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How do you spell that word? The most-Googled by state

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a three-day, nationally televised event in which more than 500 kids compete with one another to spell increasingly hard English words. The last stage, however, occurs in two parts. One Alabama student - Erin Howard of Huntsville - is among the 41 finalists . Some words are easier to spell than others. Read More »

Dell reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows 10 device

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Winfuture .de reports that it's seen documents detailing a Windows 10 on Arm Dell device codenamed "Januss", a two-screen machine the computer maker has been working on for the past year. Regardless, the rumours have inspired some quite interesting design concepts. Is a laptop/smartphone hybrid device as depicted in the renders above interest you? The form-factor and exact dimensions of the device are not yet known, so either a phone or tablet-style device is fair game at this point. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Odyssey officially announced by Ubisoft

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From the look of the helmet featured on the keyring as well as the logo, it seems like we're heading to ancient Greece for the next instalment in the multi-million selling stabby actioner. At this time, it's unclear which manufacturer has marketing rights to the game. Nearly every mainline game in the franchise has been prematurely revealed through merchandise, gameplay images or the like. Read More »

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is now available

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According to Capcom, Cody will sport a move set similar to his prior appearances in the series, but with slight alterations to match his - and these are Capcom's words - new spiffy style. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection also comes with an in-depth Museum Mode with never before seen concept art, early design documents, cancelled games, a music player, interactive timeline and more. Read More »

California Senate defies AT&T, votes for strict net neutrality rules

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If the bill succeeds, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown would then have 30 days to sign or veto it. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. "Yesterday, the Trump Administration's repeal of net neutrality went into effect, leaving people all across our country vulnerable to internet access manipulation by corporations looking to benefit shareholders and bottom lines". Read More »

Fallout 76 might be an online survival RPG like DayZ

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Kotaku's Jason Schreier , meanwhile, clarified that the insider knowledge he has on Fallout 76 suggests that the game is inspired by Rust , DayZ , ARK and others, taking elements like the base-building already present in Fallout 4 and co-op, within the framework of "a unique multiplayer RPG". Read More »

Qualcomm launches a new chip specifically for standalone AR and VR devices

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The XR1 platform has already caught the interest of some OEMs, including Meta, VIVE, Vuzix, and Picoare which have signed up to use the system. "As technology evolves and consumer demand grows, we envision XR devices playing a wider variety of roles in consumers' and workers' daily lives", said Alex Katouzian, senior vice-president and general manager of the mobile business unit at Qualcomm, in a press statement. Read More »

Telegram says Apple blocked global updates after Russian ban

The Register has contacted Apple for comment and asked Telegram when the last attempt was made to update the app and why it has taken until now to announce the problem. Durov has said that Russian Federation accounts for just 7 per cent of the Telegram user base, and claims Apple has nevertheless "restricted" updates for users around the world since mid-April. Read More »

Bethesda Teasing Fallout Announcement - Fallout 4

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Given the publisher's treatment of Skyrim in recent years it wouldn't be a surprise if they started porting Fallout 4 to every imaginable console. The safest bet is a Fallout 3 remaster. Fallout 3 and New Vegas are the two remaster possibilities, especially as fans have been calling for a makeover of the latter for a long time. Read More »

Apple could put OLED displays in all 2019 iPhones

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Even with two OLED models next year, that means Apple will need to raise the overall price tag and face the risks of selling fewer iPhones , he said. However, later on in January, it was revealed that Apple was in talks with Japan Display (JDI) in order to manufacture "Full Active" LCD panels for the budget category iPhone. Read More »

Audi e-tron to Receive Virtual Exterior Mirrors

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With a typical usage profile this set-up increases the range by around 35 kilometers (21.7 mi) per battery charge in the WLTP cycle. To achieve a drag coefficient of 0.28, the Audi claims to have developed a wide range of aerodynamics measures in all body areas. Read More »

Xiaomi’s new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X

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The screen-to-body ratio touches almost 90 percent but more accurately, it comes in at 88.5 percent, with the brightness of the display going up as high as 600 nits. Here's the full list of Xiaomi smartphones that will receive the new UI update. There's no word yet on their availability, and the pricing for the headset is also now missing. Read More »

Samsung reported to skip in-display fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 9

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The Korean smartphone manufacturer will not delay the update for Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge by too much, it will closely follow the update of Note 8 by nearly two weeks. "A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi". Read More »

Atari VCS Pre-Orders Available Through Indiegogo Today, Campaign Easily Surpasses Goal

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There are two Atari VCS models now available for pre-order, with the standard Onyx version taking orders at $199, and a classier Day One Collector's Edition (with a genuine wood front) coming in at $299. Above: Atari's classic joystick prototype for the Atari VCS . We also know that that VCS will provide universal peripheral support through Bluetooth and USB, and anyone who buys one will be able to immediately access 100 classic arcade and 2600 games through the Atari Vault . Read More »

Star Citizen's Legatus Pack Costs $27000

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To even view the Legatus Pack store page, you need to have already spent $1,000 on Star Citizen . Fortune reached out to Roberts Space Industries, Star Citizen's developer, for comment, but did not receive an immediate response. Despite an initial projection for a 2014 release, Star Citizen's debut was pushed back a number of times and is now only available in alpha testing phase. Read More »

XCOM 2, Trials Fusion lead PlayStation Plus lineup for June

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As for Vita, you'll be getting two games that I don't really know much about. They will be available to download starting from June 5th. While most strategy enthusiasts have likely already played XCOM 2 , this is a great opportunity for those few holdouts to check it out. Read More »

Got WiFi? The FBI would like you to reboot your router

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The U.S. Department of Justice points the finger at the so-called Sofacy Group, also known as A.P.T 28 and Fancy Bear - hackers who operate under the guidance of Russia's military intelligence agency . NBC News reports Talos , the security branch of Cisco, discovered routers made by Linksys , MikroTik , Netgear and TP-Link are some, but not all, of the router brands known to be at risk. Read More »

HP launches smaller, more powerful Omen 15 laptop - Laptop

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You can choose from a six-core Core i7-8750H or a four-core Core i5-8300H CPU. As for graphics support, users will have the options of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max Q GPU, there will also be the option of GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 which will be available at cheaper rates. Read More »

Google's Project Fi adds three new phones to its lineup

For those unfamiliar with Project Fi , it's a network that actually consists of multiple networks. The first is the Moto G6 . Starting at the low-end, the Moto G6 is an excellent little device. Under the hood LG has installed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 2TB. Read More »

Plex Media Center Now Supports Podcasts

Better yet, Podcasts is available to all users, paid and free, and there is no need to set up a Plex Media Server for them. The new update also introduces a new customizable interface for the app's home screen. Once you find a podcast you're interested in, you can add it to your personal collection and from there it behaves just like any other TV show you would add to your collection. Read More »

School shooting video game removed after backlash

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The game, set to be released next month, lets players choose between taking the role of a SWAT Team member trying to stop an ongoing school shooting, or the role of the shooter themselves. According to Variety , the Active Shooter game had originally been posted on Steam with a disclaimer that read , "Please do not take any of this seriously". Read More »

Walmart Are At It Again, Team Sonic Racing Leaks

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Team Sonic Racing is being developed by Sumo Digital, well-known for their fantastic racing titles. However, where those games pulled in characters from across Sega's lineup of games (plus a cameo from Ralph of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph and Danica Patrick of the Indy Car series - and those god-awful GoDaddy commercials) Team Sonic Racing is strictly about Sega's spikiest mascot and his friends. Read More »

Bethesda hints at new Fallout game

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The full reveal trailer can be viewed below, with no release date known at the time of writing. With Bethesda initially teasing that a new game was on the way back in March, to a chorus of poo-poo's I suspected that it might have been a new Fallout title. Read More »

PUBG creator is suing Epic Games over Fortnite

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Let us know in the comments section below! Since its release, PUBG's gameplay has remained relatively the same. Starting with absolutely nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the only one alive. PUBG had peaked at 3.3 million players just before that. According to The Korea Times , the suit was originally filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court in Korea. Read More »

Motorola G5S Plus gets updated to Android 8.1

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The news means that the phone will have a newer version of Android (for now) than the new Moto G6 series. As of now, the Motorola One is unofficially confirmed to launch in the U.S. The Chinese brand delivered news of the update via its support portal (thanks to Android Authority reader David for spotting this), adding that the update also includes the June 2018 security update. Read More »

New PS4 Limited Edition Blue Console For Days Of Play

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Sony is releasing a limited edition PlayStation 4 and reducing prices on games and peripherals for their Days of Play promotion next month. The console and controller are blue, featuring iconic PlayStation details in gold in several places. Read More »

No LCD iPhone next year and beyond

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The Cupertino, Calif. -based tech giant has chose to adopt pricier OLED screens for all three of its iPhone models in 2019, according to a report . Appleinsider previously reported that Apple was negotiating with Samsung Electronics Co.to reduce the costs of OLED panels after deciding to use the technology in two of its three new models set to be launched later this year. Read More »

Remember Atari's Ted Dabney by replaying classic games

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Herman relayed the news to his Facebook followers on Saturday. Ted Dabney, the cofounder of Atari, has passed away after he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2017, Eurogamer reported . However, in 1973, despite the incredible success of Pong , Dabney left Atari, selling his entire stake in the company to Bushnell for reasons that have varied over the years. Read More »

Miami Street is a racing game and it is Andromeda ready!

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It will run on PCs and foldable devices powered by Microsoft's Windows 10. Only a PC version is now available, but Windows Central reports that the app package metadata also contains references to Andromeda OS , thought to be the operating system of an unreleased "Andromeda" device, otherwise known by tech pundits and enthusiasts as the " Surface Phone ". Read More »

'Mega Man 11' trailer reveals release date, new mechanics

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A freshly redesigned Mega Man takes on Dr. In addition to a look at some of the upcoming game's levels and bosses, the trailer also reveals the game's release date: October 2. The double gear system is fairly straightforward, but it alters the classic Mega Man formula in some pretty big ways. Today Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 will arrive on October 2 , 2018. Read More »