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Monday, 15 April, 2024 UTC

IKEA's new furniture line attempts to take gamers out of the basement

If you're a gamer with a design bug, IKEA thinks you'll love it's new collection of "gaming furniture," due in stores in September 2024. The furniture giant says that its 20-piece Brännboll collection "challenges traditional gaming design" ... more - mashable

Friday, 12 April, 2024 UTC

iPhone SE 4: It reportedly borrows features from iPhone 13, iPhone XR

Folks who love iPhones, but don't want to spend $1,000 on their next one, got some good news on Thursday. Freelance coder Nguyen Phi Hung (spotted via Phone Arena) posted a bundle of purported iPhone SE 4 specs this week on X. The basic gist is that ... more - mashable

Thursday, 11 April, 2024 UTC

Jinkx Monsoon on trans visibility, Patti LaBelle's Virgo energy, and bad lip reading

On her first night playing Audrey in Off Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors , Jinkx Monsoon stopped traffic. "I've been rehearsing this for weeks now," she tells Mashable over Zoom, but "I still forget that there's moving set pieces and ... more - mashable

Saturday, 6 April, 2024 UTC

The 15 best new shows on Netflix

Netflix has a lot of shows and movies from which to choose. Like, a lot. Sifting through all the streaming options can cause chronic indecision, leaving us scrolling down the Netflix main page just trying to pick something to watch. Instead of getting ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 3 April, 2024 UTC

Score a free pair of Soundcore Liberty 4 NC earbuds with the XREAL Air 2 Pro

GET A FREE PAIR OF EARBUDS: As of April 3, you can get a free pair of Liberty 4 NC earbuds when you purchase the XREAL Air 2 Pro smart glasses. Opens in a new window Credit: XREAL XREAL Air 2 Pro at XREAL Shop Now If you've ever wished you could carry ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 3 April, 2024 UTC

Got a Meta Quest? You'll have to re-enter your age.

Are you the proud owner of a Meta Quest? You'll have to re-verify your age if you want to use it. On Tuesday, Meta announced that it's mandatory for Quest 2 and Quest 3 users to confirm their age by re-entering their birthday. In a blog post, Meta said ... more - mashable

Friday, 29 March, 2024 UTC

Trans people are turning to VR as society fails them

"I still remember when I first used VR, I hadn't cried so much for a long time. Especially being someone that was failed by the NHS [National Health Service]," Levia*, a trans woman living in Britain, explained. "Many trans people cry ... more - mashable

Friday, 29 March, 2024 UTC

The world of Roblox accessories is betting big on young, Black creators

Since the dawn of the internet, users have gone online to escape. They've flooded forums to build community when the outside world was lacking, and they've delved into fantasy worlds, fanfiction, and original characters to explore the limits of personal ... more - mashable

Thursday, 28 March, 2024 UTC

Try out the Apple Vision Pro with $200 off at Woot!

SAVE $200: As of March 28, save $200 on a new Apple Vision Pro headset at Woot!. That's a discount of 6%. Opens in a new window Credit: Woot! Apple Vision Pro $3,299.00 at Woot! $3,499.00 Save $200.00 Get Deal The Apple Vision Pro is undeniably impressive, ... more - mashable

Thursday, 28 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem's £20 million star is the worst part of the entire show

Netflix's sci-fi series 3 Body Problem features a myriad of fantastical elements, from proton supercomputers to razor-sharp nanofibres, to ridiculously high-tech virtual reality headsets which let you eat dirt. Yet the most unbelievable, unforgivable, ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 UTC

Why '3 Body Problem' picks the perfect gamer names

Picking a name for your character in a game is a high-pressure decision. Honestly, I'll sit there for at least 30 minutes, scanning my bookshelves for a glimmer of half-baked inspiration that isn't straight-up naming my newly minted elven warrior mage ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 UTC

Everything you need to know about Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

If you're like us and consumed by the mind-bending series that is Netflix's 3 Body Problem , you might have a few burning questions. Bringing author Liu Cixin's novels to the streaming screen, showrunners David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 UTC

I used the Apple Vision Pro on a flight to Costa Rica — and it was chaotic

"The Apple Vision Pro is out-friggin’-standing, but what the hell am I going to use it for?" This is what many tech journalists and reviewers with early access to the $3,499 swanky headset said. They gushed about the accurate eye tracking, ... more - mashable

Monday, 25 March, 2024 UTC

OpenAI is pitching Sora to Hollywood. Creatives are fighting back.

OpenAI is ramping up plans for its AI video generator Sora — and that involves a charm offensive in Hollywood. Details are still fuzzy, but we know the company is approaching filmmakers as well as studios. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and COO Brad Lightcap ... more - mashable

Saturday, 23 March, 2024 UTC

If you watched certain YouTube videos, investigators demanded your data from Google

If you've ever jokingly wondered if your search or viewing history is going to "put you on some kind of list," your concern may be more than warranted. In now unsealed court documents reviewed by Forbes , Google was ordered to hand over the ... more - mashable

Friday, 22 March, 2024 UTC

Get the Meta Quest 2 for its lowest price yet during the Amazon Big Spring Sale

SAVE $50.99: As of March 22, the Meta Quest 2 (128 GB) is just $199 at Amazon as part of the Amazon Big Spring Sale. That's a discount of 20% and the lowest price we've seen. Opens in a new window Credit: Amazon Meta Quest 2 (128 GB) $199.99 at Amazon ... more - mashable

Friday, 22 March, 2024 UTC

How to watch the 2024 Tour of Flanders online for free

TL;DR: Stream the 2024 Tour of Flanders for free on SBS On Demand. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. Cycling fans are a lucky bunch, because the schedule is absolutely brutal. There seems be another professional ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem' finale: 8 burning questions we have for Season 2

After eight mind-bending episodes, Netflix's 3 Body Problem has come to a close for Season 1. While the finale answered many of the complex questions fuelling the series, showrunners David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo left plenty unsolved for ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem': How the book and the Netflix show differ

Delve deep enough into the story behind the new Netflix show 3 Body Problem , and you'll soon find yourself with a three-book problem. That's because the show draws on elements found in all three books that comprise the "Remembrance of Earth's Past" ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem': Why John Bradley's character is the best and worst part of the show

When Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss teamed up with with Alexander Woo for Netflix's 3 Body Problem , they didn't just bring their genre novel adaptation expertise. They also brought a few familiar faces. Making the leap to 3 ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem' review: The ghost of 'Game of Thrones' haunts Netflix's sci-fi epic

It's impossible not to think about Game of Thrones while watching 3 Body Problem . Netflix's latest sci-fi series comes to us courtesy of Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who've teamed up with Alexander Woo ( The Terror, True Blood ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

'3 Body Problem': What do the aliens actually look like?

Netflix's 3 Body Problem is a show that leaves us with a lot of questions at the end of its first season. How different are Liu Cixin's books, upon which the show's based? What does the joke that Dr Ye Wenjie (Rosalind Chao) tells Saul Durand (Jovan ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

How did the stars flicker in '3 Body Problem'? The global deepfake explained.

"Has the universe ever winked at you?" It's the cryptic question alien-worshipper and Earth-Trisolaris Organization member Tatiana (Marlo Kelly) poses to Auggie (Eiza González) in Netflix's 3 Body Problem . And it's the one in the back of the ... more - mashable

Thursday, 21 March, 2024 UTC

What exactly is the three-body problem in '3 Body Problem'?

If you're the type of person who yells "wey-oh!" if someone in a TV show says the name of the TV show, you're in good company. In Netflix's 3 Body Problem , based on Liu Cixin's novels, the actual title of the series plays a major part in the ... more - mashable

Friday, 15 March, 2024 UTC

Black Mirror season 7 is coming — 5 things the internet is saying about its return

Black Mirror season 7 is coming back, Netflix announced on X. "Six new stories, but one looks a little familiar. Black Mirror returns 2025," the post said. Most are excited for its return. However, there's no shortage of criticism, with many ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024 UTC

I tried GameScent: My experience with smell-o-vision gaming, including a 'gunfire' scent

Imagine getting a whiff of dewy freshness – à la fresh-cut grass — while trudging through the wilderness within your favorite triple-A game. And then suddenly, without warning, an enemy hops out behind a tree. Pew, pew, pew! A gunfight ensues and you ... more - mashable

Monday, 11 March, 2024 UTC

SXSW 2024: 3 WTF tech products, including an AI Marilyn Monroe

When people talk about South by Southwest (SXSW), it's typically for its music and film festivities. Under the surface, however, is a burgeoning tech scene growing in Austin that is being showcased here at this year's festival. While not on the same ... more - mashable

Thursday, 7 March, 2024 UTC

10 SXSW films you'll want to know about before the fest begins

SXSW has arrived! And along with an enthralling conference bursting with music, comedy, tech, VR, and entertaining activations, South by Southwest is one of America's most thrilling film festivals. This year's headliners include such hotly anticipated ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 6 March, 2024 UTC

The 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' AR experience lets you catch ghosts at home

Those who valiantly bust ghosts are back again with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire , and the marketing team is having a little fun making a few otherwordly vagrants available for you to catch at home. To promote the release of the latest adventure with ... more - mashable

Saturday, 2 March, 2024 UTC

The best sci-fi movies on Netflix to escape reality

The beauty of science fiction is how it can take shape in endless ways on screen. When you look at the types of sci-fi narratives that filmmakers have explored in movies, it's hard to deny the fact that it’s one of the most unique, versatile, and exciting ... more - mashable