If you were hoping to watch the Super Bowl on your Roku TV or set-top box, I hope you dont mind paying for streaming services like FuboTV, Sling or Hulu, because your existing cable subscription is no good as of today Roku is pulling all of its Fox apps off of the platform, effective tomorrow, two days before the Big Game.
That might strike you as sudden, considering we reported this very morning that Fox Sports was working hard to bring a 4K HDR stream of the Super Bowl to Rokus streaming sticks, pucks, and TVs. But minutes ago, Fox Sports removed references to Roku from multiple spots on its Super Bowl website, and we confirmed with Roku that seven channels in total are leaving… unless Fox and Roku strike a deal.
According to the conventional wisdom for dedicated video game platforms, Nintendo Switch should be entering the midway phase of the hardware lifecycle, Furukawa said. But we believe we have built a foundation on which we can pursue further growth opportunities for Nintendo Switch.
It wouldnt really be surprising if there were no new Switch hardware this year. The original system came out in…
Nintendo is releasing an Animal Crossing-themed Switch on March 13th, just one week before the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and its one of the best-looking Switch models yet. Nintendo says youll be able to pre-order the themed console at select retailers soon.
This is the full-size Switch, which means it can be played in handheld mode or on a TV by dropping the Switch into the (Nook family-adorned) dock. It also comes with detachable Joy-Con controllers, and the colors on them look amazing.
This model of the Switch also has an embossed design on the back thats just awesome.
If you do pick this up, though, you should be aware that Animal Crossing: New…
The picture at the top of this post isnt a screenshot of The Child (aka, Baby Yoda) from Disney+s The Mandalorian; rather, its an incredibly detailed, 1:1 life-sized replica of the iconic character from Sideshow Collectibles, and it could be yours… for the low, low price of $350. Preorders for the figure open today, but its not expected to arrive until August to October later this year.
OnePlus smartphones are infamous for lacking support for Qi wireless charging but the company has been spotted joining the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the standards group that handles the Qi wireless charging used by virtually every single smartphone, as reported by MobileScout.
The lack of wireless charging has been one of the glaring holes in OnePlus lineup that crops up every year, especially as OnePlus phones have gotten better and better and started to compete with other top smartphones. Despite this, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has previously been fairly unenthusiastic about wireless charging in the past. Earlier this year on The Vergecast, Laucommented that even 10W fast wireless charging was too slow and not worth it…
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Snap announced today that its launching Bitmoji TV, which will be a weekly show within Snapchat that stars you and your friends Bitmoji avatars. The show will launch this Saturday, February 1st, and it will have a 10-episode season, with new episodes debuting weekly, reports Variety.
In each episode, your personalized Bitmoji (if youve created one in Snapchat or the Bitmoji app) will pal around with Bitmojis of your friends through scripted episodes written by the Bitmoji team. The first episode, for example, will show you and your friends Bitmojis vying for the fictional Americas Best Bitmoji award. The second and third episodes are titled Mime Cops and Spy Squad, according to Variety.
CBS’s All Access streaming service costs $6 a month and it’s the only (legit) way to watch the new series, Star Trek: Picard. But to give you a free taste in the hope you’ll sign up, the first episode of Picard is on YouTube.
In the game Speaking Simulator (Steam and Switch) you play a robot disguised as a human that tries to fit in the real world. Your job it to control its mouth to make it talk in a way that passes muster. If you aren’t good at your job, the robot’s head will explode. [via Waxy]
The iconic Rotring 600 is on sale on Amazon today for . Unlike the 500 (which I also like) the 600 has an all-metal body, which a lot of people prefer. At current prices on Amazon the 600 is cheaper than the 500. Read the rest
If you want to know exactly what’s going on in your Linux system, some of you might reach for top. For the connoisseur of system monitors, nothing less than htop will do. Not familiar with htop? [Ahsen Saeed] did a beautiful job of doing it graphically.
Blizzards colorful team-shooter Overwatch is getting some big changes next month. Today the developer provided some details on the games next patch, bringing Overwatch to version 1.45, and it includes two major shifts. One will add a more experimental flavor to the game, while the other concerns which hero characters players can choose from.
To start, there will be a new feature called the experimental card, which will be available right in the main menu. Essentially, its a way for Overwatchs developers to toy around with ideas that might not actually make it into the main game. That could mean anything from balance changes to brand-new game modes. Overwatch already has a PTR, or public test realm, which serves as a sort of beta…
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Madden 20 will be getting a new shoe. More specifically, the Nike Vapor Edge Cleat. Among the players getting this special footwear: Christian McCaffrey, Odell Beckham Jr., Kyler Murray, Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Cook (congrats, Dieter). Most notably, it will be the first time an aesthetic update will actually affect players abilities in-game, increasing their speed and acceleration. EA says the virtual shoes are available in-game now.
Madden is a strange product already. Its less a simulation of playing football and more a simulation of watching football on TV. Which means it exists as kind of a bizarre, alternate universe version of the NFL with its own in-game ads and sponsorships. A real-life Nike…
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Super Bowl LIV is coming up this Sunday, February 2nd on Fox, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. As if that matchup wasnt reason enough to watch, this years Super Bowl will broadcast in 4K HDR. If you want to watch it in 4K HDR, were going to tell you how. But bear with us this is more confusing to walk through than it should be.
It goes without saying that youll need a 4K HDR TV to view the game at the highest fidelity. Youll also need a fast internet connection that supports at least 25MB/s download speeds. Last, youll need a streaming device that can support 4K HDR but not just any one will do.
Amazons Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube are confirmed to get the 4K HDR (HDR10, specifically) feed via…
Amazon released its Super Bowl commercial this week, and its a weird one. The companys Super Bowl commercials have historically been a little offbeat, but the best word I can use to describe this years is disconcerting.
It starts with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi preparing to go out somewhere, and DeGeneres turns to an Echo Dot and asks Alexa to turn down the thermostat before they leave. DeGeneres then wonders aloud, What do you think people did before Alexa?
That leads into a rather strange montage of historical situations where actual humans (whose names start with the letters A and L) respond to questions or obey commands that are similar to things youd ask Alexa to do.
The pilot episode of the new Star Trek: Picard series, which streams on CBS All Access, is available to view for free right now on YouTube, which we first learned about via Slashfilm. The intro credits say the episode is free for a limited time, so if you want to see Patrick Stewart reprise his role as the Starfleet captain from The Next Generation without shelling out for All Access, hit the link soon.
The new showplays surprisingly well for people who have not seen a moment of Star Trek as well as longtime fans, says a review from The Verge, which also suggests Picard hasnt quite found its footing yet:
The good news is that even three episodes into a ten-episode season, Picard is still very much gearing up, and theres still…
You can do a lot of electronics without ever touching a tensor, but there are some situations in which tensors are absolutely essential. The problem is that most math texts give you a very dry description that is difficult to internalize. That’s where [The Science Asylum] comes in. Their recent …read more
The Pomodoro Technique has helped countless people ramp up their productivity since it was devised in the late 1980s. Breaking down tasks into 25 minute chunks can improve your focus tremendously, provided you show up, start the timer, and get to work.
Lazydoro takes the psychology focus even further. In …read more