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Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Numerous rumors have pointed to Nintendo’s intention to launch a revamped Switch hardware variant as the console enters its crucial third year. The rumors have bounced back and forth between a more powerful Switch and a budget model. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that both devices are coming later this year. The third year of a console’s life cycle is considered make or break for its long-term succe...
The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Wii U in Less Than a Year

The Nintendo Switch Has Outsold the Wii U in Less Than a Year

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Nintendo hasn’t bothered to compete in the gaming spec race with Sony and Microsoft, preferring instead to focus on innovative hardware experiences. Sometimes that’s worked wonders, as with the original Wii. At other times it has been a bit of a flop, like with the Wii U. The current-gen Nintendo Switch (See on Amazon) is shaping up to be a big hit for the company. As part of its quarterly report, Nintendo said the Switch has moved 14.86 million units as of the end of 2017. That’s already more than the Wii U in its entire life, which is even faster than expected.The Nintendo Switch was unveiled in late 2016, and it launched in March of 2017. The Switch garnered attention for its highly portable design.
Get 5-7 year olds programming with PBS Kids ScratchJr on a tablet

Get 5-7 year olds programming with PBS Kids ScratchJr on a tablet

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Share This article PBS Kids has released a branded version of the ScratchJr graphical programming development system for young children that runs on the iPad and Android tablets. Let’s back up a bit; first, is there a Scratch Senior? Yes, there is. It simply called Scratch and was developed at the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group. It was first released in 2005 and is available online as well as for computers running Windows, OS X, and Linux. That version aims to give children as young as eight years old an entry point for programming concepts and practices. ScratchJr, in turn, was developed by MIT’s Media Lab, Tufts University, and The Playful Invention Company. It was first released in July 2014 as app for the iPad with a version for Android tablets (version 4.4 or newer) re
CDC study finds that heavy drinking costs U.S. 249B a year

CDC study finds that heavy drinking costs U.S. 249B a year

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Sam Ryley/Getty Images/iStockphoto A CDC study found that drinking too much costs the U.S. economy around $ 249 billion a year. Glug-glug-glug — that’s the sound of America drinking away $ 249 billion a year. A study, released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that excessive drinking — mostly binge-drinking — cost the U.S. $ 249 billion in crime, health care costs and lost productivity in 2010. The study breaks down the cost by state, and California comes out in the lead at $ 35 billion. At close to $ 19 billion Texas is next, followed by New York with $ 16 billion. In cost per capita, D.C. leads the pack, followed by Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. Overall, the numbers represent a sizable increase of more than $ 20 billion since the last s
Sony plans 1TB PS4 launch — will the company drop the price this year?

Sony plans 1TB PS4 launch — will the company drop the price this year?

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Share This article E3 is right around the corner now, so countless leaks and rumors are starting to pop up in the world of gaming. It’s unlikely that we’ll see any major hardware announcements in LA this year, but a new iteration of the PS4 has just been confirmed by FCC certifications. This refresh looks like it only contains small changes, but it might actually be the first hint of a PS4 price drop. Earlier this week, the FCC posted numerous documents relating to a new revision of the PS4. By far, the biggest news is the existence of a new 1TB model. In addition, the PSU is now rated for a lower wattage and amperage, and it weighs about half a pound less. This clearly points to a smaller, more efficient iteration on the existing internals. Of course, lower power consumption isn’t g

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