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Xbox One X Enhancements for Firewatch, Bulletstorm, and Rime Cancelled: Report  Gadgets 360 · 14 minutes
It appears that promised Xbox One X enhancements to games such as Firewatch, Rime, and Bulletstorm have been cancelled. more
Facebook's Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach  Gadgets 360 · 14 minutes
Facebook's lead regulator in the EU, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), began an investigation into a number of breach notifications. more
Netflix, Not Marvel, Responsible for Daredevil Cancellation, Says Star Amy Rutberg  Gadgets 360 · 14 minutes
Daredevil star Amy Rutberg has claimed that Netflix was entirely responsible for the show’s cancellation. Everyone at Marvel was surprised, she said. more
Trump Hails Apple Plans for New Texas Campus  Gadgets 360 · 51 minutes
US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas. more
Realme U1 3GB RAM Variant Now Available in Open Sale on Amazon India  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
While the Realme U1 4GB RAM will still be sold via a flash sale model, the 3GB RAM variant can be purchased... more
Google to Not Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Toeing Microsoft's line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition merits careful consideration. more
Apple Said to Produce New Snoopy, Peanuts Cartoon Series  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming press reports. more
Xbox rumor-mill points to another dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 5 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Xbox rumor-mill points to a dual next-gen console release  Windows Central · 5 hours
Microsoft is reportedly working on a family of next-gen Xbox devices based on the "Scarlett" codename, but what will that strategy look like? Microsoft is building up to take next-gen... more
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside... more
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ offers a darker take on Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’  TechCrunch · 9 hours
At first, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might seem like an afterthought — or maybe a failed exercise in franchise-building. This new... more
Kingdom Hearts III director vows to investigate leaked game  Windows Central · 10 hours
Kingdom Hearts III has leaked out it seems. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to Xbox One on January 29, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. However, it seems... more
Amazon's men's shirts are $20 or less and you can try them for free  Windows Central · 10 hours
Nice fit. Amazon is offering a bunch of its men's shirts for $20 or less right now. There are 35... more
Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store  THE VERGE · 10 hours
In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically... more
Heroes of the Storm could be heading to the books of history  Windows Central · 13 hours
Heroes of the Storm is in a spot of trouble now its esports scene has been canned. As the esports scene begins to wind... more
Save over 30% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today  Windows Central · 13 hours
Carry all the things. Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering over 30% off Timbuk2 backpacks and messenger bags. You can choose from eight... more
Amazon's new $30 Echo Wall Clock puts all your timers at eye level  Windows Central · 13 hours
Alexa, countdown two minutes. Alexa has changed how I use timers. It's just so easy to say "Alexa, countdown two minutes" that... more
Get $20 off and a free Echo Dot with Amazon's $179 Ring Alarm system  Windows Central · 14 hours
Modify and expand the system for your personal needs. The Ring Alarm 5-piece Home Security System is down to $179... more
Get a $25 gift card and $25 off the PlayStation Classic retro console  Windows Central · 14 hours
Essentially giving you $50 in savings. The PlayStation Classic retro gaming console is on sale for the first time since its release.... more
The $40 HyperX Pulsefire Surge gaming mouse has a 360-degree ring of light  Windows Central · 15 hours
Smooth movements and personalization. The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse is down to $39.99 on Amazon. The mouse has been available... more
Huawei’s ambitions of telecom domination hampered by Western security concerns  Global News · 15 hours
While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security... more
Yes, you can use AirPods with your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 17 hours
Best answer: Even if you're away from an iPhone or iPad, the AirPods will behave like regular Bluetooth headphones, which means you can use them with your Windows... more
The business case for serverless  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Zack Kanter Contributor Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi. More posts by this contributor Why Amazon is eating the world While serverless is typically championed as a way to reduce costs and scale massively on demand, there... more
Security worries hobble ambitions of China tech giant Huawei  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Chinese tech giant Huawei's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad, while one of its top executives faces U.S. charges over trade with... more
Steam Dropping Support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Earlier  MacRumors · 1 day
Steam recently announced that it will stop supporting macOS versions 10.7 ("Lion"), 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), 10.9... more
NBA League Pass is free on Amazon Prime Video Channels through Dec. 20  Windows Central · 1 day
It runs $29 a month after that. The NBA season is in full swing. And if you're looking to watch way more... more
Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store  TechCrunch · 1 day
Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia’s app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store... more
These $10 wireless Bluetooth headphones can last for up to eight hours  Windows Central · 1 day
iClever's well-reviewed headphones are 50% off via Amazon today. Amazon has the iClever Bluetooth Wireless Headphones on sale today in your choice of black... more
These 5 cheap external drives pair perfectly with Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to... more
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse  TechCrunch · 2 days
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
Facebook bug affects millions, year's worst passwords cause an eye roll video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
This week's most important stories include a glitch that allowed photos of Facebook users to be compromised. Meanwhile, SplashData lists... more
22 predictions for social media in 2019  THE VERGE · 2 days
Just like that, 2018 has come to a close. I realize there are a few days left in the year, but the... more
Microsoft Surface Go Pre-Orders Open in India, Price Starts at Rs. 37,999  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft Surface Go price in India starts at Rs. 37,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Release date looks to be... more
Eight Popular Tech Products That Shut Down In 2018  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
It should be no surprise to anyone that Google makes up for 50 percent of the products in this list. more
Google Material Theme starts rolling out to Google Search on mobile web  9to5Google · 2 days
After rolling out late last month to Google Search on the desktop web, the Google Material Theme is beginning to appear on the mobile... more
The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift (CNET UK podcast 549) video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The UK's best tech podcast looks back at 2018's hottest tech stories, including Apple's biggest launches,... more
CNET UK Podcast 549: The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift - CNET  CNET · 2 days
We take a look back at 2018's most exciting tech stories from Apple's biggest launches to Zuckerberg's troubles... more
Dishonored 2 and Death of the Outsider get black-and-white modes  Windows Central · 2 days
Well, this is a surprise. Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider are two fantastic first-person stealth experiences. They can be played without killing anyone and look... more
How to view Activity summary on Apple Watch  9to5Mac · 2 days
The Apple Watch to many is a fitness device, among other things. Most users love using the Activity app on... more
Apple is producing new content about Snoopy and other Peanuts characters  TechCrunch · 2 days
Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media that will see the Canadian broadcaster producing new shows, specials and short films about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and... more
Facebook fractures its secretive hardware division  THE VERGE · 2 days
Roughly a year and a half ago, Regina Dugan, a former director for the US government’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, took the stage... more
Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business... more
The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play. more
Macworld magazine signed by Steve Jobs sells for more than $47K - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Jobs signed an original issue of Macworld at the grand opening of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, according to RR Auction. more
How to check your heart rate on Apple Watch  9to5Mac · 2 days
Apple Watch provides lots of useful data on your heart rate. It offers your average for each day... more
Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a... more
Make something new with Monoprice's $192 Select Mini Pro 3D Printer  Windows Central · 2 days
What will you build today? The Monoprice Select Mini Pro 3D Printer is down to $191.99 on Amazon. Before Black Friday, this 3D Printer was selling... more
Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for more
Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music  TechCrunch · 2 days
Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon — and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now. more
9to5Mac Daily: December 14, 2018  9to5Mac · 2 days
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google... more
Skip wall adapters and charge directly with 20% off Topgreener outlets  Windows Central · 2 days
Go straight for the direct charge! The Topgreener 36W Quick Charge 2.0 USB power outlet is down to $23.51 thanks to a 20% off on-page coupon.... more
Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential  TechCrunch · 2 days
In recent months, pressure has been mounting for major tech firms to develop strong policies regarding facial recognition. Microsoft has helped lead the way on that... more
Google Maps for Android rolling out new sharing menu w/ carousels, speed improvements
9to5Google
[Update: Google Discover Feed, Play Games] Here’s every Google app with a dark mode, and how to enable it [Gallery]
9to5Google
Review: Whitestone Dome Glass for iPhone XS is a great screen protector w/ a unique installation process
9to5Mac
Watch Blue Planet II this weekend along with scientists on Twitter
THE VERGE
The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET
CNET
iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S - CNET
CNET
Millions of Facebook users may have had their photos exposed due to privacy flaw
CBC
The 56 best Android games of 2018 - CNET
CNET
Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner
THE VERGE
The very best premium cases for Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL [Video]
9to5Google
The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET
CNET
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays
9to5Google
Netflix testing instant replay feature, but viewers say it’s distracting
9to5Mac
Apple takes three spots on Adweek’s 25 best ads of 2018 list
9to5Mac
Netflix’s Tidelands was tailor-made for a nudity-based drinking game
THE VERGE
Apple-backed tech group drafts US privacy bill
9to5Mac
Watch the brilliant Geminid meteor shower celebrated by today’s Google Doodle
THE VERGE
[Update: Now available] Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam arriving on iOS next week, pre-orders open now
9to5Mac
Alphabet Scoop 035: Google messaging mess, Pixel Slate, Chrome, more [Livestream]
9to5Google
Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features
THE VERGE
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