THE BBC'S BEEB VOICE ASSISTANT IS READY FOR TESTING ON PC

Last year the BBC announced it was working on its own voice assistant, called “Beeb,” designed to help customers take advantage of...

AMAZON REPORTEDLY PREPS JUNE 22ND SALE TO COUNTER THE PANDEMIC SLUMP

Amazon might push back Prime Day this year, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without other sales in the meantime. CNBC claims...

 
 
 

ZOOM USAGE PEAKED AT 300 MILLION DAILY PARTICIPANTS IN APRIL

As the response to the coronavirus pandemic pushed people out of offices and back into their homes, videoconferencing has taken center...

LAWSUIT CLAIMS TRUMP'S SOCIAL MEDIA ORDER VIOLATES FREE SPEECH RIGHTS

True to expectations, President Trump's attempt to limit protections for social media companies will face a legal challenge. The rights...

 
 
 

FRANCE RELEASES A VOLUNTARY CONTACT TRACING APP

The French government has released a contract tracing app, called StopCovid, to notify people when they've been in contact with someone...

LEAK OFFERS AN EARLY LOOK AT GOOGLE'S RUMORED ANDROID TV DONGLE

Google's rumored Android TV dongle just got a bit more tangible. XDA-Developers has obtained what it says are early renders of the...

 
 
 

APPLE NEWS+ WILL FEATURE AUDIO VERSIONS OF STORIES, IOS UPDATE SHOWS

Apple's News+ platform is getting an audio feature. As reported by 9to5Mac, today's public release of iOS 13.5.1 has been accompanied...

AT&T EXEMPTS HBO MAX FROM MOBILE DATA CAPS

Streaming companies have to pay mobile carriers - such as AT&T - if they don't want traffic from their services to affect users' data...

 
 
 

'TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY' WILL INITIALLY BE FREE ON THE EPIC GAMES STORE

Epic Games Store exclusively is a touchy subject for some PC gamers, but developer Creative Assembly may have found a way to make the...

PELOTON'S WORKOUT APP COMES TO APPLE TV

The Peloton app is officially available on Apple TV, giving quarantined gym-goers more options for home exercise as coronavirus concerns...

 
 
 

LAID-OFF CHEFS ARE USING INSTAGRAM FOR INCOME DURING THE PANDEMIC

When you look at Victor Aguilera's Instagram account, you'll see a few selfies along with several photos of arepas, a griddled corn...

HUBLOT'S NEXT SMARTWATCH IS THE $5,200 BIG BANG E

The new Hublot smartwatch, the Big Bang e, runs on Google's Wear OS, and it'll set you back $5,200. This watch should be more widely...

 
 
 

AI BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO A CLASSIC ‘80S SYNTH

Musicians in the 1980s had a love-hate relationship with Yamaha's DX7 synthesizer. Its digital sound engine was unlike the analog synths...

FACEBOOK'S MANAGE ACTIVITY TOOL HELPS CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY

Let's face it: many of us have posted stupid, embarrassing or plain bad things online over the years. Until now, getting rid of those...

 
 
 

THE FIRST 'POKÉMON SWORD' AND 'SHIELD' EXPANSION ARRIVES JUNE 17TH

Nintendo will release the Isle of Armor, the first downloadable content from Pokémon Sword and Shield's upcoming expansion pass, on...

INDIE HISTORY: HOW SHAREWARE HELPED BUILD EPIC GAMES

Publishing deals in the video game industry are generally kept secret, with terms hidden behind non-disclosure agreements and the threat...

 
 
 

EVS ARE A RARE BRIGHT SPOT IN A PANDEMIC-STRUCK EUROPEAN CAR MARKET

It's no surprise that car sales were down globally in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite Europe being hit hardest by...

THE KITCHEN GEAR THAT'S WORTH YOUR MONEY

Based on everyone's Instagram feeds, it seems like you've all been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately. Folks have been...

 
 
 

LONG-LOST 'DAYS OF THUNDER' NES GAME RECREATED FROM 30-YEAR-OLD FLOPPIES

Unreleased video games tend to show up in ready-to-play forms, but a recent discovery required decidedly more effort. The Video Game...

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND WHY PEOPLE THINK 5G MAKES THEM SICK

Phantom vibrations. Trouble breathing. An unexplainable itch. These are often types of things that we all experience at some point,...

 
 
 



Trump's executive order attacking social media companies faces its first...

Trump's executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge

An executive order from the White House targeting Twitter for moderating one of the president's posts is being challenged in a new lawsuit from a digital rights group. The... Read more ...

Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it's just this simple

Android TV 2020 “stick” leaked: Finally, it's just this simple

A leak today showed the next major Google product running the smart TV system Android TV. Included are a single Android TV dongle and an Android TV remote. Together, these... Read more ...

BBC's own Beeb voice assistant enters beta trials

BBC's own Beeb voice assistant enters beta trials

A year ago, the BBC announced that it was working on its own voice assistant, "Beeb", to offer intelligent, intuitive voice interaction across its many services. Now it is... Read more ...

Zoom saw a huge increase in subscribers - and revenue - thanks to the pandemic

Zoom saw a huge increase in subscribers - and revenue - thanks to the pandemic

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom had a blockbuster quarter as its app became the hottest videoconferencing service of the pandemic. In an earnings report today... Read more ...

Facebook trash feature revealed as Zuckerberg's inaction sparks protest

Facebook trash feature revealed as Zuckerberg's inaction sparks protest

This week Facebook employees and leadership protested their CEO Mark Zuckerberg's inaction on messages from Trump. As Twitter marked inflammatory messages from Trump with... Read more ...

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 is an $800 gaming laptop with 16 inches of screen

The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 knows that sometimes a 15-inch laptop is a little too small, and a 17-inch laptop can be a lot too big. As its name suggests, the Pavilion Gaming 16... Read more ...

Cyberpunk 2077 livestream postponed, launch still on schedule

Cyberpunk 2077 livestream postponed, launch still on schedule

In the time between the announcement of the Cyberpunk 2077 livestream event and now, a few things have happened. Now the event, called Night City Wire, will take place June... Read more ...

Fascinating study reveals which country has the best Netflix content

Fascinating study reveals which country has the best Netflix content

June will add plenty of new additions to the already long list of titles on Netflix. In all, Netflix is adding 46 original movies and shows this month. One study has attempted... Read more ...

Google deletes anti-Chinese app with 5 million installs

Google deletes anti-Chinese app with 5 million installs

At a time when the U.S. government is targeting smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer Huawei, investigating short-form video app Tik Tok, and , a new app called... Read more ...

Amazon Alexa devices can be used together like an intercom

Amazon Alexa devices can be used together like an intercom

Amazon has introduced a suite of features that allow those with multiple Alexa-powered smart devices to use them together at once. Until this point, users have only been able... Read more ...