Broadband deal of the week: £22.99 per month for superfast fibre at Plusnet

Amazingly cheap fibre broadband deals have been a bit few and far between over the last few weeks – we’re guessing that most internet providers are keeping their powder dry until Black Friday before launching a full-on offers assault. This new fibre broadband deal from BT-owned Plusnet changes all that. For the next few days, …

Apps and gadgets for the ‘Blade Runner’ future we didn’t ask for

Roy Batty’s survival kit Despite the best efforts of our federal government to deny it, climate change is real and the planet has had enough of our foolishness. From hurricane destruction to extreme heat and cold, everyone needs to plan for a local disaster — at the very least. The way things are now, with …

‘A Mortician’s Tale’ Review: This Might Be the First Game to Really Understand Death

Videogames have never really gotten death. They’re full of death, of course, but only as a conceit, a shallow reading of a much deeper concept. Death in games is a punishment, a roadblock, a temporary setback, an opportunity. It’s not a real end; it’s mechanical, never philosophical. Gaming, as a medium, struggles to understand death …

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming

Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord-cutting platforms like Netflix and Amazon, the shows weren’t exactly, say, House of Cards or Transparent. But a number of moves over the past several months …

15 best co-op games you can play on PC and consoles

Co-op gaming on the couch or over the coax While gaming makes for a great solo hobby, there are some titles that are actually improved by playing with someone else. Not against them, with them.  Whether you’re teaming up to take down zombies, or solve puzzles or square up to another team of real-life gamers, co-op …

Vector plans three ‘microsatellite’ launches in Virginia

As @13NewsNow says, our vehicle looks pretty good against blue sky and white sand beach. Vector will be back soon! https://t.co/3CsMHA6f34 — VECTOR (@vectorspacesys) October 20, 2017 That’s entirely the point. Most microsatellites that weigh a couple to just over a hundred pounds often must ride alongside and work around the schedules of big-budget customers …

Vungle CEO arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, lewd act with 3-year-old son

Zain Jaffer, who has been CEO of fast-growing mobile ad startup, Vungle, is out of the company after being arrested on a slew of charges, including a lewd act upon a child and assault with a deadly weapon. The alleged victim was his three-year-old son, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Wagstaffe told …