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Ubisoft acquires creative studio behind popular ‘Threes’ clone ‘2048’

Publisher Ubisoft has purchased casual games studio Ketchapp, creator of the popular Threes clone 2048 and other hit mobile apps, as it continues its attempts to fend off a hostile Vivendi takeover.

Haven’t taken your vacation yet? T-Mobile is offering free data for when you do

Summer may have officially come to a close, but T-Mobile is looking for ways to extend those fleeting, joyous months -- at least, by way of your phone bill. It is offering free data throughout Europe and South America.
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This film wasn't just shot entirely with drones, but with drones on autopilot

A drone love story, shot entirely by autonomous drones? That's the premise behind a new film debuting at the London Film Festival next weekend and while the drone love story may be science fiction, the automated drone…

Lifelogging pioneer The Narrative Clip to shutter over financial troubles

The Narrative Clip, one of the pioneers of the idea of lifelogging (capturing and recording your life automatically), has notified customers that the company has filed for a voluntary dissolution -- they are closing up shop.

Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play are open for pre-orders at Amazon, Best Buy

Mods, mods, mods -- that's what Motorola is highlighting for its new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, and there is a new device in the lineup -- the Moto Z Play. Pre-orders are now open for the mod, and the Verizon-locked Play Droid is available…

GoTenna Mesh relays your messages when there's no cell signal

GoTenna, a Brooklyn-based hardware startup, is out with its second product -- GoTenna Mesh. The device is on Kickstarter today, and it lets you communicate with another GoTenna user even when there's no cell signal.

Microsoft's new collapsible keyboard design unveiled by U.S. patent office

Microsoft appears to be prepping a new protective case and collapsible keyboard combo for its mobile devices, according to images published by the U.S. patent office earlier this week.

Researchers find way to send passwords through your body to a device

Computer scientists and electrical engineers at the University of Washington have found that passwords can be transmitted through the human body to a device rather than over the air where they’re vulnerable to interception.
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Nissan’s self-driving chair lets you snooze or schmooze while waiting in line

Nissan's ProPilot Chair applies the lane keeping and collision avoidance technology from autonomous cars to chairs in waiting lines. Take a seat and your chair will keep you in the queue while you read, chat, or nap.

U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority is investigating ‘No Man’s Sky’ developer

Hello Games and Valve are currently under investigation by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority for potentially misrepresenting No Man's Sky. Complaints include missing features and reduced graphical quality.

Tickets now available for Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016

Sony has confirmed the dates and venue for this year's PlayStation Experience event, where fans will be able to go hands-on with new hardware like PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 Pro.
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Amazon’s faster new Fire TV Stick has Alexa in the remote, still costs $40

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick was already a great option for cord cutters on a budget, but with a new update adding an Alexa-powered remote, it looks even better, especially since it’s keeping the $40 price tag.