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Best Buy is piloting the service in three states, currently.

Best Buy is piloting the service in three states, currently.

Filed under:Piloting first in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and OklahomaBest Buy is that would provide exclusive perks, including concierge-style tech support and exclusive pricing. The subscription service, which will cost $200 a year or $180 if you have a Best Buy credit card, bears similarities with Amazon’s Prime subscription as Best Buy looks to expand its services outside the sale of consumer tech products.The new membership, called , grants members access to a slew of benefits, including free standard shipping, unlimited Geek Squad technical support, exclusive member pricing, and a 60-day...

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Rocket League is coming to Android and iOS with a spinoff called Sideswipe

Rocket League is coming to Android and iOS with a spinoff called Sideswipe

Filed under:Launching later this yearIf you have been looking to play Rocket League on the go but don’t own a Nintendo Switch, Psyonix’s massively popular vehicular soccer game is . The developer announced a new free-to-play version called Sideswipe that will arrive on iOS and Android later this year.Rocket League Sideswipe looks to be largely the same as the main version of Rocket League, but it will bring a new perspective that accommodates mobile devices. According to the , players will compete in two-minute 1v1 or 2v2 matches. Another big change to Sideswipe is a switch to touch...

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HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million

HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million

Filed under:The acquisition means HP owns the HyperX brandHP has announced that it is for $425 million. The purchase will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessory market.This transaction will result in HP buying the HyperX brand from Kingston, the current owner, but HP notes in the announcement post that “Kingston will retain the DRAM, flash, and SSD products for gamers and enthusiasts.”HP has been making strides to for the last several years under the Omen brand, but it has not gained much traction compared to competitors such as Corsair, Logitech, and Razer.HP told The Verge that...

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OtterBox’s new gaming accessories include a clip designed for Xbox controllers

OtterBox’s new gaming accessories include a clip designed for Xbox controllers

Filed under:Preorders start on January 25thIf you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our .As part of OtterBox’s CES 2021 announcements, the consumer electronics company announced the first line of products under its gaming portfolio, releasing in mid-February with preorders beginning on January 25th. As part of a partnership with Xbox, OtterBox has created a new gaming accessories line aimed at mobile gamers. This includes a mobile gaming clip designed for the Xbox One, Series X / S, and the Elite wireless controllers.OtterBox’s Mobile Gaming Clip costs...

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Netflix is experimentally giving an entire country two days of Netflix for free

Netflix is experimentally giving an entire country two days of Netflix for free

Filed under:Netflix is testing the event in India firstNetflix is planning a two-day “event” that will allow non-subscribers in India to stream the company’s library without a subscription plan.The move follows news that Netflix has ended free trial periods, choosing instead to focus on other marketing promotions to try and amass new subscribers. Netflix’s chief operating officer Greg Peters confirmed the promo on the company’s third quarter earnings call, calling it “StreamFest,” and that it’s just for India for now. Peters believes that something like StreamFest “could really create an...

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The Oculus Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go games, says John Carmack

The Oculus Quest 2 will not support Oculus Go games, says John Carmack

Filed under:The original Oculus Quest had this featureIf you bought a new Oculus Quest 2 with the hopes of experiencing games from the now-discontinued Oculus Go, I have bad news: the company has decided not to include support for Go titles on the Quest 2, Oculus’ consulting CTO John CarmackWhen the Oculus Quest 2 launched three days ago, there was no feature on the UI that allowed users to access Go apps and games, something the original Quest headset featured. Carmack did not go into much detail on why support was not added other than “[he] totally lost the internal debate over backwards...

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Wikipedia is getting its first desktop redesign in 10 years

Wikipedia is getting its first desktop redesign in 10 years

Filed under:The entire redesign should be complete by the end of 2021Wikipedia has been an integral part of web culture for nearly twenty years, letting users browse its millions of text-heavy, crowd-sourced encyclopedia entries from their computer, tablet, or phone. Now, the overall look of Wikipedia on desktop is getting a makeover for the first time in a decade to make the site more approachable for new users.You can browse all the proposed new features in , and there are some animated GIFs to show you what they might look like. Personally, I really like how the new table of contents...

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Dr Disrespect is writing a memoir, and here’s hoping for mullet tips

Dr Disrespect is writing a memoir, and here’s hoping for mullet tips

Filed under:It’ll come out on March 30th, 2021Surely you know Dr Disrespect: the mustached, mullet-wearing streamer who also happens to be the “most famous, dominant gamer in the history of the world.” Perhaps you also want to know how he grew his sick mullet and stache? Well, soon you can: he’s writing a memoir.will arrive on March 30th, 2021. The book is said to include thoughts from Doc about what it’s like being the greatest gamer in history, while also sharing “never-before-told stories” about his career as a streamer. Most importantly, Doc will finally have the opportunity to tell us...

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The US will pay up to $10 million if you can ID a foreign election hacker

The US will pay up to $10 million if you can ID a foreign election hacker

Filed under:Do you have any information?The 2020 US presidential election , and in an effort to prevent the foreign election interference , the US Department of State announced today that it’s offering for any information that can identify someone who’s been meddling in a US election.Specifically, the State Department is offering the reward for “information leading to the identification or location of any person who works with or for a foreign government for the purpose of interfering with U.S. elections through certain illegal cyber activities.”Foreign interference is reportedly already...

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Google is now making it easier to find Black-owned businesses

Google is now making it easier to find Black-owned businesses

Filed under:Google added a similar feature for businesses that were “Women-Led”Google is launching a new tool that allows businesses to identify themselves as Black-owned through the company’s Maps and Search listings. The new feature is part of the company’s pledge to support the Black community with “initiatives and product ideas that support long-term solutions.”When searching for a business through Google.com or Google Maps, you’ll now be able to see a new badge to represent Black-owned businesses — it’s a black heart over an orange three-striped background, like the one you can see in...

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