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Metal Gear Survive Has One Last Beta This Weekend

Metal Gear Survive is having one last beta before its release next week. Konami has kicked off a second Metal Gear Survive beta, which is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and–for the first time–PC via Steam. The beta features three missions set across two maps, which can be played cooperatively with up to four players. […]

Ford Will Stop Making the Focus RS In April

Ford said Thursday it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 “Heritage Edition” cars to be sold in the U.K. Ford announced last year that the Focus RS would go out of production in 2018 but did not provide a timeframe. The “Heritage […]

McHale, McRaney Board Santa Clarita Diet Second Season

Joel McHale (Community), Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) and Gerald McRaney (Deadwood) have joined the cast of the second season of Netflix’s zombie comedy Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. In the new season, increasing number of murder victims needed to feed Sheila’s undead hunger is starting to get noticed in town. At the […]

Hasbro & Saban Join Forces On The Power Rangers

Ahead of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro and Saban have announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for the entire Power Rangers franchise. The announcement ends a twenty-five year partnership between the franchise and Bandai America, but the disappointment of both last year’s live-action film adaptation and its underwhelming accompanying merchandise sales […]

Verizon Has New Prepaid Pricing – Adds Travel Pass for $5

Verizon Wireless today changed up its prepaid service offerings by adding a new low-cost option and other features previously reserved for postpaid customers. Verizon Prepaid service now starts at $30 per month, which buys unlimited talk and text with 500 MB of data. Verizon Prepaid also offers 3 GB of data for $40 per month, 7 […]

Essential Products Adds a Halo Gray Version of the PH-1 with Alexa Just for Amazon

Essential Products today outed a fourth new color of its PH-1 Essential Phone that’s exclusive to Amazon. The Halo Gray version of the Essential Phone is available for preorder from Amazon.com for $449 starting today. In addition to the fresh coat of paint, this Amazon exclusive ships with the Alexa app preinstalled. It will ship starting February […]

Apple Prepping Fix for Message Bug that Crashes Devices

Apple says it has a patch in the works that will counter a bug causing iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even Macs to crash. The bug occurs when people receive a message with certain Indian language characters in apps including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. According to The Verge, Apple will push the patch “soon.” This […]

Qualcomm Still Finds Broadcom’s Bid Lacking

Qualcomm today said Broadcom’s acquisition offer simply isn’t good enough as currently proposed. The companies met earlier this week to go over some of the finer points of Broadcom’s $121 billion bid to purchase Qualcomm, and Qualcomm still came away leery that the deal won’t work out. To start, Broadcom reiterated that its offer of $82 […]

Nokia Weighing What Do With Its Digital Health Biz

Nokia announces it is weighing strategic options for its Digital Health business. Nokia acquired wearable-maker Withings in 2016 and used that as the basis of its Digital Health business, with is part of the Nokia Technologies group. The Digital Health unit is responsible for smartwatches, scales, and other digital health devices for both consumers and […]

Google Acquires IoT Firm Xivley

Google announced plans to acquire Xively, an internet-of-things provider, from LogMeIn. The company’s technology will be added to Google’s Cloud IoT Core unit, helping it with device management, messaging, and dashboard features. Google says its customers will reap the rewards of Xively’s flexible, secure platform as they bring IoT products based on Clout IoT Core […]

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