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Mac mini still important to Apple, says Tim Cook

Many Apple products have received a significant refresh recently, like the iPhone X, or a pink slip, in the case of the venerable iPod.

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‘The Walking Dead’ VR scene puts you in the shoes of a walker

Would you submerge yourself in a fear-inducing virtual setting overrun by zombies?

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Netflix Punisher series release date is official: November 17

Though the second season of Stranger Things is Netflix‘s most hotly anticipated debut this year, superhero fans have been champing at the bit for the company’s original The Punisher series. We’ve known for a while that this show was in the pipeline, and soon enough we found out that it’d released this year. Now Netflix has finally given us the … Continue reading

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Newly-discovered lunar cave would be great for a moon base

Nothing quite captures the 2017 mood to leave Earth forever like dreaming about moon bases. Last month, space agencies from Russia and the US jointly announced plans to collaborate on such a satellite colony. But today's discovery might bring that vi...

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Xperia XA1 Plus available in the US, no fingerprint scanner of course

Sony is giving 2017 one last hurrah before calling it done, at least as far as smartphones go. It didn’t exactly lavish much attention on a relatively less known but totally new Xperia XA1 Plus, but no one’s going to blame them. This is pretty much yet another mid-range addition to Sony’s stable that bears all the design hallmarks of … Continue reading

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Clap for China’s president anywhere, anytime with this app

If you wanted to applaud Chinese president Xi Jinping's recent speech but got stuck in traffic or were halfway around the world, well, there's an app for that now. Chinese internet titan Tencent has released a game that lets you tap the screen to cla...

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Android Pay Visa Checkout available now, one year later

“Good thing comes to those who wait” or “better late than never”. Those are probably the two overused aphorisms that come to mind when thinking of promised features that seemingly fell off the radar before suddenly and finally landing in users’ hands. That is definitely the case with the Visa Checkout support on Android Pay, which is reported to now … Continue reading

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Google Play lets you test drive Android apps before installing them

Google's Instant Apps are available in a few places for curious Android users, but they've been conspicuously absent in one place: the Play Store. Wouldn't you want to check out an app before committing to it

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Photoshop finally gets support for Microsoft’s Surface Dial

Adobe’s venerable photo-editing application, Photoshop, now supports Microsoft’s Surface Dial, a literal, physical dial designed for artists. The support has arrived as part of Adobe’s major Creative Cloud 2018 overhaul, though users should expect to encounter some bugs here and there as the feature isn’t yet production ready.

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Now Twitter’s quest to become a ‘safer’ place has a schedule

You no longer have to wonder when you'll see Twitter implement the new rules promised by its CEO and outlined in that leaked email. The social network has released a "Safety Calendar," which details when it will roll out a series of new rules to make...

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