Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Microsoft's Twitch competitor can remind you to stretch

Engadget - 42 min 37 sec ago
Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, has arrived on Xbox One. And seemingly in an effort to keep streamers healthy, there are a few tools in the back-end to remind folks to do things like eat and stretch. Simply check the "Enable Health Reminders" bo...

Domino's delivers pizza in Europe with wheeled drones

Engadget - 1 hour 58 min ago
Domino's has unleashed another set of pizza delivery drones, this time in Germany and the Netherlands. Last year, it worked with Flirtey to drop pizza to customers in New Zealand using unmanned aerial vehicles. For this pilot program, however, it cho...

A rare sighting of a giant octopus reveals its lunch - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 36 min ago
The seven-armed octopus has been spotted only three times in the last 27 years by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. A new paper reveals that its tentacles were full of an unusual prey.

Unlocked Galaxy S8 preorders start May 9. Here's why it's smart to wait - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 12 min ago
Commentary: An unlocked Samsung phone might be the better choice.

Police report explains little about Uber's autonomous wreck

Engadget - 3 hours 44 min ago
After one of its self-driving Volvos in Tempe, Arizona was struck by another car, Uber temporarily shut down all autonomous testing in the state and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. No major injuries resulted and both sites resumed operations early this...

You could soon access Congress' browsing history, for free - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin warns against crowdfunding the purchase of Congress browsing data -- he intends to buy it and make it freely available.

Lyft tests a new fixed-route 'Shuttle' service for commuters

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 23:24
Now that shared rides represent a sizable portion of Uber and Lyft's business, both companies have been looking for new ways to expand their offerings while making the whole system more efficient and affordable at the same time. According to TechCrun...

Bioware: Expect 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' support info Tuesday

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 21:42
The latest installment of Mass Effect is here, but so far, Andromeda doesn't look like it's a high point for the series. A Metacritic score in the 70s puts it well below earlier games that all rate in the 90s, as concerns have been raised over facial...

3 ways the Samsung Galaxy S8 let us down - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 21:36
There are many reasons to love Samsung's new phone. But these three things might make you think twice before upgrading.

Motion-tracking projector puts a laser show on moving faces

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 21:09
The combination of face-mapping and video projections makes for a trippy experience. The technology transforms the human face into a canvas for digital art. When a bright red lightning bolt appeared on Lady Gaga's face during her David Bowie tribute...

FCC gives states control of broadband subsidies for the poor - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 20:53
Donald Trump's FCC chairman Ajit Pai is rolling back rules that will make it harder for broadband companies to offer subsidized internet service to poor Americans.

The 'Von Doom' that came to fan films - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 20:46
An indie filmmaker spent the past year making a Doctor Doom origin story fan film, and he's given us a very detailed look into his process.

Latest Tesla patch enables Autosteer at 90 mph for HW2 models

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 20:17
The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane Departure Warning system, Autosteer at much higher speeds (90mph v...

Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 19:29
When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 202...

Genius! Albert Einstein lookalikes set new world record - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:46
Hundreds dressed like the world's most famous scientist gather in Toronto to break a record and honor his brainy legacy.

Will VPNs protect your privacy? It's complicated - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:42
After US lawmakers voted to end online privacy rules, people are looking for ways to hide their browsing histories.

FCC stops federal approval of low-income broadband subsidies

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:42
When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access suddenly seemed uncertain. Now, nearly two months later, Cha...

Lawmakers sacrificed your browsing history? Post theirs online - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:38
An activist is pissed about Congress' efforts to roll back internet privacy rules. And he's got a sly plan for revenge.

Cubano sandwiches and life as a video game are YouTube hits - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:23
Also topping the charts this week is a video that answers that pressing question: Which is more dangerous, a wood splinter or a glass one?

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5.0

Engadget - Wed, 2017-03-29 18:00
You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wi...