These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related … Read more

The Best Way to Make AI-Generated Digital Art for Free

Image: Brendan Hesse / Midjourney The internet is collectively obsessed with art-generating AIs lately, and one of the newest tools is Midjourney. And while the full version requires a monthly subscription, Midjourney is free to use for up to 25 images, and you can browse and download images made by other users even if you … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

5 things we’ve learned from earnings season so far: How big an impact is inflation having?

More than 80% of the S&P 500 index’s companies have reported second-quarter results so far, and at least five key takeaways have emerged — including that Wall Street was far more worried about the coming earnings season than it needed to be. That doesn’t mean investors were wrong; the numbers and management commentary have confirmed … Read more

Half-Life 2 Meets Halo In This New Steam FPS, Adaca

poison: Siris Pendrake / Kotaku I’ve probably written this before on this very website, but whenever someone asks me what my favorite video game is, my default answer is Half Life 2. So any game that tries to capture Half Life 2‘s excellent mix of exploration, action, puzzle-solving, and emptiness has my attention. And if … Read more

Vampire Survivors’ New Patch Adds Cheat Menu, Characters, More

Screenshot: poncle / Kotaku Today Vampire Survivorsthe popular top-down, reverse bullet hell roguelike currently in Early Access on Steam, received a patch that not only tweaked some of the game’s mechanics, but added a handy cheat menu as well. Blink and you might miss it but buried within the teaser trailer for patch 0.10.0, as … Read more

The Best Steam Deck Games Of 2022

Image: Valve / FromSoftware / Square Enix / No Matter Studio / Kotaku The Steam Deck, Valve’s mega-powerful mini-PC, only arrived this year, and while there are many reasons to check out one of the most exciting pieces of gaming hardware available today, the amount of great, hassle-free games available on the device is proof … Read more

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

To help its users work easier and faster on their favorite devices, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams app optimized for the Mac lineup with Apple silicon. The company said it is rolling out a production-grade universal binary version of Teams, which … Read more

MultiVersus, A Fighting Game, Is Biggest Title On Steam Deck

Image: Valve / WB Games / Kotaku As you likely know, the Steam Deck is very popular. Valve’s portable PC has quickly developed a large community around it and it has become the preferred way for many to play their favorite Steam games on-the-go. but which games exactly are all these new Steam Deck owners … Read more

Now You Can Hang Up an iPhone Call Using Siri

Photo: Framesira (Shutterstock) With the recent updates in iOS 15, the on-device Siri feature is surprisingly consistent at doing on-device tasks like setting timers, alarms, reminders, and calling people. In fact, placing calls is something that Siri has always been good at, and it does an equally good job for cellular calls or FaceTime calls. … Read more