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After Math: Hope for the Holidays

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 10:30am
While Christmas decorations have already been festooned throughout big box retailers since the start of November, the holiday season is finally in full swing now that Thanksgiving is over. As such, industry and government both are gearing up to celeb...

The best plug-in smart outlet

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 9:00am
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'Street Fighter V' will display in-game ads starting December 11th

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:28am
Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they're infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing "sponsored content" to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th to promote its purchasable bundles, costumes...

Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 1:41am
Files by Google (formerly Files Go) is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move files to physical storage beyond the phone itself. You won't have tha...

Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:09pm
Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet... even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed California's first publicly available 350kW EV chargers at Simon'...

'H1Z1' developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 8:37pm
Unfortunately, Telltale's effective closure wasn't the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it's laying off staff as it's "optimizing [its] structure" for the future. The comp...

'Anthem' demo will be open to everyone on February 1st

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:08pm
No, you won't have to plunk down some cash to play the Anthem demo before the game's February 22nd debut. BioWare and EA have announced that the sneak peek on February 1st through February 3rd is an open demo that will be accessible to anyone on PC,...

Google winds down support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 5:35pm
If you're still hanging on to a phone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to budget for an upgrade. Google has warned developers that it's deprecating support for Ice Cream Sandwich in upcoming versions of Play Services, the framew...

Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 4:02pm
The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people posted millions of bogus comments on the FCC's net n...

Apple releases its first Beddit sleep monitoring device

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 2:29pm
Apple hasn't ditched, killed or forgotten Beddit. The tech giant has finally released the first Beddit sleep monitoring device since it purchased the company in early 2017, and it's now available for purchase from its website. Just like the company's...

China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 1:02pm
China's freeze on game approvals is winding down, although gamers and developers might not like what the thaw entails. The country has revealed the existence of an Online Game Ethics Committee that will screen games to ensure they're "healthy and be...