Nintendo speeds up the Switch eShop with an obvious fix

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When you go to buy a digital game on Nintendo’s Wii U or 3DS consoles, you only have to enter your payment information once. The systems store your credit card number so you can make your next purchase without having to type that string of digits in… Powered by WPeMatico

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Amazon quietly drops its free-shipping minimum back to $25

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Slowly but surely, Amazon is bringing its free-shipping-threshold back to amount we collectively remember it being. Now, in an apparent bid to undercut the likes of Walmart and Target, Jeff Bezos’ online-shopping juggernaut has dropped the cart total… Powered by WPeMatico

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What to expect at Microsoft's Build 2017 conference

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Microsoft’s Build conference isn’t just about giving developers the tools they need to write apps or create Windows-friendly hardware — it’s also Microsoft’s chance to outline its vision of the future. What software and devices will matter in the mo… Powered by WPeMatico

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Facebook's new AI aims to destroy the language barrier

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Is there anything AI can’t make better? Artificial intelligence can recognize musical genres better than humans, improve our running performance and may soon become standard issue for the mobile devices in our pockets. Facebook, in fact, has found so… Powered by WPeMatico

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Uber expands self-driving research to Canada amid US troubles

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Uber has just opened up a new office in Toronto, Canada dedicated to autonomous driving. This is the first Advanced Technologies Group operations to open outside of the US, though the main ATG hub is still in Pittsburgh, PA, where it started self-dri… Powered by WPeMatico

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Google makes it easier to read offline in Chrome on Android

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While apps like Pocket and Instapaper can help you read web pages on the go without a network connection, Google’s Chrome browser added the ability right into its Android app last December. Today, the company has tweaked the feature to make it a bit… Powered by WPeMatico

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Burger Clan and the weird history of awkward video game promos

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Executives at Burger King are convinced playing video games makes people really, really hungry. Like, debilitatingly hungry. So hungry, in fact, that they can’t take a few minutes to grab a snack, order a pizza or even look away from the screen. Th… Powered by WPeMatico

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'Sonic Riders' may have been (legally) plagiarized

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Sonic the Hedgehog is known for two things: going fast and his love of chili dogs. While the blue blur is returning to the fray in a pair of new games (made independently of each other, no less) this year, the ever-vigilant folks at Unseen64 have unc… Powered by WPeMatico

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Apple wants to sell iPhones out of an historic DC library

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Apple is no stranger to the challenges of opening stores in historic locations, such as New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Its latest shop may be its most ambitious yet, however. The company has unveiled plans to convert Washington, DC’s Carnegi… Powered by WPeMatico

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Netflix renews controversial '13 Reasons Why' for second season

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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has drawn plenty of attention, and not necessarily for good reasons. Critics, mental health experts and politicians have attacked it for its portrayals of suicide, bullying and sexual assault. However, Netflix is apparently w… Powered by WPeMatico

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