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Review: ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Fixes The Original’s Biggest Flaw

Mario Kart 8 has been around for the past couple of years on the Wii U, and now it’s out on the Nintendo Switch. It’s basically the same game all over again with a few new twists and turns. It’s not as exciting as a brand new Mario Kart game, but it’s … Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch: If it ain’t broke, just tweak itArs Technica Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review: Switch GearsShacknews Is Fire Hopping Gone in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?YouTube .

Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice

Smart home hubs are continuing to evolve, and Google just added a pretty important feature to its own hub, the Google Home. Previously, Home linked up only to the account of whoever set it up first. Now, the device will be able to handle multiple … Google Home can now tell users apart just by their voiceArs Technica Google Home Solved One Of It’s Major Problems: It Recognizes Different SpeakersForbes Google Home gets an edge on Alexa with multi-user supportCNET .

Battery of benchmark tests prove US Galaxy S8 is inferior to global model

Are you upset that Samsung has no plans to release its upgraded Galaxy S8 with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM in the United States? Well, prepare to get even angrier, because everything we suspected about the US version of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 … Sprint Celebrating Galaxy S8 Launch With Two-for-One DealAndroid Headlines iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8: 5 Things to Know Before You BuyGotta Be Mobile Samsung’s brand has largely bounced back from Note 7 debacleCNET .

Rick and Morty in VR is just as silly, and nearly as squishy, as on TV

Shooting Gromflomites, an alien race of robots — er, bureaucrats — in Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy Labs/Adult Swim Games. I somehow went into my demo of Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality last week without realizing that the studio … Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality | Available Now | Adult Swim GamesYouTube Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality on SteamSteam .

Publishers fear fallout of Google-backed ad blocker

Publishers are responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Google is reportedly launching an ad blocker for Chrome with official cheer but private skepticism and fear. Officially — and on the record — publishers are genuflecting at the altar of … Europe’s competition cop says she’ll monitor Google’s ad-blocking effortsRecode Google’s Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good ThingGizmodo Google may build ad-blocking into ChromePCWorld .

Warhammer 40000: Dawn Of War III Review

Dawn of War III is a game at odds with itself. Matches start with a lot of momentum and expand quickly before settling into a soft balance for long stretches. Careful control of elite warriors on the front line is essential, but so is constantly … Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 Review in Progress – Single-PlayerIGN Dawn of War 3 review in progressPC Gamer Review: Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War IIIDestructoid .

Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually

To date, predicting when Microsoft would roll out new feature upgrades to Windows 10 and Office has been a guessing game for IT pros. But starting this September, that situation should become more predictable. win10twiceyearupdates.jpg. Microsoft is … Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and SeptemberThe Verge Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update planInfoWorld Microsoft commits to a permament schedule for new Windows 10, Office updatesPCWorld .

Amazon Offers ‘Lex’ Chatbot Platform to Devs

Makers of smartphone apps and other software now have access to the language processing capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing them to take advantage of all that Alexa has learned after years of talking to customers via Amazon’s own … Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developersTechCrunch Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech | ReutersReuters Amazon Lex – Build Conversation Bots – Amazon Web ServicesAmazon Web Services .