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There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving in

Alphabet's Nest smart thermostat division may see more changes than a new CEO, such as faster product to market cycles or a new company home, The changes aren't likely to affect retail products in the short term, but longer term questions…
Gaming

Why did Blizzard craft an engrossing story for Overwatch, then toss it away?

Blizzard's Overwatch is one of the best competitive shooters ever made, but due to the freedom to choose any character at any time, its story and gameplay can never truly reconcile.
Computing

The mechanical keyboards at Computex prove Steve Jobs was wrong about the PC

The halls of Computex are filled to the brim with keyboards, even while some repeat predictions of the PC's doom. Is the keyboard's popularity a fluke? Or does it reveal something deeper about computers?
Photography

After conquering cameras with the NX1, now Samsung may quit them forever

For a moment, it shined. Then, it fizzled. Samsung did the impossible with its flagship NX1 mirrorless camera, but two years later it has all but vanished, without any word on a replacement. Here's why Samsung may be exiting the market.
Computing

Nobody wants Intel’s Core M processor, and Computex proves it

Core M was built to enable a new generation of 2-in-1 devices thinner, lighter, and quicker than any before. But companies have turned away from it for their latest ultra-thin PCs at Computex 2016. That may spell the beginning of the end.
Computing

Planned obsolescence has led to ridiculous product cycles, and it’s time to say enough is enough

Apple fans are already clamoring for an iPhone 7 release date -- but is modern hardware becoming more about the anticipation of new releases, instead of the pursuit of better devices?
Music

10 reasons Tidal is so doomed, not even Jay-Z can save it

We once had such high hopes for Tidal, but after a year, Tidal may be on borrowed time. Not even the celebrity star-power wielded by Jay-Z, Beyonce, and others may be able to save it.
Mobile

Just stop, Google. The world doesn’t need 3 more chat apps

Allo, Duo, and Spaces brings Google's total of messaging app options to six. Which one should we use? If you’re not sure, don’t look at Google, as based on its confused approach to messaging, it doesn’t have a clue either.
Mobile

The smartphone’s scattershot future looks a lot like the PC’s past

Smartphones aren’t novel anymore. Now that everyone has one, the rapid advancements that marked the dawn of the smartphone age will give way to an age of different shapes, sizes, and speeds.
Movies & TV

The internet TV you always wanted is finally here, and it sucks

The streaming “revolution” is starting to look a lot like the old format we just abandoned. Here’s what’s wrong, and how to fix it.
Social Media

Facebook pitfalls every grown adult should avoid in order to maintain online integrity

Preserve your online integrity by following our top tips for Facebook users. These are the social media pitfalls all self-respecting adults must avoid at all costs, from posting drunken-night photos to religious banter.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Home is sabotaging the Rift while HTC’s Vive steams ahead

As both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift start to find their way into homes, gamers are being asked to use Oculus Home, but its underlying foundation isn't what PC gamers are looking for.