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NASA picks SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway

In the next few years, SpaceX will fly cargo to an orbit farther than where the ISS is. NASA has awarded the space agency with a contract to deliver critical cargo, scientific experiments and other supplies to the Lunar Gateway, which will ser…

Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech

Microsoft has been vocal about setting limits on facial recognition, and it’s now backing that up with its financial support — or lack thereof. The company is ending minority investments in facial recognition startups and is pulling its stake in An…

'Kind Words' is the rare social network where everyone is nice

The older I get, the less energy I have for social media. Twitter is too busy, Facebook is too stupid and dating apps are just… ugh. But I still have that need to connect with people in some way, something I can approach at my own pace and n…

'Kind Words' is the rare social network where everyone is nice

The older I get, the less energy I have for social media. Twitter is too busy, Facebook is too stupid and dating apps are just… ugh. But I still have that need to connect with people in some way, something I can approach at my own pace and n…

The Morning After: Powerbeats (2020) review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

As many of us close out another week in isolation, the urge for social contact is growing. Karissa Bell has some advice on hosting movie and game night from a safe distance thanks to the internet and tool…

The Morning After: Powerbeats (2020) review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

As many of us close out another week in isolation, the urge for social contact is growing. Karissa Bell has some advice on hosting movie and game night from a safe distance thanks to the internet and tool…

Google pulls Infowars from the Play Store over coronavirus misinformation

In 2018, several internet services decided to pull channels from Alex Jones and his Infowars setup, including YouTube and Apple’s App Store, but until now the company’s app remained available via the Google Play Store. While conspiracy theories and l…

Google pulls Infowars from the Play Store over coronavirus misinformation

In 2018, several internet services decided to pull channels from Alex Jones and his Infowars setup, including YouTube and Apple’s App Store, but until now the company’s app remained available via the Google Play Store. While conspiracy theories and l…

LG TVs add a Movies Anywhere app

Now that Ultraviolet is gone, Movies Anywhere has become the dominant "digital locker" that enables viewing of purchased movies across different devices and services. Now LG is the first TV manufacturer (it was previously available o…

Google's 'Tilt Brush' virtual painting app comes to PlayStation VR

Google’s Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers: consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for PlayStation VR. To no one’s surprise, it’s the familiar experience,…

Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you’re in luck. The good folks over at Games Done Quick (GDQ) announced today they plan to host a…

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

Add Roku to the list of companies offering free premium TV trials to keep people entertained while they stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s launching a Home Together initiative that provides extended 30-day trials of familiar networks an…

Netflix is working on a live-action 'Dragon's Lair' movie

After the massive success of Stranger Things, Netflix is delving back into ’80s culture for another of its upcoming projects. It’s developing a live-action movie based on the classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair (which the Stranger Things kids actually…

Facebook introduces new livestreaming features as demand skyrockets

Facebook is working on new features that make it easier for people to access live streams — even if they don’t have a Facebook account — as it tries to meet the rise in demand for live video.

The company will begin allowing non-Facebook…

Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users

As much as modern technology makes our daily lives easier, there’s sometimes that frequent headache that comes when two competing services don’t play nicely with one another. It’s something Slack and Microsoft Teams users have had to contend with as…

NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said Postmates couriers should be considered employees for t…

Capcom delays ‘Resident Evil Resistance’ PS4 and Steam betas

The remake of Resident Evil 3 will be out in just a few weeks, but Capcom wanted to give eager gamers the chance to play Resident Evil Resistance — a multiplayer game that comes with Resident Evil 3 — a bit early. The publisher had planned o…

Google's $800 million COVID-19 relief effort includes 2 million face masks

Google’s support for the fight against COVID-19 includes more than advisories and a search hub. The internet firm is making a $800 million-plus investment in multiple areas to aid treatment, support businesses and keep the public informed. This inc…

The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here

Our worlds are so upside-down and backwards right now that Wired claims Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis, and privacy activist Maciej Cegłowski flat-out stated We Need A Massive Surveillance Program.

This week's best deals: Sony headphones, Surface Pro 7 and more

This week brought a great deal on our favorite pair of wireless headphones, plus a number of other good deals. Those who need to shut out the world can grab Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $238, and those who need a new 2-i…

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