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The NBA is creating its own eSports league for the basketball game NBA 2K

 The rise in popularity of eSports has mainly been focused around leagues that play games like League of Legends, Dota and Counter-Strike – all games that aren’t actually sports-related. But eSports games that are modeled after actua.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchFeb 9th, 2017

Trekkies rejoice, you can now pilot a "Starfleet" ship in VR

Star Trek fans, this is the game you've been waiting for. Ubisoft has created a virtual reality, cooperative multiplayer experience that let's players work together to command a Federation star ship. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News23 min. ago

Apple may launch a person-to-person payment service this year

Mobile payments are nothing new, but Apple may try its hand on a service that takes a note from Venmo. Mobile payments are nothing new, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and even LG putting their own spin on phone-based wallets, but Apple may h.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News23 min. ago

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

 Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s re.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News43 min. ago

Acer equips its gaming arsenal with a 4K HDR monitor and student-savvy laptops

Despite the back-to-school theme, Acer isn't forgetting the PC gaming crowd in its lineup of devices arriving late this summer. The new batch includes one Nitro 5 laptop, two Predator-branded laptops, and a Predator desktop with HDR support. The post.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News51 min. ago

Verizon 1Q17 Earnings Performance: Rocky Start to 2017

On April 20, 2017, Verizon released its 1Q17 earnings report. The company reported revenue of $29.8 billion, a decline of 7.3% over 1Q16 revenue. The company's adjusted EPS has also declined YoY from $1.06 in 1Q16 to $0.95 in 1Q17. However, excluding.....»»

Category: consumerSource:  idcRelated News59 min. ago

Inside Formula E’s push for ever-better electric motors with Andretti and TE Connectivity

Even a tiny difference in the position of a sensor can make all the difference. Enlarge (credit: LAT Images / Formula E via Getty Images) Now in its third season, Formula E has yet to shake some of its detractors. Sure, the batteries in each.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News59 min. ago

Microsoft Surface revenue falls by 26 percent

Microsoft's third quarter earnings are mostly rosy -- except when it comes to sales of its Surface laptops. The company reports that Surface revenues fell 26 percent compared to last year, reaching $831 million down from $1.1 billion. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

The FCC doesn"t care what you think about net neutrality

By now, you've probably heard what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has in store for the internet in the United States. If not, here's the short version: Pai wants to strip the internet of its current status as a "common carrier" until Title.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

Acer flaunts improved Swift, Switch laptops during its Next event

On Thursday, Acer held its 2017 Next@Acer event, where it introduced a number of new and updated products. In terms of PCs, Acer was focused on making things thinner without sacrificing performance or capabilities. The post Acer flaunts improved Swif.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

United Kingdom testing durable roads made of recycled plastic

Scottish startup MacRebur has developed technology for creating high-quality asphalt out of recycled plastic, which would otherwise be headed straight for landfills. And it's already being tested on roads in the U.K. The post United Kingdom testing d.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 6 min. ago

Apple Is In Talks To Launch Its Own Venmo

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: The company has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. The service would allow iPho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

How to fix the blockchain ‘fail whale’ problem

 If you’ve spent any time on the internet over the past several years, you’re no doubt familiar with the “fail whale” that plagued Twitter in its formative years. Users would log in, only to be shown a graphic of a whale.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses

 Alphabet’s advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in their own right. The company reported its first-quar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 22 min. ago

Emilia Clarke Says Talking Han Solo Film "Scarier" Than GoT

While Clarke remained tight-lipped on her role, she said Alden Ehrenreich is "magnificent" as young Han Solo. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shared a few words about her involvement in the upcoming Han Solo movie, saying that discussing Di.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, y.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

Facebook is cracking down on video pirates. The social network updated its policy on Thursday to allow original creators to claim any ad revenue made when other users steal their videos for clicks — a practice known as "freeboating."  SEE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Chrome Will Start Marking HTTP Sites In Incognito Mode As Non-Secure In October

Reader Krystalo writes: Google today announced the second step in its plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure in Chrome. Starting in October 2017, Chrome will mark HTTP sites with entered data and HTTP sites in Incognito mode as non-secure. With th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Google Loses Top Hardware Executive

randomErr writes: David Foster, who joined Alphabet Inc.'s Google in October as part of its aggressive hardware effort, has left the company. As the vice president of hardware product development he worked on the launch of the Pixel smartphone and Ho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

Acer"s $139 fitness watch promises to monitor your stamina

Acer is adding to its stable of quirky fitness trackers that measure unusual health metrics with the newly unveiled Leap Ware. It follows the company's Liquid Leap lineup, which offered continuous heart-rate monitoring and stress-measur.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News1 hr. 42 min. ago

Google announces its full list of Chromebooks with Android apps inbound

Google announced last year that it was bringing Android apps to Chromebooks, but since then few Chromebooks have seen the feature. Now, however, we have a full list of Chromebooks planned to get Android app support. The post Google announces its full.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago