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Overwatch’s Lunar New Year begins today, with all-new skins

Overwatch’s annual Lunar New Year event kicks off today, Jan. 16, with a batch of fresh skins and a semi-new game mode called Capture the Flag Blitz available in the game’s arcade. Lunar New Year will run through Feb. 6 in Overwatch. Players will get access to seven new skins during Overwatch Lunar New Year.…

Devil May Cry 3’s Change launching consists of a brand-new seamless style switching function

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition comes to Switch for the first time on Feb. 20 — nine months after the original Devil May Cry hit the system. But the new Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition also brings a huge quality of life improvement to the 2005 action game: the ability to seamlessly swap…

Stadia getting 10 timed exclusives this year, Google states

Google Stadia will get 10 timed exclusives by July, the company said today, although it did not say which games would be launching on the streaming platform. The company said it expects more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020, with “more than 10 games in the first half of this year alone that…

NBC’s brand-new streaming service will launch this April free of charge

Peacock, NBC’s Netflix-competing streaming service, will hatch on April 15 for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and on July 15 for the rest of the country. The catch? Unlike HBO Max, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and every other streaming service currently commanding attention, Peacock will be free. That’s right, baby: all the Frasier…

Humble participates fire relief efforts with a charity bundle of Australian games

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy. Humble this week joined the growing number of companies that have pledged to support Australia as it combats catastrophic bushfires. A limited edition Humble Bundle,…

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an OK game, but a terrific DBZ experience

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot takes the Dragon Ball Z video game franchise where it’s always needed to go: into the filler. The outside world may see the Dragon Ball Z series as an explosive, ridiculous anime all about punches, energy balls, screaming, and power levels over 9,000. Fans certainly recognize that a good, over-the-top battle…

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Garmin’s brand-new Tactix Delta smartwatch looks developed for a privacy-conscious Navy SEAL

Garmin’s Tactix Delta is the latest in its lineup of rugged smartwatches built to military standards. New for the Tactix’s fourth generation is a big 1.4-inch display similar to what we saw on the Fenix 6 last year, as well as a power manager feature, which gives you battery life predictions based on which settings…

Huawei signs handle TomTom for a Google Maps alternative

Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it became public late last week. While TomTom maintains self-branded apps on iOS and Android, Reuters describes Huawei building its own apps…

Radiohead released an online ‘public library’ with uncommon tracks and a library card

Alright, I’ll admit it: despite the headline above, a downloadable library card may be the least exciting part of the “Radiohead Public Library,” a new online collection of the band’s material. But the clever touch emphasizes how much the Radiohead Public Library (henceforth RPL) does feel like browsing a particularly chaotic research archive. And just…

Go read this NYT expose on a creepy brand-new facial acknowledgment database utilized by US authorities

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the US have started using a new facial recognition system from Clearview AI, a new investigation by The New York Times has revealed. The database is made up of billions of images scraped from millions of sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Venmo. The Times says that Clearview AI’s work…

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no concern’ that AI requires to be managed

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance “potential harms ... with social opportunities.” “[T]here is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It…