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NASA wants to send a spacecraft to explore Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri, a star system located more than four light-years from Earth, has caught NASA’s eye in a big way. A Jet Propulsion Laboratory team wants to send a spacecraft to explore the system, though it will take decades to get all the groundwork in place. The exploration, should it actually happen, would take place around the Apollo II mission’s … Continue reading

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Free games on PS4, January 2018 for PlayStation Plus

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 PlayStation Plus free games for January this week, and today we’ve got the round-up. These games are all free to play – just so long as you’ve payed your PlayStation Plus dues. Once you’re in, you’re good to go for everything from Batman: The Telltale Series, to the PSVR title StarBlood Arena! The following games … Continue reading

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In The Last Jedi, subtext reigns supreme

The Last Jedi has been out for a little more than a week at this point, and boy have Star Wars fans been divided.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo is the last standalone Daydream headset standing

There were supposed to be two, but it seems there can only be one, at least for now. HTC has backed out of making Google’s daydream of a standalone Daydream VR headset but Lenovo has not.

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Redbox Universal movie rental deal eliminates kiosk disc delay

Redbox has struck a deal with Universal that will allow it to offer the studio’s movie discs the same day they go on sale in retail stores. The deal eliminates an annoying delay that forced Redbox customers to search for the movie elsewhere or wait nearly a month until it arrived in the rental kiosks.

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iPhone X Face ID frustrations see parents next to complain

Apple’s Face ID may be dividing opinion among iPhone X fans and critics, but for family users the iOS security system is causing more immediate headaches.

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LG V30 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out today

Back in November users of the LG V30 smartphone in South Korea got a preview of Android 8.0 to play with. Fast forward more than a month and Android 8.0 is now rolling out to all V30 users. The Android 8.0 update started to roll out to all LG V30 users in South Korea today.

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Nintendo eShop is down on Christmas

Christmas no doubt brought the Nintendo Switch into many homes this morning, but those recipients are left hanging for now. Nintendo’s eShop is down and has been for a significant portion of the day, leaving users unable to access the online store and make purchases from it. Nintendo has acknowledged the outage, saying in a tweet that it is working … Continue reading

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New Jersey city closes roads to navigation app traffic as problems grow

Navigation apps like Google Maps help cut down commute times and congestion by offering alternative routes when traffic is high. These alternative routes often take drivers down smaller roads that otherwise don’t get much traffic, and while it can help alleviate congestion on highways and major roads, it may cause problems for the neighborhoods getting that additional traffic. One city … Continue reading

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HTC lightbulb may detect your bathroom slips

HTC has plans for a lightbulb with the ability to detect a person falling down in their bathroom. Much in the same vein as the HTC VIVE and its room-scale VR device detectors, this “illumination device” has a detection function for humans

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