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Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie is in the works

Just as the latest Star Wars Anthology movie, Solo, hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter says that a movie featuring Boba Fett is in development. James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine before
Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual Vive Ecosystem
ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June

ASUS will ship its NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor in June

Acer jumped ahead of the pack when it became the first manufacturer to put an NVIDIA G-Sync HDR monitor (which syncs refresh rates with GeForce GTX graphics cards) on sale last week. ASUS is following
Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat's Stories for rentals

Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat's Stories for rentals

Even Airbnb can't resist the urge to copy Snapchat, it seems. The home rental outfit is quietly beta testing a Stories feature in its iPhone app that (surprise!) lets you document your trips with

Amazon Music app now offers hands-free control thanks to Alexa

Amazon Music's mobile app introduced Alexa voice control back in September, but there was a catch: you still had to tap a button to take action. Why couldn't you just talk to it like you would an Echo

Jury rules Samsung owes Apple $539 million in iPhone patent trial

In a patent case that has been running since 2011, today a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million in total. In 2012 Apple was awarded $1 billion in damages, and Samsung agreed to pay as much
Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale

Essential reportedly cancels next phone, considers sale

It's barely a year since Android founder Andy Rubin launched Essential, a new smartphone startup, and he's already considering giving it up for sale. According to Bloomberg, Rubin and co. has hired
Remember StumbleUpon? Well, it's going away June 30th

Remember StumbleUpon? Well, it's going away June 30th

According to co-founder Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon has delivered nearly 60 billion "stumbles" to more than 40 million people over the past 16 years. The web discovery service — surprisingly still
Instapaper temporarily shuts down in Europe to comply with GDPR

Instapaper temporarily shuts down in Europe to comply with GDPR

Every company that does business in the EU is sending out notifications of their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that reach their final compliance date March 25th.
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Twitter initiates its new campaign ad policy

Twitter initiates its new campaign ad policy

Social media became a battleground in the 2016 election with bot accounts pushing fake news and tons of advertising trying to influence US voters. In the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, platforms have
Tesla may reveal the Model Y this year... maybe

Tesla may reveal the Model Y this year... maybe

Elon Musk can't stop shooting from the hip on Twitter. Last night, the Tesla chief said he might reveal the mysterious Model Y SUV on March 15th, 2019, "because the Ides of March sounded good." He
All Xbox One 'PUBG' players can access its terrible second map

All Xbox One 'PUBG' players can access its terrible second map

Whether you love it or hate it, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' second map is out of testing and available for all players on Xbox One as of today. If you're a fan of sniping, Miramar, with its focus

US reportedly launches probe into cryptocurrency price-fixing

It feels like cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are going mainstream. They're becoming more heavily regulated around the world, in diverse places like Japan and New York. Now people are being investigated

Driving an EV means changing the way you think about “refueling”

You've finally taken the EV plunge. You're "one of the good ones," you think to yourself. It's all about reducing your impact on the planet and moving further away from fossil fuels. Here's to a

Elon Musk may have violated US labor laws during tweet storm

When Elon Musk had a twitter meltdown a few days ago in response to bad press about Tesla factory safety, he may have actually said something illegal. According to Bloomberg, the United Auto Workers
Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos

Vevo goes all-in on YouTube music videos

Raise your hand if you used Vevo's apps instead of watching music videos on YouTube. Anybody? That's what we thought. Despite Vevo's effort to grow its brand through apps and its website, nothing

Google will always do evil

One day in late April or early May, Google removed the phrase "don't be evil" from its code of conduct. After 18 years as the company's motto, those three words and chunks of their accompanying

Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and sent it to a random contact (updated)

A Portland, Oregon family has claimed that their Amazon Echo recorded a conversation and then sent it to a random person on their contact list. Two weeks ago, the person -- an employee of the husband
Facebook's political ad disclosures go into effect

Facebook's political ad disclosures go into effect

Facebook is acting on its promise to show who paid for political ads. Starting today, election- and issue-related ads on Facebook and Instagram must carry a "paid for by" label at the top of the ad.