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The next 'Battlefield' drops you in WWI, launches on October 21st

EA and developer Dice today revealed the next major entry in the venerable warfare series Battlefield. Just as the rumor mill believed, the game will be set in World War I -- and the new game, appropriately, is titled Battlefield 1. "We chose the nam...

Watch the announcement of the next 'Battlefield' here

EA and DICE are ready to show the world the next Battlefield game, and today's the day. Watch the live reveal right here starting at 4PM EDT / 1PM PDT. Little is known about the setting or timeframe of the new game, though rumors abound. Get the conf...

Manus VR gloves add full-arm tracking to the HTC Vive

The Manus VR gloves were already impressive when we got our hands in them at the Game Developers Conference, but their latest feature promises an even more immersive experience. Using the HTC Vive and its motion controllers, the Manus system can trac...

Facebook can't stop lawsuit over its facial recognition software

Facebook will have to battle it out in court over a lawsuit that claims the social network's facial recognition software violates an Illinois privacy act. This week, a San Fransisco federal judge denied Facebook's motion to dismiss the case. The suit...

This weekend's Kentucky Derby will be broadcast in VR

Television networks have already broadcast boxing, basketball and other sports live in VR. Heck, we've even stepped inside a soccer game. Virtual reality is becoming a regular part of live sports coverage, and that includes horse racing. NextVR and N...

The HoloFlex is a flexible, glasses-free 3D display

Researchers at the Queen's University Human Media Lab in Ontario have developed what they claim is the "world's first holographic flexible smartphone" display. Dubbed the HoloFlex, the display uses an array of tiny lenses overlaid onto one flexible 1...

Play futuristic cops vs robbers in the 'LawBreakers' alpha

If you can't get enough of online brawls by way of Blizzard's Overwatch and Gearbox Software's Battleborn, there's a third contender out there. It's called LawBreakers, and it's the brainchild of Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski. The arena-based...

Twitch starts rolling out access to its 'Friends' feature

Last month, Twitch continued its transformation into a fully fledged social network with a feature called "Friends." And now the streaming service is opening it up to users, albeit in limited beta form. The list, which can have up to 500 people per a...

Apple Music's social features are reportedly taking a backseat

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that an Apple Music redesign is in the works for WWDC in June. 9to5Mac is now reporting that the massive overhaul also includes less focus on Connect: the service's social feature that allows artists and fans to in...

The best bookshelf speakers for most stereos

By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. To find the best bookshelf speakers for your stereo system, we considered hundreds of models, narrowed the...

Warner Music makes most of its money from streaming

The rise of streaming services has definitely changed how we consume music. It's also changing how record labels make money. In its earnings report for Q1 2016, Warner Music Group, one of three major labels alongside Sony and Universal, revealed that...

Sesame Workshop launches an experimental new YouTube channel

The organization that's made Sesame Street for nearly 50 years is now looking to branch out in a different way on YouTube. In addition to the existing Sesame Street channel, Sesame Workshop is now launching Sesame Studios, a channel specifically for...

Uber can't dodge assault lawsuit because of contract drivers

Uber drivers may legally be contractors rather than employees, but that doesn't absolve the company of liability in assault cases. A federal judge in California has denied the ride-sharing company's motion to dismiss a lawsuit for attacks against two...

West Ham United signs its first FIFA eSports pro

The FIFA video game franchise has grown into a hotly contested eSports discipline. Just like League of Legends, Dota 2 or Counter-Strike, players travel around the world to compete for coveted titles and cash prizes. Now, FIFA professional Sean "Drag...

As drones get smarter, so must their owners

On Sunday, April 17th, British Airways flight BA727 from Geneva to London was coming in to land, when the pilot saw something -- reportedly a drone -- strike the front of the aircraft. The collision was said to have happened above Richmond Park, an a...

Apple sued (again) for violating force touch patents

You probably haven't heard of Immersion, but it's a company that does two things well: haptic technology and hiring lawyers. The company is already suing Apple, claiming that the iPhone 6/6S and Apple Watch's force touch violate several of its patent...

'Uncharted' swings onto smartphones as a free puzzle game

Ready for another adventure with Nathan Drake? While you wait for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to hit store shelves, Sony hopes you'll check out its new mobile game featuring the plucky explorer. And no, it's not another endless runner. Instead, Sony h...

Microsoft's Windows Store for Business now sells apps in bulk

Microsoft has made it easier for IT administrators to buy apps for all the Windows 10 devices their companies own. Windows Store for Business, which gives these admins a way to distribute applications company-wide, now sells apps in bulk. Companies c...

ICYMI: VR manipulation and drone delivery for 3D tissue

Today on In Case You Missed It: Virtual reality researchers found a way to trick the brain into believing objects exist in the real world that only exist in the virtual one, by warping perception in a way you have to watch the video to believe.

EE's Power Bar chargers aren't coming back

A little more than a year ago EE decided to give its customers free portable battery packs in the UK. The idea was solid enough -- everyone gets a "Power Bar" for free, and can swap them for a new, fully charged replacement in any EE store. Except, t...

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