‘Gran Turismo Sport’ gets a release date, gameplay trailer

Gran Turismo Sport, the next major release in the popular Gran Turismo racing franchise, will be released on November 15 in North America and Japan.Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the news earlier today in a post on the official PlayStation blog.Sony and Polyphony Digital first unveiled the game at the annual Paris Games Week trade show last October. At the time, the two stressed that this was not Gran Turismo 7 but rather, a completely new game that’ll be more

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Our favorite affordable phone, the Moto G, gets three new models

The Moto G has remained a favorite among budget buyers, combining high-end performance and features with great build quality and a wallet-friendly price. Today the company is releasing not one but three different models as part of its fourth generation Moto G lineup: The Moto G, Moto G Plus and Moto G Play.On the outside the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus look mostly the same, with a rounded metal frame and rubber back cover for a nice grip. Spec-wise

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Microsoft selling feature phone business as Nokia plans a comeback through licensing

Microsoft has announced it is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and the newly-established Finnish company HMD Global for $350 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016 and will see around 4,500 employees leave the company.Nokia marked the end of an era when it closed the sale of its devices and services division to Microsoft back in 2014. The once dominant mobile phone player

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Chromebook shipments outpaced Apple’s Mac for the first time

The first Chromebooks were unveiled at Google’s annual I/O developer conference way back in 2011. At that time, netbooks were starting to decline in popularity so naturally, many people saw Chromebooks as the next netbook – or in other words, a trendy, budget notebook that’d probably only stick around for a couple of years.As it turns out, those people (myself included) were wrong.Chromebooks have stood the test of time and are more popular now than ever. In fact, during the

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This 3D printed, electric motorcycle weighs just 77 pounds

What happens when an aerospace specialist like Airbus subsidiary APWorks takes its expertise and creates something besides spaceship engines? You get the Light Rider, a jaw-dropping, 3D printed electric motorcycle that tips the scales at just 35 kilograms, or roughly 77 pounds.The Light Rider bypasses the typical motorcycle tube construction, instead utilizing bionic algorithms that define its organic frame structure and provide what the company describes as superb stiffness and optimal use of material.APWorks CEO Joachim Zettler said the complex

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Every ‘World of Warcraft’ expansion is now free

World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is now entirely free and comes as part of the base game.A Reddit member noticed the other day that the expansion was no longer being offered for sale and surmised that it was now part of the base game. Shortly after, a Blizzard customer service rep confirmed the news.What that means is that all of the content from the first five expansions – The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm,

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Take-Two’s financial report better than expected, reveals Rockstar will announce new games “soon”

Game publisher Take-Two Interactive may not have released a huge number of major titles last year, but the company still posted better-than-expected earnings results, thanks to the continuing success of Grand Theft Auto V and the launch of XCOM 2. The report also revealed that developer Rockstar Games was working on some new projects.For the fiscal year 2016, Take-Two’s GAAP (generally accepted accounting practices) net revenue was $1.414 billion, an increase of 31 percent from the previous year. In the

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TeslaCrypt developers shut down shop, release master decryption key

Ransomware that holds your computer hostage until a fee has been paid to unlock it is pretty evil as far as nefarious code goes. Apparently, the group behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware came to that same conclusion as they’ve shut down the project and released the master decryption key.As Bleeping Computer explains, an analyst at security firm ESET noticed over the past few weeks that the developers of TeslaCrypt had slowly been closing their doors. Simultaneously, some distributors have been moving

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Google experiments with removing backspace nav shortcut in Chrome

It’s happened to many of us: you’re filling out a long form and hit the backspace thinking you’ll delete a character but actually navigate back and lose all your work. Google wants to save you the frustration in an upcoming release of Chrome that removes the ability to go “back” with the backspace key altogether. Specifically, the tweak will arrive with version 52 of the browser sometime in July, but is currently available in the “Developer” release.On a Chrome Code

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The opening ceremony at the 2020 Olympics may feature a man-made meteor shower

Hosting the Olympic Games is a rare honor that’s bestowed upon the luckiest of nations. Athletes from around the globe travel to compete in the games every two years and with the entire world watching, it’s no surprise that host nations pull out all the stops in terms of showmanship.Tokyo will serve as the host nation for the 2020 Olympic Games and they certainly want to impress. According to reports, a company by the name of Star-ALE is bidding for

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