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Netflix says 26.4 million accounts watched ‘The Irishman’ in its first week [10 Dec 2019|03:45pm]
Netflix had a lot riding on The Irishman -- the Martin Scorsese crime saga starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The film has been in the works for almost a decade, and Netflix, which reportedly invested as much as $200 million, has been...


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'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will be a PlayStation exclusive until 2021 [10 Dec 2019|03:16pm]
There was little doubt that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be a premier PlayStation title, but it's now clear just how long everyone else will have to wait to play it. Deal-finder Wario64 has discovered box art showing that the reborn RPG will be a...


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Google Chrome will warn you if your logins have been stolen [10 Dec 2019|03:02pm]
Google is adding several new features to Chrome to keep you safe while browsing online. To start, the next time you try to login into a website, Chrome will warn you if your username and password were compromised in a data breach. It will also sugges...


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iOS 13.3 arrives with improved parental controls [10 Dec 2019|02:45pm]
That inadvertent confirmation of iOS 13.3's imminent release was on the mark. Apple has released the new software (plus iPadOS 13.3), whose centerpiece is an improvement to Screen Time parental controls. You can set limits on who your kids can call,...


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'Axiom Verge 2' and more indie games will hit Switch in 2020 [10 Dec 2019|02:31pm]
Nintendo has already curated a library of wonderfully weird independent games on the Switch, and it's not slowing down in 2020. The company today revealed a handful of indie titles heading to the Switch next year, including heavy hitters like Axiom V...


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Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption [10 Dec 2019|01:44pm]
If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, acting Ho...


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AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV [10 Dec 2019|01:13pm]
Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&T is currently testing the ads on DirecTV, its satellite TV service, an...


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NVIDIA's RTX GPUs will speed up Maya 2020 workloads [10 Dec 2019|01:00pm]
Now that NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards are boosting performance for Adobe's Creative Cloud suite and Blender, it was only a matter of time until Maya, the 3D creation tool widely used for Hollywood films and TV shows, joined the party. NVIDIA announced...


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The most expensive new Mac Pro configuration costs $52,599 [10 Dec 2019|12:49pm]
If you've been waiting to get the best Mac money can buy, well, today's the day. Apple's new Mac Pro is on sale, and it starts at an eye-popping $5,999. That's a lot of cash for the average user, but maybe not so much if you make your living on how f...


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Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset [10 Dec 2019|12:36pm]
Magic Leap's augmented reality headset reportedly hasn't sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It's launching an Enterprise Suite that includes a Magic Leap 1 headset (an...


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Former Apple exec claims the company spied on his text messages [10 Dec 2019|11:49am]
A former Apple executive is claiming the company spied on his text messages before suing him. In February, Gerard Williams III, who spent almost 10 years working on mobile device chips at Apple, left the company. The same month, he joined NuVia Inc -...


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Apple's redesigned Mac Pro is now available [10 Dec 2019|12:26pm]
Right on cue, Apple has started taking orders for the redesigned Mac Pro and its optional Pro Display XDR. The workstation is available starting at $5,999 with an eight-core 3.5GHz Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics and a 256GB sol...


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VSCO buys 360 camera company Rylo to create mobile editing tools [10 Dec 2019|11:36am]
VSCO, the popular photo editing app and inspiration for the VSCO girl meme, just acquired Rylo, a video camera and editing company. With the deal, VSCO is doubling down on its commitment to video and plans to "accelerate the delivery of innovative vi...


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Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day [10 Dec 2019|12:03pm]
An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you.


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The best smartphones and smartwatches this holiday season [10 Dec 2019|12:00pm]
After months of thinking, curating, photographing, more thinking, we've come up with a holiday gift guide that covers all the bases (and budgets), from laptops and mobile devices, to toys, to the smart home, to book and media recommendations (only on...


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Waze can warn you about unplowed roads during winter [10 Dec 2019|11:25am]
Winter is full of driving challenges, particularly unplowed roads -- they're slogs at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Waze might help you steer clear, though. It just updated its Android and iOS apps with the ability to report unplowed road...


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Google Fi will warn you about spam calls [10 Dec 2019|10:34am]
Google has been extending its cell carrier service, Fi, by offering an unlimited calling and data plan and expanding to cover the iPhone as well as Android devices. However, there were issues with the Fi experience, with some customers complaining ab...


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'Babylon's Fall' trailer reveals a painterly hack-and-slash from PlatinumGames [10 Dec 2019|10:23am]
After first teasing the game at E3 2018, today's State of Play livestream finally offered us a glimpse at Babylon's Fall, the latest collaboration between Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix and Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames.


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Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset [10 Dec 2019|10:07am]
At last, your Oculus Quest is ready to double as a PC VR headset. Oculus has released a Link beta that lets you use Rift titles on the Quest when you're physically connected to your PC. You'll want a long, "high quality" USB 3 cable (Oculus suggest...


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Facebook's big Portal update adds livestreams and 'Mic Drop' karaoke [10 Dec 2019|10:00am]
Facebook is adding a slew of new features to Portal, and just in time for all the video calling the holiday season demands. First up, Facebook Live -- you'll now be able to livestream from Portal directly to your Facebook profile, a feature which is...


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