Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

The Nissan Leaf Plus adds more EV range but not more fun

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 10:00
While other automakers were debating the merits of the electric car, Nissan was already selling the Leaf (the little EV hit the market in 2010, two years before the Model S). The automaker has sold over 400,000 units since then. That's impressive...

Sony will stream a PlayStation news event on March 25th

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 09:46
After declining to run PlayStation Experience last year and pulling out of this year's E3, Sony is turning to a different strategy for game announcements and updates. On March 25th, its State of Play streams will debut on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and...

Huawei unveiled the P30 Pro smartphone a touch early

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 09:24
Huawei might know how to build photo-centric smartphones, but the concept of web pages is apparently beyond its grasp. As spotted by Evan Blass, it unveiled an event page for the phone that reveals pretty much everything you'd want to know ahead of i...

Scream your head off to survive in 'Supermarket Shriek'

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 09:16
Getting through the grocery store with your sanity intact can be tough -- what with the legions of shelf stockers, geriatric Rascal riders and bawling basket babies blocking you at seemingly every aisle. But that's a walk in the park compared to the...

Android ad fraud scheme drained users' batteries and data

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 08:33
BuzzFeed News has confirmed a massive ad fraud scheme, which was originally uncovered by at least two fraud detection firms, that drained users' batteries and data. The scheme begins by hijacking the in-app advertisements of developers using Twitter'...

Tesla drops annual servicing for 'as needed' repair model

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 07:55
Tesla has quietly changed its EV maintenance policy, going from regularly scheduled service to an "as-needed" model, according to its "Car Maintenance" page. Before, it called for "recommended" service every 12 months and 12,500 for the Model S and X...

The Morning After: Trying out Nintendo's Labo VR goggles

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 06:30
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. After a week full of reveals and announcements, we're taking a closer look at Google's Stadia promises and everything Apple's updated iPads have to offer. Also, Nintendo is getting (back) into VR, and Comcast ha...

Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica prior to 'Guardian' exposé

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 05:55
Facebook has admitted that it suspected Cambridge Analytica of scraping data from the platform even before the first reports about its massive data collection were published. The Guardian has learned about the social network's suspicion from a court...

DHS issues warning about Medtronic implantable defibrillator flaws

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 04:53
The Department of Homeland Security and Medtronic are advising people with the latter's implantable defibrillators to keep their monitors and programmers updated and in sight. A warning issued by the department says over 20 Medtronic products are aff...

IFTTT loses some Gmail triggers on March 31st

Engadget - Fri, 2019-03-22 03:52
Google's push to tighten third-party API access is already going to cost the world Google+, but a change that more of you might notice is coming to IFTTT. The service sent out emails alerting users that their "recipe" scripts involving Gmail triggers...

'Battlefield V' gameplay trailer shows its take on battle royale

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 23:58
In the wake of seemingly endless teases and leaks, DICE and EA are ready to show gameplay from Battlefield V's imminent Firestorm battle royale mode. True to the scoops, it's not quite a cookie-cutter BR experience. While you'll have familiar mecha...

Tesla's 'sustainable' referral program limits free Supercharging

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 22:37
When Tesla axed its original referral program because it was getting too expensive to keep up, Elon Musk said the company isn't replacing it with a new one. The automaker must have realized that having a reasonable one in place is better than having...

Nintendo's Labo turns the Switch into a perfect VR gateway

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 21:00
Nintendo proved that its cardboard Labo kits could actually be decent gaming accessories -- especially for kids. But the idea of using Labo to bring VR to the Switch sounds even more far-fetched. Could an under-powered system with a low-resolutio...

Microsoft device stores digital info as DNA

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 20:31
Microsoft is on its way to replacing data centers with DNA. The company and researchers from the University of Washington have successfully automated the process to translate digital information into DNA and back to bits. They now have the first, ful...

Steam's redesigned library will show what's happening with your games

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 19:16
Steam's ages-old game library screen is getting a much-needed overhaul. Valve has previewed a redesign that keeps the familiar column of games on the left, but shakes up seemingly everything else. You'll see rows for your recently played games and,...

GameStop's new CEO is expected to lead a major overhaul

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 18:46
GameStop announced today that it is naming George Sherman as its new chief executive officer. The former head of Verizon retailer Victra has served as an executive at Advance Auto Parts, Best Buy Services, Home Depot and Target. He'll be charged with...

The Oculus Rift S is impressive but unnecessary

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 18:15
VR technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years with optics and capabilities steadily improving even as hardware prices continue to decrease. Leading this revolution is the newly revealed Rift S from Oculus, the company's first...

'Hamsterdam' is the rhythmic rodent brawler we've been waiting for

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 17:20
Big fun sometimes comes in small packages. Hamsterdam from Muse Games is one such example.

Netflix is testing a $3.64 mobile plan in India

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 16:45
Netflix is testing a less expensive mobile-only plan in India, which may help it expand its userbase in the world's second most populous nation. A small number of users are reportedly trying the plan, which, at 250 rupees (around $3.64) per month, is...

Boeing sold essential safety features as extras on 737 Max

Engadget - Thu, 2019-03-21 16:19
Boeing charged airlines extra for two safety features that may have been able to detect in advance issues with the 737 Max planes involved in fatal crashes, according to the New York Times. The additional sensors provided checks on data collected by...

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