'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' beta tests begin August 3rd
You'll have to wait until September to try battle royale.
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Ask Engadget: What laptop specs should I look for if I use a monitor?
This reader is in search of a Windows 10 machine that will work seamlessly with an external monitor and a mouse-and-keyboard setup.
Even the World Cup couldn't escape the 'Fortnite' fever
The pitch became a playground for 'Battle Royale'-inspired celebrations.
The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hands-on (and inside) the new MacBook Pro.
Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development
The social network is pushing through with its plans to build its own chips.
Did a single typo screw up the AI in 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'?
Changing one line in an INI file noticeably upgrades the 2013 game's AI.
iFixit finds a 'cover-up' inside new MacBook Pro keyboards
Is Apple's tweak actually aimed at keeping dust out?
China busts World Cup gambling ring pulling $1.5 billion in crypto bets
Authorities have been cracking down on illegal gambling.
Google Fiber could get a jolt from FCC utility pole policy
It would give companies access to territory that telecoms and internet providers had ruled.
Joss Whedon returns to TV with HBO’s sci-fi drama, 'The Nevers'
It's a Victorian-era show about a gang of empowered women, so, on-brand for Whedon.
GamerGate’s subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity
What, you're somehow surprised?
Facebook’s approach to fighting fake news is half-hearted
Rather than quitting cold turkey, it’s just cutting back.
This USB-C dongle adds Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch
But since it's a Kickstarter project, who knows when it'll actually ship.
Major League Baseball is going crypto
Get ready for MLB Crypto Baseball from Lucid Sight and Major League Baseball.
Mixed reality art is lost in the madness of Times Square
Slow WiFi and blaring sirens get in the way.
MacBook Pro 2018 hands-on: Quieter keyboard, 'Hey Siri' and True Tone
For professionals, though, it's what's on the inside that will matter most.
Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news
It’s not like Facebook needs their money.
Uber is reportedly testing continuous background checks for drivers
Better than once a year, for sure.
The Real-Time Motion Capture Behind ‘Hellblade’
Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images
The Photoshop creator is trying to snuff out fake photos.
The undersea electric railway built and abandoned within six years
The ambitious but ill-fated 'Daddy Long Legs.'
Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance
While video creators can’t make money at launch, that’s going to change eventually.
Traeger Timberline 850 review: BBQ goes high tech
A notoriously low-tech cooking method is improved with a dash of WiFi.
Jaguar I-Pace review: A luxury EV that can tackle anything
Even the Tesla Model X.
OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone
The reasonably priced powerhouse now comes in an elegant package.