SAN FRANCISCO AND ALAMEDA DROP VERILY'S COVID-19 TESTING SERVICE

California's San Francisco and Alameda counties are no longer using Verily's COVID-19 testing system, according to Kaiser Health News....

NASA WILL TRY TO STOW AWAY ITS LEAKING ASTEROID SAMPLE TOMORROW

Last week the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft grabbed material from the surface of an asteroid, but scientists report it grabbed so much that...

 
 
 

WHAT'S ON TV THIS WEEK: 'THE MANDALORIAN' IS BACK

This week we finally get back to our Disney+ viewing with the Babysitting Baby Yoda adventure show. Beyond season two of The Mandalorian,...

MICROSOFT'S 'MANDALORIAN' XBOX CONTROLLER WILL SET YOU BACK $160

Just in time for the start of season two of The Mandalorian on October 30th, Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One controller bundle...

 
 
 

INSTAGRAM CHANGES NUDITY POLICY AFTER CONTROVERSY WITH BLACK, PLUS-SIZE MODEL

Following a three-month community campaign, The Guardian reports Instagram is changing its policy on female nudity. Starting this week,...

APPLE'S AIRPODS PRO ARE BACK DOWN TO $200 AT B&H PHOTO

If you missed the AirPods Pro sale a few weeks ago, you have your chance to snag them once again at a very low price. B&H Photo has...

 
 
 

ZOOM STARTS ROLLING OUT END-TO-END ENCRYPTION

Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption for both free and paid users, so your video chats and meetings should be much more secure....

PS5 LAUNCH TITLE 'DESTRUCTION ALLSTARS' POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY

Sony is delaying the release of Destruction AllStars. Instead of launching alongside the PlayStation 5, the Rocket League-like title...

 
 
 

LEGO AND UNITY HELP YOU CREATE MINI GAMES WITHOUT WRITING ANY CODE

You probably aren't about to write the next Lego Star Wars game by yourself, but you might come much closer than you think. Lego and...

SAVE ON CAR INSURANCE BY SHOPPING WITH THE ZEBRA

We're guessing that you don't spend an exorbitant amount of time or energy thinking about car insurance. Whether you have a small fleet...

 
 
 

'BLOODSTAINED: RITUAL OF THE NIGHT' IS COMING TO IOS AND ANDROID

The Castlevania-inspired Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is headed to mobile devices. NetEase Games and ArtPlay are working on iOS...

MICROSOFT WILL FORCE INTERNET EXPLORER USERS TO OPEN SOME WEBSITES IN EDGE

Microsoft may have finally devised a way to get people to stop using Internet Explorer once and for all. When the company releases...

 
 
 

TWITTER WILL PREEMPTIVELY DEBUNK ELECTION MISINFORMATION

Twitter is taking a new approach in its fight against election misinformation. The company previewed a series of PSAs it will place...

DENDRA SYSTEM'S SEED-SPITTING DRONES REBUILD FORESTS FROM THE AIR

The Earth is losing forests at an alarming rate. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 420 million hectares...

 
 
 

TECH GIANTS CALL FOR MORE CONTENT LIABILITY PROTECTION IN THE EU

Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and other tech giants have urged the European Union for more liability protection...

NASA CONFIRMS PRESENCE OF WATER ON SUNLIT SURFACES OF THE MOON

Astronomers have long been aware of water ice present on the surface of the Moon, but it had only ever been discovered in deep, perpetually...

 
 
 

YOUTUBE'S REFRESHED MOBILE PLAYER HAS MORE STREAMLINED CONTROLS

YouTube is rolling out some updates for its video player page on mobile devices, including streamlined controls, a couple more gestures...

XBOX SERIES X AND SERIES S WALKTHROUGH IS A DAY-ONE PRIMER

In case you haven't heard, Microsoft has two new Xbox consoles being released in just a few weeks, the Series X and Series S. We've...

 
 
 

TWITCH FACES MUSIC INDUSTRY BACKLASH OVER PROPER LICENSING

Twitch may be finding ways to offer legal music for livestreams, but it's not enough for some in the music industry. Variety has learned...

MIT TESTS AUTONOMOUS 'ROBOAT' THAT CAN CARRY TWO PASSENGERS

We've heard plenty about the potential of autonomous vehicles in recent years, but MIT is thinking about different forms of self-driving...

 
 
 



Facebook launches free-to-play cloud games in beta in the US

Facebook launches free-to-play cloud games in beta in the US

Facebook is getting into cloud gaming, with free-to-play cloud games, launching in beta starting 26 October. Unlike rivals like Google , which offers a standalone cloud gaming... Read more ...

Microsoft updates Office for iPad apps with mouse and trackpad support

Microsoft updates Office for iPad apps with mouse and trackpad support

The Office for iPad apps have updated wth mouse and trackpad support. Microsoft first announced it would update its Office iPadOS apps earlier this year. That update is now... Read more ...

Star Wars: Squadrons to Add Free DLC From The Mandalorian

Star Wars: Squadrons to Add Free DLC From The Mandalorian

Star Wars: Squadrons is also celebrating the launch of season 2 of The Mandalorian this week with some free DLC that includes a dashboard decoration of Baby Yoda/The... Read more ...

YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists, and more

YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists, and more

YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices. The changes relocate some elements, add new features - like an expanded set of... Read more ...

New Ubisoft games on next-gen consoles will enjoy these perks

New Ubisoft games on next-gen consoles will enjoy these perks

In just a few weeks, the gaming world will be welcoming the first new consoles from Microsoft and Sony to come in a long, long time. And with new consoles naturally come launch... Read more ...

OnePlus just turned into Samsung with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100

OnePlus just turned into Samsung with the Nord N10 5G and Nord N100

OnePlus is showing that it doesn't care about its fans anymore by launching the Nord N10 5G and N100 with Android 10. OnePlus released two new models in the Nord series - the... Read more ...

Galaxy Z Fold 2 features now available on the Galaxy Fold

Galaxy Z Fold 2 features now available on the Galaxy Fold

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is definitely a much-needed upgrade but that doesn't mean that the Galaxy Fold is any less capable. At least as far as core features are concerned, anything... Read more ...

Microsoft Is Releasing An Official Mandalorian Controller

Microsoft Is Releasing An Official Mandalorian Controller

Releasing on December 31, the Mandalorian wireless Xbox One controller is coupled with a charging stand and retails for $160. It's not made of beskar steel, but it looks like... Read more ...

TCL rollable screen phone shows off another way to expand screens

TCL rollable screen phone shows off another way to expand screens

Foldable phones were mostly created to solve a size problem. People want large, tablet-sized screens but don't want to lose the portability and handiness of a handheld device... Read more ...

Apple is planning to launch new AirPods and AirPods Pro in 2021

Apple is planning to launch new AirPods and AirPods Pro in 2021

Apple is reportedly planning to launch new AirPods and AirPods Pro models in 2021. The new AirPods 3 will adopt the design of the AirPods Pro while the AirPods Pro 2 will... Read more ...