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Blizzard cancels Heroes of the Storm esports, slows development

Blizzard Entertainment announced that it is scaling back its support for Heroes of the Storm. It is canceling the Heroes of the Storm and Heroes of the Dorm esports events in 2019, and it is also shifting some developers off the ongoing game, according ... Read more

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Philips Hue Bulbs Can Now Remain Off Following a Power Outage

Signify updated the Philips Hue iOS app to version 3.11.0 this week, introducing the ability for users to select a customized bulb status after a power outage (via Reddit). Previously for Philips Hue owners, when the power would go out and then come ... Read more

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In the skies this week: Meteors galore and a green comet

WASHINGTON — Hey DMV: The night of Dec. 13-14 will see the predicted peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. If the weather cooperates, this is a meteor shower worth getting out to see, starting at about 7 p.m. EST all the way through dawn. Read more

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Apple Eyes UTC Area for New Campus in San Diego

Apple plans to open an office in San Diego, California along with several other cities, company officials announced Thursday. "We know that it's going to be in the UTC area in the middle of the prominent tech cluster already," said Matt Sanford ... Read more

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DayZ Offers Free Steam Weekend Shortly After 1.0 Launch

DayZ studio Bohemia Interactive announced that players will be able try out the survival game in a free weekend alongside its launch from early access. The free weekend is currently live on Steam, and will last until Monday, Dec. 17. The publisher is ... Read more

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OnePlus, Vivo join the 10GB RAM club – Is this the new normal? What gadget ...

It has now become the norm for Smartphone companies to put the limits of what is available and give their handset a talking point. After Nubia and Xiaomi, it's OnePlus and Vivo who have joined the elite 10GB ram club. These days, the manufacturers are ... Read more

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Lincoln Teases These, Wants Your Imagination to Run Wild

So many of us want this to be more than just a sick tease that results in nothing new on the showroom floor. Would we buy it even if it wasn't? That's debatable. Regardless, all we have now is the tease, plus plenty of clues. Posted Thursday afternoon ... Read more

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GTA V Online Adds Arena War

The latest in a string of many updates has come to Grand Theft Auto Online with the new Arena War. The themes behind the update are mixtures of monster truck warfare, Mad Max, and Borderlands, but in Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar would prefer to ... Read more

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PUBG And Fortnite Reportedly Banned In China; LoL And Overwatch Require ...

The Chinese Government has reportedly been on a game banning spree with Fortnite, PUBG, and H1Z1 apparently no longer available in the country. It wasn't too long ago that we lived in a world where certain movies, games, and even music videos were ... Read more

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NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station

Behold, the Earth! See live views of Earth from the International Space Station coming to you by NASA's High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. Read more

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Conan Exiles gets Japanese-themed 'Seekers of the Dawn' pack

Conan Exiles is an online survival game either played from the first-person or third-person perspective. While the title features numerous characters and mysteries to uncover, it still revolves around gathering resources, learning new schematics, and ... Read more

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Get 2 excellent PC adventure games for free today

The weekend's almost here, and if you don't have plans, you might want to check out these two offers I just spotted. For the great low price of free – okay, well, you do have to sign up for new accounts and a newsletter – you can snag Lego – The Hobbit ... Read more

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IDC: Smartphone shipments to develop slowly till 2022

A report from IDC suggests that smartphone shipments are going to continue to decline by 3% this year before “returning to low single-digit growth” between 2019 and 2022. It said that the growth of smartphones will be driven by emerging markets, new ... Read more

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'Borderlands 2 VR' Review – An Ok Version of a Good Game

Borderlands 2 VR is a PSVR exclusive port of the popular 2012 title. The core tenants of the franchise has always been: 1) shoot stuff, 2) loot stuff, but now the big question is whether or not VR adds to the experience. Read more

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Video: Ark: Survival Evolved Is A Blurry Mess On Nintendo Switch

Digital Foundry has finally got around to taking a look at the Switch iteration of Ark: Survival Evolved and let's just say the results aren't pretty. The open-world survival game has never run well on the most powerful consoles and is poorly optimised ... Read more

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Asus ROG Phone Review: Truly The Best For Gaming

Ever since the announcement of the ROG Phone, everyone has had questions whether Asus can infuse the ROG DNA inside a smartphone. The Razer Phone 2, Xiaomi's Black Shark and the Nubia Red Magic Mars are the ROG Phone's competitors, but on ... Read more

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eBay Runs Flash Sale in Toys on Day 9 of December Dozen Campaign

eBay is running a flash sale in toys today as part of its “December Dozen” holiday marketing campaign, which it kicked off on December 5. For Day 9, shoppers can receive 15% off eligible items in the following categories: Toys & Hobbies, Dolls & Bears ... Read more

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Anki's Vector is getting Alexa access next week

Vector's already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and DreamWorks animators. But Anki's grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it comes to smarts. Starting next week, the desktop robot will be able to ... Read more

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Ashen review – prepare to co-operate

A mixture of Dark Souls and Journey comes to Xbox One and PC and exploits the pleasures of non-verbal communication. Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Game review: Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom is Wonder Boy reborn. One day someone ... Read more

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DayZ Offers Free Steam Weekend Shortly After 1.0 Launch

DayZ studio Bohemia Interactive announced that players will be able try out the survival game in a free weekend alongside its launch from early access. The free weekend is currently live on Steam, and will last until Monday, Dec. 17. The publisher is ... Read more

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B&H has deals on the Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 ...

B&H, the New York based photo store that has become a major player in online smartphone sales, has a deal on a pair of Sony Xperia handsets and a Samsung smartwatch (via Android Police 1, 2). The Xperia XA2, normally $299.99, is $30 off at $269.99. Read more

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NASA's Juno set to reach halfway mark of Jupiter mission

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will soon reach the halfway point in data collection of Jupiter when it makes its 16th science pass of the gas giant. By PTI |New Delhi | Published: December 14, 2018 11:57:20 am. 6 Shares ... Read more

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue Anime Gets Key Art and Logo, Looks ...

The days are numbered for Final Fantasy XV, as it was recently revealed that Square Enix had axed most of its remaining DLC plans, and director Hajime Tabata had left the company altogether. However, the company is hoping to go out with a bang with one ... Read more

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BLU VIVO XL4 hands-on: Trendy features at a low cost

Staying true to its roots, BLU's latest offering just in time for the holidays is a budget-friendly option that boasts many of the trends in smartphones nowadays. With a price tag of $149.99 normally (currently $129.99 on Amazon as of this writing ... Read more

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As Online Video Gaming Goes Global, Here's One Company to Watch

Online video gaming is a huge part of internet culture. It is a big business, with entire ecosystems built around publishing and merchandising. Shares of its major publishers are under intense pressure this fall, but they should come roaring back when ... Read more

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SpaceX, NASA Push 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight Back to Jan. 17

SpaceX and NASA have pushed the first test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule back by 10 days, partly to avoid a traffic jam at the International Space Station (ISS). The maiden orbital mission of SpaceX's astronaut taxi — an uncrewed flight to the ISS ... Read more

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Sega Releases Another Superb Song That Will Feature In Team Sonic Racing

If you forgot Team Sonic Racing was due out in May next year because Crash Team Racing was recently announced at the 2018 Game Awards, Sega has issued a friendly reminder by uploading a new song from the title on its social channels. Following the ... Read more

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Humble are stuffing stockings with free Lego The Hobbitses today

It's a good day for free stuff – the second giveaway of the day is Lego The Hobbit. While not the greatest of Traveller's Tales's sprawling list of film-to-virtual-plastic adaptations, it's a decent way to distract the kids, or yourself if you're young ... Read more

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it ...

A lot of people buy phones in India that are priced between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000. No wonder it is a highly competitive category for smartphone manufacturers. Earlier this year, Asus decided to play the game with the biggies of this segment with the ... Read more

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Build your own personal cloud with the $170 Qnap TS-328 NAS system

The Qnap TS-328 3-bay Diskless Personal Cloud NAS Storage System is down to $169.99 at Woot. This same NAS device sells for around $229 at several places like Amazon and Newegg. It goes for even more at other retailers. This is the best price we've ... Read more

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Best PS4 Games For Under $5 In PSN Holiday Sale 2018 On The US PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Store is closing out 2018 with a massive, multi-week holiday sale that runs between now and January 15. The discounts run far and wide, covering over 1,200 games, expansions, and other digital items--and we're only in the first week of ... Read more

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You can now set Google Assistant to have a British or Australian accent

Starting today, Google now lets you switch the voice to have either an Australian or British accent for Google Assistant across your devices. You could always do this in the past, but it involved changing your system language to another region like ... Read more

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Auroras, Lightning and Rings of Jupiter Amaze in Surprising NASA Juno Photos

Its main job is to spot the stars, but an ultrasensitive navigation camera on NASA's Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of Jupiter's rings, auroras, lightning, and even its moonlit dark side. Scientists discussed the results from the camera ... Read more

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Humble are stuffing stockings with free Lego The Hobbitses today

It's a good day for free stuff – the second giveaway of the day is Lego The Hobbit. While not the greatest of Traveller's Tales's sprawling list of film-to-virtual-plastic adaptations, it's a decent way to distract the kids, or yourself if you're young ... Read more

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Sega's Original 'Phantasy Star' Now Available For Nintendo Switch

The latest addition to the Sega Ages classic game lineup has arrived for Nintendo Switch, and it's likely to send those of you that adore Sega role-playing games into retro-themed euphoria. Phantasy Star has finally made its debut on the system ... Read more

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This week's 'Fortnite' piano challenge has a festive twist

SALT LAKE CITY — Fortnite brought back one of their past weekly challenges this week, but this time it came with a festive twist. What's going on: According to Forbes, the game brought back the piano challenge that was first introduced in season six ... Read more

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Google Shopping First Impressions: Listings made easy

E-commerce in India used to be a more complicated thing, but it's now narrowed down to just two big players controlling a vast chunk of the market, along with multiple small operators operating either hyper-locally or with a super-specialization. And ... Read more

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Apps Optimized: Google Chrome tips & tricks for better browsing on Android

Hi everyone and welcome to our new weekly series! In Apps Optimized, we'll take a closer look at some of the most popular apps on mobile and share our knowledge with you. Whether you're a casual user or a smartphone adept, we're confident that the ... Read more

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen to reach naked-eye visibility on Dec. 16

If you're looking for an encore after the peak of the Geminids, catch Comet 46P/Wirtanen this weekend. This small comet will be at its closest and brightest. You may be able to see it with your own naked eyes. Click here to learn more about Comet ... Read more

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Blu made a budget smartphone that runs Android Pie Go Edition

Blu partnered with Google to introduce an entry-level smartphone with Android Pie (Go Edition), which is the first Go phone in the US to run the latest version of Android. The Blu Vivo Go is aimed at those on a budget or for parents who want to get ... Read more

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Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn Prologue Anime Gets Key Art and Logo, Looks ...

The days are numbered for Final Fantasy XV, as it was recently revealed that Square Enix had axed most of its remaining DLC plans, and director Hajime Tabata had left the company altogether. However, the company is hoping to go out with a bang with one ... Read more

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What Do You Want to Know About the Lamborghini Urus?

There was a Lamborghini Urus parked outside the hotel where I am currently staying at for the media launch, so I can already tell you that it is very large. It has massive wheels and a tall stance. But besides that, what do you want to know about it ... Read more

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Pokemon GO Bringing Back Lugia, Ho-Oh This Weekend

Not too long ago, the long-awaited addition of Trainer Battles went live in Niantic's wildly successful mobile augmented reality title, Pokemon GO, with myriad players undoubtedly diving into all that the fresh feature has to offer as we speak. Now, it ... Read more

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Jurassic World 3 Won't Have Dinosaurs Attacking Cities

Jurassic World 3 may not be quite as wild as it looked like perhaps it could have been. Depending on one's personal expectations, that could be a good or bad thing. Whatever the view of the individual, director Colin Trevorrow has shot down the ... Read more

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Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch at Vandenberg AFB Rescheduled For Tuesday

The highly anticipated Delta IV Heavy rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base will get another chance at liftoff Tuesday evening. The United Launch Alliance rocket blastoff is planned for 5:57 p.m. from Space Launch Complex-6 on South Base. The team tried ... Read more

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Nvidia GeForce Driver 417.35 WHQL now accessible with DLSS help for Closing ...

Nvidia is releasing another Game Ready GeForce driver today, bringing the version number up to 417.35. While the previous release added and improved support for a few games, the latest version focuses mostly on , adding support for Deep Learning ... Read more

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'Flurry of shooting stars' to light up the sky

If you want to wish upon a star, tonight's your night! An annual shower of meteors is expected to light up the sky on Thursday with up to 120 shooting stars every hour. The shower, or Geminids, occurs every year when Earth passes through a massive ... Read more

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Twitch Sale Of Curse Media Will Combine Two Popular Gaming Wikis

Wiki site Fandom announced yesterday that they will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch. Twitch owned Curse Media for just two years. “We've signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curse Media from Twitch, Inc; ... Read more

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Alleged Honor Play 8 Images Leaked on TENAA, Reveal a Waterdrop Notch

Two variants of an upcoming Honor smartphone were spotted on the TENAA website yesterday. Rumors suggest both the JAT-AL00 and JAT-TL00 could be variants of the Honor Play 8. However, there is also a possibility of the two being Honor 8A variants ... Read more

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Play DayZ's 1.0 version for free all weekend on Steam

After a long and winding road, DayZ is out now on Steam with a feature-complete 1.0 version. To celebrate, the team at Bohemia Interactive is making it free-to-play all weekend on Steam. Created in 2012 by a member of the New Zealand army, the DayZ mod ... Read more

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Elon Musk Sent Aliens on Mars According to Famous UFO Hunter? View Pic of ...

Elon Musk is a billionaire who can use technology to make spectacular creations. Be it sending a car to space or making a rescue submarine for a tunnel, the entrepreneur and investing genius has some significant inventions. But with that money could he ... Read more

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Megalodon may have been killed off by an exploding star

If the megalodon didn't cause itself to go extinct, it may have been the work of an ancient exploding star, a shocking new study theorizes. Put forth by researchers Adrian Melott, Franciole Marinho and Laura Paulucci and published in the scientific ... Read more

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How particles arrange themselves into complex structures

Date: December 13, 2018; Source: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; Summary: Complexity in nature, whether in chlorophyll or in living organisms, often results from self-assembly and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental ... Read more

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Jurassic World 3 Won't Have Dinosaurs Attacking Cities

Jurassic World 3 may not be quite as wild as it looked like perhaps it could have been. Depending on one's personal expectations, that could be a good or bad thing. Whatever the view of the individual, director Colin Trevorrow has shot down the ... Read more

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Final Fantasy XV Gets DLSS After All, But Only In 4K

Future development on the PC version for Final Fantasy XV had supposedly come to an end. But not in time for one last feature to ship. If you're the owner of one of Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards, chances are you've been looking around for games to ... Read more

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AMD Radeon ReLive for VR: A Neat Idea With Limited Appeal

AMD today introduced the newest edition of its Radeon driver software, Radeon Software Adrenaline 2019, which includes a handful of new features and improvements. The new software offers improved performance and a mobile companion app for ... Read more

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Play DayZ's 1.0 version for free all weekend on Steam

After a long and winding road, DayZ is out now on Steam with a feature-complete 1.0 version. To celebrate, the team at Bohemia Interactive is making it free-to-play all weekend on Steam. Created in 2012 by a member of the New Zealand army, the DayZ mod ... Read more

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You may nonetheless get Black Friday pricing on the Sony noise cancelling ...

Bose might be the first name that comes to mind when many people think of noise cancelling headphones, but there isn't a pair of Bose headphones on Earth that draws this kind of attention. When the $200 Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling ... Read more

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Deal on Honor View 10 takes 24% off the price to $380 at Amazon and B&H

Powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, the Honor View 10 features some high-end features at a very decent price. And that price looks even better with a $120 or 24% discount to $379.99 at both Amazon and B&H (via Android Police). The phone features a 6-inch ... Read more

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Tony Hawk Returns to Gaming with Mobile Download

Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk is updating his presence in the gaming world with the release of Tony Hawk's Skate Jam for mobile. The free download launched Thursday. It is available on iOS and Android devices. Hawk said he released a video game ... Read more

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Vitaminwater is offering $100000 if you can stay off smartphones for a year

Could you actually ditch your smartphone for a year? Vitaminwater wants to find out, and it's willing to part with $100,000 if someone can rise to the challenge. To enter the contest, you need to submit a post on Twitter or Instagram (so, yes, perhaps ... Read more

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Today's best deals: Fitbit Versa, Fire TV Stick, Instant Pot and more

Christmas is now less than two weeks away, and if you're still shopping for some last-minute holiday deals, then you've come to the right place. Amazon and Walmart still have some fantastic deals on products that would also make terrific Christmas gifts. Read more

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2020 Cadillac Escalade Spied For The Very First Time

General Motors has given us all-new full-size pickup trucks for Chevrolet and GMC. Cadillac doesn't build a truck, but the Escalade is every bit as big and now we're getting our first look at the next-generation SUV. Or rather, we're getting our first ... Read more

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'Sonic' and other Genesis classics come to Amazon Fire TV

You won't have to shell out for a mini console to revel in Sega-style nostalgia. The gaming pioneer has released a Sega Classics collection for Fire TV devices that brings 25 of the developer's better-known Genesis games to Amazon's media players. They ... Read more

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Infiniti SUV Concept for Detroit Previews Brand's First Electric Vehicle

Infiniti will celebrate its 30th year as a brand in January when it shows a concept previewing its first fully electric vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was at the 1989 NAIAS that the brand made its international ... Read more

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Rocket launch from Vandenberg rescheduled for Tuesday evening; be ready for a ...

The twice-delayed launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County has been rescheduled for Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below. Advertise with the Post. According to ... Read more

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Humble are stuffing stockings with free Lego The Hobbitses today

It's a good day for free stuff – the second giveaway of the day is Lego The Hobbit. While not the greatest of Traveller's Tales's sprawling list of film-to-virtual-plastic adaptations, it's a decent way to distract the kids, or yourself if you're young ... Read more

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Exploding Star Could Have Killed Off Megalodon Shark, Research Reveals

While a collision with an asteroid led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, a new hypothesis suggests that radiation from an ancient star explosion might have wiped out most prehistoric ocean life, including the famous Megalodon shark. The theory, which ... Read more

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Ninja to Call NFL 'Thursday Night Football' Game on Twitch Free Live-Stream

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is Twitch's most popular live-streaming gamer. Now he's taking his play-by-play skills to the NFL — although it remains to be seen how many of his millions of followers are actually interested in his commentary on gridiron action. Read more

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Amazon Starts Selling Google's Chromecast Again

Amazon is once again selling Google's Chromecast streaming adapter, three years after yanking the product from its website. The e-commerce giant began listing the third-generation model of Google's Chromecast streaming stick, as well as the 4K-capable ... Read more

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Overwatch Disables Blizzard World Map After Winter Wonderland 2018 Update ...

Update: Winter Wonderland is ongoing, but Overwatch will have to do without one of its maps for the time being. As noted below, the update brought with it a holiday-themed version of the Blizzard World map, but issues have effectively rendered it ... Read more