The headphone, speaker and audio deals worth looking at on Black Friday

imageHeadphones and speakers are always popular holiday shopping items because many people put them on their wish lists, but also because they make great gifts even for those that are hard to shop for. That’s also not to mention that the best of the best…

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UK urges tech companies to help tackle excessive e-waste in damning report

imageA damning report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) claims the UK falls well behind other countries in managing electronic waste. Committee members also suggested major companies such as Amazon and Apple discourage recyclin…

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Amazon will give its US frontline workers a $300 holiday bonus

imageAmazon plans to give its frontline employees who help it through the busy holiday shopping season a special bonus (via CNET). The company will give full-time US employees who work December 1st through to December 31st an extra $ 300 at the end of the…

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‘Mechwarrior 5′ will arrive on Xbox in spring 2021

imagePiranha Games had planned to release an expansion for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries along with Steam and GOG versions of the game on December 10th. However, it’s pushing those back to the spring, in large part to avoid the juggernaut that is Cyberpunk 2…

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Audi’s next-gen Formula E racer has a tiny and efficient powertrain

imageAudi’s latest Formula E car delivers a big boost in efficiency and weight savings, the company announced (as seen by CNET). The E-Tron FE07 shares the same carbon-fiber body, 18-inch Michelin road tires and 52 kWh McLaren battery with other teams. Ho…

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Amazon cuts the price of its Fire HD Tablets in the run-up to Black Friday

imageThese days, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy tablet, especially if it’s really just used as a screen. It’s a role ideally-suited to Amazon’s Fire series of devices that deliver a solid experience but won’t break the bank. In the…

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The Morning After: ‘Flight Simulator’ update adds high-res US landmarks

imageWhile many of us cut down on our travel across the US, anyone playing Microsoft Flight Simulator should be enjoying a better view. The game’s latest update has added high-res versions of many US landmarks, including the White House, the Statue of Lib…

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Fujifilm turned its flagship camera into an infrared forensics tool

imageFujifilm has unveiled a special infrared version of the 100-megapixel, medium-format GFX100 designed for “forensic, scientific and cultural preservation applications,” the company announced. The GFX100 IR can be used for purposes like identifying cou…

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SpaceX prepares Starship SN8 prototype for high-altitude test flight

imageIn September 2019 Elon Musk said he hoped SpaceX would be able to perform an orbital test of its Starship vehicle within six months, and while that didn’t happen the company is apparently ready to perform a high-altitude flight test. In a tweet, the…

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CD Projekt Red shows off ‘Cyberpunk 2077′ next-gen gameplay

imageA little over two weeks before Cyberpunk 2077 December 10th release date, CD Projekt Red has shared footage of the game running on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles to get players excited for the upcoming RPG. The separate videos showcase the graphi…

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