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Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker leaks with charging station

18:38
Last week, a leak claimed that audio company Sonos is planning to release its first portable Bluetooth speaker at an event in the near future. A new leak over the weekend has shed light on that product, claiming it will be called the Sonos Move. Among other things, the new leak includes what are claimed to be official product images … Continue reading

Google Assistant beats Siri and Alexa in IQ test, but they’re catching up

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If you’ve put off getting a smart speaker and you’re wondering which is the most effective, a new small study from Loup Ventures suggests Google Assistant is the best solution for getting the most correct answers. Though Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa all had similar abilities to understand questions, only Google Assistant answered more than 90-percent of the questions correctly. … Continue ...

FIFA 20, Potentially a worthwhile upgrade

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FIFA’s been a real guilty pleasure for soccer fans over the years. Every year, gamers complain about having to pay full prices for very few substantial changes. It’s basically the same game every year, yet so many of us pre-order it with unquestioning loyalty. Player freedom and choice has always been a problem in FIFA. From the rigidity of Ultimate … Continue reading

Doom and Doom 2 mobile login requirement finally removed

15:36
In late July, Bethesda announced the release of classic games Doom and Doom 2 on mobile, bringing the beloved nostalgic hits to ordinary phones and tablets. The launch, though exciting, was heavily criticized due to Bethesda’s frustrating login requirement — users were forced to sign into a Bethesda.net account or else they wouldn’t be able to play. READ: Bethesda will … Continue reading

NASA installs rock-sampling toolkit on Mars 2020 rover

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NASA continues work on its Mars 2020 rover, a vehicle that will be launched on its mission to the Red Planet next summer. Ahead of that launch, the space agency says its scientists are working hard to ensure the rover is ready to land and acquire samples from the planet’s surface that’ll eventually be returned to Earth. A key part … Continue reading

1993 Super Mario Bros. movie deleted scene discovered on old VHS

17.August
The Super Mario Bros. movie released in 1993 has enjoyed cult classic status for years, persisting through certain online portals through which new viewers can re-experience what was largely an amusing, cheesy film. The biggest collective in this fandom, Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive, has just shared a newly discovered deleted scene from the movie found on an old … Continue reading

Future YouTube Originals will be totally free starting next month

17.August
With few exceptions, YouTube’s original shows have only been available to YouTube Premium subscribers, locking them behind a relatively pricey paywall. That will change starting late next month, Google has quietly revealed, when many YouTube Originals will be made free for everyone to access. This doesn’t mean YouTube Premium subscribers should cancel their plans, however — there will be perks ...

CDC reports nearly 100 vaping lung disease cases in 14 states

17.August
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Friday that it is helping local health officials investigate nearly 100 lung injury cases possibly linked to the use of vaping products involving liquid nicotine and THC solutions. These cases have been identified in five states at this time, but many questions remain unanswered. More than 100 cases of a mysterious … Continue reading

Disney tipped in talks with Ewan McGregor for Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show

17.August
Actor Ewan McGregor may resume his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Star Wars TV show, a new report claims. McGregor played the Jedi in three Star Wars movies and has previously expressed a willingness to take up the role again in the future. Disney has already revealed plans to release multiple live-action Star Wars shows on its new … Continue reading

Chuwi GBox Pro Review: lite mini PC for lite budgets

17.August
News in the computing and tech world often highlights the spectacular and, sometimes, the extravagant. While it’s understandable that we get attracted by shiny products and powerful devices, not all consumers are swayed by those factors. Some need simpler yet still usable computers that can not only fit their budgets but also fit their aesthetic tastes as well. Those buyers … Continue reading

BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially dead

17.August
BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch that launched in 2014, is officially dead. Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were on the receiving end of a recent email advising that BLOCKS Wearables Ltd. is being liquidated. A backer-only update has also appeared on the product’s Kickstarter campaign warning backers that the company has run out of money. The failure has been in the … Continue reading

Fortnite’s first tournament with BRUTE mech suits starts tomorrow

17.August
Tomorrow will be the first official day of Epic Games’ latest competition series, the Fortnite Champion Series. The game has had a number of controversies related to past tournaments, including the overpowered Infinity Blade that enabled players to absolutely slaughter their opponents. This weekend’s event will likely prove more controversial, however, because it’ll be the first round of compet...

‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ and ‘Invader Zim’ movies arrive on Netflix

17.August
Classic Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is back on TV in the form of a new movie called Static Cling. The new movie based on the ’90s TV show is available to stream on Netflix, joining a newly launched movie based on the similarly classic Nick show Invader Zim. Netflix subscribers can stream the movies for free starting today. Both … Continue reading

Facebook pop-up cafes will offer free coffee and privacy checks

17.August
Facebook plans to open five pop-up cafes that will lure in visitors using free coffee and then offer them privacy checks while they’re at the temporary destination. The free coffee will be offered to visitors who have a Facebook account and undergo the simple privacy checkups, ensuring their accounts are secure and set up the way the user prefers. Facebook … Continue reading

The 2020 Corvette Stingray spec we’d pick involves a compromise

17.August
There’s no denying the 2020 Corvette Stingray is affordable, with Chevrolet flipping expectations of its mid-engined sports car, but there’s a tough decision involved when it comes to bragging rights. Unveiled last month, the new Corvette C8 promised to be not only powerful with its 6.2-liter V8 but relatively attainable, too. That’s something many were skeptical of, only to be … Continue reading
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