Category: Technology

VanMoof’s e-bike ad banned in France for creating a ‘climate of anxiety’

VanMoof, the Dutch electric bicycle brand, is officially too hot for (French) television. The company’s first TV advertisement was banned in France for its negative portrayal of car traffic and pollution. The commercial was rejected by France’s advertising regulatory authority, ARPP, because it “discredit[s] the automobile sector […] while creating a climate of anxiety.” The […]

Fortnite finally leaves early access as Epic slows down Save the World development

Fortnite’s iconic Battle Royale game mode took the world by storm, and today, Epic Games has announced that it’ll finally be removing the early access label from both the free-to-play shooter and the less popular original Save the World mode. Epic also announced that Save the World will continue to be a paid title separate […]

YouTube suspends ads on Shane Dawson channels over old racist videos

All three of Shane Dawson’s popular YouTube channels will not be able to earn advertising revenue for an indefinite period of time. The move comes after a number of old videos on Dawson’s channels came under scrutiny for featuring racist, anti-Semitic, and other offensive content. One video, in particular, has Dawson making sexual comments about […]

Google buys AR glasses company North

Google has bought North, a company focused on building augmented reality glasses. The companies announced the news earlier today, saying that North’s “technical expertise” will help Google invest in its “hardware efforts and ambient computing future.” The details of the deal, including how much Google paid, weren’t revealed. With the acquisition, North says it’ll wind […]

Google’s Stadia controller finally works wirelessly with Android devices

It has taken more than six months, but Google’s Stadia controller now finally works wirelessly with Android devices. Google originally launched its Stadia service back in November as a subscription to stream games to TVs, Android phones, and the web. Wireless controller support was strangely missing at launch for Android devices, which meant you had […]

Discord raises $100 million and plans to move beyond gaming

Discord on Tuesday announced it’s making a number of changes to expand its service beyond the gaming community. The company says the change is one its users have requested as Discord has become more of a tool for “day-to-day communication.” “Games are what brought many of you on the platform, and we’ll always be grateful […]

YouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99

YouTube TV has announced that it’ll be raising its monthly price from $50 per month to $64.99 as the company starts to offer eight of ViacomCBS’s channels, which are available today: BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1. The new price takes effect today for any new subscribers, while existing […]