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Google search uses a medical quiz to help diagnose depression

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:32:00 -0400

(image) Only half of Americans who face depression get help for it, and Google is determined to increase that percentage. As of today, it's offering a medically validated, anonymous screening questionnaire for clinical depression if you search for informati...

'Shinobi Striker' makes 'Naruto' a serious online fighter

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:05:00 -0400

(image) Naruto is in a strange place right now. The long-running manga series ended in early 2015, before its anime adaptation wrapped up in March this year. The spiky-haired ninja saved the world and achieved his dream of becoming the Hokage, or rather the...

Facebook will livestream 15 upcoming college football games 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

(image) Facebook secured exclusive rights to livestream college football games during the upcoming season, starting with a pair of games on September 2nd. Users worldwide need only visit the sports network Stadium's Facebook page to watch the matches, or the...

Danny Glover is advising Airbnb's diversity efforts

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:36:00 -0400

(image) When he isn't busy raising awareness for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) and generally being too old for shit, actor Danny Glover will be advising Airbnb. It's part of the push the short-term rental company is making to promote staying in communities of co...

Pre-register for 'Monument Valley 2' on Google Play

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:20:00 -0400

(image) The sequel to the mind-bending, gorgeous puzzler Monument Valley has been available for iOS since June; it was announced at Apple's developer conference, WWDC. Now Android users get to experience the MC Escher-inspired mobile game. Well, almost. Monu...

Watch Hulu's live TV service on your Mac or PC

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:03:00 -0400

(image) It's been a month since Hulu added its live television service to the Amazon Fire TV and only a day after the company announced Xbox 360 compatibility for its subscribers. Now the company that Disney, Fox, NBC and Time Warner owns is putting its subs...

Samsung says it's building an Echo-like smart speaker

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:30:00 -0400

(image) Samsung is spilling the beans on more than just its smartwatch plans in the wake of its Galaxy Note 8 event. In an interview with CNBC, mobile division chief DJ Koh has confirmed that his company is working on a smart speaker. He's shy on details,...

Catch up on Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 news in 10 minutes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:17:00 -0400

(image) The Galaxy Note 8 wasn't exactly a well-kept secret, but Samsung officially revealed the supersized handset earlier today. If you missed the announcement live, don't worry: We've got you covered. We chopped down today's event to a much shorter clip,...

Snapchat will feature original scripted shows by end of year

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:02:00 -0400

(image) Snapchat has jumped into television in a big way, with NBC's twice-daily news show, CNN's newscast, a CBS-led James Corden variety show and even MTV's Cribs crowding in to connect with Snapchat users. Now the photo messaging app is set to move into t...

Samsung's new Gear VR is built for the big Galaxy Note 8

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:47:00 -0400

(image) Thanks to its tie-in with Oculus, Samsung's Gear VR has had the most content and arguably the best image quality of any mobile virtual reality headset since it launched. It has improved ever since, and the model unveiled with the Galaxy S8 finally in...

Robot bears are coming for your grandparents

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0400

(image) Not content to simply blame millennials for killing practically everything, baby boomers are now expecting the younger generations to care for them in their agedness. The nerve. Indeed, some 13 percent of the American population is now 65 or older, t...

ESPN's mobile app personalizes your live sports streams

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:16:00 -0400

(image) ESPN is keeping up its recent trend of letting you watch sports your way. The TV network has updated its Android and iOS apps with a reworked Watch tab that gives you a more personalized approach to video, including live video -- if there's an in-pr...

One week with Samsung Bixby

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0400

(image) Nobody wants an assistant they can't trust. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't put my faith in Samsung's Bixby. It's the newest entry in the crowded field of virtual assistants, and its youthful inexperience shows. After living with Bixby on...

By the numbers: Samsung's Note 8 revealed

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:43:00 -0400

(image) It was a big day for Samsung and its recently maligned Note line of phones (becoming an explosive punchline will do that to a brand). The company revealed on Wednesday the Note 8, a 6.3-inch pocket computer sporting an improved stylus, dual rear came...

‘Swords of Ditto’ scratches that retro ‘Zelda’ itch

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:31:00 -0400

(image) Washed up on the beach, you, young boy/girl/robot, are the hero that will save the island of Ditto. Or you'll fail, and plunge the land into a hundred years of darkness until another hero is born. OneBitBeyond's The Swords Of Ditto lets you control o...

The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:14:00 -0400

(image) With phone screens getting bigger and bigger, the Galaxy Note doesn't quite stand out the way it used to. The Note 8's 6.3-inch screen is only a tad larger than the 6.2 inches boasted by the Galaxy S8+, and both devices share the same Snapdragon 835...

Facebook's mobile apps now take 360-degree photos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

(image) Standalone cameras and apps that can take 360-degree photos and videos are a must if they're essential to your job or if they fit your lifestyle. But if you find yourself taking spherical images merely once in a blue moon, you may not need them at al...

Samsung is giving Note 7 owners a hefty discount on the Note 8

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:46:00 -0400

(image) If you were one of the millions of people who had to give up the recalled Galaxy Note 7, fret not, because Samsung has your back. Today, as part of its Unpacked 2017 event in NYC, the company revealed that those of you who owned the previous model wi...

'Star Wars Battlefront II' adds tactical weight to space combat

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:39:00 -0400

(image) As my T-65B X-Wing glides into view, I survey the scene up ahead. TIE fighters chase after nimble A-Wings, a flurry of green laser fire in their wake. A group of X-Wings circle an Imperial Cruiser, unloading proton torpedoes in a desperate attempt to...

Samsung's Note 8 has a 6.3-inch screen and an £869 price tag

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:34:00 -0400

(image) Samsung totally botched the refresh of its big-screened Galaxy Note line last year, but thankfully, an exploding battery doesn't seem to be among the new Note 8's feature set. As you'd expect from a 2017 flagship phablet, the Note 8 has bags of power...

The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the Note 7: What's changed?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:28:00 -0400

(image) Last year the Galaxy Note 7 was actually one of our favorite phones until it started exploding, so we're happy to see Samsung's line of large-screen-with-stylus handsets make its return today with the Note 8. While it would have been easy enough to s...

Samsung will unveil its next Gear S smartwatch on Aug. 30th

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:17:00 -0400

(image) The Galaxy Note 8 isn't going to be Samsung's only big mobile offering this fall. Mobile chief DJ Koh tells CNBC that the next Gear S smartwatch will make its debut at the IFA trade show, where Samsung will have an event on Aug. 30th. The executive i...

Samsung details safety measures for the Note 8 battery

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) Samsung is well aware that it's facing an uphill battle with the Note 8 -- specifically, with its battery following last year's fiery Note 7 debacle. As a way of rebuilding public trust, the company has been extremely stringent and rigorous in its sa...

Lucha Libre will stream 'Triplemania XXV' on Twitch

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) Triplemania turns 25 this year, and in keeping with its adrenaline-pulsing theatrics you'd expect it to do something pretty special to celebrate, which is why fans will be able to bypass pay-per-view and watch the whole thing live on Twitch. Showcasi...

'Live Message' on the Galaxy Note 8 lets you draw all over photos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:32:00 -0400

(image) While Samsung used to be known for loading up its smartphones with all manner of gimmicky software of questionable utility, the company has pulled back on its Android customizations in recent years. But with today's unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8, Sa...