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How Fortnite Turned a Routine Server Outage Into a Minor Media Phenomenon

The move put the game back into the spotlight at a critical moment

Yahoo Could Owe You Up to $358 for Data Breaches. Here’s How to File Your Claim

Yahoo has reached a $117.5 million class-action settlement after data breaches that affected 3 billion users accounts

Sega’s Throwback Genesis Mini is Packed With Good Vibes

It's one of the best retro consoles out there

Google Just Unveiled a New Pixel Smartphone, an AirPod Rival and More. Here’s What to Know

Here's everything the company announced today

Facebook Officially Launches Libra, Its Digital Currency

Facebook has faced criticism since it unveiled plans to create a separate currency system

The Presidential Candidates Need a Plan for Big Tech That Isn’t “Break Up Big Tech”

On October 15 the Democratic presidential candidates will once again have the opportunity to debate their positions on a range of issues affecting this country. Let’s hope that this go-round we hear their visions for Digital America. Yes, health care, immigration, climate change and other topics that consumed the previous debates are important. Yes, impeachment…

How Microsoft’s Newest PC Could Pave the Way for the Future of Computers

The Surface Pro X has a mobile processor that Microsoft promises will deliver high performance and excellent battery life, a combination that's long been challenging for the industry to achieve

Police in Japan Arrest Pop Star’s Stalker After He Analyzed Her Selfies, Used Reflections in Her Eyes To Find Her Address

(TOKYO) — A man arrested on suspicion of stalking a female pop idol used the reflections of her pupils in photos she shared on social media and Google Street View to find where she lived. Tokyo police declined comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-old Hibiki Sato was arrested Sept.…

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Just Too Frustrating to Love

The latest Tom Clancy game is marred by bugs and a disappointing story

How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone

Your guide to the PS4's Remote Play feature

7 Tips From Pro Photographers On Using Your New Phone’s Ultrawide Lens

Here's how to make your ultrawide photos look stunning

The Final Fantasy VII Remake Promises to Please Longtime Fans and Newcomers Alike

Here's what we learned after giving it a try

Apple’s New Mac Update Is Here (and Free). But You Might Want to Wait

MacOS Catalina is causing headaches for some Apple users

These Are the 10 Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right Now

From longtime favorites like 'Breath of the Wild' to new indie platformers

China Criticizes Apple For App That Tracks Hong Kong Police Movements

HKmap.live allows users to report police locations and the use of tear gas amid protests

‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had illegally obtained the Facebook information of 87 million people and used it to build psychological profiles of voters. Using cutting-edge research, Cambridge Analytica — which was funded…

Blizzard Entertainment Bans Professional Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protestors

"Blitzchung" Wai Chung shouted 'Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!'

Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

It's expected out in 'holiday 2020'

U.S., U.K. and Australia Ask Facebook Not to Extend Encrypted Messaging Program

Facebook plans to extend end-to-end encryption protection to Messenger and Instagram Direct

We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

Robin Seiler on the Microsoft's design philosophy, approach to AI and more

Microsoft Just Stunned the Tech World With a Foldable Phone and More

Nobody saw the Surface Neo or Surface Duo coming

3 Hospitals in Alabama Forced to Turn Patients Away After Ransomware Attack

"A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems"

I Spent 2 Weeks With the New Apple Watch. Here’s What I Think About It

It's the smartwatch to beat, but there's still room for improvement

‘You Go to the Mat and Fight.’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Address Elizabeth Warren’s Break-Up Calls in Leaked Audio

Zuckerberg later called them an "unfiltered version" of his thoughts

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is a Nostalgia Trip Worth the Price

Nintendo Switch owners shouldn't miss this one

Everyone’s Tapping Into Their Horrible Side Thanks to the Consequence-Free Untitled Goose Game

"It's a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose"

Tesla and Elon Musk’s Tweet Violated Labor Laws Protecting Unions, Judge Rules

Judge Amita Tracy ordered the company to cease and desist a litany of actions

The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ in Google’s homepage logo with a…

Facebook Says It Isn’t Fact Checking Politicians on the Social Platform

It said it doesn't want to act as a "referee" for political debates

Amazon Is Making it Easier to Delete Your Alexa Recordings

Amazon is trying to fight back against privacy concerns

Algorithms, ‘Limbless Chickens,’ Fridges Beeping For Cheese: British Prime Minister Offers Wild, Spirited Speech on Future Tech to United Nations

(UNITED NATIONS) — Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: “Pink-eyed Terminators from the future.” ”Terrifying limbless chickens.” ”Your fridge will beep for more cheese.” Things Boris Johnson didn’t address with any substance: Brexit (though he mentioned it in a quip). The British…

I Tried the Cheaper iPhone 11 After Reviewing the Pro. Here’s What I Missed

Is the iPhone 11 good enough, or should you splurge for the iPhone 11 Pro?

After a Few Glitches, Samsung’s Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S.

The launch had been on hold for months after reviewers encountered problems with the folding screen.

Australia Is Using New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones

New South Wales is the world's first jurisdiction to use the technology

Facebook Says ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Suspended Over Malware, Data Misuse Concerns

The company said it has banned a few apps completely and has filed lawsuits against some

The Nintendo Switch Lite Is Ideal for Gamers on the Go

It makes frustrating compromises, but it's a great choice for commuting or traveling

With Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, Cameras are the Killer App

Most of the other upgrades are coming to other iPhones through a software update

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation

Zuckerberg testified to Congress before about privacy and election interference

Gears of War Fans Who Love Multiplayer Are Going to Love Gears 5

There's a compelling story, but let's face it, you're here for multiplayer

Borderlands 3 Is Just Fun Enough To Ignore its Mediocre Story

Don't come here expecting narrative genius

What Apple Risks By Doing Momentous Events Without Momentous News

Apple made the whiz-bang tech event world-famous. But are they still worthwhile?

Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

It is expanding the service to 6,000 U.S. cities and towns, up from 400 before

The Next Generation of Airbus Aircraft Will Track Your Bathroom Visits

At each seat, your belt will signal red for unbuckled and green when fastened

The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy poured money into making practical a miraculous technology: the ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar energy was a pipe dream, far too expensive and unreliable to be considered a practical power source. But yesterday’s moon shot is today’s reality. The expense of solar power has fallen…

Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today, From New iPhones to its Netflix Competitor

From new iPhones to its Apple TV+ Netflix competitor

How to Decide Between Apple’s New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Want a new iPhone? Here's the difference between the new models

Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’

Antitrust regulators could force Google to spin off search as a separate company, experts say

Apple Is Set to Unveil New iPhones on Tuesday. Here’s How and When to Watch

A new iPad and MacBook Pro are also expected

A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe

Antitrust investigations against big tech firms have ramped up in the U.S.

How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech

Smith will step more squarely onto the public stage with the Sept. 10 release of his first book, Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age.