your inbox

Gmail add-ons launch to let you do more from your inbox

Back at I/O 2017, Google revealed plans to bring add-ons to Gmail. With that announcement, Gmail add-ons launched into developer preview, and now after a fairly significant testing phase, the feature is entering wide release. In a broad sense, the goal of these add-ons is to increase the number of things you can do from your Gmail inbox without needing to switch apps first.

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Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber drivers can charge you more for long pickup and wait times

Uber is giving its drivers new ways to earn a little bit more money, and one of those ways is enabling them to charge more for longer pickups. The move will benefit riders as well as drivers, reducing the odds of a driver cancelling on them because the pickup location is farther away than others. The long pickup times aren't reserved for just long distances, though.

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Amazon HQ2: 238 places are fighting for the new headquarters

Amazon HQ2: 238 places are fighting for the new headquarters

Amazon recently announced plans to launch a second headquarters and that ignited a firestorm of efforts by various regions and cities to lure in the Internet retailer. We've seen some take drastic measures, such as approving plans to rename a part of the city to 'Amazon' if selected as the site for Amazon's HQ2. Even Canada and Mexico have gotten in on the effort, with some Canadian cities promising everything from fair weather to polite culture.

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Tesla China factory deal tipped with Shanghai named as facility site

Tesla China factory deal tipped with Shanghai named as facility site

It's no secret that Tesla has been planning to start producing cars in China, and now more details about that plan have been revealed. We first heard about the company's China-based production plans this past summer, but there were still details to be ironed out at the time. Now the company has finalized a deal that will put its factory in Shanghai, at least according to sources with insider knowledge.

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Reserve with Google bookings are now open to more businesses

Reserve with Google bookings are now open to more businesses

When people search for establishments and services on Google, they’re not exactly just idly browsing around like they would Pinterest or Wikipedia. Chances are, they’re actually looking for somewhere to go, that is, if there are slots available. That in itself is a multi-step process that involves making phone calls and potentially lost business. To help businesses bring in more customers, and make Google Search your one stop shop for searching and booking, Google introduced Reserve with Google, which it is now opening up for businesses to join.

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