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'Overwatch' pro player suspended for homophobic slur

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:39:16 GMT

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.

Twitter may lose the exec driving its live video strategy

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:15:13 GMT

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 Finance.

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

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:21:50 GMT

I have hair problems. Specifically, I have thick, curly, long hair that is incredibly dry all the time.

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

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:49:29 GMT

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 Dsseldorf show this week, showing off its capabilities like a swappable battery so owners don't have to wait for a two-hour charge between 25-minute rides.

Apple's HomePod Approved By FCC, Could Be Getting Closer To Launch

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:28:00 GMT

Last year Apple announced that their HomePod speakers would be delayed from a launch in late 2018 to a launch in early 2018 . The good news is that we could be getting close to the speakers officially launching, thanks to a recent sighting at the FCC in which the agency approved the smart speakers for sale in the US.

AT&T Reportedly Planning New Affordable, Prepaid iPhone Plans

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:27:59 GMT

Apple's iPhones don't come cheap, but thanks to deals offered by carriers, they feel more affordable thanks to the introduction of rebates and also installment plans, where customers don't need to pay the full price upfront which helps lessen the impact. However these plans are usually for postpaid customers, but prepaid customers can now get in on it as well.

Amazon Increasing Month-To-Month Prime Subscription Fees

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:27:58 GMT

Amazon's Prime service used to be an annual subscription where for $99 a year, customers would get free shipping, access to music and movie streaming, discounts, exclusive deals, and so on. However at $99 a year, it does seem a bit expensive for someone who might not shop that much or that often.

'Right To Repair' Legislation Reportedly Gaining Traction

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:05:02 GMT

Official repair work for mobile phones can be expensive, which we suppose part of the price is for peace of mind knowing that what you pay for are official parts. However for those who aren't too fussed, this is where third-party repair shops come in, but that's where the "Right to repair" bill comes in, where it offers the best of both worlds.

Apple Allows Net Neutrality Checking App Back Into The App Store

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:15:18 GMT

The debate surrounding net neutrality and the FCC's ruling is still going on, although some companies have reassured customers that nothing will change. However it is easy to say you're going to do something, but whether or not you actually do it is a different story, which is where Wehe comes in.

Google Looking Into Why Android Auto Looks Pixelated For Some

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:37:08 GMT

These days with high-resolution displays, seeing pixelated images almost feels like a thing of the past. Unfortunately sometimes mistakes happen, which seems to be the case for some Android Auto users who are claiming that their Android Auto head units are looking "pixelated" , as you can see in the image above.

Twitch Launches 'Video Producer' Tools For Pre-Recorded Videos

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:57:41 GMT

While Twitch's focus at the start was more on live video , the company is starting to turn their attention towards pre-recorded videos, possibly in a bid to better compete against the likes of YouTube and Facebook. So much so that the company has recently announced a new set of tools designed for pre-recorded videos.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Confirmed For February 20 Launch

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:15:41 GMT

Last year Microsoft announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition . The game was originally intended for a release in 2017, but in the later part of the year, Microsoft announced that the game would now be delayed until 2018 .

Why wait? Here are 10 new gadgets from CES 2018 that you can buy right now

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:52:52 GMT

Generally speaking, all the gear and gadgetry that is unveiled at CES every year is just a preview. Most stuff doesn't hit the market for a couple months - and that's if we're lucky.

Microsoft Develops AI That Can Draw Back On Text Descriptions

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:52:51 GMT

Imagine a game of Pictionary where based on the cue cards, you have to draw something that describes it. It's not that difficult, but it now seems that Microsoft has managed to develop a bot and has taught it how to draw based on text descriptions .

Nintendo Switch Is Fastest-Selling Console In Canada

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:52:50 GMT

Recently it was announced and confirmed that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console in the US , but as it turns out that the Switch is doing pretty well for itself over in Canada too. According to Nintendo Canada, it turns out that the Switch is the fastest-selling console in the country as well.

Microsoft AI can draw objects based on detailed text descriptions

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:26:38 GMT

Google may have taught an AI how to doodle , but drawing something more complex is tough for a computer. Imagine asking a computer to draw a "yellow bird with black wings and a short beak;" it sounds a little tricky.

Essential Touch Latency Fix Being Developed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:09:09 GMT

The nascent smartphone company Essential launched its first device, the Essential Phone , several months ago. The device has been on the market for five months now and there are still complaints about various issues that users encounter from time to time.