The best Sky Q 4K movies and TV to watch

You’ve got the 4K TV, you’ve coughed up for a Sky Q UHD-ready premium set-top box, and now you’re looking for something great to show off all those pixels with. Great news! If you’ve signed up for Sky’s 2TB Sky Q box with a Sky Q multiscreen subscription, you’re good to go, getting access to …

11 years after creating ‘League of Legends,’ Riot is making a new game

In order to do that, they’re handing over company operations to Riot CFO Dylan Jadeja, Scott Gelb (CTO), and Nicolo Laurent (President). That leaves Ryze and Tryndamere free to develop new, as-yet-undefined titles for the publisher, which has produced a tabletop and several small games, but no AAA tentpoles beyond League of Legends. It’ll certainly …

FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Silence on Trump Tweets Speaks Volumes

President Donald Trump’s war of words with the press escalated again Wednesday when he suggested challenging, or revoking, the broadcasting licenses of stations that air network news programming. The response from the chair of the Federal Communications Commission: silence. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918110279367643137 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918112884630093825 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918267396493922304 The tweets followed an NBC News story claiming that the president asked for …

Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests on the platform, sending the hotel industry into a frenzy, landlords and building owners don’t share the same enthusiasm for the home-sharing platform as Airbnb users. But the company has a new plan that gets each party on board with home-sharing. The company is …

Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

Google’s Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn’t really possible. Android Police reports that now the mobile app can do so, and you can even specify which Chromecast in your house is the target. Adjusting the volume, skipping or repeating tracks and tasking Assistant …

Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures

Supersolid, a London-based mobile games developer with more than 50 million downloads under its belt, is best known for the smash hit games like Super Penguins, Adventure Town and Pororo Penguin Run. It was created by a team of highly experienced mobile and social games veterans with backgrounds in EA, Playfish, Glu and Macrospace. That …

Oculus’ standalone headsets point to a changing VR landscape

The idea of standalone VR headsets is not a new one. Intel explored the field with Project Alloy for a while before killing it earlier this year, Alcatel made one that didn’t quite take off and Google announced it’s working with standalone Daydream headsets from HTC and Lenovo too. But it’s Oculus — the pioneer …

How To Fix the Broken Social Security Number Sytem

Privacy and security advocates have sounded the alarm for decades about the dangers of the United States’ over-reliance on Social Security numbers. But serious discussion about what might replace them has become much more concrete in the weeks since Equifax revealed that attackers had potentially compromised 145.5 million Social Security numbers—along with other sensitive personal …