Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII might not be for you anymore. When Treyarch, the studio behind this year’s entry in the series, revealed Black Ops IIII back in May, that reveal was accompanied by a revelation: No more campaign. For the first time, one of the biggest annual blockbuster…
Source: Mashable: ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII’ is leaving some fans behind. That’s the whole idea.


People who call 911 from their iPhone will be able to automatically share their exact location with first responders, Apple announced on Monday.  The feature, which will only be available to users in the U.S. at launch, is slated to become available later this year with the launch of iOS…
Source: Mashable: Apple to add life-saving new feature in iOS 12


Garmin On the heels of announcing thoughtful updates to its Vivoactive 3 device, Garmin is bringing some of the same new wearable features to the Fenix line. The new Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus devices finally have Garmin Pay and music storage now, and they…
Source: Gears and Gadgets – Ars Technica: Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches

Enlarge / A LEGO app using Apple’s new ARKit features. (credit: Apple) Augmented reality (AR) has played prominently in nearly all of Apple’s events since iOS 11 was introduced, Tim Cook has said he believes it will be as revolutionary as the smartphone itself, and AR was Apple’s biggest focus…
Source: Gears and Gadgets – Ars Technica: How ARKit 2 works, and why Apple is so focused on AR


Playstation, Xbox, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA and more competed for the video game world’s attention this week in LA. Here’s what stood out.E3 is the biggest video games news event of the year, where Playstation, EA, Xbox, Ubisoft and more compete to show off their latest games (and announce new ones)…
Source: The Guardian: The 10 biggest video game stories from E3 2018

A top Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official said Ether is not a security, meaning the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency (behind bitcoin) will not likely fall under the agency’s purview.The proclamation by the SEC’s director of corporate finance, William Hinman, will bring a sigh of relief to investors and…
Source: Computer World: SEC official says Ethereum is not a security, freeing it from oversight


We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more…
Source: Gizmodo: The 10 Best Deals for June 13, 2018


Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Comcast has disabled a throttling system that it deployed in 2008 in order to slow down heavy Internet users. Comcast’s network is now strong enough that a congestion management system isn’t needed, the company says. The system has been “essentially inactive for more…
Source: Biz & IT – Ars Tecnicha: Comcast disabled throttling system, proving data cap is just a money grab


New cryptocurrencies get added to crypto-exchanges all the time, but when Coinbase adds one, it’s news.  Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has only supported four coins so far: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. The addition of Ethereum Classic or ETC, announced on Tuesday, will happen “over the next…
Source: Mashable: Coinbase is adding Ethereum Classic to its exchange

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As long as humans are sensible when they create the operating programs, robots will bring enormous benefits to humanity, says expertThe idea of killer robots rising up and destroying humans is a Hollywood fantasy and a distraction from the more pressing dilemmas that intelligent machines present to society, according to…
Source: The Guardian: Killer robots will only exist if we are stupid enough to let them


With a new design and gorgeous screen, the OnePlus 6 is nearly impossible to pick out of a lineup among other 2018 premium phones. This superficial comparison doesn’t quite hold up when you really study the phone, but one thing is certain: OnePlus has finally graduated from maverick to mature.…
Source: PCworld: OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up


Autopilot’s name may sound like it can drive a Tesla electric car for you, but it’s still a semi-autonomous feature that can auto-steer, keep you in your lane, brake, and accelerate the car forward as long as the driver is still paying full attention with hands on the wheel.  Tesla…
Source: Mashable: Tesla’s next software update will make Autopilot fully autonomous


Summer is right around the corner, which also means it’s prime drone-flying season (in case you didn’t know). Totally acceptable “toys” for adults to own, drones are great for playing pilot, taking incredible photos, and, in some cases, racing with your friends and family. Parrot is known for making excellent…
Source: Mashable: This racing drone can hit speeds of 8 mph, jump 2 feet in the air, and is on sale


Enlarge / Buttons on the side of an Apple Watch Series 3. (credit: Valentina Palladino) FastCompany published a report today citing “a source with direct knowledge” of Apple’s plans for a future Apple Watch that will feature solid-state, touch-sensitive buttons instead of the clickable ones that are currently part of…
Source: Gears and Gadgets – Ars Technica: The Apple Watch will soon ditch its mechanical buttons, report says


If you still haven’t picked up a PlayStation VR kit, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a better deal than this one. Just $250 gets you the headset, two Move controllers, the camera, and a copy of Skyrim. That’s $100 less than the usual price on this bundle. Just remember,…
Source: Gizmodo: If You Don’t Have PlayStation VR Yet, Today’s the Day to Fix That


The cutting edge of PCsImage by Gordon Mah Ung/IDGComputex is the preeminent trade show for the PC industry, a mid-year extravaganza when all the major hardware makers trot out the hot new gear they’ll have on sale during the crucial holiday season. Of course, all of those fancy, fresh components…
Source: PCworld: Behold Computex 2018’s wildly inventive custom PC rigs


The average person types somewhere between 38 and 40 words per minute, which translates to about 10,000 keystrokes per hour.  With that in mind, you can only image just how many millions of clicks your computer keyboard endures over the course of a year. If yours isn’t equipped to handle…
Source: Mashable: 13 of the best cheap mechanical keyboards according to online reviews


Tooth be told, we’re wild about connected technology. And since you’re here, you probably are too.  All jokes aside, oral hygiene and the healthy of your teeth are seriously important. We’ve all seen those electric toothbrush commercials that claim to be the best at cleaning between your gums, preventing cavities,…
Source: Mashable: 8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews


More than 2,000 academics, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and at least 1,300 professors, have signed a letter denouncing the Department of Homeland Security’s policy separating immigrant children from their families at the border.Read more…
Source: Gizmodo: 1,300 Professors Sign Letter Condemning Separation of Immigrant Families as Child Abuse


In times of crisis, one would hope the U.S. Department of State would know how to respond accordingly. Sadly, not this time. On Tuesday, rather than showing any compassion for the nearly 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents at the border due to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance”…
Source: Mashable: U.S. State Dept. hosts ‘Family Travel Hacks’ Facebook Live as if that’s a totally fine thing to do right now


Where do you go to tell a secret? Probably depends on the secret. What you’d feel comfortable murmuring to a friend in a private meeting is likely not what you’d say loudly to a coworker while your boss is in earshot. Online, we not only communicate, we calculate—based on who we’re…
Source: Gizmodo: The Dangers of Tech’s Privacy Promises


(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc has decided to stop sharing phone-location data of its customers to third parties, the largest U.S. wireless company said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters: Verizon to stop sharing phone-location data to third parties


Dig out your Fitbit tracker, wristband, or smartwatch from whatever drawer it’s gathering dust in and strap it back on—we’re about to show you some cool tricks you can try to do more with your wearable. From improving device accuracy to exporting your data, here’s how to get the most…
Source: Gizmodo: 9 Tips and Hacks to Make Your Fitbit More Productive


Fox News has really outdone themselves this time. While the rest of the nation waits for a soothing voice to rise above the maddening cacophony and give us direction in this moment of national crisis, two of Fox News’ highest profile on-air talents continued to spread lies and misinformation on…
Source: Mashable: Laura Ingraham compares child detention centers to ‘summer camps’ as Fox News goes totally off the rails


HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares of ZTE Corp and its American business partners took a hit on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate’s passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume business with U.S. suppliers.
Source: Reuters: ZTE, U.S. suppliers shares tank after Senate puts Trump reprieve in doubt


Coming on the heels of E3 2018, there have been sales on everything in gaming from consoles to pre-orders to the games themselves. This has made June a great time to load up on some of the games that you may have missed over the last year. Bethesda is now…
Source: Mashable: Amazon has select Bethesda video games on sale for 20%-40% off


Despite President Donald Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ best efforts to save ZTE from a seven-year ban on using American goods, the Senate on Monday passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to reinstate the ban on the Chinese phone manufacturer.Read more…
Source: Gizmodo: ZTE’s Future Is Back in Limbo After Senate Votes to Reinstate Ban

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