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'Fortnite' winds down season nine with a giant-sized battle

8:54 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

Epic is still finding ways to mark Fortnite's season transitions in grand style. The studio just finished a "Final Showdown" event for the end of season nine that interrupted the battle royale with a brawl between a giant monster and an equally mass...

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the gaming company

7:23 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

Another Blizzard co-founder is stepping away from the company. Just a few months after Mike Morhaime left his role as Blizzard CEO and president, his fellow founder Frank Pearce has announced that he's also hanging up his hat as Chief Development Off...

Amazon's 'The Expanse' season 4 premieres December 13th

6:25 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

Fans of The Expanse finally know when they can expect Amazon to continue the cult-hit sci-fi series. The internet giant has confirmed that the fourth season of The Expanse will debut on December 13th. As you might have surmised, it's a direct conti...

'The Orville' season 3 will be a Hulu exclusive

5:40 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

You'll have to forget about watching The Orville's third season on Fox. Hulu has announced that it will offer season 3 of the sci-fi series as an exclusive in the US, with new episodes premiering in late 2020. Creator and star Seth MacFarlane was f...

'Westworld' season 3 trailer shows robots venturing beyond the park

4:22 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

HBO has released the first full trailer for Westworld's third season, and it's clear that there's much, much more to see than what you caught in the teaser. The clip shows a future city where the park robots have slipped into human society, with Dol...

NASA's Orion crew capsule is ready for its uncrewed trip to the Moon

2:55 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

You knew the US wouldn't mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 without news about the country's next trip to the Moon. Both Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed completion of the Orion crew capsule that will play a key role in Artemis 1, the unc...

CBS offers the first trailer for 'Star Trek: Picard'

1:35 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

CBS is using San Diego Comic-Con to share a wealth of new info about its next wave of Star Trek material on All Access. To start, there's finally an honest-to-goodness trailer for Star Trek: Picard, which premieres early 2020 on the streaming service...

CBS goes dark on DirecTV Now, other AT&T services in price dispute

12:14 pm PDT, July 20, 2019

Media giants are embroiled in yet another fight over TV rates, and viewers are once again paying the price. CBS' channels in 17 markets (including New York, San Francisco and Atlanta) have gone dark on AT&T services like DirecTV Now and U-verse...

Neil Armstrong's Buzz Aldrin photo is unparalleled in art

11:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

Few would deny that Neil Armstrong's shot of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the most famous and compelling photos ever taken. What makes it so iconic? Of course, he had access to a place that only 11 other human beings have been, but there's...

Recommended Reading: The race back to the Moon

10:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

Dueling superpowers, rival billionaires. Inside the new race to the Moon Jeffrey Kluger, Time SpaceX, Blue Origin and others are in a heated battle to help NASA return the US to the Moon. Time takes an in-depth look at the new space race and the k...

The sneakers inspired by Apollo 11 and the Moon landing

9:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

NASA's Apollo 11 has had an outsize influence on our culture since July 20th, 1969. That's the day the spaceflight mission successfully completed its lunar landing, paving the way for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to become the first humans to ever...

Watch astronauts reach space on Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

8:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

Earth is about to mark Apollo 11's 50th anniversary in one of the most fitting ways possible: sending people to space on the same day. NASA's Andrew Morgan (shown at left), Roscosmos' Alexander Skvortsov and the ESA's Luca Parmitano are launching on...

How HoloLens is helping advance the science of spaceflight

7:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

AR headsets haven't exactly caught on with the general public -- especially after the Google Glass debacle. Mixed reality technology has garnered a sizable amount of interest in a variety of professional industries, though, from medicine and educatio...

Did Frankenstein go to the Moon?

6:00 am PDT, July 20, 2019

There's a mystery at the heart of the first Moon landing. And no, it's not whether the whole thing was staged. Instead, historians are wondering whether a small company in Manchester helped NASA design its iconic Apollo 11 spacesuit.

The Morning After: 2020 Corvette adds NFC, 1080p and OTA updates

5:30 am PDT, July 20, 2019

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Chevrolet unveiled its tech-filled 2020 Corvette, and Comic-Con is in full swing. We'll take a look back at someone this week's highlight stories, like Neuralink's plan to connect brains...

NSA contractor sentenced to nine years over theft of classified info

2:46 am PDT, July 20, 2019

In 2016, federal agents arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin for stealing up to 50TB of classified information, and reports claimed that included offensive hacking technology designed to break into foreign computer networks. Sources for the data he...

Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe

9:32 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its service, according to The Washington Post. The agency launched an investigation into the video-sharing platf...

Equifax reportedly close to $700 million data breach settlement

7:47 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Remember that time Equifax had a data breach and leaked an incredible amount of information -- addresses, social security numbers and even driver's licenses -- on more than 143 million people in the US alone? That was revealed nearly two years ago, a...

'The Dark Crystal' Comic-Con preview goes behind the scenes

6:32 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Besides The Witcher, Netflix also highlighted its upcoming The Dark Crystal prequel series at Comic-Con. Instead of another trailer, the video posted goes behind the scenes, talking to engineers and others at Jim Henson Company who have continued the...

Netflix's 'The Witcher' teaser trailer revealed at Comic-Con

4:57 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Late last year we learned that The Witcher's TV adaptation found its Geralt in the form of Superman star Henry Cavill, and now at Comic-Con fans have their first glimpse of the live-action series coming to Netflix. The teaser trailer was unveiled at...

Huawei CEO: Entity List ban is 'the start of the US falling behind'

3:47 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

It's been a tumultuous year for Huawei's businesses in the US, and the company's highest-ranking officials are speaking out. Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei spoke with Yahoo Finance in an hour-long interview published today, explaining the company's pla...

US Netflix subscribers can finally watch Eurovision replays

2:23 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Americans didn't have official ways to watch the Eurovision Song Contest live this year, but they'll at least have a way to relive it. Netflix will carry the 2019 competition's semi-finals and grand final in the US starting on July 22nd, giving you e...

Hulu's Comic-Con surprise: 'Veronica Mars' S4 is streaming now

1:39 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Forget waiting until July 26th, during a panel at Comic-Con Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell announced season four of the relaunched series is premiering today on Hulu. All eight episodes are live right now, so if you're not at the event it's a perfec...

Parrot plans to retire its Mambo and Swing drones

12:24 pm PDT, July 19, 2019

Drone company Parrot, maker of the Anafi 4K folding drone, is reportedly leaving the mini-drone market. Parrot has been shifting its focus away from consumer drones since 2017, but it's been a slow transition. This week, Wirecutter confirmed that Par...