Cowboy is bringing free crash detection to its e-bikes

Cowboy is bringing free crash detection to its e-bikes

Cowboy is bringing crash detection smarts to its e-bikes by the end of this month. It has been beta testing the feature with a thousand users, but it’ll soon be available for free to all Cowboy 2 and Cowboy 3 owners. The bike uses its sensors to watch out for potential falls. If it detects … Read more

Lego is making a Baby Yoda set, and I love him already

Lego is making a Baby Yoda set, and I love him already

You know what’s better than buying a toy version of The Child Baby Yoda? Building a replica of Baby Yoda by purchasing the new set Lego is making. That’s right. Lego is releasing a new 1,073-piece set that allows you to recreate the adorable character from The Mandalorian in all his glory. It stands 7.8 … Read more

Why Microsoft bought Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Why Microsoft bought Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Microsoft’s priciest video game acquisition, a $7.5 billion purchase of Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media, shocked the industry on Monday. The deal puts Bethesda, one of the industry’s biggest publishers and owners of some of the most successful gaming series, under the Xbox brand. It also raises a simple but powerful question: how does … Read more

Microsoft deciding ‘case by case’ about Bethesda games on PS5, Switch

Microsoft deciding ‘case by case’ about Bethesda games on PS5, Switch

One day before Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders go live, Microsoft has announced a compelling argument for investing in its next-generation consoles: The company is acquiring ZeniMax Media, parent company of game publisher Bethesda Softworks and more than 10 game developers such as Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, and MachineGames. Of … Read more

Apple TV+ won its first big Emmy for Billy Crudup in ‘The Morning Show’

Apple TV+ won its first big Emmy for Billy Crudup in 'The Morning Show'

Apple’s streaming rival Netflix didn’t fare so well. Despite receiving 160 nominations total, Netflix won just two Emmys in the main “Primetime” division and 19 in the Creative Arts and other categories. For the major awards, Maria Schrader nabbed best director for Unorthodox and Ozark’s Julia Garner won the Emmy for best supporting actress in … Read more

Amazon shares more info on Sidewalk, a new BLE-based mesh network system

Amazon shares more info on Sidewalk, a new BLE-based mesh network system

Amazon is preparing to launch an ambitious networking and location system later this year under the name Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk will link smart home devices and other Amazon products using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), connecting beyond the range of a standard Wi-Fi network. Meant to be operated at the scale of a neighborhood, Sidewalk would … Read more

Microsoft details its plan to become ‘water positive’ by 2030

Microsoft details its plan to become ‘water positive’ by 2030

Reducing water consumption is also a focus. At the company’s new Silicon Valley campus, 100 percent of the site’s non-potable water will come from onsite recycling sources like rainwater collection and waste treatment. That could save as much as 4.3 million gallons of potable water each year. At other campuses, Microsoft will use recycled water … Read more

Minecraft is now available for PlayStation VR as a free update

Minecraft is now available for PlayStation VR as a free update

Minecraft’s PlayStation VR update is available now to download. Developer Mojang Studios announced the update earlier this month but hadn’t previously said when it would be playable. If you own Minecraft on PlayStation, then the update is completely free. The update does exactly what it says on the tin, making Minecraft playable on Sony’s PlayStation … Read more

Why Microsoft acquired Bethesda (and why Bethesda sold)

Why Microsoft acquired Bethesda (and why Bethesda sold)

Let’s answer the big question first: Why did Microsoft acquire Bethesda and its parent company, ZeniMax? Microsoft sells video game consoles, personal computers, operating systems, and software subscription services. People will be more likely to acquire these Microsoft products if their favorite games can only be played on said platforms, or if the games are … Read more