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    Google just wrapped up its fall hardware event where it debuted the Pixel 5, the less expensive Pixel 4A 5G, the oft-rumored Chromecast with Google TV software built in, as well as the Nest Audio smart speaker. It’s a lot of good news for people who like new hardware. All said, the quick half-hour event...
    Google is hosting a virtual event on September 30th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT, where we expect it to unveil a bunch of new hardware. Based on how many leaks have been in the news cycle, there’s a decent chance that you’re already abreast of what Google might have coming. If not, Google...
    Amazon just wrapped up its fall hardware event, and it was packed with a number of big announcements. There were a number of new Echo devices, such as a spherical redesign of the tried-and-true Echo. Amazon also showed off improvements for Alexa, including new security features. We saw a bunch of new Ring devices —...
    Amazon is hosting its annual hardware event on Thursday, September 24th, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, where we expect it to announce a bunch of gadgets. It won’t be live-streamed, so, unfortunately, we can’t all watch together. But The News Brig’s Dieter Bohn will be handling the live blog to cover the minute-to-minute announcements....
    Hallmark Channel announced the release of a Christmas movie that will feature a story centered on a gay couple adopting a child during the holidays. In a statement released by the network this week, Hallmark Executive Vice President Michelle Vicary championed the film as part of the "most diverse representation of talent, narratives, and...
    At Tesla’s Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk made some big announcements: the company’s moves toward eliminating cobalt in its batteries, a new Plaid powertrain for the Model S that could get to speeds of 200 mph, and a new cathode plant to streamline its battery production. And, with the new battery technology, Musk has...
    Since 2016, the Game Devs of Color Expo has been a celebration and showcase of the work of game developers who are Black, Latinx, or from other marginalized racial backgrounds. For 2020, the annual convention has moved online, with new game announcements, panels, playable demos, and even a Steam sale. Here’s how to watch or...
    Apple's September product events are usually noteworthy for their hardware announcements. But this year, like with just about everything else, was different. Apple did unveil new Watches and iPads, but the company’s most significant announcements came in the form of services. There's a new set of subscription bundles that lumps all of Apple's streaming services...
    Nintendo recently revealed a huge slate of Mario games coming to the Switch (and one Zelda spinoff), but today, the company put the focus on some of the third-party titles that will help fill out the console’s lineup. The event included some big-name publishers like Capcom and Square Enix, though many of the games won’t...
    By Lilit Marcus | CNN The Covid-19 pandemic has brought plenty of changes to airports, from sanitizing stations to mandatory mask wearing. But San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided that instead of adding something it’ll take something away — specifically, noise. The new “quiet airport” plan aims to reduce noise throughout SFO by 40%....
    The PlayStation 5 Showcase just announced the highly anticipated pre-order information for the PS5. Sony took to twitter to announce that “PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.” PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers. — PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020 This is...
    Facebook packed its Connect virtual and augmented reality conference into a single day this year, and it announced a lot of news during its two-hour keynote. That included a new VR headset, the retirement of an old headset, and a long list of upcoming games and apps. As usual, Connect centered on Facebook’s VR...
    At an event on September 16th, Sony finally announced some long-awaited details of the PlayStation 5 with a number of notable new game announcements and trailers, giving a better idea of what fans can expect when the PS5 finally launches. That includes games like Final Fantasy XVI and Hogwarts Legacy. Keep up with all of...
    Apple just finished its “Time Flies” event, its first fall event this year, and although we’re still waiting on new iPhones, the company took the wraps off new Apple Watches and iPads. And like this year’s WWDC, we got all of the news through a video streamed online; there was no in-person event to accompany...
    Ubisoft just debuted another one of its Forward events, where the company previewed more upcoming titles and details on its fall lineup, including a better look at Immortals Fenyx Rising, the return of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, and the announcement of new games like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake...
    Ahead of the news expected from Apple this week, the custom hashtag emoji for #AppleEvent went live on Twitter. From the announcement of the new Apple Watch and iPod hardware to the details of the iPhone 12 event, rumors have been circulating about what we can expect from Apple this week. Presented by researcher Jane...
    On Saturday night, as members of Antifa rioted in a residential area in southeast Portland, someone on the crowd threw a Molotov cocktail, lighting a fire in the street and setting another protester on fire. That protester ran across the street with his pants on fire, falling to the ground where other protesters attempted to...
    We’ve got a gadget-heavy episode of The News Brigcast this week, with the announcements of Intel’s new 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU’s, Nvidia’s Geoforce RTX 3080 and 3090, and a whole bunch of stuff coming out of the virtual version of IFA’s 2020 showcase. Nilay, Dieter, Chaim, and Chris dive deep into all...
    The 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards were supposed to be held May 18 at The Anthem. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the winners will be announced virtually. Winners for individual actors and craftsmen will be announced daily through Sept. 11. Overall production winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Sept. 25. See...
    Gamescom 2020 may not be the in-person spectacle we’ve come to know, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. The virtual version of the trade show kicked off with Gamescom Opening Night Live, a two-hour-long event that featured plentiful announcements and trailers, covering everything from the Fall Guys phenomenon to upcoming blockbusters like...
    TikTok sues Trump administration: Everything you need to know Los Angeles City Council will rename street near Staples Center after Kobe Bryant The Duggar Family Tree: Counting All the Marriages, Kids and Big Announcements! © Joy Forsyth The world first met the Duggar family when they were just a clan of 16, featured in the...
    Here are the five biggest moments from the superhero extravaganza DC FanDome. San Diego Comic-Con went online this past year to less than stellar results, making DC’s move to hold its own event seem like an act of pure genius. The long-time comic publisher’s execution of this fan-event extravaganza eclipsed Comic-Con and showcased some epic...
    DC Comics and Warner Bros. held their first ever FanDome event today, a virtual convention that brought with it new movie trailers, announcements, and exciting gameplay footage. From Warner Bros. Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights reveal (including nearly eight minutes of footage) to the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and an update on...
    North West cases by postcode Two Lancashire areas have removed from local lockdown, an MP has confirmed. The news that Rossendale and Darwen no longer face local restrictions has been confirmed this morning (August 21) via Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry, who said via a social media post that he had just got off...
    The lineup of big Nintendo games is a little light at the moment, but at least we have some indie games to keep Switch owners busy. During its most recent Indie World Showcase, Nintendo showed off a number of high-profile titles coming to its tablet, including a handful of games that will be available today....
    Nintendo streamed a new Indie World presentation on Tuesday that was packed with games, both new and familiar. There were newly announced Nintendo Switch ports of Supergiant Games’ Hades, Capybara Games’ Apple Arcade hit Grindstone, ’90s internet simulator Hypnospace Outlaw, stylish puzzle game Manifold Garden, and undersea survival-adventure game Subnautica (and its expansion, Subnautica: Below...
    Samsung’s big Unpacked event went off with just a few hitches. It’s nice to know that even when an event is online some kind of logistical issue can cause AV problems and delay the beginning of a keynote. Makes everything feel a little more normal. I tease — the event itself was actually well executed....
    Sony has just announced that its latest “State of Play” event is happening this Thursday, August 6th at 4PM ET — but don’t expect quite the volume of news we got at the last big PlayStation event. In early June, we saw a ton of PS5 games and the first look at the console itself,...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Fox News’ Steve Hilton warned on Sunday that President Donald Trump is at risk of being defeated by former Vice President Joe Biden. After Hilton opened his show by railing against Democrats, the “medical establishment,” and the country’s efforts to counteract the coronavirus pandemic, he said the “terrifying prospect”...
    The WWDC20 kept us on the lookout until the last moment and it couldn’t be different for one of Apple’s most important events, which for the first time took place virtually, due to the necessary precautions motivated by the current health emergency. However, Apple achieved a luxury presentation not only for the novelties presented, but...
    In accordance to a credible new rumor, both of those Sony and Microsoft continue to have some major methods up their sleeves when it will come to PS5 and Xbox Collection X video game reveals. Reportedly, both providers are experience pressured to reveal pricing data just before August’s end and are sitting down on significant...
    gunsnroses/Facebook This August, Axl and Slash were supposed to share the stage in Tampa Bay for the first time in nearly 30 years. Obviously, COVID-19 led to the show—and Guns ’N Roses’ entire 2020 tour—being postponed indefinitely. But on Tuesday night, the band’s social media posted a message with good news, and bad news, depending...
    By LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — The reading of the Emmy nominations has begun. Host Leslie Jones kicked off the announcement Tuesday morning by appearing on a virtual set and joking that she was told there would be many others on set to announce the nominees and that she was locked in a studio...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'hurt' the Queen by unilaterally mapping out their future royal roles without her approval, an explosive biography has claimed.  Her Majesty is said to have been 'blindsided' by the launch of the SussexRoyal website which accompanied their Megxit announcement in January.   Royal aides told the authors of Finding Freedom, which...
    (CNN)When the Hallmark Channel holiday movies air later this year, the annual "Countdown to Christmas" and "Miracles of Christmas" lineups will include LGBTQ narratives. The holiday season will bring 40 new movies but the ones with LGBTQ storylines are making headlines right now. Producers say they are in "active negotiations" and that "more details" are...
    Samsung is hosting an “immersive virtual experience” on September 2nd, following its decision not to exhibit at Europe’s major IFA tech show this year. The 45-minute event, which Samsung is calling “Life Unstoppable,” will include new mobile, TV, and home appliance product launches, as well as wearable and audio announcements. Although it’s one of the...
    Ubisoft, like many other video game companies, was unable to host its typical in-person press conference at E3 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it hosted a digital event on Sunday called “Ubisoft Forward,” revealing more about its biggest upcoming games. Those included Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, its newly-announced battle royale...
    Quarantine isn't good for many things — shopping, eating at restaurants, seeing friends, for example — but it is excellent for one thing in particular: making babies. And it seems that in the nearly four months since COVID-19 shut down large parts of the US, quite a lot of couples have conceived of a fun...
    Unemployment in the UK continued to grow in the last few hours after large companies and factories announced new layoffs, and despite the Bank of England maintaining that the national economy is on a faster recovery path than expected by the pandemic. For Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane, the economy is benefiting from...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — The continuing surge of coronavirus cases in California and the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend will force a rollback in the state’s phased reopening plans and stricter enforcement of health orders such as wearing masks, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. Newsom previewed new measures as California on once again shattered...
    The News Brigcast’s annual WWDC episode is here. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference started on Monday, and The News Brig’s Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn run through the important announcements from the event as well as the updates you may have missed. The first half of the show starts with a special guest: Wall Street...
    Buy Apple Watch Series 5 at Walmart – $299 One of watchOS 7’s biggest updates will be sleep tracking — something that’s been a glaring omission from the Apple Watch for years. Users can set wind-down times, and the watch will monitor sleep quality based on micro-movements. It will also vibrate — gently at first...
    Apple’s WWDC 2020 was unique before it even began. It’s the first time Apple’s developer conference has been streamed exclusively online with no in-person event. Regardless, there were some big announcements, including some you might have been expecting and others that might catch you by surprise. We walked through each moment in our live blog,...
    WWE Superstars Sheamus and Jeff Hardy have been engaged in a feud for months now. It started with Jeff Hary’s return, proclaiming that he was a changed man, leaving behind his history of substance abuse. Sheamus was having none of it, chastising Hardy about his character every step of the way. Most notably, one Friday,...
    This year, Electronic Arts, like many of the giant video game publishers, switched from what would normally have been a massive E3 press conference in Los Angeles to a virtual-only event called EA Play Live. The event kicked off at 7PM ET on Thursday and included a slew of big announcements from the company’s...
    EA is in a challenging position with Thursday’s Play Live event. Sony has already spilled a decent amount of beans concerning its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, while Microsoft is taking a longer, drawn-out approach to discussing the Xbox Series X. But the new systems are only part of the story this year. EA’s Play...
    EA is bringing us is annual E3-timed press conference, EA Play Live, as game developers and publishers continue to navigate a summer without E3 or coliseums full of excited fans. During the hourlong digital event, EA highlighted upcoming events for its current games like Apex Legends, as well as new, independent titles, and updates to...