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Slack vocab game that gave away money for no real reason is getting shut down

Workplace communication platform Slack says it will be deactivating a public channel dedicated to giving away $1,000 per day to anyone that can guess that day’s selected vocabulary word, citing company policies. The game, called The Word of the Day ...

The best part of Oculus Quest: It makes the hard stuff look easy

poly-lt-wire-logo Why the secret of mainstream VR may be a near-instant setup The Oculus Quest might seem like a modest step forward to the casual onlooker: it’s VR, minus the wires. But the product is more complicated than its simple silhouette ...

Samsung: Exploded Galaxy S10 5G ’caused by external impact’

The Galaxy S10 5G is a slim phone with an expansive, vibrant 6.7-inch screen. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Samsung is defusing worries that its first 5G Galaxy has an exploding battery problem. After a report circulated Tuesday that Samsung denied ...

Well, That About Wraps It Up For 3DS

Photo: NintendoNintendo’s not willing to call the 3DS “dead” yet, but the company’s latest briefing has made the whole thing feel like Weekend At Bernie’s.One year ago today, Nintendo held a briefing for investors at which it said it would “continue ...

New ‘purple’ render Leaked Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL renders confirm what we already knew

In just a few weeks, during its I/O developer conference, Google will announce the long-awaited cheaper Pixel phones. In typical Google fashion, the 3a and 3a XL have already been the subject of full in-the-flesh leaks (more than once) so by this ...

Days Gone Review – Of Bikes And Men

Nothin' like scrap.By Kallie Plagge | @inkydojikko on April 25, 2019 at 5:12PM PDT This review contains minor spoilers about mission structure and overall story direction. There are no spoilers for major narrative moments.Around 10 hours into Days ...

iFixit pulls Galaxy Fold teardown at Samsung’s request

What in the world is going on over at Samsung in the wake of the Galaxy Fold delay? The whole situation keeps refusing to normalize, and instead gets weirder nearly every day. The latest is that iFixit has decided to honor a Samsung request to pull ...

Apple’s Industrial Design Team Loses Three Employees

Apple's famous and close-knit industrial design team that works under Apple design chief Jony Ive is undergoing major changes, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Three longtime industrial design team employees are leaving the ...

You Can’t Actually Buy Your Way Out Of Mortal Kombat 11’s Grind

Mortal Kombat 11 is getting slammed over its supposed equipment grind and the perceived greed of its microtransactions; user-submitted reviews on Steam and Metacritic have been poor. In these reviews, as well as in comments and on social media, fans ...

Microsoft admits expiring-password rules are useless

Ever had to change your password for no reason? Facebook Before, it was annoying. Now, it's useless.Microsoft has admitted that one of the great scourges of our time, the password reset rule, is bunk."When humans are assigned or forced to create ...