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'Overwatch' pro player suspended for homophobic slur

47 min 59 sec ago
The Overwatch League's honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws' openly gay player Austin "Muma" Wilmot. After Wilmot used one...

Twitter may lose the exec driving its live video strategy

2 hours 19 min ago
Twitter's big bet on live video might be running into trouble. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that COO Anthony Noto, the exec that has been driving Twitter's live video push, is in talks to become the CEO of online lending startup Social F...

Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

3 hours 48 min ago
Google Play might be close to launching a section dedicated to selling audiobooks. 9to5Google has spotted a banner displayed in the Books section of the app market announcing its arrival. It was even promoting a 50 percent discount for your first aud...

Audi smart home battery grid creates a 'virtual power plant'

5 hours 22 min ago
Audi isn't going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk t...

BMW to switch Apple CarPlay to subscription service

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 23:02
Apple CarPlay is being offered in more and more vehicles, often as standard equipment. BMW, though, charges for it. BMW currently offers CarPlay as a $300 option on cars equipped with navigation. This will change, though, as The Verge reports the Ger...

Nike’s ‘PlayStation’ PG2s are like a DualShock for your feet

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:30
Nike has never been afraid to use different technologies to experiment with its sneakers. After all, this is the company that brought you the Mag and HyperAdapt, two shoes powered by auto-lacing mechanisms. And while its latest basketball silhouette...

'Destiny 2' has another problem with diminishing rewards

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:31
Bungie previously promised to both tackle complaints about diminishing rewards in Destiny 2 and to be more transparent going forward, but it's apparent the studio still has some work to do. Players have discovered that the game is throttling the num...

Recommended Reading: Please bring back 'NBA Jam'

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:00
How the silver anniversary of 'NBA Jam' could resurrect the franchise Law Murray, ESPN Will the iconic basketball game NBA Jam be revived for its 25th anniversary? EA already rebooted the franchise once, but the original voice of the game wants to...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:00
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. It's the weekend already? You might have a strange email from Twitter in your inbox, and if you've shopped with OnePlus lately then it might be time to cancel your card.

What we're buying: Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 16:30
This month, Associate Editor Swapna Krishna is singing the praises of Dyson's advanced but pricey hair dryer. Compared with her old model, it's like night and day.

Radinn's second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:34
Nearly three years after we first saw Radinn's prototype electric wakeboard, the Swedish outfit is back with a redesigned version. The G2X will be on display at the Boot Düsseldorf show this week, showing off its capabilities like a swappable ba...

Trump signs bill extending NSA's warrantless surveillance

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:58
On Friday afternoon, just hours before Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, the President signed into law the "FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017." The bill passed the House and Senate earlier this week with the support of many Re...

Disney hires former Apple, Samsung exec for its streaming service

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:47
As Disney prepares for its streaming service that's launching next year, Variety reports it has snagged an executive to run operations. Kevin Swint (LinkedIn) worked at Apple for five years, eventually running its iTunes movies business worldwide, be...

New Nova miniseries will explore puzzling science mysteries

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:03
The Boston public access station WGBH has partnered with PBS for another short series in its long-running Nova family of programs. Nova Wonder will follow three researchers exploring big scientific mysteries. The first of the miniseries' six episodes...

Aereo-like NYC nonprofit Locast streams local TV for free

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 02:13
A nonprofit is bringing local broadcast television to the online masses for free, but who knows how long that will last. The organization, Sports Fans Coalition, launched the streaming site Locast.org on January 11th, letting anyone in New York City'...

‘Skullgirls’ relaunches on mobile as developer ditches publisher

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:50
Stylized fighting game Skullgirls came out for mobile in May of last year. It was developed by Autumn Games and initially published by Line. Now, the developer has decided to part ways with the publisher and go back to being independent. As a result...

Twitter is notifying anyone who followed a Russian spam account

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:57
Last week, Twitter missed the deadline Congress set to turn over information on Russia-backed meddling in the 2016 election. Today, the social media company posted a public update on their internal investigation. First, they found thousands of additi...

Logan Paul forced YouTube to admit humans are better than algorithms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:50
YouTube is no stranger to controversy. Many of its top stars have been in hot water recently: From PewDiePie making racists remarks, to a "family" channel with abusive kid pranks, the company's been under fire for not keeping a closer eye on the the...

TaylorMade's new putter can analyze your golf stroke

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:25
Blast Motion is known for making sports sensors aimed at improving your golf, baseball or softball performance and now they've teamed up with TaylorMade on a putter that can analyze your putting strokes. The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter...

Facebook's next news feed tweak: ranking 'trusted' sources

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:04
Last week Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his year of making sure your time on Facebook is "well spent" by announcing that feeds will refocus on items shared by friends, instead of news. Today the CEO followed up with an announcement that the site will tr...

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