Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

imageGoogle's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI…

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A ‘Vampyr’ TV show is on the way

imageIf you're looking for a new supernatural television series, you're in luck (if you don't mind waiting a while). Fox 21 Television Studios will produce a new show based on the video game Vampyr by the developer of Life is Strange, Dontnod. The title c…

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Google’s next Chromecast may offer improved connectivity

imageGoogle may soon release a Chromecast with full Bluetooth support and sturdier WiFi connectivity, an FCC filing indicates. It seems likely the dongle will have the same design as the current version, with Google only making internal changes.

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Google might finally sell Pixel devices at retail stores

imageGoogle has morphed into a serious hardware company. It's set to launch new Pixel 3 phones , Pixel Buds and a wearOS smartwatch, and currently sells lines of Daydream VR headsets, Pixelbooks, Home, Chromecast and Nest products. With all that, it's har…

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Netflix releases its first trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’

imageWe finally have our first look at Alfonso Cuarón's first Netflix feature and his first film after Gravity back in 2014. The streaming platform has released a trailer for the black-and-white flick ROMA, which was inspired by Cuarón's chi…

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‘Black-ish’ showrunner Kenya Barris signs on at Netflix

imageKenya Barris, writer and director of the Emmy-nominated ABC show Black-ish and its Freeform spinoff Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal at Netflix. It's the latest coup for the streaming giant, which lured away blockbuster show creator Shonda Rhi…

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EA teases battle royale in new ‘Battlefield V’ trailer

imageDeveloper EA DICE is returning to WWII with its upcoming Battlefield V, an interesting choice to revisit a war well-trod by gaming. But the company told us back in May that they're repeating the successful Battlefield 1 by spotlighting lesser-known s…

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The Morning After: The definitive verdict on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9

imageHey, good morning! We're delivering our verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in our full review, elaborate on MoviePass' continued woes and tell you the best VR headsets for your back-to-school dollars.

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Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

imageIn the months leading up to the US midterm elections, the big online sites that inadvertently hosted the worst manipulation back in 2016, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted new advertising policies to enforce transparency. So has Google, which h…

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Facebook is investigating its role in Myanmar violence

imageFacebook has hired an outside company to look into its role in spreading hate speech and enabling ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, Vice News reports. The human rights audit is being conducted by San Francisco-based Business for Social Responsibility and…

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