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Recommended Reading: Tim Cook on Apple's iPhone X, HomePod and more

Recommended Reading: Tim Cook on Apple's iPhone X, HomePod and more

Why Apple is the world's most innovative company Robert Safian, Fast Company Apple may be one of the biggest companies in the world, but it still doesn't open up often about how it operates. A few
Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem?

Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem?

Last year's gaming controversy has turned into this year's legislative battleground. Fans were outraged when Star Wars: Battlefront II launched with buyable loot boxes that unbalanced multiplayer
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend. We're hours away from Samsung's big Galaxy S9 event, so catch up on this week's news and get ready for the liveblog starting at noon ET on
Twitch’s live game show ‘Stream On’ premieres March 8th

Twitch’s live game show ‘Stream On’ premieres March 8th

Last December, Twitch announced that it would be making a live-streaming reality show, Stream On. In it, Twitch creators who need a boost to make streaming a full-time gig compete against one another

Nintendo now allows Switch user reviews on game pages

You no longer have to head to a reseller's site or post a social media diatribe to let others know what you think about a Switch game. Nintendo has updated its website to enable customer reviews on
'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year

'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year

Using AR to promote movies isn't entirely new. We've already seen official movie tie-in augmented reality apps for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Jon Hamm vehicle, Marjorie. Now, though, Sony Pictures
In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT

The 16-bit aesthetic is the new vinyl. It taps into a growing vein of '90s nostalgia, and it also reflects a longing for a tactile past world that just predates full-scale digitization. Fat, colorful
The Morning After: Mobile World Congress preview

The Morning After: Mobile World Congress preview

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Before you wrap this week up, check out our Mobile World Congress preview, so you don't miss any of the new phones we're expecting to see(set a reminder for
‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience -- a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place
MLB's 'Home Run Derby VR' is coming to PSVR and Vive this spring

MLB's 'Home Run Derby VR' is coming to PSVR and Vive this spring

Major League Baseball has gotten into VR lately with a host of initiatives, including partnerships with Google for At Bat VR, Intel for "Game of the Week" live streams and Samsung for immersive
Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's P2715Q 27-inch 4K monitor drops to $400

Wirecutter's best deals: Dell's P2715Q 27-inch 4K monitor drops to $400

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read their
Blizzard will host a tournament for the 15-year-old ‘Warcraft III’

Blizzard will host a tournament for the 15-year-old ‘Warcraft III’

Out of nowhere, Blizzard introduced a public test realm (PTR) last fall for its 15-year-old game Warcraft III. PC fans of its current best-sellers like Overwatch play on PTRs to try out new features
'Alto's Odyssey' took three years to make, and that's all right

'Alto's Odyssey' took three years to make, and that's all right

It's been three years since Snowman, a tiny independent studio based in Toronto, launched Alto's Adventure on iOS devices. Back then, the Alto crew was three people -- Ryan Cash, Harry Nesbitt and
Discord signs eSports pros to use its chat app

Discord signs eSports pros to use its chat app

Discord has become something of a gaming chat-app phenomenon lately, partnering with Spotify for in-chat soundtracks, adding video chat and screensharing and bringing verified official game channels
College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl

College esports is set to explode, starting with the Fiesta Bowl

As executive director of the Fiesta Bowl, one of the largest postseason college football games of the year, Mike Nealy was more familiar with shoulder pads than mousepads. Six months ago, he didn't
‘Super Mario Odyssey’ gets its Balloon World update

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ gets its Balloon World update

If you're looking to squeeze a little more out of Super Mario Odyssey, then Nintendo's got something that'll brighten your day. The company has released a small update to the Switch title, named
The Morning After: Netflix's new 'Lost in Space' trailer

The Morning After: Netflix's new 'Lost in Space' trailer

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Do you really need your own PC? Today we're looking into personal cloud computing, the risky side of Spotify's rumored hardware plans and how AI can help make CGI
Bungie pushes back 'Destiny 2' feature upgrades

Bungie pushes back 'Destiny 2' feature upgrades

If you were looking forward to Bungie tackling the laundry list of Destiny 2 issues in short order, you'll have to be be a little more patient. The studio has delayed the implementation of a handful
Twitch is cashing in on your love for Overwatch League

Twitch is cashing in on your love for Overwatch League

The Overwatch League is blowing up and Twitch wants to make some extra money off its exclusive streaming partnership. To encourage viewership, you'll be able to earn Overwatch League Tokens (what you
Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker

Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker

In the early days of computing, local storage and processing weren't actually a thing. Instead, your individual computer acted as a terminal, pulling data from a central processing server. Well, the