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Sony reveals new galaxy-inspired PS5 DualSense controllers

If you’ve managed to score a PlayStation 5 and you’ve been looking for a DualSense with a different look, Sony has some news that might perk up your ears. The company has announced its first new colorways for the controller, Midnight Black and Cosmic Red, which were inspired by the galaxy. [embedded content] Midnight Black …

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Italy fines Google $123 million for blocking an EV app from Android Auto

Google’s flexible Android ecosytem has allowed it to expand beyond phones into TVs and even vehicle infotainment. But, at the same time, the open-source software has raised questions for regulators wary of the tech giant’s outsized sway over multiple markets. Now, officials are trying to reign in some of that power. Italy’s competition watchdog has …

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Brain implant lets people with paralysis write using their minds

Tech has helped paralyzed people to communicate with the outside world through brain implants and eye tracking techniques. Laudable as they are, these breakthroughs have only resulted in slow transcriptions of mental thoughts. But, a new study from researchers at Stanford University has produced the fastest results yet. In fact, the scholars claim their method …

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Roku Originals, Roku’s collection of Quibi videos, launches May 20

Five months after scooping up the videos of now-defunct mobile streaming service Quibi, Roku has set a date for their big—er, bigger—screen debut as “Roku Originals” on The Roku Channel. Mentioned in this article Roku says that 30 of the former Quibi shows, now rebranded as “Roku Originals” and starring the likes of Kevin Hart, …

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Roku will release 30 ex-Quibi ‘Originals’ on May 20th

The first 30 Roku Originals, the short-form TV series and movies purchased from Quibi, will debut on “Streaming Day,” May 20th. This initial batch of shows includes The Fugitive, Die Hart, Chrissy’s Court, Dishmantled and the Emmy-winning #FreeRayshawn. Mostly, these are the same shows that debuted during the unsuccessful streaming service’s brief life (no Golden …

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Lenovo introduces ‘Go’ line of PC accessories

Lenovo has launched a new sub-brand called Lenovo Go that focuses on designing and manufacturing accessories for the PC. The sub-brand’s products will be designed for better mobile productivity and will fall under three categories meant to address “the most common pain points of flexible working:” Time, input and audio. To introduce its new line, …

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Tencent’s Timi will make new games with Xbox Game Studios

Two of the biggest names in gaming are joining forces. Tencent subsidiary Timi and Xbox Game Studios have struck a “strategic partnership” that will see them jointly create new games, the companies said in an announcement today. Details of the venture are sparse, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it it involved a mobile spin …

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Facebook’s Diem Association shifts its focus to the US

The Facebook-backed Diem Association has revealed its plans to launch a stablecoin backed by the US dollar as it shifts its focus to the United States. Formerly known as Facebook’s Libra Association, Diem was supposed to create a single stablecoin backed by a number of global currencies. After facing a ton of pushback from regulators …

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Microsoft is testing Xbox party chat accessibility features

Microsoft has announced that speech transcription and text-to-speech synthesis is coming to Xbox party chat, starting today for Xbox Insiders. The new features will make it easier for players with hearing or speech difficulties to participate in party chat and are part of an Xbox initiative to improve accessibility.  Both features can be found in …

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Amazon will stream WNBA games in 2021 as part of a multi-year deal

Amazon has signed a multi-year deal with the Women’s National Basketball Association that will see it stream games live on Prime Video, the WNBA has announced. The partnership includes exclusive global streaming rights for 16 regular season WNBA games plus the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup championship game slated for August 12th at Phoenix Suns Arena.  The …

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