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PUBG Mobile returns to India after ban with green blood and a new name - The Verge

After getting banned in India last year, PUBG Mobile is returning to the country under the name Battleground Mobile India, TechCrunch reports. The game now features green blood but is otherwise virtually the same.

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Samsung's best tablets are on sale and come with free Galaxy Buds Pro, today only - Android Police

Samsung more or less dominates the high-end Android tablet space with its Tab S series, and while they're not as pricey as, say, an iPad Pro, they're not

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Making Mass Effect Recognize My Queerness Was Worth the Wait - Gizmodo

Pushing against the heteronormative systems of Bioware's beloved sci-fi RPG trilogy made its queer romance much more poignant.

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Elden Ring Will Be Easier, Dev Says, But No Difficulty Options - Kotaku

From Software is known for punishing games, but it’s trying to make Elden Ring more inviting for newcomers

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'A Plague Tale: Innocence' is getting a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade - Engadget

The nightmarish survival horror game is coming to Switch on the same day, July 6th..

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The Nvidia Shield’s Android TV interface is getting a Google TV-inspired revamp - The Verge

Nvidia’s Shield devices are getting a revamped user interface, similar to what we saw come to other Android TV devices in February. There’s a new Discover tab, and “all apps” is now called simply “apps.”

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Among Us Developers Say They 'Burnt Out' After Twitch Success - Kotaku

Innersloth pulled in millions of players, but success was a double-edged sword

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Travel app offers skittish vacationers 60-day freeze on hotel rates - CNBC

Hopper rolled out its "Price Freeze for Hotels" feature. The app now lets users lock in the best rate at a specific hotel for up to 60 days.

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Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life gameplay trailer released - Polygon

Rare’s new Pirates of the Caribbean DLC for Sea of Thieves, A Pirate’s Life, will send players to new lands, let them battle with Davy Jones and the Kraken, and let them dress up like Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Google refuses to commit to next-gen Wear OS upgrades for current watches - Android Police

When Fossil confirmed that it wouldn't update its existing smartwatches to the all-new Wear OS, speculation was rife that this could possibly be due

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Oculus Quest v30 Rolling Out With Microphone Swapping And Multitasking - UploadVR

Facebook is rolling out the v30 update for Oculus Quest owners with some major updates to how voice chat is handled as well as multitasking with 2D apps.

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Google Store Chelsea tidbits: Opening hours, in-store Google One credit, merch, and dogs - 9to5Google

Google Store Chelsea just opened this morning and the company has provided a few more logistic details, like opening hours...

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Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab returns for Xbox Series X custom controllers - The Verge

Microsoft is bringing back its Xbox custom controllers. Xbox Design Lab returns today, with controllers priced at $69.99.

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Best Prime Day 4K TV Deals: Early Deals, What to Expect, and More - IGN - IGN

Prime Day will run from June 21 to June 22 in 2021. Here's what to expect from all the 4K TVs that are set to be reduced during the 48-hour sales event.

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5 tips for brands that want to succeed in the new era of influencer marketing - TechCrunch

In the new creator economy, the selectiveness of creators means stiff competition for a brand's ideal influencers. But that doesn’t mean working with influencers is out of reach for smaller brands.

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Nintendo Scores Highest Peak Viewership Of E3 - Kotaku

3.1 million people tuned in to watch Kazuya Mishima kill Captain Falcon

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1 Big Reason to Dump AMD and Buy NVIDIA - Motley Fool

The graphics specialist enjoys a huge advantage over its smaller rival in an important market.

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Apple drops price of AppleCare+ for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, with an extra discount for M1 - 9to5Mac

Apple has adjusted the pricing of AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users, with a notable distinction between Intel and M1-powered machines for the first time. Starting today in the United States and select other countries, AppleCare+ is now ch…

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Call of Duty: Warzone Gets 120 FPS Mode on PS5, 7 Months After Xbox - IGN - IGN

Seven months after it was made available to Xbox Series X players, Call of Duty: Warzone now officially supports 120 FPS on PS5.

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The best true wireless earbuds of 2021 - CNN

Apple may have ushered in the wire-free craze with its now-ubiquitous AirPods, but these days, there seems to be an endless influx of wireless earbuds looking to help you cut the cord. Amazon has Echo Buds; Samsung has Galaxy Buds; Google has Pixel Buds; Beat…

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Instagram Reels now has ads - The Verge

Instagram Reels now has ads across the globe. The company’s TikTok competitor will show vertical video ads between users’ clips.

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Everything in the VALORANT Episode 3 Battle Pass - The Game Haus

VALORANT continues to bring out a lot of content in their battle passes. This includes free skins, gun buddies, sprays and more. With the release of Episode 3, many will be wondering, what is in the VALORANT Episode 3 Act 1 Battle Pass? Well here is everythin…

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Google, predictably, won’t change the Pixel Launcher to hide Android gesture bar - 9to5Google

The gesture bar in Android 11 and Android 12 doesn't disappear when you're on the homescreen, and Google won't change that on Pixel Launcher.

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Samsung discontinues Galaxy Z Fold 2 sales as we wait for the Z Fold 3 - SamMobile

It looks like Samsung is no longer selling the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the USA. Although the phone shows ...

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The free-to-start Pokémon MOBA arrives on Nintendo Switch in July - Engadget

'Pokémon Unite' is coming to Switch in July and mobile in September, giving you a 'free' MOBA you can play across platforms..

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Pokémon Unite will launch first on Nintendo Switch in July - The Verge

The strategy game Pokémon Unite, developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studio Group, will release in July on Nintendo Switch. It’ll come to mobile devices in September, and the game will allow for cross-play and cross-progression.

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Apple Lowers Prices of AppleCare+ Plans for M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro - MacRumors

Apple today lowered the prices of AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 chip. Coverage offered by the...

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Performing Hamlet in GTA Online is simply the best theater experience lockdown can offer - The Verge

Performing Hamlet in a public GTA Online lobby is about as silly and difficult as you would imagine. Actors may face bored audiences, but never ones armed with guns and rocket launchers.

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Today's top deals: Free $15 Amazon credit, $530 70″ TV, $4 smart plugs, $8 smart bulbs, $90 robot vacuum, Anker sale, more - msnNOW

We’ve got so many incredible daily deals to share with you on Thursday, but we need to cover two extremely important things before we get to all that. First, we want to showcase one particular deal that only a crazy person would pass up. There is an incredibl…

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Madden NFL 22: 10 Major Improvements As EA Reveals This Year's Release - IGN - IGN

EA announced that Madden NFL 22 will feature homefield advantage, franchise mode updates, and major improvements. Its release date is set for August 20.

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Dad writes note to ‘Karen’ who forced him to tear down kids' treehouse - New York Post

A disappointed dad has slammed a “Karen” who lodged a complaint with his homeowners association, which made him tear down a treehouse he built for his son.

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Sony opens PS5 beta program ahead of next major system update - The Verge

Sony is inviting PS5 owners to join a beta program to test out its upcoming system update. It hasn’t shared what features are coming to the console, but it’s accepting sign-ups for eager gamers who want to see what’s next for PS5.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s creator retires amid political donations backlash - Polygon

Five Nights at Freddy’s Scott Cawthon announced his retirement amid criticism of political donations to Republican politicians, saying he’s handing off the FNAF franchise to another developer.

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Call of Duty: Warzone season 4 patch notes: balance changes - Polygon

Call of Duty: Warzone season 4’s update changes the balance of assault rifles and SMGs and brings new Ground Fall satellite crash site POIs to the Verdansk map.

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Microsoft’s new Fluid Office documents are coming to life in Teams, OneNote, and more - The Verge

Microsoft’s biggest change to Office documents in decades is rolling out soon. Fluid components are like blocks of content that can be copied across Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Outlook, and more.

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Microsoft Updates Apps With Collaborative Features for Our Hybrid Work Future - Gizmodo

New Teams and Office tools will make it easier to work at home, in the office, or a mix of the two.

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Most workers wait years for a company's 401(k) match to become their money - CNBC

Even though most employers match a portion of their employees' 401(k) contributions, they also don't immediately grant ownership of that money, a survey shows.

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Poll: Would you buy a foldable Google Pixel? - 9to5Google

A foldable Google Pixel could be in the cards, but we really want to know if you would buy one given the form factor benefits and pitfalls.

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Apple Launches 2021 Back to School Promotion: Free AirPods With Eligible Mac or iPad Purchase - MacRumors

Apple today launched its seasonal back-to-school sale for the upcoming school year in the United States and Canada, offering students free AirPods...

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are literally getting whitewashed - Android Police

We tend to be a bit more conscious about the technology that we carry with us, which is why it's good to see companies offer their products in various

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Leica's very own Leitz Phone 1 is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6 - Engadget

The Leitz Phone 1 is Leica's first self-branded mobile phone, and it'll be a Softbank exclusive when it launches in July.

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VGC’s Andy Robinson tells Zelda fans to “sit tight” regarding Wind Waker and Twilight Princess Switch ports - My Nintendo News

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Anouma mentioned during the Nintendo E3 2021 presentation that besides the Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, and the Hyrule Warriors Expansion Pass content, t…

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Zens’ latest battery pack can create a wireless charging sandwich - The Verge

Zens’ new battery pack has a wireless charger on both sides, allowing you to charge two Qi-compatible devices simultaneously. Perfect for a MagSafe-equipped iPhone and a pair of AirPods.

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OnePlus integrates further with Oppo, if that’s even possible - The Verge

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has announced a “new journey” for the company including a plan to “further integrate our organization with Oppo.” But it’s always been clear that the two companies were deeply connected.

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Camera maker Leica just launched its first smartphone with a huge sensor - Android Authority

German camera maker Leica has launched its first smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1, with a large 1-inch camera sensor and Snapdragon 888.

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Tim Cook says Android has more malware than iOS, blames side-loading - Android Authority

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Android has 47 times more malware than iOS, blaming side-loading. But we're not so sure about the figure.

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Facebook Researchers Say They Can Detect Deepfakes And Where They Came From - NPR

Deepfakes are altered photos, videos, and still images that use artificial intelligence to appear realistic. They've become harder to detect.

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Websites of major U.S. airlines face outage - Downdetector - Reuters

Websites of major U.S. airline companies American Airlines (AAL.O), Southwest Airlines (LUV.N), United Airlines (UAL.O) and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) faced an outage early on Thursday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.

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Leica phone announced by SoftBank in Japan - The Verge

SoftBank has announced a Leica-branded phone for the Japanese market. It has a lot in common with the Sharp Aquos R6.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Scott Cawthon Retires Amid Controversy - Kotaku

Cawthon steps down after donations to Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and others were discovered

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New Wear OS can run on existing smartwatches after all, but there’s a catch - Android Authority

Qualcomm has confirmed that the Snapdragon Wear 3,100 chip supports the new Wear OS 3.0 software. Here's what it means for you.

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New Gmail with Google Chat rolling out for free accounts, here’s how to turn on [Updated] - 9to5Google

Last year, Google announced that the future of Gmail will see Chat join the existing Meet tab. Here's how to turn on new Gmail with Chat...

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A 2-year-old from Florida is hospitalized after complications from swallowing 16 magnetic balls - CNN

A 2-year-old boy from Florida is back in the hospital after suffering complications from swallowing part of a toy composed of small magnetic balls.

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Amazon pulls an Apple by reducing its app store cut for some smaller developers - The Verge

Amazon has announced the Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program, which can reduce the amount a developer has to pay Amazon out of their app’s revenue from 30 percent down to 20.

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A look inside Google’s first store, opening in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow - TechCrunch

There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick and mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail prese…

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Facebook to start testing advertisements in Oculus VR games - Los Angeles Times

Facebook is betting advertising will help return more of its significant investment in hardware, as it keeps prices of virtual reality headsets low.

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Sonos is giving some serious side-eye to Google's assertion that Assistant and Alexa can't play nicely - Android Police

It's no secret that Sonos and Google aren't best friends right now. The companies are currently involved in several different lawsuits regarding

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Qualcomm confirms which chips are “capable” of supporting Google’s new Wear OS version - XDA Developers

Qualcomm has confirmed to XDA which of its Snapdragon Wear platforms are capable of supporting Wear OS 3.0. Here's what that means for you.

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Why didn’t Nintendo announce the New Nintendo Switch Pro at E3 2021? - Polygon

Nintendo brought a new Metroid, Zelda, WarioWare, Advance Wars, and more to E3 2021, but its long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro was absent. It makes perfect sense.

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macOS Monterey Brings Apple Fitness+ to the Mac With AirPlay - MacRumors

A key new feature of macOS Monterey is the ability to AirPlay content to a supported Mac from other Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, and...

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Don't Install the Leaked Windows 11 Build - Lifehacker

Save yourself from bugs and other issues and skip the unofficial version.

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Amazon takes down another popular tech accessory company, following Aukey, Mpow - Digital Trends

A month after removing two popular tech accessory brands because of their involvement in fake review schemes, Amazon has done the same to RAVPower.

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Prime Day 2021 Is Almost Here, But You Don't Have to Wait - Cord Cutters News

It’s almost that time again. Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales event is nearly upon us and that means scores of discounts on all manner of products, services, and more. But with “over 2 million deals globally” (Amazon’s words, not ours), it can be daunting keep…

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Xbox Series X games to be playable on Xbox One via cloud streaming - Polygon

Xbox Cloud Gaming is on its way to Xbox consoles, Microsoft announced during E3 2021. This will allow for playing next-gen games like Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox One. It’s likely possible because the company is almost done shifting its Azure data cente…