Gaming 

Nintendo Labo lets you build Switch accessories from cardboard – CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: Nintendo Labo uses carboard ‘Toy-Cons’ There was a time when Nintendo was almost synonymous with needless accessories: plastic tennis rackets, baseball bats and wheels that gave the company’s Wii controllers a little more shape. Now it seems Nintendo’s at it again, but this time it’s not creating pointless accessories. It’s building a Nintendo Switch-powered DIY cardboard creativity kit. It’s called Nintendo Labo, and not only does it look fun, but kind of educational, too. At a glance, Nintendo Labo is a pair of Switch games, each with…

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Science 

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

This 2013 photo from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service motion-activated camera shows a bighorn sheep at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona. Motion-detecting wildlife cameras are yielding serious science as well as amusing photos. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — How does a bighorn sheep say “cheese?” Some charismatic critters caught by motion-detecting wildlife cameras seem to know how to strike a pose. But it’s not just show business. As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S.…

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How To 

11 tips to help you get better at Rocket League – CNET

Rocket League is no new game. It launched back in July 2015, but its popularity hasn’t waned. In fact, it only seems to continue growing in popularity, likely due to the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) inking a deal with NBC last year and airing the tournament on live television. Beware, though. The barrier to entry for Rocket League is low, but putting the game down once you start is a struggle. Games are short, fast-paced and addictive. Once you pick it up, you’ll become obsessed with getting better, start…

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Technology 

We survived another CES: The best and weirdest things we saw (The 3:59, Ep. 339) – CNET

CES 2018 is over. We’re here to share our highlights and just … weird things we saw. Sarah Tew/CNET On today’s podcast, we talk about: Our impressions from CES, the massive consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Our highlights include a drone light show, while our lowlights include an Alexa-enabled toilet.  What you can actually expect to see in your home coming out of this year’s CES.  The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team…

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Entertainment 

Justice League: ‘Jake Gyllenhaal set to become new Batman – studio is SOUR on Ben Affleck’

Much speculation still surrounds the future of Affleck as the Dark Knight in the DC Expanded Universe. Following the poor reviews and box office takings of Justice League, rumours have sprouted that Affleck has had enough of Batman. While he’s supposed to be appearing in the upcoming Flashpoint movie with Ezra Miller, his future in the franchise is still undetermined. To add to this, Matt Reeves is helming a Batman solo movie and sources say that he has his eye on Gyllenhaal for the Caped Crusader over Affleck. Now an…

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Technology 

2019 Hyundai Veloster Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

Throughout its life, Hyundai’s Veloster has primarily traded on its funkiness. But for 2019, the Korean automaker hopes to imbue the unusual hatchback’s willfully odd personality with newfound refinement and tech. After taking a year-long sabbatical, the 2019 Veloster is back, and it’s wearing a fresh new look at today’s Detroit Auto Show. You may remember that the original Veloster made its debut in Detroit way back in 2011. At the time, it was a novel take on the affordable hatchback formula. Its asymmetrical door layout made it easy for rear…

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Technology 

Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept is the most daring Lexus in some time – Roadshow

Lexus has been making some big moves lately. The traditionally staid automaker has had a slew of hits with more daring models such as the RC, LC and new LS. That tradition will continue with the LF-1 Limitless concept, perhaps its most interesting concept from the last few years. Lexus claims the LF-1 Limitless “introduces a new genre” of luxury vehicle, the flagship crossover. Whether or not that’s true, the Limitless concept packs a wide variety of impressive tech and some handsome character lines. So if something does come to…

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Technology 

Ford revives Mach 1 name for… an electric crossover? – Roadshow

I don’t know how I feel about this yet. Mike Levine, Ford spokesman, via Twitter Good or maybe not so good, Ford sure does love a surprise. In addition to discussing the Edge ST that the automaker unveiled earlier this week, Ford threw out a couple surprises at its 2018 Detroit Auto Show press conference. In addition to the Bullitt Mustang, Ford also promised a Mach 1 revival… as an electric car. Yes, you read that right. The badge that formerly adorned many a beautiful vintage Mustang — and a…

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Lifestyle 

Sky looks to rival Game of Thrones with ambitious new Britannia

GETTY Sky’s newest epic features incredible acting and a bold premise No, it’s not Game Of Thrones’ final season, but Sky Atlantic’s new series, Britannia. Not entirely dissimilar to the hit show, it may help viewers mark time before the final clash between Game Of Thrones’ warring clans is screened later this year.  In contrast to the fictional fantasy world created by George RR Martin, however, Britannia – written by Jez Butterworth, the acclaimed playwright who also co-wrote the James Bond movie Spectre – is a dramatised British tale based…

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Technology 

Beauty tech lives at the intersection of self-care and self-loathing – CNET

I spent hours looking into smart mirrors at this year’s CES. I didn’t like everything I saw. Chris Monroe/CNET Devices with a focus on beauty made a large, pedicured footprint at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas. They typically combined a Wi-Fi connection, built-in cameras, machine learning and a dash of augmented reality to analyze various aspects of your appearance — and make recommendations about what products you need to look better.  TL;DR: Companies want to use technology to judge the hell out of you, make you feel…

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