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Leaked Galaxy Fold pops up in a video with a significant seam

9:35 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Samsung's first foldable Galaxy phone is still more than a month away from launch, but as tends to happen, it looks like someone has gotten their hands on one early. It's unclear if the one appearing in a phone unlocker's YouTube video is a retail ve...

Apple backs news literacy programs in US and Italy

8:31 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Apple is joining the fight against fake news by teaming up with three groups that offer news literacy training for young people. The company announced that the News Literacy Project and Common Sense, both based in the US, and Osservatorio Permanente...

Pandora Modes gives you more listening options for music stations

7:39 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Pandora is giving you more control over your listening experience. Starting today, the streaming service will offer a new feature called Pandora Modes. Designed to help you fine-tune the types of songs that come up on your favorite stations, Pandora...

'Anthem' was the top-selling game in the US this February

5:56 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

BioWare may be racing to fix Anthem after its bumpy launch, but it doesn't have to worry quite so much about its bottom line. NPD Group data shows that the shared-world shooter was the top-selling game in the US in February, and the second strongest...

Netflix's latest interactive series for kids is 'Battle Kitty'

4:59 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Netflix's growing catalog of interactive shows now includes another aimed at the younger crowd. The service has unveiled Battle Kitty, an animated series where kids help its namesake warrior fight monsters on an island and become a champion. Its or...

Waymo is building a new service center for its self-driving fleet

4:23 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Waymo announced plans to open a new technical service center in Mesa, Arizona. There, it will service and maintain its Waymo One cars -- the vehicles that make up its self-driving car service. Waymo launched the on-demand, autonomous rides (with huma...

Watch Google's GDC 2019 event in 14 minutes

2:48 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Earlier today at GDC 2019, Google officially revealed Stadia, a game-streaming service that will be available later this year in US, Canada, the UK and Europe. There's a lot Google didn't cover -- like pricing and an exact launch date -- but the...

Apple dropped the price on several expensive Mac upgrades

1:49 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Apple's iMac updates weren't the only changes the company made today. With less fanfare, it also lowered the cost of SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. It lowered the cost to upgrade the 2013 Mac Pro RAM, too. These changes w...

BioWare promises to fix ‘Anthem’ after dismal launch

1:13 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

Anthem has had a rough launch, and no one is more aware of the issues than developer BioWare. In a candid blog post, company general manager Casey Hudson acknowledged the early run has been "rougher than expected" and said the team is "very disappoin...

The iPad Air seems boring, but I want one anyway

12:50 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

When Apple released the impressive and wildly expensive iPad Pro last fall, I started thinking that the company could use an iPad XR. I imagined a tablet that takes the high tech found in the new iPad Pro but cuts some corners to make it more approac...

Arcimoto's latest three-wheeled EV is designed for deliveries

12:25 pm PDT, March 19, 2019

You might remember Arcimoto as the company behind the "Fun Utility Vehicle" (FUV) -- a three-wheeled, electric vehicle that's scheduled to hit the streets in Oregon, California and Washington this summer. With the FUV underway, Arcimoto has opened pr...

Facebook limits ad targeting following discrimination settlement

11:54 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Facebook has settled the lawsuit accusing the company of violating housing discrimination law through its ad system, and it's making changes to reduce the chances of future issues with housing ads and beyond. Marketers who want to run ads for credit...

'Apex Legends' has banned 500,000 accounts for cheating

11:48 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Apex Legends season 1 is now underway, and beyond the updates previously Respawn had revealed would be included in today's patch (including a new character, balance changes and character hitbox fixes), it revealed 499,937 accounts have been banned fo...

Google Stadia can use AI to change a game's art in real-time

11:01 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Google's Stadia game streaming service isn't just using the cloud to make games playable anywhere -- it's also using the technology for some clever artistic tricks. A Style Transfer feature uses machine learning to apply art styles to the game world...

Google built a controller for its Stadia gaming service

10:31 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Google is backing up its new Stadia game streaming service with some honest-to-goodness hardware -- but not a box. The internet giant has unveiled a gamepad built with Stadia in mind, and it borrows a few cues from its earlier design patent. The wire...

YouTube bans secondary Alex Jones channel hosting NZ conspiracy videos

10:13 am PDT, March 19, 2019

YouTube has terminated a channel Alex Jones was reportedly using to skirt his ban from the platform. On a video posted on Resistance News, which was a secondary Infowars channel according to Media Matters, Jones described last week's New Zealand mosq...

Google is launching a game-streaming service called Stadia

10:12 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Google is getting into game streaming. The company today revealed Stadia, the evolution of its efforts to make digital, on-demand video games reliable and viable. It'll be available this year in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. Google dropped...

Apple's upcoming video service won't offer live sports at launch

10:08 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Whatever video service Apple unveils at its March 25th event, live sports won't be a part of it. The company's Eddy Cue told Sports Illustrated in an interview that there was "not a lot" of thought about competing with Amazon or Facebook to secure r...

Ultima Thule is unlike anything we’ve seen in the solar system

9:54 am PDT, March 19, 2019

It turns out Ultima Thule is a kind of lumpy space snowman. If you've been following NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, you know Ultima Thule is an object in Kuiper Belt, the donut-shaped region of icy bodies beyond Pluto. New Horizons made the farthest...

Robots will serve as guides for the 2020 Olympics

9:13 am PDT, March 19, 2019

You didn't think a 2020 summer Olympics set in Japan would go without some robots, did you? Sure enough, they're on their way. The Tokyo Olympics' Organizing Committee has launched a Tokyo 2020 Robot Project that will have automatons providing assist...

Patreon splits its service to cater for different creators

9:00 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Patreon is rolling out a new price plan structure. Announced today, the new system comprises Patreon Lite, Patreon Pro and Patreon Premium -- three tiers that, according to the company, are designed to better match the needs of creators.

Watch Google's GDC game-streaming event right here at 1PM ET

8:45 am PDT, March 19, 2019

Google is planning to reveal its "vision for the future of gaming" at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) later today, where it seems we'll finally get a look at the company's long-rumored streaming project. Likened to a "Netflix for games," Project...