A Tribute To JRPG Villages That Were Annihilated

  02/18/2019 01:00 PM

  Google Plans to Make It More Difficult for Sites to Block Chrome's Incognito Mode

  02/18/2019 12:30 PM

For the privacy-minded among us, Chrome’s Incognito mode can offer at least some added peace of mind during browsing sessions. But some sites may know that you’re trying to access them in Incognito, and Google reportedly wants to put a lid on it.

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  The Creepiest Part Of Resident Evil 2 Didn’t Involve Zombies

  02/18/2019 12:00 PM

I learned about survival horror from the first Resident Evil, and loved how Resident Evil 2 took that to the next level with a city full of zombies after your neck. When I loaded up the recent Resident Evil 2 remake on my PlayStation 4, it felt like revisiting an old friend, if that old friend happened to be a…

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  Netflix's The Punisher and Jessica Jones Are Officially Cancelled

  02/18/2019 11:45 AM

  Herzog Zwei Is The Best Real-Time Strategy Game You Never Played

  02/18/2019 11:00 AM

  UK Parliament Says 'Digital Gangsters' at Facebook Can't Police Themselves

  02/18/2019 10:55 AM

  Monday's Best Deals: $112 Robotic Vacuum, Mario Maker 2, Philips Hue, and More

  02/18/2019 10:30 AM

A $112 robotic vacuum, a huge sale on cold remedies, and a preorder discount for Super Mario Maker 2 lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.

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  Monday's Best Deals: $112 Robotic Vacuum, Mario Maker 2, Philips Hue, and More

  02/18/2019 10:30 AM

A $112 robotic vacuum, a huge sale on cold remedies, and a preorder discount for Super Mario Maker 2 lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.

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  The Battle Angel Alita Manga Is An Essential Read

  02/18/2019 10:00 AM

  Skip the Colors and Save $6 On Philips' Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulb

  02/18/2019 09:36 AM

Full RGB color light bulbs are fun, but most Hue owners primarily use their lights to glow in different temperatures of white. Daylight is great for stimulating you throughout the day, while warmer shades of white can help ease you to sleep in the evening.

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  Skip the Colors and Save $6 On Philips' Hue White Ambiance Smart Bulb

  02/18/2019 09:36 AM

Full RGB color light bulbs are fun, but most Hue owners primarily use their lights to glow in different temperatures of white. Daylight is great for stimulating you throughout the day, while warmer shades of white can help ease you to sleep in the evening.

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  With The Force Awakens Timeline Looming, Things Are Heating Up on Star Wars Resistance

  02/18/2019 09:30 AM

Star Wars Resistance has had us wondering how the animated series fits in with the story being told in the sequel trilogy. “The Core Problem,” the latest episode, made the biggest connection so far.

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  The Week In Games: Freelancers Needed On Friday

  02/18/2019 09:10 AM

  Why So Many People Choose to Live Near Active Volcanoes

  02/18/2019 09:00 AM

If you’re watching newsreel footage of an eruption, and don’t live near a volcano yourself, you may find yourself wondering, “Why would anyone choose to live there?”

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  What's at the Edge of the Universe?

  02/18/2019 09:00 AM

  Baby's First Game Boy Teaches Your Kids the Joys of Gaming With Physical Buttons

  02/18/2019 09:00 AM

Unless you’re a staunch advocate for your kids having zero screen time, at some point you’re going to distract them with a mobile device. But instead of putting your expensive, fragile smartphone in their hands, LeapFrog’s new RockIt Twist is like a baby’s first Game Boy that makes gaming more accessible with a bunch…

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  Star Wars News: Is 'Episode IX' Called 'Balance of the Force'?

  02/18/2019 09:00 AM
That's the rumor. It sounds possible—but also kinda hokey.

  Amazon Constructed a Super Mario Maker 2 Preorder Discount

  02/18/2019 07:59 AM

Amazon’s $10 video game preorder credits seem to have gone the way of the dodo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a few bucks. Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch is discounted to $56 right now, and a $1.13 coupon brings it down to $55. That’s not a huge price drop, obviously, but as far as first party Nintendo games…

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  Just Give In and Buy a Robotic Vacuum Already; It's Only $112 Today

  02/18/2019 07:41 AM

It might not have the name recognition of a Roomba, but this iLife robotic vacuum packs in much of the same features in a crazy affordable $112 price tag.

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  38 Best President's Day Sales on Laptops, TVs, Gear (2019)

  02/18/2019 07:00 AM
We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Apple, Google, Amazon, Dyson, and more.

  In Defense of Videogame Selfies (Yes, Really)

  02/18/2019 07:00 AM
Corny? Maybe. But sharing our characters' journey in games like Kingdom Hearts 3 is prelude to a world in which virtual and real inextricably coexist.

  10 Best Cheap Headphones and Earbuds for 2019 (Under $100)

  02/18/2019 07:00 AM
We’ve picked the best affordable in-ear, over-ear, and on-ear headphones in every budget price bracket.

  NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy

  02/18/2019 07:00 AM
With $60 and a few fake Facebook accounts, researchers were able to identify service members in a military exercise, track their movement, and even persuade them to disobey orders.

  Part-Time Workers Terrorizing Japan

  02/18/2019 07:00 AM

  The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
It used to make sense to believe something until it was debunked; now, it makes sense to assume certain claims are fake—unless they are verified.

  Inside the Alexa-Friendly World of Wikidata

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Virtual assistants do their jobs better thanks to Wikidata, which aims to (eventually) represent everything in the universe in a way computers can understand.

  The Best Gear for the E-Scooter Commuter

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Stay safe, warm, stylish, and caffeinated as you Bird.

  6 Apps for Taking a Bit of the Work Out of Your Workday

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Managing your tasks shouldn't be a distraction unto itself. These desk mates let your phone handle the hard stuff.

  3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone's attention can have concrete physical effects.

  The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
After sepsis forced the amputation of Sheila Avento's hands, an intricate transplant technique made her whole again. Then came the side effects.

  Jargon Watch: What ‘Roadmanship’ Means to a Self-Driving Car

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
More than a century later, the quaint term is back as a basis for long-­overdue safety standards in autonomous vehicles. 

  How a DIY Tesla Mechanic Resurrects Damaged Electric Cars

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Rich Benoit stumps for the right-to-repair movement, pushing uncooperative manufacturers to make it easier for owners to fix stuff themselves.

  ‘Summer’ Blockbusters Are Coming Too Soon

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Now, in a perversion of the Time Stone worthy of Thanos, *Captain Marvel* is coming out the first week of March. March! Great Gregorian gods, why?

  Infoporn: 100 Years of Sci-Fi, Explored

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Using data scraping, network analysis, and machine learning, the Science Fiction Concept Corpus includes more than 2,600 books written since 1900. Here's what we found.

  AI-Powered Apps Could Make Us More Creative—or Less Human

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Google, Microsoft, and other tech companies keep injecting more and more smarts into our daily tasks. Will we become indistinguishable, or truly free?

  My Life Online—Without All the Metrics

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Remove the integers and we might find our digital Shangri-la. Or at least a slightly healthier, more sustainable life online.

  VCs Are Hungry for Fast-Casual ‘Food Platforms’

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
A new batch of food-­focused investment firms are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into fast-casual startups—powered by AI and data-mining apps.

  Why the Aeron Is Still the Most Coveted Seat in the Office

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
With its pioneering mesh support, ingenious tilt mechanism, and conspicuously engineered design, the "dotcom throne" has survived and thrived.

  Our Ears Are Unlocking an Era of Aural Data

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
While the eye is superior at perceiving sizes and ratios, the ear is better at detecting patterns that occur over *time*. Enter: sonification.

  Cool Gear for Turning Your Office Into a Calming Oasis

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
When you need a moment of zen, reach for these items to turn the break room, or anywhere you can find some free space, into an escape pod.

  Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 Hits the Deck to Help You Work

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
The latest version of Redmond's dextrous desktop combines thoughtful design and premium guts to boost your productivity—no matter what you do.

  Amazon Alexa and the Search for the One Perfect Answer

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
Voice computing seeks to deliver a single correct response to any query. That's why it's going to upend our relationship with information.

  Will Identity Politics Force the Stubborn Mind to Adapt?

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM
I was ashamed by my inability to readjust to new grammar. If I didn’t, my failure would exact social costs, registering as unintended dis­respect—or worse, bigotry.

  Even More Final Fantasy XV Content Is Coming...In Book Form

  02/18/2019 06:00 AM

Last fall, it was announced that 75 percent of Final Fantasy XV’s DLC was getting scrapped. The “Episode Ardyn” DLC will be out on March 26, but there’s content coming, including a book. Yes, a book!

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  The Next Great Walking Dead Villain Is Here, and She Wants to Kill Civilization

  02/17/2019 10:05 PM

  Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Alita: Battle Angel Is A Divine Te

  02/17/2019 09:00 PM

  But That's None Of My Business

  02/17/2019 09:00 PM

Nishio Nanora is a 2D and character artist from Japan.

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  Opportunity Rover, New Gmail Features, and Death Speeds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

  02/17/2019 08:40 PM

Space enthusiasts collectively mourned this week with the death of Opportunity, the Martian rover that chugged along making important scientific discoveries for far, far longer than it was expected to explore the Red Planet. In case you missed it, Gizmodo wrote about the incredible distance traveled by Opportunity

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  Bill de Blasio Does Not Appear to Be Taking the Amazon HQ2 Breakup Well

  02/17/2019 07:45 PM

Jeff Bezos yanked his would-be HQ2 campus this week in a show that Amazon simply couldn’t take the heat from New Yorkers who opposed the secretive deal and its potential implications for the city’s residents, and the Queens community in particular. After Amazon announced it was pulling out, many progressive…

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  Tokyo Is Testing a New System to Detect 'Guerilla' Rain and Tornadoes Up to 30 Minutes in Advance

  02/17/2019 07:25 PM

  Overwatch Pros Share Their Cheesiest Pick-Up Lines

  02/17/2019 06:55 PM

At the preview event for the latest season of the Overwatch League, cosplayer Stella Chuuno stranger to this kind of business—polled players on their selections for Valentine’s Day pick-up lines.

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  Fortnite "Festival" Ends In Predictable Shambles

  02/17/2019 06:30 PM

In the proud tradition of shows like DashCon, Fyre and NathanCon, an under-staffed, under-planned and unlicensed Fortnite party held in the UK over the weekend turned out to be a complete disaster.

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  Report: More Than 300 Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, With Pro-Assad Forces Responsible for 98 Percent

  02/17/2019 06:20 PM

Well over 300 chemical weapons attacks have occurred during the nearly eight years-long Syrian civil war, with President Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies accounting for the vast majority of them, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing new research by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI).

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  Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Will Bring Big Changes, Including Reworked Friendly Fire System

  02/17/2019 06:20 PM

Ubisoft has announced big changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Year 4. One of the biggest is a complete change to how friendly fire will work. These changes were revealed in a livestream during the Six Invitational 2019.

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  Watch Ava DuVernay in Conversation With the Directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  02/17/2019 06:00 PM

Some of the best directors in the business, talking one of the best films of last year.

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  Watch Ava DuVernay in Conversation With the Directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  02/17/2019 06:00 PM

Some of the best directors in the business, talking one of the best films of last year.

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  LG Has No Immediate Plans to Release a Foldable Smartphone, Head of Mobile Says

  02/17/2019 05:45 PM

  The Rise Of The Video Game Selfie

  02/17/2019 05:15 PM

  VR Game Sees Huge Increase In Sales As Players Confuse It For Apex Legends

  02/17/2019 04:15 PM

  The Star Wars Twitter Posted a Weird Tweet, and Fans Are Freaking Out

  02/17/2019 03:30 PM

  The Star Wars Twitter Posted a Weird Tweet, and Fans Are Freaking Out

  02/17/2019 03:30 PM

  Gex Speedruner Finds Mysterious Floating Cube

  02/17/2019 03:30 PM

I love mysterious Easter Eggs and weird secrets in video games. So does YouTuber Oddheader, who put together a great video showcasing some lesser-known and more obscure secrets and discoveries.

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  This Video Explores Starship Troopers’ Messy Satirical Relationship With Fascism

  02/17/2019 02:45 PM

Starship Troopers is a seductive satire. Let’s dig into why, and how.

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  Airlines Will Offer New Gender Options Beyond 'Male' and 'Female' for Non-Binary Flyers

  02/17/2019 02:40 PM

Many U.S. airlines say they’re in the process of updating their booking systems in order to allow non-binary customers to use pronouns other than “male” or “female.”

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  Every Fake Game In Kingdom Hearts 3, Reviewed

  02/17/2019 02:00 PM

Inside the Toy Story world in Kingdom Hearts 3, players can find a video game store. This store is filled with games that presumably exist in the Toy Story universe. These games also need to be reviewed.

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  England and Wales to Require Thousands of Criminals to Wear GPS Tracking Bracelets

  02/17/2019 01:35 PM

  Congratulations, Morphing Nerds: The Power Rangers are Going on Tour

  02/17/2019 01:30 PM

When Hasbro got the Power Rangers license, as a lifelong fan, I started wondering what they’d do. A cartoon? Closer collaboration with the show’s Japanese counterparts? More movies? Perhaps the Power Rangers heyday of the 1990s would return.

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  Opportunity Rover Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

  02/17/2019 09:00 AM
The internet also said "hello, again" to more government shutdown talk last week.

  Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News This Week

  02/17/2019 09:00 AM
Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval.

  Got Prime? There's a Woot Shirt BOGO Sale Happening RN

  02/17/2019 08:15 AM

Soon, my loves, summer will be here. And when the sun comes out, we’ll have awesome shirts to show off thanks to this buy-one-get-one-free sale from Woot. They have some fun designs there and you can get up to 5 free shirts, if you have the dough. This sale should be live until Tuesday.

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  How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order

  02/17/2019 08:00 AM
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism.

  What Is Credential Stuffing?

  02/17/2019 07:00 AM
What happens to all those emails and passwords that get leaked? They're frequently used to try to break into users' other accounts across the internet.

  This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

  02/17/2019 07:00 AM
HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.

  Fossil Sport Smartwatch Review: A (Mostly) Solid WearOS Watch

  02/17/2019 07:00 AM
Even with some flaws, it's almost certainly the best WearOS smartwatch you can buy.

  C'mon, people, let's leave poor Jar Jar out of this

  02/16/2019 03:27 PM

  Presidents' Day Sales, Ranked

  02/15/2019 02:06 PM

  Presidents' Day Sales, Ranked

  02/15/2019 02:06 PM