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SNES Classic sure sounds like a limited edition item, according to Nintendo

But whereas we can count the number of times we actually plugged last year's NES Classic Mini into our TV before sticking it on a shelf at home, the same thing isn't going to happen again with this new machine. Shortly after the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition was announced , the internet got ahead of itself, and a bunch of people ( us included ) speculated about what sorts of fun a Super Nintendo version of the mini, fully-loaded retro console could bring.

Snap rival Instagram Stories' growth weighs on shares

However, unlike Snapchat, Instagram had vast troves of previous users to provide them with a new experience. "We think Stories is also another format that not only consumers but advertisers use", she said. Snapchat added " world lenses " that appear to be three-dimensional when added in photos or videos on the app. Instagram has 700 million users worldwide , a statistic the company released in April noting the last 100 million users joined more quickly than ever.

Minecraft Introduces Cross-Platform Play In Next Major Update

These cross-platform capabilities are happening because the Switch and Xbox One versions of Minecraft are being converted to Bedrock Engine which is a software foundation that powers Windows 10 , VR and Pocket Editions. Its Minecraft but not as we know it and it looks simply stunning in the way that only Minecraft can. The game began its journey in 2009 as an alpha version.

The Crew 2 is motorsports-themed, has airplanes and powerboats

Pretty much anything with an engine is going to race in The Crew 2 . Even better, Ubisoft is now taking applications for beta access, and all the necessary information can be found over at the official Crew 2 website. There's also talk of different factions of racers, four in all, with unique HQs for players to meet in. You'll visit each group's headquarters, where you'll be able to acquire new rides and customize them.

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

They include new seventh-generation Intel " Kaby Lake " processors , and the 27-inch version also gets a raised memory ceiling of 64GB. The existing iMacs will now have up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors , Thunderbolt 3, more storage options and brighter Retina displays .

Apple takes the iMac Pro with Xeons and Radeon Vega graphics

It's not the most exciting of updates, with Apple instead touting reworked Mail and Photos apps and improvements to Safari, including autoplay blocking and intelligent tracking protection. The monitors themselves are getting a big boost, with a 500 nit upgrade in brightness, making them 43 percent brighter than its predecessors and more than a billion colors.

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products.

Microsoft reveals Dell and Asus Windows Mixed Reality headsets

The release date is scheduled for August 2017. Earlier this month, at Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference, HP and Acer opened pre-orders for their new Windows Mixed Reality dev kits , quickly followed by 3Glasses . Once again, the styling is overall similar to the others, but with a white color scheme sets it apart. Microsoft says that the headset will be available by the holiday.

ASUS debuts first Ryzen-based gaming notebook

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) provided more details about its new high-end Ryzen desktop processor at Computex today, including demonstrations of some desktop systems from its OEM partners powered by the new chip. Above: AMD's Ryzen Threadripper debuts this summer for high-end PCs and game machines. However, AMD showed working Vega consumer silicon running Prey and confirmed that the GPU will launch at the end of July 2017 at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles.

North Korea says ballistic missile test successful

Tensions have heightened between Washington and Pyongyang in recent months amid growing concerns about North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs. "(The Chinese) have the lay of the land and so we're going to keep the pressure on China, but we're going to continue to work with them in any way that they think is best, and I think that we'll decide this week on what that looks like", Haley told reporters.

Graco to recall 25000 child car seats

Graco traced the problem to a single batch of webbing. No injuries have been reported as a result of the defect, the company said. A notice on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website said the restraints of the vehicle seats may tear during a auto accident.

UN is no help with North Korea

Nonetheless, North Korea is pressing ahead with its nuclear and missile-development program, holding another ballistic missile test on Sunday - one that experts said could be a new type of missile. North Korea is also stepping up diplomatic actions to seek support and understanding from other countries over its missile launch. BEIJING , May 19 (Reuters) - China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a "normal track", President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged ...

Takata air bag settlement delivers $553M to consumers for economic losses

In yesterday's settlement agreement, which still requires court approval, Toyota will pay US$278.5 million, BMW US$131 million, Subaru US$68.3 million and Mazda US$75.8 million. The goal of the settlement is to increase recall remedy rates for cars fitted with the inflators. Auto makers will also reimburse some expenses such as for transportation, storing or towing charges, child-care bills and lost wages during vehicle repairs.

Khloe Kardashian asks, "What the hell does Kylie Jenner do all day?"

Unable to believe that it is possible to transform so dramatically across such a small space of time, the internet has provided us with an alternative set of facts when it comes to Kylie Jenner's chameleonic appearance: she died and was replaced by a completely different human.

Moving Stocks: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

The institutional investor owned 10,738 shares of the network equipment provider's stock after buying an additional 1,530 shares during the period. "Cisco holds leading share of the firewall market and its end-to-end portfolio is unmatched by peers", said Faucette.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test, vows sanctions

While the outside world condemns North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, inside the country, state media say the weapons are needed to defend against a perceived threat from the United States and South Korea. The missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said. South Korea has said it was unaware of what North Korea was referring to, while the Central Intelligence Agency and the White House declined to comment on the May 6 ...

Latest North Korean Launch Involves Liquid Fuel Single-Stage Missile

South Korea's military said it could not yet verify the North's claims, but Pyongyang seems to have yet to master missile technology for "atmospheric reentry", a key element in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). North Korea says Sunday's launch was of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Kim was quoted as warning the USA that if it ever "awkwardly attempts to provoke" his country, it will face the "biggest ...

China Pledges $124 Billion for Silk Road Plan, Says Everyone Welcome

China was basking in praise on Monday for its new Silk Road even as some countries raised concerns over the project seen as boosting Beijing's global clout on trade and geopolitics. "We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy", Xi said. China will launch 100 "happy home" projects, 100 poverty alleviation projects and 100 health care and rehabilitation projects in countries along the Belt and Road .

Honor 8 Lite and Pro India Release Date, Price, and Specs expectations

This black color variant is also launching in India at a price of Rs. 17 ,999. Color options include Blue and Black - in India, the latter will be available at launch, while the former will be made available at a later date. In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. The front side of the phone has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling.

Tuanzebe delighted to make Man United debut

Mourinho said their cramped schedule, which includes a possible two further Europa League fixtures, meant United must win the tournament to qualify for next season's Champions League. So to have that record of winning so many matches and not losing in so many matches, is something that's not normal. I'm happy for Danny as well. I was back doing what I like the most, and I'm really excited about being able to help the team as much as I can in the final sprint.

Motorola reportedly working on a tablet with 'Productivity Mode'

However, Android Police suggests that this tablet will be on the larger size, probably a 9-10 inch device. Unfortunately, the source didn't provide any information on the device's other specifications like processor, storage or RAM. However, they do believe it's possible that some models may feature cellular connectivity. "Productivity Mode" allows users to quickly "Switch between apps by tapping the app icon in the navigation bar".

'Black Ops 3 Zombies Chronicles' Official With 8 Remastered Maps This Month

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may be last year's model (technically the model before last year's model), but the recent announcement of Call of Duty: WWII hasn't stopped the DLC train. "Experience the remastered zombie collection and experience the undead story first on PS4", it adds. According to Amazon in a reply to Gamepur , the DLC will be releasing in late June.

New Far Cry Announcement Possibly Teased By Ubisoft

Fans think this is something Far Cry 3-related, and with the popularity of the Vaas Montenegro character, as well as the success Michael Mando has found with Better Call Saul, that isn't a bad shout. Something is definitely going on here, and now we know that it has to do with Far Cry 3. Primal actually reused the Far Cry 4 map and some players accused Ubisoft of just making a prehistoric reskin of Far Cry 4, also calling the game a Stone Age mod of its predecessor.

Nintendo eyes sale of 10 mn Switch consoles in year to March

The New 2DS XL has huge screens for enhancing visuals. The handheld console will be compatible with all 3DS games, but as the name suggests it will run them in 2D. According to Nintendo, its new 2DS device will be available in a black/turquoise color, and will have the same size screen as the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

Google Home's Assistant now knows 5 million recipes, will help you cook

From there, you pick a favorite from the results and select "Send to Google Home". It'll know you're cooking and move forward with the recipe regardless of whatever else you ask it between steps. Google has provided step-by-step instructions for getting started along with a few sample projects, and has also established a dedicated Google+ developer community.

Apple is working on a debit card and Venmo competitor

Much like Venmo and its competitors, Apple's new service would enable iPhone users to transfer money to each other quickly using their mobile phones. It looks like Apple Pay is getting a major upgrade this year. Apple Pay launched in October 2014 in an attempt to capture a chunk of that business.

Moto Z2 Play render reveals another thin phone and camera bump

While the phone can't be seen from all angles in this single image, what can be seen is a familiar design to the old Moto Z Play albeit with a few refinements and touch ups to the style. In addition to Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus and the entry range represented by Moto C, one of the lines of smartphones that will receive a fresh air will be the family of Moto Z devices.

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

This would allow it to end its reliance on mining "one day". But the task won't be easy, something that Apple has admitted. In addition, the source also reveals that Apple is now testing a new type of screen that will give the new iPhone model a look that covers most of the front portion of the device.

Microsoft's authenticator is now all you need to log in

Aside from a basic to-do list , there wasn't anything remarkable about the leaks, save for the feature that lets the app input to-do suggestions. Of course since this is a Microsoft product, you have integration with other Office 365 software and apps.

Hillary Clinton spied on her own campaign staff

She told Trump that she was committed to country's success and "that means your success as president". "Mr President, ' she said softly". Clinton called Trump to concede defeat shortly after a previous phone conversation with Obama. According to the book, she also said that she knew she had "let her country down" and that her loss had " shattered " Obama's legacy. According to the authors, if Clinton carried the blame on her own shoulders that night, it didn't take long, in the aftermath ...