Yale’s next concert brings your phone into the performance

Normally, bringing out your smartphone at a classical concert is a surefire way to get kicked out, or at least receive some disapproving stares from everyone in the room. Not so at the Yale Concert Band's next performance, though. When it holds its…

‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ creator goes ‘dark’

It's a tough time for one of the game industry's more creative studios. The Chinese Room, the developers behind award-winners like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther, has revealed that it's "going dark" for the months ahead. The compan…

Television with built-in Fire TV makes better use of your voice

One of the Element Fire TV Edition set's main hooks is clearly its Alexa voice control, so it stands to reason that the entire television stands to benefit the more you can use it, doesn't it? Sure enough, Element is trotting out an update that makes…

What we’re watching: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ and ‘The Night of’

Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month we're talking about the latest Marvel/Netflix series, The Defenders, to find out if it's as bingeworthy as previous efforts….

YouTube’s ‘Creators for Change’ premiere at Tribeca’s TV Festival

You can find almost anything on YouTube these days, but with the "Creators for Change" program, the site had a specific goal in mind: Show how its platform could be used for social good. Tonight at the first ever Tribeca TV Festival, YouTube premiere…

Nintendo rolls out two-step authentication for online accounts

Nintendo now supports two-factor verification to its Nintendo Accounts. This adds another layer of security by requiring codes generated from the Google Authenticator app, though it comes years later than most other gaming platforms.

Apple extends iTunes movie rentals to 48 hours

It used to be that when you rented a movie from Apple's iTunes service, you'd have 24 hours to finish watching it. You could start streaming the rental within 30 days of purchase, of course. Just a couple of weeks after Apple made 4K an affordable op…

‘PUBG’ studio isn’t happy about ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’

Epic Games' cartoony horde game Fortnite is still in early release, but the studio recently announced that a free-to-play version of the game would come out for free next week… and it looks a lot like another really popular game. Fortnite: Battle R…