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PUBG debuts new Event Mode, with new map coming next week

While the spotlight has shifted in recent weeks from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Fortnite, the former is looking to win back some of the battle royal attention with some new updates and content. The first, released on Friday, is a special, limited time game mode that revolves around a new flare gun, while next week will see the first gameplay on … Continue reading

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This stunning 3D melting snowflake could boost ice storm prediction

A NASA scientist has developed the first three-dimensional model of melting snowflakes, producing a video that’s not only beautiful but could have serious implications for weather forecasting and understanding climate change. Not all snow is created equal, and scientists have been attempting to figure out how best to simulate its melting given the many factors that can affect that transition. … Continue reading

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Intel mulling Bitcoin miner tech as gaming brands back off

A Bitcoin mining hardware accelerator was revealed in a patent this week, showing Intel’s hand ahead of any product unveil. Over the past year, several major gaming-focused hardware manufacturers went both in and out of love with the fact that their gear was flying off shelves.

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Google URL shortener goo.gl will be shuttered in 2019

Google has announced plans to shutter its goo.gl URL shortener starting in April for most people and in early 2019 for everyone else. The service launched back in 2009, but the way users share content has changed substantially in the years since, Google says. Mobile devices are the primary way most people get content, and the need for a URL … Continue reading

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Amazon Alexa gets DVR support for TiVo, DISH, and more

Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant now supports DVRs from certain companies, including TiVo, DISH, DirecTV, and Verizon. The new capabilities are made possible by an update to the Video Skill API, which Amazon announced today. With it, users can ask Alexa to schedule a new DVR recording and manage existing recordings, among other things.

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Pixel 2, 2 XL Preferred Care gets 6 month coverage extension

For customers who aren’t satisfied with the manufacturer’s warranty, Google offers an extended warranty called Preferred Care for its Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook customers. The service costs $129 USD and gives device owners extended warranty coverage that lasts beyond the manufacturer’s warranty, as well as priority service, accidental damage coverage, and a few other things

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Watch Russia’s Satan 2 ICBM launch in missile’s second test

Russia has successfully tested its new ICBM missile, the country’s Ministry of Defense has claimed, a long range weapon that could fly more than 7,000 miles. Officially known as Sarmat, the intercontinental ballistic missile has been nicknamed “Satan 2” and is the planned successor to Russia’s Soviet-era Voevoda, or SS-18 Satan, missile. The testing took place at the Plesetsk cosmodrome, … Continue reading

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NASA 3D model gives unprecedented look at melting snowflake

NASA has released a short animation showing the melting process of a snowflake, the first 3D model to show this in action. The 3D model was created by Jussi Leinonen, a scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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US proposal seeks 5 years of social media data from visa applicants

The US government wants to collect social media usernames and email addresses from visa applicants, according to the Department of State. The federal government has been wanting to get its hands on immigrant social media data for years, previously floating the idea of requiring social network accounts as part of the application process, as well as asking some visitors to … Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update live today for most US users

For a few weeks now, we’ve been waiting on Samsung to push Android Oreo out to the Galaxy Note 8. At the beginning of the month, the update passed through Google’s certification process, letting us know that a release date was getting close. It would appear that day is today, with a number of users reporting that they’re receiving prompts … Continue reading

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