Intel and Qualcomm are steadily gearing up for 5G

We're still years away from a finalized 5G standard, and it'll be even longer before we get compatible devices in our hands, but we're seeing plenty of companies readying themselves for speedier networks. In particular, Qualcomm and Intel are hoping…

Claim your Nintendo Switch online account name right now

We're a little over a week away from Nintendo releasing its next console, the Switch, and the company is prepping the launchpad. If you want to secure your Nintendo Account user ID for the system, now's the time to do so. Apparently this replaces the…

Julian Assange ‘happy’ about the rise of fake news

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking time out from hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to sing the praises of fake news. He appeared via satellite at a Q&A in Sydney, Australia this weekend, where he defended his organization and pai…

Internet troll’s book deal is rescinded

Just a couple of months after announcing a book deal for Milo Yiannopolous — an internet figure most well-known for being banned from Twitter due to harassment focused on actress Leslie Jones — Simon & Shuster has apparently had second thoughts…

WhatsApp status updates now look a lot like Snapchat

Facebook is continuing its bid to bring a dash of Snapchat to all its apps. In a confirmation of rumors from the fall, WhatsApp has overhauled its status feature with an option to share photos and videos much like you would in Snapchat Stories. Muc…

Google and Microsoft agree to demote pirate search results

The UK government has drawn up a 'Voluntary Code of Practice' designed to demote search results for copyright-infringing websites. The new guidelines, which come into effect immediately, have been signed by Google, Bing, the Motion Picture Associatio…

The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017

Welcome to the week. The Pacific Ocean might be hiding a whole other continent, Bill Gates wants to tax the robots, and some other robots crash in the midst of a road race. A pretty thrilling Monday morning, we'd say.

‘Counter-Strike’ is facing a chat bot invasion

The Counter-Strike community has faced numerous challenges in the years since launch, ranging from cheating to gambling, but there's one more to add to the pile: a flood of chat bots. At least one intruder is taking advantage of a Counter-Strike: Gl…