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Xbox One X games reveal, PS4 Pro boost and new elite controller news

Xbox One X games news of late has been dominated by reports on what new enhanced titles might be coming soon from Microsoft. The tech giant is known to have fallen behind Sony’s PS4 Pro when it comes to exclusives in 2017, and fans are hungry to find out what will be coming next. Some of these will come from first-party exclusives, while others will be launching from other big publishers. It was recently announced that Monster Hunter World would be providing enhanced support for the Xbox One X and…

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The Vista Spark amp sounds better than it looks – CNET

The Vista Spark is exactly what the audiophile world needs: a small, no-frills, no-nonsense, high quality and affordable integrated amplifier. Spark is super basic in functionality, you get two stereo analog inputs, but no digital inputs or even a remote control. Spark’s prime directive is all about maximizing sound quality, and it does that very well. The Vista Spark amplifier. Vista Build quality is decent enough for a $349, £251 or AU$437 component, but you’ll get no bragging rights when your audiophile pals drop by and spot the Spark parked…

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Life after the White House: How Obama spent his first year out of office

Leaving office was a change Barack Obama could believe in. In the year after he handed the most powerful job in the world to Donald Trump, Obama’s foray into post-presidential life has included globe-trotting, book-writing, speech-giving and the unmistakable perks of semiprivate life — like sleep and nights out with Michelle, his wife and former first lady. And while he has managed to largely stay out of the chaos that has mired Washington after his exit — minus a few public policy-related pronouncements — Obama has charged ahead with building…

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Galaxy S8 v Galaxy S9 – Which Samsung phone should you really buy?

SAMSUNG • GETTY Samsung Galaxy S8 v Galaxy S9 – Which should you buy? Samsung recently announced that its new Galaxy S9 will be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. This new device will replace the award-winning Galaxy S8 at the top of Samsung’s flagship range with it expected to improve on this already brilliant smartphone. However, with rumours rife that the S9 will only feature some fairly minor upgrades, the Samsung faithful might be wondering if it’s really worth the wait. With the S8 proving to be…

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Trump’s border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized…

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Windows Mixed Reality headset prices cut in half on Amazon – CNET

The big promise of Windows Mixed Reality headsets was to bring augmented and virtual reality and anything in between to people at more reasonable prices and with an easier setup than competitors. By the time they rolled out late last year, though, it was mostly just the latter that came true: Once the headsets were bundled with controllers the WMR headsets cost the same or more than the current $399 Oculus Rift bundle.  But, there’s nothing like a steep price cut to spark some sales.  As spotted by GameDeals on Reddit, Amazon currently…

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Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ turns its focus to the ballot box

WASHINGTON — The pink “pussy hat” is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell’s “1984” has fallen back off the best-seller list. But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a form of political “resistance,” has started to coalesce into a surprisingly sophisticated political force ahead of November’s midterm elections. “Last year we marched and we resisted and we organized, and now we’re going to bring that collective power to the polls,”…

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Apple boost as thousands of students get help building their digital future

With Apple revealing it’s paid out nearly $18 billion (£12 billion) to developers across Europe, there’s never been a better time to get involved in this growing digital industry. Learning how to code is becoming a vital skill and students have just been given a huge boost in gaining this knowledge.  Apple today announced that 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps.  These colleges and universities are adopting Apple’s App Development with…

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Nokia 3310 to be rebooted again? Retro phone may return with a new feature and £49 price

Nokia’s charming 3310 was the phone everyone was talking about at last year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Whilst LG, Huawei and Sony where unveiling state of the art devices, Nokia opted for something a little less flash but one that was packed with nostalgia. The new 3310 was an instant success with the basic, and very cheap, phone selling out across the UK. And that’s no surprise with this updated classic including a host of extras over the original 3310 – which first launched back in 2000. The…

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iPhone X – The tip which which will save you over £100 on Apple flagship

The iPhone X is the latest smartphone to join Apple’s list of premium devices. It was unveiled late last year and includes a radical redesign with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED screen that covers the entire front of the phone. Along with this stunning display is the inclusion of an updated dual-lens rear camera which offers some of the best low light photography available on a phone. Apple’s latest device can also be charged wireless and features extended battery life due to the new A11 Bionic processor which is incredibly…

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