#140 Team Rocket Is Coming To Pokemon Go

After waiting for basically eons at this point, signs are pointing to Team Rocket finally making an appearance in Pokemon Go!

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#94 Notch Gets Scrubbed

Microsoft just introduced a snapshot that essentially removes all references of Notch from the splash screen and I couldn’t be happier.

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#83 Stardew Valley Blasts Into The eSports Scene

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#75 What’s Coming To CES 2019?

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CES 2019 Is Coming—Here’s What to Expect

The glittery ball has dropped, New Year’s resolutions have been made, and that means it’s time for the world’s biggest tech companies, startups, journalists, and random celebrities to swarm upon Las Vegas for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. It’s a weeklong showcase of every gadget you could ever dream of, spread out across a sprawling convention center and glitzy casinos. Robots, wacky VR headsets, smart mattresses, TVs, AI-powered appliances, self-driving vehicles, and even some zany concepts that will shape consumer tech in the years to come—this is where tech companies come to show the world what they’ve got in store.

‘Hitman: Absolution’ and ‘Blood Money’ remasters arrive January 11th

Following the success of Hitman and Hitman 2, Warner Bros. and IO Interactive are looking to strike while enthusiasm is high by releasing a remastered collection of older games in the series. The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection includes Hitman: Absolution and Hitman: Blood Money, and it will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on January 11th for $60. There’s no word as yet on a PC release date, however.

First Look At New “Mad Box” Gaming Console’s Design Revealed

Earlier this week, Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell announced his company was developing the Mad Box, a new standalone video game console to rival the PlayStation and Xbox. Bell has now revealed a few more details about the mysterious platform, including how an early version of it looks.

AMAZON SAYS 100 MILLION ALEXA DEVICES HAVE BEEN SOLD — WHAT’S NEXT?

More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold. That’s the all-too-rare actual number that Amazon’s SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed to me earlier this week. That’s not to say Amazon has finally decided to be completely transparent about device sales, however. While the company claims it outstripped its most optimistic expectations for the Echo Dot during the holiday season, Limp wouldn’t give a number for that. Instead, Limp says, Amazon is sold out of Dots through January, despite “pushing pallets of Echo Dots onto 747s and getting them from Hong Kong to here as quickly as we possibly could.”

GIVE YOURSELF TO THE DARK (MODE) SIDE

This article, like most of the internet, is presented to you via black text on a white background. Depending on what time of day it is, and how long you have been staring at an obnoxiously bright screen, you might find the experience of reading it a bit … aggravating. Perhaps even exhausting. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords, Starting With Windows 10

The next version of Windows 10 will support passwordless Microsoft accounts. Microsoft will just text a code to your phone number when you sign in. It’s all part of Microsoft’s stated goal: “a world without passwords.”

Is this Xiaomi’s folding smartphone?

A video claiming to show a folding phone from Xiaomi has been leaked by Evan Blass. In the clip, what appears to be a tablet-sized device can be seen being used to access Google Maps, before both sides are folded backwards to give it the form-factor of a compact (but likely thick) smartphone.

The world’s oldest esports team is gaming their way to longer lives

At a row of computers, the team sits, ultrafocused, fingers flying over their keyboards. The video game “Counter-Strike” plays out on their monitors as they communicate over headsets, engaged in a fierce competition at Moscow’s IgroMir Expo, Russia’s largest computer and video game convention. But this is not your average group of gamers. The slogan on their black jackets reads “We’ve got time to kill.” With an average age of 67, the Silver Snipers from Stockholm, Sweden, are the oldest esports team in the world.

D-Link’s New 5G Wifi Router Could Let You Say Goodbye to Cable Internet Forever

Unless you spent 2018 living in a cave (which would be 100 percent justified given the political climate) you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz around the new 5G wireless networks coming online. They not only promise faster internet speeds for mobile devices but wireless internet that’s actually fast enough to completely replace the wired broadband you use at home. With D-Link’s new 5G NR router, all you need is electricity and a SIM card to say goodbye to cable forever.

Epic brings back ’14 Days of Fortnite’ event – Full info

Epic Games is bringing back the ’14 Days of Fortnite’ event to correct the wrong ending date. On January 2, Epic Games announced that they would be compensating players with the Equalizer Glider as long as they completed one of the 14 challenges apart of ’14 Days of Fortnite’. Two days later on January 4, they decided to allow all players the chance to complete every ’14 Days of Fortnite’ challenge.

 

 

#13 9 Out Of 10 People Are Ready For A Robot Boss

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Over 9 out of 10 people are ready to take orders from robots

AI is already convincing employees to throw out their human counterpart and replace it with a robot, toting more productivity and improved customer experience, among other things.

Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

After a scary July 2018 update, many are recommending that we just turn off Automatic Updates till they fix the bugs!

Australian teen stole 90 gigabytes of private data from Apple servers

In hopes of being employed by Apple, a young teen has decided to hack his beloved company but is now pleading guilty to the charges…

The World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop Has A Puzzling Design Choice

Looking for a pretty cool looking gaming laptop? This one has you covered with all the specs any geek would drool over along with customizable RGB lighting. Take a look!

The E-Sports Industry Is Growing — Now Web Infrastructure Needs to Keep Up

Can the eSports industry keep up with the times or will it be left in the dust as technology advances?

Celebi Is Headed To Pokémon GO For All Players Next Week

Now’s your shot at the latest catch dropping into the game starting next week!

Halo: Infinite Is Halo 6, Microsoft Says

Halo: Infinite will take place after the events of Halo 5: Guardians. More details to follow…

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#5 The Grenade Blast Heard ‘Round The World

The grenade blast heard ’round the world and more on today’s episode of the Latest in Tech News Podcast…

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Vine and Musical.ly Are Gone – Is Oevo the Next Short-Video Platform?

Oevo is the latest short video app to hit the web. With big names like Jason Nash, Scotty Sire, Nicholas Megalis and more joining the platform as well as $100 daily giveaway competitions it may be the first app to stay! Will it stand the test of time?

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You can now buy the AirSelfie2 drone because taking selfies yourself is so old-fashioned

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “My arms are just too short to take a totally rad selfie.” Well, why not have a drone do it? The previously announced AirSelfie2 drone aircraft is available for purchase. Never again will you need to stretch your arm to the limit to get those Insta-likes.

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PUBG’s first global tournament was a success – until one grenade blew it apart

PUBG certainly made a blast with their eSports debut World Championship, but was it the one destined for failure?

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