Thor: Love and Thunder’s a scattershot fairy tale about being friends with your ex

Once upon a time, Marvel Studios’ Thor movies were overwrought slogs that only catered to the most diehard comic book fans — until one day, when director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok revitalized the franchise with colorful whimsy and a hulking but lighter sense of humor. While reframing Thor as the MCU’s himbo god of jocularity […]

Microsoft’s new Outlook Lite for Android app is coming this month

Microsoft is working on a smaller and faster Outlook Lite app for Android. The software giant has detailed the app in its Microsoft 365 roadmap, where it describes Outlook Lite as “an Android app that brings the main benefits of Outlook in a smaller app size with fast performance for low-end devices on any network.” […]

FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI to make offside calls at 2022 World Cup

FIFA, the international governing body of association football,* has announced it will use AI-powered cameras to help referees make offside calls at the 2022 World Cup. The semi-automated system consists of a sensor in the ball that relays its position on the field 500 times a second, and 12 tracking cameras mounted underneath the roof […]

EU forces Amazon to make it easier to cancel Prime subscriptions in Europe

Amazon has agreed to simplify the process of canceling Prime in Europe, meaning customers in the region will be able to end their subscription in just two clicks, the European Commission has announced. The changes, which were implemented as of July 1st, should bring to an end the “multiple pages” filled with “distracting information” and […]

Blockchain GameFi Land of Conquest Gains Investment from Huobi Ventures

Land of Conquest, a highly anticipated upcoming blockchain gamefi, is pleased to announce they have received investment from one of the leading VCs in the space, Huobi Ventures. They have signed on as lead investor in the Land of Conquest game, joining other investors Mirana Ventures, PopFun, CCV, C2, New Start Ventures, NGC Ventures, K300 […]

This vault of SNES manuals is an amazing resource for fans of gaming history

They might often be an afterthought nowadays, but in the console generations of yesteryear, game manuals were often essential reading. Compared to the scant pack-ins that come with games today, those vintage instruction manuals were on a completely different level in terms of the care and detail that went into them — and the page […]

Amazon expands Prime Video’s Watch Party feature to Roku, smart TVs, and more

It just got way easier and more convenient to remotely watch Amazon Prime Video’s TV shows and movies together with your friends. The service’s “Watch Party” feature has received a much needed expansion from the limited use cases where it worked before — on Fire TV devices, desktop web browsers, and the Prime Video mobile […]

Minecraft adds tribute to Technoblade after streamer’s death

Minecraft has been updated with a tribute to the popular streamer Technoblade, whose death from cancer was announced by his family last week. The splash image for Minecraft in the game’s launcher now features a pig wearing a golden crown — a callout to Technoblade’s Minecraft character, a royal pig-man wearing a bejeweled crown. The […]