The new Nintendo 3DS XL will be coming to the United States in February. But, what Nintendo hasn't told you is that your brand new handheld console will be lacking an AC adapter.

So why isn't Nintendo including an AC adapter with its latest console? According to a representative from Nintendo:

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A few weeks back, Microsoft announced a white Xbox One console bundle that comes with Sunset Overdrive. If you are looking to grab this package, be prepared to wait as it looks like retailers are sold out and the bundles are selling for a premium on eBay.

The bundle, which costs $350 and comes with a white Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive is sold out at nearly all major retailers. Walmart, BestBuy, and GameStop all show that the bundle is out of stock at this time. If you head on over to eBay, you will see that the console is selling well above the $350 MSRP with an average price around $450 with some auctions going over $500.

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Before James Bond goes on a mission, he usually stops by Q to get some fancy gizmo to help him out. The gadgets usually look harmless but are hiding a vital piece of equipment, like a watch with a hidden garrote in it. You may think that these types of devices are confined to movies, but that’s not the case. There’s a recent example of such a device, and it’s called “KeySweeper.”

The KeySweeper appears to be a normal run-of-the-mill USB wall charger to power your phone. While that is one of the uses of the device, it’s main purpose is to find nearby wireless keyboard signals.

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Good news for anyone who has been looking to pick up an Xbox One console, but didn't want to shell out the $400 for it: Microsoft has discounted all Xbox One consoles - including the Kinect and video game bundles - by $50.

This discount means that the Xbox One without a Kinect now costs only $350, as does the Assassin's Creed bundle, and the Sunset Overdrive bundle. Xbox One consoles including a Kinect are now only $450, down from $500.

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For technology companies, it is inevitable that they will borrow ideas from each other from time to time. Every company has done it from Google to Apple and Microsoft but what three former Google employees have done is copy nearly everything about the Surface, including marketing themes.

Called the Ultra Tablet, and built by a company named Jide, it comes with a 'Remix OS' and after you are done chewing through those brand names, take a look at the images in this post. The device comes with a kickstand, a detachable keyboard, and a custom version of Android OS that looks a lot like Windows 8/10.

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Surface could be the next billion dollar business for Microsoft in the very near future as it managed to grab $908 million revenue in the company's latest quarter.

Microsoft announced its financial earnings for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, beating analyst expectations with revenue of $23.2 billion. The report has revealed impressive growth for Microsoft's hardware devices and cloud businesses, out of which the Surface managed to bring in $908 million revenue, showing a 127% year over year growth from last year's $400 million.

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Lenovo has announced a voluntary global recall of power cords sold with many of its notebooks between February 2011 and June 2012. The recall affects 73 different models sold around the world, and relates specifically to the power cord that plugs directly into the mains socket from the AC adapter - but not the adapter itself, or the cord that connects it to the laptop.

While Lenovo's product recall site does not go into detail regarding the underlying issue with the power cords, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a bulletin related to the recall,

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Microsoft has announced a new adapter that will let you use the Kinect that came with your Xbox One with your PC. The device will cost you $49 and will allow it to work with Windows 8 and 8.1 machines via USB.

This move will likely appease those who bought an Xbox One that came bundled with the device as that peripheral has not gotten much love after Microsoft announced that they would sell consoles without the attachment. Seeing as this version of the Kinect is more widely distributed than the previous version, it makes sense to try to expand the use of the device for consumers.

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Cloud storage is becoming increasingly popular - especially with deals like Microsoft's unlimited OneDrive storage with Office 365 subscriptions. But local storage hasn't gone out of fashion yet, and manufacturers are continuing to roll out drives in ever-greater sizes.

The latest such example comes from Seagate, with a new addition to its Archive HDD line. The largest drive features a massive 8TB of storage, but what's even more remarkable is the price: it will cost just $260 USD (roughly €210 EUR / £165 GBP) when it goes on sale next month.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has been doing pretty well since the company unveiled it back in May, and has earned widespread praise from reviewers and owners alike. But not everyone wants - or can afford - a device in the Pro 3's size and price range; some buyers just want something a bit more manageable, both for their hands and their wallets.

The Surface 2 addresses those needs, but the Windows RT tablet is now over a year old, and ready to be replaced with a more up to date model. According to TK Tech News, that replacement is on the way and, more surprisingly, it's said that the Surface mini will be along for the ride too.

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