Slack engineer figures out way to load messages into a 1995 SNES game

Slack is a relatively simple chat application with a powerfully complex set of capabilities. Case in point: Bertrand Fan’s “Slack on a SNES” project, in which the Slack engineer figured out how to load messages from a custom channel into a 1995 Nintendo game by way of a spoofed satellite transmission. BS-X: The Story of The Town Whose Name More...

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By admin On Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Amazon’s Fire Kids Edition tablets are up to $40 off

Amazon’s lineup of Fire tablets for kids is up to $40 off until the beginning of November. Compared to its standard tablet offering, which is cheaper upfront, each Kids Edition tablet ships with a colorful More...

By admin On Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Super Deluxe gets shut down by Turner, again

Super Deluxe, Turner Broadcasting’s home for wonderfully weird and wacky comedy, is shutting down. Deadline reports that Turner Media decided to axe the internet-turned-TV comedy hub 12 years after the company More...

By admin On Friday, October 19th, 2018

You can now preorder the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR, Apple’s new lower-priced iPhone option that starts at $749 for a 64GB model, is now available to preorder online ( or the Apple Store app) or by walking into an Apple store. It comes More...

By admin On Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Spotify Premium gets personalized artist radio stations and better search

Spotify has released a major update for its Premium tier that overhauls its radio feature and redesigns its navigation and search on its mobile apps, the company announced in a blog post. The streaming service More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

US consortium for safe AI development welcomes Baidu as first Chinese member

An American-led tech consortium dedicated to safeguarding the development of artificial intelligence has welcomed its first Chinese member, internet search company Baidu. The Partnership on AI (PAI) was set More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Why the Pixel matters

When the original Pixel was unveiled by Google in October 2016, many questioned why the Mountain View company was entering the business of designing, building, and selling phones. Two years on, that sentiment More...

By admin On Monday, October 15th, 2018

The new Palm is a tiny phone to keep you away from your phone

There’s a new phone with the word “Palm” on it that’s tiny, intriguing, and has very little to do with Palm beyond that word printed on the back. It comes from a startup in San Francisco, which purchased More...

By admin On Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Vue raised $3 million for smart glasses years ago, but promises they’ll ship

In our monthly Rise and Fall column we look back at crowdfunded gadgets that reached their funding goal. Months or year later, how are they doing? If they’ve shipped to backers, are they still supporting the More...

By admin On Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Martha Wells’ Murderbot series is a fantastic story about what it means to be human

Last year, Martha Wells published All Systems Red, the first installment of a novella series called The Murderbot Diaries, which follows the adventures of the titular android as it is pulled into various More...