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Limited-Edition Minecraft Xbox One S Available to Pre-Order

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:00
The bundle includes a limited edition console and controller, a vertical stand, Minecraft, and Redstone Pack bonus content, but costs $399.

Intel Teases 40% Performance Boost With 8th-Gen Core i5, i7

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:00
There's no change to the chips' microarchitecture, but Intel claims they offer 40 percent more performance than their predecessors do.

Got Clouds? How to Watch Today's Total Solar Eclipse Online

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:00
Here are the details about when and where today's solar eclipse will be happening. If the weather gods aren't behaving, there are options for watching online.

Amazon Echo Gets Limited-Time 44 Percent Discount

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:30
Get it today for just $99.99, down from $179.99.

Pre-Order the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' Now

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:30
A limited-edition Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X is now available for pre-order.

Will 'Invisible Messages' in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars?

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:09
The company that brought us the Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes—3M—just revealed a particularly clever idea to help move self-driving cars forward.

iPhone 8: What We Know

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:30
Apple's next device might be called the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, the iPhone Edition, the iPhone Pro, or just the iPhone. Here's what else we think we know.

Android O May Eclipse the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:30
The solar eclipse isn't the only O we'll get a look at on Monday. Google is also gearing up to show off its final version of Android O.

You Can Now Post Videos Right to Reddit

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:48
No more third-party uploads: You can now upload MP4 and MOV files up to 15-minutes long from your phone or computer right to Reddit.

Comcast's Cell Service Now Available Nationwide

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:48
Xfinity Mobile costs $12/GB of data or $45/line for an 'unlimited' plan, which is throttled after you consume 20 GB of data each month.

Pokemon Gold & Silver Boxed Copies Don't Contain a Cartridge

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:19
Nintendo decided a physical release for these classic games was a good idea, but putting a cartridge in the box wasn't.

Facebook Takes Aim at Video Clickbait

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:19
The social network on Thursday announced updates that aim to limit the spread of stories featuring fake video play buttons embedded in their imagery, or videos of only a static image.

Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII Loot Crate Announced

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:19
$50 gets you a bunch of exclusive Call of Duty: WWII gear and collectibles worth over $90.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 May Double as a Breathalyzer

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:19
A new S Pen patent details a method of measuring blood alcohol content while someone talks on their smartphone.

How to Make a Pinhole Camera to Watch the Solar Eclipse

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:19
If your Amazon eclipse-watching glasses are unsafe or you've just been procrastinating, here's how to watch Monday's solar eclipse without going blind.

Sony Rolling Out PS4 System Update 5.0 Beta

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:36
The update is loaded with new features, including a new family management system, 1080p 60fps broadcasting with PS4 Pro, the ability to disable pop-up notifications while you're watching a movie or TV show, and more.

Nintendo Splatoon 2 Switch Bundle Headed to Walmart for $380

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:44
The bundle includes the console itself plus special Splatoon 2-themed neon pink and green Joy-Con controllers, a download code for the ink-slinging game, and a cool carrying case.

Amazon Lets Alexa Roam Free

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:44
With the launch of the Alexa Voice Service Device SDK, Amazon's AI helper can venture out beyond the Echo as companies embed the voice assistant in their own devices.

Google Maps Adds 'Questions & Answers' Section

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:24
Wondering whether the business you're planning to visit offers a group discount? Now you can crowdsource the answer via Google Maps.

Washing Machines Can Be 30 Percent Lighter

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:24
A student figured out how to remove the concrete counterweight from a washing machine, which reduces the weight and CO2 footprint of each machine substantially.