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Spotify will personalize some of its biggest playlists for users

Spotify isn’t just reserving personalization for obvious playlists like Discover Weekly. The streaming giant is planning to personalize some of its other playlists based on your tastes. You won’t get the exact same playlist as a friend, in other wo…

Sony's premium RX0 II action cam has a flip-up screen and eye AF

Sony has announced a follow-up to its tiny rugged camera from 2017, the RX0, and it’s just as tough and handy. The RX0 II has a 15.3-megapixel sensor and a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens with a 20-cm minimum focus distance for scenic sh…

NBA’s Magic Leap app lets you watch basketball in augmented reality

Basketball fans can now experience the game in augmented reality. The NBA now has a mixed-reality app for the Magic Leap One headset that will allow for a wide range of immersive features. Fans with the mixed-reality headset can now view live …

HTC's work-oriented Vive Focus Plus headset arrives mid-April for $799

If you’re eager to don HTC’s professional Vive Focus Plus headset, you won’t have much longer to wait… although you will pay a hefty sum for the privilege. The company has announced that the Focus Plus will be available through the Vive website in…

'Doom Eternal' and other Bethesda games are coming to Steam

The rise of proprietary game launchers appears to be getting worse, but there’s at least one company headed in the opposite direction. Bethesda has announced that its upcoming games will be available through Steam, including Doom Eternal, Rage 2, Wo…

The old 1080p Apple TV box is now 'Apple TV HD'

After today’s event, Apple changed the name of its fourth-generation Apple TV to Apple TV HD. The 1080p device, first introduced in 2015, is still priced at $149 and now has a clear title that differentiates it from the Apple TV 4K — a slightly newe…

Beats' answer to the latest AirPods found hiding in iOS code

It didn’t take long to learn more about Beats’ equivalent to the AirPods. The 9to5Mac team has discovered that iOS 12.2 includes imagery for the Powerbeats Pro, an all-wireless earbud set aimed more at the gym-going crowd. From a cursory glance, they…

'Iron Man VR' puts you in the suit

During the State of Play event on Monday, PSVR players got their first look at the upcoming Iron Man game from Camouflaj, which is slated for release later this year.

PS4 exclusive 'Concrete Genie' is delayed again, this time to fall 2019

PixelOpus hasn’t said much about Concrete Genie since its 2017 reveal and last year’s gameplay clip, but the studio is nearly ready to show its hand… hopefully. The PS4 title is now slated to launch in fall 2019, or considerably later than the ear…

'No Man's Sky VR' puts the universe on your headset for free

No Man’s Sky studio Hello Games has rolled out a steady stream of updates to take its stargazing simulator from “cautionary indie tale” to “Best Ongoing Game award nominee” in just two years. No Man’s Sky is a sprawling exploration of the universe an…

All the important stuff from Apple's services event (+)

Apple just wrapped up its services event, giving us nearly two hours of news — well, more like an hour-plus of news and 45 minutes of details on its forthcoming original programming. Still, there’s a ton to unpack, even though the vast maj…

Watch Sony's PlayStation stream here at 5PM ET/2PM PT

The first episode of Sony’s live streaming State of Play event will take place today at 5PM ET/2PM PT. The Nintendo Direct/Inside Xbox-style event will feature game reveals, trailers and gameplay footage of upcoming titles for the PS4 and PS VR. You…

Uma Thurman and horrifying heart transplants meet in Netflix's 'Chambers'

Netflix is about to give horror fans another star-studded fix. It’s premiering Chambers, a psychological horror series starring Uma Thurman, on April 26th. The series revolves around a heart attack survivor in a “New Age pocket” of Arizona who starts…

iOS 12.2 is out now with Apple News+ support

To enable the fleet of software and service updates Apple is announcing today, the company is readying iOS 12.2 for your iPads and iPhones. It’s not a huge, feature-packed update, but there’s a decent amount to unpack here. The main event is access t…

Hackers hijacked update server to install backdoors on ASUS machines

For nearly half a year, computer maker ASUS was unwittingly pushing malware that gave hackers backdoor access to thousands of computers, according to Kaspersky Lab. Hackers managed to compromise one of the company’s servers used to provide software u…

'Beneath a Steel Sky' finally has a sequel and it's coming to Apple Arcade

One of the most iconic cyberpunk games of the ’90s and early-2000s, a point-and-click adventure called Beneath a Steel Sky, is finally getting a follow-up. Beyond a Steel Sky will hit Apple Arcade later this year, coming directly from original creato…

Apple TV+ is its new home for original shows and movies

On stage at today’s event, CEO Tim Cook announced Apple TV+, the home for his company’s new push into original content. With the Apple TV app now extending onto other smart TV platforms while collecting shows and movies from other outlets into Channe…

Apple's redesigned TV app is coming to smart TVs and Macs

Apple has redesigned its TV app to make it easy to watch its new Channels, which includes video content from CBS All Access, Cinemax, Comedy Central Now, Epix, HBO, Showtime and Starz, among others. With the overhauled application, you won’t have to…

Apple TV Channels is an a la carte way to watch your favorite networks

With Apple TV Channels, the company has created a way for you to pick and choose your favorite networks and watch everything within the TV app. It includes traditional channels like CBS and Comedy Central, premium networks like HBO and Showtim…

Apple Arcade is a game subscription service for iOS, Mac and Apple TV

As part of its big push into subscription services today, Apple just announced Apple Arcade. From the sound of things, it’s going to be a “Netflix for games” that lets users pay a monthly rate to play as many different participating games as they wan…

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