Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its Social VR Platform AltspaceVR - CNET

AltspaceVR is a social virtual worlds platform acquired by Microsoft in 2017. It will shut down on march 10. The team said they're shifting focus to immersive experiences powered by Microsoft Mesh.
#Microsoft #News #Technology #VirtualReality


2 weeks ago

Museum Asks Public to Reinvent a Classic Work of Art, With Wild Results - CNET

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague put out a call for re-creations of Johannes Vermeer's iconic 17th century painting. The homages range from beautiful to whimsical to surreal, from classical to abstract to steampunk.
#JohannesVermeer #CNET #TheHague #News #Entertainment #Art


2 weeks ago

Nick Cave Hates ChatGPT Song Written in His Style: 'A Grotesque Mockery' - CNET

The song is a grotesque mockery of what it is to be human. It isn't the only song fans have shared with the 65-year-old singer-songwriter. The tool responds to written questions and prompts from massive amounts of data on the internet.
#NickCave #CNET #News #Entertainment #Music


2 weeks ago

'The Last of Us' Release Schedule: When Does Episode 2 Come to HBO Max? - CNET

The first episode of The Last of Us premiered on the streaming service. The show adapts the legendary PlayStation video game series from developer Naughty Dog. It premiered Sunday, drawing an audience of 4.7 million viewers.
#NaughtyDog #TheLastofUs #PlayStation #News #Entertainment #Tv


2 weeks ago

Museum Invites Public to Reinvent a Classic Painting, With Wild Results - CNET

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague put out a call for re-creations of Johannes Vermeer's iconic 17th century painting. The homages range from beautiful to whimsical to surreal, from classical to abstract to steampunk.
#JohannesVermeer #CNET #TheHague #News #Entertainment #Art


2 weeks ago

'The Last of Us' Release Schedule: When Does Episode 1 Hit HBO Max? - CNET

The show adapts the legendary PlayStation video game series from developer Naughty Dog. It kicks off this weekend with episodes coming each week until March 12. The show drops globally at the same time, so there are the times for several regions:Canada, Crave at 9 p.m.
#CNET #TheLastofUs #PlayStation #Canada #News #Entertainment #Tv


3 weeks ago

T-Mobile Layoffs Hit Retail Staff - CNET

Company workers have been impacted by the retail move. The carrier declined to offer specifics on the scope and scale of the layoffs. This would reflect the greater retail strategy change outlined in a blog post.
#TMobile #News #Technology #Mobile


3 weeks ago

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Out on iOS, Android for Netflix Subscribers - CNET

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge was a blast from the past when it came out in 2022. The retro-style side-scroller beat 'em up lets players pick either Master Splinter, Casey Jones, April O'Neil or a turtle.
#CaseyJones #Netflix #TMNTShreddersRevenge #TMNT #News #Technology #Mobile


3 weeks ago

Pamela Anderson Takes Control in Trailer for Netflix Documentary on Her Life - CNET

The film is directed by Ryan White. The actress says she feels sick the media has brought back discourse around her stolen tape. In the trailer, she tells her own story.
#RyanWhite #CNET #News #Entertainment #Movies


3 weeks ago

Remember 'Carnival Row'? Amazon's Fantasy Has a Tense Season 2 Trailer - CNET

Season 1 of neo-noir fantasy Carnival Row hits Prime Video in the middle of 2019. The trailer opens with the police requesting assistance in solving a murder. A dead man has been strung up on the side of an arched building. It's assumed one of the pix killed the man.
#PrimeVideo #neo #CarnivalRow #News #Entertainment #Tv


3 weeks ago

NASA Is Pumped About 2023: Here's Why - CNET

A pumped-up video gives a preview of all the space action to come in 2023. The video features commentary from NASA administrator bill Nelson.
#billNelson #NASA #News #Entertainment #Art


1 months ago

High-tech resolutions: CNET's Dan Ackerman talks best goal-oriented gadgets for 2023 - CBS News

A new survey shows people are looking to exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight. They're also hoping to save money and spend more time with friends and family. The first item on the list is virtual reality headsets.
#DanAckerman #CNET #News #Technology #Gadgets


1 months ago

This Skinless Original E.T

The animatronic sold through Julien's Auctions on Sunday. The final price reached an impressive $2.56 million (£2.1 million, AU$3.8 million) the full-size model has no skin, so you can see all the motorized bits that made it work in the days before CGI.
#CNET #News #Entertainment #Art


1 months ago

David Harbour on Mental Health, Running and Supporting Others This Holiday Season - CNET

Stranger Things and Violent Night star David Harbour found his escape by running daily. Harbour is partnering with Brooks Running in support of its Buy Gear, Give Gear program. The program is part of the Back on My Feet program to help people without housing and those living in addiction centers.
#DavidHarbour #CNET #Gear #News #Health #MentalHealth


1 months ago

CNET's Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Products and Services for 2023 - CNET

In 2022, our team of experts found 81 products and services in seven categories that we believe are worth celebrating. CNET also did deep dives to find the best TVs, Bluetooth speakers, kitchen appliances, robot vacuums, software and online services. In terms of innovation, 2022 was overall a modest year, with an emphasis on evolving products to make them better.
#CNET #EditorsChoiceAwards #News #Technology #Gadgets


1 months ago

Lensa AI Selfies: What to Know About the Photo-Editing App Your Friends Are Using - CNET

Lensa AI is a photo-editing app that takes your uploaded selfies and turns them into avatars. It's free to download on your phone, but you'll have to pay $4 to upload up to 20 photos for editing. The service isn't free to use, but the app has quickly topped the charts in the iPhone App Store's Photo & Video section. Lensa can use your uploaded photos to train its AI algorithms.
#LensaAI #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


1 months ago

How to Watch SpaceX Launch Satellites for Competitor OneWeb Tonight - CNET

SpaceX is scheduled to launch 40 new satellites for OneWeb, which seeks to compete with Elon Musk's Starlink broadband constellation. The company is based in London and owned in part by the UK government. OneWeb says it plans to be able to deliver global coverage in 2023. The launch will put 80% of its planned 648 satellites operating at once.
#ElonMusk #SpaceX #London #News #Technology #Internet


1 months ago

Once You Try a Galaxy Fold, You'll Never Go Back - CNET

The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are great phones, but Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 is better. Samsung's foldable is more intuitive and gets things done faster than Google's One UI. The Pixel 7's price tag is $600 and $900, but the Samsung foldable makes it feel cramped and compromised.
#CNET #GalaxyF #GooglePixel7 #News #Technology #Mobile


1 months ago

Knowing Your BMR Can Help You Put on Muscle or Lose Weight Easier - CNET

If you want to lose body fat, gain muscle or simply maintain your weight, you should know your BMR. Your BMR is the minimum number of calories that your body needs to function at rest. Many macro calculators incorporate BMR into their calculations for telling you about your calorie intake.
#CNET #News #Health #Fitness


2 months ago

Why Spotify Wrapped Is a Day of Mourning for Parents - CNET

Spotify Wrapped's launch is a day of joy and celebration for music fans. But for parents all over the globe, it's a mourning day for them. For the last five years, perhaps longer, it has become an abomination -- an obscenity unfit for human eyes and ears.
#CNET #News #Entertainment #Music


2 months ago

Use Alexa to Make Animated Kids' Stories on Your Amazon Echo Show

Amazon launches Create with Alexa feature on Echo Show devices in the US. The tool invokes Alexa to guide kids through selecting characters, themes, color schemes and music. Alexa is described as a co-creator, and kids can choose a theme such as enchanted forest. The process results in a five- to 10-line story, complete with sound and animation.
#Amazon #YourAmazonEchoShow #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


2 months ago

Spotify Instafest: Forget Spotify Wrapped and Share Your Dream Festival Lineup Instead - CNET

Spotify Instafest is a third-party app that hooks into your Spotify data to create a fantasy festival lineup. The app was created by Anshay Saboo, a student at the University of Southern California. It's well designed and clean, and mimics the three-day style of most major festivals.
#AnshaySaboo #UniversityofSouthernCalifornia #News #Entertainment #Music


2 months ago

Meta Quest 2 Bundle for $350 and These Discounted Games Are the Best Cyber Monday VR Deals - CNET

Meta's $350 Quest 2 VR headset is a Cyber Monday deal. It's bundled with Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR games. The price has dropped from $300 to $400 earlier this year. A new Quest 3 is coming next year, and it's likely with better features at a similar price.
#CNET #Quest2VR #BeatSaber #News #Technology #VirtualReality


2 months ago

Woot's 1-Day Black Friday Sale on Refurb iPhone Models Can Save You Hundreds - CNET

One-day sale at Woot offers prices starting at just $140. The iPhone 12 is still a top pick in the sale, which is still $219 less than buying new from Apple. 2019's iPhone 11 is a more affordable pick with prices for the 64GB model. Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can score free shipping at the site.
#Apple #iPhone12 #iPhone11 #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

PC VR Black Friday Deal: HP Reverb G2 for $299 - CNET

HP Reverb G2 has been one of our favorite VR headsets for a while. Its headset resolution and over-ear headphones co-designed by Valve are excellent. A Black Friday sale brings the price down to the lowest we've seen. While the Meta Quest 2 doubles as a standalone headset that doesn't need a PC, it's a better pick for dedicated PC gamers.
#CNET #Black #MetaQuest2 #News #Technology #VirtualReality


2 months ago

These 7 Must Have Gadgets Are at Their Lowest Price Ever for Black Friday - CNET

The JBL Go 3 is currently at its lowest price ever. Nintendo rarely offers discounts on the Switch, so this seasonal bundle with Mario Kart 8 is about as good as it gets. Google's Pixel 6A punches above its weight when it comes to camera quality, design and screen size.
#Nintendo #JBLGo3 #Switch #News #Technology #Gadgets


2 months ago

'Sonic Prime' Netflix Trailer Shows a Speedster Multiverse - CNET

Netflix has released the first full trailer for its upcoming animated series Sonic Prime. The series is based on the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. Other characters like Tails, Shadow, Knuckles, Big the Cat and Amy Rose also appear in the series. There's no word on whether Ugly Sonic will make a cameo.
#Tails #Netflix #SonicPrime #SpeedsterMultiverse #News #Entertainment #Movies


2 months ago

Consumer Reports Study Shows Monthly Broadband Bills Are Costly and Confusing - CNET

Consumer Reports has released the details of its study into the true costs of home internet in the US. The median cost of high-speed internet was $75 per month, with approximately half of all households paying between $60 and $90 monthly for broadband service. Customers paying for download speeds of 940-1,200 megabits per second often saw median speeds of 360-373Mbps. Customers also found bills hard to understand (including bundle packages that don't often itemize the internet price) and higher than advertised.
#CNET #News #Technology #Internet


2 months ago

Netflix Subscribers Can Download Immortality Game for iOS Devices - CNET

Immortality is an interactive film video game from game designer Sam Barlow. The game has been available for PC, Xbox and Playstation platforms since August. It has received nominations for best game direction and best narrative for the Game Awards. Netflix subscribers can download the game onto their iPhones and iOS devices.
#SamBarlow #Netflix #GameAwards #News #Entertainment #Movies


2 months ago

IOS 16.1 on Your iPhone: All the New Features You Can Try Now - CNET

IOS 16.1 hit compatible iPhones (and iPads with iPadOS 16) in early October. With iCloud Shared Photo Library, you can easily share photos and videos with up to five people. Smart home connectivity via MatterMatter, the new smart home connectivity standard, is now supported. With an iPhone 8 or newer you can track your fitness progress and goals right from your phone.
#CNET #iPhone #iPad #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

Honor's Upcoming Foldable May Have Only One Skinny Screen - CNET

Chinese phone-maker Honor plans to unveil the Honor Magic Vs on Nov. 24 in mainland China. It is a follow-up to Honor's inaugural Magic V foldable phone, which hit the market early this year. The upcoming foldable marks a departure from the design of its predecessor, which featured dual screens in a design similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold 4.
#CNET #Chinese #HonorMagicVs #China #News #Technology #Mobile


2 months ago

IBM Quantum Computing Progress Edges Toward Eventual Utility - CNET

IBM says it's built a new machine called Osprey with 433 qubits. It'll take years more progress before quantum computers deliver on their revolutionary progress. Without the progress, the billions of dollars of investment could dry up.
#IBMQuantumComputingProgress #Osprey #News #Technology #Computing


2 months ago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Appear on 'Drag Race' Spinoff - CNET

Canada's Drag Race tweeted that Justin Trudeau will be the first world leader to appear on the upcoming drag race spinoff series. It will see nine queens from around the world competing across six episodes in challenges that test their performance, costume-making and impersonation skills.
#JustinTrudeau #CNET #Canadian #DragRace #Canada #News #Entertainment #Tv


2 months ago

'Westworld' Canceled by HBO After 4 Seasons - CNET

The sci-fi show won't return after season 4 premiered over the summer. She hinted at a final test against the backdrop of the theme park. The fourth season ended on what may consider a cliff-hanger.
#HBO #Westworld #News #Entertainment #Tv


2 months ago

Data Caps Are Coming to Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet - CNET

Starlink sent an email to customers in the u.s. And canada on friday about a policy change coming in December that will enforce a monthly data cap of 1 terabyte. This is a significant shift from the company's previous stance of providing unlimited data with no strings attached.
#ElonMusk #CNET #StarlinkSatelliteInternet #News #Technology #Internet


3 months ago

Meta Quest 2 Offers Something for Everyone on Your List - CNET

The Meta Quest 2 is a virtual reality headset that sweeps you into three-dimensional experiences that feel real. It's a great gift for friends and family who live far away so we can hang out and feel like we're in the same room. The headset is light, compact and easy to travel with.
#MetaQuest #MetaQuest2 #News #Technology #VirtualReality


3 months ago

Two Lots of Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled: Is Yours Affected? - CNET

Quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are being recalled because they contain too-high levels of nitrosamines. The compounds are commonly found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables in lower levels. This is according to the voluntary recall from Aurobindo.
#CNET #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

Two Lots of Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled: Check if Yours Is Affected - CNET

Two batches of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are being recalled. They contain too-high levels of nitrosamines. The tablets are used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
#CNET #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

Save Your Phone's Battery and Data By Turning This Setting Off - CNET

Android phones and iPhones will refresh background apps periodically by default by default. By stopping background apps from refreshing, you can conserve your battery and data. Apple and Google's Android teams say background apps don't take up enough of your phone's resources to affect its performance. If you have an iPhone or Android device, here's how to stop background apps refreshing.
#CNET #Android #iPhone #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Huawei Is Back With A New Flip Phone That's Cheaper Than Samsung's - CNET

Huawei unveils new foldable flip phone called the Huawei Pocket S. The device has a 6.9-inch foldable OLED interior display and a 1.04-inch secondary cover display on the back panel. It's powered by a Snapdragon 778G, which means the device is limited to LTE connectivity. It is set to go on sale on Nov. 10 in mainland China.
#Huawei #Snapdragon #China #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

'World's Fastest Shoes' Vow to Get You Walking as Quickly as You Run - CNET

Moonwalkers are powered, wheeled smart shoes that promise a 250% increase in walking speed. The shoes strap onto your regular footwear like fancy sandals. They have a top speed of 7 mph (11 kph), an average range of 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) and a weight of 4.2 pounds (2 kilograms).
#CNET #WorldsFastestShoes #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


3 months ago

Google's Prototype AI Tool Can Write a Short Story

A conversational AI created by Google is writing fiction using input from published authors. LaMDA is designed to be a dialog engine able to engage users in conversation. The project explores fictional text produced by the engine.
#Google #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


3 months ago

9 Gadgets Under $50 You'll Want to Snag for Your Holiday Trip - CNET

This is a 6.2-ounce Bluetooth speaker that you absolutely need to find space for in your carry on because it's small enough to fill a small room with music. It also acts as a remote shutter for your camera, but it doesn't stop there. If you're traveling solo or enjoy extra peace of mind when sleeping.
#CNET #News #Technology #Gadgets


3 months ago

Two Batches of Blood Pressure Medicine Have Been Recalled - CNET

Two lots of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are being recalled. They contain too-high levels of nitrosamines. The tablets are used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
#CNET #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

'World's Fastest Shoes' Promise to Get You Walking as Quickly as You Run - CNET

Moonwalkers are powered, wheeled smart shoes that promise a 250% increase in walking speed. The shoes strap onto your regular footwear like fancy sandals. They have a top speed of 7 mph (11 kph), an average range of 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) and a weight of 4.2 pounds (2 kilograms).
#CNET #WorldsFastestShoes #News #Technology #ArtificialIntelligence


3 months ago

'The Good Nurse' on Netflix: The True Story of Charles Cullen Explained - CNET

The good nurse is based on journalist Charles Graeber's 2013 book of the same name. He pleaded guilty to killing 29 people when he worked at hospitals in new jersey and Pennsylvania. But the true number of victims may be much higher, he says.
#CharlesCullen #CNET #TheGoodNurse #Pennsylvania #News #Entertainment #Movies


3 months ago

'Andor' Release Schedule: When Will Episode 9 Come to Disney Plus? - CNET

The galaxy far, far away is ever-expanding on The latest Star Wars series is Andor, an excellent prequel story that occurs five years before the events of Rogue One. You can also stream composer Nicholas Britell's moody soundtrack for the early episodes.
#NicholasBritell #DisneyPlus #StarWars #Andor #News #Entertainment #Tv


3 months ago

Two Batches of Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled Over Impurity - CNET

Two lots of quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets are being recalled. They contain too-high levels of nitrosamines. The tablets are used to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.
#CNET #News #Health #Medicine


3 months ago

OnePlus Nord N300 Budget Phone Launching in November for $228 - CNET

OnePlus is launching its new budget 5G phone, the Nord N300, next month at T-Mobile and Metro starting from just $228. The phone comes with a 6.56-inch HD+ display, 4GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh battery, 33W fast charging and a 48-megapixel camera.
#OnePlus #NordN300 #News #Technology #Mobile


3 months ago

Creepy Close-up Photo of Ant Face Is Straight Out of a Horror Movie - CNET

Nikon's small world photomicrography competition celebrates the winners. The highly magnified ant photo is from wildlife photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas. It has attracted some attention on social media, perhaps due to its haunting nature and the proximity of Halloween.
#EugenijusKavaliauskas #CNET #HorrorMovie #News #Entertainment #Art


3 months ago

Kids Should Be Screened for Anxiety Starting at Age 8, Health Experts Say - CNET

The task force issues recommendations that help shape preventive health care in the us. The formality of issuing mental health screenings mirrors concerns among parents and health care workers alike. A downward trend in youth mental health – including worsening anxiety and depression trends in children.
#CNET #News #Health #Healthcare


3 months ago

Long-Awaited Amazon Broadband Satellites to Launch in 2023 Atop New Rocket - CNET

Amazon will launch two prototype Project Kuiper satellites to orbit on the maiden voyage of its new Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle early in 2023. The launch will be part of Amazon's response to SpaceX's Starlink constellation of broadband satellites. Also on board will be the Peregrine lunar lander from space startup Astrobotic.
#AmazonBroad #ProjectKuiper #VulcanCentaur #News #Technology #Internet


3 months ago

Meta Avatars Have Legs and Are Coming to Your Zoom Meetings - CNET

Meta's next-generation avatars will have legs, and you'll be able to use your avatar in more places online, the company said. The company's present-day avatars appear as floating torsos with heads, arms and hands. If you don't want to be on camera but still want to show up on screen, your avatar will take your place.
#Meta #News #Technology #VirtualReality


3 months ago

Join CNET's Meta Connect Viewing Party Oct

The company formerly known as Facebook rebranded itself as Meta. It's been nearly a year since the company extended that name into nearly all of its services and products. The previous Oculus Quest headset is now Meta Portal.
#CNET #Quest #News #Technology #VirtualReality


3 months ago

Amazon Pulls the Plug on Kids' Interactive Gadget Glow - CNET

A video screen connected the child with the remote person on the other end of the video call while projecting a gaming space onto a silicone mat both people could participate in. But apparently, the sales didn't meet expectations, leading the amazon to cancel the product.
#Amazon #KidsInteractiveGadgetGlow #News #Technology #Gadgets


4 months ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets With Pope Francis in Vatican City - CNET

The pope's visit comes amid a larger tour of Italy. The 61-year-old tech executive has regularly met with political and business leaders since apple co-founder Steve Jobs named him as apple's CEO.
#TimCook #Apple #VaticanCity #News #Technology #Mobile


4 months ago

All the James Bond Movies Are Coming to Amazon Prime - CNET

The 25 James Bond films are coming to Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 5. The service will also premiere The Sound of 007, a new documentary about the music of the films.
#AmazonPrimeVideo #JamesBond #JamesBondMovies #News #Entertainment #Music


4 months ago

'She-Hulk' Release Schedule: When Does Episode 8 Hit Disney Plus? - CNET

The first season consists of nine episodes. Six are directed by Kat Coiro and the other three by anu Valia. The episodes will now arrive each Thursday.
#KatCoiro #CNET #SheHulk #News #Entertainment #Tv


4 months ago

New 'Planet of the Apes' Title, Cast Revealed - CNET

20th Century Studios announced Thursday the next title in the franchise will be Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The franchise, based off the 1963 novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle, has generated more than $1.7 billion worldwide since the release of the first film in 1968.
#PierreBoulle #CNET #PlanetoftheApes #KingdomofthePlanetoftheApes #News #Entertainment #Art


4 months ago

Hurricane Ian: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile Offer Free Wireless Service for Impacted Customers - CNET

AT&T is waiving talk, text and data overage changes for prepaid and billed customers. The program covers customers in more than 800 Florida ZIP codes through Oct. 28. Customers may still receive alerts, but accounts will reflect the credits and waived fees.
#AT&T #Ian #Florida #News #Science #Enviornment


4 months ago