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Star Trek: Discovery: Spock confirmed and more revelations from Comic-Con 2018

Star Trek: Discovery will bring on the franchise's most famous Vulcan for its second season.<p>Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed Spock would appear when the show comes back in January. But a trailer shown to the crowds at a San Diego Comic-Con panel suggested Spock wouldn't show up right …

Star Trek

Batman's Classic Costume Returns This Summer

Superman isn't the only DC hero to go back to his classic look in 2018. Batman will also be returning to his pre-New 52 costume, trunks and all.<p>That …

Detective Comics

Ghost Recon Wildlands to Add Permadeath Mode

Can You Survive the Best Ghost Recon Wildlands Has to Offer?<p>Another year brings another Special Operation update in <i>Ghost Recon Wildlands</i>, with …

Gaming Industry

Top 10 greatest ever concept cars

Visions of the future that have already passed into history. Some are a touch mind-boggling (what were they thinking!) but some are simply awesome

Auto Shows

Amazon Prime Video Is Getting A Great New Feature

Ever since iTunes on the latest Apple TV joined other streaming services such as VUDU, Netflix and Rakuten in offering support for the high quality Dolby Atmos sound format, Amazon Prime Video has been left looking increasingly left behind on the sound quality front.<br>So it hasn’t really come as a …

Dolby Atmos

Starting this weekend, SpaceX is about to land a whole lot more rockets

Space Exploration

The Deadwood Movie Is Definitely Maybe Sort of Probably Happening

Robin Weigert is doing the interview rounds for her new show, <i>Dietland</i>, and on the way she gave the Los Angeles Times an update on the status of the …

Los Angeles

How to make a website that fits inside its own link

Quick question: If you wanted to publish a quick one-page website right now, how would you do it? You’d either put it up on a service like Tumblr, or you’d have to register a domain name, find a host, and Zzzzzzzz. But what if you could just create that web page, then zip it up into its own link? …

Web Servers

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Ubisoft isn't just relying on cameos from aliens and iconic game characters to inject extra life into <i>Ghost Recon Wildlands</i>. When the Special Operation 2 pack arrives on July 24th, it'll include a Ghost Mode that adds some high-stakes realism. For one, death is permanent -- if your character falls …

Gaming Industry

In the First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, the U.S.S. Enterprise Boldly Arrives

<i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>’s debut season concluded with a shocking blast from the franchise’s past: the original series’ <i>Enterprise</i>, face-to-face with …

Science Fiction

Microsoft's Xbox business hits the magic $10B

Microsoft's announced on July 19 that its gaming division had a bumper year, reaching $10 billion in revenue for the full year, ending June 30.<p>GamesIndustry.biz reports that while Microsoft's revenues are up year-on-year, they don't quite reach the lofty heights of Sony's game and network services …

Xbox

SpaceX ramps up rollout of its new Falcon 9 rocket fleet

SpaceX plans to launch its second "block 5" Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, during the early morning hours on Sunday and land it on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic a short time later.<p>The rocket will be conducting a fairly routine commercial mission, delivering …

Space Travel

90,000 Bans Later, Steam Just Witnessed Its Biggest Anti-Cheat Purge

Valve’s Ban Rate Has Increased Exponentially<p>In just two days time, Valve has banned 90,000 users on Steam. So far this year, the company has banned …

Call of Duty

Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor

I’ve been working with an ugly but functional lopsided two-monitor setup for years, and while it has served me well, I can’t say the new generation of ultra-wide monitors hasn’t tempted me. But the truth is they just aren’t wide enough. Or rather, they <i>weren’t</i>.<p>Samsung has just blown my mind with a …

Gear & Gadgets

Breathtaking photos show Saturn's moon in a new light

Photos of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, have typically captured the muted, apricot tones of its nitrogen-rich atmosphere. But thanks to more than a decade of data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft, new photographs of an atmosphere-free Titan can show us the mesmerizing beauty of its surface.<p>To …

Astronomy

Schools in England to teach about same-sex relationships and gender identity

Schools in England will be directed to teach pupils about issues including gender identity and same-sex marriage, under new draft government guidance.<p>…

Education

As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist

After 50 years of success, Europe's main spaceport reaches a crossroads.<p>KOUROU, French Guiana—White light flooded in through large windows behind …

Space Exploration

MacTrast Deals: USB Wall Charger With Hidden Camera

- Jul 20, 2018<p>The LizaCam USB Wall Charger With Hidden Camera is disguised as a humble wall charger, but includes a hidden camera to help you keep …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.<p>Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March …

Social Media

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Smart Homes

Opinion: It’s long past time for Apple to fix its three biggest iCloud problems

My colleague Bradley Chambers recently wrote that his single biggest disappointment with WWDC was that Apple made no move to announce an upgrade to the 5GB free iCloud tier.<p>One of our readers, Sahil Malik, made a wry comment on the $6,699 maximum cost of the new MacBook Pro:<p>I hope it still includes …

MacBook Pro

AT&T names three more of the dozen cities to get mobile 5G this year

AT&T promised in January to launch mobile 5G service in a dozen cities by the end of the year, though without naming any of them at the time. It later named three of them, and has now added the next three …<p>It said in February that Dallas, Atlanta and Waco were all in line to get access to the …

Telecoms

ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons announces solo album, The Big Bad Blues

The mix of originals and classic blues covers is out on Sept 21<p><b>ZZ Top</b> frontman <b>Billy F Gibbons</b> has announced that his new solo album, <b>The Big Bad …

Guitar

Rep. Tim Ryan: Marijuana should be legal in all 50 states

<b>(CNN) —</b> The year Donald Trump was elected President, more Americans were arrested for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined. Moreover, the ACLU found that even though African-Americans use marijuana at similar rates to white Americans, they are almost four times more likely to …

Cannabis

ASUS offers 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Friday announced that the 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will be available for …

Mobile Technology

Meet the $40 wireless keyboard you never need to charge

Imagine having all the convenience of a wireless keyboard and the top-notch typing experience of a Logitech keyboard without ever having to worry …

Tech Trends

McDonald's and Starbucks to create a compostable cup

Starbucks and McDonald's are high street competitors as far as selling coffee on the go is concerned, but they've put their differences aside to …

McDonald's

Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 million has been discovered after being lost …

South Korea

This $100 Fake iPhone X Sure Looks Real

If you're in China and think the deal on the iPhone X you're seeing just can't be beaten, you might want to think again.<p>In a feature published …

Google Play