American Airways extends canceled 737 Max flights to not less than September

American Airways extends canceled 737 Max flights to not less than September 1

American Airlines won’t use Boeing 737 Max aircraft until at least September, pushing back the expected reintroduction of the troubled plane by at least two more weeks. The airline announced Sunday that, while it “remains confident” that a forthcoming software update and new training efforts from Boeing will be enough to get the 737 Max […]

Microsoft’s Challenge Scarlett Xbox console can have an optical drive

Microsoft’s Challenge Scarlett Xbox console can have an optical drive 3

In case you took the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition as a hint that Microsoft might omit an optical drive from its next-generation console due in 2020, fear not: Project Scarlett will indeed have one and support physical media. Confirmation comes on two fronts: GameIndustry.biz interviewed Xbox boss Phil Spencer, and Eurogamer got the same […]

Take heed to this AI voice clone of Invoice Gates created by Fb’s engineers

Take heed to this AI voice clone of Invoice Gates created by Fb’s engineers 6

We’re headed for a revolution in computer-generated speech, and a voice clone of Microsoft founder Bill Gates demonstrates exactly why. In the clips embedded below, you can listen to what seems to be Gates reeling off a series of innocuous phrases. “A cramp is no small danger on a swim,” he cautions. “Write a fond […]

The 5 greatest bulletins from UploadVR’s 2019 E3 VR showcase

The 5 greatest bulletins from UploadVR’s 2019 E3 VR showcase 8

This was the first year of the UploadVR’s E3 virtual reality showcase, and although we’ve probably seen bigger individual VR announcements at E3, the show was packed with trailers and game reveals. We’ll see a lot of these games get full releases over the next year, but for now, here’s some of the most exciting […]

Netflix has renewed Love, Dying and Robots for a second season

Netflix has renewed Love, Dying and Robots for a second season 9

Netflix announced it has renewed Love, Death and Robots for a second season. The first season, which debuted in early 2019, featured 18 short films and, uniquely, Netflix even switched up the episode order for some viewers. Per a tweet from Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account, Jennifer Yuh Nelson will be the supervising director […]

Some Shenmue III Kickstarter backers need refunds as a result of it’s an Epic Video games Retailer unique

Some Shenmue III Kickstarter backers need refunds as a result of it’s an Epic Video games Retailer unique 11

Some backers of action game Shenmue III’s multimillion-dollar Kickstarter campaign are upset that it will launch exclusively on Epic’s Games Store, scuttling plans for a launch on Steam. Developer Ys Net revealed Epic’s exclusivity during E3’s PC Gaming Show today. Almost immediately, backers who had specifically requested a Steam key flooded Ys Net’s Kickstarter announcement, […]

Curler Champions is a Ubisoft curler derby sport with a preview obtainable at the moment

Curler Champions is a Ubisoft curler derby sport with a preview obtainable at the moment 15

Ubisoft is announcing a roller derby game called Roller Champions, and a PC-only pre-alpha preview is available today. Roller Champions is described as a team-based, player-versus-player sports game where players work their way up from street derby leagues to championships. It’s playable until June 14th, and when it officially launches in early 2020, it will […]

Apple refreshes Beats Solo3 colours, leaves internals unchanged

Apple refreshes Beats Solo3 colours, leaves internals unchanged 16

Apple has a new summer collection of Beats Solo3 variants, but you shouldn’t worry about them obviating your existing Solo3 pair as these are all merely new colors, not new tech. That being said, the foursome of fresh color combinations might be Apple’s best to date, with summery and expressive red and yellow options alongside […]

YouTube CEO apologizes to LGBTQ group after outcry

YouTube CEO apologizes to LGBTQ group after outcry 20

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is apologizing to the LGBTQ community in the wake of the company’s failure to take more definitive action against conservative pundit Steven Crowder’s channel. “I know that the decisions we made was very hurtful to the LGBTQ community and that wasn’t our intention at all,” Wojcicki said at the Code Conference […]

Microsoft now permits Xbox gamers to choose any gamertag they need

Microsoft now permits Xbox gamers to choose any gamertag they need 22

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox gamertag system to allow players to pick any name they want. The software maker is using a similar system to what is used on Steam, Discord, or Battle.net, and it will mean Xbox Live gamertags will include a # number after them if they’ve already been taken. The entire structure […]

AMD blows minds with a 16-core 7nm gaming CPU that works like every other Ryzen

AMD blows minds with a 16-core 7nm gaming CPU that works like every other Ryzen 24

“I don’t think there’s any reason people would buy an Intel processor after we do this,” says AMD’s Travis Kirsch. It’s not the first time during my weekend in Los Angeles that I’ve heard such hubris, but I’m starting to wonder if it’s deserved. Because AMD is about to release a wave of 3rd gen […]

Fb plans to unveil new Portal {hardware} this yr

Fb plans to unveil new Portal {hardware} this yr 37

New versions of the Facebook Portal, the social media company’s video-calling smart speaker that launched in November 2018, are coming this fall. Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, told The Verge’s Casey Newton at Recode’s CodeCon the company has “lot more that we’re going to unveil later in this fall,” related to Portal, […]

Fujifilm is bringing again monochrome movie

Fujifilm is bringing again monochrome movie 38

Fujifilm has announced that it’s re-entering the black-and-white film market after stopping production more than a year ago. A new film, Neopan 100 Acros II, is being developed following feedback from, and I quote from the press release, “millennials and GenZs,” who the company describes as “the new film enthusiasts.” Acros is an iconic brand […]

PUBG Cellular is now reportedly the world’s highest-grossing cellular sport

PUBG Cellular is now reportedly the world’s highest-grossing cellular sport 39

PUBG Mobile is not only the most popular mobile game in the world, with more than 100 million monthly players, it’s now also the top grossing: collecting more than $146 million last month in revenue according to analyst figures reported by The Financial Times. The money comes not only from items and skins bought by […]