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A tiny Xbox One S is the latest American Girl accessory

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:43pm
As in all children's toys, representation in American Girl's line of dolls is key: The last to be introduced was a Latin American girl destined to reach Mars. But maybe owners just want to see theirs kick back, relax, and play a few rounds of Fortnit...

US regulator blocks sales of device that fools Tesla's Autopilot

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:18pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has demanded that the company behind a gadget called the Autopilot Buddy stops selling the device in the US. The gizmo makes Tesla's Autopilot think a driver has their hands on the steering w...

The Weather Channel's mixed reality broadcasts debut tomorrow

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:46pm
In April, the Weather Channel announced that it would be incorporating immersive, mixed reality content into its broadcasts that will give viewers a realistic look at weather events. Well it's ready to debut that content and tomorrow morning, you'll...

Four 'Star Trek' series are in the works from 'Discovery' showrunner

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:15pm
Get ready for more Trek than you can shake a phaser at. According to a report at Variety, CBS has signed a five-year deal with current Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman's production company to expand the television franchise to new live action serie...

T-Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:54pm
You've heard T-Mobile and Sprint try to sell you on their proposed merger, but it's now regulators' turn to get an earful. The two carriers have submitted their Public Interest Statement to the FCC outlining the claimed benefits of the union, and it...

'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto Android next month

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:33pm
Alto's Odyssey, the sequel to the classic snowboarding endless runner Alto's Adventure, is headed to Android next month. Players on iOS devices have explored the Apple Design Award-winning game's gorgeous desert landscapes since February, though Andr...

Uber, Waymo and others to study the 'human impact' of self-driving cars

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:12pm
A group of companies have just formed a new organization that will study the impact self-driving cars could have on humans, like the millions that stand to lose their jobs to autonomous vehicles in the future. The Partnership for Transportation Innov...

Wear OS watches get (slightly) useful interactive faces

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:51pm
Look at all that space on your smartwatch's face. You could be doing so much more with it. In addition to simply displaying the time, date, current weather and your fitness progress, your watch's canvas could also do things like launch apps, switch m...

Oppo's all-screen Find X hides a pop-up selfie camera

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:30pm
Almost every phone manufacturer is trying to develop a handset with a truly edge-to-edge display. Most end up with a small notch, but others are finding new and unusual ways to hide the front-facing camera. Oppo, for instance, has packed a tiny motor...

Care by Volvo XC40 delays are a sign of things to come

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:19pm
Care by Volvo is an affordable and convenient subscription service. For $600 a month you get a $35,000 car but essentially only pay for gas for two years. It sounds great. It sounded so great, in fact, that at launch a lot of people signed up. Way mo...

The ‘Fortnite’-sized ‘PUBG’ map goes live Friday

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 2:08pm
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' third map 'Sanhok' will officially go live with a new patch on Friday, June 22nd. Its small-scale area (4km x 4km, a quarter the size of the other two and similar to Fortnite's map sizes) is expected to make for quicker...

Olympic hackers may be attacking chemical warfare prevention labs

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 1:47pm
The team behind the 2018 Winter Olympics hack is still active, according to security researchers -- in fact, it's switching to more serious targets. Kaspersky has discovered that the group, nicknamed Olympic Destroyer, has been launching email phish...

Facebook's live gameshows could take a bite out of HQ Trivia

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 1:30pm
Instead of creating its own HQ Trivia competitor, Facebook has taken a broader approach and created an entire gaming platform. The company announced polls for Live and on demand videos as well as new gamification features for Live videos. Partners li...

Uber reportedly increased self-driving simulations after fatal crash

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 1:05pm
Uber allegedly "neglected" simulation testing for its autonomous vehicles according to The Information. Following March's fatal accident between one of Uber's self-driving vehicles and a pedestrian, that's apparently changed, after ceasing all on-roa...

Alexa and Echo will arrive in Italy and Spain later this year

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:44pm
Amazon's plan to put Alexa everywhere is extending from homes to hotels and, soon, the Mediterranean. It will bring Alexa and the various Echo devices to Spain and Italy later this year. Sonos and Bose will also start selling their Alexa-enabled devi...

Major US carriers will stop selling customer location data to aggregators (updated)

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:22pm
Last month, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent letters to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, asking who they share their customers' location data with and whether those companies obtain customer consent. The move came after reports revealed that a se...

GitHub Education is a free software development package for schools

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00pm
GitHub, the online, open-source code repository recently acquired by Microsoft, has already made big moves to support future software developers. In 2012 it launched the Student Developer Pack, in 2015 it built the GitHub Classroom for teachers, and...

Some of the most popular PS4 titles now cost just $20

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:41am
In keeping with tradition, Sony has introduced a selection of best-selling PS4 games for a discount. 'PlayStation Hits' will offer titles like Metal Gear Solid V, Doom, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 for $20. The game line will be available online and in...

Snapchat will begin adding docu-series to its slate of shows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:22am
Snapchat has hosted around 50 series on its Discover page so far, including murder mysteries, reality shows, sports coverage and news. And soon it will be adding docu-series. The company has announced one series that's set to air in September, but a...

Twitch allows everyone to customize streams with multiple tools

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00am
Twitch's work on Extensions -- video overlays and visual embellishments for streams -- keeps plugging along. Today the broadcasting service announced that now every user can turn on up to three different video overlays and a trio of below-player Exte...

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