'Battlefield V' gameplay trailer shows its take on battle royale

In the wake of seemingly endless teases and leaks, DICE and EA are ready to show gameplay from Battlefield V’s imminent Firestorm battle royale mode. True to the scoops, it’s not quite a cookie-cutter BR experience. While you’ll have familiar mecha…

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Tesla's 'sustainable' referral program limits free Supercharging

When Tesla axed its original referral program because it was getting too expensive to keep up, Elon Musk said the company isn’t replacing it with a new one. The automaker must have realized that having a reasonable one in place is better than having…

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Nintendo's Labo turns the Switch into a perfect VR gateway

Nintendo proved that its cardboard Labo kits could actually be decent gaming accessories — especially for kids. But the idea of using Labo to bring VR to the Switch sounds even more far-fetched. Could an under-powered system with a low-resolutio…

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Steam's redesigned library will show what's happening with your games

Steam’s ages-old game library screen is getting a much-needed overhaul. Valve has previewed a redesign that keeps the familiar column of games on the left, but shakes up seemingly everything else. You’ll see rows for your recently played games and,…

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GameStop's new CEO is expected to lead a major overhaul

GameStop announced today that it is naming George Sherman as its new chief executive officer. The former head of Verizon retailer Victra has served as an executive at Advance Auto Parts, Best Buy Services, Home Depot and Target. He’ll be charged with…

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Boeing sold essential safety features as extras on 737 Max

Boeing charged airlines extra for two safety features that may have been able to detect in advance issues with the 737 Max planes involved in fatal crashes, according to the New York Times. The additional sensors provided checks on data collected by…

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Instagram is the latest hotbed for conspiracy theories

You might open Instagram to see what your friends are doing, look at a cute puppy or like pretty pictures of other people’s food — but there’s something much darker under the surface. While other platforms are working to eradicate hate speech and st…

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Four players fight for undersea supremacy in 'Swimsanity'

If you’ve ever watched The Little Mermaid and thought to yourself, “dang, that’d be some good hunting,” have I got the game for you. Swimsanity is a four-player adventure shooter set at the bottom of the sea that offers a surprisingly wide variety of…

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A week with Twitter's attempt at a more civil internet

Over the past few months, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been adamant that one of his goals is to “increase the health of public conversation” on the site. Because it’s no secret that, as great as Twitter is at connecting you with people across the worl…

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Short film created in Unreal Engine showcases a photorealistic world

A short film that premiered at GDC highlights the photorealism potential of Unreal Engine, and it would be easy to assume Rebirth is a live-action short given how life-like it looks. The video depicts an atmospheric environment full of craggy rocks,…

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Ford is investing $850 million to build EVs in Michigan

To boost its electric vehicle (EV) production, Ford is investing $850 million in its Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant. It hopes to make the plant the home of its EV production. To do so, the company will also hire 900 employees incrementally throu…

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Comcast launches Xfinity Flex internet streaming TV

Comcast’s latest bundle isn’t a cable TV service, exactly, since it’s aimed at its subscribers who only have internet service. Xfinity Flex will tie together paid internet video services as well as free ad-supported options in what VP Matt Strauss ca…

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Over 20,000 Facebook employees had access to 600 million user passwords

It’s a day of the week ending in the letter “y,” so it should come as little surprise there’s news of another Facebook privacy transgression. The company says it found in January that some user passwords were stored in plain text on its servers. Face…

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