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ENSIGNS ARE THE SCRAPPY UNDERDOGS IN NEW STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS TRAILER

Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid lend their voices to the new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks , premiering next month on CBS All...

Assassin's Creed Valhalla hands-on: An incomplete Witcher-ization

ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA HANDS-ON: AN INCOMPLETE WITCHER-IZATION

Enlarge / Assassin's Creed Valhalla stars Eivor, a Viking in the Early Middle Ages. Note: all images in this article were captured...

 
 
 
Watch Dogs: Legion hands-on: Play as anyone, care about no one

WATCH DOGS: LEGION HANDS-ON: PLAY AS ANYONE, CARE ABOUT NO ONE

Enlarge / If you're looking for an open-world adventure full of generic, unclear rebellion, Watch Dogs: Legion might hit the spot when...

Two months after infection, COVID-19 symptoms persist

TWO MONTHS AFTER INFECTION, COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PERSIST

Enlarge As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated in many countries, an ever-growing group of people is being shifted from the "infected"...

 
 
 
What will happen to the Hagia Sophia now that it's a mosque again?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE HAGIA SOPHIA NOW THAT IT'S A MOSQUE AGAIN?

Enlarge The 1,500-year-old Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, will become an active mosque beginning on July 24, ending its 85-year...

Ubisoft's “most powerful creative force” resigns in wake of sweeping allegations

UBISOFT'S “MOST POWERFUL CREATIVE FORCE” RESIGNS IN WAKE OF SWEEPING ALLEGATIONS

Enlarge / Ubisoft's Montreal headquarters. Ubisoft's chief creative officer tendered his resignation from the video game publisher...

 
 
 

REVIEW: PALM SPRINGS IS A FRESH, SLYLY SELF-AWARE ADDITION TO TIME LOOP TROPE

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti relive the same day over and over in Palm Springs , now streaming on Hulu. Last year gave us two innovative...

Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth a record $114,000?

WHY IS THIS COPY OF SUPER MARIO BROS. WORTH A RECORD $114,000?

Most boxed copies of Super Mario Bros. look a lot like this at a quick glance. But they won't sell for $114,000. [credit: Heritage...

 
 
 
Here's what one startup does when its self-driving cars get stuck

HERE'S WHAT ONE STARTUP DOES WHEN ITS SELF-DRIVING CARS GET STUCK

Enlarge The ideal self-driving car would drive itself all the time, in all situations. But achieving that goal in practice is difficult-so...

How small satellites are radically remaking space exploration

HOW SMALL SATELLITES ARE RADICALLY REMAKING SPACE EXPLORATION

Enlarge / An Electron rocket launches in August 2019 from New Zealand. At the beginning of this year, a group of NASA scientists agonized...

 
 
 
WHO still skeptical SARS-CoV-2 lingers in air-despite what the NYT says

WHO STILL SKEPTICAL SARS-COV-2 LINGERS IN AIR-DESPITE WHAT THE NYT SAYS

Enlarge / World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organized by the Geneva Association...

CERN has discovered a very charming particle

CERN HAS DISCOVERED A VERY CHARMING PARTICLE

Enlarge / Particle tracks from the LHCb detector. The quark model was an intellectual revolution for physics. Physicists were faced...

 
 
 
Macs with Apple silicon will support Thunderbolt, Apple says

MACS WITH APPLE SILICON WILL SUPPORT THUNDERBOLT, APPLE SAYS

Enlarge / Tim Cook begins his announcement of Apple Silicon. Macs with Apple silicon will still support Thunderbolt, according to...

Amazon enforces TikTok ban on employee phones due to “security risks”

AMAZON ENFORCES TIKTOK BAN ON EMPLOYEE PHONES DUE TO “SECURITY RISKS”

Enlarge / A person using the video-sharing application TikTok on a smartphone in Faridabad in India on June 30, 2020. Amazon ordered...

 
 
 
Review: Charlize Theron shines as a world-weary immortal in The Old Guard

REVIEW: CHARLIZE THERON SHINES AS A WORLD-WEARY IMMORTAL IN THE OLD GUARD

Andy and her right hand man, Booker , aka Sebastian le Livre. [credit: Netflix ] Four immortal warriors who've secretly protected humanity...

For the second time in a year, Amazon Games puts a new title into hiding

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR, AMAZON GAMES PUTS A NEW TITLE INTO HIDING

Enlarge / An ominous explosion of a previous release window, as seen in this New World obelisk. After years of fumbling with game...

 
 
 
IBM has a problem with Google's Open Usage Commons

IBM HAS A PROBLEM WITH GOOGLE'S OPEN USAGE COMMONS

Enlarge / Nobody from IBM is proposing any lawsuits over Google's addition of Istio to its new Open Usage Commons foundation. But they're...

Commerce “Sharpiegate” report finally released without redaction

COMMERCE “SHARPIEGATE” REPORT FINALLY RELEASED WITHOUT REDACTION

Enlarge / Hurricane Dorian on September 3, 2019. Recent weeks have seen some additional drama over last September's hurricane dust-up...

 
 
 
Charter's hidden “Broadcast TV” fee now adds $197 a year to cable bills

CHARTER'S HIDDEN “BROADCAST TV” FEE NOW ADDS $197 A YEAR TO CABLE BILLS

Charter Communications is raising the "Broadcast TV" fee it imposes on cable plans from $13.50 to $16.45 a month starting in August,...

Google shows off next-gen smart speaker, the Google Home replacement

GOOGLE SHOWS OFF NEXT-GEN SMART SPEAKER, THE GOOGLE HOME REPLACEMENT

The new Google Nest smart speaker. This is an official photo from Google. [credit: Google ] Say hello to Google's next smart speaker,...

 
 
 



Assassin's Creed Valhalla made me feel like a viking - and that's all I ever...

Assassin's Creed Valhalla made me feel like a viking - and that's all I ever wanted

Assassin's Creed Valhalla recreates the Viking age in a spectacular way, and accomplishes its most important goal in the process. Read more ...

Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date, trailers, news and rumors

Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date, trailers, news and rumors

Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the next instalment in the Assassin's Creed series. Read more ...

Far Cry 6 announced with first-look trailer. two days after it leaked online

Far Cry 6 announced with first-look trailer. two days after it leaked online

Ubisoft revealed the first Far Cry 6 trailer during its Ubisoft Forward event. Read more ...

Google Store kicking off month-long ‘Daily Special' deals series tomorrow

Google Store kicking off month-long ‘Daily Special' deals series tomorrow

Yesterday morning, Google Nest stirred everyone into a frenzy over a surprise Monday announcement. That “something special” turns out to be a series of Google Store “Daily... Read more ...

Let's talk iOS 14 public betas, AirPods, and technostalgia

Let's talk iOS 14 public betas, AirPods, and technostalgia

Let's discuss public betas, AirPods rumors, and more - it's been a heck of a week. Another week has gone by, which means another installment of Editor's Desk from yours truly... Read more ...

This week's top stories: iOS 14 beta testing, Apple Pay QR code support...

This week's top stories: iOS 14 beta testing, Apple Pay QR code support, iPhone 12 rumors, more

In this week's top stories: iOS 14 beta testing continues, iPhone 12 rumors, new details about Apple's AR glasses, and more. Read on for all of this week's biggest news. more... Read more ...

UFC 251 live stream: how to watch Usman vs Masvidal online from anywhere...

UFC 251 live stream: how to watch Usman vs Masvidal online from anywhere right now

Top of tonight's first UFC Fight Island card is a welterweight title clash. Here's how to watch UFC 251 online and get an Usman vs Masvidal live stream now. Read more ...

Here are all the games announced during the Devolver Direct Livestream

Here are all the games announced during the Devolver Direct Livestream

Devolver Digital and its partners have announced several upcoming games for Nintendo Switch. What you need to know The Devolver Direct livestream is currently... Read more ...

The best gaming laptop deals this weekend can save you up to $300

The best gaming laptop deals this weekend can save you up to $300

Our favorite gaming laptop deals this weekend feature some fantastic savings from Best Buy on a whole range of rigs. Read more ...

What do iOS 14's security features mean for you and your iPhone?

What do iOS 14's security features mean for you and your iPhone?

Apple has increased privacy features with the iOS 14 update, but will they change the way you interact with your phone? Read more ...