One Windows 10 free upgrade path will expire at the end of 2017

Microsoft has announced that the free upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 for those who use assistive technologies will cease at the end of this year. Microsoft has updated its assistive technologies upgrade web page to state: “Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017.” The software giant had …

Signal’s secure messaging is now available in a desktop app

You can already use Signal for secure chats on the desktop, but you’ve had to use a Chrome web app to participate in those encrypted conversations. What if you don’t like Chrome, or would just prefer something more elegant than a browser? Signal is ready to help. It just released a stand-alone PC app, Signal …

I feel like I know these computer-generated celebrities already

If there’s one thing this Earth of ours is short on, it’s celebrities. I mean, if there were enough, why would they keep making them? We need the help of our computer friends. Luckily they are obliging. An artificial intelligence that in its existence has only known the faces of celebs (how I envy it!) …

With ‘Ball in the Family,’ Facebook Watch Finds an Unexpected Use: Counter-Programming

In one scene from the penultimate episode of Ball In The Family, parents LaVar and Tina relish in each other’s company during a family trip to Honolulu (their three sons are off cage diving with sharks). Months before, Tina suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and without the ability to communicate, but LaVar …

You wanted more Switch games, so you got ‘Monopoly’

As the Nintendo Switch was gearing up to launch back in March, fans worried that it would go the way of the big N’s prior consoles: Spectacular first-party games with minimal third-party support. But after a tenuous few months when Zelda: Breath of the Wild seemed like the only thing worth playing, the floodgates have …

The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance

Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor: One of the biggest early season NHL stories has been the success of the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights. Not only are the …