Sony acquires Housemarque, makers of PS5’s Returnal

Sony acquires Housemarque, makers of PS5’s Returnal

Finnish game studio Housemarque is the newest addition to Sony’s stable of first-party developers. Sony announced on Tuesday that the makers of Returnal will join PlayStation Studios. “We are so excited to finally join the PlayStation Studios family,” Ilari Kuittinen, Housemarque’s co-founder and managing director, wrote on PlayStation Blog. “This gives our studio a clear … Read more

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot challenges BTS to a boy band dance-off in latest video

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot challenges BTS to a boy band dance-off in latest video

Hyundai has officially completed its acquisition of Boston Dynamics, the creator of the internet’s favorite dancing Spot and Atlas robots (which only occasionally look like dystopian nightmare machines). And to celebrate, the company is collaborating with K-pop sensation BTS on a new video that shows seven Spot robots grooving to the band’s 2020 song “IONIQ: … Read more

Against all odds, Good Omens is getting a second season

Against all odds, Good Omens is getting a second season

Amazon Prime and BBC’s adaptation of Good Omens has been greenlit for a second season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Michael Sheen and David Tennant will reprise their roles as hedonistic angel Aziraphale and reluctantly noble demon Crowley, respectively. The first season of the show ran for six episodes and was an incredibly loving and … Read more

Instagram tests letting anyone share a link in stories

Instagram tests letting anyone share a link in stories

Instagram has always limited who can post swipe-up links to their stories, but today, the company is starting a new test that could widen that ability. In this case, however, it isn’t a swipe up that people will be able to offer, but instead a linking sticker. These stickers will operate the same way a … Read more

Amazon’s latest Alexa trick is helping kids read

Amazon’s latest Alexa trick is helping kids read

Amazon has announced a new feature for its Kids Plus service on Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers called Reading Sidekick. Designed to help kids improve their reading skills and ability, the Reading Sidekick allows kids to read either physical or digital books along with Alexa by taking turns at reading the books aloud with … Read more

The Palm Pre home button was the first to be the last

The Palm Pre home button was the first to be the last

Physical home buttons are all but extinct on modern smartphones, and the Palm Pre ended them. It’s not hard to notice that smartphones have steadily shed their buttons throughout the years: keyboards, numpads, call and hang up buttons, directional navigation keys, and more have all fallen to the wayside in favor of more versatile touchscreens. … Read more