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Nintendo Switch reportedly cuts GPU clock speed significantly when undocked

Nintendo Switch reportedly cuts GPU clock speed significantly when undocked

We're learning more about the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch today, though folks who are hoping that it'll be able to challenge the Xbox One or PS4 may not be pleased to hear it. A new report from Digital Foundry is shedding some light on the performance hit the Nintendo Switch takes in its portable mode. As it turns out, the GPU is the only component that takes a sizable performance hit upon switching modes, but it's a fairly significant one.

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The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it's time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship device. We're not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty of snippets in the meantime. What can we expect from the Galaxy S8? Here's what the rumors thus far claim.

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iPhone 8 Release: What we already know about Apple’s 2017 flagship

iPhone 8 Release: What we already know about Apple’s 2017 flagship

In the Fall of 2017 Apple will reveal its iPhone 8, a device that's already begun its detail leak process months in advance. This device will be the 8th generation in the iPhone line, or the 10th iPhone if we include the iPhone Plus devices as additional models. This combined with the fact that 2017 is 10 years away from the year of the iPhone's inception, 2007, have lead some publishers to hypothesize on a magical "iPhone 10" release. We're attempting to err on the side of a more reasonable smartphone.

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Spotify Jump In tipped to give free users on-demand feature

Spotify Jump In tipped to give free users on-demand feature

If you’re a Spotify free user, you’re limited to a shuffle-only sort of music experience, a frustrating limitation for those who don’t want to pay. In the future, though, Spotify may change that to give free users an element of on-demand access, though perhaps one not as robust as what’s available to premium users. This information comes from a new report claiming as much, with the new feature — “Jump In” — possibly coming in the next handful of weeks.

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iPhone 8 with curved OLED display tipped for 2017

iPhone 8 with curved OLED display tipped for 2017

An iPhone with a curved OLED display could arrive as early as next year, according to new reports. Apple is apparently asking its display suppliers - which include companies like LG Display, Sharp, and Japan Display - to ramp up production of OLED panels, according to sources close to the matter. We've heard that Apple wants to deliver a knock-out for iPhone's 10th anniversary, and shipping a model with a curved OLED could be part of that strategy.

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Sources: Microsoft and HP will launch consumer Windows 10 phone in 2017

Sources: Microsoft and HP will launch consumer Windows 10 phone in 2017

Microsoft and HP are working on a consumer-tier Windows 10 Mobile phone, according to sources. This would follow the HP Elite X3, a phablet with a hefty price tag and features like Continuum and HP Workspace. Details about this tipped consumer-tier Windows phone are still slight at the moment, though the same sources say Microsoft has announced a phone event internally for February 2017, highlighting a timeframe in which we may see this handset announced.

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iPhone 8’s first big secret spilled in Taiwan by Foxconn

iPhone 8’s first big secret spilled in Taiwan by Foxconn

Apple's iPhone 8 details appear (well before release date) at a talk with Sharp CEO Jeng-wu Tai. This event occurred over the weekend at at Tatung University and, at first, seemed innocuous enough. Speaking about displays isn't off-topic for Sharp's CEO, but revealing Apple's future is. A switch by Apple from LCD to OLED would be a big move, especially since it'd be the first major update to iPhone displays in years.

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Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

Nintendo NX pricing revealed in new leak, Mario tipped as launch title

With all of this talk of the Nintendo NX launching in March 2017, it seems very strange that we still haven't received an official announcement from Nintendo. The company's silence on the NX has lead some to believe that the console will miss its March release window, but a new leak is suggesting - among other things - that the NX is still on track to launch in six months.

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Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

I'd wager that most gamers have sat playing their favorite game with controller in hand and wished that their controller were arranged differently. I know I have wished that there were a button here or there rather than a d-pad at times. A patent application has surfaced that shows Nintendo is thinking about a slick new controller that can be configured to some extent to how the player wants it.

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What’s up with the ‘deep blue’ iPhone 7 rumors?

What’s up with the ‘deep blue’ iPhone 7 rumors?

We saw an iPhone 7 rumor resurrected today: that there's a 'deep blue' iPhone 7 color in the pipeline. Rumors about this fabled blue phone surfaced earlier this year, and again resurfaced today on a Czech website that posted high-resolution photos of a gold-colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dummy unit. According to the website, the source of its photos, an online retailer called Topp Ten, claims there is a deep blue version of Apple's upcoming handset, though it didn't supply any photos of the supposed model.

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Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Console launches can be a tricky thing, and making sure a new console has enough big ticket games to support it can be even trickier - as evidenced by the fact that it rarely happens. It's a common complaint you hear every console cycle, with early adopters frequently lamenting the fact that they don't have any games to play on their shiny new game machine. It would seem that Nintendo isn't interested in letting that happen with its incoming NX console, if new rumors are to be believed.

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Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

We've known we're closing in on the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for quite a while now, but a new rumor is suggesting that we might get the highly anticipated update to Google's mobile OS sooner rather than later. According to these new whispers, Android 7.0 Nougat could be arriving as early as the end of this week.

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