Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

UK tech brand Acorn taps nostalgia to sell a rebranded phone

Engadget - 1 hour 2 min ago
Acorn, the British computer company that dominated the market in the late '70s has been revived, once again. This time out, the outfit is pushing its own smartphone, the Acorn Micro Phone C5, which appears to be a rebadged Leagoo S8. Should you want...

Best laptops, tablets and desktops for creatives in 2018 - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 41 min ago
From color-accurate photo editing to processing-hungry video editing and more. These are our top picks.

Nissan's self-driving taxi is ready for passengers

Engadget - 2 hours 1 min ago
Nissan will start testing its self-driving taxi service Easy Ride in a few days in hopes of launching it in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The automaker and Tokyo-based mobile developer DeNA will begin ferrying passengers in Yokohama on...

5 reasons why the LG G7 won't be at MWC 2018 - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 2 min ago
LG's next flagship won't be unveiled next week in Barcelona. Here are a few guesses as to why (one rhymes with "Gamsung Salaxy").

Homeland Security's tall order: A hacker-free election - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Top DHS cybersecurity official Jeanette Manfra talks to CNET about all the way hackers could sow chaos during the US's 2018 primaries and midterm elections.

'Annihilation': Is the 'New Weird' too weird for Hollywood? - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Commentary: Paramount says the Natalie Portman film isn't fit for broad release. The issue may be book author Jeff VanderMeer's take on the New Weird genre.

The Morning After: Mobile World Congress preview

Engadget - 3 hours 3 min ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Before you wrap this week up, check out our Mobile World Congress preview, so you don't miss any of the new phones we're expecting to see(set a reminder for Samsung's Galaxy S9 event on Sunday.) Also, the FCC is...

Watch Netflix's first trailer for hip-hop biopic 'Roxanne, Roxanne'

Engadget - 4 hours 48 min ago
Roxanne, Roxanne, the Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden biopic that premiered at Sundance last year, is making its way to Netflix on March 23rd -- and you can watch its first official trailer below the fold. Shanté rose to prominence as on...

New Audi tech will let you ditch your toll road tag

Engadget - 6 hours 33 min ago
Audi is about to make life easier for people that deal with toll roads on a daily basis. Instead of using an ugly stick-on tag or box for passing through and paying tolls, Audi will make it a built-in feature on some of its cars. It's called the Inte...

Silicon Valley's 'middle class' earns 7 times US average - CNET

CNET News - 8 hours 2 min ago
In the suburb home to HP and Tesla, high salaries are the norm. But that doesn't mean the residents of Palo Alto feel well off.

‘Logan Lucky’ and new episodes of ‘The Tick’ come to Amazon - CNET

CNET News - 9 hours 3 min ago
The weekend is here and is meant for streaming, not doing activities, silly.

Paul Ryan moves to replace election security official

Engadget - Thu, 2018-02-22 23:36
The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan are looking to replace a federal official who's been working to protect election systems from possible Russian cyber attacks. According to Reuters, Matthew Masterson, who holds a seat picked by the House Sp...

‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

Engadget - Thu, 2018-02-22 20:14
A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience -- a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place entirely within a mock phone interface. The game will l...

Genesis outdoes Audi, BMW in Consumer Reports brand rankings - Roadshow

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 19:59
Korean luxury is legit and giving pause to rivals in Europe and Japan.

Apple's readying new AirPods with 'Hey, Siri' for 2018 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 120) - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 19:52
A new AirPods wireless chip will allow you to say, "Hey, Siri" this year. New iPads are expected in March and Fast Company names Apple No. 1 of its Most Innovative Companies for 2018.

23 state AGs refile lawsuit challenging net neutrality repeal - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 19:44
The lawsuit by a coalition of attorneys general comes as the FCC files notice of its repeal to the Federal Register.

Robinhood's commission-free cryptocurrency trading is live

Engadget - Thu, 2018-02-22 19:23
The zero-fee stock trading app, Robinhood, announced its plan to enable users to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum last month. Now the company is making good on its promises. Starting today, Robinhood is rolling out access to trade the two cryptocurr...

Apple repair center linked to flood of false 911 calls - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 18:54
Emergency dispatchers say they've received about 1,600 false alarm calls from the California center in the past few months.

Snapchat should have never made it this far - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 18:50
Commentary: Evan Spiegel doomed his app to fail the second he thought it deserved all the money it received.

German courts weighs potential diesel bans for city centers - Roadshow

CNET News - Thu, 2018-02-22 18:40
The German court at Leipzig has agreed to hand down a ruling on Feb. 27 on whether Stuttgart and Duesseldorf’s diesel bans are legal.