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Registration for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival open now! Reel Trend 

Registration for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival open now!

On July 7, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con, Niantic and WB Games Studio announced their first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Festival and how you can be a part of it. Taking place at White River State Park in Indianapolis, from August 31st to September 1st, this will be the first official Fan Festival for Niantic and WB Games’ hit location-based game set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and lots of fun activities and special in-game bonuses and events are planned for each day of the festivities. Niantic also…

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Harley-Davidson offers free charging for its electric motorcycle Reel Trend 

Harley-Davidson offers free charging for its electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle will soon hit the roads, and while the LiveWire will have a longer range than first expected, at 140 miles of city driving on a single charge, you’ll still need to hook it up to a charger once in a while. To help you save on electricity fees, Harley is offering free charging for US customers. You’ll get two years of free juice at ChargePoint stations at participating Harley dealers for two years, and you’ll get 500 kWh of charging service at Electrify America stations. That…

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BMW offers up the files to let you 3D print your own Vision M Next concept car Reel Trend 

BMW offers up the files to let you 3D print your own Vision M Next concept car

The whole point of a concept car is that it’ll never end up on your driveway. It’s a pie-in-the-sky experiment that lets designers and engineers forget about constraints like cost or regulations, or any kind of limitation, really. And then there’s the BMW M Next. You might never have one in your driveway, but if you have a 3D printer, it could be on your desk in just a little bit. Following the unveil of its Vision M Next concept car, BMW launched a new corner of its website that…

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EA calls its loot boxes ‘surprise mechanics,’ says they’re used ethically Reel Trend 

EA calls its loot boxes ‘surprise mechanics,’ says they’re used ethically

A senior executive at Electronic Arts told the United Kingdom’s Parliament that the company prefers to call loot boxes “surprise mechanics,” and argued that their use in EA games is “quite ethical and quite fun [and] enjoyable to people.” Appearing before a House of Commons committee on Wednesday, Kerry Hopkins, vice president of legal and government affairs at EA, responded to a member of Parliament who had asked if the publisher had any “ethical qualms” about loot boxes. Their use in 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 kicked off a huge…

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McDonald’s Is Quietly Testing a New Service That’ll Completely Change Customers’ Experience Reel Trend 

McDonald’s Is Quietly Testing a New Service That’ll Completely Change Customers’ Experience

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I worry about us. We’ve become so obsessed with getting everything faster, now and preferably slightly before now that we’re losing sight of who we are. The idea of standing in line to buy something has become as painful as a root canal without the novocaine aperitif. We teeter along a line between demanding and desperate and we can’t believe that we have to wait more than a day for Amazon…

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Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride Reel Trend 

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride

Fifty years ago this month, New York police launched an early morning raid on a small Greenwich Village bar popular with members of the gay community, sparking the Stonewall riots and ushering in the modern battle for LGBT rights in the US. To celebrate the 50 years of Pride celebrations that followed, Google published a Doodle sideshow on Tuesday that offers a taste of Pride parades from each of the five decades. Google’s Doodlers wanted the Doodle to underscore how the Pride parade has grown in size and momentum over…

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