The Nevers, a Joss Whedon sci-fi drama, is heading to HBO

The Nevers, a Joss Whedon sci-fi drama, is heading to HBO

HBO has announced an upcoming science fiction drama series from Joss Whedon, the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. The new show will be called The Nevers, and it is said to focus on "powerful female characters." HBO doesn't have much to say about the series at this time, but it does mark Whedon's first return to the public eye following controversy last year.

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Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

A new dongle called Genki promises to bring Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch, offering a wireless solution to the console's wired audio problem. The Switch does not itself support Bluetooth audio devices, forcing users to plug in a pair of earbuds or headphones for private listening. Genki offers to be the solution by connecting to the device's USB-C port.

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Antioxidant health benefits of sleep teased in new study

Antioxidant health benefits of sleep teased in new study

A new study hints at the potential antioxidant benefits of sleep, as well as the damage that getting too little sleep may cause. Researchers studied the lowly fruit fly to help understand the role sleep may play in health, finding that fruit flies with a mutation that resulted in short sleeping times were sensitive to oxidative stress.

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Fortnite on Nintendo Switch adds motion control: here’s how to use it

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch adds motion control: here’s how to use it

Season 5 brought a small treat unique to the Nintendo Switch: motion control support. Users have been asking for motion aiming support since the port went live, something now possible...assuming you enable the control option. The feature utilizes the gyroscope in the Joy-Con and the Pro Controller for the Switch and works similarly to mobile games that let users rotate their phone for movement.

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Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

Pokemon GO update: Gen 4 first details droppin’

This morning the folks at Niantic posted a teaser for their biggest update since the beginning. The release of Gen 4 - the fourth year and fourth region in the Pokemon universe proper. That's the region where all the FUN stuff was. And that's where all the fun stuff is going to be in the next update to Pokemon GO, if all goes according to plan.

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MeerKAT radio telescope captures clearest image of galaxy’s center

MeerKAT radio telescope captures clearest image of galaxy’s center

A 64-dish radio telescope called MeerKAT has been fired up in Carnarvon, South Africa. In the future, MeerKAT will be part of a larger instrument called Square Kilometer Array (SKA), a massive multi-radio telescope project expected to span about one square kilometer, which is what the SKA name refers to. The project won't be fully operational until the end of the next decade, but will be the most powerful of its kind when that day comes.

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Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

It's not easy tracking where and when each Android smartphone is released - but it's interesting watching which phone goes where. The Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) - as it's called - was released earlier this year in some locations - now it's coming to more.

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Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

Fortnite’s piles of cash mean Unreal Marketplace creators get a hefty raise

Fortnite has made a ton of money for Epic Games - hundreds of millions per month, in fact - and now Epic wants to give back to the development community a little bit as a result. Epic recently revealed that it will reduce the cut it takes from Unreal Engine Marketplace sales, which is where 3D modelers and digital artists can sell assets for use in Unreal Engine games. The result, obviously, is more money for those creators, which is a good thing indeed.

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5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

5TIP: 5 odd things your phone can do on Friday the 13th!

Welcome back to the 5TIP series on SlashGear, a set of features and/or activities and/or apps to try on any given day of the week. Today's edition has to do with Friday the 13th Specifically - since that's what day it is when this article is set to be published - but everything we're doing here can be done whenever you truly do so wish. Especially if you're a lover of things that go bump in the night.

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Instagram outage has many users locked out of their accounts

Instagram outage has many users locked out of their accounts

Instagram has just confirmed that an issue impacting its service has prevented many users from signing into or otherwise accessing their accounts. Reports are coming in from all corners of the globe showing difficulties logging in, but some users report not being able to perform other actions, such as browsing images and uploading. The company says it is investigation the issue.

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Uber real-time driver monitoring test looks for criminal charges

Uber real-time driver monitoring test looks for criminal charges

Uber is continuously monitoring drivers for criminal charges, a new report claims. These are referred to as ongoing background checks and they're intended to help improve rider safety, a big criticism that has plagued the company since the beginning. The monitoring is reportedly being done in conjunction with companies Appriss and Checkr.

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Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta release dates detailed

Following the popularity of Black Ops 2 and 3, it's safe to say that a lot of Call of Duty are excited for Black Ops 4. As is usually the case for these Call of Duty games, there will be a beta test that allows fans to get an early look at Black Ops 4 before it launches later this year. Activision and Treyarch are shaking things up a little bit, announcing today that they'll actually be holding two betas - a private multiplayer one and another that centered around the game's Blackout mode.

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