This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity

This Week In The Business: VR's Virtual Diversity QUOTE | “Part of my job involves funding content and my heart sinks when someone brings me something that’s a shooter, because a shooter is almost the lowest common denominator at this point.? – Oculus’ Callum Underwood says it’s time for VR devs to move on and […]

New Poster Gives a First-ish Look at Okja's Titular Creature

New Poster Gives a First-ish Look at Okja's Titular Creature Okja, Bong Joon-Ho’s first movie since Snowpiercer, is definitely shrouded in mystery. Is it a horror film, or a fairy tale— or hell, is it both? What is Tilda Swinton’s character up to? And what the hell does Okja actually look like? Well, the last […]

We're Ignoring Women Astronauts' Health At Our Peril

We're Ignoring Women Astronauts' Health At Our Peril WASHINGTON, D.C.—It’s 7pm, and the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, which was packed with investors, aerospace tycoons, and scientists just hours ago, has dwindled to a dedicated few. It’s a very different crowd than the folks who came earlier in the day to watch Buzz Aldrin […]

Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again

Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly trying to pick up where they left off a few years ago. According to Bloomberg, the mobile carriers and their parent companies, Softbank (Sprint) and Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Mobile), have been unofficially talking abo… Source: Engadget Link: Bloomberg: Sprint and […]

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step aft… Source: Engadget Link: Microsoft patches […]

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qua… Source: Engadget Link: Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests German automakers won't have to bring their experimental autonomous cars to California for testing anymore. The country has just approved a law allowing companies to test their self-driving cars on its roads, so long as they follow a set of condition… Source: Engadget Link: Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Jason Bateman is signed up for 'Arrested Development' season five

Jason Bateman is signed up for 'Arrested Development' season five Ready for more Arrested Development? People behind the series have teased more episodes ever since season four arrived on Netflix in 2013, but a tweet from Jason Bateman reveals we're closer than ever. Bateman revealed he's signed on for season five… Source: Engadget Link: Jason […]

Watch the world’s first skydive from a drone

Watch the world’s first skydive from a drone Unlike typical consumer-aimed quadcopter drones, Latvian company Aerones specializes in big UAVs that can carry hefty loads. Last year, they showed off one of their big lifter's prowess by towing YouTuber Kaspars Balamovskis on a snowboarding run. To… Source: Engadget Link: Watch the world’s first skydive from […]

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to provide aid to those in need of emergency medical care, then it qualifies as armed robbery. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Today’s […]

Pay an American Express bill just by talking to Alexa

Pay an American Express bill just by talking to Alexa With Amazon's Alexa getting smarter every day, soon enough you won't have to do much yourself. American Express is the latest company to tap into the virtual assistant's skills, allowing customers to use voice commands to check their account balance,… Source: Engadget Link: Pay an […]

Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech

Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech As the old saying goes, “men are trash.? If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you’ve said it to coworkers after your dumb boss […]

MP3 is dead, long live AAC

MP3 is dead, long live AAC MP3, the format that revolutionized the way we consume (and steal) music since the 90s, has been officially retired — in a manner of speaking. The German research institution that created the format, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits,… Source: Engadget Link: MP3 is dead, long live AAC

Create Your Very Own "Garden Spicer" in Three Easy Steps

Create Your Very Own "Garden Spicer" in Three Easy Steps I love a good, topical lawn ornament—especially if it can perform double duty as some sort of scarecrow—so I am naturally pretty obsessed with what one brilliant woman is calling the “Garden Spicer.? Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: Create Your Very Own "Garden Spicer" in […]

'Madden 18' may follow 'FIFA 17' with a story mode of its own

'Madden 18' may follow 'FIFA 17' with a story mode of its own It looks like American football is taking something from soccer beyond the sport's name. Well, as far as Electronic Arts' virtual versions go, that is. This year's Madden will feature a full-fledged story mode akin to what FIFA '17 had. In the […]

Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited

Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited Fans of Bitmoji: there’s a new caricature app that you’ll want to see. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and a breeze to use, but not so simple to share. Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: Google Allo's Selfie Stickers Are Cool, But Don't Get Too Excited

Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes

Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes It’s Friday. Finally! Obviously, it’s time to unwind the same way you do every Friday: by watching a video of somebody’s dad. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Guy Gets His Dad To Reenact Overwatch Emotes