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The Panama Papers lawyers want to stop Netflix’s ‘The Laundromat’ [16 Oct 2019|11:28am]
Just days before The Laundromat is scheduled to arrive on Netflix, the lawyers portrayed in the movie have filed a defamation action against Netflix and are trying to prevent the film's release.


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Oppo’s Reno 2 has a 'sharkfin' pop-up camera and decent zoom on the cheap [16 Oct 2019|11:00am]
It's a hard time to launch a smartphone. We're clinging onto our phones for longer and innovation has slowed to crawl -- irrespective of what companies are telling us. A lot of us either want the greatest, latest phone, or simply want a good deal. Op...


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Analogue's $200 Pocket could be the ultimate retro gaming portable [16 Oct 2019|11:00am]
In just eight years, Analogue has transformed itself from a maker of wildly expensive bespoke Neo Geo consoles to a retro gaming giant. Capitalizing on the buzz around Nintendo's Classic Mini NES and the following mini console craze, the Seattle-base...


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Ang Lee chases cinema’s 120FPS future with ‘Gemini Man’ [16 Oct 2019|10:30am]
Ang Lee is curious. That's why the Oscar-winning director has spent the past decade fighting against the limitations of cinema -- 2D screens and the 24 frames-per-second standard -- instead of just making sure-fire hits. With Life of Pi, he dove into...


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Google rolls out real-time captioning starting with Pixel 4 [16 Oct 2019|10:20am]
At I/O in May, Google showcased its Live Caption tech, which provides captions for all audio on your device in real-time, except for voice and video calls. Google has now revealed when you'll be able to take advantage of the accessibility feature.


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Apple renews 'For All Mankind' before it even debuts [16 Oct 2019|10:12am]
Ahead of its debut next month, Apple has renewed the alternate history drama For All Mankind for a second season, according to Deadline and The Wrap. Deadline writes the early renewals are part of a strategy by Apple to ensure there's a steady supply...


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Nike opens NBA season with YouTube-themed Kevin Durant sneakers [16 Oct 2019|10:00am]
As the 2019-2020 NBA season gets ready to tip off on October 22nd, Nike has unveiled new colors of its signature basketball sneakers for opening week. One of those is the KD12 "YouTube," the latest edition of Kevin Durant's performance shoe that's th...


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Giphy Arcade lets you play, create and share your own bite-sized games [16 Oct 2019|10:00am]
While it has evolved over the last few years to be more than just a place to find your favorite looping images, Giphy's experiments with short-form video and emoji have felt like an extension of its obsession with GIFs. Giphy Arcade, a new subsection...


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Pixel 4 pre-orders at Amazon include a free $100 gift card [16 Oct 2019|09:11am]
If you wanted to pre-order one of Google's Pixel 4 phones and haven't already, you might be in for a treat. Amazon is offering a $100 gift card to anyone who buys the Pixel 4 (starting at $799) or Pixel 4 XL (starting at $899) ahead of launch. You're...


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The Morning After: Google finally reveals the Pixel 4 [16 Oct 2019|08:10am]
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Now that Google's big hardware event has happened, we can end the leaks and start playing around with the Pixel 4. Tuesday also brought in big news about League of Legends and Sony's immersive new format for mus...


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Vatican launches $110 'click to pray' wearable rosary [16 Oct 2019|08:01am]
The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church with the launch of a "Click to Pray" eRosary -- a wearable device connected to a mobile app that's activated by making the sign of the cross.


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First major ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ update adds Dire Maul dungeon [16 Oct 2019|04:08am]
World of Warcraft Classic was (re)released just a short time ago, but there's already more stuff to do. Blizzard has added the three-part Dire Maul dungeon, jammed with elves, ogres and other bad things, marking the first major content release for th...


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SpaceX is requesting permission to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites [16 Oct 2019|02:04am]
The SpaceX Starlink constellation may end up almost four times bigger than what the company originally planned. According to SpaceNews, the company has asked the International Telecommunication Union for permission to access spectrum for 30,000 more...


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'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will land on mobile and consoles in 2020 [15 Oct 2019|11:14pm]
Riot Games is launching League of Legends: Wild Rift on Android, iOS and consoles in 2020 -- along with a few other new games. Reports about a mobile game meant to expand LoL's reach in Asia started surfacing earlier this year -- now the developer ha...


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Riot celebrates ten years of 'LoL' by finally announcing new games [15 Oct 2019|11:01pm]
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of League of Legends, Riot Games is celebrating its hit title by expanding the franchise -- and more. That includes League of Legends: Wild Rift, a 5v5 version of the MOBA that will be playable on consoles and mobil...


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Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck Model 3s to make them safer [15 Oct 2019|08:39pm]
Despite what Elon Musk may think of media coverage when it comes to Tesla accidents, we don't want to see the company's EVs smashing into anything. This time, Tesla is giving everyone a look at how the company tests out its vehicles to get them ready...


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Twitter outlines when it would restrict world leaders' tweets [15 Oct 2019|05:45pm]
Twitter is shedding more light on its approach to restricting world leaders' tweets -- not that it'll satisfy everyone. The social network stressed in a blog post that leaders "are not above our policies entirely" and that it would take enforcement...


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The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and truly dead [16 Oct 2019|07:00am]
When Google introduced Cardboard at I/O 2014, a lot of people thought it was a joke. A cardboard-based contraption that turned your phone into a primitive VR headset seemed more like a kid's science project than a serious endeavor. But Google's Cardb...


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There's now a Harry Potter subscription service [16 Oct 2019|06:01am]
Everything is a subscription service nowadays, so frankly it's a surprise it's taken so long for the Harry Potter franchise to get in on the action, but that it has, in the form of Wizarding World Gold. The 12-month sub includes a whole bunch of magi...


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Huawei reports increased sales despite US sanctions [16 Oct 2019|05:05am]
Huawei's latest quarterly results show that the Chinese company is doing just fine, despite ongoing trade issues with America. Third-quarter revenue is up 24.4 percent on the same period last year, while the company says it has shipped more than 185...


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