Epic Games thinks it has a solution for review bombing

The Epic Games Store’s new ratings system is designed to prevent review bombing. Players will be asked at random to assign scores to games they’ve played for more than two hours. Epic Games has finally introduced a ratings system to its online store, and it’s designed in a way that’s intended to prevent waves of negative user reviews from happening all at once, a practice more commonly known as review bombing. Instead of

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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How to delete your period tracking app data

After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, social media has been flooded with calls to delete period tracking apps. While period app data is unlikely to be the main evidence used in abortion cases, here’s how you can delete it. Warnings to delete cycle tracking apps flooded social media in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal abortion protections. The data those apps contain, people feared, could be weaponized in

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General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

GM is investing in UVeye, an Israeli company that makes AI-enabled vehicle inspection technology. The company’s system will be made available to 4,000 dealers in GM’s network. General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process. The automaker is making an undisclosed “strategic investment” in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to

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Zuckerberg details his plan to move your digital items across the metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg has detailed some of Meta’s plans to build a wallet that stores digital identities and goods, which it hopes to use in the metaverse. Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook Pay has officially become Meta Pay, but his post is mainly focused on what the company hopes to build in the future — “a wallet for the metaverse.” While Meta Pay is essentially the same

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How CRISPR rice could help tackle climate change

Using gene-editing technology CRISPR, a group of researchers aims to develop crops that can help in the fight against climate change. The effort to engineer rice and soil that’s better at trapping carbon just got backing from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Can gene-editing technology CRISPR create new crops that help fight climate change as they grow? That’s what a group of researchers hopes to do with $11 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The funding will go toward efforts to

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FedEx will soon photograph your package to prove it was delivered

FedEx delivery drivers will soon be taking photos of delivered packages to show proof of delivery. The new program will be available to customers with and without access to the FedEx’s Delivery Manager. FedEx will soon take photos of packages at your doorstep to provide proof of delivery when they don’t require a signature. “This is something e-commerce merchants and customers have been asking for, and we are proud to be the first to announce

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eBay now has an established NFT marketplace at its bidding

eBay started allowing sales of NFTs last year, and today it acquired dedicated NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The online auction site has been focusing on collectibles, including physical trading cards and digital assets. eBay made its biggest move yet into the world of digital collectibles with news today of the company acquiring NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The online auction company is keeping lips sealed on the deal’s value but confirmed in the press release

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Ms. Marvel’s MCU powers may be connected to Captain Marvel’s classic comics tech

Ms. Marvel episode 3 may point to the arrival of the Quantum Bands or Nega-Bands: two pieces of tech wrapped up in the lore of Captain Marvel comics. Though Kamala Khan’s powers were significantly reworked for the MCU, the latest episode of Disney Plus’ Ms. Marvel series might be setting up a reveal that connects its hero and her abilities to the original Captain Marvel of Marvel’s comic

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How to add Instagram close friends

If you’re posting an Instagram story that could be controversial, personal, or NSFW, sharing it with a close friends list can save you some stress. Here’s how to add close friends to Instagram. For the first few years of Instagram’s existence, it was a pain to hide Stories from people. You had to dig into an individual Story’s settings and select followers to hide it from. Then, if you wanted to let those followers see the next Story,

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iRobot Roomba J7+ robotic vacuum cleaner review: Smarter, better

iRobot Roomba J7+ robotic vacuum cleaner review: Smarter, better Keeping a house clean all the time isn’t an easy task and one of the many things that the pandemic has taught is just how difficult it can get sometimes. Between crazy work schedules and unruly pets to the unpredictable weather outside,

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