Justice Department launches sweeping review of competition in tech

The US is intensifying its already stepped-up scrutiny of the tech industry. The Department of Justice is launching a comprehensive antitrust review of "market-leading online platforms" to see if they're abusing their leading positions. There's no...

A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognition. Now, a group of Congresswomen hope to pass th...

Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ casts Janelle Monáe as its new lead

When Amazon Prime Video series Homecoming returns for its second season, it'll have a new star. Actor and musician Janelle Monáe is taking over the lead role from Julia Roberts. She'll play a woman who wakes up a canoe with no idea how she got...

Quakecon’s Steam sale offers steep discounts on ‘Doom’ and ‘Wolfenstein’

QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy -- including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste...

FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook's handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided...

The Mini SE combines green power with go-gart handling

The EV market continues to expand with more automakers releasing more vehicles. At auto shows, the cars of the future are now shown with electric powertrains instead of giant V8 engines. Automakers have also started looking backward for the vehicles...

Alphabet’s internet balloons have spent a million hours in the stratosphere

The fledgling internet balloon industry just marked an important achievement. Alphabet's Loon has recorded over 1 million hours of stratospheric flight for its balloons, covering about 24.9 million miles. The figures aren't completely shocking when...

‘GTA: Online’ opens the doors to The Diamond Casino & Resort

The wait is over for GTA: Online's long-rumored "Vinewood Casino." The Diamond Casino & Resort opened its doors today. The "sprawling entertainment and luxury living complex" offers plenty to bet on, including roulette, blackjack and three card p...