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Watch Nintendo's E3 2017 event in under 7 minutes

The E3 Nintendo Spotlight earlier today delivered a load of announcements in about half an hour. We're all busy people, and you might not have time to watch the entire event to catch up on the news. Now you don't have to. We've cut down the the finer points to a clip that's less than seven minutes. …

Gaming

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing customer management

A few years back, cloud computing transformed customer management, giving every small and medium business access to unified data and communication platforms without the need to make heavy investments in IT infrastructure and staff. This time around, the next revolution in the space is being driven …

Eero upgrades its mesh WiFi system with more power

Last year, Eero launched an all-in-one WiFi solution that aims to rid your house of dead spots forever. Each Eero hub combines the functions of a router, a range extender and a repeater, and once you combine two or more together, you essentially create a wireless mesh network for the home. Since …

Wi-Fi

'Transference' wants to scare you out of ever playing VR again

Today, we look at virtual reality mostly as a means of entertainment -- but the technology introduces some interesting questions. Can virtual experience be used to treat PTSD? Could it be used to create false memories? The idea of VR as a tool for "hacking" the brain seems to be the idea behind …

Virtual Reality

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 out this holiday

Tons of new gameplay revealed<p><i>Xenoblade Chronicles 2</i> will launch on Nintendo Switch during the 2017 holiday season. That makes it one of the marquee Switch games for the system’s first holiday period, which is why Nintendo gave it plenty of airtime during its E3 2017 Direct presentation.<p>The sequel …

Logitech Announces 'Circle 2' Home Security Camera With HomeKit Compatibility

Logitech today announced a follow-up to its popular Circle home camera, debuting the Circle 2. The Circle 2 builds on the features built into the original Circle camera, with Logitech introducing HomeKit support and two separate models, both wired and wire-free for different uses around the …

Self-driving cars to prove their mettle on an Ohio highway

When you think of American states that are crucial to the future of transportation, you probably think of California, Michigan and maybe Nevada. Ohio, however, is determined to put itself on the map. Thanks to a mix of federal and local funds, the state is wiring a 35-mile portion of Route 33 for …

Autonomous Cars

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Augmented Reality

There are more cases of measles in Minnesota now than in all of the US last year, thanks to anti-vaxxers

This doesn’t look good<p>Minnesota is grappling with 73 cases of measles right now — more cases than the entire country had last year. The outbreak is thanks to people who don’t vaccinate their children, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. These people wrongly believe a debunked theory …

Google Home is now available for preorder in Canada

If you live in Canada, you can now preorder a Google Home device. In an ironic twist, Google has beaten Amazon to Canada when it comes to smart assistants — the Echo still isn’t available in the country, despite being available for two years in the US.<p>The Google Home will cost $179 in Canada, right …

SpaceX sticks 11th rocket landing after launching first used Dragon capsule

Five ground landings attempted and five ground landings achieved<p>Another one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed back on Earth this evening after launching cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. This time, the rocket touched down at the company’s landing site at Cape …

Spring Focus

This spring is off to a fast start. I have had a few trips already. I got back from Manila on Saturday and just landed in Bangkok now. Off to LA in a …

Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve

One thing was very clear at Computex: It's going to be a transformational year for computing. We're seeing several trends from the past few years -- like the move toward thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing -- evolve in new and intriguing ways. It was a surprising …

Laptops

SpaceX re-launches a Dragon capsule for the first time

SpaceX is no longer limited to reusing rockets -- it's reusing capsules, too. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule (namely, one last used in September 2014) as part of a resupply mission to the International Space Station. While the vehicle isn't as complex …

Major identity manager breach exposes sensitive user info

Identity and password management services are, in theory, supposed to improve your security by promoting tough-to-guess passwords and otherwise keeping logins under lock and key. However, the concentration of high-value data also makes them a juicy target for hackers -- and OneLogin is finding that …

Capcom sent us a VCR and creepy video tape for Resident Evil 7

Does anyone know how to use one of these things?<p>We get sent a lot of unnecessary promotional items for video games, but usually they’re like little action figures or pins or stickers. This has to be one of the stranger packages we’ve received in the four years since Polygon launched.<p>This evening, a …

The Start

Welcome 2017! Yesterday I wrapped up 3 weeks of leave today and headed back to work. I never used to be able to take time off at year so it's nice to …

Amazon asks the FCC for permission to run secret wireless tests

Amazon has a mysterious experimental project that it wants to start testing, based on the application it sent to the FCC that Business Insider found. The e-commerce giant has requested for permission to test a wireless communication technology for five months in preparation for research scheduled …

Sony's new PlayStation headset is premium in name alone

There's no shortage of gaming headsets on the market, and in an effort to distinguish themselves, manufacturers are turning to gimmicks to stand out from the competition. Sony, for example, has several PlayStation-branded pairs, and now it's adding another to the mix, in hopes that 3D audio will be …

Virtual Reality

Windows 10 is about to get a high-performance Game Mode

Microsoft made a big fuss out of the Windows 10 Creators Update's gaming features, and it's nearly ready to start delivering on them... including some that have remained mysterious. The company has revealed that it'll start trotting out a largely unknown Windows 10 Game Mode as part of Insider …

Google Maps Users Can Now Book and Pay for Uber Rides Without Ever Leaving the App

Google is rolling out an update to Google Maps for iOS that lets users request a ride from Uber without ever having to leave the app.<p>Previously, users of Maps could get a ride cost estimate and start the process of hailing a ride, but would eventually be kicked into the Uber app proper for …

Three Takata executives charged in global airbag scandal

It's official: The US Department of Justice has indicted three Takata Corporation executives -- Shinichi Tanaka, Hideo Nakajima and Tsuneo Chikaraishi -- on charges that they knowingly falsified safety reports in an effort to continue selling airbags the company knew were unsafe. The DoJ is also …

Consumer Reports Reverses Course, Recommends MacBook Pro Following New Testing After Apple Bug Fix

Consumer Reports is out with an updated report on the 2016 MacBook Pro, and following retesting, the magazine is now recommending Apple's latest notebooks.<p>In the new test, conducted running a beta version of macOS that fixes the Safari-related bug that caused erratic battery life in the original …

Nintendo Switch pre-orders are now live

The hybrid console will go for $299<p>Nintendo Switch pre-orders are now live. Walmart is currently taking pre-orders, along with Best Buy. Pre-orders for certain games, like <i>Splatoon 2</i> and <i>Super Mario Odyssey</i><i>,</i> are also live on Amazon. You can also pre-order the console at GameStop and Target.<p>Prior to …

'Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' lands on Switch at launch

Game consoles don't tend to have stand-out, killer software at launch, but Nintendo is bucking the trend again. <i>The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild</i> will be released in concert with the console itself March 3rd. Not picking up the new console? The game comes out the same day for the Wii U. If this …

The Future of OFFLINE Gaming

Two Top-Three Riders Sent To Hospital After Brutal Dakar Rally Stage

Today’s Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally has been especially hard on motorcyclists. In addition to Simon Marcic, who collided with Stéphane Peterhansel …

Motorcycles

Nintendo Switch: all of the news announced in Tokyo

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Nintendo Switch: all of the news announced in Tokyo<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>At an hour-long event in Tokyo, Nintendo finally provided an in-depth look at its next piece of hardware, the Nintendo Switch. Not only did the company announce the …

Nintendo Switch Details, Online Paid Service Confirmed

Information was brief.<p>Nintendo Switch online services were explained during Nintendo's Live Event. Though Nintendo didn't announce the price, they …

Nintendo Switch will get its own paid online service

Nintendo is launching its own PSN and Xbox Live competitor<p>Nintendo is joining the likes of Sony and Microsoft and launching its own paid online subscription service for the new Switch console. Details are thin beyond staples like voice chat, but the company confirmed at its Switch launch event in …