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Apple orders season two of historical drama ‘Pachinko’

Apple is moving forward with a second season of its critically-acclaimed adaption of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel Pachinko. The company announced the renewal shortly before the show’s season one finale premiered this past Friday on Apple TV+.

Published in 2017, Lee’s multi-generational tale won accolades for its portrayal of a Korean family that immigrates to Japan before the outbreak of the Second World War. What’s striking about both the novel and Apple’s drama series is how they effortlessly weave history and the deeply personal stories of their characters together. From Japanese colonialism in Korea to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and later Japan’s economic boom in the 1980s, history has a profound effect on Pachinko’s characters and yet the story always feels intimate.

Friday’s season one finale pulled from a scene that occurs about a third through Lee’s approximately 500-page novel, so there’s plenty of story left for Apple’s TV+ series to adapt. The company didn’t say when season two will begin filming or when it plans to stream the new episodes. All of that just means you have time to catch up on Pachinko if you’ve been sleeping on it.

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T-Mobile, Sprint, and Metro customers can snag a free season of MLB TV for Mobile from April 5th

We all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch but when you are already paying for a service it’s always good to get an extra benefit for no extra charge. As they’ve done for a number of years now, T-Mobile is giving its customers free access to MLB TV for Mobile for […]

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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ will hit Xbox, PlayStation and PC this holiday season

Hogwarts Legacy will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles in holiday 2022. Hogwarts Legacy was announced in late 2020 and it was originally due to come out in 2021, but was later delayed to 2022. The "holiday" timeframe is one step closer to an actual release date.

And that's not all — during today's State of Play livestream dedicated to the open-world RPG, WB Games Avalanche dropped a trailer offering the first real look at how this sucker will look and play.

Hogwarts Legacy is a spinoff of the Harry Potter universe, but it takes place long before the events of the books. It's set in the 1800s, and places players in their fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where they'll learn spells, brew potions, grow magical plants, tame wild beasts and attend classes. Players have a unique ability to manipulate ancient magic, and with that, they hold the key to saving the wizarding world from dark forces. 

As familiar as that sounds, this is a game filled with original storylines and Harry Potter author JK Rowling (She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) isn't directly involved in its development. Hogwarts Legacy features fresh professors, students, villains, mentors and creatures, plus some familiar ghosts. Players will be able to fly on broomsticks, gain friends who will join them on quests and upgrade their abilities based on how they like to play. It's not all contained to Hogwarts, either — the shops at Hogsmeade are also available to explore.

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Halo Infinite’s campaign co-op won’t be available when season two first launches in May

The last we heard, Halo Infinite's campaign co-op was supposed to arrive with season two when it launched in May this year. Now, developer 343 Industries has announced that it won't be available when season 2 debuts but will instead come "later" at an unspecified date in the second season. 

"We are still aiming to deliver campaign network co-op later in season two, and we will share a release date for that and for split-screen co-op as soon as we can," said the game's head of creative, Joseph Staten. "It’s going to take more time to land a high-quality, full-featured 4-player network co-op experience in the massive, wide-open world of Halo Infinite."

It seems likely that split-screen for co-op will arrive at the same time, though the company didn't confirm that. "We’re also committed to a great two-player split-screen co-op experience on all Xbox consoles, from the original Xbox One through Xbox Series X — the non-linear, wide-open sections of the Campaign present some big challenges for split-screen that have taken us more time to solve," Staten wrote. 

Forge, meanwhile, is still slated to arrive with season three. It's currently in level editor testing with a small group of players and public flights are set for "later this year," the company said. 

Season two was supposed to come three months after Halo Infinite's launch on December 8th, but it was pushed back by a couple of months as 343 decided to extend season one. What you will see when it launches on May 3rd are new arena ("Catalyst") and Big Team Battle ("Breaker") maps. It'll also feature new game modes known as Land Grab and Last Spartan Standing, which the company calls "a free-for-all elimination mode."  

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Rocket League Sideswipe Season 2 brings Volleyball mode and casual games

Season 1 of Rocket League Sideswipe kicked off for mobile devices during December 2021, and now we have the second season going live on February 2nd (tomorrow), bringing with it a new volleyball mode along with new modes and features. Besides the new, and still free, Season 2 Rocket Pass, you’ll find classic items such […]

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TalkAndroid’s Best Gaming Gift Cards for the 2021 Holiday Season

The best thing about online gift cards is that they are easily accessible, you can choose what you spend and they almost never run out of stock! Plus when you really don’t know what to get someone; buying them something they want, for the content they enjoy, seems a win-win all around. They are also […]

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How (and why) to give software as a gift this holiday season

Our tradition of giving physical gifts creates an enormous amount of waste. That’s why this year (and beyond) we should all consider giving software as a gift.
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Google Maps is adding new shopping tools for the holiday season

Google has several new features in Google Maps to help you avoid crowds, find your way around malls, and get your holiday dinner shopping done.
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Amazon’s 2nd-Gen Fire TV Cube is gaining support for two-way video calling – just in time for the holiday season

It’s getting close to the season where video-calling our loved ones takes on increased importance, but having the whole family swarm around a laptop or smartphone in an attempt to get in on the action doesn’t really lend itself to a great experience. This is where the addition of two-way video calling the big screen […]

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‘The Mandalorian’ season two trailer is here

We’re just over a month away until the second season of The Mandalorian drops onto Disney+ and, to whet our appetites even more, Disney has just dropped a full trailer. The new series, which begins on October 30th, will see Mando and The Child tasked…
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‘The Mandalorian’ season two hits Disney+ on October 30th

It’s almost time to get obsessed with Baby Yoda all over again. Season two of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian will start streaming on Disney+ on October 30th. This is the day. New episodes start streaming October 30 on #DisneyPlus….
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 adds classic Marvel heroes and powers

Some of Earth’s mightiest heroes have joined the Fortnite fray. As expected, the juggernaut battle royale is introducing a new season based on the Marvel universe. If you buy the game’s new Battle Pass, you’ll be able to unlock iconic character skins…
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Call of Duty Mobile Season 8: The Forge released with a stunning post-apocalyptic wasteland theme

Call of Duty Mobile Season 8, The Forge, is now available and includes a whole swathe of new features. The developers took to Reddit to announce the new season, which is centered around surviving in a new post-apocalyptic wasteland. There’s a new multiplayer map, play mode, weapons, and more. Season 8’s post-apocalyptic wasteland looks stunning […]

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‘Apex Legends’ season five will add PvE hunts to the mix

Like every other free-to-play battle royale game out there, Apex Legends is constantly refreshing the game with new content and modes. Season five “Fortune’s Favor” kicks off next week, and along with the newly-revealed character Loba, Respawn is als…
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Poco Season 2 is incoming – could be rebadged Redmi K30 variant

After wowing us back in 2018 with the Poco F1 that boasted flagship specifications such as the Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and upwards of 64GB of built-in storage with a starting price of just $ 300/$ 329, Xiaomi’s budget brand was eerily silent during 2019. Now spun off from Xiaomi as its own brand, it […]

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What’s on TV this week: ‘The Expanse’ season four

This week Netflix is taking its foot off on the gas with just one major release, a new comedy special from Michelle Wolf. Meanwhile, Amazon is firing off a new season of its big sci-fi acquisition, The Expanse, and Hulu is delivering the third and fi…
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‘Westworld’ season three teaser brings us to Silicon Valley

While the first two Westworld seasons were centered around the use of AI and robotics technology at a sort of vacation getaway, the teaser revealed tonight turns the lens back toward Silicon Valley tech giants. In a promotion linked to the Wired 25 e…
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After Math: It’s sequel season

Friday's announcement that the second coming of Into the Spider-Verse will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022, came amidst a flurry of franchise follow-up news. Motorola really is bringing back its famed Razr flip phone, Blizzard confirmed the new e…
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EA’s ‘NBA Live’ franchise is out for the season, again

One again, EA's NBA franchise is skipping a season, as the company announced during today's earnings call that NBA Live 20 has been cancelled. Three months ago the project was simply delayed with plans for a "different approach," but that won't be en…
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‘Fortnite’ winds down season nine with a giant-sized battle

Epic is still finding ways to mark Fortnite's season transitions in grand style. The studio just finished a "Final Showdown" event for the end of season nine that interrupted the battle royale with a brawl between a giant monster and an equally mass…
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‘Apex Legends’ second season debuts July 2nd with an engineer character

There's finally some concrete details about the second season of Apex Legends, and it's heartening news if you're either a defensive player or particularly competitive. The next phase of the game will add Wattson, an engineer character who thrives o…
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Watch trailers for each ‘Black Mirror’ episode in season five

With season five of Black Mirror set to debut on June 5th, Netflix released trailers for each of the season's three episodes. They star Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus — along with Topher Grace, Andrew Scott and Pom Klementieff. The show sticks to it…
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The Giving Season is Upon Us

Earlier this year we launched #YouTubeGiving, a suite of tools that empowers creators to raise money on behalf of their favorite charities. As we enter the giving season, we’re making these tools available to even more organizations and creators.

To kick things off, next week some of YouTube’s biggest creators will celebrate Giving Week and team up with charities that hold a special place in their hearts. See below for a preview of who and what to expect, and look for the donate button on their videos to lend your support:

Throughout the month of December, we’ll continue our season of giving with #Dancember, a charity fundraiser founded by YouTube creators Benji and Judy Travis of itsJudysLife. This is leading up to a 24-hour live stream fundraiser on December 14th, benefitting the global humanitarian organization, Save the Children.

At YouTube, we believe in the power of video to build community and empathy. We hope you’ll join us in supporting these incredible creators and organizations.

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Roborace won’t use a fully driverless car for its first season

Roborace has long talked of completely driverless cars hitting the track when its first season gets underway, but the company has had a change of heart. CEO (and Formula E winner) Lucas di Grassi has revealed to that Roborace's "Season…
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‘Fortnite’ season six arrives with invisibility and pets

It feels like we had to wait forever, but it's finally here: Fortnite season six has begun. As is customary with any new competitive window, tonnes of new content has landed, but it's also time to say goodbye to items and locations you may have come…
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‘Fortnite’ season five adds a desert locale, golf carts and rifts

Fortnite players, the event you've been waiting for is finally here. Epic Games has officially kicked off the battle royale shooter's fifth season, offering a whole host of new locations, weapons, vehicles and mechanics. After teasing a historical th…
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After Math: It’s trade show season

Ah June, the January of summer. With Computex winding down and E3 getting started, the weeks are just going to be packed with new gadgets and forward-looking announcements. Oh yeah, Apple had a keynote this past week as well but since there weren't a…
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‘Jessica Jones’ season 2 reaches Netflix on March 8th

To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015, and it committed to a second season at the start…
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PayPal releases new Money Pool feature for upcoming holiday shopping season

PayPal announced a new feature that they hope will help people deal with the stress of the holiday shopping season. According to PayPal, 54% of people who responded to a recent poll say they are stressed out by the prospect of holiday shopping and only 32% find it a joyful experience. To help with that, […]

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VR throwback ‘Duck Season’ arrives September 14th

Stress Level Zero's Duck Season caught our eye for a number of reasons. It's not just a VR callback to the NES hit Duck Hunt, it's a broader celebration of '80s culture… with a horror twist, to boot. And now, you'll get to see whether or not it's…
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Watch the full ‘Stranger Things’ season 2 trailer

At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t…
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Apple nabs 31.3 percent of smartphone sales at the start of 2016 holiday season

Apple is making some gains on Google’s Android mobile operating system and devices — a new report shows the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6S were the three most popular smartphones in the U.S. at the start of the holiday period.

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Record-Breaking Holiday Season for the App Store

Customers around the world made this holiday season the biggest ever for the App Store, setting new records during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $ 1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. January 1 marked the biggest day in App Store history with customers spending over $ 144 million. “The App Store had a holiday season for the record books. We are excited that our customers downloaded and enjoyed so many incredible apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, spending over $ 20 billion on the App Store last year alone,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’re grateful to all the developers who have created the most innovative and exciting apps in the world for our customers. We can’t wait for what’s to come in 2016.”
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