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Steam Sale today for post-Beta launch of Remote Play Together

Steam Sale today for post-Beta launch of Remote Play Together

There's an event today on Steam that celebrates the passing out-of-Beta of the Steam Remote Play Together system. This system was in public Beta testing for "roughly one month" and is already ready to roll for users - and now works for iOS and Android devices, too. The Steam Sale today focuses on games that work with the Remote Play Together system.

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Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei’s shipping so many phones, the global market is growing again

Huawei keeps shipping more phones every year, growing said shipments by percentages that leave all other companies in the dust. For example their year-over-year growth for Q3 of the year 2019 for unit shipments was a positive 29%. The next largest - and only other major positive percentage - was Samsung's comparatively meager 8%. Because of Huawei's monstrous growth, global smartphone vendor shipments this quarter (compared to this same quarter last year) are up 2%.

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Huge GameStop Spring Sale detailed: consoles, games, toys, and more

Huge GameStop Spring Sale detailed: consoles, games, toys, and more

GameStop has announced plans to launch a Spring Sale starting tomorrow, April 7. The sale will be live for two weeks during which customers will have the chance to get consoles, games, gaming accessories, toys, and other items at various discounts. The sale will take place in GameStop retail stores, as well as on its website and in its mobile app.

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iPhone and iPad unit sales plateau again in Apple Q3 2018

iPhone and iPad unit sales plateau again in Apple Q3 2018

In Apple's Q3 2018 earnings report, the company revealed that unit sales of both the iPad and the iPhone were almost identical to last year at this time. Sequentially, iPhone sales revenue and unit sales took a real dip - which is pretty standard for this time of year. Let's compare this quarter's hardware sales data to last year's at this time and see what we make of it.

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Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

For the first time in the last SIX YEARS, PC shipment numbers grew worldwide. This is according to analysts at Gartner, who suggest that this year-over-year growth in global PC shipments is a temporary situation. This is all apparently due to the business world replacing all their old PCs with new Windows 10 PCs in a global trend. This trend will apparently fall off within the next couple of year.

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Best Buy Mobile stores get the axe

Best Buy Mobile stores get the axe

If you happen to live near a shopping mall (or have visited one at any point in the last decade), there's a good chance you've encountered a Best Buy Mobile store. These small, standalone stores focus entirely on mobile sales, and there are a hundreds of the around the US. That's all set to change, as Best Buy has announced that it will close many of these stores later this year.

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Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Seeking a Nintendo Switch price drop now is a non-starter

Today we're running down analysis and subsequent analysis for time until a price drop for the the Nintendo Switch. Spoiler alert: you're going to be waiting a while. According to the most recent report on Nintendo's plans, the company is planning to ramp up production of the console starting their next fiscal year - that's April of 2018. Based on the numbers we've got here today, Nintendo's first price drop - if there is a price drop any time soon - won't be until Black Friday 2019.

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This is how many Essential phones have been sold so far

This is how many Essential phones have been sold so far

There are a few words of advice regarding windows of opportunity, but seems that Essential, by Android godfather Andy Rubin, may have thrown all those out the window. And now they might be reaping what it sowed. Hyped, late, and imperfect, the Essential PH-1 smartphone may have sold only around 5,000 units, putting it well below most major OEMs and earning it a spot in the niche, and therefore very small, smartphone market.

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LG G6 sales aren’t doing it for the company

LG G6 sales aren’t doing it for the company

The LG G5 was an utter flop last year. But if LG was hoping the G6 would be its salvation, better luck next time. The Korean giant has just released its second quarter financials and, while it’s doing OK over all, its mobile division isn’t turning out to be so healthy. LG says that its mobile business basically saw no change compared to second quarter of 2016. And that’s all due to the “weaker than expected” sales of premium smartphones, a.k.a. the LG G6.

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The video game industry had a very good 2016

The video game industry had a very good 2016

Some of you may consider 2016 to be largely disappointing, but for the video game industry, it was an excellent year. A new report from the Entertainment Software Association and the NPD Group shows that revenue on computer and video games was up in 2016 over the year prior. The increase was small, but still worth celebrating in an industry that's growing as large as video games.

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Amazon Digital Day will have your wallet groaning

Amazon Digital Day will have your wallet groaning

If you lucked out on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas deals, don't you fret, Amazon has got you covered. At 00:00 PT on 30th December, that is, midnight in the Pacific (3 AM Eastern), Amazon will be letting loose a barrage of sales, from 50% to 75% to 80% off on loads of items on its shelves. Digital shelves, that is. Amazon Digital Day cometh and while it will naturally be limited to digital products, this day and age that is exactly what buyers want.

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Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

As the all-knowing PayPal foretold, the Steam winter sale for 2016 has begun. Like all the sales before it, this one brings plenty of discounts on much of Steam's catalog. The sale will last until January 2nd as well, giving you plenty of time to consider your options.

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