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Nintendo now allows Switch user reviews on game pages

You no longer have to head to a reseller's site or post a social media diatribe to let others know what you think about a Switch game. Nintendo has updated its website to enable customer reviews on Switch games' product pages -- so long as you sign...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 12:33 pm

CamSoda’s RubGrub is a pizza-ordering button for your vibrator

CamSoda, an adult entertainment platform, announced a new product this week that aims to satisfy you in a number of ways. The RubGrub is a 3D-printed button attachment made to fit on a Lovense Nora vibrator. And the idea is that when you're done usin...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 11:43 am

Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, the $45 Mi AI -- though it probably won't find its way to American shores, given how had a time it's had penetrating the US and E...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 11:22 am

YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars' channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact students and school shooting survivors, but are instead pa...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 10:59 am

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat could launch in March

Apple may be close to launching another one of the numerous products it teased last year. Sources talking to both MacOtakara and the Apple Post have claimed that the company's AirPower wireless charging mat should ship sometime in late March, about...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 10:43 am

Dropbox's IPO filing reveals 500M users but a $1 billion deficit

In a move reminiscent of Snap's IPO journey, Bloomberg sources claimed last month that Dropbox had quietly filed to become a public company. Suspicious hires last year had tipped their hand, and we waited to see what would happen for a company valued...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 10:04 am

1Password now lets you see if your password has been leaked

If you have a 1Password membership, you can now check to see if your passwords have been compromised by data breaches and leaked on the internet. It's just a proof of concept feature for now, but 1Password says that in future releases, it will be add...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 9:44 am

HTC confirms layoffs as it combines VR and smartphone divisions

It's been an interesting few months for HTC. Google bought the team responsible for Pixel phones last year for $1.1 billion. The president of HTC's smartphone operations just resigned, claiming a "personal career plan" for the move. Now, the remainin...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 9:23 am

The best smart speakers for music fans

If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a place in the home, the first Echo and Google Home devices were unimpressive when it came to a...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 9:00 am

YouTube reportedly plans to spend 'hundreds of millions' on Red originals

While Facebook and Netflix are (reportedly) spending billions on new programming, YouTube is said to be holding its investments at current levels. Google's video wing is only spending "a few hundred million" on original shows for Red this year accord...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 8:20 am

No, postcards won’t solve our Russian interference problem

We just learned all the ways Russian propaganda agents fooled American social media companies, thanks to the recent indictments of Russian nationals by Team Mueller. After years of these companies forcing us to adhere to their contrived "community s...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 8:01 am

'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year

Using AR to promote movies isn't entirely new. We've already seen official movie tie-in augmented reality apps for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Jon Hamm vehicle, Marjorie. Now, though, Sony Pictures is taking things a bit farther with Ghostbusters...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 7:44 am

Netflix courts HGTV fans with its first home makeover series

Netflix appears to be looking to pull in more of that HGTV crowd, as Deadline reports that the streaming service just ordered its first property-focused original series. With a working title of Amazing On The Inside, the show will reportedly feature...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 7:23 am

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the q...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 7:00 am

Public radio stations are saving Gothamist sites

Last year, billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down Gothamist and DNAInfo a week after newsroom employees unionized. Though there was immediate public outcry over the decision, the sites' future has remained bleak and uncertain, but, as Wired reports, they...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 6:36 am

The best 4K Blu-ray player

By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After researchin...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 6:15 am

In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of '90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colorful sprites represent an era when technology was still...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 6:00 am

Android Go phones will be available soon

Android Oreo had quite the interesting feature lurking in its software: Go Edition, which was designed for smartphones with 1 GB of RAM or less. Today, the company announced that the first set of Android Oreo (Go Edition) phones will be unveiled next...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 5:43 am

Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive

Opera Max was a great way to keep track of what apps were siphoning data in the background and keeping (some of) your privacy intact. Then Opera announced it was shuttering the app. There's a sliver of silver lining to that though: Samsung has steppe...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 5:22 am

Android's official augmented reality toolkit is available to the public

Google's take on a mobile augmented reality framework is no longer limited to a modestly-sized preview. It just released ARCore 1.0, letting anyone publish Android apps that take advantage of the toolkit to meld virtual objects with the real world. T...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 5:00 am

Apple devices at a California repair center keep calling 911

Apple devices at a refurbishment facility in Elk Grove, California have been calling 911 multiple times a day for the past few months, CBS Sacramento reports. Since last October, the Elk Grove Police station has received around 20 accidental emergenc...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 4:42 am

Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office

Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs to step up its game now that it's shipping more and more cars. One of the ways it plans to do that is by launching yet another charging program, t...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 4:16 am

Samsung Galaxy S9: What to expect from Unpacked 2018

Samsung is primed to unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9. Fortunately for anyone desperate to hear what's coming on February 25th, there's been no shortage of leaks and renders before the big day. It's not good news for the secret-keepers at Sa...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 4:00 am

Google Assistant will get support for Routines 'in the coming weeks'

Today's Google Assistant is much, much more capable than the version that first debuted on the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Don't expect that progress to slow anytime soon, either: Google laid out some new plans to improve the Assistant just in time...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 3:58 am

Google Assistant will soon recognize the language you're speaking

In advance of the Mobile World Congress, Google has announced some exciting new language features for Assistant. Later this year, Google Assistant will have multilingual features. This means that people who speak different languages over the course o...

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 3:50 am