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Swamp Thing Fucks and We Deserve to See It Swamp Thing Fucks and We Deserve to See It

Swamp Thing fucks. This is not me being crude or trying to be salacious. This is a fact, made clear, repeatedly, in the pages of the many Swamp Thing comics over the last 48 years. Swamp Thing, a mass of sentient plant matter that identifies as male, fucks. And because the DC Universe show has been cruelly cut short…

HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That's Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That's Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop is a lovely machine. It’s attractively designed, powerful enough for most big tasks, and features a new 15.6-inch OLED display that will make your eyes weep with joy. Too bad HP put a terrible trackpad on the thing.

Google Calendar Dies One Hour After Google Tweets About How Great It Is [Updated—It's Back] Google Calendar Dies One Hour After Google Tweets About How Great It Is [Updated—It's Back]

No, it’s not you. Google Calendar really does appear to be down. Navigating to calendar.google.com will present you with a 404 error.

Samsung Deletes Frightening Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses Samsung Deletes Frightening Tweet Warning That Its Smart TVs Can Get Viruses

The internet of things, in which all of our gadgets are plugged into data connections, will bring some terrible downsides along with its conveniences. We were blessed with a reminder of this uneasy future this morning when Samsung’s Twitter account for customer support tweeted a guide to performing a security scan on…

Adafruit Just Made It Really Easy to Build Your Own GameBoy

There have been countless Raspberry Pi builds over the years that have sought to cram the little boards into a handheld device. Yet nearly every single one required not just a basic grasp of coding, but also an understanding of soldering and sometimes a touch of electrical engineering. Adafruit’s new PyGamer looks…

Too Many Cores Too Many Cores

AMD has been leading Intel into a friendly rivalry based on the number of cores one can pack into a CPU, and it’s been all fun and games for the last two years as each has fought to overwhelm the other with the sheer number of cores. Yet Wccftech claims that AMD is planning a monster 64-core CPU for some time towards…

I Played Doom Eternal on a Chromebook I Played Doom Eternal on a Chromebook

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Google’s forthcoming streaming game service Stadia, and we won’t know some of it until it’s available in the wild. But in a controlled demo of Stadia at E3, I was treated to a solid experience, as well as some fresh information about how the company plans to deliver Stadia to…

A Nerdy Theory About Why PS5 and Project Scarlett Aren't Coming Until 2020 A Nerdy Theory About Why PS5 and Project Scarlett Aren't Coming Until 2020

Let’s think about this. Disappointing as it might be, we’re not getting a new PlayStation or Xbox in 2019. There are a lot of reasons why. (And if you for sure know of a specific reason, you should DM me, email me, or tip us safely and securely via SecureDrop.) But I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit, and I…

Apple's Touch Bar Could Learn a Lesson From Intel's Dual Display Laptop Prototype Apple's Touch Bar Could Learn a Lesson From Intel's Dual Display Laptop Prototype

At Computex in Tapei last month, Intel showed off Honeycomb Glacier, a new prototype of a wild laptop with one standard 4K display, and one half-size 4K display right below it. Earlier this week, the company let me check it out at E3, and while it looks goofy, it does present some smart ideas.

Microsoft's Elite Series 2 Controller Feels Like an Improvement in Every Way Microsoft's Elite Series 2 Controller Feels Like an Improvement in Every Way

On Sunday, Microsoft announced a new iteration of the Microsoft Elite Controller. And that is great news because while the original was a landmark concept, in practice, it was kind of junk. The Series 2, at least from my limited time with it, seems like a substantial improvement.

AMD's New GPUs and CPUs Keep the Pressure on the Intel and Nvidia Competition AMD's New GPUs and CPUs Keep the Pressure on the Intel and Nvidia Competition

E3 hasn’t been just for games for a while. While the video games are certainly the focus, companies like AMD are reminding us that what we play on is sometimes crucial to what we play. Today the company announced a whole line of CPUs and GPUs intended to make gaming better, and the thing they all had in common? They…

I Touched the xCloud: An Incredibly Early Look at Microsoft's Vision for the Future of Games I Touched the xCloud: An Incredibly Early Look at Microsoft's Vision for the Future of Games

While Google has already held two splashy events about Stadia, its big bet on streaming games, Microsoft, has been a little more lowkey about its own streaming game initiative, xCloud. We still don’t know a whole lot about it, but today I got to play it—and watch it break.

All the New Details About Microsoft Xbox Project Scarlett and xCloud All the New Details About Microsoft Xbox Project Scarlett and xCloud

Sony and Google have spared few details about their next-gen video game systems, but Microsoft has been quieter about how it plans to deliver games in the future. Sure we heard a few details about the console, codenamed Scarlett, and the cloud service, xCloud. We know these things exist. We just haven’t known what…

I Found the Perfect Pet Cam to Launch Treats at My Dog

One of the worst parts of pet ownership is leaving your dog or cat home alone. They’re stuck in the house, and you’re out in the world! Pet cameras are ostensibly a great way to watch and interact with pets even when you’re away from home. While they used to feel like a kludgy gimmick that can’t rival a real security…

Is Stadia Already Screwed? Is Stadia Already Screwed?

We finally have the major details on Stadia, Google’s big push into gaming and at a glance it looks great: Crossplay with Xbox and Windows 10, a wide variety of recent and upcoming games, and the ability to play those games on any device with a solid internet connection. I’m writing this on an 200 Mbps internet…

Google Stadia Is Coming: Games, Latency, Crossplay, Speed Requirements, and More Google Stadia Is Coming: Games, Latency, Crossplay, Speed Requirements, and More

YouTube is rightfully under fire this week, but that’s not stopping Google from finally giving us all the details about its next big streaming service. Stadia, Google’s big play to define the next epoch of gaming, was officially announced back in March, but the March event was frustratingly devoid of details. Now we…

Bose's Latest Headphones Tackle a New Frontier of Noise Canceling, But Is It Worth the Extra Cash? Bose's Latest Headphones Tackle a New Frontier of Noise Canceling, But Is It Worth the Extra Cash?

The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 aren’t so much a successor to the current QC35 II headphones. Instead, they’re an addition to Bose’s line of noise-canceling headphones. A pricy addition. At $400 the 700s are $50 more than the QC35s. The step up in price doesn’t include huge tweaks to the noise-canceling…

Is the New Mac Pro Worth the Apple Tax? Is the New Mac Pro Worth the Apple Tax?

The Mac Pro is a statement. With a vented case that calls to mind a kitchen tool, it’s a homage to and advancement of the Power Mac G5 that fans affectionately likened to a cheese grater. Sporting a current generation Xeon processor, it’s an Apple device that seems to have finally launched on time and in step with its…

The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Is Back (And It Looks Powerful as Hell) The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Is Back (And It Looks Powerful as Hell)

It’s been over a year since Apple last teased the Mac Pro, a major refresh to its traditionally priciest and most powerful computer. And finally—finally! The successor to the “trashcan” is here and it looks a lot like a cheese grater (it also looks like it’s potentially very powerful).

iPadOS: A First Look at Apple's Vision for the Future of Its Tablets iPadOS: A First Look at Apple's Vision for the Future of Its Tablets

Apple has been trying to market the iPad as a budget solution for people who want an Apple laptop, but the iPad has never really held up to that promise. Sure it’s a great device that’s fast enough for general tasks like web browsing, light enough to take anywhere, and long-lasting enough to support you through a few…

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