Long-dormant Age of Empires IV might resurface in November

Age of Empires IV, a game that’s been teased for two years, is finally going to make its gameplay debut later this year — at least, we hope so. Microsoft turned up empty-handed to this week’s Gamescom. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Microsoft’s busy pushing its upcoming Gears of War 5, so it’s no surprise it’s chosen to […]

Huawei won’t launch a HarmonyOS-powered phone in 2019

On August 9, Huawei launched it’s much talked about operating system, HarmonyOS. However, the company is not releasing any phones powered by that in 2019. Huawei‘s Senior Vice President, Vincent Yang, told media in New York there’s no phone running HarmonyOS in the launch pipeline.  Yang said the Chinese tech giant wants to maintain one ecosystem at […]

Capto makes video editing quick and seamless for under $20

TLDR: From screen capturing to editing and creating post-ready videos, Capto puts all Mac video features under one roof for $16.99 Just like everything else in the digital space, video editing and the process of creating video for websites and social media has transformed mightily in the past decade. While some hardcores want all the […]

YouTube’s killing Messages before they atrophy from disuse

YouTube’s made the decision to squash a feature I honestly forgot existed — its private messages. It’s stated reason is to focus on public conversations — and for once I believe the party line here. According to Google’s announcement, “Two years ago, we launched a feature to enable you to share videos via direct messages […]

Self-repairing windshields and anti-jet lag headsets

Credit:PatentYogi (edited) Ugh, the Gregorian calendar is so boring. That’s why we’re disrupting monthly series with a lunar cycle-based series about the best patents of the last synodic month, picked by the PatentYogi team. Get ready when that moon gets gibbous, y’all. This August-ish roundup lands on the gorgeous Sturgeon Moon! Since my last post, the US patent […]

Android goes keto with a radical new rebrand

Android’s ditching the carbs and saying farewell to sugar. The latest update to the brand, unveiled today by Google, introduces a new logo and style language, and ditches the iconic dessert-themed OS codenames. So, let’s talk about the logo. The old-school “bugdroid” robot has had a bit of surgery and now only shows its head, […]

Border detention centers won’t give vaccines, despite flu deaths and potential U.S. outbreaks

Not offering vaccinations to migrants detained at border facilities could lead to more outbreaks and flu deaths. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Koob/) Customs and Border Patrol will not provide flu vaccinations to migrants detained in facilities at the border, according to an official statement sent to CNBC this week. That decision came […]

Open-source spyware bypasses Google Play defenses — twice

Google Play Store continues to attract sketchy Android apps despite its best efforts to vet incoming apps for malware. In a new report published by security firm ESET, researchers have discovered the first known instance of an open-source spyware bypassing the internet giant’s app store vetting process — twice. Radio Balouch — the app in […]