Alphabet’s Project Loon deploys LTE balloons in Puerto Rico

Alphabet’s Project Loon has officially deployed its LTE balloons to Puerto Rico, the team announced this afternoon. In a blog penned by Project Loon head Alastair Westgarth, the company...

Nokia’s retro 3310 3G is coming to the US for $60 on October 29th

The 3G version of Nokia’s resurrected 3310 was announced in September as theoretically working in the US, unlike the 2G version released earlier this year. But at the time...

Apple sued by Japanese company that owns Animoji trademark

A Japanese company, which owns the trademark for “Animoji” in the US, is suing Apple for using the word to name its iPhone X feature. The Tokyo-based company, Emonster, filed...

A Silent Voice shows why Kyoto Animation is one of the top animation studios

Kyoto Animation’s work isn’t quite like anyone else’s. The style of its animation and storytelling separate the studio from the majority of other Japanese companies. It’s known for high...

Razer made a webcam with a selfie light for streamers

Razer launched two new products today for streamers: the Razer Seiren X portable microphone and the Razer Kiyo webcam with a selfie light. These two products are Razer's latest...

YouTube Red greenlights a Tinder-themed romantic comedy series called Swipe Right

YouTube Red just greenlit a scripted comedy series about Tinder, Deadline reports. Swipe Right, written by and starring Carly Craig (Role Models), is about a mother and her two...

One Video: Family Don’t Matter by Young Thug

Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a...

The movement to regulate Facebook is attracting powerful new allies

This week, a bipartisan group of US senators took the first steps toward regulating online political advertising in a manner similar to the way the government already regulates these...

Say what? Playing a puzzle video game could help improve your hearing

For elderly gamers, this could be the biggest hit since Wii Sports: a new video game helped older people with hearing loss get better at tracking speech in noisy...

Pixel 2 review, Vergecast edition

The reviews are in and everybody just loves the quality OLED component Google picked for the Pixel 2 XL. They really just can't stop talking about it. And talking?...

Nintendo quietly added wireless USB headphone support in the last Switch update

Along with the ability to transfer save files and capture video, the Nintendo Switch’s 4.0 firmware update seems to have come with a hidden bonus: support for USB-based wireless...

Spotify announces a program to ‘identify and break’ new music superstars

Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars.” The promises of the program are a little vague, but Spotify...

Is Star Trek: Discovery about to copy the twist from The Trouble with Tribbles?

At first glance, the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” and the new series Star Trek: Discovery don’t have a lot in common. One...

Billboard just gave Spotify and Apple Music an advantage in chart counts

Billboard just announced that it will change the way it counts streams on its charts beginning in 2018. Next year, streams from paid subscription services like Apple Music and...

On social media, Harvey Weinstein’s downfall engenders fragile hope in a sea of hypocrisy

It has been two weeks since The New York Times published a report detailing three decades of sexual misconduct and abuse by one of Hollywood’s most powerful players, producer...