Nintendo Switch Online is adding ‘Super Mario Bros. 2’

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Nintendo Switch Online is adding ‘Super Mario Bros. 2’ Nintendo Nintendo Switch Online is adding two more gaming classics to its growing library of NES titles. Starting on February 13th, you’ll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure…

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Planet-shaping survival game ‘Astroneer’ launches tomorrow

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Planet-shaping survival game ‘Astroneer’ launches tomorrow System Era Softworks After years in early access releases and a fair amount of buzz, Astroneer is almost here. The finished version of System Era’s survival sandbox title arrives February 6th on Windows PCs and Xbox…

Watch the first trailer for HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’

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Watch the first trailer for HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ HBO Nearly five years after Serial first aired and raised questions about the murder conviction against Adnan Syed, HBO is picking up the story to lay out more details about the…

New emoji for 2019 include wheelchairs, waffles and sloths

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New emoji for 2019 include wheelchairs, waffles and sloths Unicode/Emojipedia It’s that time of year when the Unicode Consortium decides which new emoji you’ll see, and this year’s selection of 59 new base emoji (230 if you include all gender and skin…

New islands, happy feet: Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation

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New islands, happy feet: Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation Ever since Darwin first set foot on the Galapagos, evolutionary biologists have long known that the geographic isolation of archipelogos has helped spur the formation of new species….

One step closer to growing made-to-order human kidneys

One step closer to growing made-to-order human kidneys

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One step closer to growing made-to-order human kidneys In a study with significant implications for human organ transplantation, researchers have successfully grown functional mouse kidneys inside rats from just a few donor stem cells. The results of the study, led by researchers…

Facebook bans four groups spreading violence in Myanmar

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Facebook bans four groups spreading violence in Myanmar Facebook Facebook announced today that it has removed four groups based in Myanmar that it has determined to be dangerous from its platform. The Arakan Army, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, Kachin Independence…

Even the YouTube CEO’s kids thought that Rewind video was ‘cringey’

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Even the YouTube CEO’s kids thought that Rewind video was ‘cringey’ Noam Galai via Getty Images YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has published some thoughts about the year ahead for the platform. But as well as looking forward, she took a little time…

Gocycle’s GX ebike is a fast-folding Brompton alternative

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Gocycle’s GX ebike is a fast-folding Brompton alternative Want an electric bicycle that also folds down for easy storage and transportation? Until now, you’ve had to pick between the iconic Brompton, head-turning Hummingbird and a range of capable but less stylish options…

‘Battlefield V’ didn’t sell as well as EA hoped it would

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‘Battlefield V’ didn’t sell as well as EA hoped it would DICE/EA Video game sales were particularly cutthroat last holiday, and it appears EA’s Battlefield V was one of the casualties. The publisher lowered the outlook for its revenue this quarter after…

‘Sea of Thieves’ is free this week, if you have friends

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‘Sea of Thieves’ is free this week, if you have friends Microsoft Sea of Thieves fans can convince their hesitant friends to dive into the murky depths with them for free this week. From February 6th to 13th, anyone who owns Sea…

Apple retail VP Angela Ahrendts leaves after five years

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Apple retail VP Angela Ahrendts leaves after five years AP Photo/Eric Risberg It’s the end of an era for Apple’s retail ambitions. Senior retail VP Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company after five years as she looks for “new personal and professional…

A ‘Halo’ amusement park will tour the US this summer

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A ‘Halo’ amusement park will tour the US this summer Microsoft Finally, it’s time to see if Warthogs are really that difficult to drive in person. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a 300,000 square foot, traveling amusement park packed with experiences from Xbox’s…

Microsoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios

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Microsoft Studios is dead, long live Xbox Game Studios Microsoft Microsoft has rebranded its game-development business, just slightly, from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. This new name comprises all 13 game studios and publishing organizations that Microsoft has gobbled up over…

Mighty Vibe review: This Spotify player is the iPod Shuffle I always wanted

Mighty Vibe review: This Spotify player is the iPod Shuffle I always wanted

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Mighty Vibe review: This Spotify player is the iPod Shuffle I always wanted If you were sad when Apple’s iPod Shuffle was discontinued in 2017, you might find some solace in learning that the Mighty Vibe ($86, £80) is essentially the new…