How to customize the new Home app in iOS 16

There’s a major redesign coming to Apple’s HomeKit Home app with iOS 16 this fall. I recently previewed all the new features arriving on the smart home platform, but I wanted to do a quick tutorial on one of my favorite new features: customization. In the new Home app, the options for customizing how your […]

Netflix’s limited-edition Cowboy Bebop vinyl is a very good boy

Netflix’s gamble on Cowboy Bebop has paid off with dividends for fans. A tweet from Wario64 has revealed a limited-edition vinyl collection of the short-lived series’ soundtrack, featuring new music from Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts. That was always the devil’s bargain with this show. It could have been good (and I maintain that it […]

Microsoft made this WNBA court look like an Xbox loading screen

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the New York Liberty Women’s National Basketball Association (or WNBA) team will be playing against the Los Angeles Sparks on a basketball court that’s covered in Xbox logos and console-inspired designs. Microsoft says that it’s the league’s “first gaming-inspired basketball court,” with the area under the net made to look a […]

Blake Masters is splitting the difference between Donald Trump and Peter Thiel

In campaign ads and stump speeches, Blake Masters is playing Trump’s greatest hits. He complains about “wokeness,” talks openly about American decline, and demands that the government finish building the wall on the southern border. But unlike Trump, Masters’ political ambitions reimagine America in the eyes of Silicon Valley and one of its most powerful […]

Jetpack Joyride is getting an Apple Arcade-exclusive sequel

Jetpack Joyride, one of my favorite iOS games of all time, is getting a sequel that will be available exclusively on Apple Arcade. You’ll be able to play Jetpack Joyride 2 on Apple’s $4.99-per-month games subscription service beginning August 19th. Jetpack Joyride 2 looks like it will carry over a lot of what you might […]

TwitchCon San Diego will not require masks or vaccinations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and California declares a monkeypox state of emergency, TwitchCon San Diego released its health measures policy, indicating that there will be no testing, vaccination, or mask requirements. “In accordance with current local guidelines, there will be no COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements at TwitchCon San Diego. Although masks are encouraged, […]

Will TikTok Music be the next big podcast platform?

Selena Gomez is reportedly developing a Working Girl reboot, and I don’t know how to feel about it. As the daughter of a Staten Island girl who worked on Wall Street in the ’80s, the original is just too close to my heart. Anyway, let the river run — Audacy and Snap try to be […]

Rumble’s antitrust lawsuit against Google can proceed, says judge

A California judge says video service Rumble can proceed with the early stages of an antitrust suit against Google. Rumble sued Google in 2021, alleging that it favored its own YouTube video platform in search results and the Android operating system. Google urged the court to split the suit’s arguments and dismiss substantial parts of […]

Robinhood Crypto fined $30 million for alleged regulatory violations in NY

Robinhood’s cryptocurrency division has been fined $30 million by the New York Department of Financial Services over alleged anti-money laundering and cybersecurity violations (via The Wall Street Journal). This marks the state’s first enforcement action related to cryptocurrency. The settlement resolves the investigation opened by the NYDFS last March, which Robinhood disclosed in a filing […]

Save 50 percent on a Philips Hue four-bulb starter kit

Smart home tech continues to evolve, and there are encouraging signs that it’ll become simpler to use and integrate with standards like Matter and Thread. If you’re just starting out, though, the intro course for most smart homes — a starter kit of Philips Hue bulbs — is now at its cheapest price. Signify’s Philips […]