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The mini SNES Classic launches in September for $80

Nintendo has revealed details for the SNES Classic. The standalone mini console will feature 21 games, including Super Mario World, Earthbound, Super Mario Kart, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to...
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Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses...
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Facebook celebrates Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary with a magical Easter egg

Today is the official 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise. The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (later retitled "the Sorcerer’s Stone" in America), was released 20...
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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-exclusive, offering first year of unlimited service for $1

Virgin Mobile USA announced today that it will offer an iPhone-exclusive cellular plan that offers unlimited data, text, and calls for $50 a month. The partnership with Apple marks Virgin as the...
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SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the second Falcon 9 rocket in roughly 48 hours — giving SpaceX two wins in its "weekend doubleheader." The nearly back-to-back launches are a show of...
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Nintendo curated the perfect selection of games for the SNES Classic

When Nintendo released the NES Classic last year, it came bundled with a surprisingly robust collection of 30 games. They ran the gamut from classics like the original Super Mario Bros. trilogy to...
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Don’t forget to tune into the OnePlus live launch (Paid Content)

This is gonna be big...
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Zillow is threatening to sue a blogger for using its photos for parody

McMansion Hell is a Tumblr blog that highlights the absurdity of giant real estate properties and the ridiculous staging and photography that are omnipresent in their sales listings. The blog,...
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The hot dog-identifying app from HBO’s Silicon Valley is now available on Android

Earlier in this season of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Erlich and Jian-Yang of the fictional SeeFood startup launched an app that could identify hot dogs. Put a hot dog in front of it, and it’ll say...
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AMD launches broad Epyc server processor line with up to 32 cores per chip | VentureBeat | Business | by Dean Takahashi

Advanced Micro Devices is aiming for a comeback in servers with the launch today of its Epyc processors for the data center.
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Sharing an iPhone screenshot is about to get way better with iOS 11

Apple’s iOS 11 public beta begins today, and it brings with it a huge number of improvements and changes. While there are UI tweaks, feature additions, drag and drop, and lots of improvements for...
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Amazon UK opens preorders for SNES Classic

Nintendo’s SNES Classic, which comes with a more vibrant console and controller color scheme in Europe, is now up for preorder on Amazon’s UK storefront. The page, which says the product is sold by...
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Netflix’s Girlboss canceled after one season

Girlboss, Netflix’s recent series about the rise of controversial Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s online clothing empire, has been canceled after only one season. The series debuted in April, e...
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Chicago's new Apple store has a MacBook Air for a roof

The roof on the new flagship Apple store in downtown Chicago looks just like a MacBook Air.
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Finally, there's a parental control app that won’t cause a family feud

The unGlue app is taking the fighting out of parental control on screen time.
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Turn your dog into a disco ball with this light up vest

The Disco Dog is a smartphone-controlled LED light vest that can keep your dog safe in the dark and also light up the party.
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The ending of the new Transformers movie is, at the very least, consistent

Michael Bay’s Transformers movies have a certain familiarity. The Autobots and Decepticons — the long-standing rivals in this toy-ad-turned-mega-franchise about transforming alien robots — beat the...
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The Mini Cooper S Countryman is the ultimate ‘90s gadget

The Sony Walkman of cars
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Massdrop is selling Sennheiser’s HD 650 again for $250, half its usual price

Last year, Massdrop — a crowd-shopping website that is known to specialize in some great headphones — released a limited run of the Sennheiser HD 6XX, a rebranded version of Sennheiser’s legendary...
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Watch the return of the internet’s weirdest genre: flopping rubber bodies

Rubber humans are my favorite kind of non-living entity. They possess all the physical joy of the human form and none of the existential baggage! And when lumped together, they become something...
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Big discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Steam summer sale, and more tech deals

This week we already mentioned several big sales, including another T-Mobile BOGO deal for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Steam’s annual summer sale on popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) PC gaming...
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Apple's AirPods are winning with the critics that matter

In classic Apple fashion, the AirPod wireless earphones were launched with a generous heaping of hyperbole last year. The universal headphone jack was, according to Apple, out of date, and it was...
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Automotive accessory startup Pearl is shutting down

Automotive startup Pearl is shutting down just one year after coming out of stealth mode, a source has confirmed to The Verge. The small company’s first (and now only) product was a $500 wireless...
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Tesla may launch its own music streaming service because, well, why not

Tesla is reportedly interested in creating a music streaming service for its cars.
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Facebook has a rainbow Pride reaction, but not everyone gets to use it

Facebook unveiled a rainbow reaction for Pride, but users in countries with anti-LGBTQ regimes aren't seeing it.
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Facebook’s plan for original TV is coming together

Big budgets, big plans
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Yves Béhar designed a headband to help you sleep

A startup called Rythm has announced Dreem, a device designed by Yves Béhar that will supposedly help you sleep better. The very sleek device uses white noise via bone conduction to help you get to...
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'Gender champions' in rural Kenya work with new hotline to protect women and girls

"Gender champions" and a new mobile hotline in rural Kenya can protect Kenyan women and girls from gender-based violence.
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ViewSonic’s new 240Hz gaming monitor may be future-proof

ViewSonic has announced the XG2530, a 25-inch 240Hz gaming monitor, according to 144HzMonitors. The 1080p monitor features a TN panel with a 1ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, FreeSync...
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Sega launches free retro game collection for iPhone and Android

Sega is bringing some of its best retro games to your smartphone. Today the company announced a new service called Sega Forever, which is essentially a lineup of classic games from the company that...
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Watch a GIF of every successful — and failed — SpaceX Falcon 9 landing attempt

SpaceX has been successfully landing its Falcon 9 rockets for more than a year now. It’s a goal that CEO Elon Musk has talked about since founding the company 15 years ago, and yet it still feels...
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Instagram is still clobbering Snapchat, and it's worse than we thought

Instagram's Stories now see 250 million daily active users and it looks like it's hurting Snapchat worse than we thought.
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Monster Hunter World could finally be the series’s breakout global hit

Ryozo Tsujimoto didn’t set out to create a Monster Hunter game aimed at Western audiences. It’s more like he stumbled upon the idea. Four years ago, Tsujimoto, who serves as producer on the...
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NASA's Mars rover is really good at laser-blasting rocks without human input

For the last year, the Curiosity rover has been studying the surface of Mars with more independence than ever before, saving human time and energy. The partly autonomous exploration is also helping...
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Divers use custom Snapchat Spectacles to explore deep underwater

Snapchat Spectacles attached to dive masks allow people to document the ocean floor.
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Anki’s Cozmo robot now has a visual programming mode to teach kids to code

Cozmo was supposed to be the new face of robotics for Anki, previously known for its collection of connected toy cars. After Cozmo’s launch last October, the company offered SDKs for research...
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Baby survives Grenfell, or not: Facebook’s fake news problem continues apace

What is Facebook doing about the fake story about a baby being rescued 12 days after the Grenfell fire?
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Is Uber the MySpace of ride-hailing companies?

Uber's future is in question now that Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO. Farhad Manjoo and JP Mangalindan join MashTalk, Mashable's weekly podcast.
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No one is building the smart speaker we actually want

The perfect smart speaker for the home is easy to describe, and completely elusive. Ask Verge readers for what they wanted in an Echo or HomePod, and the majority would likely land on more or less...
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Nintendo’s SNES Classic has a confusingly named Final Fantasy game

Nintendo’s SNES Classic announcement this morning means 21 stellar retro games are coming back in a mini-console bundle this September. The list includes some obvious favorites, like The Legend of...
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