HyperX Chargeplay Clutch review: Fun and versatile

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The star feature of the Nintendo Switch is the way it can easily go from a living room console to a handheld in seconds. However, there are plenty of necessary tradeoffs related to that versatility. For example, the Switch’s portable size prevents it from being a graphics powerhouse. Thankfully, there are lots of third-party accessories that optionally make the Switch better and easier to use, and the HyperX Chargeplay Clutch is one of them.

In this HyperX Chargeplay Clutch review, we’ll tell you all about what it is and the various things it can do. We’ll also let you know

The best Black Friday Apple deals on AirPods, iPhones, iPads, and Macs

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It’s rare that Apple slashes the prices on its own products. Fortunately, other retailers are putting a lot of Apple products on sale for Black Friday. A bunch of retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart, and Woot are slashing the prices on everything from wearables to its wireless earbuds.

Additionally, the online Apple store will have a special promotion on Friday, November 27th, and running until Monday, November 30th. The promotion will allow you to get up to $150 in an Apple gift card if you purchase an eligible product during the four-day event as listed below:

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Best Apple Black Friday Deals: AirPods, Beats, Macs, iPads, and More

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Enlarge / It’s been a busy year for Apple, which means a busy year for deals.

It’s Black Friday, which means it’s time for larger-than-usual discounts on Apple products. We have a more general roundup of the best Black Friday tech deals on the site, but because we know many people are specifically looking to grab new Apple gear this holiday season, we’re giving special mention the best Apple deals we’re seeing this Black Friday.

Apple tends to be stingier than most this time of year when it comes to deals, typically offering modest price drops and gift card incentives

Good things come in small packages

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The Xbox Series S is one of the two new consoles released by computing giant Microsoft this year. It is the successor to the Xbox One S.

In this Xbox Series S review, we’ll be covering all you need to know. We’ll also be comparing the Series S to its predecessor to find out if it’s worth upgrading.

As of September 2020, Microsoft has sold 48 million Xbox One game consoles according to Statista. The previous generation Xbox was a great success despite its rocky launch. Seven years after it, it’s time for a new generation of games console.

How old, ambient Japanese music became a smash hit on YouTube

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Enlarge / Record collector Mike Porwoll’s selection of vinyl records, fueled largely by YouTubecore discoveries.

Mike Porwoll

One way to track the evolution of popular music is to examine its subgenres. Think of how “rock” begat “punk rock,” which begat “post-punk,” as a simple example. Electronic and ambient music include an even bigger universe of subgenres, with hyperspecific names like “UK bass,” “chillwave,” and “electroacoustic.”

But what happens when a genre emerges not because of its artistry, but because of its discoverability?

This is the place “YouTubecore” finds itself in. YouTube famously hinges on an algorithm that guesses viewers’ interests

Kinvoca Joypad Controller for Nintendo Switch review

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If you’re looking for a new set of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con but can’t stomach the high asking price, there are options. In fact, there are a whole lot of options. A cursory search online will net you dozens and dozens of brands offering deeply discounted Joy-Con versions. They all must be mostly the same, right?

Definitely not. In this Kinvoca Joypad Controller for Nintendo Switch review, we’re going to tell you why this specific model should be a last resort buy only.

Kinvoca Joypad Controller for Nintendo Switch review: What is it?

Kinvoca Joypad Controller for Nintendo Switch Review Box Contents

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Insert Coin, the arcade documentary worth feeding all your quarters into 

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The trailer for Insert Coin.

You may not know longtime game developer Joshua Tsui, but you know his work. Over two decades-plus in the industry, he founded Studio Gigante (makers of Wrestlemania 21 for the original Xbox) and spent time at industry stalwarts like EA. His credits include beloved franchises from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater to Fight Night.

Despite building that kind of resume, however, Tsui’s first passion wasn’t the gamepad—he actually went to school to study film. And in the early 2010s, well, “I don’t want to call it a midlife crisis,

Samsung announces the A12 and A02S, two new entry-level phones for 2021

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Samsung on Tuesday announced the Galaxy A12 and A02S, two new entry-level phones set to launch next year in Europe. Both offer a lower barrier to entry for anyone looking for a modern Android smartphone.

The A12 is designed to be a successor to the A11, sporting a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a notch for the 8-megapixel front-facing camera, an octa-core processor, a fingerprint sensor on the side, and a 5,000mAh battery. Photos are covered by a quad-array of cameras on the back, including a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 5-megapixel ultrawide, and a pair of 2-megapixel sensors to help out

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