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Square Enix and chocolatier Ferrero offer sweet deal on FFVII Remake Tifa theme

Square Enix and chocolatier Ferrero offer sweet deal on FFVII Remake Tifa theme

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Square Enix teamed up with Ferrero for a promotion for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, with the unusual partnership offering a PlayStation 4 dynamic theme of Tifa, among other bonus content, for the highly anticipated RPG. Starting March 3, which was supposed to be the game’s release date before it was delayed to April 10, purchasing any two Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, and Crunch bars will allow players to register online to receive Tifa’s dynamic theme. The theme is based on an iconic scene in Final Fantasy VII, where Tifa is sitting on a water tower in Nibelheim, looking up to the night sky. The game’s official Twitter account shared the image back in December. We're pleased to share more recreated artwork from the original #FinalFantasy VII in anticipation of #FF7R! Here we ha
The hard drive of the future has been swimming through our veins all along

The hard drive of the future has been swimming through our veins all along

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Humanity is great at creating things, but there’s one thing that our species creates more of than almost anything else: information. Way back in 2013, a study concluded that 90 percent of all the world’s data had been generated in the previous two years, and yet that quantity still seems small compared to recent years. 2017 saw 26 zettabytes (one zettabyte = a billion terabytes) of data created, which is more than everything created in the years 2010-2013 combined. GoogleAccording to a report published in 2019, each day we share 95 million photos and videos on Instagram, post 500 million tweets on Twitter, and send 294 billion emails. While the internet may seem ethereal, all of that data has to be stored physically, on hard drives and servers around the world. The trouble is, those tradi
Coronavirus: The ongoing ripple effect throughout the gaming industry

Coronavirus: The ongoing ripple effect throughout the gaming industry

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The impact of coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, continues to grow as multiple gaming companies announce delays and interruptions. The outbreak has disrupted life in China as daily activities in public spaces and workplaces are put on hold while officials try to contain the virus. With much of the tech industry, including gaming, relying on China for production and materials, a ripple effect is being felt. Digital Trends is monitoring the situation, and a list of the impacts within the gaming industry follows below. This year’s Game Developers Conference is postponed following concerns over the virus’ spread. The conference will be rescheduled to summer and all attendees will receive a refund. “After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community
The EU wants iPhones with replaceable batteries, but do you?

The EU wants iPhones with replaceable batteries, but do you?

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The days of removable batteries in devices are long gone, right? If a reported new law in Europe takes shape, they could make a serious comeback. A Dutch financial newspaper reports the European Union (EU) wants to establish a new regulation that would “force electronics manufacturers to facilitate easier battery replacements.” It’s been years since flagship phones and laptops came with easily removable batteries, especially from companies like Apple. Have tech companies pulled the wool over our eyes? Or do people not care as much about removable batteries as the EU thinks? Why batteries are stuck in place Photo courtesy of iFixit.If you buy a phone today, chances are you can’t easily remove the battery yourself. If you really want to try it out, it’ll require dozens of steps, including t
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