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You can now preorder the Steam Deck in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Valve announced that Steam Deck reservations are now open in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through the Komodo shopping service. The...

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Best Buy is testing a tiny digital-first store that opens its doors Tuesday

Best Buy is opening its first-ever "small-format, digital-first" location near Charlotte, North Carolina. The new store will feature a...

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Taco Bell opens its first ‘Defy’ restaurant that prioritizes ordering via app

The first Taco Bell Defy location opened on Tuesday, June 7th. Its bank-like design is supposed to speed up the drive-thru process for delivery...

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Amazon’s first clothing store opens its doors in Los Angeles

Amazon’s first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, is now open in the Los Angeles, California-area. The store is equipped with tech, from...

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Mental health app privacy language opens up holes for user data

Privacy policies for mental health apps like BetterHelp and Cerebral include language that lets the apps change the policies without warning or sell...

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Google Cloud’s Media CDN lets companies build on the network that keeps YouTube running

Google Cloud has announced general availability of its Media CDN. This content delivery network has one selling point that others don’t: it’s the...

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Spotify opens up video podcasting to everyone in the US and select markets

All creators in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now upload video podcasts to Spotify. Video can be uploaded through Anchor on the...

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TikTok opens AR effects tool to all users

TikTok’s augmented reality tool Effect House has been in closed beta testing since last fall and is now open to all users worldwide. Popular...

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Tesla officially opens Texas Gigafactory

CEO Elon Musk donned a black cowboy hat and took the stage as Tesla opened a new gigafactory in Austin, Texas, on Thursday where the company has...

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Robinhood’s crypto wallet opens up to the 2M people waiting for it

Robinhood’s cryptocurrency wallet is being made available to "all eligible customers’’ on its waitlist, the company has announced. The...

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Genetic sequencing opens new doors — and concerns — for home health testing

Home testing company LetsGetChecked acquired Veritas Genetics, a consumer genome sequencing platform. Integration of genetic information and...

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Tesla officially opens Berlin Gigafactory

Tesla’s new Gigafactory near Berlin in Germany is officially open. Eventually, it hopes that the factory will produce 500,000 vehicles a year for...

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Google opens beta for future Pixel feature drops

Google has announced the release of the first beta for its upcoming Quarterly Platform Release, which appear on Pixel devices branded as Feature...

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Amazon opens first Whole Foods equipped with cashierless technology

Amazon has brought its cashierless Just Walk Out technology to a Whole Foods store for the first time. The revamped store opened on February 23rd in ...

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FCC opens apartments up to more broadband competition

Many Americans living in apartment buildings only have one choice of broadband internet provider. But consumers could have more choice soon because...

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Tesla opens showroom in region of China associated with genocide allegations

The Xinjiang region of China is where researchers and the US government say the Chinese government is committing "ongoing genocide" against...

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OSHA opens investigation into fatal Amazon warehouse collapse in Illinois

The agency is looking into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Illinois on Friday that left six people dead. A tornado that left a trail of damage...

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Meta opens up access to its VR social platform Horizon Worlds

Facebook has released its first stab at the metaverse with Horizon Worlds, a platform that’s like Roblox meets the OASIS from Ready Player One....

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Microsoft opens up Excel to custom data types with images, arrays, and more

Microsoft is opening up Excel to developers with a new JavaScript API. It will let developers use custom data types like images, cards, and arrays....

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EU opens formal investigation into Nvidia’s Arm acquisition

EU regulators have opened a formal investigation into Nvidia’s acquisition of chip designer Arm. The deal was announced last September but has...

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Valve opens up a Steam Deck to explain why it thinks you shouldn’t

Valve has posted an official teardown of its upcoming handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck. The company strongly cautions against opening up one...

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Microsoft opens its Windows store up to third-party app stores

Microsoft is opening up its own Windows store to third-party app storefronts. Amazon and Epic Games will be listing their stores in the Microsoft...

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Tesla opens ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta software to more customers

Tesla has now enabled access to the beta of its "Full Self-Driving" (FSD) program to more drivers. However, before a driver gets access to...

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Robinhood opens up a slow and steady approach to crypto investing

Robinhood is now letting users set up recurring investments into cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin. It says this is to help...

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US government opens probe into Tesla Autopilot crashes with emergency vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla’s Autopilot software after cars have repeatedly crashed into...

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Amazon’s $1.5 billion Air Hub opens in Kentucky to speed up deliveries

Amazon has started operations at its Air Hub facility, which it began building in 2019. The company says that the facility will help customers get...

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Google opens up Android Auto’s beta testing program

Google is launching a new beta tester program for Android Auto. It gives users the chance to get early access to new features if they’re prepared...

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Twitter is opening applications to test Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows

Twitter has opened applications to test its Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces monetization features, including a more favorable revenue split for new...

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