Fox delays ‘Cosmos’ season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation

National Geographic didn’t wait to take at least some action, pulling Tyson’s StarTalk show from the air soon after the initial claims emerged. The investigation started when two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and former assistant Ashley Watson, alleged that Tyson made unwanted gestures that included groping and sexual overtures. It also followed a 2014 accusation … Read moreFox delays ‘Cosmos’ season 2 premiere over misconduct investigation

‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale shooter, calling it a “very good idea” in a community update. Right now, … Read more‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Lightsaber Academy helps you practice your Jedi swing

Hasbro has been making lightsaber weapons for decades now, and at first glance the Lightsaber Academy model isn’t much different from any of its other toy blades. The design of the handle isn’t modeled on any particular lightsaber from the movies, so you can really get into the role as a Force trainee with your … Read moreLightsaber Academy helps you practice your Jedi swing

‘Overwatch’ action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring

Beyond that, you’ll also find a trio of $10 Nerf MicroShot dart blasters based on the signature weapons of Lucio, Mei and Roadhog, as well as a line of masks that include Genji and Tracer. Hasbro has committed to releasing everything but the masks during the spring, with GameStop expecting Monopoly to launch April 8th … Read more‘Overwatch’ action figures and Monopoly are coming this spring

Samsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US

To begin with, Samsung would be competing for a narrow slice of a small market. While 4K Blu-ray disc sales have been growing rapidly, they’re part of a declining industry. Overall disc sales fell 11.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018. It’s a tough space to be in, and even brands like Oppo Digital … Read moreSamsung stops releasing Blu-ray players in the US

How ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ triumphed over the uncanny valley

You might be familiar with the concept of the uncanny valley, but a brief refresher: The more realistic a human simulation like an android or CG character becomes, the more we notice the small differences. Eventually we become repulsed. Sometimes we can’t even articulate what’s bothering us; we just know something feels off, and it … Read moreHow ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ triumphed over the uncanny valley

Inside Nike’s DIY studio for Snapchat selfie filters

Ever since Snapchat launched its Lens Studio in 2017, it has spent the past 13 months making a major push to grow that platform, and this is the first time it has partnered with another company to showcase its AR-making software. Nike, meanwhile, is using the collaboration as an opportunity to market its star NBA … Read moreInside Nike’s DIY studio for Snapchat selfie filters

NBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch

Each week, the NBA will host a watch party in the hope fans will check out recaps and videos together in real time and discuss them. The WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League will have watch parties too, but those will take place monthly. The NBA has an extensive reach on Facebook, with … Read moreNBA game recaps are coming to Facebook Watch

Overwatch League’s premium pass wasn’t ready for its debut

The audio and video were sometimes garbled in individual player streams. The commentators (or casters in eSports parlance) occasionally sounded like robots and the gameplay at points looked like an incomprehensible, trippy kaleidoscope of color. There were framerate issues as well, particularly with the multiviewer streams that combine a player’s perspective with the main broadcast … Read moreOverwatch League’s premium pass wasn’t ready for its debut

The BBC is giving ‘Doctor Who’ the VR treatment

Current star Jodie Whittaker lends her voice to the animated Thirteenth Doctor, who will guide you through the interactive story. According to the release, viewers will become the Doctor’s “champion” that’ll “help her on this exciting adventure, as they find themselves at the centre of the action facing a deadly threat.” Runaway was created by … Read moreThe BBC is giving ‘Doctor Who’ the VR treatment