Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

AT&T flips the switch on mobile 5G in 12 cities this week

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 10:44
After nearly a year of talking about it, AT&T is finally ready to launch the US' first mobile 5G network -- and with just days to go before its self-imposed end-of-2018 deadline. Service officially starts on December 21st, when a handful of custo...

Charter agrees to $174 million settlement for poor service in New York

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 10:29
The New York attorney general's office has reached a settlement with Charter Communications for providing its customers with insufficient internet services. Under the settlement, Charter and Spectrum Management Holding Company will be required to pay...

LG's rollable OLED TV could ship in 2019 - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 10:28
The retractable TV may be on the horizon.

The drop

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 10:00
When Nike launched its Air Jordan XI "Concord," in 2011, there were incidents of violence reported at several shopping malls in the US. Back then, most shoe stores sold pairs on a first-come, first-served basis, which led to physical fights between...

'Farout' is the farthest Solar System object known to date

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 09:45
The reach of the Solar System extends well beyond the full-size planets, and that's becoming clearer than ever with a new discovery. Astronomers have detected 2018 VG18 "Farout," which is the most distant Solar System object known to date at 120AU fr...

G Suite pincode verification gives non-Google users access to files

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 09:26
While a company can require its employees to create Google accounts for collaborative work, it can't always force clients to do the same thing. Especially if those clients still swear by Google's competitors, like Microsoft. Now, Mountain View is mak...

You'd never guess this sweet home theater came from mostly recycled parts - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 09:20
Show Us Yours: A Missouri family built a basement theater out of cast-off furniture, Cragslist finds and a salvaged drop ceiling, and the result is impressive.

AT&T's 5G network is live, if you live in the right city - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 09:19
It'll cost $70 a month to use with a mobile hotspot. 5G phones arrive in 2019.

The Air Force's long-awaited GPS upgrade begins today

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 09:05
It's been in the works for over a decade, but now the current Global Positioning System (GPS) is about to start getting its multibillion-dollar upgrade thanks to SpaceX's first-ever GPS satellite launch. After delays across the last four years, a Spa...

Driving a Tesla in the end times - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:51
Commentary: This isn't a story about a car. This is a story about the future of the human race.

Apple's 2019 must-see list starts with its new TV streaming service - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:30
Next year could be more about services than the devices they're running on.

AR pioneer Blippar is going out of business

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:29
Pioneering augmented reality startup Blippar, once touted as a $1.5 billion British tech unicorn, has stumbled into administration. The company said that it failed to secure the funding it needed to reach profitability following a dispute with one of...

Lenovo built a slider phone with 12GB of RAM

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:02
While Lenovo continues to push the Motorola brand in the West, it's also been busy doing its own thing back in China. Just last month, the company brought us the Z5 Pro all-screen slider phone which, to our surprise, packed mid-tier specs to woo the...

2019 CES preview: New cars and tech from Audi, Honda, Mercedes and more - Roadshow

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:00
Here’s a look at what global automakers are bringing to the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

iPhone portrait mode gets even better with Focos app - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 08:00
Bokeh in the front. Bokeh in the back.

NASA engineer creates glitter bomb package to thwart parcel thieves

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 07:31
Because we live in a world where we can't have nice things, package theft is a real problem, and in recent times unscrupulous individuals stealing parcels from porches have prompted police sting operations, as well as longer-term tech innovation, suc...

Study: Women are abused every 30 seconds on Twitter

Engadget - Tue, 2018-12-18 07:01
Earlier this year Amnesty International released a report discussing what many of Twitter's female users already know: the social network is not always a great place to be if you're a woman. Now, a new study reveals the hard statistics on just how to...

iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: What iPhone should you buy? - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-12-18 07:00
How does Apple's most affordable 2018 iPhone compare to the discounted iPhone 8 Plus of last year?