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Volvo's app-based Valet maintenance service launches across the US

Volvo has officially rolled out its pickup and delivery service for vehicles needing maintenance across the US. The automaker first introduced the service called Volvo Valet back in 2018 when it debuted a pilot program in California. It was the resul...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 7:21 am

'Fortnite' gets a bullet-stopping 'Kingsman' umbrella

Epic's current Fortnite season is focused on secret agents, and that now includes direct references to movies -- if not the ones you're likely to think of first. An update to the battle royale shooter has introduced a Kingsman umbrella that,...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 5:22 am

'Apex Legends' tournaments get a new online-only schedule

Respawn and EA's dreams of establishing Apex Legends as an esports staple aren't going according to plan. The Apex Legends Global Series team is moving its events online "for the time being" due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that me...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 3:53 am

What's on TV this week: 'The Matrix,' 'Sonic' and 'Star Wars'

This week March finally comes to an end and with the arrival of April, Netflix is adding some new licensed content to its catalog. Not that I don’t like the originals — as long as they keep making more Ozark, I’ll keep subscribing — but this week, be...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 2:47 am

Snapchat’s new lenses use AR to encourage social distancing

Snapchat's latest set of lenses come with a timely reminder of the importance of social distancing. The app introduced two new lenses, created in collaboration with the World Health Organization, that use augmented reality to serve users with tip...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 2:01 am

Atari's latest attempt at milking nostalgia is a 'Pong' RPG

Atari is trying themed hotels, retro consoles and other efforts to reel in nostalgic gamers, but its latest may be its oddest yet: turn Pong into a one-of-a-kind role-playing game. It's developing a Pong Quest game that has you guiding a heroic...

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 1:08 am

Delayed 'Resident Evil: Resistance' beta goes live on PC and PS4

After technical issues forced Capcom to delay the Resident Evil: Resistance beta on PC and PlayStation 4, it's now available on those platforms in addition to Xbox One. You'll need to install an update to try it on PS4 and Steam.

Posted on 1 April 2020 | 12:16 am

Facebook expands 'community help' hub for people in quarantine

As Facebook sees "unprecedented" demand for its services, the company is now encouraging its users to help out their neighbors. The social network is expanding its "community help" feature to reach people affected by the coronavir...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 11:21 pm

NBA 2K tournament starts Friday with Kevin Durant, Trae Young and more

Confirming yesterday's leak, the NBA announced an esports tournament that will kick off this Friday, with games broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. The NBA 2K Players Tournament will pit 16 current NBA players against one another, with finals scheduled...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 10:28 pm

The entire Overwatch League regular season will be online-only

The Overwatch League has canceled all of its live events for the remainder of the 2020 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matches will take place in an entirely online format until August at the very least.

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:35 pm

Twitch's Mod View puts all of its moderation tools in one place

Behind every successful Twitch channel, there's at least one person who's there to moderate chat. The best mods create a safe space where everyone in a community can express themselves. It's not an easy job, but in an attempt to make it a...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:00 pm

Ubisoft offers free games to encourage you to stay at home

Ubisoft thinks it has a simple way to encourage people to stay at home and wait out the COVID-19 pandemic: shower them with games. It's running a month-long campaign that will give away free games, trials, discounts and other offers to give you s...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 8:04 pm

Remastered 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' is available now on PS4

As expected, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is now available on PlayStation 4. If you own a Sony console, you can download the game today for $20. PC and Xbox One owners can pre-order the remaster today but will have to wait until...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 7:55 pm

Save $60 on Master & Dynamic’s much-improved true wireless earbuds

Master & Dynamic's improved true wireless MW07 Plus earbuds are on sale for $240 via Best Buy today. That's a $60 savings off one of the company's newest models. It's a deal of the day, so this price won't last for long. If yo...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 7:18 pm

Niantic buys a 3D mapping startup to enable 'planet-scale' AR

As much as Niantic might be focused on making its location-based games more playable at home, it's also thinking about its future. The developer has bought 3D mapping startup to help it develop "planet-scale" augmented reality. Th...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 7:07 pm

Endless is a simple, fun music collaboration app

Thanks to social distancing measures, online collaboration is more prominent than ever. But that doesn't just go for work -- it's part of having fun, too. When it comes to remotely making music with friends, there's typically a high barri...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 7:00 pm

Chevy's refreshed Bolt EV is delayed until 2021

So much for driving an updated Chevy Bolt EV in 2020. The company's Megan Soule told Electrek in a statement that it has pushed back the updated Bolt EV's release to 2021 due to the "current business situation" (read: the COVID-19...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:35 pm

EPA weakens annual fuel economy standard increase to 1.5 percent

While coverage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate headlines, the Trump administration has quietly weakened the country's fuel economy standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental P...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:21 pm

Apple buys Dark Sky weather app

Apple has bought weather app Dark Sky, which is highly regarded for its radar maps and accuracy of its hyperlocal, by-the-minute weather predictions. It'll still be available on the iOS App Store, as you might expect, but the Android and Wear OS...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:06 pm

'Minecraft Dungeons' is delayed until May 26th

Minecraft Dungeons is on the way to consoles and PC, albeit a bit later than expected. Mojang says the Minecraft dungeon-crawler spin-off will drop May 26th on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 4 and, as revealed during last week's surpri...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:57 pm

Amazon draws criticism for firing employee who led coronavirus protest

An Amazon employee claims he was fired by the company after he led a protest against its coronavirus safety conditions. In an interview with Bloomberg, Chris Smalls, former assistant manager at Amazon's Staten Island fulfilment center, said that he a...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:48 pm

Microsoft’s News Bar adds a scrolling news feed to Windows 10

In case you didn't already feel inundated with news, Microsoft is introducing a new app that will display a scrolling news feed across your desktop. News Bar, currently available as a beta for Windows 10, will curate the top regional news from ov...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:38 pm

FCC will require phone carriers to authenticate calls by June 2021

The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:10 pm

'The Outer Worlds' will land on Nintendo Switch on June 5th

Almost two months after it was delayed, The Outer Worlds has a new Switch release date. It'll arrive on Nintendo's console on June 5th. It was originally scheduled to arrive on Nintendo's console earlier this month, but it was put on hold...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:04 pm

How Valve brought Half-Life to VR

It's hard to believe that a new Half-Life game is actually here. Half-Life: Alyx is everything I've ever wanted from a flagship VR game. It takes full advantage of the immersiveness of virtual reality, and while it might not be the sequel man...

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 4:30 pm