• Follow us

Technology

Now on Blu-ray: The latest movie releases on disc

If you want to kick back and enjoy a movie at home, you could stream it, and that’s a serviceable option—unless of course your video stream is interrupted or degraded by traffic congestion or an unreliable connection. Or you could enjoy your movie on a Blu-ray or DVD disc, avoiding those issues altogether and getting the added benefit of special features and commentary, as well adding another piece of entertainment to your collection.

For your consideration, we present 10 worthwhile movies that have recently come to disc. Our emphasis is on the Blu-ray format, but we make note of whether Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K) is also an option.

[ Further reading: The best Ultra HD Blu-ray players ]Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)1 badtimeselroyale blu jma20th Century Fox

Writer (Cloverfield, The Martian) and director (The Cabin in the Woods) Drew Goddard turns in his second feature, Bad Times at the El Royale, with this Tarantino-influenced multi-character crime piece, set at a single location (a hotel built right on the border between California and Nevada). It runs a little too long and it doesn’t have much crackle, but it has a few dazzling moments, mostly involving a secret corridor running behind all the rooms. Big stars Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, and Chris Hemsworth are weirdly less interesting than the lesser-known cast members: Cynthia Erivo, as a struggling singer, and Lewis Pullman, as a meek, emotionally tormented desk clerk.

Format: Blu-ray Release date: January 1 Company: 20th Century Fox Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English), Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish, French) Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 Resolution: 1080p Region A Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Running time: 140 minutes MPAA rating: R for strong violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity Digital copy: Yes DVD: Yes 4K: Sold separately Bonus features: “Making Bad Times at the El Royale” (29 mins.); photo gallery; teaser trailer; theatrical trailer SRP: $34.99   Bad Times At The El Royale The Equalizer 2 (2018)2 equalizertwo blu jmaSony

Denzel Washington makes the first sequel of his career, slipping back into the role of former secret agent Robert McCall as if he’d never been away. He’s cool and commanding, and makes The Equalizer 2 worth seeing. Director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Richard Wenk are also back with more of the same, some rather traditional screenwriting and some excellent action sequences. Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) plays a young man who hopes to be an artist, whom McCall takes under his wing. As with the first film, the final showdown is a show-stopper; this one is in a small fishing community as the beginning of a huge storm roils in the background, causing structures to creak and groan as the first spatters of rain fall. Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, and Orson Bean co-star, the latter in a surprisingly moving coda.

Format: Blu-ray Release date: December 11 Company: Sony Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English), 5.1 DTS-HD (French), Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish, Thai) Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 Resolution: 1080p Region A Subtitles: English, English SDH, and 10 other languages Running time: 121 minutes MPAA rating: R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content Digital copy: Yes DVD: Yes 4K: Sold separately Bonus features: “Retribution Mode” (a series of behind-the-scenes extras that play during the film); deleted and extended scenes (23 mins.); featurettes: “Denzel as McCall: Round Two” (7 mins.), “Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown” (5 mins.), and “Through Antoine’s Lens: The Cast” (6 mins.); TV promos; pop-up trivia track; previews for other Sony titles. SRP: $19.99   The Equalizer 2 [Blu-ray] Forty Guns (1957)3 fortyguns blu jmaCriterion Collection

Director Samuel Fuller was one of the most explosive in history, a former newspaper reporter who fought in WWII. It is said that his dialogue was like headlines. Specializing in crime movies, war movies, and Westerns, Forty Guns (1957) is one of his most interesting, focusing on a tough female rancher, Jessica Drummond (a platinum Barbara Stanwyck), who inadvertently launches a war when her brother (John Ericson) kills the local sheriff. Fuller’s brilliant widescreen framing is heavy on masculine symbolism (some critics considered it a “Freudian Western”) as well as wild trashy fun. Barry Sullivan and Dean Jagger co-star.

Format: Blu-ray Release date: December 11 Company: Criterion Collection Audio: Uncompressed Mono Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 Resolution: 1080p Region A Subtitles: English Running time: 80 minutes MPAA rating: Not rated Digital copy: No DVD: Sold separately 4K: No Bonus features: New interview with director Samuel Fuller’s widow, Christa Lang Fuller, and daughter, Samantha Fuller; “A Fuller Life” (2013), a feature-length documentary by Samantha Fuller about her father; audio interview with Samuel Fuller at London’s National Film Theatre from 1969; new interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith, author of “In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City;” stills gallery; liner notes booklet with an essay by film scholar Lisa Dombrowski and a chapter from Fuller’s posthumously published 2002 autobiography, “A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.” SRP: $27.99   Forty Guns (The Criterion Collection) The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)4 housewithaclock blu jmaUniversal

Director Eli Roth is known—and has a small, fervent fan base—for his horrendous, inept, and vile cinematic wreckages of gore and violence, notably the Hostel movies but also sinking all the way down to remakes of The Green Inferno and Death Wish. But suddenly he turned it all around with The House with a Clock in Its Walls, an enjoyable, kid-friendly fantasy full of action, jaw-dropping visuals, and even some decent slapstick. (Think: Jumanji or Spy Kids.) When his parents die in an accident, young Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) and his neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett); it turns out they are witches/warlocks who are desperately trying to uncover the secret of the clock in the house before... ahem... time runs out. The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a little dark for younger or more sensitive children, but for others it’s a zany, somewhat spooky ride.

Format: Blu-ray Release date: December 18 Company: Universal Audio: Dolby Atmos (English), Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (English), DTS-HD HR 7.1 (Spanish, French) Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 Resolution: 1080p Region A Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish Running time: 105 minutes MPAA rating: PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language Digital copy: Yes DVD: Yes 4K: Available separately Bonus features: Audio Commentary by director Eli Roth and star Jack Black; alternate opening and ending with optional commentary; deleted scenes, with optional commentary (9 mins.); gag reel (3 mins.); featurettes: “Warlocks and Witches,” “Movie Magic,” “Tick Tock: Bringing the Book to Life,” “Eli Roth: Director’s Journals,” “Owen Goes Behind the Scenes,” “Theme Song Challenge,” “Do You Know Jack Black?”, “Abracadabra!”, “Jack Black’s Greatest Fear,” and “The Mighty Wurlitzer.” SRP: $34.98   The House with a Clock in Its Walls [Blu-ray] Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color (2018)5 meliesfairytales blu jmaFlicker Alley

Flicker Alley has released several Georges Méliès sets before, but this one is perhaps its most ambitious collection. While Méliès began—in the 1890s—with simple little “magic trick” films, he quickly grew more ambitious and told longer stories with bigger effects. This collection features 13 of these from between 1899 and 1909, including the famous A Trip to the Moon (1902), with its shot of the rocketship crashing into the moon’s eye, surely one of cinema’s greatest indelible images. (Most people will recognize the picture, even if they don’t know the film.) Other shorts include versions of Joan of Arc, Robinson Crusoe, Rip Van Winkle, and Jules Verne’s The Impossible Voyage, with hand-coloring and three optional audio tracks: English narration, French narration, or music only.

Format: Blu-ray Release date: December 18 Company: Flicker Alley Audio: Music, English narration, French narration, all 2.0 Dolby Digital Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 Resolution: 1080p Region A Subtitles: none Running time: 145 minutes MPAA rating: Not rated Digital copy: No DVD: Yes 4K: No Bonus features: A 28-page souvenir booklet. SRP: $36.95   Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color (Deluxe Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Edition Format Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

TechNewsWorld

Condres OS Conjures Up Pleasing Arch Linux Transition 2019-04-18 15:00:37Condres OS, a distro much like the defunct Apricity OS, could be a speedier replacement for Linux OSes that have turned slow to no-go in recent new re

Everyone's a Winner in Apple-Qualcomm Settlement 2019-04-18 08:00:00Apple and Qualcomm unexpectedly announced a settlement as their case entered the second day of a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern D

Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, 2019-04-17 13:14:22The ramp-up to Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference this June has begun, with reports circulating about the goodies the company will include in

EU's New Copyright Directive Could Break the Internet 2019-04-16 08:00:00A copyright directive that some fear could break the Internet has cleared the final hurdle in the European Union. The directive makes platforms for us

Qualcomm: Rethinking AI in a 5G Quantum World 2019-04-15 14:45:33It is expected that 5G will move aggressively into the market, with near-complete major metropolitan coverage by the end of the year. This technology

Google Presents a Cornucopia of Cloud Goodies 2019-04-11 15:40:27Google announced a host of new services, features and partners at Google Cloud Next '19 Day 2 in San Francisco. The new unveilings followed its annou

Report: Apple Is Gearing Up to Debut Mini-LED 2019-04-10 13:02:06Apple plans to introduce a number of new products in the next two years that will sport a new display technology, according to master Apple watcher M

Microsoft's Edge Goes With the Chromium Flow 2019-04-10 08:00:00Microsoft has released the first Dev and Canary channel builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge, based on the Chromium open source project. The c

Snapchat Refreshes App to Revive Prospects 2019-04-09 10:00:00New augmented reality features, an SDK for Stories, and a games platform highlighted Snapchat's first developer's conference. AR features announced

Cisco's Broader Take on Diversity 2019-04-08 13:32:28There should be no argument that we live in a diverse world, and that the technology industry doesn't reflect that diversity. The lack of diversity

What Lies Beneath Facebook's Sudden Embrace of Government 2019-04-05 12:27:03Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for greater government oversight and even regulation of the Internet in an op-ed piece published last weekend. Zuc

Following Protests, Google Cuts Temps, Vendors, Contractors a 2019-04-04 08:00:00Google has unveiled new minimum standards for temps, vendors and contractors in the United States, in response to demands from an employee coalition

PCWorld

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice New! 2019-04-19 13:56:00There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

Acer CEO Jason Chen explains why his PCs New! 2019-04-19 11:00:00Acer CEO Jason Chen thinks his company can get bigger if it thinks small. As the fourth- or fifth-largest PC vendor worldwide by shipments (per IDC an

How to transform your laptop into a gaming New! 2019-04-19 10:18:00My desire to power up a laptop with an external graphics card began in 2015, when I set out on a quest to get back into PC gaming—a beloved past

Dude, this 24-inch Dell monitor is down to New! 2019-04-19 10:03:00It would be great if we all could afford 4K G-Sync monitors, but sadly that's not the case. So if you're looking for a fantastic deal on a much more

Cooler Master SK630 review: Low-profile gaming keyboards are New! 2019-04-19 06:30:00Here’s the rule with peripherals: Once is a gimmick, twice is a trend, and thrice is a category. And our latest category? Low-profile mechanical

Primephonic app review: The unrivaled classical music New! 2019-04-19 06:00:00Primephonic's mobile app for iOS and Android delivers the best parts of its classical music service to smart devices—with one glaring omission.

Mysa Smart Thermostat review: Rendering electric heat New! 2019-04-19 06:00:00A beautifull smart thermostat for baseboard, radiant, and fan-forced convector heaters.

Update: Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of 2019-04-18 15:30:00April 18, 2019: Updated to add new information about how many Instagram user passwords were exposed internally at Facebook.Facebook confirmed March 21

Add 200GB of space to your phone or 2019-04-18 10:54:00No matter whether it’s on your phone, tablet, PC, or Nintendo Switch, running out of space always sucks, especially if it means deleting games a

The Full Nerd ep. 91: PlayStation 5 vs. 2019-04-18 10:26:00In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos,  Adam Patrick Murray and special guest Melissa Riofrio discuss some

Pay what you want for this Java course 2019-04-18 10:05:00Java is among the easiest programming languages to learn, making it perfect for those just starting out. And, now virtually anyone can become an exper

The smarter, better Ring Video Doorbell Pro is 2019-04-18 09:37:00Amazon’s got an unstoppable deal right now for a smart doorbell: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is on sale for $199. That’s the usual $50 dis

TechCrunch

Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents New! 2019-04-19 14:09:35A hacker has stolen thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55

Apply now to be a TC Top Pick New! 2019-04-19 14:00:10Psst! We’re looking at you, early-stage startup founders. How would you like your startup to be a media and investor darling at Disrupt San Fran

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to New! 2019-04-19 12:56:17Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren&rsq

Netflix says it’s testing a shuffle feature for New! 2019-04-19 12:19:53Netflix is testing a new feature that can help you start streaming when you don’t know what to watch. The company confirmed it’s testing a

Daily Crunch: Zoom and Pinterest go public New! 2019-04-19 12:15:08The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox ever

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Ramotion New! 2019-04-19 12:05:25Ramotion is a remote branding and product design agency that has worked with Bay Area tech startups since 2014. While they typically do branding for f

How do you hire a great growth marketer? New! 2019-04-19 12:05:06Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the world of growth marketing for founders.

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription New! 2019-04-19 11:41:03Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, book

Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen New! 2019-04-19 11:32:40Apple wants to add more iOS features to macOS according to a report from 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo. And it starts with improvements to Siri. Whi

ProcessOut improves payment data visualization New! 2019-04-19 11:01:02ProcessOut has grown quite a lot since I first covered the startup. The company now has a ton of small and big clients, from Glovo to Vente-Priv&eacut

Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed New! 2019-04-19 08:18:33The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign e

Sequoia reveals first cohort for its ‘Surge’ accelerator New! 2019-04-19 07:19:23Back in January, Sequoia India announced plans for its first early-stage startup accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia, and today the firm r

FOX News

Developer in Miami adds 'skydeck' for flying cars 2019-04-18 15:28:39Paramount Miami World Center, a 60-story residential apartment building, will be topped with an unusual feature.

New 40mm cannon on Marine Corp amphibious combat 2019-04-18 11:26:47Navy and Marine Corps interest in up-gunning its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle with a stronger, longer-range 40mm cannon may have taken a step forward

Notre Dame Cathedral kept standing amid fire with 2019-04-18 10:42:44As flames swept through the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, threatening priceless religious treasures and the entire structure's integrit

Last Supper site reveals its secrets in stunning 2019-04-18 10:23:28The room venerated as the site of Jesus’ Last Supper has been revealed in stunning detail thanks to remarkable 3D laser scanning technology.

Apple’s secret lab where robots pull apart iPhones 2019-04-18 09:40:07Apple has unveiled a brand new "secret lab" that aims to invent the future of recycling.

Facebook collected millions of email contacts without consent 2019-04-18 08:30:00In early April, Facebook came under fire for asking some users for their email password when signing up to the social network.

Smaller Nintendo Switch launching this fall, report says 2019-04-18 08:27:00Last month it was rumored that Nintendo was set to launch a cheaper Switch , now we know how that's going to be achieved: the new Switch is expected

Samsung’s $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking, reviewers 2019-04-18 08:17:54Samsung’s new $2,000 smartphone doesn’t go on sale until next week — yet it’s already falling apart.

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ email contacts of 2019-04-18 03:16:38Facebook said on Wednesday it “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since March 2016, a report said.

Conservatives demand answers from Twitter after it reportedly 2019-04-17 22:55:45Conservative leaders who have been calling for tech giants to end partnerships with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are demanding tha

Developers say 5G and augmented reality will change 2019-04-17 16:01:055G is said to be essential to the future of augmented reality, a cutting-edge technology which superimposes digital data on the physical world.

Facebook now used for Dark Web activity 2019-04-17 15:51:38Over two billion people use Facebook to buy and sell goods, chat with each other, and post vacation pictures. Now, according to a new report by Talos

Thetechhacker

Few Galaxy Fold devices are already broken; Samsung 2019-04-18 02:44:48You must be aware that the foldable smartphones were announced at the MWC 2019. These foldable smartphone were from the likes of Samsung and Huawei. A

5 Features Your Wireframe Tool Needs To Have 2019-04-17 12:02:50When it comes to wireframing tools, not all are equal. Some tools have the bare minimum of features, which if you’re paying to use the tool, can

Some features of iOS 13 have been revealed 2019-04-17 09:47:09We know that Apple and Google announce their latest versions of iOS and Android every year. For Google, the announcement will be at Google I/O later n

OnePlus 7 Pro to feature a Quad HD+ 2019-04-17 09:03:46It is known that OnePlus will release their next flagship smartphone later this year. Also, the launch is most likely going to take place next month,

You might soon be not allowed to take 2019-04-17 03:51:11WhatsApp has been here for more than a decade in the social messaging sector. And it is obvious that the application is extremely popular among people

TikTok blocked by Google on Indian Play Store 2019-04-17 03:05:37TikTok, formally known as Musically, has been a sensation from last few years worldwide. Although the app started from China, it has caught up in popu

Microsoft will release Surface Buds to challenge Apple 2019-04-16 10:01:22Most of us have realized the fact that the beloved 3.5-mm headphone jack is gone. And we have to accept that wireless is the future. All the major tec

Google might launch the Pixel 3a series at 2019-04-16 09:28:56We have been hearing about Google’s plans of launching an upper mid-range Pixel smartphone. However, those are just the reports and we have neve

FastestVPN Review 2019-04-16 07:44:07Contrary to their popularity, free VPNs do not work. When we say that we mean that they don’t provide the essential benefits of using a VPN in t

List of Google Chrome Commands to Access Features 2019-04-16 02:56:15Google Chrome is everyone’s favorite browser. Chrome is very easy to install, supports multiple platforms, cross-platform sync feature, bookmark

Microsoft says it found that some Outlook accounts 2019-04-15 08:47:50Microsoft is majorly known for its popular OS, Windows, worldwide. However, the company also has various other popular products such as Xbox, Outlook

OnePlus 7 series will launch on May 14, 2019-04-15 08:34:32We have been seeing the OnePlus 7 being leaked day in and day out. This is also expected as OnePlus 7 is the highly anticipated smartphone right now.

SlashGear

NASA finally launched bees into space New! 2019-04-19 14:02:15Robotic bees, oh god! This is just like that time Homer Simpson brought a bag of chips on a space flight and crashed into an ant farm! Actually it&rsq

Netflix’s The Witcher series will debut this year New! 2019-04-19 13:39:49Way back in May 2017, Netflix announced plans to make a new series centered around The Witcher, a pretty familiar name in the world of video games. Th

Samsung S8, S9, S10, Note vital updates: Here’s New! 2019-04-19 13:11:21Android updates for Samsung devices are coming in fast, and it’s high time you got current. Today we’re having a peek at the latest versio

Instagram prototype hides likes for better focus on New! 2019-04-19 12:08:23These days, social media can feel less like a useful way to keep in touch with friends and family and more like a popularity contest fueled by influen

New Star Wars trailer’s Emperor hint: JJ Abrams New! 2019-04-19 11:31:40The new Star Wars Episode 9 trailer included a laugh track you may’ve recognized. You probably reacted to the end of the first trailer for The R

Netflix has secretly started testing a ‘random episode’ New! 2019-04-19 10:24:56Netflix, obviously, is a service that offers a lot of content, and sometimes, this can lead to choice paralysis among its users. Attempting to solve t

Data shows white sharks leave hunting grounds when New! 2019-04-19 09:40:55White sharks and orcas favorite prey is the same, both like to eat the elephant seal. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner instituti

Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates the brand’s racing New! 2019-04-19 09:05:40Aston Martin has been involved in motor racing going back many decades. Its latest ride is a very limited edition and the special car that is meant to

Scientists discover millions of previously hidden SoCal earthquakes New! 2019-04-19 08:39:10Scientists have gone through seismic data for Southern California, and by looking intensely at the data, they have discovered two million previously u

Opinion: Facebook voice assistant is a joke, it New! 2019-04-19 07:59:45Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, you’re probably Facebook. The social media giant has rapidly overtaken G

macOS 10.15 will let Apple Watch do more New! 2019-04-19 01:30:29Biometrics-based security systems, be it fingerprints or faces, is the trend in computing these days but not all devices are equipped with such sensor

Pixel 3a and 3a XL renders won’t win New! 2019-04-19 00:03:00Smartphone users these days are easily wowed by gorgeous-looking phones that take equally gorgeous-looking photos. While having both style and substan

Electrek

Tesla spotted filming self-driving demo ahead of autonomy/Tesla 2019-04-18 20:50:17 Tesla has been spotted evidently filming a self-driving demo in a Model 3 ahead of its planned ‘Investor Autonomy Event’ next week during

Carbon pricing earns mixed support as Dem presidential 2019-04-18 16:29:05 A new report asked all 18 declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination about various views on climate issues, and finds that just 7

Audi reduces planned e-tron electric SUV production due 2019-04-18 16:01:06 Audi has reportedly reduced its planned production for the e-tron electric SUV due to a battery shortage, according to a report coming out of Belgium

Eyes in the sky — new satellites identify 2019-04-18 14:24:58 As citizens, governments, and investors alike look for ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help looks to be coming from a series of new satellit

Company aims to power remote communities worldwide with 2019-04-18 14:02:15 A Maine company announced the commercial launch of a renewable river-driven energy system that it hopes will be used to power remote communities arou

Toyota: ‘nobody is selling electric vehicles at a 2019-04-18 13:38:56 Toyota is probably the least interested in battery-electric vehicles out of all the major automakers and in new comments this week, the company claim

Ryobi’s 13-inch electric lawn mower is on sale 2019-04-18 13:22:06 Home Depot offers the Ryobi 13-inch ONE+ 18V Cordless Electric Lawn Mower for $149 shipped. That’s good for $50 off the regular going rate

Harley-Davidson opens pre-orders in Europe & Canada for 2019-04-18 12:27:50 Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle has been available for pre-order in the US since January. But now the American-made electric mot

How to choose your first electric bicycle: an 2019-04-18 10:49:55 Electric bicycles have become the fastest growing segment of the bicycle industry. While standard pedal bike sales are either flat or falling in near

Tesla car caught on fire while being investigated 2019-04-18 10:28:54 A Tesla vehicle that was already being investigated as the potential cause of a garage fire two months ago has caught on fire again and completely bu

EGEB: 602 MW of Carolina solar, Europe put 2019-04-18 10:00:14 In today’s EGEB: Duke Energy announces contracts for 602 megawatts of Carolina solar. Europe invested $30 billion in wind projects last year. T

Tesla gets the nod from VW for ‘proving 2019-04-18 06:34:29 Volkswagen is arguably the legacy automaker most committed to electric vehicles and this week, it gave a rare nod to a competitor, Tesla, for “

Ars Technica UK

In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts 2019-04-18 17:40:12Remember when Facebook asked for email passwords? The blunder just got worse.

Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating 2019-04-18 17:25:43ThreadX joins Azure Sphere, Windows 10 for IoT.

Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant 2019-04-18 16:50:56There's no indication that it will extend outside Facebook's own hardware—yet.

Dealmaster: A number of big-name video games are 2019-04-18 14:25:40Plus deals on TCL Roku TVs, Xbox Wireless Controllers, Amazon devices, and more.

Idris Elba steals the show as “Black Superman” 2019-04-18 14:01:16"We're gonna need cars and guns."

Ajit Pai proposes blocking China-owned telecom from US 2019-04-18 13:02:12US: China Mobile could be used by Chinese government to attack phone network.

Amazon and Google settle feud, bring YouTube back 2019-04-18 11:06:36The Prime Video app will add support for Chromecast and Android TV, too.

Report: Cheaper “Switch Lite” will be dockable, come 2019-04-18 10:58:13But "overhauled next-generation model" might be farther off.

Jerrie Cobb, one of the most gifted female 2019-04-18 09:53:51"We see, only, a place in our Nation’s space future without discrimination."

Staffsource: Ars’ most coveted work-from-home essentials 2019-04-18 07:15:55Our staffers gush about the items that make their homes better than any office.

You can now download the source code for 2019-04-18 06:30:19Yes, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Zork are both included.

50-inch Surface Hub 2S: $8,999, shipping in June; 2019-04-17 17:07:05You'll be able to get it without the integrated computer, too.

Top Technology News --

Brain's imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception 2019-04-18 14:17:28Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research.

Flies smell through a Gore-Tex system 2019-04-18 14:17:19Scientists have gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene

Engineering researcher uses network science to understand how 2019-04-18 14:16:01Using network science -- part of a larger mathematical field called graph theory -- a professor mapped long range atomic forces onto an incredibly com

Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot 2019-04-18 14:15:52Researchers tested bacteria commonly found inside homes on samples of drywall coated with antimicrobial, synthetic latex paints. Within 24 hours, all

Electric skyrmions charge ahead for next-generation data storage 2019-04-18 13:50:44A team of researchers has observed chirality for the first time in polar skyrmions, in a material with reversible electrical properties -- a combinati

Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view 2019-04-18 13:14:19This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.

Researchers use 3D printer to print glass 2019-04-18 13:14:04For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid

Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead 2019-04-18 13:13:56Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user if the device fa

How superstitions spread 2019-04-18 13:13:34Superstitious beliefs may seem irrational, but they can nevertheless catch on in a society. Using an evolutionary approach to studying the emergence o

Can science writing be automated? 2019-04-18 10:57:30A team of researchers has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence, that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English su

Lasers make magnets behave like fluids 2019-04-18 09:42:57Researchers have discovered how magnets recover after being blasted by a laser. It turns out, they act a bit like oil and water in a jar.

Why language technology can't handle Game of Thrones 2019-04-18 08:08:16Researchers have performed a thorough evaluation of four different name recognition tools on popular 40 novels, including A Game of Thrones. Their ana


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.