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Three years ago Microsoft renamed its Xbox Music service to Groove Music in hopes it would become more relevant to consumers. At the same time, though, the company confirmed that it would be still investing in the app itself, specifically for Windows 10 users, so they could keep using it as a digital locker service for purchased MP3s and other music.
  • Lego reveals incredible 1:8 Bugatti Chiron model kit

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    And this is the latest in the Technic series, revealed on Friday at Lego headquarters in Billund, Denmark - a one-eighth scale model of the Bugatti Chiron - 3599 parts that fit together to create a replica model more than 560mm long, 250mm wide and 140mm high.
  • Qualcomm unveils AI-enabled AR platform

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    Qualcomm states that the XR1 is capable of pushing out UHD resolution at 60 frames per second, making it capable enough to power the VR headsets . Speaking of moving around, XR1 supports both 3DoF and 6DoF head and controller tracking. Known as Snapdragon XR1, the new platform is created to offer high-quality XR (Extended Reality) experiences on mainstream devices. The platform relies on the company's 3D Audio Suite, Aqstic Audio , and AptX Audio for not only high-quality sound but to ...
  • Facebook removing 'trending' topics feature

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    The company instead said it will explore new news related projects like letting publishers include a " breaking news " label on their posts in Facebook's newsfeed. "We are committed to ensuring the news that people see on Facebook is high quality, and we're investing in ways to better draw attention to breaking news when it matters most", Hardiman said.
  • Teens are ditching Facebook, study confirms

    Teens are ditching Facebook, study confirms

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    Instagram is slightly more popular than Snapchat overall, Pew said, with 72 per cent of respondents saying they use the photo-sharing app compared with Snapchat's 69 per cent. That's a significant drop from 2015 , the previous year Pew published a similar study , when Facebook was the most popular social platform among USA teens.
  • IOS 12 Might Include Features to Keep You Off Your Phone

    IOS 12 Might Include Features to Keep You Off Your Phone

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    So says Bloomberg , which reports that despite earlier rumours to the contrary, Apple's incoming MacBook upgrades - which includes a new MacBook Pro, new 12in MacBook and a "cheap" MacBook Air successor - won't debut at WWDC on Monday, and will instead be shown off later in the year.
  • Arm brings laptop-esque power to your smartphone

    Arm brings laptop-esque power to your smartphone

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    Another Reddit user does, however, take issue with the comparison, noting that the A10 is a System On a Chip (SOC), which includes a GPU and more. Arm now expects essentially linear boosts to performance with core counts up into the high teens and only a minimal loss when capping out at 20. Technical details about the new CPU can be read here.
  • Epic Games bonus Challenges revealed

    Epic Games bonus Challenges revealed

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    If you haven't already jumped on Fortnite and found a shopping cart , the new vehicle works by one player pushing the cart while another has the option of jumping into it. They're found near swamp and wooded areas. It seems as though the glitch may be part of the reason why the new v4.3 patch was delayed , since patch notes would have normally arrived by Tuesday morning, introducing Fortnite players to all of the updated challenges and patch notes they've come to expect.
  • Spelling bee victor is 14-year-old Texan who spelled 'koinonia' correctly

    Spelling bee victor is 14-year-old Texan who spelled 'koinonia' correctly

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    At February's bee in St. John's, Mattie said she was looking forward to the Scrips Bee and planned to study the dictionary every night in preparation. Some regional competitions are dominated, year after year, by the same victor. Dallas has always been one of the most competitive regions in the country, and the lack of opportunity for spellers as talented as Karthik is what led Scripps to create the wild-card program in the first place.
  • Apple Not Expected to Unveil New MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watch at WWDC

    Apple Not Expected to Unveil New MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watch at WWDC

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    Knowing Apple , there will likely be surprises, though. While no major hardware announcement is expected, iOS 12 will come with new features and more focus on quality, according to earlier reports. Other features that might make into iOS 12 include new Animojis and more expansive NFC capabilities that might enable iPhone owners to use their devices as virtual transit cards and hotel keys.
  • Monster Hunter World Lunastra Free Update Adds New Elder Dragon

    Monster Hunter World Lunastra Free Update Adds New Elder Dragon

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    You can check out more information on Lunastra , the gear, and some gameplay through Arekkz's video . Hunters will have to watch out for her burning blue fire. Capcom also announced a little while ago that western Switch users are finally going to receive a localization of Monster Hunter XX , with the title Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
  • Fallout 76: Everything We Know About Vault 76 From Series Lore

    Fallout 76: Everything We Know About Vault 76 From Series Lore

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    Originally prototyped as a multiplayer version of Fallout 4 with the goal of envisioning what an online Fallout game might look like, Fallout 76 has evolved quite a bit over the past few years, those sources said. Being based off Fallout 4 also explains why Bethesda Game Studios' main Maryland office is reportedly involved, as well as the Austin studio that was previously working on the now cancelled BattleCry .
  • New Assassin's Creed game apparently leaked by collectible keychain

    New Assassin's Creed game apparently leaked by collectible keychain

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    It's strictly a rumor at this point, but two consecutive, consistent reports-not to mention the fact that ancient Greece is obviously fertile soil for an Assassin's Creed game-makes it a reasonably solid one. While Origins added Witcher-like RPG elements, Odyssey will take things even further, those people said, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time.
  • Telegram CEO says Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide

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    Durov announced earlier today that since the block order was issued in mid-April, Telegram hasn't been able to deliver updates to its iOS app. Even after a Russian court ruled that the app should be blocked in Russian territories, Telegram refused to hand over encryption keys that would give Russian officials access to user data.
  • Cody looks thicc in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

    Cody looks thicc in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

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    The news was recently revealed via a blog post on Capcom Unity . Capcom has announced that they'll be adding Cody Travers to their fighting video game Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on June 26. This collection comes with 12 classic arcade Street Fighter titles: Street Fighter , Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha , ...
  • PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite creator Epic Games over alleged copyright infringement

    PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite creator Epic Games over alleged copyright infringement

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    In future, performance updates will arrive as and when they're ready, rather than being bundled into major updates as they have been in the past, PUBG Corp said . It has a very cartoony and colorful theme whereas PUBG is gritty and more realistic. Fortnite , though free to perform, created $296 million in April through selling in-game things, based on research firm SuperData .
  • New Fallout game could be on the way, following tease from Bethesda

    New Fallout game could be on the way, following tease from Bethesda

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    Bethesda's latest Fallout game , Fallout 4 , is available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. We might hear that they're now working on Fallout 5 . Bethesda Game Studios is looking to make a big announcement regarding Fallout . With E3 just around the corner, Bethesda have picked the flawless time to start teasing some Fallout news, which is what they've started doing, the little scamps.
  • Taking a closer look at the transparent Xiaomi Mi 8

    Taking a closer look at the transparent Xiaomi Mi 8

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    The dual cameras are AI-enabled and come with dual pixel autofocus and AI portraits. The overall design is strikingly similar to Apple's iPhone X although eagle-eyed observers will spot a few subtle differences. The Mi Band 3 comes in two variants, one with NFC which will sell for ¥199 Yuan (about $41AUD), or an NFC-less version for ¥169 (about $35AUD). Honor 10 also has dual cameras comprising of 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors with 4K recording capabilities.
  • Star Citizen's Legatus Pack Costs $27000

    Star Citizen's Legatus Pack Costs $27000

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    Facepalm: Despite raising almost $200 million to date, Star Citizen developer Roberts Space Industries continues to sell ships, virtual plots of land and other intangible goods - many of which can not be accessed yet - at exorbitant prices.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Still Not Happening

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Still Not Happening

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    After Note 8 , the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to work towards upgrading Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to Oreo. When Apple removes the headphone jack and Samsung would still be using the physical fingerprint sensor, they are obviously pulling the entire smartphone industry behind.
  • Atari VCS Console: Everything You Need to Know About the New System

    Atari VCS Console: Everything You Need to Know About the New System

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    After putting its launch on hold due to planning delays , Atari announced today it is taking preorders on Indiegogo for its Atari VCS game console, which will run both classic and modern games. It seems like this retro console reboot is a technical leap ahead systems like the NES Classic Mini and incoming PS One Classic to us here at T3.com.
  • Google Adds Three New Devices to Project Fi

    Google Adds Three New Devices to Project Fi

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    These new devices should help with that problem. Starting today, you can pre-order the Moto G6 on Project Fi . Once relegated exclusively to Google's own handsets, Project Fi has been slowly opening up its support of other phones.
  • Google is said to plan Pixel upgrades, seeking iPhone challenger

    Google is said to plan Pixel upgrades, seeking iPhone challenger

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    While there are question marks over its authenticity, it could be the first indication that the Pixel 3 XL will have a notch. GSMArena points out that both phones will have thinner bezels than their predecessors. Though this seems unlikely as the device would struggle to fit in a front facing camera, sensors or earpiece speaker. Google's Pixel smartphones are widely regarded as some of the best Android-based devices, but they continue to lag far behind Apple Inc.'s iPhone and products ...
  • Leak: Motorola One Power brings the notch to Android One

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    As it is Moto devices come with nearly stock Android along with the special Moto features. It's called the Motorola One Power , not the usual Moto branding the company has been using since 2013's Moto X. Perhaps we may see this Motorola phone come out at the same time. It's interesting that the company has named it as Motorola One Power and not Moto One Power.
  • Valve Drops School Shooting Game - Slog

    Valve Drops School Shooting Game - Slog

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    Valve said the person behind Revived Games has a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, manipulating user-reviews and changing business names to hide their identity. In the midst of a national discussion over school violence, you have some people blaming violent video games. On Tuesday the game was removed from the gaming site and on Wednesday Steam provided a statement to Buzzfeed blaming the game on a troll with Russian ties.
  • Team Sonic Racing Announced For Release This Winter

    Team Sonic Racing Announced For Release This Winter

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    A new Sonic kart racing experience being developed by Sumo Digital, Team Sonic Racing will offer more of the fast-paced arcade style racing last seen in Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.
  • Bethesda teases 'Fallout 76' ahead of E3 premiere

    Bethesda teases 'Fallout 76' ahead of E3 premiere

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    Vault 76 , to be precise. These vaults were used as a baseline for results of experimental vaults. What do you want to see from Fallout 76? Is it set in West Virginia, then? In the video, you will also see the PiP Boy display with the date October 27, 2102 on it.
  • Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Has Passed Away at 81

    Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Has Passed Away at 81

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    Dabney co-founded Syzygy Engineering with Nolan Bushnell in 1971 where they launched Computer Space , which was actually the first commercially available computer game. Dabney departed the company in 1973, only a year later, and in Donovan's telling it was "because he disliked running a large business", which Atari had become due to the skyrocketing popularity of their Pong cabinet released in late 1972.
  • Nokia 3 (2018) hands on review

    Nokia 3 (2018) hands on review

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    During its #ChargedUp event , HMD Global announced that all its Nokia smartphones launched on the market until now, along with the ones introduced today, will be updated to Android P after Google releases it later this fall. The device is aimed at the entry-level segment with Android Go (Android 8.1 Oreo edition) at the helm of the software side of things. The new Nokia 2 seems like an incremental update at first glance, but there are some significant changes and improvements - ...
  • Leaked screen protectors hint at Google Pixel 3 XL with notch design

    Leaked screen protectors hint at Google Pixel 3 XL with notch design

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    The Pixel 3 , on the other hand, is expected house all these in a typical setup with the usual suspects like front camera et al on the top edge of the device. The Pixel phones will likely be the first handsets to showcase Android P , so Google would be able to show off the functionality before anyone else.
  • Sony Offers Limited Edition Blue PS4 for Days of Play

    Sony Offers Limited Edition Blue PS4 for Days of Play

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    The sale runs from June 8th to the 18th, and will nearly certainly feature many more game deals than what was listed on the PlayStation Blog , so be sure to have a look at PS Store once to sale is underway to see what else is on sale. Software discounts will also be available on the PlayStation Store. Naturally, games will also come with some steep markdowns, with major titles getting up to $40 in price cuts.
  • "Shocking" Pokemon News To Be Revealed Later This Week

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    Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! are based on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which first launched in Japan in 1998. The game will support drop-in and drop-out co-op for two players, and can connect to Pokemon GO so you can bring your Pokemon Go team into Pokemon Let's Go .
  • Xbox Live Games With Gold June 2018 Games Lineup Leaked Online

    Xbox Live Games With Gold June 2018 Games Lineup Leaked Online

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    This 2D take on the Assassin's Creed franchise features assassin Nikolai Orelov in early 20th Century Russia. As always, the games for Xbox 360 are backward compatible with the Xbox One, meaning those with the latest Microsoft console can play all four games on the list.
  • Apple will reportedly use OLED displays for all three 2019 iPhones

    Apple will reportedly use OLED displays for all three 2019 iPhones

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    More rumors about Apple's 2019 iPhone models are swirling. Representatives for JDI, Sharp and Samsung Display declined to comment. "The Japanese government will continue to provide a lifeline to Japan Display, but the company has been just so slow in catching up with South Korean rivals in OLED", said Masayuki Otani, chief market analyst at Securities Japan.
  • 'Mega Man 11' hits consoles and PC October 2nd

    'Mega Man 11' hits consoles and PC October 2nd

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    The West is getting Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition which comes with 4 stickers, a Dr. Defeating them and absorbing their powers is the heart of the game, and swapping between all the new powers is now easier and faster than ever through a useful weapon wheel.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 rumour roundup: Full specifications, price, features

    Xiaomi Mi 8 rumour roundup: Full specifications, price, features

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    However, leaks about the smartphone continue to surface online even with just two days to go for the launch. Xiaomi says it chose the number because the upcoming smartphone performed way better than expected. Xiaomi Mi Note 5 was seen listed along other phones like Mi 6X , Mi MIX 2s , Mi A2 and Redmi Note 5 Pro . Rumours claim that the Mi 8 will also come with a 3D facial recognition system that will be on a par with the iPhone X " s "Face ID'.
  • Fallout 5 incoming? Bethesda shares teaser

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    Like the RAGE tweets, this latest Fallout tease is likely meant to ensure that Bethesda's name is in everyone's mouths in the lead-up to E3. Bethesda has found success with Skyrim and DOOM ports on the Nintendo Switch, so it's possible a Fallout game will see the same fate.
  • IOS 11.4 adds stereo pairing and AirPlay 2 multi-room audio support

    IOS 11.4 adds stereo pairing and AirPlay 2 multi-room audio support

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    You can check to see if iOS 11.4 is now available to be installed on your device by going to General Software Update on your Apple iPhone or iPad . iBooks is gaining the ability for teachers to assign students reading activities, controlled through the teacher's Schoolwork app, for example. A bug that showed app icons in the wrong place on the home screen has been addressed, too, plus a login issue for Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail in Safari.
  • How to setup and create Alexa voice profiles on Amazon Echo devices

    How to setup and create Alexa voice profiles on Amazon Echo devices

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    Amazon provides instructions on its website for reviewing and deleting audio recorded by Echo devices . No need to tap, just say "Alexa" wait for the tone, and ask Alexa to play music. To be sure one of your Echo's multiple speakers isn't listening to you and waiting for its wake-up word, you can mute the device. The Echo woke after hearing a word in the couple's conversation that sounded like "Alexa" - the usual trigger to begin recording.
  • Apple rumored to use OLED displays for 2019 iPhones

    Apple rumored to use OLED displays for 2019 iPhones

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    A representative at Apple's South Korea office was not available for comment. Appleinsider previously reported that Apple was negotiating with Samsung Electronics Co.to reduce the costs of OLED panels after deciding to use the technology in two of its three new models set to be launched later this year.
  • Video game showing gunman in school stirs controversy

    Video game showing gunman in school stirs controversy

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    Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings , but now a forthcoming title has riled up many by incorporating school shootings. So unless the developers take the game down, experts say it's really up to parents to keep it out to the hands of their kids.