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Sony plans to unlock PlayStation 5’s storage expansion later this year

There have been two kinds of waiting for Sony’s PlayStation 5. The first is getting your hands on one without paying the scalper fee and the second is being able to increase the console’s internal storage by slotting an m.2 drive in the expansion bay. For those in the latter club, the wait will soon […]

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Millions are flocking to Robinhood to trade cryptocurrencies

The big picture: Robinhood, the financial services company best known for offering commission-free trades of stocks and ETFs, added cryptocurrency to its platform nearly three years ago but it wasn’t until this year that the service really took off. The company this week revealed that it has welcomed more than six million new customers to […]

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Hot Wheels Unleashed arrives for PC and consoles this September

Italian games studio, Milestone Team, has revealed a new arcade racing game based on Mattel’s popular Hot Wheels toy brand. The title is set for release on September 30 for PC, last and current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as the Nintendo Switch. It’s been quite a while since we were treated to a […]

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Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS5 adds a Yuffie adventure DLC and graphical enhancements

Square Enix is adding an episode featuring Yuffie Kisaragi to the Final Fantasy VII remake, but it’s only for the PS5 version. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to FFVII, and the remake changed a lot, so I’m not sure how I feel about developers adding even more content. Sony’s State of […]

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Stanford researchers identify four key causes of “Zoom fatigue” and how to fix them

As millions of people discovered during 2020, working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The isolation and lack of human connection is real and as Stanford researchers have identified, video chat platforms aren’t a perfect alternative. Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab, recently looked into the […]

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The Framework Laptop is the latest attempt at a true modular laptop

In a sea of laptops that are becoming less upgradeable or repairable every year, a small company called Framework is trying to carve a new niche with a work laptop that offers a lot of customization options and is partially made of recycled aluminum and plastic. Here’s to hoping they decide to make a gaming […]

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System Shock remake arrives this summer, download the free demo now

It’s finally happening. After a whopping five years of occasionally-troubled development, System Shock’s first-ever remake finally has a proper, set-in-stone release window. The moody immersive sim will finally be arriving this summer — provided the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t delay development any further. Since this is a remake and not a remaster, everything from the gameplay, […]