Xbox Cloud Gaming Is a Wonder, Until I Tried Halo

Xbox Cloud Gaming Is a Wonder, Until I Tried Halo

Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass, originally called Project xCloud back when the streaming service was in preview, launched last week on Sept. 15. It’s another game streaming service like GeForce Now, Stadia, and Shadow that lets you play video games over Wi-Fi or a mobile connection. No downloads or installs…

Amazon’s Echo Dot Is Now a Ball

Amazon’s Echo Dot Is Now a Ball

Amazon has upgraded its Echo Dot, its smaller-sized Alexa device, giving it the spherical design and fabric covering of the new, larger-sized Echo. The Kids Edition Dots got similar treatment but instead of a bright candy cane design, these little guys now have Panda and Tiger faces and can even…

Soon You Can Ask Alexa to Forget Everything You Ever Said

Soon You Can Ask Alexa to Forget Everything You Ever Said

Privacy is the big thing that gives people the heebie-jeebies when it comes to digital assistants like Alexa. But at Amazon’s devices and services event today, the company announced it was expanding privacy settings with regard to voice recordings.

Louisville Police Take Down Inmate Lookup Site Amid Mass Arrest of Protesters

Louisville Police Take Down Inmate Lookup Site Amid Mass Arrest of Protesters

An estimated 127 people have been arrested since protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday after a grand jury chose not to charge three officers for Breonna Taylor’s death. With hundreds more expected to be detained in the coming weeks, the Information Systems Team at the Louisville…

Monsterland Serves Up Bleak Fairy Tales for Our Dystopian Reality

Monsterland Serves Up Bleak Fairy Tales for Our Dystopian Reality

As advertised, each episode in Hulu’s new horror anthology Monsterland contains a supernatural creature. But Monsterland’s real interest lies with its human characters: lonely, desperate, anguished people who perceive the monster they encounter as yet another spot of trouble in their unhappy lives.

Adobe Update Actually Makes PDFs Readable on Your Phone

Adobe Update Actually Makes PDFs Readable on Your Phone

Adobe has been hyping its Sensei AI for a while now, and it finally has a use case for the tech that might make the average user’s life a little easier. The Adobe Reader app now uses machine learning to reformat PDFs in a way that makes them actually readable…

This New Quantum Processor Is Made of Light

This New Quantum Processor Is Made of Light

Experts are still unclear on what material will make the best quantum computer, but one obscure candidate is gaining traction: infrared light. Earlier this month, quantum computing startup Xanadu, based in Toronto, Canada, put two of its so-called photonic quantum computers on the cloud — the first commercially available devices…

Acura Finds New Partners To Succeed Penske In IMSA Racing Series

Acura Finds New Partners To Succeed Penske In IMSA Racing Series

Acura has renewed its involvement in IMSA racing, and it’s doing so with Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing. Starting in 2021, the ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International will hit the track with these two single-car teams. Both will debut at the 2021 24 Hours of Daytona.

Add These 9 Simple Browser Bookmarks To Make Your Online Life Easier

Add These 9 Simple Browser Bookmarks To Make Your Online Life Easier

Your browser bookmarks might be stacked with articles you’ll never get around to reading, and sites you’ve long forgotten about, but there are ways to use bookmarks more productively – save these 10 handy URLs saved in your browser, and you’ll be able to get more done and more quickly…

How To Use Your Gaming Controllers With Your Computer

You may think that your Xbox One or PS4 controller will always stay faithful to the console it’s paired with, but that’s not always the case. Thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth and other wireless technologies, you can actually use these input devices with Windows and macOS as well”and the…

Black Widow, Eternals, and More Have Been Delayed (Again)

Black Widow, Eternals, and More Have Been Delayed (Again)

The return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to take a little longer than expected. Disney has just delayed the release of Marvel’s Black Widow again. Originally slated for May, it was first moved to November — and now, it’ll be released May 7, 2021.

California Bans Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars Beginning in 2035

California Bans Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars Beginning in 2035

California has taken a dramatic step forward in its battle to combat its gradual slide into climate change hell. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his signing of an executive order that will prohibit the sale of new cars with an internal combustion engine in the Golden State starting in…

Who Is the Lord of the Rings, Exactly?

Who Is the Lord of the Rings, Exactly?

It’s been a little while so it’s possible my memory isn’t as fresh on the subject of Middle-earth as it once was. But a thought occurred to me this weekend that I cannot shake: Did J.R.R. Tolkien name the Lord of the Rings trilogy after the bad guy?

Why the NBN Fibre Upgrade Matters

Why the NBN Fibre Upgrade Matters

This week NBN announced a $3.5 billion fibre upgrade across its residential and business networks. This is a big deal, because a huge portion of NBN connections rely on older technology to get the job done. Here’s the difference between FTTN and FTTP. What does the NBN upgrade involve exactly?…

The 2021 Kia Sorento Took Good Notes From The Telluride

The 2021 Kia Sorento Took Good Notes From The Telluride

The 2021 Kia Sorento, a large-medium sized SUV, bowed today and a lot of the look is clearly cribbed from the successful full-sized Kia Telluride. It totally works, too. I’d count on seeing quite a few of these on highway roads soon.

Please Enjoy This Diesel, Manual, 4WD Toyota Corolla

Please Enjoy This Diesel, Manual, 4WD Toyota Corolla

Are you looking for a truck that’s not a truck? A VW that’s not a VW? Here is a recently-imported Toyota Sprinter, reading “FULL-TIME 4WD” on the door, with a five-speed on the floor and a 2.0-litre diesel under the hood.