Chevrolet’s 2016 Volt is officially rated at 53 miles of all-electric range, a 40-percent jump

The EPA has officially rated the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt at 53 miles of all-electric range. This rating marks a 40-percent improvement over the current Volt and means owners can keep off the gas for most trips.

Cars

Battletoads guest star now playable in Killer Instinct for Xbox One

Microsoft announced today that Battletoads' mutant amphibian star Rash is now a playable character in Double Helix's Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct.

Gaming

Want to watch Netflix with a friend hundreds of miles away? Showgoers can help

Considering that going to a movie is generally a social activity, it's curious that it's so difficult to watch a movie with someone over the web. Showgoers is a Chrome extension that aims to make that a possibility with Netflix.

Movies & TV

Are those still chipmunks? CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks to hit U.S. airwaves

Nickelodeon has gained rights to Alvinnnn!!! and the Chipmunks, a CG reboot series that features the trio of cute, singing chipmunks with a new look, and revamped storylines.

Movies & TV

OS X update hints at new 21.5-inch 4K iMac

While the 5K iMacs that are rumored to be in the works are set to release later this year, another, much smaller system could be coming with them. It's only 21.5 inches from corner to corner, but it has a huge resolution.

Computing

Confirmed: The Xbox One will gain TV DVR functionality starting in 2016

According to a report, the Xbox One may gain DVR features for live television later this year. The exact implementation, however, remains unclear, as do any potential limits on the functionality.

Gaming

Carla Gugino replaces Christina Hendricks in Cameron Crowe’s Showtime Original, Roadies

The lead role in upcoming Showtime pilot Roadies has been recast following a character rewrite, with Carla Gugino (Spy Kids, Wayward Pines) now filling it instead of Mad Men's Christina Hendricks.

Movies & TV

This brilliant sensor measures crowds, lets you know when to avoid certain places

Intense agoraphobia? There's a sensor for that. Thanks to a brilliant new device cleverly named Density, you'll never have to wait in long lines or brave enormous crowds again -- not if you don't want to, at least.

Cool Tech

Your smartphone or laptop battery could be used to track you, researchers say

Using the Battery Status API, researchers discovered that websites can track you by gathering battery life information from your smartphone or laptop battery even when you're behind a VPN or corporate firewall.

Mobile

Windows Insiders can now sign up to fast-track updates once again

Windows Insiders, rejoice! You can continue to be the cool kids of the digital playground with the latest patches, updates, and bugs, as Microsoft is continuing the Insider program after Windows 10's launch.

Computing

Max Von Sydow has joined the cast of Game of Thrones

Oscar-winning actor Max von Sydow will play the enigmatic Three-Eyed Raven in HBO's Game of Thrones, joining recently cast actor Ian McShane in the upcoming sixth season of the hit series.

Movies & TV

Here’s your first look at Scalebound gameplay

Microsoft and PlatinumGames have shown of Scalebound gameplay for the first time at this year's Gamescom. The monster-fighting action-RPG arrives to Xbox One in holiday 2016 along with four-player cooperative play.

Gaming

Alfa Romeo’s X3-fighting crossover is on track for a 2016 launch

Alfa Romeo is on track to launch its first-ever crossover at next year's edition of the Paris Motor Show. Tentatively called Matta, the BMW X3-fighting soft-roader will be built on the same rear-wheel drive platform as the Giulia sedan.

Cars

Quantum Break stops time next April on Xbox One

Remedy Entertainment has announced that its shooter Quantum Break will arrive for Xbox One next April. The announcement came alongside a new gameplay demonstration and a look at the live-action show.

Gaming