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American Gadget News for 11 Dec 2017

DIY Bed Bug Treatment AttemptBed bugs--the blood-sucking, chitinous nightmares which serve as the clearest proof that if there is a divine creator behind the universe, it hates us--were once nearly eradicated from the U.S. But in... recent years they've come back worse than ever, beefed up from decades of exposure to insecticides and helped along by...
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Android Wear Oreo: whichThere might be hope for Android Wear smartwatches yet. It hasn't been a year since Android Wear 2.0, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, came out (which should have actually rolled out late last year) and... now a new major update is coming to Google's smartwatch family. Well, semi-major. It's no Android Wear 3.0 but the update does bring the Android …
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Australia Hits WorstAustralia's finally done it! A new NDEVR Environmental analysis shows Australia has never been emitting more greenhouse gas when unreliable estimates for land use-related emissions are excluded, the... Guardian reported on Sunday. Over the past year, Australia released an estimated 138.78 metric tons of carbon dioxide...
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Google Maps will soon makeGoogle Maps and Waze, both owned by Google, have changed the way many of us travel. Their usefulness, however, has so far been best experienced by those walking or driving themselves. Commuters,... sadly, aren't as lucky. That will change soon, according to TechCrunch,with an update that will make Maps a bit more commuter-friendly, with bus stop notifications and even notifications …
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Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensorSamsung had a nearly perfect 2017 if not for one nitpick. It obstinately placed the rear fingerprint scanner in an inconvenient and odd location. Granted, that flaw wasn't as bad as exploding phones,... but it, unfortunately, marred the Galaxy S8's and Galaxy Note 8's image. Samsung has apparently learned its lesson and will be putting the sensor dead center. At …
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Bitcoin goes mainstream withThere must have been a great deal of confusion, apprehension, and even ridicule in ancient times when people moved from directly trading goods to the abstraction of wealth we call "money". We might... now be entering such times again with the birth and growth of cryptocurrency, specifically bitcoin. Although already nearly a decade old, bitcoin has yet to be taken …
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Mod gives Google's Home MiniFor many, Google's Home Mini speaker has one key disadvantage over Amazon's Echo Dot: there's no line-out jack. If you want more powerful sound without buying a higher-priced model, you have to stream... to a Chromecast-equipped speaker system. However,...
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'Evil Within 2' trial givesFree trials (aka demos) are good ways to get a feel for a game before you buy, but they could be particularly helpful for The Evil Within 2. How are you going to wrap your head around Shinji Mikami's... surreal survival horror game based on second-hand...
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Let's Talk About Tonight'sWell, it was a mid-season finale. The Walking Dead likes to save its major events for premieres and finales. So although we knew the Negan/Rick conflict wasn't even close to over, and--hmm? What? You... just want to talk about that last-minute shocker? Yeah, okay.
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'Street Fighter' anthologyThe original Street Fighter turned 30 this year, and Capcom is marking it in style... if a little late. It's releasing a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection in May 2018 that not only bundles... many of the pre-3D titles (ranging from the first g...
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Street Fighter 30thSome games have almost become synonymous with the genres they represent. First person shooters have Doom, JRPGs have Final Fantasy, and MMOs have WoW. When it comes to arcade fighting games, there is... probably no name that rings louder than Street Fighter. The franchise is celebrating 30 years of existence, and what better way to memorialize that than by gathering …
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OnePlus 5T needs an update toThe OnePlus 5T is defined by its cinematic 18:9 screen, but don't expect to get the full effect while you're watching your favorite streaming service... at least, not yet. Owners have learned that the... 5T and its OnePlus 5 ancestor can't play Netflix...
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'MechWarrior 5' will revolvePiranha Games is starting to open up on what MechWarrior 5: Mercernaries will entail after a year of teasing, and it's good news if you don't always want to play alone. The robot battler should launch... in December 2018 with co-op play as a central fe...
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The First Look at the Sense8Sense8 is a special show, dedicated in a way almost no other modern television series has been to the inter-connectivity shared between people across countless differences. It has always had, at its... core, an exceptional warmth. It's no surprise, then, that the first sneak peek at the upcoming finale special is...
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New 'Ready Player One' trailerThe initial trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One focused on the virtual world of OASIS, and for understandable reasons: it's a visual showcase for a crucial part of the story.... However, Warner Bros. wants to remind you that re...
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