• The next weird 3DS game includes a tiny fishing reel

    Japan's fondness for games with highly specialized controllers frequently produces wonderfully weird results. If you need proof, you just need to look at Bandai Namco's upcoming Baku Tsuri Bar Hunter for the 3DS. The manga-linked augmented reality...

  • Google’s cloud is spreading through new undersea cables

    Today, Google announced that it will be adding three undersea cables, as well as five new Cloud Platform regions, to its infrastructure in 2018. The Netherlands and Montreal regions will open in Q1 2018, while Los Angeles, Hong King and Finland will...

  • Uber forcing UK drivers to take breaks in the name of safety

    In an effort to stop UK drivers working excessive hours, Uber's going to start forcing them to rest up after pulling a decent shift. A new policy coming into effect next week mandates a driver must take a continuous six-hour break after racking up 10...

  • Google Chromecast devices are messing with WiFi connections

    If you've been having some issues with your WiFi connection, the culprit could be your Chromecast devices. There have now been multiple reports of users losing WiFi connections when Google devices with the "Cast" feature, like Chromecast and Google H...

  • Microsoft is working on 'building-scale' VR for disaster simulations

    Scaling up VR to areas larger than your living room is a focus for a number of game developers right now, but Microsoft is working on expanding the size capabilities of the tech for a much more important reason: disaster management. In a lecture vide...

  • Facebook's News Feed change may amplify fake news

    Facebook has been under fire since it was revealed just how big its "fake news" problem is. It's been taking steps to combat the issue and reestablish users' faith in the service. But now, it looks as though one if its most recent tweaks might have m...

  • Watch the first footage from Kodak’s reborn Super 8 film camera

    Even if you think that film has had its day, there's no denying it evokes a dreamy nostalgia that digital video can't match. Kodak got a lot of folks, including A-list Hollywood directors, excited about its hybrid Super 8 camera based on that idea, a...

  • US Congress reportedly lobbied AT&T to dump Huawei smartphones

    AT&T recently revealed that it wouldn't carry Huawei smartphones, despite rumors that it would be the first US carrier to do so, raising suspicions that politics played a part in its decision. Now, Reuters is also reporting that US lawmakers did..…

  • Facebook settles out of court in unique revenge porn case

    Facebook may have left itself wide open to whole heap of legal headaches after it recently reached an out-of-court settlement in a revenge porn case. Between late 2014 and early 2016, the naked picture of a 14-year-old girl from Northern Ireland was...

  • Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China

    Google's presence in China has increased marginally in recent times, but those excited about a rumoured optimized version of Maps for the country will be disappointed to learn the claims are untrue. Earlier this week Japan news site Nikkei reported t...

  • Chinese scientists unveil plan to zap space junk with orbital lasers

    There have been more than a few proposals for eliminating space junk, such as grabbing it, gobbling it and blasting it from Earth. The latest idea, however, may be the most dramatic... and the most effective. Chinese researchers have successfully s...

  • Facebook's Hugo Barra says standalone headsets are key to social VR

    Even though Oculus didn't have an official presence at CES this year, its leader, Hugo Barra, made a surprise appearance at Qualcomm's press conference to make an important announcement: Xiaomi would be its global hardware partner for Oculus Go, its...

  • The Morning After: Tuesday, January 16th 2018

    Good Tuesday morning to you. The net neutrality battle ain't over, and Google's latest machine learning toy matches your selfie with famous works of art. Get. Ready. To. Be. Offended.

  • TAG Heuer covered its smartwatch in real diamonds

    If you like your tech on the bling side, we've got good news for you. Watchmaker TAG Heuer has revamped its 18K white gold Connected Modular 45 smartwatch with no less than 589 baguette-sized diamonds -- 23.35 carats' worth in fact -- and it can be y...

  • Amazon’s Echo Spot bedside speaker clock comes to the UK

    Last year was a big year for Alexa. First, Amazon released updated versions of its popular Echo speakers and then brought its smart assistant to screens with the launch of the Echo Show and the Echo Spot. However, like many Amazon products, they ofte...

  • SiriusXM adds streaming-style features to its in-car radio service

    In-car listening has come a long way in the past decade. Where satellite radio used to be one of the few ways to get live digital shows in your car, it's now trivially easy to bring your phone into the car and stream virtually anything. And SiriusX...

  • Open Banking is here to change how you manage your money

    After completing a review of the retail banking sector back in the summer of 2016, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concluded that stagnation had set in. It found that hardly anyone switches banks each year, and the huge financial insti...

  • Airbnb now gives you the option to pay less up front

    Airbnb rentals present affordable, sometimes even unique, alternatives to hotels, but one of the downsides of using the platform is having to pay in full upon booking. Now, the company is finally -- thankfully! -- giving you an option to pay less up...

  • Danish police charge 1,000 people following Facebook sex video

    Facebook is no stranger to notifying police when there's clear evidence of a crime, but its latest action has had consequences on a much larger scale than usual. Danish police have charged 1,004 young people (some under 18) after Facebook notified a...

  • Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries

    Facebook's plans for free satellite internet access may have run into some... setbacks, but another company is promising to make that ubiquitous data a practical reality. Quika, a company led by the chief of satellite provider Talia, is launching a...

  • Democrats are just one vote shy of restoring net neutrality

    Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer now says Democrats in the Senate are a single vote away from restoring net neutrality. According to the senator from New York, they now have a total of 50 votes for a Senate resolution of disapproval that would re...

  • Try 'Battlefield 1' DLC maps and more starting tomorrow

    Last year, EA's Battlefield 1 received a ton of new expansions, including "They Shall Not Pass," "In the Name of the Tsar" and "Turning Tides." The new maps and story missions featured French and Russian battles, amphibious warfare and some of the mo...

  • US continues to blacklist China’s eBay over counterfeit goods

    Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba's counterfeit goods problem refuses to go away. Despite noting improvements on takedown efforts, the Office of the US Trade Representative has again blacklisted Alibaba's eBay-like Taobao shopping site.

  • Alibaba and Microsoft AI beat human scores on Stanford reading test

    20 years ago, IBM's Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess and the practice of pitting human against computer continues to this day. Google's AI was the first to beat a Go champion a couple of years back (and it continues to teach itself ho...

  • Hyundai's new Veloster will make its debut in 'Forza Motorsport 7'

    The new Hyundai Veloster just made its debut on the NAIAS 2018 show floor, but the first time we'll be able to drive one is in Forza Motorsport 7. Following a string of cars debuting in videogames (BMW M4 Coupe, Porsche 911 GT2 RS), the Veloster Turb...