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This Game Boy-style iPhone case has one redeeming feature

This Game Boy-style iPhone case has one redeeming feature

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Last month, we came across a new phone case, which combines the style of a classic Nintendo Game Boy with actual playability. It comes with a handful of classic games like Tetris, Tank, Frogger, and others, and it’s certainly aimed at a nostalgic audience. It looks like a classic Game Boy: a D-pad, a pair […]

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Minit is a beautifully crafted love letter to classic games and the art of death

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The two most vital concepts in most video games are learning and dying. Only by learning can you avoid death, and only through death can you learn. It’s a loop that has existed since the earliest days of the medium. By leaning into and toying with that fundamental relationship, indie game Minit achieves something that […]

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I’m not sure connected planters will ever succeed

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I love all smart, connected planters because I can’t keep a living thing alive, but they also seem to keep failing. Parrot attempted a smart pot with its Parrot Pot, which was discontinued. Another company, Edyn, launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign and later a partnership with Home Depot, but it now appears to be […]

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Facebook has suspended Canadian data firm AggregateIQ

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Weeks after it suspended UK data firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has prevented Canadian data firm AggregateIQ from using its platform, according to the National Observer, pending an investigation after it reports connected the two amidst the ongoing privacy scandal that has shaken the social media company. In a statement to the National Observer, a Facebook […]

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Half off iPhone X and Galaxy S9, an Amazon devices deal, and more discounts on smart home tech

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Spring cleaning is upon us, which means that now is the perfect time for a tech refresh. If your phone is ready for an upgrade, you’ve got some good options this week. Verizon is taking 50 percent off new phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 when you trade in an eligible phone. If […]

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Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain books are razor-sharp anarchist urban fantasies

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“Sometimes, you just have to get a knife in your hands and make it clear which way the stabby end is pointing.” So begins Margaret Killjoy’s novella The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, the first of a pair of books that introduces a fantastic world of magic in America’s decrepit heartland, featuring a band of […]

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I miss Windows Phone

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I first gave up on Windows Phone back in December 2014. Microsoft’s mobile platform was being left behind, and I was tired of not getting access to the apps everyone else was using. It took Microsoft a few years to finally admit Windows Phone is dead, and the company is no longer planning to release […]

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NVIDIA Moves Fermi GPUs to Legacy Status, Ends Mainstream Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

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This week, NVIDIA has announced that they are ending mainstream graphics driver support for Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. Effective as of this month (i.e. immediately), all Fermi products are being moved to legacy support status, meaning they will no longer receive Game Ready driver enhancements, performance optimizations, and bugfixes. Instead, they will only receive critical bugfixes […]

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YouTube will reportedly release a kids’ app curated by humans

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YouTube plans to release a non-algorithmic, whitelisted version of its YouTube Kids app some time in the near future as a way to avoid inadvertently suggesting questionable or graphic content to children, according to a report this evening from BuzzFeed News. The modified version of the app will also be restricted to videos from hand-selected […]

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Microsoft will streamline Skype call recording with new Content Creator mode

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Skype is finally getting a call recording feature, only 15 years after it was first released. It should be noted that Skype isn’t building its own recording software but relying on third-party apps, including Xsplit, Wirecast, and Vmix. These products, among others, have allowed you to record Skype calls for years, but now it sounds […]

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