Stadia Pro members get six free games in June

Stadia Pro members get six free games in June

Google is still determined to reel in Stadia customers by lavishing subscribers with free games. The internet giant has revealed that Stadia Pro members will get six bonus games in June, or twice as many as usual. These are titles you might recognize, too, including The Elder Scrolls Online (on …

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Another SpaceX Starship prototype explodes after an engine test

Another SpaceX Starship prototype explodes after an engine test

While the next launch attempt for Crew Dragon is still set for tomorrow afternoon in Florida, in Texas SpaceX is busy working on its Starship project. This afternoon the company appeared to successfully complete a static fire test on the SN4 prototype of its next launch vehicle, but after that …

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HBO Max is a mess — but it’s still a smart bet on HBO’s future

HBO Max is a mess -- but it's still a smart bet on HBO’s future

But here’s the thing: These missteps won’t matter in the long run. This isn’t a Quibi situation, a fundamentally flawed service that has no place in the current media landscape. HBO Max is everything HBO already offered, plus exclusive shows and films from the Warner library. It’s also the only …

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‘Tetris Effect’ soundtrack now available for streaming

‘Tetris Effect’ soundtrack now available for streaming

Tetris Effect, like the legendary original Tetris it was based on, can put players into a “flow state:” a period of great concentration where distractions melt away and you become entirely absorbed in the task at hand.” Researchers have measured mental benefits from flow state, and from Tetris, specifically. A …

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Twitter said Trump broke its rules. Facebook allows the same posts.

Twitter said Trump broke its rules. Facebook allows the same posts.

But the words didn’t just appear on Twitter. As with other Trump tweets, it was also cross-posted to Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account. Facebook, though, has not taken any action on the posts, despite also having rules against glorifying violence. That may not be particularly surprising given that Facebook also …

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Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

Eight US companies will manufacture NASA’s COVID-19 ventilator

The eight manufacturers selected to produce VITAL stretch from Connecticut to California and from Minnesota to Texas. JPL did not say when the device might be ready for use.  NASA/JPL-Caltech Next, JPL is evaluating international manufacturers from countries including Brazil, India, Malaysia and Mexico. Those manufactures will also receive free …

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Amazon’s Echo Look fashion camera will stop working on July 24th

Amazon's Echo Look fashion camera will stop working on July 24th

We hope you wren’t leaning on Amazon’s Echo Look for fashion advice — you’ll have to find an alternative soon. Amazon has confirmed to Voicebot.ai (via TechCrunch) that that it’s shutting down Echo Look functionality on July 24th. Simply put, the company no longer feels the Look is necessary given …

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GoPro Labs gives users access to experimental features

GoPro Labs gives users access to experimental features

“These features may never make it to a camera release, but they’re cool enough and cooked enough to give you a taste,” GoPro wrote. GoPro acquired ReelSteady in March. The software gained notoriety with the drone crowd, which used it to better smooth out their flight videos. Now, the GoPro …

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