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A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday

55 min 35 sec ago
Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern and is scheduled to run until the wee hours next Su...

Apple will repair 'sticky' MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards

2 hours 26 min ago
Apple launched a new keyboard service program today, acknowledging that the keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models are prone to issues. If users of particular models find that letters or characters repeat unexpectedly or don't appear at...

California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy

2 hours 46 min ago
California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has been rigorously opposed by tech companies like Amazon and...

Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app

3 hours 15 min ago
Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your favorite subreddits. So, Reddit is pulling from a...

Tesla closes solar installation centers as part of layoffs

3 hours 43 min ago
Tesla's recently announced layoffs may hurt its solar panel business particularly hard. Reuters sources and leaked documents have revealed that Tesla is closing roughly a dozen solar installation centers in nine states as part of the job cuts. There...

Amazon brings its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app to iOS

4 hours 14 min ago
Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited first launched onto Fire devices in 2012. The curated video and book service made the jump to Android last year and has just landed on iOS. It brings with it the same features as on other platforms, including...

Tesla built Model 3 assembly 'tents' to meet production goals

4 hours 41 min ago
Remember how Elon Musk casually mentioned that Tesla had built a new assembly line in just three weeks to help it meet its lofty Model 3 production goals? It was more audacious than you might have thought. A combination of follow-up tweets from Mus...

Microsoft’s ICE involvement illustrates tech’s denial problem

5 hours 11 min ago
Nearly a decade ago, I had the good fortune of being one of the last people to interview the founder of Commodore International, Jack Tramiel (famous for Commodore computers and the popular C64), before he passed away. At 83 he died from heart failur...

First episode of ‘Life is Strange 2’ debuts September 27th

5 hours 30 min ago
A month ago, studio Dontnod revealed that its graphic adventure game Life Is Strange had sold 3 million copies -- and a sequel was on the way. Apparently it was pretty far along when they made the announcement. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2...

'Arena of Valor' beta registration for Nintendo Switch is live

5 hours 48 min ago
Arena of Valor was one of the biggest games at E3 this year, you just didn't know it. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate it was featured in the Nintendo Direct broadcast, and, like Smash there was also a giant tournament featuring the game in downtown LA...

Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

6 hours 9 min ago
While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "whe...

Play ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ on the Switch September 28th

6 hours 32 min ago
We heard at E3 that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game styled to look just like the anime, would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Today, publisher Bandai Namco gave a release date, September 28th. But those who preo...

Bethesda lawsuit claims ‘Westworld’ game is ‘Fallout Shelter’ rip-off

6 hours 53 min ago
Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit this week against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros., alleging that the new Westworld mobile game is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter, Polygon reports. The company cites a number of reviews of Westworld...

'Semblance' is proof of Nintendo's new indie hustle

7 hours 11 min ago
I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar in the center of the room as game developers, pre...

Facebook will soon let you know how much time you spend 'socializing'

7 hours 28 min ago
Facebook is developing a feature that will let you know how much time you spend on it. TechCrunch found an unreleased tool deep in the code for the platform's Android app called "Your Time On Facebook" which shows how much time, on average, you spend...

Tinder tests a 'Picks' feature to save you from endless swiping

7 hours 50 min ago
Today, Tinder announced that it is testing a new feature called Picks, which highlights matches who fit your particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities and more. It's currently being tested on iOS in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Ca...

The best alarm clock

8 hours 11 min ago
By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After spending...

Netflix crime thriller ‘Ozark’ returns August 31st

8 hours 27 min ago
When we left Ozark's Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), it looked like he had struck a deal that solved his and his family's most immediate and life-threatening problems. But moments later that all went away, setting the Byrdes up for a whole host of new t...

‘Babylon 5’ is great, so why does it look so bad?

8 hours 41 min ago
When the histories of this golden age of television are written, they will likely begin with The Sopranos. But that would be a mistake because the template a lot of modern-day TV copies was instead created by Babylon 5. A decade before The Wire would...

Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness

8 hours 55 min ago
Last year, Facebook launched a somewhat controversial Messenger app for children called, appropriately, Messenger Kids. Now, the company is introducing new features and expanding availability for the app. Parents in Canada and Peru can sign their chi...

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