Gaming

‘Fortnite’ gifts perfect for the video game fan in your life

Chances are you have someone on your holiday shopping list who is a big fan of Fortnite. The battle royale game has become an untouchable worldwide phenomenon in 2018. As such, plenty of Fortnite-themed products are being made by companies both big and small. From board games to figurines to shirts and much more, there […]

Mobile

Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring

There will soon be a new looping video app for Vine fans to take a byte out of. Vine founder Dom Hofmann tweeted today that a new version of the video looping app that he’s been working on, called Byte, will launch in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring […]

Computer

Watch Amazon Video on your Chromecast — no Fire TV Stick needed

Google Chromecast‘s simple press-and-stream system has garnered lots of fans since it’s initial launch. But although the streaming device has built-in apps for just about anything you’d want to stream, one of its only real omissions is the lack of Amazon Prime Video support for streaming films and TV series. Related reads Never fear: If you’re […]

Photography

GoPro’s video stabilization technology is so good, an eagle can use it

[embedded content] Who needs a drone for cool aerial shots when an eagle can do an even better job? OK, taking on responsibility for a bird of prey in order to satisfy your desire for dramatic drone shots does seem a little extreme, so we’ll ditch that idea. Instead, sit back and enjoy the spectacular […]

Emerging Tech

See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video

[embedded content] What’s the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. The National Park Service banned drones several years ago after tourists proved time and time again that they couldn’t be trusted with them. But no such ban exists in the National Forests — at least, not yet — which gives filmmakers […]

Emerging Tech

Like Google for CCTV, software could help cops scour surveillance video quickly

Surveillance footage can be a great security tool, but it works best when you know the exact moment that you’re looking for. Do you know that there was a break-in at your offices between 1 a.m. and 1.15 a.m. on Tuesday morning? Provided you’ve got cameras in the right place, closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage can […]

Mobile

New copyright ruling protects right to repair gadgets and archive video games

Protections for electronics users of all kinds have been passed in an extensive ruling by the Library of Congress that covers technologies as diverse as consumer electronics, farm equipment, 3D printing, and online learning platforms. The ruling prescribes exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a particularly unpopular law among technology fans that was […]

Gaming

Video: What to expect from the Oculus Quest

[embedded content] Video edited by CNE. Click here for transcript. When the consumer-level VR revolution came in 2016, it left behind a lot of potential consumers. That’s because, as Ars editor Sam Machkovech puts it, “a lot of [existing VR] is very expensive or very underwhelming.” Oculus’ upcoming Quest headset is setting out to be […]

Photography

Diving into Adobe’s cloud-based, edit-anywhere video app, Premiere Rush CC

Adobe has officially announced Adobe Premiere Rush CC, a cloud-first, cross-platform video editing app for Windows, MacOS, and iOS (with Android soon to follow). The app, which is free to download and try, is Adobe’s next step toward its ongoing efforts to move creativity to the cloud and make content and creation accessible across devices, […]

Gaming

Open-world video games are getting too big for their own good

Video game worlds have certainly come a long way since their formative period in the 1980s, when it was impressive to just move in three dimensions rather than the limited 2D planes of the 8-bit and 16-bit era. As soon as technology made it possible, developers began turning video games from linear, guided experiences into […]

Emerging Tech

New ‘parkour’ video shows Boston Dynamics robot training to overthrow humanity

[embedded content] Do you remember the time, a few years back, when Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot took a pratfall on stage during a public demo, after tripping over a stage light? Such embarrassing relics of a bygone age are a world away from the kind of dazzling feats that everyone’s favorite humanoid robot is capable […]

Gears & Gadgets

HBO, CNN, DC Comics, and more could join a streaming video service under AT&T

Enlarge / Time for another streaming service! HBO According to a report from CNN, WarnerMedia plans to launch its own streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019, adding to growing list of OTT (over-the-top) services that bypass cable providers and bring television series and movies directly to viewers—most of them for a monthly fee. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Facebook unveils smart displays, promises not to snoop on your video calls

Facebook’s new Portal and Portal+ smart displays. Facebook The $ 199 Portal has a 10-inch, 1280×800 touchscreen. Facebook Both Portals use AI technology to make video chatting better. Facebook The $ 349 Portal+ has a 15-inch, 1920×1080 display that can pivot into portrait and landscape modes. Facebook Along with video chatting through Facebook Messenger, both […]

Mobile

Transformers godfather Simon Furman: Rolling out on his first video game

Simon Furman has been involved with Transformers since the brand turned from a Japanese toy into a Western phenomenon in the 1980s. He started on the fan-favorite British run of Marvel’s original Transformers comics, joining the U.S. books later in their run. He wrote stories for later Dreamwave and the acclaimed rebirth of the comics […]

Gaming

10 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in October

October rolls in with the new season, and brings with it a mountain of great video game releases to summon the holiday spirit PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. October is here, and the holiday season is upon us. This month, we […]