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Apple's next MacBook Air could be even thinner and lighter

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning a redesigned MacBook Air. It was a footnote, however, in a larger piece that focused on some upcoming MacBook Pro laptops. Today, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has provided some more detail on the next...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 12:02 pm

YouTube finally delivers HDR videos on the Xbox One

You can finally watch YouTube videos in HDR on last-gen Xbox One S and One X consoles, along with the latest Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X models, according to Google. As spotted by Flat Panels HD and confirmed by Engadget, opening a YouTube HDR vi...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 11:40 am

Touchless tech mimics the ability to ‘press’ an elevator button

In their COVID—19 information page, both the CDC and the WHO warn people against touching their faces with unwashed hands, since the virus can survive on surfaces. There’s been a rise in the use of touchless technologies as a result, and Singaporean...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 11:05 am

Tucows closes its once-popular software download site

It was inevitable, really. In the early days of the internet, Tucows was known as a reliable place to find and download new software. Today, however, most people are happy to use a modern App Store — Microsoft and Apple both run their own — or naviga...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 10:30 am

The View40 is Honor's first phone after splitting from Huawei

Honor has unveiled the flagship View40 5G, its first phone since it was sold off by Huawei, Engadget Chinese has reported. Released in China as the V40, it could well come to Europe and elsewhere at a later date under the View brand. The V40’s headli...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 9:31 am

Google says it will disable Search in Australia if it's forced to pay for news

Google has been at odds with the Australian government ever since the latter started working on a mandatory code of conduct that would require Facebook, Google and others to pay news outlets for using their content. Now, according to The Sydney Morni...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 5:43 am

'Uncharted' movie release date slides to February 11th, 2022

Word of an Uncharted movie started floating around even before the second game in the series came out. We’ve been talking about it since at least 2008, many years before filming supposedly wrapped in October of last year. However, in the era of COVID...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 2:47 am

Alphabet will 'wind down' Loon's internet-broadcasting balloons

In 2013 Google shocked us by announcing Project Loon, an effort to distribute wireless connections from balloons floating 20km above the Earth. Now, as first reported by Wired, Google’s parent company Alphabet is pulling the plug on it, apparently be...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 1:43 am

Elon Musk announces $100 million prize for new carbon capture tech

Things we already know: The world is growing uncomfortably warm due to humanity’s insistence on burning fossil fuels. Elon Musk is currently the wealthiest human on the planet. Yet for being among the wealthiest people on the planet, Musk’s philanthr...

Posted on 22 January 2021 | 12:11 am

Intel's PC business is up 33 percent thanks to cheap notebooks

We already know that 2020 was a huge year for PC shipments, now Intel is confirming that report with explosive fourth quarter earnings results. The chipmaker says its PC business was up 33 percent compared to last year, with notebook revenue in parti...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 11:27 pm

'Re:Verse' lets you play as your favorite Resident Evil character online

A playable demo of Resident Evil Village you can download today isn’t only surprise Capcom had to share during its recent showcase. The publisher also announced Resident Evil Re:Verse, a new multiplayer game that pits some of the franchise’s most ico...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 10:57 pm

'Resident Evil Village' hits Xbox One, Series S/X, PS4, PS5 and PC May 7th

Resident Evil Village, the direct sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, will come out on May 7th, and it’s hitting more platforms than first announced.Village will land on Xbox Series X, Series S, PlayStation 5 and PC, as first promised, but i...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 10:42 pm

Microsoft Edge will notify you if your passwords have been compromised

Even if you use a password manager and two-factor authentication, there’s a good chance some of your login credentials have been exposed in the past thanks to hacks and leaks. Microsoft is introducing a new feature to Edge called Password Monitor so...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 10:23 pm

Watch Capcom's Resident Evil Showcase at 5PM ET

Capcom is about to show off some new gameplay footage for the latest installment of its venerated Resident Evil horror shooter franchise, “Resident Evil Village.” The online event includes a tour of the village, guided by Brittany “@blondenerd” Bromb...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 9:31 pm

Instacart lays off 1,900 workers, including the 10 who formed a union

In a move first spotted by Motherboard, Instacart is laying off 1,877 workers who were classified as employees at the company. Among those included in the layoffs are 10 workers in Illinois who in 2020 were the first to unionize within the company. I...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 9:25 pm

President Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

President Joe Biden has named a new chair to head up the Federal Communications Commission. Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC’s leading Democrat, will serve as acting chairwoman, replacing Ajit Pai. Rosenworcel is known as defender of net neutrality polic...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 9:12 pm

Amazon can keep Parler's servers offline, judge rules

A judge has denied Parler’s attempt to get Amazon Web Services to restore its service. A federal judge cited “dwindling slight” evidence for Parler’s antitrust claims, as well as the dangers posed by “inflammatory rhetoric.” The ruling is yet another...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 8:36 pm

Netflix picks up an animated movie from 'Into The Spider-Verse' producers

Netflix has added another movie to the mammoth slate of original films it's releasing this year. It scooped up the worldwide rights (excluding China) to animated flick The Mitchells vs. The Machines, which was previously called Connected.Sony Picture...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 7:41 pm

House oversight chair asks FBI to investigate Parler

Parler may still be (mostly) offline, but the company may face new investigations into its role in the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher W...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 7:33 pm

YouTube rolls out hashtag landing pages to all users

Since Twitter and Instagram helped popularize them, hashtags have been one of the consistent ways you’ve been able to navigate different platforms. But for as long as YouTube has been around, it’s never really made extensive use of them. That’s about...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 6:20 pm

'Call of Duty: Warzone' is about to get a big esports push

The folks pulling the strings of the Call of Duty League have a singular goal in mind: grow. The CDL is expanding its Path to Pro system, boosting the production value on pre-recorded videos, and dabbling with new titles from the Call of Duty univers...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 5:30 pm

Facebook's Oversight Board will review Trump's suspension

Facebook’s Oversight Board will decide whether to restore Donald Trump’s access to that platform and Instagram. Both services locked the former president out of his accounts for 24 hours earlier this month over policy violations in the wake of the US...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 5:22 pm

Put Bernie Sanders almost anywhere with this Google Street View app

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris might have been the headliners of Wednesday's inauguration, but Sen. Bernie Sanders stole the show just by sitting on a chair in his winter gear. A photo of an isolated, masked Sanders wearing mitt...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 5:11 pm

Spotify signs an exclusive podcast deal with filmmaker Ava DuVernay

Spotify has added another prominent creator to its podcast stable. The company has signed a multi-year deal with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and 13th, to produce exclusive shows.DuVernay and her arts and social impac...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 5:00 pm

You can run Linux on an M1 Mac if you have the patience

Yes, you can natively run operating systems beyond macOS on Apple’s M1 Macs — if you’re willing to put in some extra work. As AppleInsider noted, the team at Corellium has outlined how it ported Ubuntu Linux to the M1 chip. While the M1 is a 64-bit A...

Posted on 21 January 2021 | 4:27 pm