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Celsius Withdrawals•
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Celsius Network, one of the biggest crypto lenders, told customers Sunday evening that it is pausing withdrawals, swap, and transfers between accounts in a move that has sparked discussions and prompted the price of the firm’s token to take a 60% tumble in the past one hour to 19 cents. “We are taking this action today to put Celsius in a better position to honor, over time, its withdrawal obliga

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Apple typically makes significant upgrades to its iPhone's rear cameras with each iteration, but the front camera has been somewhat neglected over the years. This might change with the upcoming iPhone 14, likely scheduled to launch this year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new report on Apple's suppliers for the front camera hardware. While the names such as Cowell, Genius, Alps and Luxshare probably

Strategically buying miles & points can represent a great deal, especially for luxury travel. Emirates Skywards has just launched its latest sale on purchased miles. While this isn’t personally how I’d choose to acquire Emirates Skywards miles, this offer is at least worth covering. Promotion on purchased Emirates Skywards miles Through 11:59PM GST on Monday, June 27, 2022, Emirates Skywards is o

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN bypasses geo-restrictions to unlock extra content from around the world. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £82.39 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Wake up, people! Being subscribed to a streaming service does not provide access to all the content hosted by the site. We know this is troubling, but you can get around t

A discovery by a security engineer has opened the door to homebrew hacking on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles, paving the way for mods.

We're closer than ever to the launch of the next Galaxy Z foldables, including the Galaxy Z Flip, which has leaked in a series of actual photographs.

Though modern BMWs are sleek and stylish with a focus on luxury, that wasn't always the case. The automaker's first EV was a tiny car no one could buy.

Within 10 years people may be able to have a intelligent online version of themselves.

One of the most exciting targets for future missions isn't a planet, but a moon. NASA is building a spacecraft that'll be able to visit Europa.

Happy Accidents This week scientists came one step closer to learning what makes a good boy a good boy. Turns out dogs may have learned some of their human social skills from a previously undiscovered genetic mutation. A group of researchers from Japan's Azabu University published a study in the journal Nature Thursday and said ancient dog breeds showed less tendency to look back at humans while

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next "Forza Motorsport" installment, teasing new features, enhancements, and gorgeous racing environments.

Minecraft Legends ML 2023•
"Minecraft Legends" will have players defend the Overworld against a Piglin invasion from the Nether that threatens to consume its voxel art landscape.

Bethesda has given "Starfield" fans a long look at gameplay from the upcoming science-fiction title, which has had its launch date pushed to 2023.

Riot Microsoft Xbox•
Starfield Enlarge / Starfield will emerge from outer space and land on Xbox consoles and Windows PCs by June 2023. (credit: Xbox / Bethesda) Microsoft's bow in the annual flurry of early June game announcements, streamed on YouTube on Sunday, came with a surprising asterisk: a focus on "games you can play over the next 12 months." But while the company had a lot to announce for Xbox Game Pass sub

Half-Life: Alyx Leviathan, an upcoming fan-made mod for Valve’s acclaimed VR FPS, has received its first full gameplay reveal – giving us a glimpse at its ambitious scope and gunplay. Revealed as part of the PC Gaming Show after the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase , the 7-minute gameplay clip follows Alyx as she explores what looks to be an abandoned skyscraper and mining facility. Of course, she’s no

Budget startup Norse Atlantic made news recently when it announced its long-haul service between Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to New York City (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) would debut with introductory one-way fares as low as $120. But these are not the only discounted fares available to Germany’s ultra-cool capital city at the moment; other airlines have marked down tickets to Germany from va

Google Engineer AI Lemoine•
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Blake Lemoine, a Google engineer working in its Responsible AI division, revealed to The Washington Post that he believes one of the company's AI projects has achieved sentience. And after reading his conversations with LaMDA (short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications), it's easy to see why. The chatbot system, which relies on Google's language models and trillions of words from the inte

On a very special episode of The TechCrunch Podcast this week, I’m joined by Apple Senior Director of Platform Product Marketing Kurt Knight, who talks us through some of the big updates Apple announced at its WWDC conference on Monday. Kurt specifically talks us through the big new changes to Apple’s Continuity suite of features which extend experiences across its devices – and the new FaceTime

Paradox Victoria 3•
Upcoming industrial grand-strategy game Victoria 3 finally has a release window, alongside a fresh trailer to boot. Revealed shortly after the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase during the PC Gaming Show , Victoria 3 is expected to launch later this year. Although developer Paradox didn’t nail down a more specific release date, a 2022 launch will be welcome news to series fans who’ve been anticipating th

It's easy to forget how awful taxis were when Uber burst onto the scene . You couldn't request cars by app, you couldn't see where they were or know when they'd arrive, and you couldn't track your rides. Cabs were usually in terrible condition (with regulated prices and limited numbers of cabs, it made no sense to invest in the product because doing so didn't help a business earn more). And you h

We’ve got a fresh look at Stormgate, the upcoming free-to-play RTS from a team of ex-StarCraft 2 veterans, as developer Frost Giant has released its first update on the game. First revealed during the main Summer Game Fest 2022 showcase, Stormgate received a follow-up preview during the PC Gaming Show . In a short video, Frost Giant walks through the ins and outs of the upcoming RTS, picking out

Apple Watch 2022 Best•
It’s common practice nowadays to buy screen protectors for tech like your iPhone, and yet, the market for Apple Watch screen protectors is still fairly emerging, despite the product having been on the scene for nearly a decade. Your Apple Watch is exposed to the bumps and grinds of your daily life, where there’s no doubt the risk of scratches abounds. So laying a protector over the product’s beau

During the pandemic, Spirit Airlines made headlines for flying the longest route from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The carrier began operating Saturday-only service between LGA and Los Angeles (LAX), a 2,469-mile transcon hop that took advantage of an exception to the airport’s 1,500-mile perimeter rule . While LGA already gained a new longest route during the pandemic, the airport is about to g

Google Engineer AI Lemoine•
Blake Lemoine, the engineer, says that Google’s language model has a soul. The company disagrees.

Xbox Bethesda Showcase•
Microsoft hosted its Xbox and Bethesda games showcase featuring news, trailers, announcements, and collaborations with many of its third-party studios, including the recently purchased and controversial Activision Blizzard . From an extensive breakdown of Starfield, a surprise partnership with Kojima Productions, and extended Redfall gameplay, the showcase was fantastic from start to finish. Micr

Diablo 4 Necromancer•
Though we still don't know exactly when the game will be released, Blizzard has revealed a general timeframe for when fans can expect to get "Diablo 4."

The alcohol-free, zero-proof cocktail culture has grown leaps and bounds, with many people cutting back on booze for health and wellness reasons or abstaining long-term. Hotel bars are taking note. Many now offer a greater selection of high-quality, innovative mocktails as well as buzz-free beer and wine. A 2021 Nielsen survey revealed that nonalcoholic beverage sales increased by 33% over the la

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We’ve finally got a good look at F1 Manager 2022, Frontier Developments' first foray into motorsport management and it looks like it’s embracing the granularity of the track. For fans of Formula 1’s technical side, Frontier Developments has made a game aimed to delight. It looks as though there will be no end to the data you can explore to discover an edge in each race. The trailer shown at the P

ARK Vin Diesel 2023•
The Ark: Survival Evolved sequel Ark 2 is set to release in 2023. The announcement came with a new trailer revealing a touch more new information — like that it's set on another planet than the original — and Vin Diesel's character, Santiago. Ark 2 was announced in 2020 and was initially expected to come out this year. Not only was the release pushed back, but there's no specific launch date as o

Bethesda Starfield•
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 ended with the gameplay debut of the highly anticipated Starfield . The intergalactic action RPG has been in development since 2015 and is the first new IP from Bethesda Softworks in 25 years. Starfield is set in an area that extends outward from the Solar System for approximately 50 lightyears called The Settled Systems. The player assumes the role of a custom

Ferrari made a flying start to the 2022 season, but to have even a slight hope, the automaker will have to drop a strategy error that has haunted it since 2008.

Nvidia’s purported GTX 1630 graphics card has been delayed once again according to the rumor mill, and its incoming RTX 4000 GPUs may also have slid in terms of their release timeframe. Early rumors pointed to the GTX 1630 launching at the start of June, before we heard that the budget GPU had supposedly been pushed to June 15 , meaning it should be emerging early next week – but apparently that’

Cocoon Inside and Limbo•
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Jeppe Carlsen's new game has a distinctly different vibe than his previous releases. As the lead gameplay designer of Limbo and Inside , Carlsen is known for building spooky side-scrollers with morbid visuals, but his latest original project features a bug-like explorer in a mysterious, neon-speckled planet system. The main character resembles an anthropomorphic firefly as it picks up orbs and us

Google Engineer AI Lemoine•
Blake Lemoine, the engineer, says that Google’s language model has a soul. The company disagrees.

JetBlue Canada Vancouver•
JetBlue has expanded its international footprint to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe in recent years. Now it has added nonstop service to Canada. Thursday evening, JetBlue completed its first flight from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Vancouver (YVR). Wahoo! It’s true — we’ve got @JetBlue ! We’re thrilled to welcome JetBlue to the YVR family today as i

Hollow Knight Silksong•
Fans have been waiting years for more about Hollow Knight: Silksong, and with the 2022 Xbox Showcase, we finally learned some new information about the game.

If you don’t intend to use your email account with Microsoft Outlook, it’s a good idea to log out of your account so others can’t see your data. You can do this in Outlook’s desktop, web, Android, iPhone, and iPad versions. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Overwatch 2 October•
During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Blizzard revealed when players will be able to download "Overwatch 2" in early access as a free-to-play title.

Persona 5 Coming Xbox•
The beloved and slightly bizarre Persona series is heading to Xbox for the first time, as three of its RPGs move over to Microsoft’s platform. Revealed during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase , Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Person 3 Portable, will release on Xbox Series X |S, Xbox One , and PC on October 21 later this year. While all three games have previously released on PlayStation cons

Team Ninja Wo Long•
Team Ninja's latest title, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty was announced at the Microsoft Bethesda's press conference today. Team Ninja, the developer behind the Nioh and Ninja Gaiden series, has a new franchise, and it looks to be pulling strong influences from its previous work. It was confirmed during the Xbox Bethesda Showcase that it's set to arrive in early 2023 and will be available on Xbox Game P

Microsoft Halo Pelican•
Microsoft is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the company's longest-running game franchise, with the release of an expanded edition of the game. This new edition introduces helicopters, gliders and a bunch of classic aircraft to the game. The world premiere trailer, announcing the new edition, shows the return of aircraft from previous Microsoft Flight Simulator gam

Hideo Kojima Xbox Game•
It's official. Xbox Game Studios is partnering with Kojima Productions for the developer's next big game. Introduced by Xbox head Phil Spencer at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase , game director Hideo Kojima presented a remarkably short video, pretty much just confirming that he and