Google Home Specs

Google Home is little more than a ‘dressed-up version of Chromecast’

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Google Home is little more than a ‘dressed-up version of Chromecast’

One of the biggest reveals to come out of Google I/O two weeks ago was Google Home, a voice-activated virtual assistant meant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Echo. The device was met with a great deal of fanfare, but a new report from The Information might be enough to put a little damper on the excitement.

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Best Shared Movie Universes

20 movies you never knew took place in the same universe

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20 movies you never knew took place in the same universe

Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it’s certainly not the first. In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections (some more tenuous than others) that you might never have noticed.

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Overwatch Preview PC

‘Overwatch’ is the most arrogant game of 2016

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‘Overwatch’ is the most arrogant game of 2016

Overwatch has taken the gaming world by storm.

If you haven’t been keeping count, Overwatch is Blizzard’s third attempt to completely co-opt a genre by outdoing everyone else in the field. The first was Heroes of the Storm, the second was Hearthstone. Now shooters are under siege. More →

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Xbox One Price Drop $299

Xbox One price drops to $299 days before E3 2016

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Xbox One price drops to $299 days before E3 2016

Just days before E3 2016, Microsoft has dropped the price of the Xbox One down to $299. Although the console has dipped down to that price range in the past, it was always for special events and promotions. This discount is also listed as lasting “for a limited time,” but the timing is very interesting.

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Star Wars Rogue One Reshoots

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is reportedly a hot mess

By about 7 hours ago.

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is reportedly a hot mess

You might want to temper your expectations for the first Star Wars spinoff film.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still scheduled to release on December 16th, but sources tell Page Six that the highly anticipated spinoff will require expensive reshoots over the summer as the film isn’t shaping up nearly as well as Disney had expected.

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NVIDIA GTX 1070 Reviews

Nvidia’s GTX 1070 might be the best value proposition in PC gaming history

By on May 30, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

Nvidia’s GTX 1070 might be the best value proposition in PC gaming history

Earlier this month, Nvidia unveiled two new graphics cards that were both surprisingly cheap and incredibly powerful. We’ve already seen plenty of praise for the new flagship GTX 1080, but what about the more affordable GTX 1070? Can it provide a significant boost in performance at a fraction of the cost?

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Mars Close Approach 2016

How to watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth in years tonight

By on May 30, 2016 at 11:07 AM.

How to watch Mars make its closest approach to Earth in years tonight

If you’re looking for a fun activity to add to your Memorial Day plans, here’s an easy one: look up. According to NASA, Mars will be making its closest approach to Earth since 2005 on May 30th, coming within 46.8 million miles of our planet. More →

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Donald Trump Transgender Bathroom Laws

Donald Trump can’t give Jimmy Kimmel a straight answer about transgender bathroom laws

By on May 27, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Donald Trump can’t give Jimmy Kimmel a straight answer about transgender bathroom laws

The presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Wednesday.

As has become the norm for his talk show appearances, it was a relatively mellow affair, with Trump avoiding any of the colorful language or boisterous claims that draw crowds to his rallies all across the country, but there was one moment in particular that stood out like a sore thumb among the rest of the banter.

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Best Marvel Movie Easter Eggs

10 awesome Marvel movie easter eggs you missed the first time around

By on May 27, 2016 at 9:57 AM.

10 awesome Marvel movie easter eggs you missed the first time around

One of the best things about the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the writers and directors are free to make clever references to comics, TV shows and other movies. Some are painfully obvious, but others require a highly trained eye for detail to pick out, occasionally requiring viewers to pause and take a closer look.

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Firefighter AR Smart Visor

These AR glasses give firefighters Predator-style thermal vision

By on May 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

These AR glasses give firefighters Predator-style thermal vision

Augmented reality might factor in to the future of firefighting.

This week, a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, revealed the smart visor they have been working on that will help firefighters see through smoke and darkness while simultaneously freeing up their hands and allowing them to do their jobs with less constraints.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands New Trailer

‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ trailer shows off the game’s massive open world

By on May 26, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

‘Ghost Recon Wildlands’ trailer shows off the game’s massive open world

Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months. After being unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year, Wildlands immediately went into hiding, with nary a screenshot or a trailer to be found.

In fact, I’d nearly forgotten the game even existed. Until today. More →

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