Nintendo Unveils Super NES Classic Edition, Launches Sept 29 with 21 Games

Nintendo Unveils Super NES Classic Edition, Launches Sept 29 with 21 Games

Mode 7 freaks, get ready: Nintendo has unveiled the Super NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved SNES in the vein of the NES Classic Edition that everyone wanted and few people were able to actually buy. The system will come with 21 games, including many of the titles that made the SNES famous. Built into the system is Zelda: A Link to the Past (widely considered the best Zelda in the 30-year-old series,…

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its own to remove terrorist-related content from its site. The UK Online Civil Courage Initiative’s initial partners include Imams Online and the Jo Cox Foundation. Facebook has faced criticism for being slow to react to terrorist propaganda on its platforms. “The recent terror attacks in London…

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Microsoft’s 4K-Ready Xbox One X Launches November 7th at $499

Microsoft’s 4K-Ready Xbox One X Launches November 7th at $499

During last night’s E3 press conference, Microsoft unveiled the finished version of its long-awaited half-step console. Dubbed “Xbox One X,” this high-powered gaming machine is designed for full-on 4K gaming and media playback. And when it ships on November 7th, it’ll cost $ 499 — twice that of the current Xbox One S. The console formerly known as Scorpio is Microsoft’s answer to the PS4 Pro, and a compelling offering for gamers with deep pockets. After…

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion — polish-focused releases that eschew loads of flashy new features in favor of performance and quality of life improvements. Some new and notable user-facing features include HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls for…

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AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550

AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550

AMD launched an entire refresh cycle of its midrange graphics cards today. While our review focuses on the RX 580, AMD is also shipping new SKUs for the RX 460 and 470, as well as a new part, the RX 550. Let’s step through what’s changed for these chips, and what the updates mean for gamers in these market segments. RX 560 and RX 570 The RX 560 and RX 570 are both iterative improvements…

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Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'

Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has carried out a missile strike against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two US Navy ships in the Mediterranean. Six people were killed, the Syrian army said. It is the first direct US military action against forces commanded by Syria’s president. The Kremlin, which backs Bashar al-Assad, has…

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer’s Razer Blade Pro has been the company’s go-to high-end machine for gamers wanting a desktop replacement, and the company has tweaked its high-end configuration for 2017. The jumps aren’t huge, but the new system will offer a Kaby Lake Core i7-7820HQ (2.9GHz base, 3.9GHz Turbo) as opposed to the older i7-6820HQ (2.7GHz base, 3.6GHz Turbo). It also ships with DDR4-2667 instead of DDR4-2133. The other major claim to fame for this laptop is its support…

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MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone

MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone

Sony’s latest smartphone is capable of filming smooth slow-motion footage at four times the rate possible on Apple and Samsung’s top-end models. The Xperia XZ Premium captures video at up to 960 frames per second (fps). The achievement was made possible by a new type of image sensor that has built-in memory of its own. Sony’s smartphone market share is small, but it usually makes its sensors available to rivals about six to 12 months…

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