The best way to watch the E3 VR Showcase and the PC Gaming Present at E3 2019

The best way to watch the E3 VR Showcase and the PC Gaming Present at E3 2019 1

Unlike most of the press conferences at E3, the PC Gaming Show and UploadVR E3 VR Showcase aren’t focused on a specific publisher. The inaugural VR Showcase — which UploadVR announced in April — kicks off early on Monday in Los Angeles. The PC Gaming Showcase, which has been around for a few years now, […]

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud sport streaming

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud sport streaming 2

Microsoft spent almost two hours laying out the future of Xbox games, consoles, and services during its E3 press event yesterday. There were 60 games shown, a redesigned Elite 2 controller, and even a new Project Scarlett console, but Microsoft spent less than two minutes talking about its xCloud game streaming service. After promising to […]

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud sport streaming

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud sport streaming 6

Microsoft spent almost two hours laying out the future of Xbox games, consoles, and services during its E3 press event yesterday. There were 60 games shown, a redesigned Elite 2 controller, and even a new Project Scarlett console, but Microsoft spent less than two minutes talking about its xCloud game streaming service. After promising to […]

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud recreation streaming

Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud recreation streaming 10

Microsoft spent almost two hours laying out the future of Xbox games, consoles, and services during its E3 press event yesterday. There were 60 games shown, a redesigned Elite 2 controller, and even a new Project Scarlett console, but Microsoft spent less than two minutes talking about its xCloud game streaming service. After promising to […]

Google Stadia will let publishers supply their very own gaming subscriptions

Google Stadia will let publishers supply their very own gaming subscriptions 14

The head of Google’s upcoming Stadia game streaming service, Phil Harrison, has said publishers will be allowed to offer their own game subscriptions through the streaming service. In an interview with Geoff Keighley during YouTube’s E3 Live show, RockPaperShotgun reports that Harrison said he expects publishers to start thinking about their own subscriptions “in relatively […]

Google Stadia will let publishers provide their very own gaming subscriptions

Google Stadia will let publishers provide their very own gaming subscriptions 15

The head of Google’s upcoming Stadia game streaming service, Phil Harrison, has said publishers will be allowed to offer their own game subscriptions through the streaming service. In an interview with Geoff Keighley during YouTube’s E3 Live show, RockPaperShotgun reports that Harrison said he expects publishers to start thinking about their own subscriptions “in relatively […]

Motorola Moto Z4 overview: misplaced within the crowd

Motorola Moto Z4 overview: misplaced within the crowd 16

The Moto Z4 is not a particularly exciting phone. It’s a midrange device with a familiar design, spec list, and feature set. Its main differentiator is Moto Mods, the attachable accessories that can magnetically snap on the back of the phone. But those aren’t really much of a draw anymore. They wore out their welcome […]

Motorola Moto Z4 evaluation: misplaced within the crowd

Motorola Moto Z4 evaluation: misplaced within the crowd 24

The Moto Z4 is not a particularly exciting phone. It’s a midrange device with a familiar design, spec list, and feature set. Its main differentiator is Moto Mods, the attachable accessories that can magnetically snap on the back of the phone. But those aren’t really much of a draw anymore. They wore out their welcome […]

Motorola Moto Z4 overview: misplaced within the crowd

Motorola Moto Z4 overview: misplaced within the crowd 32

The Moto Z4 is not a particularly exciting phone. It’s a midrange device with a familiar design, spec list, and feature set. Its main differentiator is Moto Mods, the attachable accessories that can magnetically snap on the back of the phone. But those aren’t really much of a draw anymore. They wore out their welcome […]

Amazon halts gross sales of latest Blink XT2 video digicam after combined early critiques

Amazon halts gross sales of latest Blink XT2 video digicam after combined early critiques 42

Amazon has temporarily stopped taking orders for the Blink XT2 smart camera that it launched last month. The XT2, which is Blink’s first new camera since Amazon acquired the company, is listed as “currently unavailable” for purchase. That applies to all configurations, including the single camera and multicamera kits. The Verge has reached out to […]

Google Maps is testing a brand new security function for taxi passengers

Google Maps is testing a brand new security function for taxi passengers 44

Google appears to be testing a new safety feature for Google Maps that will alert you if your car or taxi deviates from its route by more than 500 meters (0.3 miles). The feature was first spotted by XDA Developers, and it appears to be exclusive to India for now. “Off-route alerts” can be found […]

Donald Trump on tech antitrust: ‘There’s one thing happening’

Donald Trump on tech antitrust: ‘There’s one thing happening’ 45

In an interview with CNBC on Monday, President Donald Trump criticized the antitrust fines imposed by the European Union on United States tech companies, suggesting that these tech giants could, in fact, be monopolies, but the US should be the political body raking in the settlement fines. “Every week you see them going after Facebook […]

Samsung’s CRG5 is a curved, G-Sync suitable, 1080p gaming monitor

Samsung’s CRG5 is a curved, G-Sync suitable, 1080p gaming monitor 46

Samsung has announced the new CRG5 gaming monitor at E3 2019, its first to ship with compatibility for Nvidia G-Sync via the latest graphics card software. That means that if you use a GTX 10-series or RTX 20-series Nvidia graphics card, the monitor can eliminate screen tearing and display smoother, higher-fidelity visuals. The CRG5 features […]

Large cargo drones will ship packages farther and quicker

Large cargo drones will ship packages farther and quicker 47

A new generation of plane-sized autonomous delivery vehicles is capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hundreds of miles. They’re called cargo drones. They are fast, more environmentally friendly, and could completely change the cargo industry. Delivery drones are being tested today that are designed to drop a single item nearby a target, which is […]

Apple’s web site says the Mac Professional will come out in September

Apple’s web site says the Mac Professional will come out in September 49

A pop-up on Apple’s website says that the new Mac Pro will be released this September, which is a more specific time frame than the “fall” launch window Apple announced at WWDC last week. 9to5Mac was the first to spot the September date, which can be accessed by clicking the “notify me” button above the […]

Facial recognition sensible glasses may make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous

Facial recognition sensible glasses may make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous 50

From train stations and concert halls to sport stadiums and airports, facial recognition is slowly becoming the norm in public spaces. But new hardware formats like these facial recognition-enabled smart glasses could make the technology truly ubiquitous, able to be deployed by law enforcement and private security any time and any place. The glasses themselves […]

As CBD booms, Fb is quietly cracking down on adverts

As CBD booms, Fb is quietly cracking down on adverts 53

If you’re looking for it, you can find a CBD-infused version of just about everything: coffee, chocolate, vapes, shampoos, masks, moisturizers, mints, pet treats — in short, just about everything. A survey in January found 65 million Americans had tried CBD in some form, with 63 percent finding it effective; it’s finally gone mainstream. As […]

US funds chief requests two-year delay on components of Huawei ban

US funds chief requests two-year delay on components of Huawei ban 54

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports. The ban could dramatically reduce the number of telecom manufacturers capable of supplying services to the government, says Russell T. Vought, the acting director of the Office of […]

Razer’s Respawn drink is caffeinated water for avid gamers

Razer’s Respawn drink is caffeinated water for avid gamers 55

Razer, which is widely known for making clicky mechanical things, wireless electronic things, and RGB LED-backlit things, is today getting into the performance-enhancing drinks racket. The new Respawn — stylized as “RESPAWN” because it’s so extreme and gamery — drink from Razer contains 95mg of caffeine per serving, comes in little sachets of flavored powder […]