Cook: MacOS And iOS Will Stay Separate

Tim Cook says Apple has no plans to merge MacOS and iOS. He says the move would water down both systems. The comments, made in a Sydney Morning Herald interview, come after rumors of a project codenamed Marzipan that would let developers easily make apps that work for both systems. It’s hardly surprising that Apple […]

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Chrome To Mute Autoplay Videos By Default

The Chrome browser is finally muting the sound of autoplay videos by default. The update, in Chrome version 66, has arrived three months later than planned. During that delay period, users were able to actively choose to mute all autoplay videos on a specific site. Now that will not only be the default, but the […]

Gary Gygax Archive To Become Video Games

Unpublished work by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax will be turned into video games. His family is searching for developers to make the adaptations. Perhaps most excitingly, the source material will include Gygax’s personal campaign that he used for game nights. He never published details of that campaign for fear that the people who […]

Scientists Improve Plastic Recycling Enzyme

Scientists investigating bacteria that can eat plastic have accidentally made the relevant enzyme even more effective. It could significantly improve the options for recycling plastic bottles. Such bottles are commonly made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in which the bond between molecules is particularly strong. That’s a big benefit when the material is being used and […]

Sega Doubles Down On Retro Market

Sega is going all-in with retro gaming, not only confirming the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini, but also talking of bringing Dreamcast and Saturn games to the Nintendo Switch. The Mega Drive Mini (which is a working name) isn’t a great surprise but has now been officially announced and a prototype was shown off at Sega Fest […]

Billy Mitchell: King Of Kong Dethroned For Good

Billy Mitchell, star of the documentary King of Kong, is no longer officially the first man to score a million points on Donkey Kong. Twin Galaxies, the leading data keeper on competitive gaming, has removed all his records after investigating allegations of cheating. The organization investigated disputes into three of his Donkey Kong scores: the […]

Pokemon Coming To Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios is adding a Pokemon section in Orlando. It appears it will be part of the kids area rather than a new Nintendo park. The news comes from ABC’s Channel 9 in the city. It reports that the Pokemon park will be added to Universal’s KidZone section. That’s an area that’s come in for […]

FTC: Warranties Can’t Ban Third-Party Servicing Or Parts

The FTC has privately warned six companies that customers using third party components or servicing can’t automatically void warranties. The companies haven’t been named but are “six major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States.” The move isn’t introducing any new rules but rather warning the […]