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Nintendo reveals NX to be the Switch, a console-portable hybrid

After many months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo has officially unveiled its hotly-anticipated Switch console, an intriguing console-portable hybrid that's set to release in March 2017.
Home Theater

Google signs with CBS as plans for its live TV streaming service move forward

Google has reportedly been working on a live TV streaming service called Unplugged, to compete with Sling TV and similar upcoming services from Hulu and others. Now it appears to be moving forward, as Google has just signed a deal with CBS.

Google to launch Android 7.1 Nougat beta at the end of October

Google has released the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for eligible devices including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, with support for more devices to come in November. Here's everything you need to know.

Trademark filing suggests MacBook Pro OLED strip will be called the Magic Toolbar

It's been rumored for months that the new MacBook Pro will feature an OLED strip serving as dynamic function keys, but now this keyboard component's name may have been revealed by a trademark application.

Master the front lines of WWI with our ‘Battlefield 1’ PC performance guide

: Is your performance in Battlefield 1 crashing like an airship? We’ve got the best tips for getting your PC performance into top shape. You’ll have it running smoother than a thoroughbred Arabian in no time.

Say goodbye to Everest base camp — new research could make it obsolete

Say goodbye to the practice of acclimating for weeks at Everest base camps. A new study suggests people can adapt to high altitudes very quickly and their bodies remember these changes for weeks.
Cool Tech

Astronauts traveling to Mars may be permanently damaging their brains

Astronauts must deal with many issues that challenge their mental and physical strength. You can now add potential brain damage to this list thanks to a new study that links cosmic radiation exposure to structural changes in the brain.

Leica revives a classic with its rebooted Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens

Leica is bringing back the a vintage lens with the new Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6, a remake of the original screw mount version. The new lens keeps the same optical formula, bringing it's characteristic analog looks to the digital age.
Social Media

Twitter fires VR chief who called homeless people 'degenerates' in Facebook post

Twitter’s new virtual reality project manager Gregory Gopman lasted around 48 hours at the company before being shown the door over a controversial Facebook post in which he berated San Francisco's homeless population.

Qualcomm takes its patent battle against Meizu to the U.S., Germany, and France

Mobile processor maker Qualcomm will no longer keep its patent battle with Meizu in China, as the company filed actions in the U.S., France, and Germany over an alleged lack of licensing on Meizu's part.

EA now renting out ‘Battlefield 1’ servers for roughly $300 annually

If you're a multiplayer gamer who would rather control your Battlefield 1 gaming environment, teams, and opponents, then EA will rent you a dedicated server for $300 a year for PCs.

The Galaxy Note 7 is a dangerous phone, but a hilarious Halloween costume

Is it too soon to start making jokes about the Galaxy Note 7's misfortunes? Not for Chris Kiley, who has come up with a Halloween costume that has us laughing, but probably won't do the same at Samsung headquarters.