Fortnite Season 8 Overtime Challenges arrive: Here’s the list

The eighth season of Epic Games’ hit battle royale title Fortnite is nearing its end and players have only days left to unlock their remaining tiers (and the related rewards). As with the previous season, Epic is ending things with a bunch of Overtime Challenges, which offer players last-minute rewards in exchange for completing a bunch of surprise tasks. Here’s … Continue reading

NYPD taps VR to prepare officers for active shooter scenarios

The New York Police Department is testing the use of virtual reality as a training tool for officers. The test started in early April and involved a couple hundred officers over the course of a single week at a facility in Brooklyn. This is the first time the NYPD has used virtual reality for training, and it joins the police … Continue reading

DJI action camera tipped to compete with GoPro HERO products

Chinese drone company DJI is developing its own action camera, according to a new leak, one that will allegedly compete with GoPro’s flagship HERO models. The camera is expected to be based on the company’s existing OSMO Pocket super-wide handheld camera, and one image has leaked showing what the model may look like. DJI has not confirmed the camera’s existence, … Continue reading

Hubble’s 16-year photo: How this awe-inspiring mosaic was made

The image goes by the name Hubble Legacy Field. It was released on May 2nd, 2019 by the folks in charge of the Hubble Space Telescope. In this image is the combined observations of the past 16 years of gazing toward space. In this deep-sky mosaic see see the combined efforts of an international group of researchers and scientists of … Continue reading

Future YouTube Originals will be available for free with ads

YouTube has revealed a big new business decision related to its YouTube Originals: all new content will be freely available going forward. This is a big change for the company, which previously required its users to pay for a YouTube Premium subscription to access these shows. The YouTube Originals content will include advertisements when viewed by regular (free) users. The … Continue reading

9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Yesterday, The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced its four inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2019. Those four games are Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Microsoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure. Those games managed to beat out some serious competition in the round of 12 finalists, including Candy Crush Saga and Half-Life, … Continue reading