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Warframe port on its way to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s Switch console continues to be successful in attracting a wide range of indie games and big-name titles from other platforms, and now it’s landed another port of the latter. Warframe, the popular sci-fi third-person shooter, is coming to the Switch. The announcement was made by the game’s developer and publisher Digital Extremes at this weekend’s TennoCon, an expo dedicated … Continue reading

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DJI Mavic 2 leak teases swappable cameras and 360 sensing

DJI’s newest – and unannounced – drone, the DJI Mavic 2, has leaked, giving a sneak preview of the sleeker UAV. The new drone could indicate a split of the Pro line, with DJI potentially leaving room for an even more capable version, though there’s still plenty to like in what we’ve seen of this model

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Netflix is dropping a classic feature next month

Just as Netflix’s star ratings went the way of the dodo, so too will its user reviews. Currently, users can submit and read reviews for TV shows and movies when browsing the service on desktop, but that feature isn’t long for this world. Netflix has announced that it will begin phasing out user reviews later this month, first removing the … Continue reading

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Sonos’ frenemies are its biggest risk as it files to go public

Sonos has filed to go public, with the connected speaker firm aiming to raise $100m but detailing some of the challenges – not least when you’re trying to be assistant agnostic – it faces along the way. The company most recently launched the Sonos Beam, a more compact TV soundbar that includes Amazon Alexa support for voice control.

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Gemini PDA could get a Wear OS powered second screen

Planet Computers’ Gemini has already been wooing Psion fans with its clamshell design and finger-friendly keyboard, but now it’s looking to fix the absence of an external display. Currently, when closed, the quad-booting PDA uses an array of multicolor LEDs that can flash in different, customizable sequences to flag when certain people are calling, new messages are received, or other … Continue reading

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Wasp species with massive stinger found lurking in the Amazon

A new wasp species with a giant stinger has been discovered in the Amazon, according to researchers in Finland. The species, called Clistopyga crassicaudata, was found to exist in the range between the Amazonian lowlands and the Andes mountains. The insect’s most notable element is its giant stinger, which it uses to both inject venom into its victims and lay … Continue reading

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AI-powered instant camera prints doodles, not photographs

Digital cameras are old news. Instant film cameras are back in vogue, but hardly inspiring. The market needs something fresh, and that something may be doodles

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HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests

A Harvard-led team of scientists has made important progress in the quest to prevent HIV infections. They've had early success testing a multi-strain vaccine in humans -- everyone who received the drug produced at least some kind of anti-HIV immune r...

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Ancient American dogs were nearly eradicated after Europeans arrived

A new study sheds light on the history of dogs and their role in human life, though many mysteries remain.

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Sunscreens that kill coral: Hawaii’s chem-ban now law

When last we spoke about Hawaii and their plans to ban some sunscreens, proposed law SB 2471 wasn’t yet live.

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