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Survival horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is finally coming to PS4

Don’t mistake Amnesia: The Dark Descent for just another YouTube-friendly horror game. Amnesia is one of the decade’s essential video games, a reimagining of the horror genre. Played from a first-person perspective, the goal isn’t to kill hordes of baddies, but simply to progress through a mysterious castle, avoid contact …

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Facebook now lets you poll your friends for local recommendations

Facebook is revamping portions of its mobile app and website to make it easier to get recommendations from friends and interact directly with businesses, without leaving the social network. The central changes can be found in the company’s Pages and Events tools, which both help Facebook act as a social …

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The Google phone is almost as good as the iPhone

If you want to know what I do for a living, the answer is I fret. I spend my summers swapping Android phones every week, never finding one that does everything I need quite as well as I want it to. Then the iPhone comes along in the fall, acting …

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Google Pixel XL review: An excellent phone with one flaw

For years, Google has been keen to stay on the sidelines of the smartphone wars, leaving Samsung and other Android handset makers to do the dirty work of fighting Apple and its iPhone. But now the search giant is diving head-first into the fray with its new Pixel and Pixel …

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The new Fitbits are smarter, better-looking, and more well-rounded

Fitbit (FIT), the biggest maker of fitness trackers, has just introduced two new models, and they’re pretty great. We’ve come a long way since “fitness tracker” meant “step counter.” The new Fitbit Charge 2 ($150) and Flex 2 ($100) still count your steps each day, of course. But now they also …

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