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Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:55pm
Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip "Knuckles" controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sen...

Amazon is selling the SNES Classic for $80 right now (update) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:31pm
At least, they were when I published this post.

A World Cup match was the 'most-watched' Spanish livestream ever

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:27pm
The World Cup started last week, and with all the livestreaming options, it's no surprise that the matches have already attracted an enormous amount of views. But yesterday's match between Argentina and Croatia broke a new record when its Telemundo d...

World Cup 2018 memes: Brazil's Neymar takes Oscar-worthy dive - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:07pm
But his rainbow flick and that goal more than made up for it with some fans. Also: Nigeria's awesome kit helps melt Iceland.

Facebook accidentally sent developer reports to app testers

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:47pm
While Facebook is still reeling from it's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it has been trying to clean up its image as a company that plays fast and loose with your privacy. Unfortunately, there's yet another issue. According to TechCrunch, Facebook acci...

Someone bought and filled it with caged migrants - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:34pm
It's satire. If you want to pay Trump for a hotel stay, you'll need to try the .com.

California’s fight for strong net neutrality isn’t over yet - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:25pm
Legislators try to hammer out a deal, as critics fume over cuts made to a bill that supporters had hoped would set the national standard for net neutrality protection.

Apple will fix sticky keyboards on some MacBooks, MacBook Pros - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:16pm
The company's fragile "butterfly switch" keyboard design has spawned user frustration and even lawsuits. If you have one, you now can get it fixed or replaced for free.

A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:16pm
Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern and is scheduled to run until the wee hours next Su...

Elon Musk's SpaceX sending ISS a new 'hand' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 5:09pm
The next resupply mission to the orbiting research station will include a robot paw for the biggest arm to ever come out of Canada.

Apple will repair 'sticky' MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:45pm
Apple launched a new keyboard service program today, acknowledging that the keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models are prone to issues. If users of particular models find that letters or characters repeat unexpectedly or don't appear at...

Driving on cold medicine could get you locked up in the UK - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:27pm
Non-prescription meds like allergy and cold medication are treated like marijuana and cocaine in regard to driving in the UK.

California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:25pm
California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has been rigorously opposed by tech companies like Amazon and...

Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:56pm
Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your favorite subreddits. So, Reddit is pulling from a...

Adobe AI learns to spot the photo fakery Photoshop makes easy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:43pm
Photoshop makes it easy to tamper with images, but neural networks could help you figure out which photos are trustworthy.

Samsung's Galaxy S10 might ditch the iris scanner - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:39pm
In-display fingerprint scanning may take its place.

Tesla closes solar installation centers as part of layoffs

Engadget - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:28pm
Tesla's recently announced layoffs may hurt its solar panel business particularly hard. Reuters sources and leaked documents have revealed that Tesla is closing roughly a dozen solar installation centers in nine states as part of the job cuts. There...

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Release date, cast, plot and rumors - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:23pm
Get all the buzz about the next Marvel superhero movie, which helps move events towards the hush-hush Avengers 4.