RIP Quibi

After several tumultuous months during which each new week brought more bad news for Quibi, it appears the streaming service is throwing in the towel.Read more…

The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 2020

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5G Could Be Great, But It’s Woefully Misunderstood

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg spent what felt like the bulk of Apple’s big iPhone announcement evangelizing 5G, the fifth generation of wireless cellular technology. According to the two men, 5G is going to revolutionize h…

Quibi is reportedly shutting down

Quibi, the short-form video streaming service that made a splash at CES 2020 with its Turnstyle feature, is shutting down, according to separate reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Information.The Wall Street Journal reports Quibi fou…

The $50 Chromecast with Google TV Is the Best and Smartest Streaming Dongle for the Money

For the past few years, I never felt like I understood Google’s approach to streaming video. It vexed me, I was terribly vexxed. That’s because while Google was happy to provide Android TV to partners like Sony, Hisense, Nvidia, Xiaomi, and others for …

Boston Dynamics will start selling arms for its robodog Spot next year

Boston Dynamics has reportedly already sold more than 250 of its $75,000 Spot robots since starting commercial sales back in June. Interested and deep-pocketed parties can purchase one directly from the company’s website as well as a host of a…

Volunteer in Brazil Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Dies of Covid-19, Reportedly Received Placebo

A 28-year-old Brazilian resident participating in a covid-19 vaccine trial run by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died of complications related to the coronavirus, a local media outlet reported Wednesday. Health officials and those leading…

Law Enforcement Is Investigating Voter ‘Blackmail’ Emails Sent By a Supposed Proud Boys Account

Election officials have reportedly alerted law enforcement to a blast of goonish emails threatening to blackmail voters unless they vote for Donald Trump. According to Vice, which first picked up the story, the subject line read “Vote for Trump or else…

Microsoft explores realistic VR haptics with a wrist-mounted gadget

With recent headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index, VR headsets have never been in a better place from a graphical fidelity standpoint. But as much as the touch controllers that come with those devices have improved as well, it can s…

Ubisoft’s new hub will bring cross-play and cross-saves to more games

Ubisoft is merging Uplay and Ubisoft Club into a single hub for “in-game services, activities and communities.” Ubisoft Connect, as it’s called, is an evolution of those services and it works across multiple platforms. It’ll debut on October 2…