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Google Fiber's first expansion in four years is in West Des Moines

About ten years after starting its high speed internet quest, Google Fiber is expanding again. Availability in the city of West Des Moines, IA adds its first new market in four years. It will be a tenant, leasing space in an open conduit network that... Read More...

Curiosity rover starts its 'summer trip' to next Martian destination


In just a few weeks’ time, the Perseverance rover and its helicopter companion might blast off to space and make their way to Mars. That doesn’t mean Curiosity will no longer be in the picture, though — in fact, the older rover has just started its m... Read More...

What's on TV this week: 'The Old Guard' and 'Trolls World Tour'


This week Trolls World Tour comes home for the second time. It was one of the first major movies to make a video on-demand debut instead of being released in theaters, but now the Dance Party Edition will be available on Blu-ray with 4K and 3D versio... Read More...

A VR retelling of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' is coming to Oculus headsets


One of the more interesting experiences to come out of the virtual reality space last year was a game called The Under Presents. In it, live actors will sometimes appear as you play through the experience. Tender Claws, the studio that created the ga... Read More...

A number of first-party Nintendo Switch games are on sale at GameStop


If you own a Nintendo Switch and are bored staying home, you’re in luck -- almost 40 Switch games are now on sale at GameStop. Some games are even priced slightly better than Nintendo’s recent summer sale. Notable titles include New Super Mario Bros... Read More...

Supreme Court rules against law allowing debt-collection robocalls to cell phones


The US Supreme Court decided today that debt collectors can no longer make robocalls to cell phones (via Ars Technica). In doing so, the court has ruled that the prior provision to the law violated the First Amendment by favoring debt-collection spee... Read More...

An Ubisoft VP has resigned following assault and misconduct allegations


Maxime Béland, Ubisoft’s vice-president of editorial, has resigned following accusations of assault and misconduct that emerged in recent weeks. Kotaku first reported that Béland had stepped down and Ubisoft has confirmed his resignation to Engadget.... Read More...

Gmail finally works with the iPad’s split-view multitasking


Gmail just made it a little easier to multitask on your iPad. You can now use the app in Split View, alongside Google Calendar or other iOS apps. That should make it easier to, for instance, check you schedule before you reply to an email or choose p... Read More...

The best educational apps to stay sharp throughout the school year


Soon it’ll be time to put away the flip flops and take out those pencils and calculators once more as we begin another academic year. Of course, this semester is bound to look a little different than the past, with an even heavier emphasis than usual... Read More...

The best budget smart TVs and streaming devices for students


Heading back to school this year may be unlike any previous year, but whether you’re at home or in a formal classroom, you’ll need a way to relax. Here are some devices that can bring the theater experience to rooms of any size, while leaving a few b... Read More...

How to pick the best gaming subscription for you


It’s a new school year, and you’re probably headed to college with a console -- maybe two. Now, it’s too early to talk PS5 and Xbox Series X, but this also means current-gen consoles, nearing the end of their life, are cheaper and rammed with high-qu... Read More...

8BitDo is updating one of its Bluetooth gamepads for Project xCloud


Peripheral manufacturer 8BitDo is best known for making retro-inspired controllers, but for its latest act the company is doing something different. Instead of yet another Switch-focused controller, 8BitDo is releasing a new Bluetooth gamepad designe... Read More...

Microsoft's first-party Xbox Games Showcase streams July 23rd


Microsoft is getting ready to show off more Xbox Series X titles. It’ll hold an Xbox Games Showcase as part of Summer Game Fest on July 23rd at noon Eastern Time. You can watch it on the Xbox website, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. After Microsoft kil... Read More...

Facebook will 'pause' responses to data requests from Hong Kong


China just recently imposed a new national security law on Hong Kong, a region not subject to the country’s restrictive “Great Firewall” that censors the internet throughout the country. However, legal experts believe the new law gives police the pow... Read More...

The best student discounts we found for 2020


They say your college years are the best of your life. But they tend to leave out the part where you’re scrounging every dollar for textbooks, food and (if you’re lucky) the occasional weekend outing with friends. Money is tight when you’re a student... Read More...

‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ gameplay footage surfaces in leaked videos


Thirty minutes of leaked gameplay footage from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is circulating around the internet, despite Ubisoft’s attempts to remove the videos.The game isn’t scheduled to arrive until this holiday season, and the two trailers Ubisoft re... Read More...

Tom Hanks: 'Absolute heartbreak' that 'Greyhound' won't debut in theaters


Tom Hanks, who wrote and stars in the upcoming film Greyhound, said it’s “an absolute heartbreak” that the film won’t debut in theaters. It’s set to debut on Apple TV+ on July 10th instead, but that won’t yield the best experience, Hanks said. “I don... Read More...

Sega's Genesis Mini is on sale for $40 right now


You’re probably spending more time inside this summer than you would like, but you can fill some of it with retro games now that the Sega Genesis Mini has dropped to an all-time-low price. Amazon still has the retro console for $40 right now (we firs... Read More...

How to keep track of your finances as a student


Things aren’t normal at the moment, and it’s not clear if we’ll ever see “normal” as we knew it again. But we have to assume, for now, that people will be going back to school and college (even if remotely), and that they’ll need ways to keep a lock... Read More...

The best laptops for students


Whether your back-to-school plans involve physically going to a campus or attending digital classes, you might be contemplating getting new gear for the upcoming academic year. We’re relying more on our laptops as learning tools than ever before, and... Read More...

Uber is buying Postmates for $2.65 billion


Uber’s grip on the US takeout market just got a lot tighter after the company agreed to buy Postmates for $2.65 billion. Rumors about a deal were bubbling overnight, saying that Uber was on the prowl for a company to buy after missing out on GrubHub.... Read More...

How to buy a laptop for school


For the most part, our recommendations for buying a laptop for school this year aren’t very different than last year’s. But of course, the COVID-19 epidemic throws a major wrench into daily life. It's still unclear when public schools and colleges wi... Read More...

The Morning After: Uber sets its sights on Postmates


Food fight! The battle for the future of food delivery continues to deepen, with yet another merger. Reports over the weekend suggest that Uber will pick up Postmates for a cool $2.65 billion. (Update 8:40AM ET: And now it’s official.) The deal will... Read More...

Sony's excellent WF-1000MX3 wireless earbuds are just $170 right now


With powerful noise cancellation and excellent sound quality, Sony’s WF-1000XM3 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are still among the best you can get. They were already a good deal at the $230 retail price, but a new sale makes them more irresistible: Dell... Read More...

Samsung begins offering support requests via WhatsApp in India


With the COVID-19 crisis continuing unabated in India, more folks than ever are relying on their smartphone. At the same time, the pandemic means it’s not easy to get help if you have a technical problem. With all that in mind, Samsung has introduced... Read More...

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