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Hot Wheels' real-life 'Rocket League' RC cars land November 1st

Oct 16 2018
If you've ever wondered what Rocket League would be like in real life, this RC version is as close of an approximation as you'll get to the video game. As teased earlier this year, Hot Wheels and Psyonix have teamed up to build an actual physical ver...

‘Spider-Man’ DLC arrives next Tuesday with new suits, more web slinging

Oct 16 2018
People can't stop talking about the PS4 exclusive game Marvel's Spider-Man, and now they'll have even more to chat about. The first chapter of a new DLC called The City that Never Sleeps launches on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: 'I will miss him tremendously'

Oct 16 2018
Yesterday, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65 following a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and today, Bill Gates shared a few thoughts on the man he says changed his life. "When I think about Paul, I remember a passionate...

Hulu to offer 'skinnier' live TV packages to cut costs

Oct 16 2018
A year and a half after getting into the live TV game, Hulu plans to scale back their live offerings. With a new "skinnier" bundle, Hulu would offer less live channels but more shows on-demand. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told The Information that the decis...

Qualcomm's new 60GHz WiFi chips promise better VR

Oct 16 2018
Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced a family of 60GHz WiFi chips, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1, which can deliver speeds of over 10Gbps. The WiFi 802.11ay standard that these chips use bring with it theoretical speeds that can surpass even mos...

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

Oct 16 2018
A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency's plan, net neutrality support was geographically widespread and spanned party...

Netflix expects to hit 146 million subscribers in Q4

Oct 16 2018
Three months ago, Netflix failed to meet its own prediction for worldwide subscriber growth, so there are a lot of eyes on today's results. Since then it's announced that CFO David Wells is leaving, snapped up property in LA, announced a new producti...

Google to split Chrome and Search from Android in EU

Oct 16 2018
Google is fighting the EU's Android antitrust fine tooth and nail, but it's also making major changes to its licensing policy to comply with that decision in the meantime. To begin with, it's separating the license for its standard apps from Chrome...

A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power

Oct 16 2018
Scottish Power has become the first of the UK's "big six" energy companies to completely drop fossil fuels for electricity generation, after selling off its remaining gas plants to power company Drax in a £702 million deal. In a statement, Scot...

Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Google's switch to a Samsung display

Oct 16 2018
When people noticed that the Pixel 3 XL's display was much better than its predecessor's, a common question emerged: did Google ditch LG for someone else? Yes, according to iFixit. The DIY repair house has torn down both the 3 XL and its smaller co...

Huawei unveils giant Mate 20 X phone, regular-sized wearable

Oct 16 2018
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei just showed off its latest flagship devices, including the Mate 20 smartphone and the Watch GT smartwatch. While those devices make a play for broader audiences, Huawei also went niche with a smartphone aimed at...

Fox Sports’ new virtual studio runs on Unreal Engine

Oct 16 2018
It's no secret that Epic Games has enabled a number of gaming studios to create more-realistic visuals with its Unreal game engine. Since its debut in 1998, powering the first-person shooter Unreal, the technology has evolved to power hundreds of gam...

Google Maps adds EV charging station info

Oct 16 2018
Following recent updates that help users plan their commutes and group events, Google Maps is now helping EV drivers figure out where to charge their vehicles. A new feature is rolling out today that will let you search for charging stations and prov...

Facebook is reportedly making a video chat camera for your TV

Oct 16 2018
Facebook's Portal cameras might just be the start of the company's plans to bring video chat to your home. Cheddar sources claimed that the social network is making a "camera-equipped device" that brings video chat and streaming services (including F...

Sony says it fixed message bug that crashed PS4s

Oct 16 2018
You might not have to dread receiving a message on your PS4. Sony's Twitter-based PlayStation UK support has told customers that the company has "fixed the issue" that let malicious PSN messages crash consoles. While the team didn't explain what had...

Discord’s game store is open to everyone

Oct 16 2018
Discord is marching further onto Steam's turf by opening up its game store to all users. The store arrived in August in a limited beta, and now everyone can pick up games directly from the app.

Fujifilm X-T3 review: An X-Series camera that gets video right

Oct 16 2018
Fujifilm's X-T3 sure looks a lot like the X-T2, but don't be deceived. Aside from the handsome, compact body, this is a smarter, more capable mirrorless camera in almost every way. It's got a higher-resolution sensor, much improved autofocus and...

Twitter sent out strange, nonsensical notifications to its users

Oct 16 2018
If you got a super weird Twitter notification today, featuring a seemingly random string of numbers a letters ending in a colon and another number, you're not alone. Quite a few users posted screenshots of the ones they received today, noting that wh...

These AI-generated fortunes are just as mysterious as the real thing

Oct 16 2018
Fortune cookies are as American as baseball and apple pie. Initially popularized in California at the turn of the 20th century, these after meal treats have long counseled casual diners with sage advice, prophetic phrases and lucky numbers. But why s...

Google’s Piano Genie lets anyone improvise classical music

Oct 16 2018
Google has taken the idea of Rock Band and Guitar Hero and pushed it one step further, creating an intelligent controller that lets you improvise on the piano and makes it sound like you actually know what you're doing, no matter how unskilled you ar...

Amazon announces recycling and green energy initiatives in US and UK

Oct 16 2018
Amazon has announced two new green initiatives in the US and the UK aimed at reducing waste and its carbon footprint. In the US, the company shared plans to invest $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which supports recycling infrastructure throughout th...

Huawei's latest phones use proprietary storage cards for some reason

Oct 16 2018
Huawei's Mate 20 phones bring some clever new features to the table, but there's one that you might not be so thrilled about: a proprietary storage format. The new handsets are the first to take NM Card, a Huawei-made design that offers the capacity...

Pinterest rolls out product recommendations for easier shopping

Oct 16 2018
Over the last few years, Pinterest has become not just a place to pin your favorite clothing or home decor ideas, but also where you would go to shop. Buyable pins would let you purchase items directly from Pinterest, while recommendation tools like...

Microsoft's Cortana mobile beta adds conversational voice control

Oct 16 2018
Microsoft just made Cortana considerably more useful on smartphones -- provided you're an early adopter. It has announced a version 3.0 beta for Android and iOS that delivers a major interface overhaul with some valuable features. Gone is the blue-la...

'Fortnite' Tournaments pit controller against keyboard and mouse

Oct 16 2018
Fortnite's 6.10 update arrived today, and with it, a new Tournaments feature gives everyone what developer Epic says is the chance to "compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory." Each tournament session lasts several hours, and everyon...