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‘Session’ doesn’t care about your pro-skater high scores 24 Nov 2017, 9:27 am

There hasn't really been a good skateboarding game since Skate 3 in 2010. Don't even try to mention Tony Hawk 5, either: that game was awful. Session, an upcoming skateboarding simulation game by Crea-ture Studios, aims to change that with a neat-loo...

NASA's Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image 24 Nov 2017, 8:04 am

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons...

CBS TV channels are back on Dish 24 Nov 2017, 6:25 am

Following an intentional three-day blackout, CBS channels are available once again for Dish customers, as the two companies have reached an agreement in a financial dispute. CBS and Dish have been feuding for months: CBS wanted Dish to pay higher fe...

EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality 24 Nov 2017, 5:02 am

The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a web tool that makes it easy to ask your members of Congress to fight for...

Budweiser is blasting barley into space to brew Mars beer 24 Nov 2017, 3:32 am

Settlers could arrive on Mars as soon as 2024, if SpaceX gets its way. And, those newcomers to the red planet are going to need supplies, like...beer. While Elon Musk and co. are aspiring to send (useful) cargo to Mars two years ahead of the first vi...

HBO's interactive 'Mosaic' series arrives on Android 24 Nov 2017, 2:05 am

Despite all the high profile TV shows currently on the air, HBO and Steven Soderbergh have found a way to make Mosaic stand out in the age of binge-watching: hand over narrative control to the viewers. Billed as "interactive storytelling," the 7.5-ho...

Tesla electric Semi's price is surprisingly competitive 24 Nov 2017, 12:31 am

When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren't necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers will be impressed with the pricing if it holds, though. Tesla has liste...

EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too 23 Nov 2017, 11:08 pm

Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ag...

Facebook's latest feature test looks like Snapchat's streaks 23 Nov 2017, 10:12 pm

Facebook has been emulating (read: copying) Snapchat for a while now, whether through Instagram or on its own. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's at it again. This time the company is playing around with a feature for Messenger akin to Sna...

Google will downrank Russian state news agencies 23 Nov 2017, 9:05 pm

The extent to which fake news is propagating the internet has become increasingly clear in recent months. In October Facebook revealed some 3,000 politically-charged adverts had been placed in crucial swing states in the US, while Freedom House this...

The FTC is looking into Uber's latest data breach 23 Nov 2017, 8:01 pm

This week, Uber revealed that a security breach that happened in October of 2016 exposed personal data from around 57 million customers and drivers. But rather than inform the affected individuals, the company instead chose to pay off the hackers tha...

The best PlayStation 4 games 23 Nov 2017, 7:00 pm

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Bloodborne. But even if Indiana Jones...

Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked 23 Nov 2017, 6:01 pm

Firefox is having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser. It's now working on a new feature that security fans are bound to like: It will warn you if you're visiting a site that has suffered a...

The best computer and mobile accessories to give as gifts 23 Nov 2017, 5:00 pm

Perhaps the person on your list is already quite happy with their laptop or mobile device (slash, you're not up to buying them a new one). There are plenty of accessories that make for affordable, and dare we say, practical gifts. Included in our hol...

Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday 23 Nov 2017, 4:31 pm

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated...

Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn 23 Nov 2017, 4:01 pm

NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts. Mindgeek may be the most powerful company that you've never heard of, or at least, a company you'll claim never to have heard about in polite society....

How 'Life is Strange' landed in Deck Nine's hands 23 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm

Idol Minds had been making video games for 20 years when it rebranded as Deck Nine in May. It's not just the studio's name that changed -- its entire mission refocused. Instead of working on titles like Cool Boarders 2001 and Pain, developers built a...

'Untrained Eyes' explores how computers perceive you 23 Nov 2017, 2:00 pm

If you search for "man" on Google, most of the image results you'll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. "Woman," meanwhile, brings up pictures of women that appear to have been taken from a male gaze -- and yes, you guessed it,...

Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time 23 Nov 2017, 12:31 pm

Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the "bet," and won't be on the hook for the entire cost of the project...

The UK Autumn Budget gets tough on tech companies and tax 23 Nov 2017, 12:05 pm

During yesterday's Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined positive measures to push the adoption of autonomous and electric cars, develop new 5G networks, treble the number of computer science teachers and further research into AI and r...

UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise ‘real’ broadband speeds 23 Nov 2017, 11:05 am

Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) knows it. So today, th...

The Morning After: Thursday, November 23rd 2017 23 Nov 2017, 11:00 am

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. To go along with the Thanksgiving feast, we have the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. It's not much of a treat but should provide some reading material if you have the day off. Otherwise, we have an alert abou...

Of course there are Street Fighter-meets-Transformers toys 23 Nov 2017, 9:29 am

Listen, I'm sure some of you grew up watching the Transformers cartoon and played Street Fighter years later with a wish in your heart that these two worlds would meet. For those happy few, there are now mash-up toys that let Ryu, villain M. Bison, K...

BMW hopes AI-managed electric bike roads will ease traffic 23 Nov 2017, 8:02 am

In some cities, the most common electric vehicles are likely to be two-wheelers like bikes and motorcycles. But cities aren't really designed for them -- you have to compete with cars on the road and at charging stations. BMW and Tongji University...

Our nights keep getting brighter 23 Nov 2017, 6:39 am

Our nights are getting brighter and they have been every year since 2012, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. Researchers led by Christopher Kyba at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences used satellite imagery to tr...

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