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Audi rips the camouflage off its E-Tron electric SUV

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:01pm
Audi finally took the wraps off its E-Tron pure electric SUV. At an event in Northern California, the automaker stripped off the QR code-esque wrap from the vehicle and announced how you can reserve your own and for how much.

'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' leads the pack of streaming Emmy winners

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:58pm
Just a few years ago it was still novel to see Emmy winners coming from internet services instead of cable or network TV, but now it's just a part of the landscape. Netflix notably edged out HBO this year when it came to nominations, but now that all...

Rare delays 'Sea of Thieves' DLC at the last minute

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:03pm
You might want to rethink your plans if you expected to swashbuckle your way through Sea of Thieves' "Forsaken Shores" DLC this week. Rare has pushed back the release from September 19th (just over a day away as of this writing) to September 27th....

SpaceX reveals identity of the world's first lunar space tourist

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 8:40pm
The last time that humanity set foot on the lunar surface, Richard Nixon was still president and Pink Floyd was still in the midst of recording their seminal album about its dark side. And while SpaceX's tourism plans don't involve actually setting d...

VW hopes to sell 10 million electric cars based on its new platform

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 8:30pm
Volkswagen has grand expectations for the platform underpinning its first purpose-built electric cars. The VW Auto Group plans to sell 10 million EVs based on its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) across all its brands during the "first wave." It...

Twitter will revive the purely chronological timeline

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 7:17pm
Ever since Twitter started mucking with the timeline to insert tweets people "might have missed" or things supposedly "liked" by people they follow, some have complained they miss things. Now, Twitter has announced that in the coming weeks it will st...

What's on TV: Emmys, 'Maniac' and 'Quincy'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 6:57pm
After tonight's Emmy awards, there's still plenty to choose from. On TV, Netflix debuts Maniac, a series from True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone as strangers in a drug treatment trial together. It also...

UNC Health Care offers free virtual appointments to hurricane victims

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 6:10pm
UNC Health Care announced that it will give anyone in North Carolina free access to its virtual care service through September 23rd as the state works to recover from Hurricane Florence. Via phone, tablet or computer, UNC Urgent Care 24/7 gives users...

Facebook expands security measures for political campaign staff

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:38pm
The US midterm elections are just weeks away, and Facebook is still scrambling to prevent election meddling with every means at its disposal. It's launching a pilot program that will expand its protections for American political campaigns. Candidat...

Watch SpaceX announce its first BFR passenger at 9PM ET

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:06pm
SpaceX announced last week that it booked its first private passenger for a flight around the Moon in its BFR spacecraft, and today the company will share who that is. Elon Musk gave a hint about who the passenger might be last week, replying to some...

Amazon might launch eight Alexa devices this fall

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:43pm
Amazon is ready to drop a whole slew of new Alexa devices, CNBC reports. At least eight new devices including a microwave oven, an amplifier, a subwoofer and some sort of in-car gadget are reportedly set to be released before the end of the year. All...

'Tetris Effect' drops a color bomb on your PS4 November 9th

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:32pm
Back at E3, Sony revealed the first trailer for Tetris Effect, a modern spin on the classic puzzle game. Sure, at its core, it's the same game we've been playing for decades. But you've never seen Tetris look like this before. You won't have to wait...

Making the most of iOS 12's Siri Shortcuts

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:00pm
iOS 12 is here, and while many of the improvements focus on processing and performance, there are a few notable features you shouldn't ignore. Shortcuts is definitely one of the biggest -- not only will it use notifications to suggest actions you can...

iTunes headache is a reminder purchases might not travel with you

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:44pm
Anders Gonçalves da Silva recently had three movies disappear from his iTunes library and a letter he received from Apple stated that it was because those titles were no longer available from the iTunes Store. Naturally, the response caused ou...

Instagram shopping invades the Explore tab

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:21pm
Like it or not, Instagram is continuing its quest to make shopping ubiquitous inside its app. The social service is launching a dedicated Shopping channel in the Explore tab that offers a personalized selection of goods. If money is burning a hole...

Telltale's final 'The Walking Dead' season continues September 25th

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:02pm
We hope you've steeled yourself for the next installment of Telltale's final The Walking Dead season, because it's almost here. The developer plans to release the second episode on September 25th for PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One players. You can buy...

US and European gambling regulators may crack down on loot boxes

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:41pm
Gambling regulators from Europe and the US are turning up the heat on game developers over loot boxes, which some jurisdictions claim violate gambling laws. A group of 15 European agencies and the Washington State Gambling Commission agreed to work t...

Trump will reportedly spare Apple products from latest China tariffs (updated)

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:20pm
If you were scrambling to buy the latest Apple Watch out of concern that Trump's next round of tariffs could lead to price hikes, you can likely relax. Bloomberg sources have claimed that the new tariffs don't affect a technology category that covers...

British cave diver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo guy' comments

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 1:59pm
Recently, Elon Musk doubled down on his claim that the British cave diver who helped rescue children trapped in a Thai cave was a pedophile, going so far as to tell BuzzFeed News, "I hope he fucking sues me." Well, it looks like Musk got his wish as...

Audi launches luxury car subscription pilot program in Dallas

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 1:38pm
Audi is joining the ever-expanding roster of carmakers which have monthly subscription services -- it's piloting its program at five dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For $1,395 a month (including fees, maintenance and insurance), you can dr...