Google’s new adventure game takes a top-down trip through ancient Mesoamerica

I love the cute characters in the game. | Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge Google’s Arts & Culture division has released a charming new educational game all about ancient Mesoamerica. The game, The Descent of the Serpentis available to play right now in your browser or via the Google Arts & Culture iOS … Read more

Android Gaming recap: Tower of Fantasy takes on Genshin Impact, PlayStation creates mobile division

It seems like a much slower month for Android gaming news, especially after so many companies revealed plans to bring some of their most popular series to mobile in recent months. Though we didn’t see such announcements this month, Android fans did get a brand new game, alongside a huge update for Genshin Impact. Topping … Read more

Sony HT-A3000 Soundbar Takes On Sonos Arc for Atmos on Your TV

Sony has unveiled its latest Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar, the HT-A3000, which offers simulated immersive sound from a single bar. The HT-A3000, a step down from the existing HT-A7000doesn’t have dedicated height drivers but instead uses proprietary Sony 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology to produce Atmos effects. To help simulate an “immersive” sound field, the Sony … Read more

MEDU takes in $4M to develop reusable personal protective equipment – TechCrunch

In otherwise normal times, hospitals generate more than 5 million tons of waste each year, according to Greenhealth. Personal protective equipment (PPE) was in short supply over the past two years, and it was widely reported that some had to reuse what is typically a single-use item, like surgical gowns. MEDU, a Mexico-based startup, wants … Read more

How the Galaxy Watch 5 Takes Health Tracking to the Next Level

At its Unpacked event earlier this month, Samsung debuted its new Galaxy Watch 5offering several small design tweaks and one big new health-tracking feature: measuring changes in skin temperature. Only time will tell whether it ends up being a killer feature or just a gimmick. For now, we can only look at its potential. At … Read more

Sony’s new DualSense Edge Wireless Controller takes on the Xbox Elite

Sony has just announced a new DualSense Edge Wireless Controller. The “high performance” controller is fully customizable, much like the Xbox Elite controller. Sony appears to have the best features from the Scuf and Elite controllers, with removable analog thumbsticks, rear buttons, changeable stick caps, and multiple control profiles. The DualSense Edge allows owners to … Read more

DhiWise takes the tedium out of programming – TechCrunch

Programming involves a lot of monotonous tasks. Based in Gujarat, India, DhiWise wants to makes things less onerous for developers with its programming automation platform. The company, which won Product Hunt’s Golden Kitty award for Developer Tool of the Year last year, announced today it has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by … Read more

Kaspersky Lab takes stake in Russian brain-like computing chip startup

According to Russian media reports, Kaspersky Lab has recently invested in the start-up company Motiv NT. Presently, Kaspersky Lab accounts for 15% of the shares, and the transaction amount is about tens of millions of rubles. Founded in 2017, Motiv is said to be committed to developing a brain-like computing chip that simulates the neural mechanism … Read more

Postscript takes in $65M so Shopify merchants can send more personalized texts to customers – TechCrunch

Postscript, an SMS marketing company, raised $65 million in Series C funding and will usher in more ways for brands to personally engage with their customers. We previously checked in on the company last year when it took in $35 million in Series B funding to continue helping Shopify stores stay in touch with customers … Read more