Gaming

Fortnite among the Switch ports reportedly coming to E3

Enlarge / There’s reason to believe this blurry, leaked photo of Nintendo’s E3 booth materials is authentic. AAMARMO Twitter / 4chan A number of credible leaks and reports suggest that Epic Games’ ultra-popular battle royale game Fortnite will be getting a Switch port in the near future. The scuttlebutt around the Switch port started yesterday […]

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How broke college grads made animation software used in Jurassic Park and Iron Man

Adobe In an unheated, defunct imperial knife factory in Providence, Rhode Island, a small team of young Brown and Rhode Island School of Design grads used task lamps to keep their fingers warm as they typed. The exposed beams and sandblasted brick made for a nice visual atmosphere, but turning on the furnace would cost […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google reportedly won’t renew controversial drone imaging program

Enlarge / Orion is a military drone that can fly for five days with 1,000 pounds of payload. Aurora says it can perform surveillance missions 3,000 miles from home base. Aurora It looks like the drama surrounding Google’s controversial involvement in Project Maven is coming to an end. Yet another report from Gizmodo on the […]

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The Best Keyboards of 2018

Finding the Right Fit Maybe your old keyboard has typed its last letter. Perhaps your gaming ambitions have left you dissatisfied with the mediocre model that came with your desktop PC. Or maybe the one you have still works fine for what it is, but isn’t as comfortable and sturdy as you’d prefer. Whatever the […]

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Worried About Big Tech? Chinese Giants Make America’s Look Tame

Worried About Big Tech? Chinese Giants Make America’s Look Tame ImageCreditWenkai Mao By Raymond Zhong May 31, 2018 查看简体中文版查看繁體中文版 BEIJING — Forget Google versus Facebook. Forget Uber versus Lyft. Forget Amazon versus … well, everybody. The technology world’s most bruising battle for supremacy is taking place in China. And it could point to Big Tech’s […]

Emerging Tech

Sensory deprivation float tanks can cost a fortune, but this one is different

[embedded content] Until now, if you wanted a sensory deprivation flotation tank in your home you’d better be a tech millionaire or international arms dealer, based on how much they cost. With prices that can easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars, float tanks simply aren’t something within budget for the vast majority […]

Gaming

Bungie will make big announcements regarding new ‘Destiny 2’ content next week

Bungie will reveal Destiny 2‘s second-year content in a Twitch stream at 9 a.m. PT on June 5, the studio announced on Friday, June 1. Bungie community manager DeeJ will be on hand with game director Steve Cotton and project lead Scott Taylor, which suggests that Bungie could drop some major news. Destiny 2 turns […]

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The Mito drone captures underwater action without the nausea-inducing footage

Underwater drones open up ocean exploration without getting wet, but placing a drone in the current can create some shaky footage. Startup Navatics is attempting to fight that with an aquatic drone equipped with stabilization. Now on Kickstarter, the Navatics Mito is a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) with a 4K camera and advanced active stabilization. […]

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ARM promises laptop-level performance in 2019

Enlarge / Cortex-A76. ARM Chip design company ARM has unveiled its latest high performance processor design, the Cortex-A76. The company claims that the new design is 35 percent faster than the current Cortex-A75, making for performance that’s comparable with Intel’s Skylake i5 processors. ARM licenses both chip designs and the instruction set that the chips […]

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The best laptops

These days, a laptop has to do it all. It needs to be light, portable, powerful, beautiful, and reasonably affordable. Fortunately, there are a handful of fantastic options that fulfill all or most of those, depending on your needs. Below you’ll find our picks for best overall laptop, as well as the best MacBook for […]

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General Motors and Fiat Chrysler unveil self-driving deals

Media playback is unsupported on your device The race to lead America’s self-driving car market moved up a gear with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announcing major deals. Japan’s SoftBank is putting $ 2.25bn (£1.7bn) into GM’s autonomous unit Cruise, one of the biggest single investments in self-driving technology. And Google-owned Waymo is buying up […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sets, wireless projection, Edge, and setup improvements

Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with improvements to Sets, wireless projection, Edge, RSAT, and the setup experience. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on […]

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The best video-editing software

If you’re working on a professional vlog, building a business brand online, or just trying to impress everyone with some great family video — then you need a great video editor. These editors will help you manage the largest projects, find just the effects you want, or create professional-grade videos in minutes with the latest automated […]

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Takeaways to be delivered by drone in Shanghai

Food delivery drones have been given the go-ahead in China. Food delivery service Ele.me, owned by Alibaba, has been given permission by the authorities to deliver takeaways by drone along 17 routes in Shanghai’s Jinshan Industrial Park. The newly approved routes cover a 22.4 sq mile (58 sq km) area of the park. Customers will […]

Emerging Tech

Watching liquid crystals undulate under a microscope will melt your brain

[embedded content] Sure, LCD displays are yesterday’s news compared to the swanky OLED displays we see on flagship handsets like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9. However, the liquid crystals which allow them to function are pretty darn awesome — as a trippy new video makes abundantly clear. Serving as a promo video for […]