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Gaming

Sony patent for PS5 could eliminate loading screens altogether

Game developers have found ways to mask loading screens, and a new Sony patent for the PS5 could take things another step. This patent shares a method that change how we experience the moment-to-moment traversal in video games.
Photography

Sandmarc crams cinematic video flare into a tiny iPhone anamorphic lens

Looking for some unique flare for your iPhone videos? The Sandmarc iPhone Anamorphic lens captures a wider aspect ratio, oval bokeh, and horizontal flare. The new iPhone lens, designed for video, uses a clip or case-style attachment.
Emerging Tech

Hormone boosts could help astronauts from losing muscle on long space journeys

Reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions can cause extreme muscle loss. Special hormone treatments may be able to help. Here's why that's of growing importance for space travel.
Gaming

343 Industries says first beta for Halo: Reach on PC will be next week

After a delay, 343 Industries is following through on its promise to send out beta invites for Halo: Reach on PC. Some PC gamers will be getting a first taste of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC next week.
Movies & TV

Apple's plans to take on Netflix by cranking out Oscar-friendly movies

Apple has an ambitious slate of original programming it has been developing, and now we know where we'll be able to see it. Apple confirmed its new subscription service, Apple TV Plus, and revealed some of the projects it will air.
Movies & TV

Final trailer for Stranger Things season 3 debuts, and it hints at a new enemy

Netflix released the final trailer for season 3 of Stranger Things, which premieres July 4 on the streaming service and has the gang from Hawkins facing off against another threat from the Upside Down.
Mobile

Leaks claim to reveal a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Tesla Special Edition

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may not be very far away now, but there are still surprises in store for us. According to a post on Weibo, Samsung will be teaming up with Tesla to offer a Galaxy Note 10 Tesla Edition.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything we know

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range isn't exactly old, but Samsung is already working on the next big release. Details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are making their way online, and we've gathered them all for you.
Mobile

Renders claim to show a mint green Pixel 4 -- but are they what they seem?

Rumors abound about the Google Pixel 4, Google's next Pixel phone following the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a. Getting around the leaks, Google straight-up teased an image of the back of the phone. Here's what you need to know.
Emerging Tech

Blue Origin test fires the engine that could help it land on the moon

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has carried out a test firing of its BE-7 engine, the propulsion system which it hopes will help humankind to land on the moon for the first time since 1972.
Cars

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai top 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai took the top three spots in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, while Jaguar ranked lowest. J.D. Power surveys owners for problems with new vehicles.
Cars

Study finds motorists overestimate Autopilot’s capabilities; Tesla disagrees

Research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds many motorists are confused about the semi-autonomous driving aids found in cars. They often think the systems are more capable than they truly are.
Mobile

Google cancels upcoming Pixel Slate, abandons plans for future Chrome OS tablets

It's bad news if you were looking forward to new Google-built Chrome OS tablets, as Google has officially ceased production on two new devices. This means we won't be seeing any new tablets from Google any time soon.
Emerging Tech

Walmart using A.I.-powered cameras to spot dodgy shoppers at self-checkouts

Walmart is using computer vision technology at some of its stores in an effort to spot sneaky behavior at its self-checkout counters. The A.I.-powered cameras automatically identify any dodgy activity and then alert staff.
News

Uh…are smartphones really making young people grow horns?

People are getting “tech neck” from overusing their smartphones, but now there’s evidence that suggests young people might be growing actual horns because of phone use. 
News

This ridiculous GE video shows just how tough troubleshooting smart bulbs can be

A video instructing customers how to get through the 11-step process to factory reset a General Electric smart bulb shows just how ridiculous fixing some connected appliances can be. You have to turn the bulb off and on again...eleven…
Gaming

Xbox head confirms one version of Project Scarlett in development

Old statements from Microsoft have people wondering if multiple versions of the next Xbox are in the works. Phil Spencer confirmed in an interview that only one Project Scarlett is being developed for the next generation.
Home Theater

Amazon takes on Roku with new Fire TV Edition TVs supporting Dolby Vision

Amazon has announced new Fire TV Edition TVs with Dolby Vision support, which should allow for impressive HDR contrast from a growing collection of Dolby Vision content. The company has also announced a pop up at the Dolby Soho space in New…