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How Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla turns English history into a Viking playground
When your franchise is about to release its 12th major installment, you’d probably be worried about creativity fatigue. Assassin’s Creed‘s formula gives it an advantage that other series don’t enjoy. Each game takes place in different historical era. One year, your Assassin’s Creed adventure takes you to Revolutionary America.... Read more
Verizon forced to pull ad that claimed firefighters need Verizon 5G
Verizon finally expanded 5G coverage this week Verizon didn’t even offer any 5G on non-millimeter-wave bands until this week, when it turned on 5G in lower-frequency bands in over 1,800 cities. Even this version of 5G is only expected to provide small speed boosts, especially in the early days.... Read more
Best Prime Day deals still available on car maintenance and garage tools
This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal. Amazon Prime Day officially ended last night at midnight PT, but luckily you can still find some great deals on tools and garage accessories.... Read more
Walmart ‘Big Save’ 2020: The 19 Best Deals (Updated)
Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event is over, but retail rival Walmart’s competing “The Big Save” sale runs through Thursday. We’ve poured over hundreds of product pages to find you the best deals from Walmart so far. You don’t have to pay for a Prime membership to get these perks... Read more
Gameforge is now Tera PC’s publisher in North America and Mexico
Gameforge announced today that it is taking over the North American and Mexican publishing rights for the PC version of the MMO action game Tera. Tera released for PC in 2011. Developed by Bluehole Games, the MMO stands out from competitors like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV... Read more
Walmart Prime Day deals: Save $200 on Samsung smart TV and more on the final day of the Big Save
This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal. Amazon’s Prime Day officially ended last night at 11:59 p.m. PT, but shoppers should know that it’s not the only sale you should be... Read more
How to Design a Supersonic Plane for the (Fairly Rich) Masses
Then there’s the issue of Concorde’s infamous racket on takeoff and the ear-splitting sonic booms that followed it when it flew above the sound barrier. The XB-1 prototype won’t be particularly quiet—it will use old-school but reliable and easily serviced GE J85-15 military engines originally developed in the 1950s—but... Read more
U.S. regulator: Twitter’s lax security enabled ‘simple’ celebrity account hack by Florida teen
(Reuters) – Twitter suffered from cybersecurity shortfalls that enabled a “simple” hack attributed to a Florida teenager to take over the accounts of several of the world’s most famous people in July, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report by New York’s Department of Financial Services recommended... Read more
Amazon Prime Day 2020 UK: Deals still available on 5G Samsung phones, Sennheiser headphones and more
This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal. Amazon Prime Day has officially come to an end, but there are a bunch of discounts still available if you know where to look,... Read more
Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product. This week, Dieter talks with MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee about the various phones released by Samsung this year, from the S20 Ultra to the... Read more