Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Sprint will fix anyone's cracked Samsung Galaxy screen for $49

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 22:26
Sprint has launched an affordable screen repair program for Samsung Galaxy phones, and it doesn't even matter if you're a subscriber. The company will fix cracked screens on eligible devices for $49 until February 9th, 2020 "no matter who your carrie...

Samsung reportedly working on Quick Share, an AirDrop-like sharing feature - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 22:19
Feature will allow videos, photos and other files to be shared between Galaxy phones, XDA Developers reports.

How Expedition Bigfoot tracks the big beast with drones and algorithms - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 21:53
On Travel Channel's new show, survivalists, scientists and researchers use the latest high-tech gadgets to look for the elusive Sasquatch.

FDA warns hospitals about security flaws in some GE medical equipment

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 21:01
Some GE medical equipment have vulnerabilities that make them easy to tamper with, according to the FDA. The agency has warned hospitals and healthcare providers that a third-party cybersecurity firm has identified flaws in certain GE Healthcare Clin...

Google I/O 2020 starts May 12th

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 19:46
Now that enough people have completed a special puzzle, Google announced that its annual developer event will return to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Google I/O will run from May 12th - 14th, a few days later than its timing in 2019. I...

Broadcom signs deals to supply wireless chips to Apple - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 19:32
The deals cover components that'll be used in Apple products through the middle of 2023.

Everything new to Amazon Prime this February - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 19:31
The Farewell is heading to Prime to make you cry, and Al Pacino and Logan Lerman hunt Nazis in 1970s New York.

Fake SWAT calls hit tech execs, report says - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 18:37
A growing number of people are placing hoax calls about hostages at executives' homes, according to The New York Times.

Boston Dynamics hands Spot the robot dog over to Adam Savage for training - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 18:11
Savage will help teach the dog new tricks now that Spot's SDK is available to the public.

Apple says EU push for universal phone charger would 'stifle innovation'

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 18:02
The European Parliament has renewed its push for a phone charger standard through an amended draft law, and it won't surprise you to hear that Apple has raised objections. The iPhone maker has issued a statement arguing that rules dictating a common...

Mean Girls the Musical is being made into a movie - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:54
A Tina Fey-written Mean Girls: The Musical: The Movie is happening.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition returns more rugged than ever - Roadshow

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:36
It comes exclusively with the 2.0-liter turbo-four paired with mild-hybrid technology.

Want a keyless deadbolt that doesn't use batteries? Get this mechanical combination lock for $42 - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:32
If you worry about getting locked out because of a dead smart lock, you can save 48% on the Elemake Stainless Steel 304 keyless lock.

Is your ThinkPad's USB-C port not working? Upgrade its firmware. - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:25
Lenovo has issued a firmware update for ThinkPad laptops made between 2017 and 2019 to fix various USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connection issues.

Chocolate chip cookies baked in space took two hours to make - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:23
ISS astronauts could smell the cookies baking.

Sonos CEO: 'legacy' devices will still work after May

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:12
A few days after Sonos announced it would stop updating some of its oldest products with new features going forward, CEO Patrick Spence has written a note to customers seeking to assuage their fears over what'll happen in May. As we reported original...

Ditching Lightning for iPhone would cause 'unprecedented' electronic waste, Apple says - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 17:01
The tech giant argued "hundreds of millions" of customers would be affected by a forced switch to USB-C.

Bipartisan bill would scale back key section of the Patriot Act

Engadget - Thu, 2020-01-23 16:51
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has introduced new legislation that would attempt to reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act definitively. Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have co-sponsored Wyden's Safeguarding Americans' Priva...

How to make espresso? New mathematical brewing model has scientists abuzz - CNET

CNET News - Thu, 2020-01-23 16:37
Researchers come together to brew a shot you can count on.