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'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' looks like an adorable 'XCOM'

Mario and Ubisoft's screaming Rabbid characters will cross over on August 29th.

Watch the stunning new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2

The long-awaited sequel to Beyond Good & Evil is indeed real, and we have proof: Ubisoft just released a surprise cinematic trailer for the game at the publisher’s E3 keynote. The trailer kicks off...

‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’ is really happening

It's real. 'Beyond Good & Evil 2' is real.

Where 'The Crew 2' is going, it doesn't need roads

'Inception' meets 'Cars,' basically.

South Park: Phone Destroyer is coming to mobile later this year

Ubisoft showed a trailer for South Park: Phone Destroyer, a mobile game from South Park Digital Studios, at today's event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It's coming out later this year.

Ukrainian capital gets smarter with new urban tech

Ukrainian capital Kiev saw a rollout of 50 high-tech underground garbage containers for solid urban waste, reported Kiev City State Administration (KCSA).

Cliff Bleszinski’s ludicrous shooter LawBreakers launches on August 8th

LawBreakers, the competitive sci-fi shooter from Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, will be released on August 15th, developer Boss Key Productions announced today at E3 during the PC Gaming...

Xbox Design Lab Adds New Custom Controller Options

The service is also expanding to Europe, with custom controllers now available in the UK, France, and Germany.

Everyone's getting a wardrobe upgrade on 'Game of Thrones'

Winter (fashion) is coming.

Ubisoft E3 2017: Every trailer and announcement

We may never get used to seeing a Raving Rabbid in Princess Peach cosplay, but life comes at you fast. Today, Ubisoft started its event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles by inviting Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto onstage to officially announce Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

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Skull & Bones is Ubisoft’s take on pirates

There’s a mini-explosion of games with pirates in them. Ubisoft got excited about the pirate ship warfare in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. And Microsoft’s Rare is working on Sea of Thieves, a co-op player experience. Ubisoft announced the game at its press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles this week, and it’s coming in fall 2018.

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Ubisoft E3 2017: Watch it live right here

The French have taken over a theater in Los Angeles, and it’s time to talk about some more video games.

U.S. top court rules for Microsoft in Xbox class action fight

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Microsoft Corp in its bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who said the popular videogame console gouges discs because of a design defect.

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'Black Panther' trailer so lit it's burning up the charts

The first trailer debuted during an NBA game on Friday. On Monday,  The Hollywood Reporter said the teaser got "89 million views in the first 24 hours." That's impressive, but only as impressive as a movie with Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan and Forest Whitaker deserves (and that's not even counting the reunion of "Hobbit" alums Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis).

NASA will put on a colorful cloud show for the East Coast tonight

East Coast-ers should take a look up tonight, because NASA is putting on a show. As part of an experiment to track how particles move in space, researchers are releasing bright, color-changing vapors into the sky.

10 most exciting PC games spotted at the PC Gaming Show 2017

Gaming in the world of the overclockers has always felt like an afterthought at E3, but recent years have seen AMD, Nvidia, Intel and more show some serious investment and attention in the year's most massive games expo. 

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Could Taiwan become the Silicon Valley of Agriculture 4.0?

Nearly all of the skills   and components needed for Agriculture 4.0 can be found in Taiwan, a place that although small in size, boasts the largest number of electrical engineers per capita in the world. Taiwan produces 25% of the world’s semiconductors, and is a manufacturer for most of the sensors used in IoT and smart farming projects.

Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore Admits the Cylons Never Had a Plan at All

As fans of Battlestar Galactica will recall, every episode began with a short synopsis: “The Cylons were created by man. The rebelled. They evolved. There are many copies. And they have a plan.” But... did they? Or was that just a big tease? Turns out it’s the latter, and now we know why: because an executive producer thought it sounded cool.

Apple boosts business appeal of podcasts with new analytics in iOS 11 - TechRepublic

At session 512 of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Friday, Apple business manager James Boggs announced that Apple's Podcasts app would be getting improved presentation capabilities and analytics in iOS 11. The new features could make it easier for companies to better leverage podcasting as a useful business tool in the future.

How Indonesia became home to some incredible smart city projects

Despite all its natural beauty and rich history, technology isn’t the first thing outsiders link to the nation, but perhaps it soon will be. Smart cities are popping up in Indonesia, making it a more appealing choice for startups and other businesses in the technology sector.

Lights out: This malware could leave entire cities without electricity

Say hello to Industroyer, a nasty bit of malware that also goes by the name Crash Override . It targets circuit breakers and is able to hijack electrical systems from afar by taking advantage of communication protocols for power supply infrastructure, transportation controls, and water and gas systems used all over the world, according to cybersecurity researchers who posted their discovery on Monday.

U.S. banks launching answer to peer-to-peer payment app Venmo

NEW YORK The U.S. banking industry is about to launch its answer to the popular mobile payments app Venmo, in what is likely to be the biggest change in years in how individuals exchange funds digitally.

Uber CEO Kalanick likely to take leave, SVP Michael out: source

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick is likely to take a leave of absence from the troubled ride-hailing company, but no final decision has yet been made, according to a source familiar with the outcome of a Sunday board meeting.

Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference: start time, live stream, and schedule

Ubisoft is bringing some of its biggest franchises to Los Angeles this year, including Far Cry , Assassin’s Creed , and at least one brand new thing.

Uber's Michael Is Said to Leave After Board Meeting on Culture

The San Francisco-based company’s board met for more than six hours on Sunday to discuss recommendations from an investigation into workplace harassment and culture, as well as parting ways with Michael, who was involved with at least two incidents of alleged executive misbehavior that were part of the probe. Directors approved all the recommendations, a board representative said, without elaborating on the details.

Baking in Space Is About to Be the Most Delicious Experiment

Living in space is rife with challenges, among them, grappling with a gaping void of loneliness and dealing with a subpar food selection. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the unique torture of being so close to Earth, yet so far away from all its tasty delights. But one German company is determined to solve this by bringing our planet’s best baked good to humanity’s bravest in the final frontier.

How the Xbox One X stacks up against the PlayStation 4 Pro

When it comes to hard specifications, Microsoft has Sony soundly beaten here. The Xbox One X has a faster processor, a more powerful GPU, and more memory than even the PlayStation 4 Pro. Specifically, the Xbox One X has 6 teraflops (which, in very basic terms, is how many calculations it can perform per second), compared to 4.2 teraflops on the PlayStation 4 Pro. And the extra boost in RAM — 12GB vs. 8GB — is also pretty significant, at least on paper.

One of the biggest video games of the year, 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' is getting three major features that everyone wanted

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is an "early access" game at the time of writing. That means it's available to buy and play, but it's not a fully released game and players could encounter a few bugs here and there, as well as limited features. Despite this, Bluehole Studios, the developers behind "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrouds," had sold two million copies of the game within its first five weeks of availability.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole: E3 2017 Official Trailer – Time to Take a Stand | Ubisoft [US]

The Coon and Friends and Freedom Pals face off in an epic superhero franchise battle. As the New Kid with a super-powered butt, will you have what it takes to unite your allies and save South Park? Join Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny in the South Park video game and bring peace to South Park! "South Park: The Fractured But Whole" will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC - OCTOBER 17! For more info, checkout #SouthParkGame #TheFracturedButWhole Please SUBSCRIBE and visit our official channels for exclusive access and the latest information on all things South Park: The Fractured But Whole: ABOUT South Park: The Fractured But Whole: In the quiet mountain town of South Park, darkness has spread across the land. A new power is rising to combat this evil. An entire squad of superheroes will rise, led by a nocturnal scavenger sworn to clean the trash can of South Park society.


Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Monday to classify presidential social media posts -- including President Trump's much-discussed tweets -- as presidential records. The Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act, which has the same acronym as an infamous Trump Twitter typo last month, would amend the Presidential Records Act to include "social media ." Presidential records must be preserved, according to the Presidential Records Act, which would make it potentially illegal for the president to delete tweets. "President Trump's frequent, unfiltered use of his personal Twitter account as a means of official communication is unprecedented. If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. Tweets are powerful, and the President must be held accountable for every post," said Quigley in a statement. Most people took the "covfefe" tweet to be a typo, although press secretary Sean Spicer told the media that the term was used intentionally.

Wordpress's owner is closing its San Francisco office because its employees never show up

Automattic has always given its 550 employees the choice of working remotely; the San Francisco space was an optional co-working space, spokesman Mark Armstrong said. The company maintains similar offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and outside Portland, Maine, and gives employees a $250-a-month stipend it they want to use commercial co-working offices elsewhere. And if they’d rather work at Starbucks, Automattic will pay for their coffee.

Trump makes bizarre claims at press event as Cabinet members take turns praising him

Typically, a president's initial comments mark the end of on-camera coverage of White House Cabinet meetings, with administration aides then escorting members of the small press "pool" out of the room. But Trump invited reporters to remain as he called on his senior-most advisers to "go around, name your position" and say a few words about the administration's work.

Google's Gboard smart keyboard gets new bells and whistles

The new features, available first to Android users, reportedly include the ability to draw an emoji and phrase suggestions.

Honeywell Shareholders Resist Calls for Aerospace Spinoff, Chairman Says

Honeywell International Inc. shareholders are resisting calls by activist investor Third Point that the company spin off its aerospace unit, fearing they would lose out on the fruits of recent investments, Executive Chairman David Cote said.

Want a fully-loaded iMac Pro? Better sit down. At more than $17K, this is gonna hurt | ZDNet

Once you factor in the Apple tax of more than 80 percent on upgrades from the base machine, the cost seems excessive. But this is a very welcome machine for certain professional users who need all the power they can get.

Want to try Windows 10's oldest ancestor? Get hands on with the OS from the first IBM PC - TechRepublic

Now you can try out PC DOS 1.0 for yourself, and see what it was like to switch on the first IBM PC, the 5150, back in August 1981.

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Predator Is Brilliant Because It's Rambo, But With an Alien

Best of all, though, is Predator ’s villain. While Rambo is tasked with fighting Soviet and Vietnamese soldiers, as well as a government that doesn’t share his outlook on patriotism, Schwarzenegger’s Dutch has a way more complicated opponent. Sure, he has to nail some commie bastards along the way; it’s 1987, after all. But he taps into his true heart of darkness by battling an alien who has come to Earth to test its own warrior prowess. It doesn’t want to invade. It doesn’t want to abduct anyone (at least, not until 2010's Predators ). It just wants to brawl with the most kick-ass dude on the entire planet, so it travels to the gnarliest war-torn terrain it can find and lurks around waiting for someone exactly like Dutch to cross its path. It has weapons and gadgets and invisibility capabilities bolstered by its extraterrestrial technology, but it also knows there’s a time to rip off the mask (inspiring the not-incorrect insult “You are one ugly motherfucker!”) and engage in hand-to-hand combat with its specifically chosen opponent.

No more fun and games for Gymboree

Kids clothing brand Gymboree has just filed for bankruptcy protection and is the latest in a long list of retail brands–from Payless Shoe Source to The Limited–that are suffering from declines in mall traffic and increased online competition. According to court filings, the brand plans to stay in business, but will close up t0 450 of its 1,281 stores. This means that thousands of workers will be losing their jobs. As USA Today points out , Gymboree didn't innovate quickly enough: it was late to incorporate analytics, email newsletters, and in-store tablets for employees. 

Katy Perry livestreams until the word 'overexposure' has lost all meaning

While Perry slept this morning three days into the experiment, a famous pancake artist (to the extent that that's a thing) made breakfast in her likeness, speaking softly to the small crew assembled in the kitchen. It's almost like an ASMR video. Perry slept on as her breakfast got cold. Eventually, a gospel choir enters her room and wakes her up with an a cappella rendition of "Firework." She eats a salad while responding to comments and the pancakes get cold. Bon appétit, baby.

Best Buy will let you rent gadgets before you purchase them

Best Buy's website will have a button that sends you to Lumoid's site to manage the actual rental of these items, many of which may be "open box" returns instead of new items. You'll earn about 20 percent of the rental price in Lumoid credits, which can then be applied to a purchase of the rented item. Best Buy gets to breathe new life into items people have already bought and customers get to check out big-ticket items for a low monthly fee.

The Sneaky Psychology Of Apple Pay–And How It Could Cost You

Well, kind of. It doesn’t flow directly into the recipient’s bank account. It goes onto an Apple Pay cash card. Call it Apple bucks. Cupertino’s Monopoly money. The equivalent of a gift certificate. To actually collect any of the money for rent, utilities, and all those pesky things that matter, your friend will need to manually transfer it to their bank, via an interface undisclosed in the process. It cannot be automated. In other words, Apple is making the conscious choice to sit on your money, most likely reinvesting it for millions in returns, while offering you the equivalent of a gift card for your efforts.

Video: Why employers should seek out "New Collar" workers to fill the cyber-skills job gap - TechRepublic

There's a massive workforce shortage in the tech and cybersecurity industry. IBM Security's David Jarvis explains the benefits of hiring employees with a broad range of experience, skills, and aptitudes.

Moby announces new album with a fake Trump-related press release and we're exhausted

i can’t say i like it but it’s there. they made album #1 last year before my boss, donald j. trump (who is a real person, just like me) became the president of the united states. moby artist was invited to inauguration(BIGGEST) but he didn’t. the first album they released is very noisy…as is this second album, just see the title, pretty clear. but it’s like they hate america and think it’s NOT GREAT AGAIN. so, don’t listen to this as i won’t be listening, even though they are giving it away for free! idiots!

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Apple macOS High Sierra: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

With High Sierra, version 10.13 of Apple's macOS operating system, the company added subtle updates to improve privacy in web browsing, rolled out its new file system as standard, and introduced updates that would allow for the creation of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content. While the updates may seem simple, they will help set the stage for Apple's approach to computing in the future.

Alienware debuts new gaming mice, keyboards, and a 240Hz monitor at E3 2017

Alienware is debuting a new line of accessories at E3 this year, with new mice, keyboards, and a new high-end gaming monitor that will go perfectly with your Alienware computer.

The Electric, Driverless Revolution Is About to Hit the High Seas

It’s not just in Google laboratories that the revolution in electric, driverless transportation is gathering pace: a Norwegian shipping company is aiming to be able to deliver cargoes by sea on unmanned vessels from 2020.

Uber shakeup: Here’s everything that leaked about Eric Holder’s investigation this weekend

• The report recommends axing Emil Michael , Uber SVP and crony to CEO Travis Kalanick. But the board hasn't made a final decision on whether to fire him. Michael has been involved in the mishandling of an Indian woman's medical records, was present at an outing to a South Korean escort bar with employees, and also once threatened to hire a team to dig up negative information on a journalist who had written unfavorable stories about Uber.

30 Fidgeting Fingers Look Like a Hypnotic Human Kaleidoscope

The talented performers from the Xtrap Dance Crew choreographed this amazing routine that turns three pairs of hands—30 fingers in total—into a human kaleidoscope that will make you wonder how anyone could ever memorize this many complex moves.

Kid owns Icee-chugging contest, is owned by brain freeze

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Even orangutans are playing with fidget spinners now

After playing with it for a few seconds she was able to master the basics, and looked like a true Fidget Spinner Pro. It doesn't look like she'll be uploading any fidget spinner trick vids to YouTube any time soon, but only time will tell.

3 Secrets Of People Who Always Get Job Offers

They’re looking for the right job, not just any job. While a lot of people are grateful to get an offer, this group wants a position that gets them closer to their career goals, and, as such, they’re willing to negotiate, ask for more, or turn down an offer that doesn’t meet their minimum requirements.

50 Will Phase Out Costco Products After Wal-Mart Acquisition

That’s about to change. Jet is phasing out Kirkland products, spokeswoman Meredith Klein said by email, although some Kirkland products fulfilled by third-party sellers will remain. The move comes as Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club chain works to boost sales by focusing on its own main store brand, Member’s Mark, consolidating about 20 different labels under that banner and adding 300 new products like sea salt caramels and all-natural pulled pork.

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