Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference

This week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Facebook chose to maintain a booth for attendees that includes an Oculus virtual reality demo. Now This writer Sean Morrow noticed that it included a demo of a shooting game, Bullet Tra…

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Twitch’s live game show ‘Stream On’ premieres March 8th

Last December, Twitch announced that it would be making a live-streaming reality show, Stream On. In it, Twitch creators who need a boost to make streaming a full-time gig compete against one another in a series of challenges, Survivor-style, for a g…

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Nintendo now allows Switch user reviews on game pages

You no longer have to head to a reseller’s site or post a social media diatribe to let others know what you think about a Switch game. Nintendo has updated its website to enable customer reviews on Switch games’ product pages — so long as you sign…

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CamSoda’s RubGrub is a pizza-ordering button for your vibrator

CamSoda, an adult entertainment platform, announced a new product this week that aims to satisfy you in a number of ways. The RubGrub is a 3D-printed button attachment made to fit on a Lovense Nora vibrator. And the idea is that when you’re done usin…

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Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, the $45 Mi AI — though it probably won’t find its way to American shores, given how had a time it’s had penetrating the US and E…

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YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars’ channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact students and school shooting survivors, but are instead pa…

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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat could launch in March

Apple may be close to launching another one of the numerous products it teased last year. Sources talking to both MacOtakara and the Apple Post have claimed that the company’s AirPower wireless charging mat should ship sometime in late March, about…

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Dropbox's IPO filing reveals 500M users but a $1 billion deficit

In a move reminiscent of Snap’s IPO journey, Bloomberg sources claimed last month that Dropbox had quietly filed to become a public company. Suspicious hires last year had tipped their hand, and we waited to see what would happen for a company valued…

Source: Engadget – Dropbox’s IPO filing reveals 500M users but a billion deficit

1Password now lets you see if your password has been leaked

If you have a 1Password membership, you can now check to see if your passwords have been compromised by data breaches and leaked on the internet. It’s just a proof of concept feature for now, but 1Password says that in future releases, it will be add…

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HTC confirms layoffs as it combines VR and smartphone divisions

It’s been an interesting few months for HTC. Google bought the team responsible for Pixel phones last year for $1.1 billion. The president of HTC’s smartphone operations just resigned, claiming a “personal career plan” for the move. Now, the remainin…

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YouTube reportedly plans to spend 'hundreds of millions' on Red originals

While Facebook and Netflix are (reportedly) spending billions on new programming, YouTube is said to be holding its investments at current levels. Google’s video wing is only spending “a few hundred million” on original shows for Red this year accord…

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No, postcards won’t solve our Russian interference problem

We just learned all the ways Russian propaganda agents fooled American social media companies, thanks to the recent indictments of Russian nationals by Team Mueller.

After years of these companies forcing us to adhere to their contrived “community s…

Source: Engadget – No, postcards won’t solve our Russian interference problem

'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year

Using AR to promote movies isn’t entirely new. We’ve already seen official movie tie-in augmented reality apps for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Jon Hamm vehicle, Marjorie. Now, though, Sony Pictures is taking things a bit farther with Ghostbusters…

Source: Engadget – ‘Ghostbusters World’ AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year

Netflix courts HGTV fans with its first home makeover series

Netflix appears to be looking to pull in more of that HGTV crowd, as Deadline reports that the streaming service just ordered its first property-focused original series. With a working title of Amazing On The Inside, the show will reportedly feature…

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Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits — the q…

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In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of ’90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colorful sprites represent an era when technology was still…

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