The Best Trick in ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’? Double Nostalgia
Skating through a hi-def recreation of the late-1990s shopping mall in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is, uh, strange. Everything is right where you left it 20 years ago: the smash-able glass, the empty storefronts, the bizarre nouveau-art display that for so long seemed like the epitome... Read more
How bots threaten to derail the 2020 U.S. elections
In a paper published last year in the journal Nature Communications, researchers at the City College of New York investigated the spread of fake news on Twitter in the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. elections. Drawing from a dataset of 171 million tweets sent by 11 million... Read more
Senator asks DHS if foreign-controlled browser extensions threaten the US
Enlarge / Photo illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Getty Images A US senator is calling on the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm to assess the threat posed by browser extensions made in countries known to conduct espionage against the US. “I am concerned that the use... Read more
Foreo Luna 3: Men’s Sonic Beard Cleaning Solution
Offering a new way to clean and soften beards, the Foreo Luna 3 for Men uses its patented T-Sonic pulsations for a deep facial clean. Priced at $199.99, the cleanser also works for those without facial hair as well as a pre-shaving tool device. This means any guy can... Read more
Google Pixel 5 phone launch: Watch today’s virtual event live
It’s been a busy month for virtual phone launches and now it’s Google’s turn. The company is today hosting its Sept. 30 Launch Night In. It already unveiled the Pixel 4A budget phone in August, confirming on the same day the existence of its next flagship, the Pixel 5, and the... Read more
Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes
You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand, and it’s very clear that the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump doesn’t want to understand its failure to make affordable broadband available to all Americans. During a pandemic when Americans are forced to work, learn, and get their health care... Read more
Baidu’s smart home group seeks to raise capital at a $2.9 billion valuation
Baidu today announced that it will seek to raise financing for its Smart Living Business (SLG), the internal group that maintains Baidu’s DuerOS voice platform and DuerOS-powered smart devices. Baidu expects a series A funding round valuing SLG at approximately RMB 20 billion ($2.9 billion) to close in Q4... Read more
John Cena and BTS is the most wholesome pairing of 2020
BTS might be the biggest band in the world right now. Hyundai John Cena is the biggest WWE superstar of his generation. A muscle-bound monster of a man promoting the values of “loyalty, hustle and respect” to a global fanbase of millions. BTS is the seven-member, South Korean supergroup... Read more
Trump-Biden Debate Twitter Recap: Politics Is a Metaverse
Earlier this week, which is to say Sunday night, the New York Times dropped a bombshell, an almost-October-surprise just a couple days too early: President Trump’s taxes. Long a white whale of political journalism, the documents obtained by the Times showed that, among other things, Trump paid just $750... Read more
Diablo IV reworks its skills and talents systems
During its latest quarterly developer update today, Blizzard Entertainment detailed changes made to Diablo IV‘s skills and talents systems. Blizzard revealed Diablo IV last November. Since then, we’ve been getting small updates on the project from these quarterly developer updates. Diablo IV is a huge game for Blizzard. If... Read more