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Xbox and PC gamers can finally battle as Microsoft rolls out cross-network play

Microsoft is breaking down the barriers that have long divided online gameplay in multiplatform video games, as the company announced today that licensed Xbox developers can now enable support for cross-network multiplayer with non-Xbox…
Home Theater

Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Scorsese invest in same-day theatrical releases for $50 (Update)

A startup wants to bring same-day theatrical releases into your home at $50 per rental, and now J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Ron Howard, and Martin Scorsese are on board as investors.
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John Oliver tackles Apple vs. FBI debate on Last Week Tonight

John Oliver used his podium as host of HBO's Last Week Tonight to dig deep into the ongoing debate between Apple and the FBI. Oliver outlines both sides' cases, then sides with Apple, explaining his take on why back doors are bad, and…
Movies & TV

Universal Studios Hollywood to add permanent Walking Dead fright-fest

A Walking Dead theme park attraction is coming to Universal Studios in Hollywood permanently as of this summer, with a setup from executive producer Greg Nicotero and his team that will include animatronic walkers, live performers and more.
Home Theater

Playstation Vue goes nationwide with over 50 channels for just $30/month

Playstation Vue swings for the fences in its latest price drop, going nationwide with Slim bundles that start at $30 per month. The new packages offer all of the advantages of regular Vue bundles, save for live local networks.
Photography

Shutterstock’s visual search engine could make browsing photos less of a chore

Shutterstock has unveiled its Reverse Image Search tool that finds photos similar to any image you upload, yielding greater accuracy than keywords alone. The technology took a year to build, but demonstrates how far computer vision has…
Mobile

Amazon wants you to smile for the camera every time you make a purchase

Amazon's latest patent means that you might not have to type in a long, boring password the next time you need to make a purchase. Just smile for the camera and take a selfie instead.
Computing

AMD's Radeon R9 380 offers free copy of DirectX 12 showcase Ashes of the Singularity

AMD and Stardock have teamed up to offer a free copy of Ashes of the Singularity with select AMD R9 380 and 380X graphics cards, as well as pre-built systems containing the cards. Just don't expect to run it at Ultra settings.
Music

Radiohead to launch world tour in May, with just four U.S. dates on the books

Rock and roll superstars Radiohead have announced a world tour in support of an yet-to-be announced ninth studio album, and will hit the road between May and October of 2016, with just four U.S. shows.
Gaming

Warcraft III also getting patched as Blizzard continues work on its classic titles

Blizzard announced an official patch for Warcraft III, a strategy game released in 2002. This comes just days after a patch for Diablo II was released, showing Blizzard is serious about supporting its classic titles.
Mobile

Apple vs. FBI: John Oliver knows what we're trying to keep secret

John Oliver looked into encryption during the most recent episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight. He took a stance, while summing up the arguments between Apple and the FBI succinctly.
Movies & TV

JJ Abrams says the Portal and Half-Life movies are still happening

10 Cloverfield Lane producer J.J. Abrams says the movies based on the Portal and Half-Life game franchises are still happening, with writers currently working on the stories for both projects.