Today is International Beer Day! How to celebrate and why it exists. How the Netflix sound logo came to be, and what goats and wedding rings have to do with it. And the orchestra that uses fresh produce as instruments.
Rocksteady, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Asylum, City, and Knight, are making a Suicide Squad game and Sony’s State of Play presentation showed gameplay for games like Crash 4, The Pathless, Spelunky 2, Bugsnax, and more.
The President officially signs an order to block ByteDance AND Tencent. Apple confirms the reasons why xCloud and Stadia aren’t coming to iOS any time soon. Uber is now, officially, more burrito delivery company than taxi company. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Will the US Government’s “Clean Network” plan lead to the definitive fracturing of the Internet we’ve all feared? Are Samsung’s new earbuds actually Cool Beans? And why wireless charging could be a global environmental disaster waiting to happen.
Further findings into just how much of our speech dogs can understand. An American highway that’s been repaved with recycled plastic. Taika Waititi’s new anti-racist website. Scientists who had to rename human genes due to a Microsoft Excel error.
xCloud, Microsoft’s game streaming service, is not coming to iOS devices, at least not near the planned launch, Darksiders Genesis, the original Final Fantasy VII, and more are coming to Game Pass, and Microsoft celebrates games leaving the subscription service with a weird song.
All of the headlines from the Samsung Unpacked event: new Galaxy Note 20s, New Galaxy Buds, New Galaxy Watch and more. Disney has already hit its goal for Disney+. ByteDance remains defiant even as Facebook launches Instagram Reels. And Anthony Levandowski remains defiant, even as he is sentenced.
Do you live in a zip code that’s a Harbinger of Failure? The newly discovered secret to anglerfish’s parasitic success. The woman who returns items left behind in used books to their owners. And the 87 year old athlete who just became the oldest man to complete the Ironman World Championship.
Konami calms fervor surrounding Silent Hill rumors, while also establishing a new official Silent Hill twitter account, the Xbox digital storefront is getting overhauled, Pikmin 3 is coming to Switch, and Activision has confirmed that Treyarch and Raven Software are making the next Call of Duty.
Last hurrah? Intel iMacs get a major update. The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump situation can only be described as nuts-o-butts-o. Looks like Garmin paid the ransom. Why xCloud is launching soon on Android but not on iOS. And get ready for games to get more expensive with the next generation consoles.
Cool armor-like technology that butterflies have on their wings to protect them from the rain. How to use Slack without annoying all of your coworkers, or being annoyed yourself. And what 1918 anti-mask culture can teach us about our own mask debates today.
Spider-Man will be exclusive to the PlayStation version of Marvel’s Avengers. It’s no longer rumor. Blizzard employees are frustrated over pay disparities, Microsoft’s game streaming service launches in September, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play, and Fall Guys is out today.
TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon.
Australian scientists have figured out a way to grow colored cotton. How poetry is helping healthcare workers through the pandemic. Get your hands on some official Fyre Festival merchandise, thanks to the US Marshals.
Sony answers some questions about PlayStation 5 compatibility regarding PlayStation 4 accessories and sets a date for an upcoming State of Play presentation.
The rumors were coming hot and heavy Friday afternoon and the TikTok saga may be hurtling to a definitive change sooner than we might have thought.
A medieval potion that apparently works as an antibiotic. How children's nonsensical emoji use affects their language development. How dogs may be using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. And the mysterious origins of everyone’s favorite song, “Who Let The Dogs Out?”
A Splinter Cell anime is coming to Netflix, the house chooses not to pass a bill that would prevent the military from recruiting on twitch, Battletoads has a release date, and the Tony Hawk remake’s soundtrack is growing.
Sources say Nvidia is in talks to buy Arm. Music Videos are coming to Facebook in a bigger way. The iPhone is delayed a tiny bit. Apple made a ton of money when people thought they wouldn’t but Alphabet shrunk for the first time ever. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
NASA launched their latest Mars rover into space this morning. More details on Perseverance, its mission, and the origins of its Plutonium battery. Archeologists have confirmed the origin of some of the stones from Stonehenge.
Animal Crossing adds luck to the game which may have larger implications regarding the game’s future, Valve boss Gabe Newell says he prefers Xbox Series X over PlayStation 5, and CD Projekt Red warns against clicking links in e-mails about a Cyberpunk 2077 beta.
A comprehensive rundown of the big tech testimony in Congress yesterday. Don’t worry. I tried to keep it brief. Are seller fees quietly twice as big a business for Amazon as AWS is? There’s a new king of the smartphone hill as Huawei surpasses Samsung.
A rundown of what the big tech CEO’s told Congress this afternoon. Are Samsung and Google about to get a lot more integrated? The biggest news in the ongoing streaming media transformation of Hollywood. Buying out TikTok is going to be pretty expensive.
The world’s largest nuclear fusion project has begun assembly in France, getting us one step closer to a possible future of unlimited, clean energy. And how to view the YouTube homepage through the eyes of a flat earth-er, prepper, and more.
The studio behind the Ori games are working on an action RPG in a new, original IP with Private Division, the director behind the Yakuza series has nice things to say about Ghost of Tsushima, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is getting a free update in October.