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Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' delivers its final episode next week

1:02 am PDT, March 21, 2019

The final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead series will come to an end next week, when the fourth and last episode is released by TWD creator Robert Kirkman's Skybound Games. When Telltale Games virtually shut down and laid off everyone working o...

Apple rolls out pastel Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring

11:56 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Apple has revealed new Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring, and they sure look like an explosion of colorful pastel hues to fit the season. You can now get an iPhone XS or XS Max silicone case ($39) in Spearmint, Papaya and Delft Blue, and the XS...

Shampoo magnate uses glasses-free 3D to push budget phones

10:02 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Remember how shampoo magnate John Paul DeJoria threw himself into the mobile world five years ago? He's now offering smartphones -- and they might be appealing if you find most budget phones a little boring. Rokit's newly launched Io 3D and Io Pro...

Crowdfunded Nanoloop synth doesn't need a Game Boy to make beats

7:54 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Nanoloop has been a cornerstone of chiptune music for years, but using one has meant either owning a Game Boy or making do with a mobile app. You won't have to make those compromises for much longer. Developer Oliver Wittchow and crew are crowdfund...

Postmates cuts its delivery fee if you join a group order

6:42 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

A new feature from Postmates lets people who live close to each other score free food delivery. The popular food delivery app's new "Party" feature groups together restaurant orders from customers who live in the same neighborhood. Hungry patrons can...

Windows 7 message alerts users to the end of security updates

5:17 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Microsoft really, really wants you to know that Windows 7's security updates will end soon. A newly deployed update will warn users that Microsoft will stop providing security updates for the operating system after January 14th, 2020, with a not-so-...

Apple's news service adds the Wall Street Journal at the last minute

4:38 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Whatever trouble Apple has had recruiting publishers for its paid news service, it appears to have scored at least one big coup. New York Times tipsters claim the Wall Street Journal has agreed to join the service mere days ahead of Apple's March 25...

Dyson's latest handheld vacuum works smarter, not harder

4:00 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

The weather's warming up, which means spring is almost here. That heralds the cleaning out of musty apartments, students studying for finals and of course, allergy season. Dyson just unveiled a trio of products that can take care of all of thos...

AT&T and Comcast test 'verified' phone calls to fight spam

3:19 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Robocalls have gotten so bad that competitors AT&T and Comcast are teaming up to tackle the problem together. Their plan is to "authenticate and verify" calls. In other words, they'll let you know when an incoming call is really from the number l...

Alamo Season Pass will offer unlimited movies for $20 per month

2:37 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Alamo Drafthouse is getting ready to officially launch its subscription service. After several months of beta testing, CEO Tim League told Business Insider the company is going to make its Alamo Season Pass available to the public before the end of t...

The FDA thinks an Xbox game can stop kids smoking

2:03 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

The FDA is behind a horror video game designed to teach teens about the dangers of smoking. Inspired by the statistic that three out of every four high school students who start smoking continue on to adulthood, One Leaves sets players in a cell with...

'Red Dead Online' will soon offer fight or explore modes

1:46 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Rockstar Games announced today its plans for ongoing improvements to Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. In an update set for later this spring, the developer plans to introduce a new play style system that will let g...

NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space

1:21 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

An asteroid slightly wider than the Empire State Building has confused scientists by shooting out plumes of dust, as a new set of close-up images from NASA shows. Bennu, the near-Earth asteroid that NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been observing since...

Google's Stadia is the moonshot game streaming needs

1:00 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

There's a good chance we'll remember Google's Stadia announcement as a landmark moment in gaming. In one fell swoop, Google laid out its plans for an ambitious game-streaming service that goes far beyond anything we've ever seen before. Stadia promis...

Volvo’s shared Care Key will keep your teens from speeding

12:51 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Volvo is continuing its bet on safety over speed. The company announced today that, beginning with model year 2021, all new cars will come with a "Care Key." Owners will be able to set a speed limit attached to the key, and anyone using it will be ca...

Weight Watchers is trying to avoid becoming the next Kodak

12:30 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

One of the most well-known brands in dieting is undoubtedly Weight Watchers. Since the 1960s, the company has helped people shed pounds through food-logging (customers keep track of point values assigned to foods) and through weekly group meetings. D...

Facebook Messenger gets threaded replies

12:04 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

Facebook is making it a bit easier to keep track of who's talking to who in a busy group chat. It's rolling out a thread feature for Messenger that lets you reply to specific messages (including media and emoji). If you ask an important question, y...

BMW’s future EVs could outlast the competition by 200 miles

12:00 pm PDT, March 20, 2019

BMW has said that it wants to build all variants of its cars (hybrid, gas, electric) on the same production lines. So, a 3 Series with an internal combustion engine (ICE) will be built right beside one with a battery pack. It relies on the automaker...

White House launches site to highlight AI initiatives

11:41 am PDT, March 20, 2019

Now that the US government has been ordered to prioritize AI, it's launching a website to promote its AI efforts. The newly available AI.gov showcases a number of initiatives over the years, including Obama-era moves like the strategic AI research p...

'Nuclear Throne' and other Vlambeer games come to the Switch

11:21 am PDT, March 20, 2019

Vlambeer hasn't really had a presence on the Switch, but it's rectifying that in very short order. The indie studio is bringing three titles to Nintendo's current console, starting immediately with Nuclear Throne. While the top-down wasteland shoot...

Volvo will use cameras to fight drunk and distracted driving

10:53 am PDT, March 20, 2019

Volvo plans to use cameras and sensors inside cars to combat drunk and distracted driving. The vehicles may intervene if a driver doesn't respond to warning signals -- cars may limit their speed, alert the Volvo on Call service (which will contact th...

Snapchat admits its age-verification system doesn’t work

10:40 am PDT, March 20, 2019

Confronted by the UK's Parliament, Snapchat admitted its age verification process doesn't keep users younger than 13 years old from signing up. That's not exactly a big secret. Users are simply asked to enter their birthday, which could easily be fud...

Epic Games has 250 million 'Fortnite' players and a lot of plans

10:20 am PDT, March 20, 2019

When Tim Sweeney built ZZT in 1991, he didn't know how to program graphics. Instead of coding actual characters and objects into his game, he used text symbols, and the main character was simply a smiley face trailing across the screen. "That includ...