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European Commission prepares to assess Apple’s acquisition of Shazam

Shazam News of Apple’s acquisition of music-recognition app Shazam has made waves not only in the music world, but in government as well. In February, a few months after Apple officially confirmed the deal, the European Commission officially accepted a request from member nations Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden ...

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A VR film forced me to confront my fear of the sea

Considering I also get creeped out by schools of fish, my whale phobia isn’t actually too shocking. Many fears are irrational, and trying to overcome them is no easy feat. Photographer Michael Muller confronted his own deep fear of sharks by “learning to dive without protection and cage-free with great ...

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Zamasu Confirmed As DLC For Dragon Ball FighterZ

Following an earlier report that the next Dragon Ball FighterZ character would be Merged Zamasu, Bandai Namco has confirmed the alternate-future villain will be arriving as simply Zamasu. The Dragon Ball Super character was the primary antagonist of the future Trunks saga with a power that was literally incomprehensible by ...

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Why is a celebrity personal finance guru suing Facebook?

Lewis is the founder of MoneySavingExpert, a hugely influential UK site that advises people on the cheapest financial and commercial products. If you’ve ever read The Points Guy, then you’ve got a fair idea of what Lewis does, but with a focus on consumer credit and household bills. He regularly ...

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Instagram deters deletion with reversible “archive” option

When Instagrammers don’t get enough likes or think their posts look boring, they sometimes impetously delete them. But they can later regret this common emergent behavior which also deprives Instagram of monetizable content and your history in images that could keep you locked into the service. So Instagram is rolling ...

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Omnidrive's Online Storage Actually Works

I’ve been talking to Nik Cubrilovic, the founder of Sydney, Australia based Omnidrive, since I posted about the need for a good online storage service in November (see no. 1 in that post). I’ve had the chance to test it over the last few days. It’s pre-beta but will be ...

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The Technomancer and the Rise of B-Grade Games

Share. Spiders creative director Jehanne Rousseau and Focus Home Interactive CEO Cédric Lagarrigue delve into the making of 2016’s The Technomancer – and what its B-grade royalty means for 2018’s GreedFall. By Toby McCasker The lifecycle of something B-grade usually goes like so: Critics get the first whiff. It smells ...

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