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26% off Portal Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-pack) - Coverage for Homes up to 6,000 sq. ft., Gigabit Speed - Deal Alert

PORTAL uses patented technologies that steers your devices to exclusive fast channels that avoid speed-sucking range-crushing congestion. The result is consistently fast reliable internet, lag-free gaming and smooth ultraHD video...

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Alienware 13 Gaming Notebooks Discounted Up To $169 For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Alienware’s first 13-inch VR gaming laptop features up to 7th Gen Intel Quad Core H- Class processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics. For a limited time various configurations have been discounted up to $169 with free...

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War of the Worlds Episode 4: VR gloves, Samsung's ongoing battery problems, Snapchat TV, and more

Our fearless editors face off on tough tech topics.

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Save $50 on the PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Bundle - Deal Alert

The bundle includes a new slim 500GB PlayStation 4 system, and a matching DualShock 4 Wireless Controller. The bundle is discounted 17%, so you can buy it for $250 instead of $300.

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You can download Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iOS and Android today

Nintendo's latest mobile game is a freemium version of the popular console game, Fire Emblem.

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Super Mario Run gets an easy mode, pulls in the big bucks for Nintendo

Nintendo says easy mode will be "pressure free" so you can explore the levels without dying over and over—perfect for kids and casual gameplay.

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17% off SteelSeries Nimbus Gaming Controller, Play New Minecraft Apple TV Edition - Deal Alert

Minecraft is now on Apple TV. This Bluetooth gaming controller gives you full control. Also works for games on your Mac or other iOS devices. Its list price is currently reduced 17%.

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Super Mario Run appears in the Play Store with a 'pre-register' button

Click one button and be notified when Mario's first mobile game is ready for your Android device.

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Nintendo plans to release 2 or 3 mobile games a year after Super Mario Run's success

Nintendo looks to build on the success of Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go with a steady stream of smartphone releases.

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PlayStation Vue launches on Android TV, with Windows and Mac support on deck

Android TV users can now get PlayStation Vue on their device of choice.

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The best Google Cardboard VR apps

Games, concerts, and other immersive virtual reality experiences—and many are available for free.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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Pokemon Go update now warns you not to play and drive, debuts 'Nearby Pokemon' test

You can finally change up your username, while iOS players again get to use battery saver mode.

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Best Pokemon Go phone ever? We think we just created it

It's just a design exercise, but we think we've landed on the best possible hardware experience for Pokémon Go.

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Nintendo's hotly anticipated Pokémon Go Plus wearable delayed until September

Nintendo says the Pokémon Go Plus wearable won't hit its original July release time frame.

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The best Pokémon Go map grabs data directly from the Pokémon Go servers

Pokévision may be the best Pokémon Go map, as it apparently taps the Niantic API itself to provide a real-time feed of what Pokémon are spawning in Pokémon Go, and exactly where.

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T-Mobile offers free Pokémon Go data for a year, but not everyone is happy about it

T-Mobile wants some of that sweet, sweet Pokémon Go marketing opportunity so it came up with free giveaways.

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Pokemon Go: 8 essential comfort, safety and happiness tips

Here's what you need to know to ensure a safe, pleasurable experience while you're out catching pocket monsters.

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