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Apple's cooking up an answer to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home hub in the form of a new Apple TV

Apple is reportedly working on a new Apple TV with significantly enhanced Siri capabilities to rival Amazon's Echo devices and Google's Home hub. The device doesn't have a release date.
Gaming

'The Kingdom of Loathing' RPG spinoff seeks Steam Greenlight approval

The creators of the hit free-to-play browser game The Kingdom of Loathing are pitching a Western-themed RPG sequel via Steam Greenlight ahead of a planned PC release in early 2017.
Business

Patent troll VirnetX demands shutdown of Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage

A patent troll called VirnetX just won a $626 million patent dispute with Apple, however the company is now trying to have the offending apps, iMessage and FaceTime, shut down. VirnetX is also seeking an extra $190 million in damages.
Movies & TV

Original ‘The Fast and the Furious’ is turning 15 and heading back to the big screen

The Fast and the Furious franchise is alive and well, but that doesn't mean fans can't indulge in a little nostalgia. The film that started it all is heading back to theaters for a limited time and tickets are available now.
Cool Tech

A new 'space taxi' may be in the works thanks to Russian company Energia

According to new reports, Russian space company Energia has revealed plans for "a new reusable space vehicle," the primary purpose of which will be to move cargo and crew members between the International Space Station and the moon.
Music

The Strokes release first new EP in years, contemplate the internet

Indie rockers The Strokes have released their first new single in three years, announced a new three-song EP out June 3, and challenged the President of the United States to a basketball game.
Movies & TV

‘The Little Prince’ comes to life in gorgeous new Netflix trailer

The Little Prince didn't get a domestic release in spite of performing well abroad, but now Netflix is bringing it to U.S. audiencse. The streamer dropped a new trailer today and unveiled the animated film's premiere date.
Cars

How The Stig traded in his white helmet for an Oculus Rift and Project Cars

Top Gear’s former Stig, Ben Collins, has put his real world skills into sim racing development. In this interview, he reveals his favorite car and track combination, as well as what it feels like to have his “virtual ass kicked.”
Music

AmpMe, an app that turns smartphones into portable sound systems, raises $10M

Montreal-based tech startup AmpMe has raised $10 million to fund its phone-linking speaker app and added YouTube integration to its arsenal. It's a great cheap option for tunes on the go.
Movies & TV

Break out the red lights, Hulu picks up new sex-trade drama Harlots

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to ITV eight-part series Harlots, based on the London sex trade in the 18th century, and starring Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Leslie Manville
Web

Say goodbye to ‘12345’: Microsoft is banning your lame passwords

Microsoft has had enough of your bad passwords, and is compiling a list of commonly used passwords that you'll no longer be able to use. That's right, no more using 'password' or '12345' in place of a real password.
Gaming

Upcoming ‘Absolver’ tells its story via online multiplayer combat

Indie-focused publisher Devolver Digital has pulled back the curtain on Absolver, an ambitious online multiplayer melee combat game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs developed by a team of Ubisoft veterans.