Fallout: The Board Game: The Kotaku Review

Fallout: The Board Game is as faithful an adaptation of the source material as you could possibly hope for.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:40

Apple iPhone X orders for most U.S. carriers are now being delivered in one to three business days

The last time we checked in on the delivery times posted by Apple for iPhone X orders, it was the end of November and units purchased that day were shipping in five business days. Now, less than two weeks later, the tenth anniversary model is shipping in one-to-three business days for most models ordered through Apple for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:37

Avis is testing a system that unlocks a rental car with your phone

Avis announced today that it has teamed up with Continental to bring keyless car rental to its customers, Roadshow reports. As part of a pilot program taking place in Kansas City, the company has equipped some of its cars with Continental's Key-as-a-...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 17:39

Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets: Which handles VR best?

The big VR story this year isn't another headset from Oculus or HTC -- it's Microsoft's entry into the space with Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. They promise to be cheaper and easier to use than the Rift or Vive, thanks to a bit of help from HoloL...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:30

Facebook brings Snapchat-like AR filters to the Messenger app

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Virtual reality may be comparatively stuck in the mud for the time being, but augmented reality is in full gear.

Facebook realizes this, and to that effect it has announced it’s bringing new Snapchat-style augmented reality features called World Effects to its Facebook Messenger app. They’re basically the same things as Snapchat’s World Lenses.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:18

Indiegogo makes it easy to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon

There's a frenzy over cryptocurrency at the moment (helped in no small part by bitcoin's sky-high value), and Indiegogo is determined to milk the trend for all it's worth. The crowdfunding site has partnered with MicroVentures to enable investments...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:36

Instagram's latest test adds recommended posts to your feed

Instagram is testing a new feature that would add posts you might like to your main feed. The Verge reports that this "Recommended for You" section would include posts that your friends have liked or posts that Instagram's algorithm thinks you might...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:21

Breath of the Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC Hides A Ton of Secret Dialogue

In Breath of the Wild’s main game, you don’t get to see much of Mipha, Revali, Urbosa, or Daruk. If you play through the new DLC, The Champions’ Ballad, you do get some new cutscenes, though it still might not feel like enough. Turns out, you can challenge the Divine Beasts again in the DLC for a bunch of new…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 17:30

The Last Guardian's Bird Dog Looks Much Better In VR

Action RPGs like Fallout 4 and Skyrim have gotten VR versions, as has Doom, but The Last Guardian demo offers a completely different sandbox in which to test the technology. No guns or dragons, just some kid playing in some ruins with some really funky looking bird-dog-cat. It’s also free. If you have a PS VR headset…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:20

What To Expect From GTA Online's Massive (And Free) Doomsday Heists

The Doomsday Heist is the latest free update for GTA Online and one of the biggest the game has ever received. The update adds new toys, including missile launching trucks, stealth helicopters, orbital lasers and the long awaited jetpack. .The Doomsday Heist update also includes three new heists about saving the…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:20

Brother MFC-J775DW Printer Review: Affordable Ink, Slow Speeds

The MFC-J775DW delivers very low ink costs for an entry-level printer, and though it performs adequately in black -and -white, color speeds are too slow for us to give it a high recommendation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:56

Marvel's 'The Punisher' renewed for second season on Netflix

Almost a month after Netflix released the first season of The Punisher, the network has officially renewed it for a second. As usual for a first announcement, there's no hint at a release date or what's in store for violent vigilante Frank Castle whe...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 17:21

Nier: Automata's Director Wants To Burn His Animal Crossing Camp To The Ground

Have you been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your phone a little bit each day? Were you enjoying helping out your friendly neighbors with frivolous tasks, crafting your favorite style of coffee table and generally just vibing along to it all? Well the director of NieR: Automata is here to tell you just how…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:00

Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10+ on Samsung TVs

One of the perpetual gripes about Samsung's newer TVs is that they don't support Dolby Vision for high dynamic range content, limiting you to basic HDR10 for most video. They do offer the more comparable HDR10+ format, but who's using it? As of now,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:42

Apple iMac Pro T2 chip confirmed by one lucky app designer

The news of Apple’s iMac Pro release date wasn’t even a day old before we learned some juicy details about the firm’s most powerful all-in-one computer ever. App developer Cabel Sasser has confirmed on Twitter that the rumored T2 coprocessor is indeed inside the device.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:52

Alexa's latest trick is helping you find Twitch streams

Sure, it's great that Amazon keeps adding more to Alexa, like the option to wake up with music instead of a shrill alarm or a enabling live BBC programming. But what about newer media platforms? Now Twitch users can bark orders at Alexa to keep up wi...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:04

Adobe Lightroom gets new features to offer better picture editing on your phone

Lightroom, the app that gives you plenty of extra features to help you capture, edit and share great-looking pictures, has just received an important update for both Android and iOS platforms.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:00

HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Printer Review: Great Quality, Mediocre Value

Large-format printing, high image quality and lots of features are this OfficeJet's specialties, but less-than-stellar print and copy speeds and middle-of-road ink costs make this printer less than optimal.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:12

August Smart Lock Pro Review: A Top Pick

An easy installation process, a solid app experience and lots of helpful features and smart-home integrations make the August Smart Lock Pro a great choice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:50

What a Good Soundtrack Does

Last weekend, while driving my kid to swim class, I was nodding my head along to the bassline of a song playing in the car. “Do you like this song, Daddy?” my daughter asked. My answer was yes. Yes, I like that one song from the My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:20

Steam puts curator-recommended games right up front in its store

In October, Valve announced it was working on an overhaul of the Steam Curator program and for the past few weeks it has been testing some major changes with a small group of Curators. Those changes are now live and they're aimed at improving the sys...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:19

What to Do If Your Phone Is Stolen

With some quick, decisive and intelligent action, you may be able to recover your stolen smartphone, or help the police find it.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:14

Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote

The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still haven't given up trying to convince the c...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:02


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