Battle medic Baptiste officially joins ‘Overwatch’

Overwatch has a new entrant: support medic Baptiste. After a couple of months of battle-testing on the game’s public server, the newbie is now live with the latest patch. Not only does the Haitian add a dose of diversity to the online shooter, but he…

Google Photos flaw let attackers grab users’ location data

Researchers have revealed a now-patched flaw that would allow hackers to track your location history using Google Photos. Ron Masas, from security company Imperva, explains in a blog post that Google Photos — which was recently subject to an …

Amazon releases a sub-$100 Kindle you can read in the dark

You don’t have to shell out over $100 for a Kindle Paperwhite if all you really want is to be able to read your ebooks in the dark. Amazon has announced a new entry for its basic Kindle line, and unlike its predecessors, it comes with adjustable ligh…

San Francisco lawmakers will consider a ban on e-cigarette sales

Authorities in San Francisco are considering banning the sale of e-cigarettes until the FDA carries out an investigation on their effects on health. Officials from the city — which has already banned the sale of flavored tobacco and flavored …

Apple’s new AirPods offer longer battery life and wireless charging case

Apple’s hardware trojan horse continues to gallop a week ahead of its “show time” event next Monday. We’ve seen two new iPads and an iMac update, and now its increasingly ubiquitous AirPods are up. The rumors have been around for a while as to what w…

Canada proposes its first-ever nationwide EV subsidy

In an effort to encourage more residents to buy zero-emission vehicles, the Canadian government is proposing a CA$5,000 federal incentive as part of its 2019 budget plan. Some Canadian provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have EV rebates…

OhMiBod’s next remote-controlled vibrator promises to last a lot longer

Sex toys have come a long way since the early days of crudely-shaped, buzzing hunks of plastic. They’re sleek, discreet and boast all kinds of features designed to give your sexy time a techy twist, from connected cameras to VR compatibility. But the…

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for ‘abusive’ advertising practices

The European Commission has fined google €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) over what it calls “abusive practices in online advertising.” That’s on top of the $5 billion and $2.4 billion fines it slapped on the search giant in 2018 and 2017. Competi…

NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paint doodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA’s latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adve…

The Morning After: Google does gaming with Stadia

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We finally have a name and a few details for Google’s new gaming service, and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has made an unexpected appearance on YouTube. Plus, Netflix’s April release schedule is all laid out, and Natha…