One of the biggest reveals to come out of Google I/O two weeks ago was Google Home, a voice-activated virtual assistant meant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Echo. The device was met with a great deal of fanfare, but a new report from The Information might be enough to put a little damper on the excitement.
Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe might be the most ambitious shared universe ever attempted, but it’s certainly not the first. In fact, there are dozens of movies throughout the history of cinema with unexpected connections (some more tenuous than others) that you might never have noticed.
Just days before E3 2016, Microsoft has dropped the price of the Xbox One down to $299. Although the console has dipped down to that price range in the past, it was always for special events and promotions. This discount is also listed as lasting “for a limited time,” but the timing is very interesting.
You might want to temper your expectations for the first Star Wars spinoff film.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still scheduled to release on December 16th, but sources tell Page Six that the highly anticipated spinoff will require expensive reshoots over the summer as the film isn’t shaping up nearly as well as Disney had expected.
Earlier this month, Nvidia unveiled two new graphics cards that were both surprisingly cheap and incredibly powerful. We’ve already seen plenty of praise for the new flagship GTX 1080, but what about the more affordable GTX 1070? Can it provide a significant boost in performance at a fraction of the cost?
As has become the norm for his talk show appearances, it was a relatively mellow affair, with Trump avoiding any of the colorful language or boisterous claims that draw crowds to his rallies all across the country, but there was one moment in particular that stood out like a sore thumb among the rest of the banter.
One of the best things about the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the writers and directors are free to make clever references to comics, TV shows and other movies. Some are painfully obvious, but others require a highly trained eye for detail to pick out, occasionally requiring viewers to pause and take a closer look.
Augmented reality might factor in to the future of firefighting.
This week, a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, revealed the smart visor they have been working on that will help firefighters see through smoke and darkness while simultaneously freeing up their hands and allowing them to do their jobs with less constraints.
Much like the characters featured in the game itself, Ghost Recon Wildlands has been surprisingly hard to find over the past several months. After being unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year, Wildlands immediately went into hiding, with nary a screenshot or a trailer to be found.
In fact, I’d nearly forgotten the game even existed. Until today. More →
We probably didn’t need a survey to confirm this, but the 10,000 consumers polled for the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings agree that TV and internet service providers are the most hated industries in the United States. More →