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SlashGear: Feeding Your Tech & Gadget Obsessions!
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If there’s one truth about the auto industry, it’s that as the years go on, cars have only become bigger. Coupes get lower and longer, sedans pack in more wheelbase like middle-aged spread, and SUVs demand more and more square feet on the asphalt. Clearly, the 2017 GMC Acadia didn’t get that memo. The nameplate may be the same, but … Continue reading
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Bluetooth speakers may be a commodity at this point, but Ultimate Ears wants to set the new Blast and Megablast apart with Amazon’s Alexa. Joining Bluetooth is WiFi, and the ability to speak to Amazon’s virtual assistant: whether that be for requesting music, giving your connected home instructions, or asking questions to help the kids with homework. It’s an obvious … Continue reading
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Forget HQ Trivia: Alexa is turning into a game show host, with Amazon’s Echo Buttons finally up for pre-order. Announced alongside the 2017 Echo range earlier this year, the new buttons wirelessly connect to the smart speakers and allow for single- and multi-player games. It’s an idea so simple that, frankly, we’re surprised nobody has done it already. The gameshow … Continue reading
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If you’re in the market for a new 4K television or robotic vacuum, you’re in luck: Samsung has shaved hundreds of dollars from its TV and IoT products, not to mention the tablet discounts. The company’s POWERbot Turbo Robot vacuum, for example, has been decreased by $300 from $1199 to $899. Some TVs have seen even bigger price cuts. As … Continue reading
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If you’re a Call of Duty: WWII owner, you can start reaping double experience points now and continue doing so though Monday, November 27. The double experience points weekend applies to all MP Modes, giving players a chance to rake in much more points than they otherwise would during these next few days. The 2XP kicked off at 1PM EST … Continue reading
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Steam has launched an “Autumn Deal” that includes a huge discount on the Steam Link, its small device for streaming a game from a PC to a TV. How much of a discount? The device, which is typically $49.99 USD, is currently priced at $4.99 USD. The Steam Controller has also been discounted, though not quite so extensively, and there’s … Continue reading
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Facebook will start alerting users who ‘liked’ a page that has been linked to Russia, the company says. This is part of Facebook’s transparency over the matter, it said in a recent release, explaining that “this is part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our … Continue reading
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Nintendo already discussed the hardware deals it has in store for Black Friday, but aside from mention of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition, it didn’t really delve into any software deals. That all changed today, as Nintendo revealed a rather long list of eShop discounts that are going live today. The list includes discounts for … Continue reading
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Samsung may be planning to show off its upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship smartphones at CES 2018, according to a new report, though the extent of the unveiling is anyone’s guess. This reveal won’t replace the expected March launch event, per the tipped details, so it is possible we won’t see much at the show in January. The information comes from … Continue reading
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Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey, it’s about escaping your relatives so you can hide in the bathroom and try to score a deal on a Surface Pro or an Xbox One S. Microsoft‘s Black Friday 2017 deals kick off from November 23, and they span gaming, through Windows Mixed Reality, and all the way to smart speakers. Read on for … Continue reading
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