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The Steam Link is currently on sale for $15

Valve’s Steam isn’t the only place to get a Steam Link on the cheap right now—Amazon also has the Steam Link on sale for $ 15. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the game streaming device. Typically, the Link sells for $ 50 with sale prices usually going no lower than $ 20.

The Steam Link is a set-top box that lets you stream games on your home network from your gaming PC to a television set. To play games with the Link, you’ll need a controller such as Steam’s own device or an Xbox controller.

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Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

Kalanick had already decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the company, but now he’s leaving for good. The move came at the request of the board of directors, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The company has already lost Kalanick’s right-hand man, Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael, following a number of gaffes including his suggestion that the company target a journalist who had been investigating the company.

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The 5 surprising things to know about smart glasses

The world’s largest long-haul airline wants both employees and customers using smart glasses.

Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai, revealed this week that the company sees smart glasses as a strategic initiative that should help them fend off discount airline rivals.

Airlines succeed when they can treat passengers with a personal touch and top-notch customer service. For example, flight attendants can call passengers by name, provide personalized meals (that are, say, vegetarian or kosher), give extra attention to nervous fliers, provide added service for loyalty-card members or keep an eye on passengers with a history of disruptiveness.

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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google wants you to find the best apps faster, so it’s introduced a new section to the Play Store called Android Excellence. The banner on the Editor’s Choice page will spotlight apps and games that “deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.”

Last month, Google spotlighted the winners of its second annual Google Play Awards. Several of the apps are, not surprisingly, represented on the Android Excellence page. Google says this list will be updated quarterly with hand-picked selections from its editorial team. Check out the first round of apps and games below:

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Destiny 2 gets a PC launch date, a GeForce gaming bundle, and a 4K gameplay trailer

The good news: Bungie’s Destiny 2 is coming to PCs. The bad news: PC gamers will need to wait a bit longer to play it. While the Xbox One and PlayStation versions launch on September 6, the PC version won’t hit the streets until October 26, Activision confirmed at E3 2017.

Nvidia wants to help assuage that mild disappoint, however. If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti—or a system running either of those two graphics cards—from select retailers between June 13 and June 27, Nvidia will give you a free copy of Destiny 2 when it launches. You’ll also get early access to the PC beta, which is scheduled for late August.

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