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Apple’s iPhone X will stand for ‘exclusive’

Today’s iPhone launch, coming a full decade after the release of the original iPhone, will feature a device quite similar to Apple’s first ever smartphone. The newest iPhone, whose name has already leaked out as iPhone X, will be like the original in … Why a $1000 iPhone Isn’t as Crazy as It SoundsTIME Samsung just tried to steal some of the iPhone X’s thunder, and it really didn’t workBGR Apple not expected to debut wireless chargers alongside iPhone X, buyers to rely on third-party accessoriesAppleInsider (press release) (blog)


Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

Apple is preparing to draw scores of eyes to Cupertino later today as it unboxes a clutch of new iPhones, including a new premium handset, called the iPhone X, slated to have a near bezel-less OLED display, a 3D face unlock feature and a $1,000+ price … Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders highest among Note seriesReuters Samsung expects foldable phone in 2018CNET Samsung wants to launch a foldable Galaxy Note in 2018Engadget .


New NES Classic Shipments Coming, Nintendo Says

Still bummed about missing out on the NES Classic Edition? Fret not, fellow retro gamers, because more opportunities are coming next year. Or in the words of Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.” In an apparent … Why is the NES Classic Edition coming back?Polygon Nintendo Just Confirmed the NES Classic Is Coming BackTIME Nintendo Bringing Back The NES Classic In 2018Kotaku .


Metroid: Samus Returns: The Kotaku Review

There was a time, so many years ago now, when it felt like we had too much Metroid. The simultaneous launch of Prime and Fusion in 2002, followed up with another one-two volley of Metroids two years later. “Slow down!” we cried. “We can’t keep up with … Metroid: Samus Returns review: a sci-fi classic is rebornThe Verge ‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ is harder than you rememberEngadget .


The Mercedes-AMG Project One is basically a road-legal F1 car

The car industry is currently going through a burst of exuberance that dwarfs even that of the early 1990s. You’d think sensitivities over pollution and climate change would have made the horsepower wars passe, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Ferrari’s Entry-Level Portofino Faces $2.5 Million MercedesBloomberg The Mercedes-AMG Project One is 1000 hp hybrid that can hit 217 mphFox News 1000bhp Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar revealed – with new videoAutocar .


Honda’s picture-perfect Urban EV concept car aims for 2019 production

This new concept from Honda, the Urban EV, looks like something most automakers would show off as a distant vision of what cars might look like in five or ten years’ time. Honda, however, says it’s targeting a launch of the vehicle in European markets … Honda Urban EV Is Classic, Stylish And Oh So Sweet – In Production For 2019InsideEVs Honda Urban EV Concept is a neo-retro hatch of awesomenessCNET Honda Urban EV Concept marks the return of retro designMotor Authority .


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds targets November launch for vaulting mechanics

“We are planning to test it for a longer period of time in early November.” Comments. Shares. As you probably noticed at the time, we dropped a host of exclusives at this year’s PC Gaming Show at E3. And yet one of the show’s most anticipated features … PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ latest patch brings foggy weather and a new townEurogamer.net Foggy Weather, New Rifle Coming To ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’Tom’s Hardware PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds new patch adds a new town and fogVideogamer.com .


Destiny 2 Servers Down Today For Scheduled Maintenance, Bungie Announces

Destiny 2’s servers will go offline today for four hours as part of scheduled maintenance. The process will begin at 7 AM PT/3 PM BST/12 AM AEST, when players will no longer be able to log into Destiny 2 or the first Destiny. Those that are already in … Destiny games going offline today for first weekly resetDestructoid Destiny 2 Servers DOWN: Bungie takes game offline for FOUR HOURSDaily Star Destiny 2 servers set to go offline for four hours todayMetro .


Facebook has pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content elsewhere.


Apple iPhone innovative? No, it’s Android that leads for world firsts, says Qualcomm

Qualcomm’s list of world firsts on Android sets out the technologies and the mobile devices that used them. Image: Qualcomm. Apple’s iphone event. New iPhones to kick off mainstreaming of augmented reality · iPhone X could face supply shortfalls · Live … Qualcomm claims Android always beats the iPhone to new featuresThe Verge Qualcomm demonstrates their Sleaziness by Posting a Press Release Downplaying any possible iPhone X …Patently Apple Qualcomm Fires a Shot at Apple on Eve of iPhone LaunchThurrott.com (blog)