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After announcing plans to phase out the Battle.net name for its online gaming service, Blizzard has had a change of heart. The name will now live on, as it revealed new 'Blizzard Battle.net' branding. Read more...

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While the Galaxy Note8 will headline Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event, the company will also unveil a new waterproof fitness wearable dubbed the Gear Fit2 Pro, with support for iOS and Android. Read more...

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Discord has shut down several servers and accounts associated with white supremacist ideologies on its client following an alleged call for violence in relation to the Charlottesville protests. Read more...

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DreamHost has been working with the DOJ over the past several months and now things have come to a head. In an attempt to protect the privacy of its clients, the web host will now head to court. Read more...

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Intel today revealed the codename for the 9th generation of its Core series of processors, 'Ice Lake', and that the microachitecture will be based on a 10nm+ process following a die shrink. Read more...

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Although smart locks offer a wide range of conveniences, there is the off chance that something can go wrong since it's a connected device. This seems to be the case for around 500 locked out users. Read more...

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Uber drivers in the UK will now be able to receive tips. The feature has been long sought after and will help drivers who don't earn much money. A new fee for making drivers wait is new too. Read more...

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Facebook has started another rollout of its Marketplace feature to 17 more European countries. Once the rollout is complete, everyone in Northen and Western Europe will have access to Marketplace. Read more...

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The world's richest man has finally joined Instagram. But if you were expecting images and video of opulence, you're dead wrong. Instead, Bill Gates will be sharing his philanthropic efforts. Read more...

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It was a little over a month ago when Pandora officially announced that co-founder Tim Westergren would be stepping down as CEO. Now, the firm has appointed Roger Lynch, former CEO of Sling TV. Read more...

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Mozilla has (finally) made 64-bit Firefox the default for users running a 64-bit edition of Windows. The switch has taken several years its arrival should help bump up security and reduce crashes. Read more...

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ZTE is back at it again offering up an affordable handset, set to arrive to retail starting on August 28. The smartphone will have a 6-inch display, a 16MP and 2MP rear camera, and more. Read more...

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Video streaming has barely had any countermeasures for buffering but, it seems that MIT CSAIL's 'Pensieve' system might be able to fix that. It applies neural networks to adjust the stream's quality. Read more...

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The spin-off of 1984's BattleTech recently smashed its Kickstarter goal and was scheduled for release this year, but the developer announced that it will move the release date ahead. Read more...

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Ubuntu 17.10 will arrive with the GNOME desktop set to default. It looks as though Canonical has begun working on a new dock project to keep Ubuntu familiar to existing users that have used Unity. Read more...

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In a recent note to investors, Bernstein analysts noted that Apple could be in danger of losing a golden goose if Google becomes confident enough to believe Apple wouldn't jump to Bing. Read more...

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Last month, Microsoft updated its Surface Pro 4 - but a bad driver, not mentioned in its documentation, broke Windows Hello on those devices. Now, it's rolled out more updates with no release notes. Read more...

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Andy Rubin's Essential is now valued at over a billion dollars thanks to a new investment. Although the firm has yet to ship its handset, it is expected to announce more information on August 25. Read more...

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After a week of users complaining that they couldn't sync their Band 2 smartwatches, Microsoft says it's finally issuing a fix for its discontinued wearable device, and it appreciates your patience. Read more...

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A week after the fifth builds were released, Apple has seeded new betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. Apps got new builds too, like Swift Playgrounds 2 and Classroom 2.1. Read more...

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If you wanted to customize your Nintendo Switch while purchasing it, Nintendo of Japan might have the answer for you. The firm is allowing mixing and matching of Joy-Con and Joy-Con straps. Read more...

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GOG is giving away the side-scrolling survival game Deadlight: Directors Cut by Tequila Works for free. The game takes place in a zombie apocalyptic world, where combat can mean a quick death. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced that it will launch two new Azure regions in Australia in the first half of 2018, bringing the worldwide total to 42, which it says is "more than any other cloud provider". Read more...

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LG is continuing to slowly unveil new features in its upcoming V30 handset, this time showing off user experience changes. The LG V30 will be announced in all its glory on August 31. Read more...

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The encryption-focused file storage and sharing service has just announced a series of additions to its Business plan, additions meant to help users with data control, as well as ease of use. Read more...

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