HBO teases 2020 return for ‘Westworld’ with a new trailer

While everyone figures out what they think of the Game of Thrones finale, HBO has pitched a reason to stick around with its first trailer for the third season of Westworld. This one doesn’t take us back to the Old West, India or an age of Shoguns and…

Google quietly shelves custom Pixel phone cases

Google’s Pixel 3a might have been good news for fans of mid-range phones, but it marked the death knell for one of the company’s signature phone features: its customizable cases. The 9to5Google crew has discovered that Google axed the personalized M…

Victim group says UK’s revenge porn laws aren’t working

The UK’s move to treat revenge porn as a specific crime was supposed to catch perpetrators who’d otherwise slip through the cracks, but that doesn’t appear to have worked out in practice. The Revenge Porn helpline has collected police data showing t…

Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active features to older smartwatches

You don’t have to spring for the Galaxy Watch Active to put Samsung’s latest software features on your wrist. The company is rolling out an update that brings the Active’s One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to the regular Gala…

Hackers turn tables on account hijackers by stealing forum data

Online account hijackers received a taste of ironic punishment this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned that hackers stole the database from the popular hijacker forum OGusers on May 12th, obtaining email addresses, hashed passwords, IP address…

South Korea’s government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both…

Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV

Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, r…

‘Overwatch’ third anniversary event kicks off May 21st

Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it’ll…

How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers

What if the creators of Super Mario World, PowerPoint, and even Magic: The Gathering had accidentally created tools hiding a general-purpose computer in plain sight? Turns out they have.
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Google reportedly suspends Huawei’s Android support after US ban

Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration’s de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and…