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Nintendo Switch Online is adding 'Donkey Kong Country' this month

Nintendo has added another batch of retro games to its Switch Online service, and one of them may have been a childhood favorite. Donkey Kong Country, the 1994 Super NES reboot of the Donkey Kong franchise, will be available to play for subscribers starting on July 15th. The side-scroller features Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy Kong as they explore...

DOJ indicts 'fxmsp' hacker who reportedly breached hundreds of companies

An American court has unsealed the criminal charges against a prolific hacker known as fxmsp, finally revealing the identity of the “invisible god of networks.” In an announcement posted by the Western District of Washington’s US Attorney’s Office, authorities have identified fxmsp as a 37-year-old Kazakhstan citizen named Andrey Turchin. The five felony...

LG's $1,300 sound bar is made to match the new GX series OLEDs

As LG prepares to deliver its new range of 4K OLED TVs — including a new 48-inch model — it also has a soundbar to match. The GX soundbar is styled with the same aesthetics as LG’s flagship GX OLED TVs this year, with 3.1 channels of audio built-in, as well as support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio. LG We saw the GX series 4K TVs at CES, and unlike...

Samsung will hold its Unpacked event virtually on August 5th

Samsung may very well have been the last major tech company to hold a large event before the world began to lockdown, but it’s not taking any chances with its next big show. The company just announced it will be holding Unpacked 2020 on August 5th at 10am ET virtually, so expect all the Galaxy Note 20 rumors to be confirmed (or proven wrong) then. You’ll...

Watch the first trailer for 'Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown'

It's been almost a decade since Test Drive Unlimited 2 came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but, after a long wait, fans got a first look at the sequel to the massively online racing pioneer. French publisher Nacon shared a teaser for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown on Tuesday.We didn't see much in the way gameplay. However, several people who worked...

Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy in 2019

In 2018, Facebook declared a goal to power its operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2021. Ahead of that deadline, the company appears to be on track. In its first ever sustainability report, published today, Facebook announced that in 2019, it achieved 86 percent renewable energy for its operations. That’s up from just 35 percent...

ARM wants to transfer its IoT divisions to Softbank so it can focus on chips

ARM plans to transfer two of its internet of things (IoT) businesses to Softbank (via TechCrunch). If the company's board of directors approves the move, Softbank would then directly oversee those divisions. The Japanese company bought the chip designer in 2016 as part of a blockbuster deal worth £24.3 billion at the time. ARM says the goal of the move...

Ad boycott leaders say meeting with Zuckerberg was 'a disappointment'

Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook officials met with the leaders of the groups behind the growing advertiser boycott of the company. It didn’t go well, according to the civil rights leaders in attendance. “#StopHateForProfit didn’t hear anything today to convince us that Zuckerberg and his colleagues are taking action,” Jessica Gonzalez,...

'PUBG Mobile' gets its first exclusive map

For the first time in two-year history, PUBG Mobile is getting an exclusive map. Android and iOS users can check out the battle royale's new Livik battleground starting today. With a playspace limited to about four square kilometers, Tencent says most matches on the Nordic-themed level should take about 15 minutes, making it perfect for short play sessions. Players...

Ubisoft is giving away 'Watch Dogs 2' on PC this weekend

The Ubisoft Forward showcase that’s taking place this Sunday will offer more details on the likes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Hyper Scape, as well as some other upcoming Ubisoft titles. While you might be content to catch up with all of the news after the fact, Ubisoft is sweetening the pot for those who watch the event as it happens — live viewers...

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