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The D20 Beat: King’s Bounty II heralds what should be a...

The D20 Beat: King’s Bounty II heralds what should be a fantastic year for RPGs
I find it amusing that a the resurrection of a beloved retro game is itself retro now. I’m talking about King’s Bounty: The Legend, which came to PC in 2008. It’s a rebirth of the original 1990 game from New World Computer (made by the same folks behind the Might and Magic series, and it’s…

Cure.fit acquires AI body tracker Onyx to enable two-way workout videos

Cure.fit acquires AI body tracker Onyx to enable two-way workout videos
Selling prerecorded exercise videos for at-home workouts has been a viable business model for decades, and the pandemic has only increased the need for home solutions spanning every conceivable fitness category. But these videos couldn’t replace a key element of in-person training — the individual attention from a personal or group trainer. Now India’s best-funded…

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe
Scientists may have identified the gravitational waves that make up some of the universe’s background, not just those coming from unusual events like black hole collisions. New Atlas reports that the NANOGrav research team has discovered a “strong signal” that might represent the gravitational wave background — that is, the waves from supermassive black hole…

Sling TV users can now add NHL Center Ice to their...

Sling TV users can now add NHL Center Ice to their plan for $29 a month
With the NHL's shortened 56-game season getting underway last week, Sling TV is adding NHL Center Ice so you can follow all the action through to May when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The monthly $29 add-on lets you watch up to 40 out of market regular-season games in a week. In short, it's a…

‘Apex Legends’ season 8 adds a new demolitionist character

‘Apex Legends’ season 8 adds a new demolitionist character
Respawn could release Apex Legends to Nintendo Switch that same day. Some eagle-eyed fans spotted additional text in the description of the Japanese version of the video that said, “And on February 2nd, it will possible to play on Switch at the same time as the start of Season 8!” While not present in the…

Telegram took down ‘hundreds’ of calls for violence from public US...

Telegram took down ‘hundreds’ of calls for violence from public US channels
In the aftermath of the US Capitol attack, there’s been more pressure on platforms to moderate their users, particularly from gatekeepers like Apple and Google. Both companies cited Parler’s inaction when it came to curbing threats of violence for its recent suspension from their respective app stores. Over the weekend, Parler got its website partly…

Mt. Gox exchange users may finally get to recover some of...

Mt. Gox exchange users may finally get to recover some of their lost Bitcoin
When Mt. Gox went bankrupt in 2014, it was the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, holding 850,000 Bitcoins from thousands of users. Now, creditors might finally be able to get a portion of those riches back. One of Mt. Gox’s largest creditors, CoinLab, said an agreement with itself, Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy trustee and another group might…

The best office chairs of 2021

The best office chairs of 2021
Despite spending most of the workday sitting, I've never thought much about office chairs. Before quarantine started last March, I spent most of my work hours at the CNET Smart Home, an actual house where we test security cameras, smart speakers and other products. I filed stories not from a traditional office chair, but from upright dining room chairs, cushioned sofas and…

54 best TV shows to stream on Netflix

54 best TV shows to stream on Netflix
Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton. Netflix If you're searching for good TV to spend a lot of time with on Netflix, welcome to another list of best shows you might have missed. Netflix periodically changes up its line-up of programs, but its excellent originals stick around. Hopefully you'll find a hidden gem or two here to keep…

35 of the best movies to stream on Netflix

35 of the best movies to stream on Netflix
Pieces of a Woman starring Vanessa Kirby (right). Netflix If you're stuck in the endless Netflix scroll, hopefully this list will help you decide what to watch. Occasionally Netflix brings in big directors to serve up originals that make it all the way to the Oscars. But it's also got an abundance of smaller stories perfect…

35 best movies to see on Disney Plus

35 best movies to see on Disney Plus
2016 biopic Hidden Figures. Disney We all know Disney Plus has Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and classic cartoon nourishment for you to hit up whenever you need a comforting night in. But aside from all that, there are a host of great Disney movies which might not be front and center on your radar. Here…

14 best TV shows to watch on Disney Plus

14 best TV shows to watch on Disney Plus
The Mandalorian. Disney Plus If you've binged The Mandalorian and are on the hunt for your next big Disney Plus addiction, here are a few live-action gems to check out. Comedies like Lizzie McGuire are a must, along with more from the sci-fi, superhero world, including Marvel's Agent Carter and lesser-known gem So Weird. Let's round up…