Gears & Gadgets

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “more in the making” Brooklyn event

Enlarge / One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. Apple View Liveblog At 10am EDT (7am PDT, 2pm GMT) on Tuesday, October 30, Apple will host another live event to announce new products. We’re expecting new iPad Pro models and maybe new Macs—but you never know what surprises might be […]

Top Stories

Laughing at the Google+ bug? You’re making a big mistake.

Google Doodles celebrates the search engine’s 20th anniversary as seen on the home page in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 27. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE) (John G Mabanglo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 8 at 6:37 PM A vulnerability in Google’s software has led to the potential exposure of […]


Guitar Hero Live goes offline in December, making 92% of songs unplayable

Enlarge / Get used to never seeing this Guitar Hero TV screen (or any like it) starting in December. In an unceremonious blog post this weekend, publisher Activision announced it will be shutting down the servers for Guitar Hero Live‘s “Guitar Hero TV” mode effective December 1. The move will effectively end access to hundreds […]

Emerging Tech

From robotic bees to bacteria, the tech that is making for a greener tomorrow

Freight Farms We love when technology gives us new gadgets or entertaining features, but it’s even better when scientists get together and use technology for more noble pursuits… like saving the planet. That’s right: From biodegradable bullets to robot bees, today’s eco-friendly creations are literally changing the world for the better. If you need a […]


GamesBeat Summit 2018 lightning talks: From making games in Pakistan to building communities

Our recent GamesBeat Summit 2018 event featured an eclectic mix of lightning round talks, where our speakers were challenged to give a speech about something compelling in just five minutes. It’s not easy to make a compelling point in a talk with a five-minute deadline, enforced by our moderator Colin Campbell, senior reporter for Polygon. […]


Everything we’ve heard about Sony making a PlayStation 5

As we approach five years out from the initial launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console, history tells us it’s time to start digging for rumors about its successor, the inevitable PlayStation 5. Although the recent release of intra-generational upgrades with both the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X led many to speculate […]


Here’s the slick tech making Counterpart’s multi-dimensional S1 possible

Enlarge/ Wait a second… does JK Simmons have a twin? Starz Warning: This post contains references to scenes in the first half of Counterpart S1. All throughout season one of Starz’ Counterpart, we’ve been captivated as much by the show’s inter-dimensional diplomacy and technological advances as its primary spy conflict. This sci-fi/spy mash-up has succeeded […]