Volkswagen’s 2021 GTI adds a hybrid powertrain and tech-filled interior

Last year Volkswagen unveiled its new eighth-generation Golf, and now for the Geneva Motor Show it’s revealing some performance-tuned variants.

The good news is that the 2021 GTI has more horsepower inside with an updated EA888 engine that manages 2…

Google Earth finally works on Firefox, Edge and Opera browsers

When Google ditched its desktop Earth app in favor of a web-only experience, it said it was "almost ready" to work on Firefox and other browsers. That was nearly three years ago, but Google has finally delivered on that promise, as G…

Classic ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ episodes return in podcast form

Podcasts have become so huge in recent years that more than half of Americans have listened to at least one, according to a report published in 2019. That’s probably why Oprah is making her iconic talk show more available to audiences today by releas…

‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ multiplayer trial kicks off March 27th

You might not have to wonder whether or not Predator: Hunting Grounds’ asymmetric fights will be worth your time when the game arrives on April 24th — you’ll soon have an opportunity to try it in advance. IllFonic is running a multiplayer trial for…

New ‘Shovel Knight’ spinoff is a Tetris-like puzzle game

Shovel Knight is getting a second spinoff, and like its first, it’s far from being an action-adventure platformer like the original game. Yacht Club Games and indie game developer Vine are working on a new title called Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, a…

Clarence Thomas laments ruling that let FCC kill net neutrality

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn’t have many fans among open internet advocates. His decision in the 2005 Brand X broadband case let the FCC classify internet service any way it liked as long as there was a justification, giving Ajit Pai’…

Google Translate adds languages for the first time in four years

Believe it or not, Google hasn’t added languages to Translate since 2016 — it’s not clear why, but the company is making up for that apparent omission. It’s adding five languages, including Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Odia (India), Tata, Turkmen and, not…

The creator of the Konami Code has died

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a and start. It’s the most famous cheat code in all of gaming, and now its creator, former Konami employee Kazuhisa Hashimoto, has died. He was 61-years-old.

Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent

Forget quitting smoking or cutting carbs from your diet. If you’re thinking of something to give up this Lent, which starts today (Ash Wednesday), Pope Francis has a surprisingly modern suggestion. During the weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Sq…

Apple will open its first India retail store in 2021

If Apple is going to keep iPhone sales going in a market that’s cooling down, it may have to court regions where it previously hasn’t sold well — and it appears poised to do just that. CEO Tim Cook told attendees at Apple’s annual shareholder meetin…