The Sims 4 infant update has a March due date

Feb 6, 2023

Plus more news on Project Rene. As part of its latest Behind the Sims presentation, EA announced The Sims 4's new infant update will be making its squishy arrival on 14th March. When this update goes live, it will bring with it an entirely new life stage, and a host of new activities and interactions for players and their little bundles of joy. Yes, after a brief spell of babyhood (the developers obviously don't want to corrupt any pre-existing save files), we will have the infa ...read more

Garry Schyman on composing the fantasy score of Forspoken and finding a voice for Frey

Feb 6, 2023

"I wrote some of the best music I’ve ever written for this game." "It's quite a stunning world that [the developers] created, so it gave me an opportunity to write some very beautiful music," says Forspoken co-composer Garry Schyman. "It really was an opportunity to write something that's not just combat and not just dark; it was an opportunity to write melodies." Forspoken is the latest fantasy epic from Square Enix, following a young woman named Frey who finds herself transp ...read more

FTX's meltdown was painful but necessary for the industry to grow up, bitcoin bull and Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor says

Feb 6, 2023

MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor says FTX's downfall helped root out crypto's bad actors.  Saylor called for more regulation in the space during an interview with CNBC last week. The bitcoin bull says crypto "needs clear guidelines from Congress" and "rules of the road from the SEC." Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. The cryptocurrency industry is enduring a crisis of confidenc ...read more

10 Cool Project Cars That You Can Buy For Less Than $10,000

Feb 6, 2023

Gaschwald/Shutterstock It's no secret that the used car market has been on a one-way trend upward over the past couple years, in part because of increased demand stemming from the semiconductor shortage. Add in the record levels of nostalgia for certain '80s and '90s cars, and the result is that a lot of once-affordable project cars are now out of reach for more cash-strapped enthusiasts. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of great cheap cars out there that won't break the ban ...read more

Elon Musk Says First SpaceX Starship Launch Could Happen Next Month

Feb 6, 2023

luckyluke007/Shutterstock Elon Musk has indicated that SpaceX's super heavy-lift rocket launch system called Starship will be ready for its first flight test as early as next month. Just a month ago, the SpaceX CEO mentioned on Twitter that his private space company had a "real shot at late February," but it could extend well into March as a likely scenario. SpaceX's gigantic fully reusable launch system — which consists of the Super Heavy booster stage and the Starship upper ...read more

A laid-off Google engineer describes losing his 'only career' 16 years after starting as an intern

Feb 6, 2023

An Ex-Googler described being laid off 16 years after he started as an intern. "Google has been my one and only career," Joel Leitch wrote in a LinkedIn post. Parent company Alphabet cut 6% of its workforce in January – or 12,000 employees.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. An ex-Google software engineer who was laid off 16 years after starting as an intern, described coming to ...read more

I got a free first-class upgrade on my flight from New York to London. The luxurious perks were absurd.

Feb 6, 2023

US Markets Loading... H M S Kiera Fields/Insider I flew with British Airways from New York to London and got a free first-class upgrade.  With the upgrade, I could access the newly renovated exclusive Chelsea Lounge in JFK's Terminal 8. I was surprised by some of the luxurious perks like a personal closet and pre-flight hot towels.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while ...read more

Universal's new Mario Kart ride is receiving high marks, but critics say its size restrictions exclude some

Feb 5, 2023

Early reviews have praised Universal's Super Nintendo World for bringing the Mario Bros. to life. Size restrictions for the park's flagship ride have spurred backlash among critics. Super Mario World is set to open in Florida February 17.  Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Universal's Super Nintendo World in Florida, set to open later this month, has received rave reviews for bring ...read more

How To Use An Old Android Phone As A Tracking Device

Feb 5, 2023

ThomasDeco/Shutterstock In our seemingly crime-ridden world, there's nothing more reassuring than knowing the whereabouts of your loved ones at any given time. Unfortunately, dedicated GPS trackers can be a bit pricey. Luckily, you don't need to buy one if you've got an old Android phone. It's surprisingly easy to do, and all you really need is the right app and configuration. Not only will you get a tracking device that won't break the bank but you will also help reduce the w ...read more

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf alpha footage leaks online

Feb 5, 2023

2018's God of War was reportedly a "guiding reference point". Another day, another leak – this time, it's from Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. Whilst the links to screengrabs and the video itself have since been removed from Reddit - although they can be found elsewhere on the internet without too much effort - the original post describing the 20-minute gameplay video remains accessible. There may be spoilers ahead, so please don't proceed unless you're happy to be spoiled! Dragon Ag ...read more