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Vainglory’s World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing – CNET

Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship Prev Next Next Vainglory, a mobile multiplayer battle arena game, held its last 3v3 world championship over the weekend. Future matches will be played in…

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Relax by a yule log with Lil BUB the internet cat – CNET

No holiday season is complete without a crackling fire and a blissfully happy cat purring in front of it. But if you don’t have a pet or a fireplace, you can still pretend by watching the internet famous feline Lil BUB in her fifth annual yule log video. The video “Lil BUB’s Extraordinarily Magical Yule Log” posted Dec. 12, features the soothing sounds of Lil BUB purring in front of the burning wood, creating the perfect soundtrack for wrapping presents or sipping hot chocolate. Lil BUB is a rather special cat…

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Amazon Prime UK could face probe over late deliveries – CNET

UK’s advertising watchdog is considering a probe into Amazon Prime over complaints of delays in delivery. Leon Neal / Getty Images Merry Christmas? Perhaps not for Amazon UK. The online shopping giant could be the subject of an investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Guardian reported Sunday, adding that the ASA said it received “a handful of complaints” pertaining to late deliveries by Amazon Prime as Christmas approaches. Prime is a membership service by Amazon that, in the UK, promises subscribers “unlimited one-day delivery” and access to discounts…

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OneDrive Down: Microsoft confirm new errors affecting core application

The official Microsoft Office 365 website confirms that OneDrive is down for many tonight. While Outlook remains unaffected, the latest listing suggests that Microsoft users will have a hard time accessing core programs. OneDrive web application errors currently listed by Microsoft include: “Affected users may encounter an error which states, “Sorry, an error has occurred”.  “While we’re focused on remediation, users may be able to access their files using the desktop or mobile clients as alternative methods.” The current Office 365 status page also confirms that the Microsoft support team…

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Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program – CNET

Funding for the program came largely at the request of Harry Reid, a former Democratic senator from Nevada, who has had a long-held interest in space phenomena, according to the New York Times. Bill Clark/Roll Call The US government apparently suspected the truth was out there after all. The federal government spent about $22 million funding a covert Pentagon project that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, The New York Times reported Saturday. Even though the Department of Defense decided to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012,…

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The 42 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 17 update – CNET

Apple iPad for $250 ($80 off) Google Home for $80 ($50 off) Sony PlayStation 4 1TB with Star Wars Battlefront II: $250 ($50 off) Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $180 ($70 off) Beats Studio Wireless for $200 ($180 off) DJI Spark drone for $349 ($150 off) Up to $200 off the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus HP Omen gaming laptop for $850 ($250 off) Bose SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones for $70 ($60 off) Moto Z2 Play unlocked for $350 ($150 off) Motorola Z2 Force (T-Mobile) for $375 or…

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Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf in Amazon ‘Rings’ series – CNET

Ian McKellen says he’s still young enough to play Gandalf again. Todd Eyre/Warner Bros. The way Sir Ian McKellen figures it, he’s still got 6.922 years left to play Gandalf. Last month, Amazon announced plans for a multi-season series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series. And McKellen, who played the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies, says he’s up for another trip to Middle-earth. McKellen appeared on BBC Radio2 with Graham Norton on Saturday, and Norton brought up the Amazon series….

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‘Game of Thrones’ final season is ‘bigger than it’s ever been’ – CNET

Kit Harington says the reality that “Game of Thrones” is ending is sinking in. HBO Jon Snow may know nothing, but the actor who plays him, Kit Harington, knows plenty. Harington spoke with Time magazine Friday about filming the final season of “Game of Thrones” and promises the show will go out with a bang.  “It’s just bigger than it’s ever been!” he said of the HBO hit, noting that he will return to Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week for more filming. “I don’t know how I’m going to feel…

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Jodie Foster revisits ‘Silence of the Lambs’ to troll Trump – CNET

Have the MSNBC anchors stopped screaming, Clarice? Jodie Foster reprised her acclaimed role as FBI trainee Clarice Starling from the 1991 classic chiller “Silence of the Lambs” on Friday’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” This time, she doesn’t want Hannibal Lecter (Colbert) to help her with a serial killer, but with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign. Turns out Lecter and Trump were golfing buddies, the cannibal relates. “We ate our caddy, turned him into a taco bowl with a nice Diet Coke.”…

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Any phone but iPhone X, according to this Sprint salesman – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Still not the Apple of any salesperson’s eye. James Martin/CNET “You’re biased,” they said. “You’ve been to every store but a Sprint store.” When I say “they,” I mean at least two people. I couldn’t argue. I’ve paid several visits to carrier stores and Best Buy in order to learn more about how phones are sold. Sprint wasn’t one of them. Somehow, I think of Sprint as the fourth network, the one that waits to be bought. I mean,…

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