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The biggest video games, tech news, and apocalyptic anxieties of 1998

The biggest video games, tech news, and apocalyptic anxieties of 1998

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China lifts video game ban but not for its biggest player

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China just lifted its ban on new video games after nearly a year of keeping games from getting released. Its regulatory arm approved 80 new games today, as first reported by Reuters. But curiously enough, none of them are from the country’s biggest gaming company, Tencent. Tencent is best known as the company that owns […]

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The 13 best sci-fi books to check out on your new Kindle

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The holidays are here, and it looks like you got a new Kindle (or a device with a Kindle app). You now have before you a fun task: to build a portable library of all the books that you have on your reading list — or to create a new list for the coming year. […]

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2018: A year in The Verge illustrations

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A lens into some of The Verge’s biggest stories of the year Continue reading…

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The Verge 2018 tech report card: Uber

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2018 was supposed to be a recovery year for Uber. Sandwiched in between the disaster that was 2017, and the expectation that the company will go public in 2019, this was a year for Uber to put its sordid past behind it and stride confidently into the future. Except it didn’t quite achieve it. Dara […]

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The Reddit detectives are hard at work decoding Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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Early in the morning on Friday, December 28th, Netflix slipped its viewers a late Christmas present: a new episode of Charlie Brooker’s technological-dystopia anthology series Black Mirror, in the form of an interactive movie called Bandersnatch. Its arrival didn’t entirely come as a secret — as far back as October, there were rumors it was […]

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Essential all but confirms it’s making another phone

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The Essential Phone, from Android co-founder Andy Rubin, had so much potential — but its journey may be coming to an end. Today, the company has announced (via 9to5Google) that it’s discontinuing the device. It’s sold out, says Essential, and the company isn’t making any more. But as part of that announcement, the company is […]

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Unannounced Intel Core i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF, i5-9600KF and i5-9400F CPUs Listed

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So far Intel’s 9th Gen Core on desktop only features three models aimed at the higher end of the spectrum. The launch of the lineup consisting of these three products with unlocked multiplier does not yet have any “locked” parts aimed at mainstream PCs, although we are expecting them at some point. The question is one […]

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From $600 to $55: Prices of Mining Hardware Drop

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Cryptomining frenzy of the recent 18 months have encouraged computer component manufacturers to develop hardware tailored for mining infrastructure. At some points earlier this year, these components retailed for hefty sums of money. As rates of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other similar currencies have dropped, so too have prices of motherboards, power supplies, and GPUs.  3050W PSUs […]

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is Netflix’s new interactive special that won’t play on everything

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Bandersnatch is Netflix’s new interactive, choose-your-own-adventure-style movie that ties into the Black Mirror universe. However, it won’t play on every Netflix-enabled device. Bandersnatch was written using Twine, an open-source platform that allows for interactive fiction and narrative-heavy games, but that requires devices with a level of technological sophistication in order to deliver a proper interactive […]

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