Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Fujifilm's Instax Square SQ20 uses video to improve instant photos

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:57
Fujifilm has unveiled a new Instax Square camera, the SQ20, that uses new tricks to help you capture the ideal moment. Like the original Instax Square SQ10, it shoots square, Instagram-like photos from the digital sensor, then prints out the photo ri...

3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson resigns from Defense Distributed - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:54
Wilson was arrested in Taiwan and is now facing sexual assault charges in the US.

Fortnite season 6 is coming Thursday: Here's what we know so far - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:48
An official release date, some Twitter teasers and early patch notes give us plenty of things to ponder.

Amazon's NFL streams will feature an all-female commentary team

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:38
When Amazon starts streaming its latest round of Thursday Night Football on September 27th, you'll have a few options for commentary -- including one that breaks new ground in the broadcasting industry. The internet behemoth has announced that it wi...

The Horological Machine 9 puts a rocket on your wrist

TechCrunch - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:36

If you’ve been keeping up with watchmaker MB&F you’ll be familiar with their Horological Machine series, watches that are similar in construction but wildly differ when it comes to design. This watch, the HM9, is called the Flow and hearkens back to roadsters, jets, and 1950s space ships.

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The watch, limited to a run of 33 pieces, shows the time on a small forward-facing face in one of the cones. The other two cones contain dual balance wheels. The balance wheel is what causes the watch to tick and controls the energy released by the main spring. Interestingly, MB&F added two to this watch in an effort to ensure accuracy. “The twin balance wheels of the HM9 engine feed two sets of chronometric data to a central differential for an averaged reading,” they wrote. “The balances are individually impulsed and spatially separated to ensure that they beat at their own independent cadences of 2.5Hz (18,000bph) each. This is important to ensure a meaningful average, just as how a statistically robust mathematical average should be derived from discrete points of information.”

There are two versions called the Road and Air and they cost a mere $182,000 (tax not included.) Considering nearly every piece of this is made by hand – from the case to the curved crystal to the intricate movement – you’re essentially paying a team of craftsman a yearly wage just to build your watch.

While it’s no Apple Watch, the MB&F HM9 is a unique and weird little timepiece. While it’s obviously not for everyone, with enough cash and a little luck you can easily join a fairly exclusive club of HM9 owners.

Snapchat wants to make sure you're registered to vote - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:35
Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day -- and tech companies are getting involved.

Alien object 'Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:35
The interstellar asteroid was the first of its kind seen by humans. Now astronomers may have found its home.

Sigma working on a full-frame Foveon sensor - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:21
It's also killing its proprietary SA mount.

Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' continues October 19th

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:19
While Halloween is on the horizon, October isn't only about horror movies and shows for Netflix. True-crime docuseries Making A Murderer, which seemed to grab everyone's attention when it premiered over the 2015 holiday season, is returning with 10 m...

Apple's purchase of Shazam is $400 million well spent

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 12:00
At the tail-end of 2017, Apple announced that it was buying music discovery service Shazam for $400 million. Now that the deal has completed, the company has revealed that the platform will soon go ad-free. Even without the revenue that advertisement...

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country is ready to rough it - Roadshow

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:47
Its upgrades focus on taking the car further away from the pavement.

Tinder borrows Bumble's women-message-first feature

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:44
If Tinder was hoping to bring its feud with Bumble to a quick end, it's not helping matters. It has been testing a "My Move" feature in India that gives women more control over conversations. If women enable the feature in their settings, only they c...

Qualcomm claims Apple stole trade secrets and sent them to Intel

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:23
The ongoing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm continues as Qualcomm seeks to add new charges to a current lawsuit it's pursuing against Apple. CNBC reports that Qualcomm is now alleging that Apple stole "vast swaths" of trade secrets through their p...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reveals a surprise origin - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:18
The final Fantastic Beasts trailer shows off the major character Claudia Kim is playing.

Maker Faire 2018 draws crowds in NYC - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:17
We went in search of interesting new tech and DIY inspiration.

Nintendo used ‘Pokémon Go’ to reveal a new mythical critter

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:14
Recently, there have been sightings of a new mythical Pokémon in the popular mobile game Pokémon Go. The rare creature is apparently called Meltan, and it's a Hex Nut Pokémon. But there's more going on here than just the additio...

Buy 6 Espressotoria coffee-pod packs for less than $54, get the $99 machine free - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 11:12
Your total outlay: $53.34 plus tax. Plus: a $5 learn-to-read app is free for a limited time!

Qualcomm accuses Apple of giving chip secrets to Intel - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-09-25 10:55
The chipmaker says Apple stole source code and other confidential information.

Kodak's retro Ektachrome film arrives after a long wait

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 10:51
It took a while but Kodak is finally releasing its Ektachrome color reversal film, beloved by analog photographers and filmmakers alike. First to ship will be Ektachrome Film E100 in 135/36x camera format (which will make its way to buyers immediatel...

Mercedes A-Class First Drive: Top-level tech comes to an entry-level car

Engadget - Tue, 2018-09-25 10:30
"Hey Mercedes." "How old is Maury Povich?" The automaker's MBUX infotainment system which makes its debut in the A-Class thinks for a few moments and then informs me that the day-time talk show host and collector of human DNA is 79 years ol...