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Nintendo investigating problems with Switch’s left Joy-Con controller

Ever since the Switch launched, gamers have been reporting a specific and unusual problem with the console. Its Joy-Con controllers — the diminutive handheld devices that detach from the tablet when it’s docked and attach to its sides for handheld ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild really struggles on the Wii U [UDPATE]

Updated on March 8th at 4pm ET: After spending countless hours exploring Breath of the Wild’s map, we’ve run into numerous points of interest that cause the frame rate to fall dramatically with the Wii U version of the game. ...

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We can’t see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week. Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive ...

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Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

For years, Cloudflare has provided a variety of services, including content delivery, DNS, and protection from DDoS attacks. Its services are widely used by many different companies and websites, though it’s also been criticized for serving as an enabler to ...

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Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater

Scientists around the world are working to improve renewable energy as we continue to confront the challenges of climate change. It might take time for solar or wind to reach the point they can sustain the needs of humanity, but ...

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ET deals roundup: Save big on a Dell XPS tower, VPN services, and more for Presidents’ Day

Need a new PC? Maybe you’re looking for an HDTV. Good news, there’s loads of superb sales happening across the web to celebrate Presidents’ Day! From eye tracking to motion-sensing lights to online courses, you’re bound to find something here ...

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Earth’s crust bears the scars of bombardment by shattered cores of failed planets

Isn’t it funny how often things “everyone knows” turn out to be just part of the story? This might be stretching the definition of “everyone” a little bit, but bear with me: It’s been scientific consensus that much of the ...

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Researchers claim they compressed hydrogen into a metallic state

Researchers have been chasing the dream of metallic hydrogen for decades, ever since the material was first theorized by Princeton University scientists Eugene Wigner and Hillard Bell Huntington in 1935. If it exists, metallic hydrogen could fundamentally transform the way ...

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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sued Qualcomm today, alleging that the mobile chip giant owes it at least a billion dollars in unpaid rebates and agreements. Apple further states that Qualcomm “attempted to extort Apple into changing its responses and providing false information to ...

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