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    The Nintendo Switch costs $300

    January 13, 2017

    And it lands on March 3rd. The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 (£280) when it hits store shelves (of the digital and physical variety) on March 3rd. Nintendo revealed the price and release date — we only had a release month previously — during its Switch live stream on the evening of Thursday, January 12th…. [Read More]

    The Galaxy Note 7’s death creates an environmental mess

    October 14, 2016

    Samsung’s decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 and recover remaining units isn’t just a blow to smartphone fans… it’s not so hot for the environment, either. Experts speaking to Motherboard point out thatphone recycling is still a very young field, and that many of the rare earth elements (such as cobalt and indium) won’t… [Read More]

    Play Xbox online for free this weekend

    June 9, 2016

    Xbox Live Gold members can also play games in EA Access for free June 12-22.   Microsoft has offered its Free Multiplayer Weekends before, but at the end of this week, the promotion will be available to both Xbox One and Xbox 360 together for the first time. In fact, it’s the first time the… [Read More]

    Uber reduces the chances that drivers will cancel your ride

    June 6, 2016

    Drivers can limit rides to those they can actually take, and they’ll get paid if they wait.   Reuters/Lucy Nicholson When you’re hailing an Uber, few things are as frustrating as a driver cancelling your trip — there may be a good reason, but that still leaves you high and dry. You won’t have to… [Read More]

    NY Fed rejected, then later approved $81 million bank heist

    June 6, 2016

    Denied, blocked, red-flagged, and finally approved.   scyther5 / Getty Images The financial industry has used a messaging system made by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to securely authenticate transfers between banks for decades. But recent fraudulent money requests have broken the system’s impenetrable reputation. Back in February, hackers used this method… [Read More]

    TVs and tablets top holiday gadget lists

    November 20, 2015

    There’s a reason you see a lot of doorbuster deals on TVs and tablets during the holidays. Consumers consistently place those items at the top of their holiday gadget wish list — and 2015 isn’t any different. TVs are the first, and tablets the second most wishedfor item in the Consumer Electronics Association’s annual study… [Read More]

    Playstation 4® price drop announced for North America

    November 6, 2015

    Sony has announced it’s cutting the price of the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and Canada. You can pick up the console from the new price of $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD. Additionally, the company has confirmed the price drop will be reflected in all the hardware bundles coming out this Holiday season.

    Xbox One® releases 1 terabyte holiday bundle

    November 6, 2015

    Own the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, featuring Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. Play and store more games than ever with the 1TB hard drive. Experience the original Gears of War rebuilt from the ground up in 1080p, including 60FPS competitive multiplayer with… [Read More]

    The new Apple TV® brings apps, Siri and a touchpad remote for $149

    November 6, 2015

    The iPhone 6S and iPad Pro are cool and all, but the Apple gadget that I was most looking forward to this fall was the new Apple TV. It is, quite notoriously, the device that Apple has most publicly neglected over the years. Its last big update was way back in 2012, when Apple finally… [Read More]

    Forget the shape, the Chromecast 2 is all about an app

    October 23, 2015

    The first thing you’ll notice about the new Google Chromecast is its form. But more interesting by far is its function. The new Chromecast app solves the biggest issue with the first iteration of Google’s streaming pendant (née stick): finding stuff to watch. The app pulls in information from compatible services like Netflix and Hulu… [Read More]