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This Just Cause 4 Easter egg takes on a classic music video - Polygon
Just Cause 4 borrows from one of the best music videos of the MTV generation for another fantastic Easter egg. Prepare to have A-Ha’s “Take On Me” in your head for the rest of the day after watching Rico Rodriguez recreate the classic clip in the action game.
https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/7/181311...


Destiny 2 Scourge of the Past World's First Raid Controversy Surfaces - Game Rant
World's First has been confirmed for the Scourge of the Past raid, but a controversy has developed with some calling into question the legitimacy of the Destiny 2 feat.
https://gamerant.com/destiny-2-world-fir...


Alexa's one-way intercom feature arrives on Fire TV Cube - Engadget
You may never again need to yell at your family to get to the lounge for movie night.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/07/alex...


Instead of making a new phone, Essential has bought a defunct email app - The Verge
Essential has acquired CloudMagic, pairing the struggling smartphone maker with the company behind the shut-down email app Newton. It’s a weird convergence of two underdogs, but makes some amount of sense when you look at what’s supposed to be next for Essent…
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/7/18130...


Apple scoops up CEO of Mango Health, a start-up that helps people keep track of their medications - CNBC
Apple's health team has hired Jason Oberfest, the longtime CEO of Mango Health.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/07/apple-hi...


Smart Reply is coming to Hangouts Chat to wreak havoc on your workplace culture - The Verge
Google is bringing its Smart Reply feature to Hangouts Chat for G Suite. The feature is similar to Smart Reply in Gmail, and uses machine learning to propose three different replies to conversations happening in Chat. It’s rolling out now.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/7/18130...


Path Of Exile's side-quest overhauling Betrayal expansion is out now - Rock Paper Shotgun
Path Of Exile's Betrayal league is live - a huge update, introducing a new Shadow Of Mordor-inspired assassination web, plus overhauling side-quests in general.
http://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/clas...


Record every moment on-the-go with the $30 Polaroid Cube Act II HD Action Cam - Android Central
This tiny action camera can record in 720p and 1080p and is now over $40 off its average price for the first time ever.
https://www.androidcentral.com/thrifter-...


Epic's New PC Game Store Is Making Waves Even Without A Ton Of Games - Kotaku
Epic Games’ new digital storefront went live last night during the Game Awards and it already has an exclusive to call its own: Hades, the latest game from the developers of Bastion and Pyre at Supergiant Games. It’s one of the reasons to give the store, whic…
https://kotaku.com/epics-new-pc-game-sto...


Magic the Gathering Is Ready to Do Business in Esports, Wizards VP Says - The Esports Observer
There is some debate among fans and gaming historians about when the current era of esports began. Some say everything changed with the rise of League of Legends . Others would say that the StarCraft  boom in South Korea really kicked things off. Another grou…
https://esportsobserver.com/wizards-vp-e...


Apple just released a new product that goes under your sheets and tracks your sleep — and it reveals a major strategy for the iPhone giant - Business Insider
Beddit fits well into Apple's new focus on health and wellness tracking. Apple's main product to break into health is the Apple Watch, but it requires nightly charging, making it poorly-suited for sleep tracking.
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-se...


Review: Is the 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 an Affordable Noctilux or No Luck? - PetaPixel
Is it too good to be true? A cheap M mount lens that goes all the way to f/1.1? Does the $369 7artisans 50mm f/1.1 lens belongs in the bargain bin or on
https://petapixel.com/2018/12/07/review-...


More Edge/Chromium info comes to light – will support Chrome extensions, more on PWAs - OnMSFT
We're still digesting the implications of Microsoft's momentous decision to move Edge from its proprietary browser engine, EdgeHTML, to the open source Chromium. While this is indeed a huge change, the devil is in the details, especially with EdgeHTML being s…
https://www.onmsft.com/news/more-edge-ch...


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