• A Huge Chinese Video App Is Charging People, Draining Their Batteries, And Exposing Data Without Their Knowledge
    by Craig Silverman on May 20, 2019 at 5:18 am

    VidMate told BuzzFeed News it was investigating the claims, but declined to share basic information about its employees and ownership.View Entire Post &rsaquo […]

  • Samsung adds One UI and battery boosts to Galaxy Watch and Gear smartwatches
    by Jackie Dove on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Samsung has updated software for its Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport, and Gear S3 watches to implement its updated and simplified One UI interface. The update also offers new watch faces, battery life improvements, and health and fitness features. The post Samsung adds One UI and battery boosts to Galaxy Watch and Gear smartwatches appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Samsung brings Galaxy Watch Active features to older smartwatches
    on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 am

    You don't have to spring for the Galaxy Watch Active to put Samsung's latest software features on your wrist. The company is rolling out an update that brings the Active's One UI interface, health features and other optimizations to the regular Gala... […]

  • YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl
    by Joseph Bernstein on May 20, 2019 at 12:25 am

    "Soph" has nearly a million followers on the giant video platform. The site's executives only have themselves to blame.View Entire Post &rsaquo […]

  • The best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now (May 2019)
    by Rick Marshall on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Amazon Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be a major undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now. The post The best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now (May 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Hackers turn tables on account hijackers by stealing forum data
    on May 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Online account hijackers received a taste of ironic punishment this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned that hackers stole the database from the popular hijacker forum OGusers on May 12th, obtaining email addresses, hashed passwords, IP addresses and... […]

  • Best new shows and movies to stream: Game of Thrones finale, Veep, and more
    by Will Nicol on May 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Game of Thrones, Veep, Fleabag, and Easy all come to their ends. The post Best new shows and movies to stream: Game of Thrones finale, Veep, and more appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • The best shows on Amazon Prime right now (May 2019)
    by Rick Marshall on May 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime. The post The best shows on Amazon Prime right now (May 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns
    on May 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both... […]

  • Required gamer viewing: The history of M2’s Japanese retro-port empire
    by Sam Machkovech on May 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    The story of one studio, dedicated to preserving Japan's best console, arcade games. […]

  • Chevy tests a crossover utility version of its Bolt EV
    on May 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Chevy has talked about producing more electric crossovers besides the Bolt EV, and it now appears much closer to fulfilling that goal. Our sister site Autoblog has obtained photos and video of Chevy testing a more utility-focused crossover, rumored... […]

  • Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store
    by Ron Amadeo on May 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Trump's Huawei ban means no early access to Android Q, no Google app ecosystem. […]

  • Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold
    by Aaron Mamiit on May 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies since it was launched 10 years ago, across all platforms where it is available. The milestone may make it the best-selling video game in history. The post Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • 'Overwatch' third anniversary event kicks off May 21st
    on May 19, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Blizzard is holding its third Overwatch anniversary event on May 21st, and this year the focus appears to be on welcoming in as many as people as possible. The occasion will revive many seasonal cosmetics, Arcade brawls, emotes and skins, but it'll... […]

  • How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers
    by Luke Dormehl on May 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    What if the creators of Super Mario World, PowerPoint, and even Magic: The Gathering had accidentally created tools hiding a general-purpose computer in plain sight? Turns out they have. The post How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws
    by Aaron Mamiit on May 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    The massive update for Red Dead Online as it left beta added poker, among many other things, to the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Some players can't access the card game though, due to the gambling laws of their country. The post Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Google suspends Huawei's Android support (updated)
    on May 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration's de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and s... […]

  • The best Ethernet cables for 2019
    by Jon Martindale on May 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    While our world may be transitioning to wireless connectivity, Ethernet connections are still faster and less prone to lag times than traditional Wi-Fi networks. Here are five of the best Ethernet cables you can buy. The post The best Ethernet cables for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Motorola One Vision vs. Nokia 7.1: Which is the best budget phone for you?
    by Simon Hill on May 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    If you're trying to decide whether the Motorola One Vision or the Nokia 7.1 would be a better buy, then we've got you covered with this comparison. Find out exactly what sets these Android phones apart and which is best for you. The post Motorola One Vision vs. Nokia 7.1: Which is the best budget phone for you? appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • It’s time for you to stop using dryer sheets. Here’s why
    by AJ Dellinger on May 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Dryer sheets might make your clothes feel softer and smell nicer, but there's a downside to using them. They reduce the absorbency of your towels, disable the wicking capabilities of activewear, and cause lint buildup. The post It’s time for you to stop using dryer sheets. Here’s why appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Many of the Brexit Party's Twitter followers appear to be bots
    on May 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    It's not shocking to see Twitter bots latch on to a political campaign, but it's not often they do so soon after a campaign starts -- let alone on a large scale. That appears to be the case with the UK's Brexit Party, however. The no-deal EU withdr... […]

  • The best Nintendo Switch games you can get for under $20
    by Gabe Gurwin on May 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Besides its great AAA games, the Nintendo Switch also has plenty of cheaper options. Here are some great Nintendo Switch games under $20, including some new versions of old classics. The post The best Nintendo Switch games you can get for under $20 appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Friendly cube robot Bumble passes its first hardware test aboard the ISS
    by Georgina Torbet on May 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    There are some unexpected guests aboard the International Space Station (ISS): cute cube robots called Astrobees. Now the first Astrobee robot has undergone hardware tests to check whether its subsystems are working correctly. The post Friendly cube robot Bumble passes its first hardware test aboard the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • The best bike phone mount
    on May 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    By Amy Roberts This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to bike phone mounts. Using a... […]

  • The moon is shrinking as it loses heat, new images reveal
    by Georgina Torbet on May 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    New research suggests the Moon is shrinking. NASA scientists have used data from their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera to look at wrinkles in the surface of the Moon which are formed as it loses heat and shrinks in size. The post The moon is shrinking as it loses heat, new images reveal appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • The best PS4 games (May 2019)
    by Gabe Gurwin on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you. The post The best PS4 games (May 2019) appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • The best software for filing your taxes — because you can never be too early
    by Tyler Lacoma on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The best tax software offers a variety of services for saving money, completing your taxes at top speed, or getting advice for more complex tax scenarios that you haven't had to deal with before. The post The best software for filing your taxes — because you can never be too early appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat
    on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    This April Fools' Day, Impossible Foods was behind a prank video. Customers in a St Louis branch of Burger King were surreptitiously filmed eating the restaurant's flagship Whopper. First they rhapsodized about their love for beef. Then they were tol... […]

  • Impossible Foods' next product is sausage
    on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    After three years of selling convincing plant-based burgers, Impossible Foods is on the verge of releasing its next product: sausage. We first learned about and tried the product during a trip to Impossible's headquarters in Redwood City, CA -- whic... […]

  • Next Apex Legends patch will fix Gibraltar’s sticky shield and hit registration
    by Aaron Mamiit on May 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Respawn is set to roll out a new patch for Apex Legends early this week. The update will look to fix several issues in the game, including Gibraltar's sticky shield, the Fortified passive ability, and incorrect hit registration. The post Next Apex Legends patch will fix Gibraltar’s sticky shield and hit registration appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Two galaxies play tug of war in this spectacular Hubble image
    by Georgina Torbet on May 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Hubble has captured evidence of a nearby galactic neighbor affecting the the shape and star production of a galaxy. The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 has been pulled into an unusual shape due to the nearby and much larger galaxy NGC 4490. The post Two galaxies play tug of war in this spectacular Hubble image appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Creators of WhatsApp attack software face lawsuit from Amnesty International
    by Georgina Torbet on May 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    This week a spyware attack was launched on WhatsApp. Now the Israeli firm linked to that attack is facing a lawsuit from human rights NGO Amnesty International, alleging their software has been used to surveil human rights defenders. The post Creators of WhatsApp attack software face lawsuit from Amnesty International appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Researchers Say Many Of The Brexit Party’s Twitter Followers Aren’t Behaving Like Genuine Voters
    by Alex Spence on May 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    High volumes. Short intervals. Odd times of day. Twitter thinks this is the online behaviour of regular British voters, but researchers have raised doubts.View Entire Post &rsaquo […]

  • World of Warcraft Classic beta testers confusing old-school features for bugs
    by Aaron Mamiit on May 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Blizzard released a "not a bug" list for World of Warcraft Classic, as beta testers apparently kept reporting intended features. The list includes the "Your skill in Protection increased to 15" message that appears upon leveling up. The post World of Warcraft Classic beta testers confusing old-school features for bugs appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • See a fly-over of Mars and track the path Curiosity will take up Mount Sharp
    by Georgina Torbet on May 19, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    A new animation from NASA shows a fly-over of Mount Sharp on Mars, the location where the Curiosity rover is currently exploring. It also shows the path that Curiosity will take over the next few years. The post See a fly-over of Mars and track the path Curiosity will take up Mount Sharp appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Treyarch takes over 2020 Call of Duty, will make Black Ops 5
    by Aaron Mamiit on May 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Treyarch is taking over development for the 2020 Call of Duty, which will be Black Ops 5, Kotaku reported. Raven was initially leading the project alongside Sledgehammer, but the two studios frequently got into arguments. The post Treyarch takes over 2020 Call of Duty, will make Black Ops 5 appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Semi-autonomous and always available: A peek into the near future of car rental
    by Arthur Orduna on May 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Soon we will see connected rental fleets with a dedicated lane at airports for self-driving cars, where drivers control the car to the airport, and then the empty car drives itself to the rental lot. The post Semi-autonomous and always available: A peek into the near future of car rental appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • After Math: Goodbye, Grumpy Cat, whoa oh oh
    on May 19, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Terrible news, everyone! The internet's favorite maladjusted kitteh has gone to the Great Cat Tree in the sky after succumbing to a urinary tract infection earlier this week. She -- yes, Grumpy Cat was a girl -- will be missed. Likewise, Cray Superco... […]

  • The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus—how does American luxury stack up?
    by Eric Bangeman on May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Lincoln goes all-in on luxury with the $67,000 Black Label Nautilus. […]

  • Game of Thrones’ end is nigh: Here’s what GoT fans should watch next
    by Rick Marshall on May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    With HBO bringing its hit series Game of Thrones to a conclusion, audiences are going to have a Westeros-sized space open up in their regular viewing schedule. These series are a good place to start finding your next TV obsession. The post Game of Thrones’ end is nigh: Here’s what GoT fans should watch next appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • The best Nintendo Switch exclusives
    by Gabe Gurwin on May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Who doesn't love a good Nintendo game? If you're looking for great first-party titles for your Nintendo Switch, take a look at our list of the very best exclusives available right now. The post The best Nintendo Switch exclusives appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets
    by Ars Staff on May 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    While not as innovative as its mobile brethren, new release closes the gap with Vivaldi. […]

  • The best bezel-less phones cut all the right corners without losing space
    by Simon Hill on May 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    As the smartphone industry marches toward a bezel-less future, we compare the shrinking bezels on the latest and greatest devices. Find out which manufacturers have the smallest bezels on their smartphone as we compare them side by side. The post The best bezel-less phones cut all the right corners without losing space appeared first on Digital Trends. […]

  • How tech companies are shaping the rules governing AI
    by WIRED on May 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Industry group urges EU policymakers not to draw "red lines" around specific uses of AI. […]

  • Group accuses EU internet providers of violating net neutrality
    on May 19, 2019 at 11:55 am

    The European Union has had net neutrality regulations in place since 2016, but some are concerned that internet service providers are playing fast and loose with those rules. A group of 45 advocate organizations, companies and individuals (including... […]

  • NASA's Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space
    on May 19, 2019 at 6:36 am

    NASA just inched closer to having robots take care of spacecraft. The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Space Stat... […]

  • Google rolls out a refreshed, more personal Smart Display interface
    on May 19, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Google introduced an updated Smart Display interface alongside the Nest Hub Max, and now you don't need that new hardware to see what the fuss is about. The 9to5Google team has discovered that Google is rolling out the refreshed interface to the Nest... […]

  • Google Has A Secret Page That Records All The Things You've Bought Online
    by Katie Notopoulos on May 19, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Gmail's "Purchases" page collects and sorts out all of your online shopping and in-app purchase receipts.View Entire Post &rsaquo […]

  • Arduino's new Nano board family is more powerful and affordable
    on May 19, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Arduino's Nano line will soon welcome four new products. They're all small boards like the classic one, making Nano a family of small boards meant for compact projects. All the new boards boast low energy consumption and processors more powerful than... […]

  • Pornhub Is "Extremely Interested" In Acquiring Tumblr
    by Ryan Broderick on May 19, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Pornhub confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is interested in acquiring Tumblr after news broke that Verizon is looking to sell the blogging platform.View Entire Post &rsaquo […]