Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Apple’s new iPhones can better manage your battery as it ages

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:58
In 2017, iPhone users discovered a software-based power throttling feature that was meant to prevent random shutdowns as the phone's battery aged. Apple's lack of clarity around the program turned what was meant to be a helpful failsafe into a debacl...

Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean is done dying - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:56
Ned Stark wants roles that let him live, and who can blame him?

Stare at this stunning slice of Mars and weep with me - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:47
You'll just have to crane your neck to the side. The Mars Express orbiter has captured a gorgeous image of the red planet, from the north pole to the south.

Boeing tests drone with aerial refueling in mind - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:24
The Navy wants unmanned aircraft to fly off aircraft carriers to bring fuel to fighter planes in the sky.

Twitter bans thousands of state-backed accounts spreading misinformation

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:19
Twitter has suspended thousands of accounts linked with state-backed misinformation campaigns. In a transparency report shared today, Twitter says it removed 4,248 accounts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 273 accounts from the UAE and Egypt, 1,0...

Google reportedly attains 'quantum supremacy' - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:12
Its quantum computer can solve tasks that are otherwise unsolvable, a report says.

Porsche welcomes challenge from Tesla as it adapts to the EV world

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:01
Recently, the high-end EV world has become a Nurburgring arms race with Porsche and Tesla vying for the best lap at the famed circuit. The Taycan set a record and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided that the Model S would best it. From early reports, the Fre...

Lime's car-sharing service is kaput after pilot program in Seattle - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:00
LimePod, as the service is known, started last November.

Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 14:24
One of Fujifilm's most iconic mirrorless cameras is about to get a head-turning update. On Friday, Fujifilm confirmed it's developing a new version of the X-Pro called the X-Pro3 and shared a number of details about the upcoming camera. To start, the...

California sues Trump administration over revoked clean-car standards - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 14:15
California leads 23 other states also backing the lawsuit after the Trump administration revoked the long-standing waiver process.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 14:07
In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook promised to investigate other apps with access to large amounts of user data. The app developer investigation is ongoing, but today, Facebook said it has reviewed millions of apps and susp...

Sony will reveal 'Last of Us' details in a September 24th PlayStation stream

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 14:04
Sony will air its next State of Play, the company's new venue for sharing PlayStation-related news, on September 24th. Per the official PlayStation Blog, the live broadcast will start at 4PM ET/ 1PM PT and run "around 20 minutes." Sony says it won't...

22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 14:02
A group of 22 states have joined California in suing the Trump administration, which revoked that state's right to set its own emissions standards. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an...

Walmart will reportedly stop selling e-cigarettes

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 13:47
Walmart seemingly isn't taking any chances in light of recent concerns about e-cigarettes. CNBC says it has obtained a memo indicating that the retailer will stop selling e-cigarettes at all of its US stores (including (Sam's Club) after clearing th...

'Minecraft' adds a character creator option

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 13:30
Minecraft players are getting more control over how their avatar looks. The latest beta build includes a character creator option that'll let you tweak the body shape, skin tone, hairstyle and color, facial hair and eyes. You'll be able to pick from...

Area 51 has been stormed ... sort of - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 13:11
The meme of the year has culminated with a weird costume party at the gate to a famed national security site.

Netflix renews 'GLOW' for a fourth and final season

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 13:03
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are about to hang up their boots after one more run of shows. Netflix has renewed its '80s-set dramedy GLOW for a fourth and final season.

Uber and Lyft vehicles are often germy, but this device wants to keep them clean - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2019-09-20 12:51
A company called Yanfeng has created an ultraviolet sanitizer for ride-sharing vehicles.

‘Untitled Goose Game’ arrives today on Mac, PC and Switch

Engadget - Fri, 2019-09-20 12:44
Geese are jerks, and now you can be one too. Untitled Goose Game is available today on Mac, Windows and Switch. The odd ball game puts you in the role of a goose that's determined to annoy residents of a village. You'll prank them, steal items and ho...