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Razer Phone 2 is real, and it’s already begun leaking

The second-generation Razer Phone was leaked this week via a benchmark listing and an official Razer earnings report. The quarterly earnings report suggested that the team behind the Razer Phone 1 was, indeed, preparing a Razer Phone 2 for later this year.

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Aflac robot therapy ducks for hospitals help comfort kids with cancer

Earlier this year, insurance company Aflac introduced a robot designed to comfort children undergoing extensive medical treatments. Called the “My Special Aflac Duck,” the device is exactly what it sounds like: a robot shaped like a duck, which is fitted with a soft pelt and paired with large tokens that control its mood. Now, months later, Aflac has started deploying … Continue reading

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H1Z1 mobile port and “revitalized” PC game revealed

Battle royale game H1Z1 will be getting a mobile release, according to NantWorks, which has announced a “strategic investment” into the company behind the title, Daybreak Game Company. The mobile version of the game doesn’t have a name yet, but we do know it’ll be created by a joint venture between NantG and Daybreak

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Pentagon earmarks up to $2 billion for new advanced AI programs

The Department of Defense has vowed to spend $2 billion on artificial intelligence projects over the next half-decade. The program will focus on advancing the nation’s AI capabilities, primarily involving the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, more commonly called DARPA. The agency’s director Steven Walker revealed the new plan today.

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Amazon Go job listings reveal upcoming New York launch

Amazon plans to open a cashier-free store in New York, according to a new report. Called Amazon Go, the futuristic shop is already open to the public in Washington, where three stores are available to Amazon customers in Seattle. Based on a newly surfaced job listing, another Amazon Go store will soon be arriving in the New York area, that … Continue reading

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AMD Athlon 200GE brings Zen cores to low-end PCs

If you think you haven’t heard anything about AMD’s Athlon brand in a long while, you’re probably not alone. Once the premiere line of AMD processors, the Athlon has taken a step back and practically disappeared, especially with the introduction of the new Zen CPU architecture and the Ryzen processors. AMD, however, isn’t done with the brand yet and is … Continue reading

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Mobile benchmarks are still mostly pointless – Here’s why

Huawei’s recent misstep was like opening up a wound we thought had gone away. And while Huawei did admit to cheating benchmarking tools, its justification for doing so only serves to highlight something that was brought up half a decade ago. Mobile benchmarks, while not completely useless, are still nowhere near the maturity of their PC counterparts.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak confirms a few more details

Huawei is yet again getting dragged into controversy, this time of its own making. The timing, however, couldn’t have been worse, with the Chinese OEM just a few weeks away from putting its best foot forward before 2018 ends

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Instagram’s new guide helps parents protect teenage users

Instagram has published a new parents guide that helps adults manage their teen’s use of the platform.

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Fujifilm X-T3 joins this year’s mirrorless parade

As expected, Nikon’s competitors have answered its mirrorless challenge after announcing the Nikon Z7 and Z6 late last month. First to arrive is Fujifilm with the new X-T3, the camera maker’s fourth-gen X series mirrorless camera in five years. While it’s not getting into the full-frame arena, the Fujifilm X-T3 is giving X-T2 almost every reason to upgrade, plugging up … Continue reading

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