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Facebook will allow users to opt out of letting Facebook collect their browsing history

It’s arguably the company’s biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.<p>Facebook users will soon be able to opt out of one of Facebook’s key data gathering practices: Its collection and use of people’s web browsing history, which the company uses to sell targeted ads.<p>Facebook …

Privacy

Sony giving free Netflix with PlayStation Plus subscriptions

Sony has started offering free Netflix subscription to those who pay for a whole year’s subscription of PlayStation Plus. First reported by NDTV, the …

Kevin Feige explains how Infinity Stones grew out of MCU MacGuffins and why Thanos had to wait

This weekend, The Mad Titan finally takes his rightful place upon the throne of the MCU as <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> opens wide. But even though the …

There's One Thing I Can Never Forgive Captain America: The Winter Soldier for

<i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> is a pretty good Captain America movie. It’s not my favorite <i>Captain America</i> movie—as I’ve written before, I have …

Star Wars Resistance Is the Next Lucasfilm Animated Series and the Details Are Absolutely Incredible

After <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> came to an end earlier this year, we knew the next chapter of <i>Star Wars</i> animation was close, and now we know exactly what it is. …

No way out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' planets may be trapped by gravity

"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study reveals how difficult it would be for any aliens on these exoplanets to explore space.<p>To launch the equivalent of an Apollo moon …

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo SwitchFreedom to have fun. Wherever. Whenever. Buy now<p>Features Online service Nintendo Switch games Family fun Accessories Nintendo Labo Buy …

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige on Why the Decision to Withhold Avengers 4 Title 'Backfired'

"It's gotten entirely out of hand."<p>Marvel Studios' decision to withhold the official title of Avengers 4 was done in an attempt to keep the spotlight …

Marvel Universe

Uwe Boll Threatens Legal Action Against ‘Rampage’, Demands Warner Bros. Change The Title

Known for adapting video games for film, Uwe Boll isn’t too happy with Warner Bros. and New Line’s upcoming action pic <i>Rampage</i> starring Dwayne …

All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2018

April Fools’ Day is upon us, and as happens every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself. The company releases all sorts of jokes, ranging from the ridiculously lame to the very clever, spanning the simple blog post or video to the elaborate gag or new feature. It’s a very Google-specific …

Jokes

FFXIV - Gathering Outdoors

GATHER ON THE GO<p>FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO brings the thrilling experience of gathering to wherever you are, transforming your location into a …

Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows

Cloud and AI are Microsoft’s future bets<p>”We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella three years ago. At the time, Microsoft was unveiling more details about Windows 10, and surprising people with …

Windows 10

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

South-east Asia

Stardew Valley Publisher's New Harry Potter-Like RPG Has A New Name

Chucklefish, the publisher of the beloved farming sim Stardew Valley, has announced a name for its upcoming magical school RPG. The mysterious title formerly known as Project Spellbound has now been christened WitchBrook.<p>Chucklefish CEO Finn Brice announced the game's new name on Twitter. While he …

Harry Potter

How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Netflix Just Released Two Terrifying New Horror Movies You Don't Want To Miss

The growth of Netflix as both a production studio and distributor has been so fast that it's strange to think that it's only been five years since the company produced its first show. Since then, the service has delivered an incredible amount of original movie and episodic content, both its own …

Horror

Sega Genesis Classics Collection Announced For PS4 And Xbox One, But Not Nintendo Switch

Sega has confirmed it will be releasing its Sega Genesis Classics Collection for PS4 and Xbox One this spring. It'll include more than 50 games from the company's iconic 16-bit system Genesis (or Mega Drive, for those outside North America). Fans can expect Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog …

Retrogaming

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

El Salvador

Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop

All around me in this Seattle corner shop, people are grabbing items off the shelves, shoving them into bags or pockets, and bolting for the door. It would feel like well-mannered looting if not for the hi-tech gates where shoppers have to swipe in with their smartphones.<p>This is the first day that …

eCommerce

Take a look at Nintendo’s HQ nearly 130 years ago

Nintendo in the Meiji period<p>Nearly a century before Nintendo became synonymous with video games, the company operated as a producer of Hanafuda, or “flower cards,” in a modest building in Kyoto, Japan. A rediscovered photo provides a clear look at this moment in the company’s history.<p>The photo was …

The Game Boy Is The Next Classic Nintendo Product Coming Back To Stores

With other reissued classic Nintendo products like the NES Classic, the Famicom Mini, and the SNES Classic becoming bestsellers (prompting another reissue of the NES Classic), it was only a matter of time before some iteration of the Game Boy made its way back to our hearts (and hands).<p>Hyperkin, …

Retrogaming

Microsoft launches super-speedy cloud networking out of beta

Microsoft gave its cloud customers a free speed boost today with the launch of an Accelerated Networking feature that’s been in beta for almost a year and a half. When customers turn it on, their Azure compute instances will get access to up to 30 Gbps of network throughput.<p>Accelerated Networking …

Networking

How to Watch the First Blue Moon Eclipse in 150 Years

January 31 will bring a celestial event known as a blue moon, an occurrence that happens every two to three years. While interesting on its own, the …

Original Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Just Got Updated, 12 Years After Launch

EA's Star Wars Battlefront II may have launched towards the end of last year, but that hasn't stopped the original Star Wars: Battlefront II from being improved. The classic game has just received a new update on PC, over 12 years after its launch.<p>The patch is relatively minor: Disney says it …

Nintendo Reportedly Encouraging Mature Titles on Switch

"Different content is meant for different audiences."<p>Nintendo may be encouraging producers of more mature and violent games to bring their content …

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Making Edible Gelatin Robots That Can Function Inside Your Body

In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are …

6 sex positions to take your orgasms to the next level

Switch. It. Up.<p>Want to take your sex positions and orgasms to the next level? Try these six sex positions from Cosmo's Sexy Sutra: 101 Epic Sex Positions which is out now (Chronicle Books). They can obvs be done with a male or male-bodied partner, or a partner of any gender identity wearing a …

Sausages

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

Virginia Beach

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe