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Pokémon Rumble Rush Is As Basic As Pocket Monster Battling Gets

The mobile game formerly known as Pokéland and now called Pokémon Rumble Rush is out today for Australian Google Play users. While the rest of the world waits for the latest mobile Pokémon game to come their way, we nipped off to Aussie Android land to give it a go. It’s pretty simple free-to-play fare.Read […]

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The New Tamagotchi Can Marry and Breed

Twenty-two years after its initial release, and several years after countless revivals and re-releases, Tamagotchis have returned yet again with some interesting features like smartphone connectivity and the ability for your virtual pets to marry someone else’s and have kids. Tamagotchi? More like Tamagotchu for 18…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Xbox One Version Of Black Desert Is Missing Three Years’ Worth Of Content

Black Desert Online, the massively multiplayer fantasy role-playing game with the gorgeous character creator, launched in North America for PC in 2016. Over the past three years, the developers have introduced multiple character classes and the game world has grown by several large expansions. The new Xbox One version…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Everything You Need to Know About the Samsung Note 9

Last year’s Galaxy Note 8 was a totally solid phone, but it wasn’t very exciting. With a screen that was the same size as what you get on a Galaxy S8+ or S9+, and a battery that was actually smaller, it felt like Samsung played it safe. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Bose Made a White Noise Machine You Stick In Your Ears

Bose’s newest gadget for you ear is designed to help you do one thing: sleep. And after trying Bose’s “sleepbuds,” available today for $250, I think the noise-masking earbuds might make restless nights a more seldom occasion. Also, it means you can stop sleeping with uncomfortable earbuds jammed into your skull.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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We Played Anthem, And It’s Pretty Fun

I sat down with Anthem, BioWare’s upcoming shared-world third-person shooter, for 30 minutes today. I came away surprised at just how good it feels to move around in the game’s fantasy sci-fi world. Flying through its gorgeous environments on my way to kill some bad guys, fix an ancient relic, or take out a giant…Read […]

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Sony Is Getting Serious About Smartphones Again, and It’s Great

You wouldn’t know it, because Sony never seems to have brought its phones to the US until well after the fact, but not too long ago, Sony was a force (at least design-wise) in the smartphone world thanks to devices like the OG Xperia Z and the innovative Xperia Play. It was making cool looking […]

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Here’s What Is Actually New About the Samsung Galaxy S9 [Updated]

When a delayed launch left an S8-sized hole at Mobile World Congress last year, the start to the spring smartphone season felt a little so-so. Samsung wasn’t going to make the same mistake again, so here it is, the new Galaxy S9 and S9+.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Wore the ‘EksoVest’ Turning Ford Factory Workers Into Awesome Cyborgs

If you’re like me, lifting your hands above your head for extended periods is an activity solely reserved for roller coasters, really good concerts, or imitating the flailing arm man outside of car dealerships. If you’re more like these assembly workers, building cars for a living, your hands are above your head for…Read more… Continue […]

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Sony’s Crazy A7R Mark III Is Way More Camera Than You Probably Need, But That’s What Makes It So Fun

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, especially pro-grade ones, Sony’s full-frame Alphas are king. Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 and Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 Mark II come close, but both of those have Micro Four Thirds sensors, which for a lot of picky people puts them out of the running. And when Sony released the A9 earlier this…Read […]

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Sony’s Crazy A7R Mark III Is Way More Camera Than You Probably Need, But That’s What Makes It So Fun

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, especially pro-grade ones, Sony’s full-frame Alphas are king. Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 and Olympus’ OM-D E-M1 Mark II come close, but both of those have Micro Four Thirds sensors, which for a lot of picky people puts them out of the running. And when Sony released the A9 earlier this…Read […]

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There’s a Different Way to Get Smart Lights: Replace Your Switches, Not Your Bulbs

Smart homes have finally improved enough that having a home that responds to your every wish and command is almost within reach. The problem, is that unless you are a Hollywood movie star or the offspring of an oil baron, retooling your house to smarten it up is too expensive to do all once, which […]

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Amazon’s Sick High-End Kindle Got a Serious Overhaul

When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made. But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement. With a starting price of $290, the old Oasis […]

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