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Hisense releases a dramatically cheaper 80-inch laser TV

Was Hisense’s $9,999, 100-inch laser TV just a tad out of your budget? Then you might be happy to hear that the company has announced a new 80-inch version that costs just 19,999 yuan, or roughly $3,140. If that’s still not quite affordable, at least isn’t in the realm of …

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No Man’s Sky is finally getting multiplayer in July

No Man’s Sky’s next major update is coming in July, and it’s bringing a much-anticipated feature to the game: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games announced the release date for No Man’s Sky NEXT, which is described as the biggest update to the game yet, and it will also see No …

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Xbox Adaptive Controller first look: A new, necessary gamepad

Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller. The Elite wasn’t designed to help people with disabilities play video games — in fact, it was built for hardcore players who wanted more mapping options by adding rear paddle buttons, …

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Google exec explains why its phone-calling AI won’t be evil

For the 7,000 people in the audience for Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) I/O keynote last week, the Google Duplex demo was a mind-fryer. CEO Sundar Pichai had said to his phone, “OK Google, book me a haircut appointment on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and noon.” And then, silently and invisibly (to …

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How to use Google Pay

Recently, Google has been busy updating the Google Pay app to support desktops, on top of its well-known mobile support. Nowadays, Google Pay is supported at most major markets, gas stations, and department stores. Google Pay is a digital wallet and online payment system, developed by Google for phones, watches, …

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How a cartoonist makes digital art

There’s a ton of tools for digital art on the market — tablets, styluses, drawing apps — but it can be hard to make sense of it all if you’re just starting to explore all the options available. When I first started drawing comics for my college newspaper, I had …

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