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Nintendo Switch may have exorcised the ghost of the Wii U inside a year

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Nintendo had arguably the best 2017 of any tech company. It’s Switch console was a runaway success, enabling the firm to bounce back in style following the Wii U flop.

The momentum shows no sign of slowing in 2018, and now it appears the firm has laid the ghost of the Wii U to bed for good.

Although the landmark is yet to be confirmed, analysts are reporting the Nintendo Switch has now totally outsold the previous-generation Wii U console.

Ace Research (via @mochi_wsjbelieves Nintendo sold 7 million Switch consoles during the October-December quarter. That would bring the total sales since March 2017 to 14.6 million.

The disappointing Wii U told 13.5 million consoles in four years, before it was discontinued in 2016.

Given the Switch hasn’t even been on sale for a year and stocks have been limited, this would be quite the feat.

Related: Upcoming Switch games 2018

Nintendo will likely confirm its sales figures at its earnings call at the end of the month. It has previously predicted it would sell more than 16.7 Switch units by the end of March.

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A new LG V30 may take the place of the G7 at MWC next month

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LG is set to add a new version of the LG V30 at Mobile World Congress next month, with the G7 expected to be absent from the show.

The Korea Herald reports the upgraded V30 will boast new artificial intelligence features that may include greater integration of the Google Assistant

The AI tech will be joined by ‘new technologies and functions’, according to the report.

It’s rumoured the updated handset will be called V30+α, perhaps standing for Alpha.

Reports of LG’s plans comes after the company expressed a desire to retain existing handsets for longer, offering users more variants rather than releasing new flagships annually.

“We will unveil new smartphones when it is needed. But we will not launch it just because other rivals do,” LG Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin said at CES.

“We plan to retain existing models longer by, for instance, unveiling more variant models of the G series or V series.”

A new V30 would tie into those plans.

Shortly after CES the Korean electronics giant said it was rethinking plans for the G7 and rebuilding the phone from scratch.

Related: LG G7 latest

“Right after the vice chairman made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, a direct order was sent down to the working-level officials to start over.

“A new decision on a possible launch date will be released around the Lunar New Year holiday next month.”

That means we may not see the G7 until the spring, at the earliest.

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Our iPhone X Review: The Smartphone of the Future

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Among Wirecutter staff, the iPhone X just may be the most controversial smartphone ever—but not for the reasons you might think. Most of us agree that it’s the best iPhone ever; many think it’s the best smartphone, period. If you can afford the higher price, the iPhone X is a fantastic phone. It feels like the first “new” iPhone since the original, while the iPhone 8 feels like the last “old” iPhone.

Sky Broadband price cut nabs you a free Samsung tablet

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Sky has announced it is cutting the price of several broadband packages for a limited time, while also dangling the carrot of a free Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Between now and February 8 you’ll be able to grab one of three popular packages at a discounted rate for 12 or 18 months.

The best deal appears to be for those without the need for high-end speeds.

The basic Sky Unlimited ADSL2+ package, which promises top speeds of 17Mbps can be nabbed for £18 a month for a year, plus a one-off set-up fee of £9.95.

Once the promotional term has ended, the price jumps to £28.99 (which is when you call Sky and tell them you’ll only pay your current rate or you’re cancelling, of course.)

If you want fibre broadband, the savings are less significant. For the 38Mbps package (which averages about 34Mbps) you’ll pay £32 a month, plus a set-up fee of £59.95. After 18 months the price jumps to £38.99.

For Sky’s top speeds of 76Mbps, you’ll need Sky Fibre Max. That’s on offer for £37 for 18 months and £43.99 thereafter. It is also subject to the £59.95 set-up fee.

Buy now: Sky Broadband from £18 a month for 12 months

All three of the packages include unlimited downloads.

If you’re looking for a TV + Broadband deal, the company will hook you up with a 1TB Sky Q box and access to the new Sky Entertainment package for an additional £20 a month, making the bundle £38 in total.

New subscribers can choose between a £50 pre-paid Mastercard or a free Samsung Galaxy E model. Sky is yet to confirm exactly which version of the tablet customers will receive.

Related: Best router 2018

With all three Sky Broadband subscriptions you’ll get a Sky Talk landline service, unlimited use of The Cloud’s Wi-FI hotspots as well as anti-malware protection and nuisance call blocking.

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The Best Menstrual Cup

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After spending 25 hours on research and testing 18 different cups from nine different manufacturers, we found that the MeLuna Classic is the best cup for first-time users. It’s the cup that comes in the biggest variety of sizes to accommodate people of different heights, athletic backgrounds, or vaginal birth histories. The MeLuna is also available in a firmer version and with different handles. Its design can be folded the most ways, yet it popped open easily, so it was the easiest to insert, remove, and clean.

The Best Snow Shovel

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For the fourth straight winter, we’re convinced that the True Temper 18-Inch Ergonomic Mountain Mover is the best snow shovel for most people looking to clear walkways, steps, and small driveways. No other shovel matches its unique blend of ideal size, ergonomics, durability, and availability.