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This is the end of 'Kentucky Route Zero' [27 Jan 2020|12:00pm]
Kentucky Route Zero ends with a funeral.

It's a beautiful sight. The ceremony is in front of a towering dilapidated barn that serves as the anchor for a pastoral artists' community buried deep in the Kentucky woods. The setting sun bathes the town i...


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A Vermont bill would bring emoji license plates to the US [27 Jan 2020|11:43am]
With their ability to add a dash of color and whimsy to a text message, emoji have become an indispensable part of our online interactions. Thanks to a new piece of proposed legislation introduced last week in the Vermont House of Representatives, th...


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Avast packaged detailed user data to be sold for millions of dollars [27 Jan 2020|11:16am]
The popular antivirus program Avast has been selling users data to giant companies like Google, Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found. Avast reportedly scraped data from its antivirus software and hande...


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GM spends $2.2 billion to set up an EV-only plant in Detroit [27 Jan 2020|11:05am]
GM just demonstrated that electric vehicles can create jobs in addition to taking them away. The automaker has revealed plans for a $2.2 billion investment that will turn its Detroit-Hamtramck facility into its first assembly plant completely devoted...


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HP Elite Dragonfly review: Pretty powerful for a 2-pound laptop [27 Jan 2020|11:00am]






When HP launched the Elite Dragonfly, it made bold claims about this laptop being "lighter than air." Obviously, that's marketing hyperbole -- nothing tangible actually weighs less than air -- but the Elite Dragonfly is still pretty light. It c...


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Amazon is having a sale on all of its Fire TV streamers [27 Jan 2020|10:14am]
Amazon has dropped prices across its Fire TV range. These aren't the lowest prices ever, but it's a consistent cut across the board, making it a good time to buy in if you're updating your TV setup. First up, the second generation Fire TV Stick which...


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The iPad hasn't killed laptops, but Apple will keep trying [27 Jan 2020|10:00am]
Ten years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the last all-new product line that Apple would launch in his lifetime. Initially, the iPad was mocked for its name and derided as a "giant iPod touch." But it caught on quickly with the public and inspired a host...


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Motorola may be working on a pen-equipped Galaxy Note rival [27 Jan 2020|09:25am]
Motorola has tried numerous tricks over the years to stand out from the smartphone crowd, but its latest may sound familiar: offer a pen-toting phone to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. Well-established leaker Evan Blass has shared a peek...


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The company behind the Eve V laptop is back with crowd-developed monitors [27 Jan 2020|02:17pm]
Finnish company Eve focuses on crowd-developed products, taking input from gamers and power users to shape hardware designs. In 2017 the Eve V, a convertible tablet similar to the Microsoft Surface, was a strong effort -- it packed more RAM than simi...


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Can Byte recreate the magic of Vine? [27 Jan 2020|01:45pm]
When Twitter shuttered Vine in 2018, it was the end of not just another video service but also the death of a wonderfully quirky part of the internet. Vine's six-second videos somehow gave birth to a treasure trove of time-lapsed punchlines, zingy on...


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IBM uses AI to predict progress of Huntington's disease symptoms [27 Jan 2020|01:17pm]
IBM is using its AI-based health prediction skills to help tackle the challenge of Huntington's disease. The tech firm has teamed up with CHDI Foundation on an artificial intelligence model that can predict when patients will experience Huntington's...


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Apple's latest iPad is back down to $250 in Amazon's tablet sale [27 Jan 2020|09:10am]
Amazon has slashed prices across Apple's range of iPads, and there are savings to be had whatever model you might be in the market for. The $250 10.2 inch 32GB deal is back again -- great for people on a budget. It's not the lowest price ever, but a...


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Amazon slashes Echo Buds to $90 [27 Jan 2020|08:25am]
Amazon's Echo Buds have had their first ever price drop, and are now on sale for $90 instead of the usual $130. This AirPods alternative does a lot of things well: its customizable, the hands-free Alexa function works great – and the noise-canc...


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The Morning After: Be careful with Motorola's Razr [27 Jan 2020|07:36am]
Hey, good morning! The second wave of foldable phones approaches, and the companies behind them are politely reminding us that, despite their $1,000-plus price tags, it's early days. You might recall Samsung's struggles with its Galaxy Fold review de...


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Watch the first full trailer for Netflix's divisive 'Ghost in the Shell' series [27 Jan 2020|06:38am]
Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for its 3DCG anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 and announced that it will arrive in April of 2020. The video reveals that the entire original cast from the Ghost in the Shell SAC series, including Atsushi Na...


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Vine successor Byte vows to fix its spam problem [27 Jan 2020|04:40am]
Vine replacement Byte already seems to be a success, gathering not only former Vine users but the TikTok crowd, too. With that popularity has come a new problem, however: comment spam. In particular, the crowds of new users are treating Byte like a g...


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Honda E first drive: Futuristic and incredibly fun to drive [27 Jan 2020|03:00am]




It's a miracle the Honda E is even here, considering how much Honda seemed to hate electric cars. And yet, here I am in Valencia, Spain, ready to drive this adorable EV, which is slated to go on sale in summer 2020 in Europe and Japan only.

Unti...


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Apple envisions a Mac made from a sheet of curved glass [26 Jan 2020|11:31pm]
Apple is known to explore unusual Mac designs, but its latest may be more eye-catching than most. The company has applied for a patent on a desktop Mac design whose main body consists of a single, curved sheet of glass -- a wedge at the back could b...


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Court reinstates lawsuit challenging online sex trafficking law [26 Jan 2020|10:00pm]
Civil liberty advocates are getting a second chance to challenge the legitimacy of the FOSTA-SESTA online sex trafficking law. An appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit claiming that FOSTA-SESTA violates First Amendment protections for free speech....


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Nintendo will stop repairing Wii consoles in March [27 Jan 2020|05:35am]
Nintendo's Wii has had a phenomenal run since its 2006 launch, selling more than 101 million consoles across its seven-year lifespan. Now, years after it was supplanted by the Wii U and then the Switch, Nintendo is announcing that it'll no longer ser...


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