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Dealmaster: Get a $25 gift card when you buy the latest Nintendo Switch
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a modest but notable deal on the Nintendo Switch, as Target is throwing a $25 store gift card in with the purchase of the console at its standard $300 MSRP. The deal applies to the full-fat Switch, not the more portable Switch…

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Blizzard calls off public event to promote Switch Overwatch launch
Further ReadingVideo: How (and why) Blizzard finally ported to SwitchBlizzard has canceled a planned event to promote tomorrow's launch of on the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo World's New York City retail location. Nintendo announced the cancellation in a Twitter post late last night, attributing the decision to Blizzard and apologizing for "any inconvenience this may cause.

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Garmin Venu review: Fitness expertise with many pixels left to fill
Smartwatches try to get us away from our smartphone screens, but ironically, a smartwatch's screen is one of the most important things about it. While plenty of materials have been used in smartwatch displays (including E-Ink, RIP Pebble), OLED and AMOLED panels have become ubiquitous on high-end wearables. But Garmin, maker of some of the most comprehensive fitness wearables available,…

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UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter
The third quarter of 2019 saw the UK's renewable generation pass that of fossil fuels for the first time, according to an analysis by the climate and energy policy group CarbonBrief. The shift is driven by the completion of several enormous offshore windfarms and has been accompanied by a near-elimination of coal on the UK grid.

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Meet the sequel to the Google Home Mini, the $50 Google Nest Mini
NEW YORK—Google's big hardware extravaganza is kicking off, and in addition to new phones and laptops, we're getting an update to the Google Home Mini. In line with Google's decision to demote Nest from a standalone Alphabet company to Google's smart home sub-brand, the Google Home Mini sequel is called the "Google Nest Mini.

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Nest Wi-Fi announced at Made by Google 2019 today
Google debuted their Nest Wi-Fi—replacement for the original Google Wi-Fi—today at Made by Google 2019. Details given were sparse, but the device appears to effectively be the original Google Wi-Fi hardware in an updated chassis—which Google hopes you'll find attractive enough not to hide away in a cabinet—with the addition of an onboard smart speaker.

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Google Pixel 4: 90Hz screen, next-gen Google Assistant, shipping Oct 24
NEW YORK— There really aren't many surprises left, but Google went through the motions today and unveiled the Pixel 4. The P4 is possibly the most-leaked smartphone of our lifetimes, with the previous record holder being the Pixel 3. Anyway, everything you've heard is true. The Pixel 4 is Google's first smartphone with a dual rear-camera setup, and the front…

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Russia wants to remove space robot’s legs, give it wheels, send it to the Moon
Back in mid-August, the Russian space corporation Roscosmos launched a humanoid robot to the International Space Station to determine the suitability of its Soyuz 2.1a rocket to handle a crew version of the Soyuz spacecraft. The robot, officially referred to as "Skybot F-850" but nicknamed "Fedor," spent about two weeks on the station.

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Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 4 (and friends) launch event starts at 10am ET/7am PT
It's that time of year again! Google's big hardware event kicks off Tuesday, October 15 at 10am Eastern, and we'll be there with full live coverage of the event. That starts with a liveblog, where we'll be covering everything announced at the show as it happens. This year should see a whole suite of Google products launch.