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Harmonix’s next music-making game puts your DJ skills to the test

Harmonix, the developer behind Rock Band and Dance Central, is back with a new music-making game: Fuser. Players will become music festival DJs, mixing vocals, bass lines, beats and riffs from artists like Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, 50 C…

Optoma CinemaX P1 review: A stunning 4K projector with terrible apps

The shiniest new toys in AV land are the short-throw laser projectors you might have seen recently, particularly at CES. They’re cool because they give you a huge, bright image for a fraction the price of a comparably sized 4K TV. At the same time, t…

Model:Cycles review: An affordable and approachable FM groovebox

Fair or not, Elektron has a reputation for making complex and kinda pricey electronic music gear. Last year though, it made a serious play for the entry level with the Model:Samples ($299), an affordable, sample-based groovebox that simp…

Everything you missed at Toy Fair 2020

If you’re a toy-loving child (and which kid isn’t), your favorite times of year are birthdays and the big gift-giving holidays in December. If you’re a toy-loving adult, however, your Christmas comes much earlier in the year, when all the compa…

LG V60 ThinQ 5G hands-on: Two screens, not enough polish

LG’s smartphone business spent most of last year struggling to turn a profit, but the company has found at least one strategy it wants to stick with. Instead of giving people unpolished, unproven, expensive foldables, it starting building phone…

Amazon discounts the 256GB MacBook Air to under $1,000

As part of its latest deal of the day, Amazon has discounted the 2019 MacBook Air. Until the end of the day, you can get the silver model — with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage — for $999. The $300 price drop is the biggest discount…

Streaming represented nearly 80 percent of US music revenue in 2019

Streaming is even more vital to the music industry than it was a year ago. The RIAA has reported that streaming represented 79 percent ($8.8 billion) of American music revenue in 2019, compared to 75 percent the year before. And crucially, m…

Google’s image results will soon tell you more about what you’re seeing

Google’s image results don’t show a lot of details at first glance — they typically only include a photo’s dimensions on the bottom left corner, along with its source page’s title and URL. Starting later this week, though, image results on desktop w…

Facebook bans coronavirus ads that promote ‘cures’ and fan hysteria

Facebook is doubling down on its bid to stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Following its announcement of plans to flag and remove false information, the platform will now also ban ads that promise to cure or prevent the virus, as w…

Rian Johnson: Apple won’t let movie villains use iPhones on camera

Product placement in Hollywood has existed almost since the advent of movies themselves, so by now we’re all fairly immune to seeing glaringly obvious logos and brands on the big screen. And while no company wants to be associated with negative conno…