True Detective season 4 casts Jodie Foster in the lead

Jodie Foster is coming back to TV with True Detective season 4, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The actress will lead the anthology series’ fourth season — called Night Country — as Detective Liz Danvers. Not much is known about True Detective season 4 outside of Foster’s casting and a short plot summary. The season … Read more

What Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware means for the enterprise

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! The battle for control of the cloud’s soul got a bit hotter when Broadcom announced plans to pay $61 billion for VMware, a price … Read more

A BTS show will premiere on Apple Music this weekend

On the heels of arriving on Fitness+, Apple is once again teaming up with the all-conquering K-pop group. A three-episode series will delve into the history of BTS. The first episode of BTS Radio: Past & Present will premiere on Apple Music 1 on May 28th at 9AM ET, the Associated Press notes. The other … Read more

Sony schedules a State of Play event for June 2

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Watch now. We’re getting a PlayStation reveal event for the summer, and it’s coming even sooner than some of the other summer events. Sony announced it’s holding a State of Play show on June 2. According to a PlayStation … Read more

The best Memorial Day tech sales we could find

Memorial Day is nearly here and, as usual, you can find a number of solid gadget deals across the web ahead of the holiday. A few Apple devices are on sale, including the latest AirPods for $150, and you can pick up a bunch of outdoor gear from the likes of Solo Stove, Ooni and … Read more

China’s propaganda gets high rankings on Google, YouTube: study

Google and YouTube often give Chinese state propaganda outlets high rankings in searches on hot-button political issues — including denials of the abuse of Muslims in Xinjiang and conspiracy theories that the coronavirus originated in a US military lab, according to a new study.  Chinese state sources also rank highly on Microsoft Bing searches about … Read more

Instagram is down – Report Door

If you’re having trouble accessing Instagram right now, you are not the only one. Reports across the internet (Downdetector, Reddit) note issues with Meta’s more-than-just-pictures app, with many people seeing screens saying they’re not logged in, blank image posts, “Welcome to Instagram” messages like they have a brand new account, or feeds that stop loading … Read more

Nintendo Switch Online new games: NES Pinball with Mario

Two Super Nintendo games and one more NES game have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online library and are now available, Nintendo announced Thursday evening. The SNES games are Congo’s Caper and Rival Turf!, and the NES classic is Pinball. Congo’s Caper, a side-scroller developed by Data East, launched on the SNES in the … Read more

The DeanBeat: What would Orwell think of big tech vs gaming?

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit 2022? All sessions are available to stream now. Watch now. I happened to start writing this column while I was in the city of Barcelona, which has a square dedicated to George Orwell, author of both Homage to Catalonia and 1984. The latter book is a reminder … Read more