How to use Google Maps to help someone find you

Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you.

Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive.

The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look.

Share your real-time location

When you want someone to be able to track your location:

  • Open the Maps app on your iOS or Android device
  • Tap the blue dot, which represents your…

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Author: JR Raphael

Surface Headphones are $100 off at the Microsoft Store

Microsoft is discounting its Surface Headphones by $100. The deal is available over at the company’s online store, and it looks like a temporary price cut to $249.99 down from the regular $349.99 price.

Microsoft’s headphones have Cortana built-in, but they also work with Apple’s Siri or the Google Assistant on Android. Surface Headphones also include noise canceling (NC), smart switching between multiple paired devices, and USB-C charging.

Microsoft first released its Surface Headphones back in November, and this is the first major discount on the Surface cans since then. We reviewed the Surface Headphones and found them to have great wireless performance, excellent noise cancellation, but lacking in sound quality overall.


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Author: Tom Warren

E3 2019: All The PlayStation Games Confirmed So Far

E3 2019 is fast approaching and there’s going to be a ton of PS4 games. While Sony won’t be attending this year, that doesn’t stop other developers from bringing PS4 games to the show. Big name publishers like Bethesda, Electronic Arts, and more are showcasing some of their biggest new games.

Sony decided against appearing at E3 2019 out of a desire to showcase its games in new and different ways compared to previous years. “As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” the company said in a statement to GameSpot. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II are still the company’s biggest upcoming tentpole releases. We’ve gotten a few updates since last year. Developer Hideo Kojima did tease via Twitter that he was working on a new trailer for Death Stranding. On the other hand, The Last of Us Part II co-director Anthony Newman said on Twitter that developer Naughty Dog is looking to hire people to help “close out” the long-awaited game. Unfortunately, Ghost of Tsushima hasn’t received any recent development updates.

E3 will last about three days going from June 11-13. A handful of press conferences from the industry’s biggest companies are scheduled to precede the show. Read on for the full list of confirmed PS4 games so far, and check back as we continue to update this article with more in the coming days.

All The PS4 Games Confirmed For E3 2019

  • Anthem (EA Play)
  • Apex Legends
  • Battlefield V (EA Play)
  • Bee Simulator
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dying Light 2
  • FIFA 20
  • Fortnite (Summer Block Party)
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
  • Scavengers
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • The Fisherman – Fishing Planet
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
  • The Riftbreaker
  • The Sinking City
  • The Walking Dead: Onslaught
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • WRC 8

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Jony Ive’s latest product is the Apple Stage, a giant rainbow under which Lady Gaga is about to play

According to MacRumors, Cult of Mac and a variety of social media reports, Apple employees are having a unique day at Apple’s spaceship campus — one filled with rainbows.

Last week, drone videographer Duncan Sinfield discovered that Apple had erected a gigantic new rainbow stage at the heart of its Apple Park campus, and this morning Apple employees learned what it meant: a huge celebration that may culminate in a private performance from Lady Gaga herself.

There was rainbow swag:

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John Wick 3: Let’s Talk About The Adjudicator, A Terrifying Villain Who Never Holds A Gun

When the John Wick series introduces a villain, they usually fall into one of two categories: They’re either a gun-toting badass like John Wick 2’s Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose) or John Wick 3’s Zero (Mark Dacascos), or a spineless crime boss like the original’s Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) or 2’s Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio). John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum introduces one new antagonist who absolutely crushes this mold: The Adjudicator, played by Asia Kate Dillon.

The Adjudicator is a high level enforcer sent to New York by the High Table to exact punishment against those who aided John Wick in his defiance of the organization’s laws throughout John Wick 2. The character is also non-binary in gender, according to Dillon, and goes by “they”–a detail you might not pick up on in the film, but which informed how Dillon, who is non-binary in real life, approached playing them.

Throughout John Wick 3, the Adjudicator recruits Zero and his gang of sushi-carving ninjas, cuts the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) down to size, and delivers Winston an ultimatum to step down as the Continental’s manager or risk facing the consequences. And the Adjudicator manages to do it all without ever lifting a finger, raising their voice, or picking up a gun.

“I feel like there was a really clear vision that started from Keanu [Reeves], who had the idea for the character, and then [director Chad Stahelski] shared that vision,” Dillon told GameSpot. “We talked about the fact that they really wanted a character who could walk into a room and unsettle everyone, and intimidate everyone, with a quiet power and a quiet confidence. Because the vision was so clear, I felt really confident stepping into the role.”

“I love the idea of a character who doesn’t have to take up physical arms in order to be intimidating, and to be maybe the most intimidating person,” they continued.

That idea makes the Adjudicator unique in the High Table’s clandestine world of god-like assassins and crime bosses. The character’s authority stems partially from power itself; they speak for the High Table and carry out its will. But other powerful figures in John Wick’s world have picked up a gun and taken shots at John Wick when necessary, from John Wick 1’s Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist) to Santino in John Wick 2. The Adjudicator never once personally threatens another character with physical violence, yet they command more authority just by virtue of their presence than any other villain in the series so far.

Dillon said they played the character with quiet intimidation in mind. “I think it was really important for The Adjudicator to be really grounded physically, which for me involves a lot of stillness, and that their emotion isn’t lost in physical gestures–that it’s really coming through the articulation of their words, and the emotional intention of the scene–someone who has a quiet confidence, a quiet power, and is quietly intimidating,” the actor said. “I don’t see that person as someone who is sort of like, running around and bouncing off the walls physically. That is someone who, I think, is going to stand and deliver, so to speak.”

Dillon played the character like a “sheriff” to John Wick’s “cowboy”–a “force of justice,” or at least what the High Table views justice to be, in that world.

As for being non-binary, Dillon said that aspect wasn’t originally written into the character, but it was a natural fit.

“The character wasn’t written as non-binary, but through the discussions that I had with Keanu and Chad, and after reading the script, you know, it was just evident that this character didn’t need to be a cis person,” Dillon said. “It’s a credit to Chad and Keanu and everyone at Lionsgate that for them it was just, I mean, it wasn’t even something I had to convince them of. They just immediately said, like, ‘Yes, of course, no brainer.’

Read next: Every Action Scene In The John Wick Series, Ranked

“The films have always been incredibly diverse, from the first one through this one,” they continued. “You have people of all different shapes, sizes, colors, ethnic backgrounds. There’s cultural diversity. I mean, there’s even diversity when it comes to the martial arts, you know–there’s Capoeira, and Muay Thai, and Jiu Jitsu. So adding gender diversity to the third film was just seamless.”

Like everything and everyone in these movies, the Adjudicator has a unique look. Dillon described it as “high femme, fashion foward.” The garments draped around the character’s shoulders, the gloves held in one outstretched hand–their clothes also contribute to the aura of authority, suggesting the Adjudicator never expects to be threatened physically or to need to defend themselves.

There’s one other aspect that makes the Adjudicator unique in the world of John Wick: Unlike almost every other character who challenges the assassin or stands against him, the Adjudicator actually makes it through John Wick 3 alive. There’s a good chance they’ll come back for the inevitable John Wick 4, although with the all-out war brewing between Wick and the High Table–judging by John Wick 3’s ending, at least–the Adjudicator might not make it through the next one.

Read next: John Wick 3 Is A Symptom Of A Much Larger Problem

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Author: Michael Rougeau

E3 2019: All The Nintendo Switch Games Confirmed So Far

The biggest gaming showcase of the year, E3 2019, is only a few weeks away. This year’s expo kicks off on Tuesday, June 11, and while it’s shaping up to be a bit quieter than past years (thanks in large part to Sony’s decision to sit this E3 out), some big games have already been confirmed for the event, with even more surprises undoubtedly waiting to be announced.

While Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to unveil its next-generation Xbox console(s) during its E3 2019 briefing, Nintendo will be looking to continue the Switch’s impressive sales momentum by highlighting some upcoming games for the hybrid system in a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct presentation, which is scheduled to air at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST on June 11, just before the expo proper begins.

As for what Switch games Nintendo will show off, the company has been characteristically tight-lipped, although it does have a number of titles in the pipeline this year. Luigi’s Mansion 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Animal Crossing–to name a few–are coming to the system in 2019, and we’ll likely get another look at some or all of them during next month’s Direct. Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Maker 2 will also be featured this year as part of Nintendo’s pre-E3 tournaments on June 8, and we may get some details on new content for those games–although that has not been confirmed.

One thing we do know, however, is that Nintendo won’t be revealing any hardware at this year’s show. Rumors of a new, cheaper Switch model have been making the rounds in recent weeks, with Bloomberg reporting the system could launch by the end of June, which would make E3 the perfect venue at which to unveil it. However, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa denied that possibility, saying the company has “no plans to announce [new hardware] at this year’s E3 in June.”

Still, while Nintendo is playing its cards close to its chest, a few other developers and publishers have confirmed a handful of Switch games for this year’s E3 already. You can take a look at the list so far below. For more E3 coverage, be sure to check out the full E3 conference schedule and our running list of every single game confirmed to appear at E3 2019.

All The Nintendo Switch Games Confirmed For E3 2019

  • Bee Simulator
  • Doom Eternal
  • FIFA 20
  • Fortnite (Summer Block Party)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo World Championships)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo World Championships)
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

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Author: Kevin Knezevic