Acer's Triton 900 gaming laptop has a truly unique convertible hinge

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Acer's Triton 900 gaming laptop has a truly unique convertible hinge

A few years ago, Acer gave us an intriguing twist on a convertible PC the Aspire R14, which featured an easel-like hinge that rotated the screen. Now, it's bringing that feature, which Acer calls the Ezel hinge, to a gaming laptop: say hello to the Predator Triton 900. The company only gave us a brief glimpse at the device (it was protected by a glass case), but it looks like the screen will rotate just like the Aspire R14. You'll be able twist it all the way around for a tent-like formation, or lay it flat. The Triton 900 will also feature the latest version of the company's Aeroblade cooling technology (it also looks like having a bit of space underneath the monitor will help with cooling too).

Microsoft is launching a white Xbox One X console and controller

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Microsoft is launching a white Xbox One X console and controller

Today, Microsoft announced that, for the first time, its Xbox One X console and Elite Wireless Controller are available in white. You can pick them up as a part of the Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle, which comes bundled with a full-game download of Fallout 76. It's available for pre-order now at the Microsoft Store and GameStop in the US and around the world at participating retailers. You can snag the bundle for $500, and it will ship to retailers starting November 14th.

Nintendo's next mobile game launches on September 27th

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Nintendo's next mobile game launches on September 27th

Nintendo's next crack at the mobile gaming market is fast approaching. Today, the house of Mario announced that Dragalia Lost will be released in the US, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau on September 27th. There's no word on when the game will be available in Europe and other parts of the world, however. The app, if you need a refresher, is an action-focused RPG co-developed by Cygames, the studio behind the massively popular Granblue Fantasy in Japan. Early trailers have teased a 3D world with chibi-esque characters, real-time combat and monstrous hero transformations.

We're live from IFA 2018!

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We're live from IFA 2018!

As summer comes to a close, Engadget heads to Berlin for Europe's biggest tech show, IFA. Judging from our sources and early leaks, it looks to be a quieter event than previous years. That said, the big companies like Samsung, Sony, LG and the rest have plenty to show us -- there's bound to be something beyond European TV pricing and very expensive home appliances. It's already started, and we're hoping for some surprises from Chinese tech companies later in the week. You can catch all our reports, videos and stories right here.

Acer's Predator Thronos is a cockpit masquerading as gaming chair

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Acer's Predator Thronos is a cockpit masquerading as gaming chair

Who needs a desk when you can just sit back in a recliner and surround yourself with monitors? That's the basic idea behind Acer's Predator Thronos gaming chair. It looks less like a piece of furniture and more like something you'd find in an arcade. The chair measures 1.5 meters tall, has an ergonomic seat that reclines to 140 degrees, and of course, there's built-in rumbling. You can also fit three 27-inch monitors around you, which makes the Thronos an ideal setup for flight sims, as well as a Predator gaming desktop. Acer isn't revealing pricing or availability for this monstrosity yet, but check back for some hands (and butt) on impressions from IFA.

PlayStation Vue adds 200 more local broadcasters in time for fall TV

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PlayStation Vue adds 200 more local broadcasters in time for fall TV

The price for PlayStation Vue may be a bit higher than it used to be, but in quite a few markets it just added more local broadcast channels, which is particularly worthwhile since subscribers can no longer opt out of them to save a few bucks. Sony announced that including 200 recent additions, more than 450 local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates are now streaming. The expansion comes just in time for viewers hoping to cut the cord on cable or satellite and still watch football or network TV shows without adding on rabbit ears. It does get tricky when it comes to using features like the DVR due to rights issues, but Sony's FAQ should explain what is allowed where.

‘The Walking Dead’ season one is out on the Switch

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‘The Walking Dead’ season one is out on the Switch

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed a bunch of new indie games are coming to the Switch (including the excellent Into The Breach). But the news wasn't over: The first season of Telltale's graphic adventure/guilt simulator The Walking Dead is available today on the hybrid console in North America, Europe and Australia for $20. Season two and the side story A New Frontier will both arrive on the system later this year.

Your PS4 'Spider-Man' dreams will continue with a season pass

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Your PS4 'Spider-Man' dreams will continue with a season pass

We're only a few short weeks out from swinging through New York City in Marvel's Spider-Man, but today the team at Insomniac is talking about everything you'll do after you wrap the story. Because this is a huge AAA game, of course there's a season pass with additional episodes. Collectively, they're called "City That Never Sleeps." It's a trio of add-on stories in this case, with the first, "The Heist" out October 23rd, or, a few scant days before Red Dead Redemption 2.