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The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday 25 Nov 2020, 4:45 pm

You can drop a ton of money when you’re buying a new TV, but you don’t have to spend quite as much if you wait for the Black Friday shopping season. It’s possible to find some of the newest TVs for hundreds of dollars off, plus steep discounts on pre...

Nintendo will wind down 'Super Mario Maker' for Wii U on March 31st 25 Nov 2020, 4:30 pm

You’ll have to move on from the original Super Mario Maker if you want to create maps. Nintendo has warned that course uploads will no longer work for the Wii U game as of March 31st, 2021. If you want to craft a ridiculously difficult level or other...

A ransomware attack has shut down Baltimore's public schools 25 Nov 2020, 4:06 pm

Students in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system have suddenly found themselves with an extra day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but it wasn't because of a snow day. As The Verge reports, an apparent ransomware attack took BCPS' inter...

Waymo's COVID-19 safety tightens as it faces another possible shutdown 25 Nov 2020, 3:44 pm

Waymo’s self-driving passenger service is once again facing the risk of a another COVID-19 shutdown, and those involved are reportedly taking no chances. CNBC says it has obtained email from a Waymo partner warning staff of stricter “COVID Safety Pol...

The Morning After: 'Flight Simulator' update adds high-res US landmarks 25 Nov 2020, 12:25 pm

While many of us cut down on our travel across the US, anyone playing Microsoft Flight Simulator should be enjoying a better view. The game’s latest update has added high-res versions of many US landmarks, including the White House, the Statue of Lib...

Facebook fined $6.1 million in South Korea for sharing user data without consent 25 Nov 2020, 12:05 pm

South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) has slapped Facebook with a 6.7 billion won (around US$6.1 million) fine for sharing user information without consent. The Korea Communications Commission kickstarted the investigation i...

Sony's fantastic WH-1000XM3 ANC headphones reach a new low of $200 25 Nov 2020, 11:45 am

Sony’s Bose-beating WH-1000XM3 are still among the elite ANC wireless headphones, despite being superceded by the WH-1000XM4 model earlier this year. That means they’ve held their value remarkably well, making good deals hard to find. However, Focus...

Milla Jovovich is coming to 'Monster Hunter World: Iceborne' 25 Nov 2020, 10:55 am

Monster Hunter’s latest collaboration is with… Monster Hunter. Today, Capcom announced that special content based on the upcoming Monster Hunter movie is coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. The big draw is a single-player quest starring Artemis...

SEC proposal could turn gig workers into stockholders 25 Nov 2020, 10:05 am

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a set of rule changes that would give internet platforms like Uber the option to give gig workers equity as part of their compensation. As Axios noted, companies like Uber and Airbnb have been askin...

Fujifilm turned its flagship camera into an infrared forensics tool 25 Nov 2020, 9:10 am

Fujifilm has unveiled a special infrared version of the 100-megapixel, medium-format GFX100 designed for “forensic, scientific and cultural preservation applications,” the company announced. The GFX100 IR can be used for purposes like identifying cou...

'Fallout 76' Steel Dawn update arrives a week early 25 Nov 2020, 6:50 am

Fallout 76 has had a weird run of issues going back to the bug during its beta that deleted the game and forced players to reinstall all 76GB. Now the game’s Steel Dawn update that was scheduled for release on December 1st is available now on all pla...

FCC upholds ZTE's status as a national security threat 25 Nov 2020, 4:48 am

The FCC has rejected ZTE’s request for the reconsideration of its designation as a US national security threat. If you’ll recall, the commission formally named Shenzhen-based manufacturers ZTE and Huawei as national security threats back in June, war...

SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight 25 Nov 2020, 2:28 am

In September 2019 Elon Musk said he hoped SpaceX would be able to perform an orbital test of its Starship vehicle within six months, and while that didn’t happen the company is apparently ready to perform a high-altitude flight test. In a tweet, the...

Stop overpaying online with Capital One Shopping's browser extension 24 Nov 2020, 11:30 pm

If you're an avid online shopper, you know the power of a great promo code. After all, why would you buy something at full retail price, when you could own it for a fraction of the cost? Part of the beauty of online shopping is that it's easier (and...

Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' after a request from Dave Chappelle 24 Nov 2020, 11:28 pm

Netflix has stopped streaming Chappelle’s Show less than a month after it added the Comedy Central classic to its catalog on November 1st. In an Instagram video spotted by Deadline, Chappelle says he asked the company to remove the series and it hono...

YouTube suspends OANN for spreading coronavirus-related misinformation 24 Nov 2020, 10:12 pm

YouTube has temporarily barred One American News Network from posting new videos, according to Axios. The one-week suspension, during which time the channel won’t be able to monetize its content, comes after OANN shared a video that broke the platfor...

CD Projekt Red shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' next-gen gameplay 24 Nov 2020, 9:07 pm

A little over two weeks before Cyberpunk 2077 December 10th release date, CD Projekt Red has shared footage of the game running on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles to get players excited for the upcoming RPG. The separate videos showcase the graphi...

Senate Democrats call on YouTube to pull videos with election lies 24 Nov 2020, 8:36 pm

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki received a letter on Tuesday from four Democratic senators expressing “deep concern” over the spread of election misinformation on Google’s video platform. In the letter, senators Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Mazie Hirono...

'Rainbow Six Siege' has a 4K 120 fps mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X 24 Nov 2020, 7:52 pm

Like a lot of other popular Xbox One and PS4-era games, Rainbow Six Siege is about to get a next-gen update. Ubisoft detailed what players can expect from the upgrade when it comes out on December 1st. Across all three consoles, you’ll have the choic...

Elvie discounts its smart breast pumps by 15 percent for Black Friday 24 Nov 2020, 7:30 pm

In addition to smart baby-monitoring wearables, new parents have the chance to save money on another new type of tech -- smart breast pumps. Elvie is currently offering 15 percent off its pumps on Amazon for Black Friday. Both the single-pump set and...

There are 400 games in development for Google Stadia 24 Nov 2020, 7:16 pm

There are currently 200 developers building 400 games for Google Stadia, according to an interview in MobileSyrup with the service’s director of games, Jack Buser. These new games are slated to launch over the next few years, not necessarily all in 2...

'Microsoft Flight Simulator' update makes the US more detailed 24 Nov 2020, 6:42 pm

The latest major Microsoft Flight Simulator update is all about the US of A. The free World Update II patch is available now, and it should make flights over the US look much better.Asobo Studio has added high-resolution versions of 50 landmarks. The...

Comcast is expanding its 1.2TB cap to its entire 39-state footprint in January 24 Nov 2020, 6:17 pm

Starting next year, Comcast will implement a 1.2TB data cap on broadband usage in 12 states and the District of Columbia. The company has had a data cap since 2016, but this is the first time it will enforce it across all 39 states where it offers in...

'Mortal Kombat 11' DLC brings back three actors from the 1995 movie 24 Nov 2020, 6:06 pm

It’s been 25 years since Paul WS Anderson’s Mortal Kombat movie came out and immediately entered the annals of cult-film history. The movie was a triumph and a tragedy in equal measure, performing well at the box office despite — or perhaps because o...

Twitter will soon begin verifying users again, but it needs help 24 Nov 2020, 6:00 pm

Twitter plans to dole out blue check badges again starting early next year, but it wants your feedback on its new policy for general verification before that happens. Back in 2017, the website came under fire for verifying white supremacists and Neo-...

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