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GAMES

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Witness: The Mad Max game runs well on PCs

The PC version of Mad Max is all shiny and chrome, optimized to Gastown and back.

Google fights wearable war on Apple's turf

​Google is bringing the war to Apple’s home turf after announcing its Wear smartwatch platform will work with Apple’s iPhones.

Samsung's Gear S2 will take on Apple's Watch

Almost a year and a half has elapsed since Samsung unveiled its previous smartwatch range. The time has been invested in the Gear S2 and S2 classic, smartwatches mature in design, software and usability.

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PayPal launches PayPal.me, a person-to-person payment service

PayPal.me is the company's answer to all the new person-to-person payment services.

GAMES

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Steam's selling all four Mad Max movies alongside new Mad Max game

Avalanche's new game isn't the only Mad Max title coming to Steam today: All four movies did, too.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an 'industry first,' but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

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Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services.

SOFTWARE

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Windows 10 usage off to a fast start, Edge not so much

Microsoft’s new operating system has a stronger launch than Windows 7, but Edge usage is trending in the wrong direction.

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Instagram updates private photo messaging to be more like Snapchat

Instagram Direct, the app's private messaging feature, now lets users reply back and forth using photos.

COMPONENTS

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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

“It’s the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.