Sen. Ron Wyden pushes to raise standards for stimulus-funded broadband

Sen. Ron Wyden pushes to raise standards for stimulus-funded broadband

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is calling on the Treasury Department to fund broadband projects in communities without access to 100Mbps upload and download speeds with the money allocated by the American Rescue Plan earlier this year. In March, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, directing the Treasury Department to distribute billions of dollars … Read more

TikTok changes text-to-speech voice after voice actor sues

TikTok changes text-to-speech voice after voice actor sues

TikTok has changed the voice on its text-to-speech feature, just weeks after an actor claiming to be the original voice filed a lawsuit claiming she never agreed to be featured in the app. The new voice has been showing up in TikToks over the past day — often in videos of people commenting on the … Read more

Catan 3D is a version of the classic board game sculpted by its creator

Catan 3D is a version of the classic board game sculpted by its creator

Hit board game Catan is getting a new collector’s edition featuring pieces hand-sculpted by the game’s creator, Klaus Tueber. Catan 3D goes up for pre-order Tuesday, May 25 and will cost $300. Catan 3D will include hand-painted 3D terrain tiles, including sea frames and harbor markers, as well as antiqued player pieces. Representatives for publisher … Read more

Many of the best Nintendo Switch games are $40 at GameStop right now

Many of the best Nintendo Switch games are $40 at GameStop right now

If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’re probably already familiar with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It remains one of the most ambitious and charming Zelda titles to date. But like most first-party Nintendo games, it’s one that rarely receives a sizeable discount. Right now, though, you can purchase a physical edition … Read more

PlayStation’s next State of Play to debut first Horizon Forbidden West gameplay

PlayStation’s next State of Play to debut first Horizon Forbidden West gameplay

Developer Guerrilla Games will reveal the first gameplay from Horizon Forbidden West on Thursday, May 27, during a new State of Play livestream hosted by PlayStation. The digital showcase will feature “about 14 minutes of brand new in-game action featuring our heroic protagonist Aloy, all captured directly on PlayStation 5,” Horizon Forbidden West game director … Read more