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'Hamsterdam' is the rhythmic rodent brawler we've been waiting for

1 hour 7 min ago
Big fun sometimes comes in small packages. Hamsterdam from Muse Games is one such example.

Netflix is testing a $3.64 mobile plan in India

1 hour 42 min ago
Netflix is testing a less expensive mobile-only plan in India, which may help it expand its userbase in the world's second most populous nation. A small number of users are reportedly trying the plan, which, at 250 rupees (around $3.64) per month, is...

Boeing sold essential safety features as extras on 737 Max

2 hours 8 min ago
Boeing charged airlines extra for two safety features that may have been able to detect in advance issues with the 737 Max planes involved in fatal crashes, according to the New York Times. The additional sensors provided checks on data collected by...

Instagram is the latest hotbed for conspiracy theories

2 hours 32 min ago
You might open Instagram to see what your friends are doing, look at a cute puppy or like pretty pictures of other people's food -- but there's something much darker under the surface. While other platforms are working to eradicate hate speech and st...

Four players fight for undersea supremacy in 'Swimsanity'

2 hours 58 min ago
If you've ever watched The Little Mermaid and thought to yourself, "dang, that'd be some good hunting," have I got the game for you. Swimsanity is a four-player adventure shooter set at the bottom of the sea that offers a surprisingly wide variety of...

Wirecutter's best deals: Save $75 on Anker's Nebula Mars Lite projector

3 hours 22 min ago
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A week with Twitter's attempt at a more civil internet

3 hours 47 min ago
Over the past few months, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been adamant that one of his goals is to "increase the health of public conversation" on the site. Because it's no secret that, as great as Twitter is at connecting you with people across the worl...

What to expect from Apple's streaming video event

4 hours 13 min ago
Can Apple actually take on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in the increasingly crowded world of streaming video? We're about to find out on March 25th, when Apple is expected to give us a glimpse at its long-awaited video service. It's something the com...

Short film created in Unreal Engine showcases a photorealistic world

4 hours 39 min ago
A short film that premiered at GDC highlights the photorealism potential of Unreal Engine, and it would be easy to assume Rebirth is a live-action short given how life-like it looks. The video depicts an atmospheric environment full of craggy rocks,...

Ford is investing $850 million to build EVs in Michigan

5 hours 1 min ago
To boost its electric vehicle (EV) production, Ford is investing $850 million in its Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant. It hopes to make the plant the home of its EV production. To do so, the company will also hire 900 employees incrementally throu...

Streaming subscriptions overtook cable in 2018

5 hours 14 min ago
Cable companies have been nervous about streaming services for a while, but now they have a particularly good reason to be jittery. An MPAA report citing IHS Markit data has shown that there were more subscriptions worldwide to online video services...

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex internet streaming TV

5 hours 30 min ago
Comcast's latest bundle isn't a cable TV service, exactly, since it's aimed at its subscribers who only have internet service. Xfinity Flex will tie together paid internet video services as well as free ad-supported options in what VP Matt Strauss ca...

Over 20,000 Facebook employees had access to 600 million user passwords

5 hours 50 min ago
It's a day of the week ending in the letter "y," so it should come as little surprise there's news of another Facebook privacy transgression. The company says it found in January that some user passwords were stored in plain text on its servers. Face...

Google is convinced it can get game streaming right

6 hours 27 min ago
Phil Harrison won't budge. As a vice president and general manager at Google, he's spent the past 15 minutes explaining why Stadia, the company's freshly announced game-streaming service, will actually work on the existing internet infrastructure acr...

Mindy Kaling’s awkward teen comedy is coming to Netflix

6 hours 43 min ago
Mindy Kaling is bringing "relatable, awkward teen moments" to Netflix. She announced on Twitter that she and screenwriter Lang Fisher are working on a 10-episode comedy. Loosely based on Kaling's own childhood, it will portray the modern-day life of...

Tesla alleges self-driving car startup Zoox stole company secrets

7 hours 24 min ago
Tesla filed a lawsuit this week against four former employees for allegedly stealing trade secrets and providing them to a rival company. According to the complaint filed with the US district court for Northern California, the ex-Tesla workers gave c...

T-Mobile opens a home internet trial in rural and underserved areas

7 hours 46 min ago
T-Mobile is rolling out home internet service with an invitation-only trial starting today. It hopes to connect 50,000 homes in rural and underserved areas through the LTE program this year.

MoviePass founder's next big idea: Free movie tickets for watching ads

8 hours 27 min ago
Stacy Spikes just wants to get people to the movies. As the co-founder and CEO of MoviePass, he helped popularize the idea of cinema subscriptions. (This was before MoviePass brought in a new CEO and his ambitious -- but ultimately unsustainable -- $...

Pinterest hires the exec behind Walmart's tech transformation

8 hours 27 min ago
If you're wondering how serious Pinterest is about turning itself into more of a shopping portal, here's your answer: the company has just hired former Walmart CTO Jeremy King as Head of Engineering. King headed Walmart's e-commerce team and oversaw...

Finland is investigating Nokia phones sending data to China

8 hours 39 min ago
Finland's data protection watchdog is investigating Nokia owner HMD over claims its mobiles sent data to Chinese servers. The probe follows a report by Norway's public broadcaster NRK in which it claimed to have proof that Nokia phones are transmitti...