Linux gaming is on a life-support system called Steam

In September 2013, Valve founder Gabe Newell gave a rare, 20-minute presentation at LinuxCon. He called Linux “the future of gaming,” predicting that as the industry became more user-driven and connected across both distances and devices, an open-sou…

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Teenage Engineering OP-Z review: Small synth, big dreams

Read the fucking manual. It’s pejorative advice usually dispensed to someone struggling to find an answer — one typically available to them with minimal effort. The OP-Z from Teenage Engineering doesn’t ship with a full manual (though there is…

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Part two of 'Arrested Development' season five arrives March 15th

After a nearly year-long hiatus, Arrested Development will be back on Netflix with new episodes on March 15th. The streaming service announced the return of the Bluths for the second and final part of season five. The run will include eight episodes…

Source: Engadget – Part two of ‘Arrested Development’ season five arrives March 15th

Germany may use Huawei hardware for its 5G networks

The UK isn’t the only country skeptical of American hostility toward Huawei over spying fears. German officials talking to the Wall Street Journal say the country has made a “preliminary decision” to let Huawei bid on contracts for 5G networking desp…

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Latest Samsung leak shows new watch and earbuds from every angle

With all the leaks in advance of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event tomorrow, we can practically forecast the whole launch. The company started taking S10 reservations in the US earlier this month, and it seemed all but certain earbuds and a smartwatch…

Source: Engadget – Latest Samsung leak shows new watch and earbuds from every angle

Google teases a big gaming announcement for March 19th

Google isn’t normally the sort to break news at big video game events, but it’s making an exception to that rule this year. The company plans to unveil a mysterious gaming project at a Game Developers Conference presentation on March 19th at 1PM East…

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Netflix has an all-star cast for 'Green Eggs and Ham' animated series

Netflix would really like for you to try some Green Eggs and Ham. The company has secured the rights to the classic Dr. Seuss tale and is turning it into a star-studded animated series that will be packed with familiar voices. The show, which is bein…

Source: Engadget – Netflix has an all-star cast for ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ animated series

SoundCloud lets artists distribute music to Spotify and Apple Music

SoundCloud is helping artists distribute uploaded music to other services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Instagram, Pandora and even Napster. The Premier distribution tool will be available in open beta at no ext…

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YouTube redesigns its strike system to spare first-time offenders

YouTube has faced criticism for its strike system over the years, and not without merit. You wouldn’t always know what you’d done wrong, and the punishment could vary from a slap on the wrist to a crippling blow. Now, though, the service is trying…

Source: Engadget – YouTube redesigns its strike system to spare first-time offenders

Twitter tightens its political ad rules ahead of EU elections

Twitter is expanding its transparent ads policy to Europe ahead of the European parliament elections in May. The sweeping rules debuted in the US last May after Russia’s wide-ranging social media disruption campaign came to light. Beginning March 11,…

Source: Engadget – Twitter tightens its political ad rules ahead of EU elections

Tune in to our Galaxy S10 liveblog tomorrow at 2PM ET!

It’s hard to believe sometimes, but Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones have been around for nearly a decade — no wonder the company’s trying something a little different for the launch of its new Galaxy S10s. Rather than compete for attention with every…

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Qualcomm's X55 modem will help make 5G phones a practical reality

The first batch of 5G phones is right around the corner, but Qualcomm is already preparing for the follow-up. It’s introducing a Snapdragon X55 modem that should make 5G more viable in the real world. Unlike the X50, the new chipset will support “all…

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Instagram will support fundraisers using Story stickers

Facebook’s fundraising tool has raised over $1 billion for non-profits and personal causes since its launch, and now it looks like a similar feature will be rolled out to Instagram later this year. TechCrunch has been digging around in the code of In…

Source: Engadget – Instagram will support fundraisers using Story stickers

NVIDIA may have unwittingly leaked Unity ray-tracing support

NVIDIA launched the era of ray tracing about 5 months ago with the release of the RTX 2080 Ti GPU, but so far, it hasn’t gone over well — there’s just one game that supports it. Sales of the pricey cards have been slower than it expected, and the cr…

Source: Engadget – NVIDIA may have unwittingly leaked Unity ray-tracing support

Bioware fixes 'Anthem' end-game just in time for launch

Like it or not, the Anthem and Destiny comparisons refuse to go away. Just days after its Origin Access and EA Access release, players spotted a loophole in BioWare’s new shooter akin to the “loot cave” area from Destiny’s early days. The chest farmi…

Source: Engadget – Bioware fixes ‘Anthem’ end-game just in time for launch

Panasonic's FZ1000 II 16x superzoom targets Sony's RX10

If you’re looking at Sony’s RX10 IV but don’t want to pay 1,700 freaking dollars, Panasonic might have the camera for you. It just unveiled the FZ-1000 II, an upgrade to the 2014 FZ-1000, that costs nearly half that. It’s got a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel…

Source: Engadget – Panasonic’s FZ1000 II 16x superzoom targets Sony’s RX10