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Intel accused of age discrimination

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Intel, one of the grand old statesmen of the tech world, is under investigation for potential age discrimination in its approach to layoffs initiated in 2016, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. At the heart of the matter is the perception and allegation that Intel sought to get rid of older employees and […]

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GameCube cult classic Killer7 is coming to PC this fall

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Killer7, one of the weirdest games ever to see release on a Nintendo platform, is getting remastered for PC this year. NIS America will be publishing the surreal cel-shaded blood-letting Resident Evil-on-rails multi-character global-conspiracy noir adventure on Steam in the fall. If you’ve never played Killer7, you’ve never played anything like Killer7. The game has […]

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Summer is here, and I want a smart air conditioner

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It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, which also marks the unofficial start of summer (at least in my book). And summer means sweltering heat from which there is but one relief: it’s the cool, refreshing breeze from an air conditioner. And while there’s nothing exactly wrong with my current, window-mounted AC unit (which […]

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Thirty Flights of Loving shows how little we still know about the language of games

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It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. It’s easy to forget how young video games are. In a lot […]

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in June

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This weekend, Solo is in theaters, giving audiences their latest adventure inside the Star Wars universe. But there’s a lot more to film and TV than just space operas. In June, streaming services will be adding a plethora of new titles to their respective lineups. Netflix is leaning into its selection of Marvel titles, including […]

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Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival

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Virtual reality hasn’t changed the world the way its creators hoped — at least, not yet. But it’s gotten a lot of traction in a slightly unexpected place: film festivals. At last month’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, curators featured nearly three dozen virtual and augmented reality experiences across three different tracks: a […]

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Cambricon, Makers of Huawei’s Kirin NPU IP, Build A Big AI Chip and PCIe Card

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Cambricon Technologies, the company in collaboration with HiSilicon / Huawei for licensing specialist AI silicon intellectual property for the Kirin 970 smartphone chipset, have gone solo and created their own series of chips for the data center. The IP inside the Kirin 970 is known as Cambricon-1A, the company’s first licensable IP. At the time, […]

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Two New 35W Raven Ridge Parts: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

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In this interesting world where processors are released but not formally announced, it means that when diving through the lists of supported CPUs on certain motherboards, we might find processors we have never heard of before. Thanks to some sleuthing on Twitter by one of our followers, we can detail that AMD has two new 35W […]

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New York City’s subway disaster now has its own 8-bit video game

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Straphangers who want to experience the rolling nightmare that is New York City’s subway system from the comfort of their own home are in luck. A new video game called “MTA Country,” which debuted this week, takes players on a treacherous ride through graffiti-lined tunnels filled with electrical fires, broken tracks, and stalled subway cars. […]

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Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

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If you’re over Snapchat because of the countless redesigns and re-redesigns but Instagram’s filters don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a Korean app called Snow that takes all of the beloved features and combines them into a super cute camera app. Snow has been around for a while, but the latest update gives it even more […]

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