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Custom Spectacles takes snaps under the sea

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:14:00 -0400

(image) Spectacles have made sharing marginally exciting videos on land via Snapchat easier. It also helps that you no longer need to hunt down a vending machine to snag a pair in the US. But a partnership between the social network and Royal Caribbean cruis...



WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some countries

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:58:00 -0400

(image) WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, more and more...



Tumblr apologizes for filtering out LGBTQ+ content

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:14:00 -0400

(image) Tumblr* says it has fixed the main issues that were plaguing "Safe Mode," a feature it recently launched to hide all NSFW posts from your Dashboard. It's a welcome addition for libraries, schools or parents who don't want to block the social network...



The best clothing iron

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0400

(image) By Jackie Reeve This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Re...



After Math: Binge On

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0400

(image) It was a bountiful week for mass consumption. Twitch announced that it will run 6 straight days of MST3K, German police went on a 36-house raiding spree in search of hate speech and Sega's bringing some of its most beloved titles to mobile. Numbers,...



Ben Heck’s ultimate Nintendo Switch mod

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:30:00 -0400

(image) Max is struggling with his Nintendo Switch, and so to avoid serious hand surgery, Ben is modding a Nintendo Switch JoyCon to move the analogue stick. This gives Ben the perfect opportunity to void the warranty on the JoyCon and tear it down to se...



A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:48:00 -0400

(image) 3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane. Yet another usage has come to light, courtesy of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands....



Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a trial run

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:12:00 -0400

(image) Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card th...



It's now easier to get Purism's security-focused laptops

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:45:00 -0400

(image) Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced t...



Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:32:00 -0400

(image) Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or v...



Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:47:00 -0400

(image) Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.



Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:12:00 -0400

(image) After a report from The London TImes that the email addresses and passwords of British cabinet members and other government officials were being traded by Russian hackers, it looks like the inevitable next step has occurred: a cyberattack on the UK p...



In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:45:00 -0400

(image) Does a tweet count as an official response to a federal inquiry? Unsurprisingly, the White House thinks so. As reported by Reuters, the White House sent a letter to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee claiming that a pair of Trump twe...



Recommended Reading: Apple's original television aspirations

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0400

(image) Apple Is a Step Closer to Making Its Own TV Shows David Sims, The Atlantic While the company's television aspirations remain largely a mystery, Apple hired two big names this week to help build its slate of original shows. Jamie Erlicht and Zack V...



'Rocket League' will die without cross-console multiplayer

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0400

(image) All online games eventually die. But the difference between the original version of World of Warcraft and, say, Call of Duty: Ghosts is that WoW was more of a service on an open system (PC). Players were able to gradually migrate to its annual expans...



Sony is losing its grip on the indie market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:30:00 -0400

(image) Here we go again. In 2011, Microsoft was the indie king. The industry was just blossoming thanks to services like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, which introduced independent games to huge, hungry audiences. Indie Game: The Movie was about to debut, giv...



The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

(image) Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We have Galaxy Note 8 rumors, and information about an Amazon beehive -- we'll explain.



Google Home and Assistant can speak Canadian French now

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:20:00 -0400

(image) The first of several new languages for Google's Assistant AI is here, as users have noticed Canadian French as a language option. I was able to switch it on for my Google Home by looking for Assistant Language under device settings in its control app...



Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:52:00 -0400

(image) Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV p...



Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:02:00 -0400

(image) Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single pl...



Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:26:00 -0400

(image) President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...



'Titanfall 2' DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:19:00 -0400

(image) It might be hard to top Titanfall 2's last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter's next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months...



Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video creators

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:11:00 -0400

(image) In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It's essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed w...



Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-edition shoes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:00 -0400

(image) Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system's first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Momofuku," a model desi...



‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the bundle

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:36:00 -0400

(image) If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewed Modern Warfare remaster, you're in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse t...