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Amazon patent self-destructing fail-safe for its drone service

Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service is still trying to take off, but it seems that the company might have finally quelled customer fears over the vehicle malfunctioning mid-flight. Addressing the safety concerns, Amazon has now been granted a patent for self-destructing drones. Specifically, the paten regards the “direct fragmentation …

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HEX release Star Wars themed iPhone cases

It’s unsurprising that Disney wants to get the most out of its Star Wars IP in the run up to its latest blockbuster, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve already seen Nvidia clad its Titan GPUs with Jedi and Sith casing, and now the theme has made its way to …

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Thermaltake unveils Core P90 open-frame case

While tempered glass cases are currently the ‘in thing’, open-frame cases are still somewhat few and far between. Thermaltake continues to expand its Core brand to include the P90, retaining the hybrid open-frame and tempered glass approach while changing up its shape. The unique triangular prism shape of the Core …

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Apple might be joining the foldable display foray

Bendable displays have been in the works for quite some time now, with Samsung apparently making a push with the technology on its smartphones last week. It seems that Apple also wants in, as its most recent patent application concerns plans for its own foldable tech. While the first thought …

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Dota 2 is revamping its ranked system with Medals

Dota 2 has reworked its Ranked rewards scheme, bringing in Seasonal Rank Medals to replace its renown matchmaking rating (MMR) system. This new system is now live, as Valve kicked off the game’s six-month Ranked Season yesterday. The news was revealed over on Dota 2’s official blog, attempting to reward …

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The UK Gambling Commission holds no authority on loot boxes

With the increasing inclusion of loot crates within popular triple-A titles came the concerns over their relation to gambling and subsequent ratings enabling minors to engage in the malicious practice. This has escalated as of late, with Belgium and certain states in the US calling for investigations and potential bans, …

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Gigabyte launches its X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro

Gigabyte’s new X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro motherboard features an updated VRM design paired with Smart Fan 5 technology, built to satisfy high power demands. This primes the Gaming 7 Pro for use with Intel’s weighty 18-Core i9 7980XE processor, all while keeping the system sufficiently cooled. “The X299 AORUS …

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