AMD’s Xbox Series X ‘Reveal’ Was a Fake
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Image: MicrosoftWhile the launch of new gaming hardware is always an exciting time for console gaming fans, we’re bound to see plenty of fake “leaks” and rumors in the lead up to the official launch of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 later this year. Sometimes, these “leaks” even come from places you…

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The Best of CES 2020
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After walking miles of expo hall carpeting, watching countless live demos, and sitting through god knows how many press announcements, we’re ready to declare these 11 products to be the best things we saw at CES 2020. Of all the amazing and beautiful gadgets on display here in Las Vegas, these are the products that…

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A Big Union Wants to Make Videogame Workers’ Lives More Sane
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“We were working 100-hour weeks,” Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser said ahead of the 2018 release of Red Dead Redemption 2. As fans prepared to play the long-anticipated action Western game, Rockstar employees were still reeling from “crunch”—the industry’s widespread practice of working excruciating, sometimes mandatory, overtime hours ahead of a game’s launch.In just the…

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Preserve Data From Your Apps on a Spreadsheet
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Image: ShutterstockI use a lot of different tools and apps to manage both my workflow and my personal life: Airtable for scheduling, Toggl for time-keeping, YNAB for budgeting, RescueTime for productivity tracking, Fitbit for health tracking, and Exist to sync and synthesize the data I get from my other apps and draw correlations between activities…

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Clean Your Small Electronics With Chopsticks
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It’s always a challenge to get into the tiny spaces of your small gadgets. Coupled with the fact that you (very often) cannot use water to clean them, we often end up with cruddy and/or dusty electronics.So use some of the techniques in the video above to get into those hard-to-reach spaces like between keyboard…

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Twitch’s Non-Gamers Are Finally Having Their Moment
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Nine years after the launch of the game-streaming platform Twitch, the content that hardcore gamers most vocally reviled has officially become its most watched: just talking.A new report from stream management site StreamElements indicates that in December, Twitch viewers watched 81 million hours of “Just Chatting,” Twitch’s category for streamers who do exactly that, plus…

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