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AMD Slam-Dunks Intel at Computex and It's a Good Thing
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Like a lot of folks, I’m a tad sick of Intel. Last month we learned of its second big security scandal in as many years. Once again, the company not only neglected to disclose the problems in a timely way but also lacked a plan to recall the failed parts. Once again, buyers likely will […]

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Oculus Quest review: Facebook's new VR headset is the best thing I've tried this year     – CNET
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Mobility makes this the Nintendo Switch of VR. And it’s coming May 21.

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First teaser for new Swamp Thing TV series brings on the straight-up horror
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Swamp Thing teaser trailer. DC Universe has dropped the first teaser for its forthcoming TV adaption of Swamp Thing, and tonally it feels more like a horror film than your standard comic superhero fare. And that makes sense, given that one of the executive producers is Aquaman director James Wan, who brought us The Conjuring and […]

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AR in Harry Potter Game Is Next Best Thing to Real Magic
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Niantic last week offered a few members of the gaming press a chance to take in the magic of its upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite augmented reality game. The game, which is being developed as part of a joint effort with WB Games San Francisco under the Portkey Games label, promises to build on Niantic’s […]

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First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts
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Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe). (credit: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr) There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances, would be an obscure academic backwater need legal defense. Non-scientists have convinced themselves so thoroughly that these experts […]

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The new Razer Phone 2 tries again to make the 120Hz gamer phone a thing
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Razer Razer has announced the second iteration of its gaming-focused Razer Phone. Called the Razer Phone 2, the device improves the camera, adds wireless charging, and bumps up the specs across the board compared to its predecessor. The main draw is still its screen. The 5.7-inch LCD display has a 2560×1440-pixel resolution, HDR support (HDR-10), 645 […]

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The first Android phone was an ugly thing, and I loved it     – CNET
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Looking back on my contrarian T-Mobile G1, the anti-iPhone, a decade later.

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Who Goes There?: The Thing returns to the tabletop
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Enlarge / The boardgame for the book is better crowd? (credit: Charlie Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Few moments linger in my brain like a particular scene in John Carpenter’s movie The Thing. In the cold of an Antarctic night, […]

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Why that Solo: A Star Wars Story cameo is the best thing in the movie     – CNET
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Spoilers: Wait, isn’t he dead?!

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