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Nintendo Switch's 'VR Mode' has hidden in the system for over a year

Nintendo Switch seems to have a virtual reality feature now.<p>Hackers have discovered that a screen-splitting "VR Mode" has been hiding in Nintendo Switch's system-level firmware for over a year, Ars Technica reported. That means Nintendo may've experimented with a stereoscopic display for VR …

Virtual Reality

Sony's PlayStation VR hits 3 million systems sold. Is that a lot?

On Thursday, Sony announced that it has sold over 3 million PlayStation VR systems. While that's an impressive feat, it gives us an indication that virtual reality (still) hasn't really hit the mainstream.<p>Sony has sold over 82 million PlayStation 4 consoles. So the 3 million statistic means that …

Virtual Reality

Twitch is reportedly making a play for YouTube's top talent

Rumors this week have surfaced that Twitch is trying to encroach on YouTube’s territory by offering deals to its top stars if they’ll come and stream on Twitch instead. Twitch‘s motivation appears to be hunger for a slice of that sweet YouTube advertising pie.<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> indicates Twitch …

Internet

Elon Musk talks next-gen Tesla Roadster, hints at potentially having no mirrors, and more

Elon Musk discussed the next-gen Tesla Roadster in a new interview and hinted that the automaker could manage to find a way for owners to have cameras instead of side mirrors like on the prototype (pictured above).<p>Different versions of that technology have been around for over a decade, but it was …

Tesla

Another epic economic collapse is coming

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that.<p>This Wednesday, according to the Financial Times’s Robin Wigglesworth and Nicole Bullock, “the …

Economics

Man sentenced to 148 years in prison for forcing motel couples to have sex at gunpoint

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A woman stood and stared straight at the man who tainted her world and made it dark when he terrorized, robbed and sexually assaulted her and her male companion while at a motel six years ago and suggested his sentence should be execution.<p>"I hope you don't have the option to see …

Crime

New York University Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation’s major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won’t be saddled with six-figure debt.<p>School officials worry …

College & University

Zero Breeze is the World’s Coolest Portable Air Conditioner

Camping can be an absolute blast, but it can also be an absolute nightmare when the weather is hot and muggy. Well, now you can kiss that nightmare …

Portable

The Bugatti Divo Doesn't Look Anything Like the Chiron

Early last month, Bugatti began teasing a new model called the Divo. Named after Albert Divo, a French driver who successfully raced Bugattis in the 1920s, the car promised to be extremely rare and incredibly expensive. Until now, though, we had no idea what the Divo would look like. Even though …

Sports Cars

Fox News Mourns Aretha Franklin With Photo of Patti LaBelle

On Thursday, Fox News eulogized legendary soul singer and American icon Aretha Franklin, who died earlier this morning at the age of 76.<p>“What a life …

New Tesla Model 3 Delivered to Customer With Mismatched Door Panels

Some car companies would make you pay extra for this kind of customization.<p>Twitter/AngelaDowden<p>A tweet showing a Tesla Model 3 with mismatched door …

Tesla

'Avengers: Infinity War': Don Cheadle Confirms That Mark Ruffalo Absolutely Spoiled the Ending

Marvel Studios has learned to keep a tight clamp on Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo's mouth because he's almost guaranteed to drop major spoilers. Case in …

Marvel Universe

Georgia police taser 87-year-old grandmother who was cutting flowers for not following orders

Georgia police are defending an officer's decision to use a taser on a 87-year-old elderly woman using a knife to cut dandelions.<p>Law enforcement officials say the woman, Martha Al-Bishara, should have followed orders. But Al-Bishara does not speak English and did not understand the officer's …

Mental Disorders

Samsung CEO Confirms Folding Galaxy F Phone

While Samsung ‘accidents’ (1,2,3,4,5) did more to leak the Galaxy Note 9 than any industry-insider, now the company’s CEO has taken things to the next level by officially confirming the most radical Galaxy smartphone yet…<p>Samsung CEO DJ Koh has confirmed the company is not just developing a Galaxy …

Mobile

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.<p>The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.<p>Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 …

Aretha Franklin

Scalpers Are Already Cashing in on the PS4 Pro 500 Million System

Pre-orders went live in Europe for Sony’s highly desirable celebratory 500 million PlayStation 4 Pro today, which is limited to just 50,000 units …

PS4 Pro

Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.<p>District 27J, one of the state's larger districts, has dropped Mondays from the school week and switched to a four-day schedule as of Tuesday, the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent …

Education

Everything we know about the GeForce RTX 2080, Nvidia's next graphics card

If current indications are to be believed—those indications being signs and teasers direct from Nvidia itself—the company's next graphics card is …

Computer Hardware


The Galaxy Note 9’s display is better than any other smartphone – even the iPhone X

The Galaxy Note 9 may look a lot like last year’s Note, but it’s a lot better in every way. It’s got the high-end specs you expect from an Android …

Galaxy Note

Sony Releasing Limited Edition PS4 Pro to Celebrate 500 Million Consoles Sold

If you were a gamer in the early 90s, when (or if) you heard the term “console wars,” only Nintendo or Sega came to mind. You either had a Genesis or …

PS4 Pro

New Look at John Wick 3 Revealed

Lionsgate has released a new look at the upcoming John Wick 3: Parabellum.<p>The image, via Twitter, features the returning Laurence Fishburne and Ian …

John Wick

German couple who sold son to paedophiles on darknet jailed

A German woman has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for selling her young son on the darknet to abusers, in a case that has horrified the country and raised questions about its child protection services.<p>The 48-year-old woman and her partner, 39, a convicted paedophile, were convicted …

Sociology

Video game obsession isn’t really about the video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken the world …

Psychology

Netflix Won't Stream Marvel Movies Anymore, Starting With 'Captain Marvel'

The end is nigh. Back in 2012, Netflix and Disney made a huge blockbuster deal where Disney would lease exclusive first streaming rights to all their …

Captain Marvel

Brad Pitt Claps Back At Angelina Jolie: I’ve Given You Millions Of Dollars Since Split

Brad Pitt is hitting back hard at Angelina Jolie’s accusations that he hasn’t paid a dime in child support for their six kids. A new report claims …

Angelina Jolie

Donkey Kong villain King K. Rool is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Donkey Kong villain makes his debut Smash Bros. appearance<p><i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i>. will introduce another Donkey Kong character to the game. King K. Rool, a long-time enemy of D.K. and his simian dudes, enters the fray for the first time.<p>During today’s Super Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo …

Retrogaming

Logitech unveils ‘Powered’ iPhone 8 & iPhone X wireless charging stand designed w/ Apple

Logitech today has unveiled its latest accessory for iPhone users. Dubbed the Logitech Powered, the accessory was designed “in collaboration with Apple” and offers iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users a sleek way to wireless charge and cradle their device…<p>While there are a slew of wireless …

IPhone 8

SC woman allegedly told cops she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl' after being pulled over: report

A boozed-up South Carolina woman pulled over for blowing past a stop sign at 60 mph told cops she shouldn’t be arrested because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” according to a police report.<p>But Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw’s lecture didn’t convince officers from the Bluffton Police …

Crime

New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

Information Systems

‘Venom’ Will Own October Box Office After ‘Mowgli’ Moved Straight To Netflix

The Andy Serkis flick will no longer debut in theaters.<p><i>Venom</i> is going to rule the October box office this year now that its only real competition is …

Box Office