Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Microsoft promises 'all-new Xbox hardware' next month

Engadget - 6 hours 27 min ago
Microsoft is bringing new Xbox hardware to Germany next month for Gamescom. The news comes from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, who teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a blog post this morning. What could it be? Well, there have been rumors...

Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin launch New Shepard rocket farther than ever - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 29 min ago
The Amazon founder's company successfully tests its escape system for space tourists who could fly soon.

Blanket your house with Wi-Fi for $129 - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 35 min ago
The two-node Linksys Velop mesh network sells elsewhere for at least $180. Plus: Save 50 percent on US Mobile cell service!

Hey Alexa and Google Assistant, how's that world takeover plan going? - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 43 min ago
Amazon and Google want their respective voice assistants to be everywhere this year. How far have they made it?

The latest ‘BlazBlue’ reminds me how impenetrable fighting games can be

Engadget - 6 hours 43 min ago
Fighting games aren't for the faint-hearted. There's no relaxation or light entertainment in the breakneck world of kill-or-be-killed beat 'em ups. Long before home consoles and internet connections, these kind of games fostered serious competitive s...

Germany orders Tesla drivers to pay back EV subsidy - Roadshow

CNET News - 6 hours 49 min ago
The cars were considered too expensive to qualify for the subsidy after the fact.

Samsung will reportedly launch foldable-screen phone in early 2019

Engadget - 6 hours 53 min ago
Samsung has been teasing the prospect of a foldable-screen smartphone for years, and even hoped to launch one this year. Now, however, it looks like that pipe dream might become a reality... if a little later than expected. Wall Street Journal sour...

Rolls-Royce may use bug-like robots to assist airplane engine repair

Engadget - 7 hours 14 min ago
Rolls-Royce showed off a handful of small robots this week that could aid in the inspection and repair of airplane engines sometime in the future. Though still under development, the tiny robots could lead to faster, less labor-intensive engine inspe...

Hyundai heads to Amazon with new 'digital showroom' - Roadshow

CNET News - 7 hours 18 min ago
It's the first automaker to do this, but it probably won't be the last.

Elon Musk, Google DeepMind pledge no deadly AI autonomous weapons - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 22 min ago
The Lethal Autonomous Weapons Pledge declares that no machine should decide on its own whether to take a human life.

Cuba is rolling out mobile internet nationwide

Engadget - 7 hours 31 min ago
The Cuban government has launched a program that will see mobile internet rolled out nationwide by the end of the year. Communist-run Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the Western Hemisphere due to a lack of resources, the US trade emba...

Google rolls out a simpler sign-in page

Engadget - 7 hours 52 min ago
When Google announced last month that it's rolling out a new sign-in page, it promised a new interface with Material Design components as part of its efforts to give G Suite a more cohesive look. We'll have to wait a bit more to see it, though, becau...

Samsung's foldable phone may be a 'winner' - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 54 min ago
Success is baked right into the code name.

Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion vehicles for transmission issues - Roadshow

CNET News - 8 hours 7 min ago
Unintended vehicle movement is not usually a desired outcome.

Nest CEO's exit could be just what the Google smart home needs - CNET

CNET News - 8 hours 10 min ago
Commentary: Marwan Fawaz's departure from Nest leaves Google's smart home exposed, but it won't matter much.

Google's latest undersea data cable will run from Virginia to France

Engadget - 8 hours 11 min ago
Google has been involved in a number of undersea cabling projects in the past, including connections between Chile and Los Angeles, the US to Denmark and Ireland and Hong Kong to Guam. It also completed an undersea cable between the US and Japan in 2...

Apple iCloud data in China is being stored by a state-run telco

Engadget - 8 hours 27 min ago
Six months ago Apple caused controversy by moving Chinese users' iCloud keys out of the US and into China, in order to comply with Chinese law. Now, that data, which includes emails, text messages and pictures, is being looked after by government-own...

Pro drone racing confronts its amateur roots

Engadget - 8 hours 43 min ago
"The drone racing league is a sport. We are a league. We do an annual season. We have a clear rule system and scoring system," Nick Horbaczewski, founder and CEO of the Drone Racing League (DRL), enthuses in a small business suite located on the seco...