NBA League Pass transforms games into VR viewing parties

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NBA League Pass transforms games into VR viewing parties Layne Murdoch Jr. via Getty Images Live sports broadcasts in VR tend to be solitary affairs, but they’re about to become decidedly more social. Now that the 2018-2019 NBA season is getting underway,…

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‘Pokemon Go’ gets a little bigger with ‘Diamond’ and ‘Pearl’ monsters

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‘Pokemon Go’ gets a little bigger with ‘Diamond’ and ‘Pearl’ monsters Pokemon Go The Pokémon company has announced that monsters from the Sinnoh region — the Diamond and Pearl games — are now available in Pokémon Go. Players will now be able…

Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later

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Sixense refunds backers for VR controller, five years later Sixense More than five years after funding its Stem virtual reality controller system on Kickstarter, Sixense is paying back those who pledged for the device. Sixense is no longer making a consumer version…

Samsung unveils Exynos chips built for connected cars

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Samsung unveils Exynos chips built for connected cars Samsung Samsung’s Exynos processors are no longer confined to mobile devices and the occasional smartwatch. The company has launched Exynos Auto and Isocell Auto brands that will respectively make chips and camera sensors for…

Facebook will demote spammy scraper website links in the News Feed

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Facebook will demote spammy scraper website links in the News Feed Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook will automatically demote links from websites that post stolen content in the News Feed, according to TechCrunch. The social network has been trying to get…

Hot Wheels’ real-life ‘Rocket League’ RC cars land November 1st

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Hot Wheels’ real-life ‘Rocket League’ RC cars land November 1st Rocket League If you’ve ever wondered what Rocket League would be like in real life, this RC version is as close of an approximation as you’ll get to the video game. As…

‘Spider-Man’ DLC arrives next Tuesday with new suits, more web slinging

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‘Spider-Man’ DLC arrives next Tuesday with new suits, more web slinging Sony People can’t stop talking about the PS4 exclusive game Marvel’s Spider-Man, and now they’ll have even more to chat about. The first chapter of a new DLC called The City…

Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: ‘I will miss him tremendously’

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Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: ‘I will miss him tremendously’ Bloomberg via Getty Images Yesterday, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65 following a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and today, Bill Gates shared a few thoughts on the…

Hulu to offer ‘skinnier’ live TV packages to cut costs

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Hulu to offer ‘skinnier’ live TV packages to cut costs David Tran via Getty Images A year and a half after getting into the live TV game, Hulu plans to scale back their live offerings. With a new “skinnier” bundle, Hulu would…

A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power

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Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s “big six” energy companies to completely drop fossil fuels for electricity generation, after selling off its remaining gas plants to power company Drax in a £702 million deal. Continue Reading . . ….

Qualcomm’s new 60GHz WiFi chips promise better VR

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Qualcomm’s new 60GHz WiFi chips promise better VR Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has announced a family of 60GHz WiFi chips, the QCA64x8 and QCA64x1, which can deliver speeds of over 10Gbps. The WiFi 802.11ay standard that these chips use bring with it…

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

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New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds Mark Wilson via Getty Images A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency’s…

Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms: Diatoms show complex behavior: The can select between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources

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Sex or food? Decision-making in single-cell organisms: Diatoms show complex behavior: The can select between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources Unicellular diatoms are able to adapt their behavior to different external stimuli based on an evaluation of their own…

Netflix expects to hit 146 million subscribers in Q4

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Netflix expects to hit 146 million subscribers in Q4 Three months ago, Netflix failed to meet its own prediction for worldwide subscriber growth, so there are a lot of eyes on today’s results. Since then it’s announced that CFO David Wells is…