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The Xbox One X Review: Unboxing and tearing it down

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This is the Xbox One X. A full review is coming, but until then, here are some pics of the outside and inside of unassuming gaming machine. The case is passe and boring. Inside are the chips and bits of the most powerful gaming console to date and they look great. Read More

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The Patriots wanted to keep Jimmy Garoppolo and give him a huge raise, but he no longer wanted to back up Tom Brady

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Maddie Meyer/GettyThe New England Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.The trade came as a surprise as the Patriots reportedly viewed Garoppolo as their future franchise quarterback.The Patriots tried to convince Garoppolo to re-sign with them this coming offseason, but he wanted to get the chance to start for another team, not play behind Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots made the stunning decision on Monday to trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 second-round pick.The deal came as a surprise as the Patriots had reportedly viewed Garoppolo as their future franchise quarterback and wanted him to eventually take over when Tom Brady retires.According to The MMQB's Albert Breer, that sentiment never changed for the Patriots — instead it was Garoppolo who was ready to move on.Breer reported that the Patriots "put potential solutions in front of Garoppolo" in hopes of convincing him to stay before becoming a free agent …

Nintendo: Switch Will Beat Wii U Lifetime Sales in Just 1 Year

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Nintendo's Switch is blowing the doors off every distributor in town. Nintendo now expects the console to sell more units than the Wii U in its first year of operation.The post Nintendo: Switch Will Beat Wii U Lifetime Sales in Just 1 Year appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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The iPhone X is smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, but it's actually the largest iPhone screen Apple has ever made (AAPL)

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Hollis JohnsonThe iPhone model with the largest screen is the iPhone X, which has a 5.8-inch screen measured on the diagonal.But the iPhone X is smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, despite having a larger screen. 
Should you buy an iPhone X?It's a tricky question if you're in the market — the iPhone X is pricey, starting at $999, and Apple's other phones like the iPhone 8 are just as fast. But there's one big reason why the iPhone X may make Apple's other iPhones seem old and outdated: its screen.The iPhone X actually features Apple's biggest phone display, measuring 5.8-inches on the diagonal, which is even bigger than the display on Apple's largest iPhone, the iPhone 8 Plus, which measures at 5.5-inches. It turns out that the iPhone X has the largest iPhone screen that Apple's ever made.But because the iPhone X has a design that stretches the display from corner to corner — except for the sensor housing at the top — the overall size of the iPhone X is sma…

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Chipotle is giving away $3 burritos on Halloween — here's how to get one (CMG)

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Hollis JohnsonChipotle is giving away $3 burritos to customers who show up in costume. The deal lasts from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween. Customers can also win a year of free burritos by texting a certain number. Chipotle is serving up $3 burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads this Halloween. Customers who show up in costume from 3 p.m. until closing time can order an entree for $3. There's a limit of one "boorito" per person. You need to show up in person to get the $3 burrito, so don't order online or via Chipotle's app. After all, employees need to be able to confirm that you are, in fact, in costume. "Determination of whether a 'costume' qualifies for the offer is at the sole discretion of Chipotle restaurant personnel," Chipotle's website states. Chipotle fans also have a chance to win a year of free burritos today by testing "BOORITO" to 888222 by Tuesday. NOW WATCH: I ate like billionaire Warren Buffett for a week — and I felt a…

Who was the dumbest, smartest, and most heroic in 'Stranger Things' season 2

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NetflixWarning: Spoilers for season two of "Stranger Things." If you aren't caught up on the series, read at your own risk. Season two of "Stranger Things" brought back all of our favorite Hawkins, Indiana residents, and it introduced some new ones.This time around, we got to know minor characters from season one like Steve, Lucas, and Dustin. This season was also packed with character development, scary monsters, big hair, and teenage heartbreak.So we've rounded up which characters were the smartest, dumbest, luckiest, and more in our power rankings. Here's the "Stranger Things" power rankings based on what we saw in season two:Jim Hopper — the dumbest, best dancerNetflixHopper makes some questionable choices in season two. His plan to keep Eleven in a cabin makes sense. He's protecting her from the people hunting her down. But he probably should have expected a teenager with literal superpowers to retaliate and want to see the sun for a …

How Nintendo turned Super Mario Odyssey into the ultimate vacation

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Whenever my hat-shaped spaceship landed on a new location in Super Mario Odyssey, my mind always went to the same place. Stretched out in front of me was a huge expanse of land — sometimes it was a lush jungle, other times an idyllic beach — and all I could think of was where I wanted to go first.Most big-budget video games are structured like epic quests, but Mario’s new globe-trotting adventure, Super Mario Odyssey, feels a lot more like a vacation. “The theme was basically going on a journey,” explains director Kenta Motokura, “and searching for surprise.” Mario may be trying to save the world, but he’s still going to enjoy his time everywhere he visits.It’s a feeling that extends throughout Odyssey, thanks to a series of seemingly...Continue reading…

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Zapier makes it easier for teams to collaborate on their app workflows

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Earlier this year, Zapier launched a $250/month teams plan for its workflow automation service. Today, it’s adding some long-requested functionality to this that will make it easier for teams to collaborate. This comes in the form of shared folders, which doesn’t seem like it would be such a big deal, but this now makes it far easier for teams to collaborate on workflows. Until… Read More

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Rylo creates shake-free standard video from 360-degree shots

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I wasn’t particularly excited to take a meeting with another 360-degree camera company when I sat down with Rylo last week. It’s not that the tech isn’t interesting, or that there isn’t a future in it. For a majority of us, 360 video is, at best, an occasional novelty. But this Bay Area startup has the makings of something different. Read More

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The biggest exchange group in the world is unexpectedly gatecrashing the bitcoin business (CME)

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Thomson ReutersCME Group, a leading marketplace for derivatives which handles 3 billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually, is set to roll out bitcoin futures by the fourth quarter. The exchange group said in a press release that client interest triggered the decision to roll out the derivatives productThe price of bitcoin is up more than 500% year-to-date. In September, CME president Bryan Durkin told Bloomberg bitcoin was "very nascent" and that he didn't think they would roll out such a product in the "very near future."CME has changed its mind on bitcoin futures. The Chicago-based exchange giant, whichtrades futures and options based on everything from interest rates to real estate, foreign exchange to the weather, said on Tuesday that it would launch bitcoin future products before the end of the year. The news comes a month after the firm's president Bryan Durkin told Bloomberg that bitcoin was "very nascent" and that he didn'…

The Trump administration’s plans for the opioid crisis have leaked — here’s what they are

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Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump's opioid commission will recommend forming drug courts, which have been shown to increase engagement in addiction treatment and reduce recidivism rates compared to traditional courts. It's one of 53 recommendations the commission included in a draft that was obtained by Stat News. The draft also includes adjusting reimbursement rates for addiction treatment, and streamlining federal funding used by state and local governments to implement drug treatment and prevention programs.WASHINGTON — President Trump'scommissionon combating the opioid epidemic plans to encourage the federal government to establish drug courts in every federal judicial district, adjust reimbursement rates for addiction treatment, and streamline federal funding used by state and local governments to implement drug treatment and prevention programs, according to a draft of the panel’s final report.Those steps are among the 53 recommendations laid out in …