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Aug

Nintendo Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle Headed to Walmart for $380 | News & Opinion

The bundle includes the console itself plus special Splatoon 2-themed neon pink and green Joy-Con controllers, a download code for the ink-slinging game, and a cool carrying case. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Been thinking about buying a Nintendo Switch? You might want to wait a couple weeks because a

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17
Aug

Google Maps Adds ‘Questions & Answers’ Section | News & Opinion

Wondering whether the business you’re planning to visit offers a group discount? Now you can crowdsource the answer via Google Maps. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Have a specific question about a place you’re planning to visit? Ask Google Maps, where a “Question & answers” section is currently rolling out

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17
Aug

Amazon Lets Alexa Roam Free | News & Opinion

Alexa has been unleashed. Amazon’s artificial intelligence (AI) helper has become the standard-bearer for much of the innovation in the virtual assistant market. Today, Amazon launched the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK, giving businesses the tools to bring Alexa’s speech-recognition capabilities and cloud-based intelligence to their own commercial products and devices. According to Amazon, the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and

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17
Aug

All the Gear I’m Bringing to Watch the Solar Eclipse

I’m heading to Nebraska for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Here’s what I’m bringing. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. I will be in southeastern Nebraska for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, probably at a farm museum near York, where totality will last around 2 minutes 27 seconds. This will

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17
Aug

Washing Machines Can Be 30 Percent Lighter | News & Opinion

A student figured out how to remove the concrete counterweight from a washing machine, which reduces the weight and CO2 footprint of each machine substantially. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’ve ever read about a new invention and thought, “why didn’t I think of that?” be prepared to think

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17
Aug

Cloudflare Axes Daily Stormer, But Acknowledges Slippery Slope | News & Opinion

In the wake of Charlottesville, Silicon Valley continues to crack down on white nationalist websites and social media accounts, but one CEO acknowledges that his decision to axe The Daily Stormer was a complicated mix of anger and emotion that could spell trouble if applied to other sites and services. Internet security firm Cloudflare on Wednesday terminated its account with

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17
Aug

App Developer Beats Donald Trump in Court Without a Lawyer | News & Opinion

Not only did engineer Tom Scharfeld win, he managed to get other Trump trademarks canceled or withdrawn. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Donald Trump, now President Trump, is always quick to defend his name using a team of lawyers representing The Trump Organization. If you release a product or service

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17
Aug

Ford Patent Tips Cars With Optional Steering Wheel/Pedals | News & Opinion

For when cars truly are autonomous, but Ford still wants to give owners the option of driving themselves around. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Self-driving vehicles look inevitable now, just like the move to fully electric vehicles does. But transitioning from cars we drive to cars we don’t requires overcoming

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17
Aug

Crackdown 3 Won’t Launch Alongside Xbox One X | News & Opinion

The game that was already a year late will now not launch until Spring 2018. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When a new games console launches, it’s the line-up of new and exclusive games to play that entices people to buy the hardware. This week, the Xbox One X lost

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16
Aug

Report: Apple Budgets $1 Billion for Original Programming | News & Opinion

That’s about half of what HBO spent on content in 2016, and the same amount Amazon spent on programming in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple’s first original TV shows are no Game of Thrones, but the Cupertino tech giant is ready to

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