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Month: May 2017

You can vote for the final OnePlus 5 box design if you have a Weibo account

It’s no longer a secret that OnePlus plans to officially announce its next handset, the OnePlus 5, in the very near future. However, the company continues to build up to that reveal with some more teasers. The latest one is allowing for some audience participation, if you happen to have a Weibo account. See also: Can the OnePlus 5 be a hit with a higher price? 4 days ago The company is currently running a poll on China’s popular social media service that lets users vote for one of eight possible retail box designs for the OnePlus 5. As...

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The 'Hearthstone' 'Randomonium' Brawl Makes Its Return This Week

Do you like randomness? Do you like minions that change mana costs every single turn so that you never know what cards you can play the next turn? Then step right up because this week’s Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl, Randomonium, was made for you. This one is a repeat of a repeat, and it will scratch that RNG itch of yours (if you do have one, of course). You get to pick one class and get a random deck. The fun part is that every turn, the card costs get randomized, which is a recipe for silliness. You might get to play a powerful Legendary on turn 1 or play a crazy powerful three-card combo on turn 4. Great fun for you, though not great fun for your opponent. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel As with every returning Brawl, this one will feel a bit different than before because of all the new cards injected into the game. And personally, I do enjoy these kinds of brawls. As for strategies, you could pray to the Gods of RNG, light a candle in your neighborhood’s Temple of RNG, or sacrifice a loved one. Go to Source Author: Tasos...

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium first impressions

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was announced back in February during MWC 2017, but the phone is just now going up for pre-order in various markets around the world, like in the US on June 12. We will have a full review shortly, but while in Taipei for Computex 2017, I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with Sony’s latest flagship. Here are my first impressions about the Sony Xperia XZ Premium! Starting off with the design, the Xperia XZ Premium does feel a touch too big, despite featuring a 5.5-inch display. The display doesn’t feel...

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'First Strike: Final Hour' Comes to PC, an Interesting Enhanced Version of the Nuclear Warfare Simulator

We want to give a shoutout to the fine folks over at Blindflug Studios. You may remember them from First Strike [$3.99], an interesting game about building up a nuclear arsenal as one of the myriad global powers. Playing as the US is basically easy mode, North Korea is expert mode. It’s a game that’s picked up in relevance given the way the world order has been shaken up in the past couple of years. While the studio has been busy with interesting games like Cloud Chasers [$3.99] (an interesting roguelike-inspired game worth checking out) and the upcoming Airheart, they’re revisiting First Strike on PC and Mac with First Strike: Final Hour. Subscribe to the TouchArcade YouTube channel While First Strike saw several updates on mobile, the PC version throws a few new interesting ideas in there. Each nuclear superpower has more superweapons, based loosely on their actual atomic resources. Fans suggested that they wanted alliances, and now you can create non-attack treaties with other nations. Capitals have to be secured to get Superweapons, but allow you to research and use two Superweapons in battle, speeding up the game. There’s additional localization, improved graphics, a deluxe edition with bonuses for fans, and mid-battle saving and reloading. Blindflug isn’t saying if this is coming to mobile yet, but this might be worth checking out regardless since First Strike is such...

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Android Pay launches in Canada today with 8 banks, more coming soon

  After rolling out in the US back in September of 2015, Android Pay has now officially launched in Canada. Google made the announcement earlier today, outlining the initial banks that would support its mobile payments service. See also: PayPal’s latest update lets it play nice with Android Pay 1 week ago Android Pay will be available for ATB Financial, Banque Nationale, BMO, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CIBC, Desjardins, President’s Choice Financial, and Scotiabank. As in the US, Google is expected to roll out the Android Pay to more banks in future. The digital wallet works with Canadian Visa and MasterCard...

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