Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

The Switch might finally go on sale in China

Engadget - 5 hours 18 min ago
It seems the Switch may soon arrive in China, as Nintendo has teamed up with Tencent to bring its ultra-popular console to an enormous market. Guangdong province's game regulator has provisionally given the green light for a trial version of New Supe...

Next iPhone could feature an ultra-wide lens

TechCrunch - 5 hours 22 min ago

A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5mac details the cameras in the next-generation iPhones. The report confirms previous rumors — the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max will have three camera sensors on the back of the device.

In addition to the main camera and the 2x camera, Apple could add an ultra-wide 12-megapixel lens. Many Android phones already feature an ultra-wide lens, so it makes sense that Apple is giving you more flexibility by adding a third camera.

Kuo thinks Apple will use a special coating on the camera bump to hide the lenses. It’s true that pointing three cameras at someone is starting to look suspicious.

OnLeaks and Digit shared the following render (without any special coating) a few months ago:

The iPhone XR update will feature two cameras instead of one. I bet Apple will add a 2x camera.

On the front of the device, Apple could be planning a big upgrade for the selfie camera. The company could swap the existing camera sensor with 4 layers of glass with a camera sensor that has 5 layers of glass.

Apple could also be giving the camera a resolution bump, jumping from 7 megapixels to 12 megapixels. All three models should get the new selfie camera.

HP unveils its first 15-inch Chromebook laptop, starts at $449 - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 24 min ago
Chromebooks continue to march into the mainstream with bigger displays, backlit keyboards and flash memory.

2019 New York Auto Show: Roadshow's favorite debuts - Roadshow

CNET News - 5 hours 27 min ago
In which our editors pick their favorites from this year's New York show.

Get the Aukey B60 wireless sport earbuds with magnetic on-off switch for $45 - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 43 min ago
Best. Feature. Ever! Plus: Bonus deals on phone cases for Mom, white-noise machines and microSD storage.

Facebook's in the midst of an identity crisis and the Portal is the poster child - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 49 min ago
Commentary: We were worried about Facebook long before the Portal emerged, but the smart display is a cry for help from Mark Zuckerberg's social media monolith.

‘Dreams’ turns the PS4 into a charming game development kit

Engadget - 5 hours 49 min ago
Dreams is finally here. The latest game by Media Molecule, the delightfully-whimsical studio behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, was first teased at the PlayStation 4 reveal event in 2013. A "Creator Early Access" was released on Tuesday (April 16th...

Mueller report releases, offers glimpse on Russian election meddling - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 55 min ago
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election.

Mueller report: AG Barr says no evidence of Trump collusion - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 11 min ago
The head of the Justice Department sets expectations ahead of the Mueller report's release to Congress and the public.

New iPhone rumors suggest 2019 TrueDepth cameras will support 12MP imaging - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 16 min ago
That's a major jump up from the current models' 7-megapixel front-facing array.

T-Mobile's banking service rolls out across US - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 28 min ago
The T-Mobile Money app was previously limited to a pilot program.

EU law could fine sites for not removing terrorist content within an hour

Engadget - 6 hours 35 min ago
The European Union has been clear on its stance that terrorist content is most harmful in the first hour it appears online. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a new rule that could require internet companies to remove terrorist cont...

New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 59 min ago
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber ride.

The ‘Fortnite’ World Cup will include a big-money event for creatives

Engadget - 6 hours 59 min ago
If you're a keen Fortnite player or avid battle royale Twitch viewer, you'll probably know that qualifying for the inaugural Fortnite World Cup has officially begun. Top players (including popular streamers) from across the globe now need to out-elim...

'Child's Play' trailer shows Chucky controlling smart homes and drones

Engadget - 7 hours 1 min ago
A reboot of the Child's Play franchise will hit theaters this summer and while we already had a good idea killer toy Chucky would be more of a robot with AI capabilities this time around, the latest trailer provides further confirmation he'll be able...

Bandcamp's new service is like Kickstarter for vinyl

Engadget - 7 hours 28 min ago
Bandcamp is launching a Kickstarter-style vinyl crowdfunding service for artists. Once a musician's campaign hits its funding goal, Bandcamp will press the records, print the packaging, and handle shipping to boot. Artists will be able to set the pri...

How to read the Mueller report -- for free -- on iPhone, iPad, Android devices - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 30 min ago
You can get the report through Barnes & Noble as soon as it's released.

Facebook bans several major UK far-right groups

Engadget - 7 hours 39 min ago
Facebook has banned a swath of UK far-right groups including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First. The action is part of its ongoing clampdown on hateful rhetoric, which has already seen it ban former E...