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OneSearch, Verizon Media’s new search engine, sounds awfully familiar

January 18, 2020

Verizon Media has launched OneSearch, which appears to be a direct DuckDuckGo competitor, capitalizing on heightened awareness around privacy and tracking issues. The new search engine will serve results powered by Bing and run contextual ads rather than behaviorally targeted ads that rely on cookies. Microsoft and Verizon Media. OneSearch’s organic search results are provided […]

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Google desktop favicon search results study

January 18, 2020

In 2019, Google introduced a new format in mobile search results which included a small “favicon” icon from the website, to the left of the snippet. This week, Google announced that a similar format was being launched in desktop results. Yard carried out a user study on mobile results in September that concluded that some […]

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Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana update includes major enhancements and ‘experimental’ co-op mode

January 18, 2020

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana came to PC in April 2018, but despite a multi-month delay leading up to that release it was in rough shape when it arrived. Several quick patches followed to smooth out the worst of the problems, tapering off in June of that year, and the “mostly positive” user reviews on […]

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The biggest PC games releasing in the next 3 months

January 18, 2020

Except when a bunch of games are pushed from the end of one year to the beginning of the next, the winter release calendar can be a little light. But the slower pace gives us time to catch up on last year’s best games, and it’s not as if it’s a complete doledrum: Pokémon-like MMO […]

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Bloodborne and Sony exclusives, on my PC? It’s more likely than you’d think

January 18, 2020

We might just do it. We might just will one of the best games ever made onto the best platform. Since Kotaku let loose the word that former PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn is due for a PC release this year, I’ve been bubbling over with newfound hope and optimism that after over five years […]

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There’s an official rap version of Toss a Coin to Your Witcher that you might get to hear someday

January 18, 2020

Possibly the biggest pop-culture touchstone to emerge from The Witcher on Netflix isn’t a battle or a bathtub, but a ballad. Toss a Coin to Your Witcher has inspired memes, at least one mod, and some remarkable covers across a broad range of styles. The creators of that song (and all the others in the […]

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Valve is ‘absolutely not’ making Left 4 Dead 3, for VR or anything else

January 18, 2020

The klaxons sounded earlier today when HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin shared a few slides from his recent talk on the future of VR, including one that said, “Valve HL Alyx/LFD3 will drive consumer and AAA studio interest.” The acronym isn’t quite right, but the reference to Left 4 Dead 3 was obvious. A […]

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Spotify down: Music streaming app not working on Android, iOS in fresh outage

January 17, 2020

Is your Spotify not working? Well, don’t worry – you’re alone. Hundreds of Spotify users are complaining about problems with the music streaming app, which is purportedly preventing them playing tracks, playlists, or searching for artists. Independent website Downdetector, which tracks the scale of issues with online services by monitoring the number of mention on […]

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Google Chrome is killing off this feature for Windows and Mac, but should you care?

January 17, 2020

Google has revealed some more information about its planned removal of Chrome apps from its mind-bogglingly popular Chrome web browser. The client, which is available on Android smartphones, Windows, macOS, iPhone and Linux, will start to phase out Chrome apps in the coming months, with new apps no longer accepted from March 2020. Google hasn’t […]

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Windows 10 update prompts are pestering users every day, but you can stop them

January 17, 2020

Thankfully, the “Don’t Remind Me Again” option (found in the bottom left-hand side of the screen) will dismiss the warning permanently. Microsoft added this fullscreen upgrade prompt in the KB4350734 update to Windows 7 back in December. If you’re not running the latest version of the operating system, you will not see the warning just […]

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