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PCs are actually exciting again

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:30
Last year's Computex showed us how the PC would evolve. This year, that evolution began to feel concrete. Hardware is getting better across the board, as you'd expect. But there's also a renewed focus on productivity -- doing work that can't be done...

Makers of ‘Life Is Strange’ announce psychological thriller ‘Twin Mirror’

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:23
Studio Dontnod came back from its embattled game Remember Me with 2015's Life Is Strange, a critical darling lauded for its rich characters and themes. Last week, the developer released the very different Vampyr, a WWI-era science-meets-supernatural...

Verizon cuts prices on Fitbit Versa, UE Boom 2 speaker for June - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:22
And you can get extra protection for your phone, too.

Carfection: For the love of cars Podcast, Ep. 1 - Manual Porsches and classic Ferraris - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:21
Welcome to the Carfection audio podcast. This week we cover everything awesome that the Carfection crew have been up to in the past few weeks and look forward to a thrilling 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Halloween trailer: Jamie Lee Curtis guns for Michael Myers - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:18
All you need to stop a masked man with a knife is a scarred woman with a gun.

Apple might cut new-model iPhone production by 20 percent this year - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:13
The company has reportedly asked parts suppliers to make fewer components.

Yahoo Messenger will shut down next month. Bye, Felicia - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:05
Oath is killing off another old-school messaging app.

IBM's world-class Summit supercomputer gooses speed with AI abilities - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:00
It's as big as two tennis courts and has 9,216 processors boosted with 27,648 graphics chips.

Google's Free Wifi is Becoming a Way of Life in India

SlashDot - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:00
Sushma U N, writing for Quartz: American internet search giant Google has completed the rollout of one of the world's biggest public wifi projects in India. On June 07, Google said it now offers free high-speed public wifi at 400 railway stations in Asia's third-largest economy, in partnership with the government-owned Indian Railways and RailTel, which operates a fibre network along the country's massive network of train tracks. The company had announced the initiative back in 2015 during prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The Mumbai Central station in India's financial capital was the first to get the facility in January 2016. Now, over 8 million people use the service, Google said in a blog post. "On average, people consume 350MB of data per session, roughly the size of a half-hour television episode, and over half of the people using Google Station engage in multiple online sessions a day," the company said.

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The best portable air conditioner

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 12:00
By Liam McCabe & Tyler Wells Lynch 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 he...

‘Stranger Things’ novel will tell the story of Eleven’s mother

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:39
Stranger Things is getting a prequel, but not one you'll be able to stream on Netflix. Instead, a novel is scheduled to be released next spring that will center on Eleven's mother Terry and the MKUltra program, Deadline reports. It will be written by...

The world is not ready for an electric Lamborghini - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:33
Literally -- the company doesn't believe the tech is ready yet.

VR Helps Manage Pain in French ER

PCMag News - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:32
Rather than using drugs to help manage pain for minor (yet painful) procedures such as stitches, burn treatments, or having a catheter inserted, patients can lose themselves in a virtual reality Zen garden among other things.

Yahoo Messenger to Be Discontinued July 17

PCMag News - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:32
The announcement comes just six months after Yahoo and AOL parent company Oath discontinued AIM. If you're interested in downloading your Yahoo Messenger chat history, be sure to do that soon.

Oath is Killing Off Yahoo Messenger on July 17

SlashDot - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:21
Yahoo Messenger is to be discontinued in just over a month. Yahoo owner Oath has announced that it is killing off its famous Messenger service on July 17. From a report: After this date, chatting will no longer be available, and users have just six months to download their chat histories. At the moment, there is no direct replacement for Yahoo Messenger, but users are being advised that they can request an invite for the beta version of the invite-only group messaging app Yahoo Squirrel. In an FAQ about the announcement, Yahoo addresses why the decision to shutter the service was taken. "We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change over, we're focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs."

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A 3D-printed house you can actually live in should be ready by 2019

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:21
In The Netherlands, a company called Van Wijnen is working with the city of Eindhoven to build the world's first community of 3D-printed houses. The planned community will have fire houses, all printed with concrete. Each subsequent house will build...

Lose yourself in the ever-shifting 'Shape of the World'

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 11:00
Sometimes I need a video game that doesn't involve shooting people or decapitating monsters. (Sorry, Bloodborne and Wolfeinstein II: The new Colossus.) My brain cells crave something quieter, like a meandering dive through Abzu or a free-roaming sess...

AAA wants you to get married in its self-driving Las Vegas shuttle - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 10:49
It's probably not the weirdest way to get married in Vegas.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot expands into gaming with China's Tencent

Engadget - Fri, 2018-06-08 10:48
J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, the company behind blockbuster films and TV shows like Star Trek, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Lost and Westworld, is making a jump into gaming. It's joining forces with Chinese gaming giant Tencent, and min...

Your Google account sign-in will look different next week - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-06-08 10:47
No, you're not crazy. Yes, it looks different. No, it's not a phishing scam.