Razer Destiny 2 peripherals collection is made for PC gamers
Razer has taken the wraps off a new line of PC gaming peripherals, all of them branded with Destiny 2 imagery. The collection is comprised of a keyboard, mousepad, and headphones, all of them designed specifically for gamers; the game itself, of course, doesn’t arrive for a couple months, and so it’s no surprise the peripherals aren’t available yet, either. … Continue reading...
Game of Thrones pirates beware: HBO is watching you
One of the most popular television shows is also one of the most pirated television shows: Game of Thrones. The series has been marred by piracy in various ways throughout its life, not the least of which was the major leak that resulted in a handful of episodes hitting torrents networks before airing on HBO. Now that the seventh and … Continue reading...
Ancient human ‘ghost’ species revealed by saliva protein
A simple salivary protein has revealed a so-called ‘ghost’ species of ancient humans, a new study reveals, hinting at the existence of an archaic species that swapped genetic material with human ancestors. It is well known that ancient hominin species contributed to the rise of modern humans, not the least of which is the Neanderthals and lesser known Denisovans. Such … Continue reading...
Chrome OS lock screen apps hinted by notes feature
It seems a new feature is inbound for Chromebooks, and it’ll involve being able to take notes from the lock screen. The feature was spotted recently in the Chromium repository, and it indicates the feature will be arriving soon as a new tool for the laptop’s primary account holder. The feature itself, though, is part of a larger effort that … Continue reading...
Splatoon 2 release could be ruined by Nintendo’s online ineptitude
After months of waiting, today is the day that Splatoon 2 arrives. Through numerous test fire events, Switch-owning gamers should already have a good idea if this game is for them, and for everyone who’s on the fence, the stellar reviews for the game may push them to take the plunge. It should be an exciting day for Switch owners, … Continue reading...
Splatoon 2 release could be ruined by Nintendo’s online ineptitude
After months of waiting, today is the day that Splatoon 2 arrives. Through numerous test fire events, Switch-owning gamers should already have a good idea if this game is for them, and for everyone who’s on the fence, the stellar reviews for the game may push them to take the plunge. It should be an exciting day for Switch owners, … Continue reading...
Phobos makes surprise appearance in Hubble Mars photo
NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a time lapse of Phobos, a tiny rock-like moon, orbiting around Mars. The resulting composite image of the 13 total exposures shows what appears to be a bright dot of light near Mars…it looks something like a spec of dust that reflected light back at a camera. That ‘speck of dust,’ though, is a … Continue reading...
Phobos makes surprise appearance in Hubble Mars photo
NASA‘s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a time lapse of Phobos, a tiny rock-like moon, orbiting around Mars. The resulting composite image of the 13 total exposures shows what appears to be a bright dot of light near Mars…it looks something like a spec of dust that reflected light back at a camera. That ‘speck of dust,’ though, is a … Continue reading...
This robot can grow and it may help perform surgery one day
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept robot that is able to grow, a functionality that may have big implications for the medical field in coming years, though there are other potential uses for such a creation. The robot doesn’t grow how you’re likely imaging — it’s not like a human, that is. Instead, the growing robot can be imagined as something … Continue reading...
Blizzard has terrible news for some gamers
Bad news for some of you Blizzard fans: the company has revealed that it will soon end support for some legacy Windows operating systems. This, importantly, means that you won’t be able to play any of Blizzard’s more recent games if you’re still using one of these OSes. It is worth pointing out, however, that the best Blizzard gave ever … Continue reading...
Lyft self-driving car plans put it in the big leagues
Lyft is developing its own self-driving car technology, joining rideshare rival Uber and a host of automakers in chasing driverless vehicles. The company is opening a new self-driving research facility in Palo Alto, CA. over the next few weeks, Lyft announced today. However, where other companies have closely guarded their autonomous tech, Lyft is taking a very different approach. That’s … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO Fest Update: Legendary Raid Birds, Live Stream [VIDEO]
This morning we’re having a peek at the latest update to Pokemon GO, one made almost exclusively for the oncoming event Pokemon GO Fest. This update includes a number of new image files, several of which are Legendary Pokemon. These new Legendary Pokemon files indicate that – believe it or not – we’ll be getting SHINY Legendary Pokemon in addition … Continue reading...
Ford F-150 Police Responder gives pickup a pursuit makeover
Ford’s F-150 may be the US’ best selling vehicle, but now the pickup has been drafted into police service. The 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the first pickup to be pursuit-rated, good for chases at sustained speeds of 100 mph. Meanwhile, Ford has sent the truck back to the engineering lab to get a full makeover for active duty. Its … Continue reading...
Pi-top Review – Building the Future
While the Raspberry Pi is undoubtedly the darling of makers and tinkerers, it has always been envisioned for use in education. But in order to keep the single board computer (SBC) affordable and accessible, the Raspberry Pi had to remain what it is today: a bare bones board that, by itself, isn’t exactly useful. You need at least an external … Continue reading...
Google Pi Intercom: How to build your own Google Home
Who said going retro is only for games? Vinyl is back in fashion so why couldn’t other electronics be as well? That is probably the thought going through the mind of MisterM over at instructables when he started this “Google Pi Intercom” project. The name might be a bit misleading, because it is essential a makeshift Google Home that is … Continue reading...
Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder lets kids feel like a Jedi
In a few months, the Star Wars craze will hit the world again with the premiere of the Last Jedi. But before that happens, you can train your own padawans in the old ways of the Force by introducing them to the original (and some would say the best) Star Wars episodes (definitely not I to III). And what better … Continue reading...
Firefox Focus celebrates 1M Android downloads with new features
Firefox Focus is a bit of an odd duck. It launched first on iOS, where Firefox itself launched last. It had very limited features and a singled-minded focus on privacy. And yet it seems to have struck a chord with many mobile users, even on Android where the app has been around for less than a month. It managed to … Continue reading...
LG G4 Android 7.0 Nougat update available for some models
Some, in fact most, manufacturers have short term memories. They tend to forget devices that sometimes aren’t even that old. Even those that are just 2 years old. Fortunately, LG, who prides itself for being a good Android citizen, hasn’t forgotten yet. Owners of the LG G4 have received notifications to upgrade to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat version. But … Continue reading...
New Nokia 3310 torture test: see how it fares
Although Nokia didn’t exactly start its rebirth with it, its new Nokia 3310 quickly stole the spotlight from its higher end and more modern Android phones, While kids these days will probably sport questioning looks and raised eyebrows, mobile veterans will remember the model fondly for a durability that today’s phones can only dream of. But does the new Nokia … Continue reading...
Intel Clover Trail PCs – security updates until 2023 only
If you were one of the early, and probably disappointed, adopters of the first breed of Windows 8.1 hybrids and convertibles, Microsoft has a good news, bad news thing for you. The good news is that your device is going to be supported for another six years. The bad news is that it only applies to security fixes. As far … Continue reading...