Elite Dangerous Is Making Its Horizons Expansion Free

Elite Dangerous is making Horizons, its 2015 expansion, free for all players. Horizons added the ability to land on planets, use ground vehicles and bases, and craft weapons, alongside numerous other upgrades–all of which will soon be available to everyone with the base game on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

From October 27, Horizons will be made free to all players–right now, it costs $30. If you bought the expansion at an earlier point, you’ll be given an exclusive paint job for your ships, called Azure. It can be applied to all 41 ships in the game.

Elite Dangerous has a new expansion coming in 2021, called Odyssey. It will let you get out of your ship and explore planets by foot, expanding the game out even further. Earlier this year, the Fleet Carriers update proceeded the announcement of a new narrative arc for the game, which will see the game continue to expand over time.

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Author: James O’Connor

Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, launches October 22nd

The second Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 22nd. Game Freak announced the news today during a Nintendo Direct.

The Crown Tundra takes players to a snowy new location in-game and introduces additional story content. The expansion will also allow players to capture every Legendary pokémon that has appeared in past games, as well as the opportunity to team up with trainers they’ve previously met. Players will also be able to snag special Pikachu with decorative hats with passwords, the first of which is available with the password “P1KACHUGET.”

Game Freak announced expansions for Sword and Shield, which launched for Nintendo Switch in 2019, earlier this year. The first…

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Author: Megan Farokhmanesh

Amazon’s $4.99-a-month personal shopper service is now available for men

A seven-day try-on period and free returns. | Image: Amazon

Amazon is expanding its personal shopping service to cover men’s fashion. For $4.99 a month, Amazon Prime members can be sent monthly packs of personalized clothes that match their style and budget based on an introductory survey. They can choose eight items to be shipped to their home for free, with a seven-day try-on period and free returns.

The service, dubbed Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe, originally launched for women’s fashion in July last year. It’s Amazon’s answer to Stitch Fix, one of the leaders in online personal shopping. Rather than a monthly subscription, Stitch Fix charges a $20 “styling fee” whenever users request a new package of clothing (the frequency of which depends on the customer). This $20 payment is then…

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Author: James Vincent

Biden for Florida to activate thousands of volunteers for the debate

On Tuesday, Biden for President’s Florida Digital Organizing team will be activating thousands of supporters and volunteers ahead of the first presidential debate. The team will be hosting virtual livestreams and reaching out to voters on Twitter through their specialized social canvassing app, part of a specialized digital effort to organize in one of the most important battleground states this election.

In recent months, the Biden campaign’s Florida Digital Organizing team has been rallying voters online amid the coronavirus pandemic, building the largest grassroots digital team in the country with over 900 volunteers, in order to win the hotly contested battleground state this year. There are more than 37,000 users in the Florida…

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Author: Makena Kelly

The world’s first foldable PC is now available to order from Lenovo

A user uses the ThinkPad X1 fold.


Lenovo has announced a ThinkPad like no ThinkPad you’ve ever seen before: the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Think Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, but a 13-inch OLED laptop screen. It’s available for preorder now, starting at $2,499.

The idea is that you can use the Fold like a large tablet when it’s fully unfolded (or divide the screen into two adjacent displays). You can prop the Fold up horizontally to use it like a full 13-inch notebook, with an optional detachable keyboard and easel stand. You can fold the thing up 90 degrees, turn it vertically, and use it like a miniature laptop (a touchscreen keyboard pops up on the bottom half). You can turn it horizontally and use it like a book, with an optional stylus. Or you can fold the whole thing up, and…

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Running Stadia on iOS gets a lot easier with Stadium workaround

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A new browser app which you can download directly from the App Store provides a relatively simple way to play Google Stadia on iPhones and iPads, Engadget reports. Apple’s rules currently mean that game streaming services like Stadia, xCloud, and GeForce Now are not yet officially available on iOS or iPadOS.

The app, Stadium, isn’t the first workaround that’s managed to get Stadia running on Apple’s mobile devices, but it makes the whole process a lot simpler. Its developer, u/zmknox, outlines how the process works in a Reddit post here. It’s as easy as downloading the app, entering a few details, and logging into your Google account. Other Reddit users have previously reported being able to use existing browsers to achieve the same…

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Author: Jon Porter

Xiaomi’s new India products include a speaker, a soap dispenser, and shoes

Xiaomi has announced a wide range of new products for India under the tagline “smarter living,” further pushing the devices in its ecosystem beyond smartphones. Some of them have already gone on sale in China in altered form, but they’re all new for India.

First up is the Mi Watch Revolve, which looks very similar to a product sold in China as the Mi Watch Color, which was itself almost identical to the Amazfit GTR. The Revolve has a 1.39-inch round OLED screen with 326 ppi, and Xiaomi is claiming up to a week’s battery life.

It’s not clear what software the Revolve is running, but in screenshots it looks similar to what ships on Amazfit watches like the T-rex, and it certainly isn’t Wear OS. Amazfit is part of Xiaomi’s ecosystem, so…

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Author: Sam Byford