'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is a hit, but it's still #2 behind that horrible one with Venom

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Face it, Spidey fans: emo Peter Parker and dumpster fire Venom will never be scrubbed from our collective memories.

Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117 million at the U.S. box office, based on Sunday estimates. That’s a great start for Sony’s second reboot, but it’s still not enough to unseat the wall-crawler’s top opener to date: Spider-Man 3 (2007), with $151.1 million.

As painful as it is to accept this reality, don’t let it get you down. For one, Homecoming firmly establishes Spidey’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which Disney has invested heavily. There’s plenty more to come from Tom Holland’s wall-crawler. Read more…

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Hello there #2: Microsoft to lay off thousands of employees because of the cloud

According to TheVerge, Microsoft is about to lay off thousands of employees soon due to a reorganization that aims to put emphasis on Redmond’s cloud business. Tha majority of the staff that will be let go is part of Microsoft’s sales workforce. 

While there’s no information about the specific amount of people that will be sent home with a pink slip in the pocket, it’s heavily hinted that the final tally will reach the thousands though it likely won’t exceed 3,000 positions. That’s around 10% of the company’s sales staff.
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OnePlus 2 is getting OxygenOS 3.5.9 update that fixes a pesky VoLTE bug

By now it’s clear that OnePlus 2 will never be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, despite the fact that its hardware would probably run the new OS pretty smoothly.

OnePlus confirmed not long ago that it will discontinue support for the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2, which automatically means that there will never be an Android Nougat update for either of the two smartphones.

However, it looks like the Chinese company had one more thing to offer to its fans who bought the OnePlus 2. If you are one of those customers, then you’ll be happy to know OnePlus has just released …

Gorgeous Pixel XL 2 concept envisions less rear glass, more LG styling

Judging from this new Google Pixel XL 2 concept video, the phone could look a lot like the LG G6, and that would come as no surprise given the rumors that LG may be the company charged with its production. 
The author of the imagery claims that the display will come from LG, too, and reiterates the rumors that the Pixel XL 2 may sport dual speakers, shrunk top and bezels (not all-screen, though), and would use less glass on the back. The phone should be top-notch in terms of specs, Snapdragon 835 and all, and it is showcased here an a bevy …

B&H Photo has the Apple iPad and Apple Watch Series 2 on sale for the rest of the week

With Independence Day 2017 coming down to the last few hours, it doesn’t mean that you are too late to take advantage of some holiday deals. For the remainder of this week, you can buy the Apple iPad and the Apple Watch Series 2 on sale from B&H Photo. This is the large photo, video and electronics store located right near Madison Square Garden in New York. B&H does a lot of business online, and occasionally has a big sale on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

B&H has the 2017 9.7-inch Apple iPad in all three colors (Silver, Space Gray and Gold) for $299. That is $30 or …

Best free Android and iPhone games! (June 26 – July 2)

Ready for another round of brand-new free games? We have lined up eight amazing titles for Android and iOS devices that appeared this week, including new Final Fantasy and Futurama games.

You definitely don’t want to miss some of this stuff, so make your selection and get on with the awesomeness! While not all games are fully free, remember – you don’t have to pay anything to play them, and a good portion of them, at that. That’s what counts!

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Asus delays Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2 and 3

While many smartwatches have already received the highly-anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update, Asus has yet to provide customers with the promised update. Although ZenWatch 2 and 3 owners had been expecting Android Wear 2.0 for quite a while now, Asus announced it has decided to delay the update once again.

Asus, along with many other smartwatch makers, stated it would release an Android Wear 2.0 update for ZenWatch 2 and 3 by the end of Q2. Well, we’re already a few days into Q3, and the update is nowhere to be seen.

Moreover, Asus Germany recently said Android …

The Cingular Flip 2 is AT&T's newest clamshell phone

AT&T recently released a brand new clamshell phone (aka flip phone) aimed at users who simply don’t need a smartphone. 

Called Cingular Flip 2, the handset is a rebranded Alcatel Go Flip (which was launched last month by T-Mobile), and succeeds a Cingular Flip introduced by AT&T back in 2016.

The AT&T Cingular Flip 2 features a large physical keypad, a 2.8-inch internal display with 240 x 320 pixels, and a smaller external screen of unknown resolution – good for peeking at notifications without flipping the phone open.

The new clamshell is powered …

'Preacher' Season 2 premiere proves the Saint of Killers ain't messing around

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This post contains spoilers for the Preacher Season 2 premiere, titled “On the Road.”

No series blends style, action, and humor quite like Preacher, which is perhaps the purest embodiment of a comic book we’ve ever had on the small screen.

Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with showrunner Sam Catlin, have distilled everything that made Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s graphic novels so iconic into a shot of live-action adrenaline, and while Season 1 had its speed bumps, taking the show on the road in Season 2 has kicked Preacher into high gear right out of the gate. 

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Lineage 2 Revolution promises largest MMORPG universe on mobile devices

Netmarble has just announced that its new MMORPG title, Lineage 2 Revolution is now available for download in selected countries. The new Android game has been recently soft-launched, so if it doesn’t yet show up in your Google Play store, it means it hasn’t been released in your country.

Moreover, Lineage 2 Revolution was initially introduced in South Korea late last year, but only recently made it to 11 more Asian countries.

Developed by NCsoft, the game is built on Unreal Engine 4, so visuals should be top-notch. Furthermore, developers claim that Lineage …