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The 'Uncharted' movie has finally started filming

Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! After goodness knows how many years, the Uncharted movie has finally started shooting. Spider-Man star Tom Holland announced the news through an Instagram post that shows a chair with the word "Nate" on it and the not-so-subtle caption "Day one #Uncharted." → Read More

Konami scales back 'PES 2021' to focus on its next-gen engine

Konami is taking a different approach with its beloved Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) this year. Instead of a true sequel, the publisher is planning a smaller "streamlined offering" that includes some kind of "season update" content. The development team has made this decision so it can focus on a "next-generation title" that is undoubtedly bound for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. On its… → Read More

Lego's buildable NES console comes with a 'playable' game

Following yesterday’s tantalizing tweet, Lego has officially unveiled its brick-based replica of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (which just so happens to turn 37 tomorrow). The kit also comes with a special 'Action Brick' that can be scanned by the Lego Mario that comes with the upcoming Starter Course play set. Of course, any NES wouldn't be complete without a rectangular controller… → Read More

Kano's $300 DIY Windows 10 PC Kit is finally ready

A little more than a year ago, Kano unveiled a colorful build-it-yourself tablet running Windows 10. The Kano PC was sold, it turns out, but only to a small group of fans that were happy to act as unofficial beta testers. The Kano PC is a chunky tablet that you have to assemble with components wrapped in colourful plastic. → Read More

The UK will remove Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2027

Oliver Dowden, the UK government’s culture secretary, said mobile operators shouldn’t buy the company’s 5G equipment from December 31st, 2020. “Once the telecoms security bill is passed, it will be illegal for them to do so,” he told members of parliament in the House of Commons. If a provider has already bought or installed Huawei hardware, it must be removed from their 5G networks before the… → Read More

Superstrata's $3,999 Ion is a made-to-measure carbon fiber e-bike

For years, the cycling industry has used 3D printing to make metal bike frames and smaller road-worthy parts. The little-known manufacturer in California is launching a new bike brand today called Superstrata. Unlike most of its competition, which builds carbon fibre frames with multiple parts or pieces, the company has developed “a true unibody construction” that has no visible seams or welding… → Read More

The best organization apps for students

Here's a list of the best organization apps to help you organize your school life and manage your time. → Read More

'NBA 2K21' comes with a next-gen upgrade... if you spend $100

If you want to play NBA 2K21 on two different console generations -- the PS4 and PS5, or the Xbox One and Series X -- it's going to cost you. The base game for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google’s Stadia streaming service will cost $59.99 when it launches on September 4th. 2K will also be selling a $99.99 Mamba Forever Edition, though, which comes with some special MyTeam and… → Read More

Daniel Abt will race again after virtual Formula E cheating scandal

Remember Daniel Abt? The Formula E driver was disgraced after secretly subbing in an 18-year-old esports professional during a virtual 'Race at Home Challenge.' Abt was suspended from the competition, ordered to make a 10,000 euro (roughly $11,279) charitable donation and dropped by Audi, the team he had been driving for that season. → Read More

UK's competition regulator demands tougher action on Google and Facebook

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create “a new pro-competition regulatory regime” that can control Facebook, Google and other technology companies that are primarily funded by digital advertising. To combat the problem, it's recommending that a new Digital Markets Unit be set up with major oversight and powers. The Unit was first proposed in a… → Read More

Shareable electric scooters will be trialed in the UK from July 4th

It's taken a while, but the UK is ready to embrace shareable electric scooter schemes. Until now, electric scooters have been classed as ‘motor vehicles’ by law. The UK, meanwhile, has barely dabbled with the technology. → Read More

Professional cyclists will compete in a virtual Tour de France

The Tour de France, the toughest and most prestigious competition in professional road cycling, is usually held in July. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has forced the time-honoured sport to delay major events such as the Giro d'Italia and cancel smaller ones including the Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Yorkshire and Volta a Catalunya. The Tour de France is currently scheduled to start on August 29th… → Read More

Microsoft’s Mixer streamers have a decision to make

Mixer's biggest streaming stars have a month to decide their next home. → Read More

Netflix snaps up 'Chicken Run' sequel from Aardman Animations

It’s been exactly 20 years since Ginger, Rocky and the rest of Aardman’s stop-motion chickens graced theaters in the US. Today, the animation studio — best known for Wallace & Gromit — has announced that the long-awaited Chicken Run sequel is coming to Netflix. → Read More

Sony's Aibo robot will now greet you at the front door

Sony’s robotic Aibo pup continues to learn new tricks. Thanks to a new software update, the android companion will now predict when you come home and sit patiently at the front door. Or that’s the idea, anyway. → Read More

Developers are divided on the EU’s App Store investigation

Apple disagrees with Spotify and the European Commission’s concerns. The Commission was investigating “baseless complaints,” Apple argued, by companies that want special treatment in the App Store. Is the App Store fair to developers? → Read More

A new 'Pokémon Snap' game is coming to Nintendo Switch

At long last, Nintendo is giving Pokémon fans the sequel they've been asking -- nay, demanding -- for two decades: Pokémon Snap 2. Well, we don't know the name of the title, exactly. → Read More

Apple Pay and the App Store are under EU antitrust investigation

The European Commission has launched two separate antitrust investigations into Apple, focused on the App Store and Apple Pay. The Commission said it had completed a “preliminary investigation” and found “concerns” that discouraged competition against Apple’s own services. → Read More

UK EVs will get special 'green' licence plates later this year

It can be difficult to hear a whisper-quiet electric vehicle. Grant Shapps, the UK’s transport secretary, has confirmed that “green number plates” will be offered to EV drivers later this year. The UK government hopes the plates will accelerate EV adoption. → Read More

'League of Legends' TV show 'Arcane' has been pushed back to 2021

You'll have to wait a bit longer for Riot's first animated series. → Read More