AWS announces Amazon Sumerian for building AR, VR and 3D apps quickly

From Techcrunch We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and... Read more »

Elon Musk sees backflipping robot, thinks Apocalypse

From CNET Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. When will people listen to me? Mark Brake/Getty Images Ever since I saw Boston Dynamics’... Read more »

Elon Musk sees backflipping robot, thinks Apocalypse

From CNET Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. When will people listen to me? Mark Brake/Getty Images Ever since I saw Boston Dynamics’... Read more »

Fantastic Arcade celebrates weird gaming—dancing bears, haunted NESes, and all

From Ars Technica The trailer for Disco Bear tells you all you need to know: the roller rink is being threatened with a shutdown, so the bears need a successful dance-a-thon. It’s... Read more »

Snap’s Evan Spiegel is clinging to billionaire status by his fingernails

From Techcrunch It’s hard to fault someone for being barely a billionaire — a self-made one at that, who happens to be just 27 years old. Still, owing to the performance of... Read more »

Jodie Foster’s ‘Black Mirror’ episode looks chilling

From CNET Most parents know the chill of that one panicked moment when they briefly lose sight of their child. The new teaser for “Arkangel,” the upcoming Jodie Foster-directed episode of Netflix’s... Read more »

Not the four-letter kind: Familiar curses get new stories at the Austin Film Fest

From Ars Technica AUSTIN, Texas—If you’re not a regular Fantastic Fest attendee or a disciple of folks like Richard Linklater or Wes Anderson, it may surprise you just how much Austin, Texas,... Read more »

Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion

From Techcrunch Being the richest man in the world wasn’t enough. After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $100.3 billion, according... Read more »

Cyber Monday deals 2017 for MacBooks and laptops

From CNET The best Black Friday PC deals Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,799 Acer Convertible Chromebook R13 for $290 at Costco ($100 off) HP Omen 17 (17-w210nr) for $979... Read more »

Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the US moves forward under a new name

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Automobiles entering the USA from Canada at the Customs and Border Protection Sweetgrass border crossing on Interstate 15 in Sweetgrass, Montana. This article originally appeared on ProPublica... Read more »