Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Study links ADHD symptoms in teens to frequent gadget use

Engadget - 13 hours 36 min ago
Many people will tell you that teens' constant device use leaves them unable to focus, but is that actually the case? The answer is a giant "maybe." A newly published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has linked Attention Def...

UK video streaming subscribers topple pay-TV for the first time

Engadget - 14 hours 42 min ago
Popular online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are for the first time outshining traditional pay-TV in Britain.

Drone saves missing 65-year-old climber in the Himalayas - CNET

CNET News - 14 hours 55 min ago
Rick Allen had been missing for 36 hours, according to the BBC.

Niantic snaps up Seismic Games to build new AR experiences

Engadget - 16 hours 4 min ago
Niantic has acquired yet another developer in a bid to conquer AR gaming. The Pokémon Go creator has announced that it has acquired LA-based Seismic Games, mostly known for turn-based mobile RPG Marvel: Strikeforce. You can assemble Marvel cha...

The Rock cooks up $124M salary, highest ever for any actor - CNET

CNET News - 16 hours 39 min ago
Whatever Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is cooking, it smells like money.

'Black Friday: Revolution 1979' is coming to consoles starting July 31st

Engadget - 17 hours 30 min ago
"We need more games like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday," Engadget Senior Reporter Jessica Conditt wrote in 2016. Two years later and the historical title chronicling the Iranian revolution will make its way from PC and mobile platforms to the Nintend...

DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons

Engadget - 18 hours 7 min ago
Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor suppo...

'World's largest' sports streamer makes US debut September 10th

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 23:25
DAZN has become one of the better-known live sports streaming services (it bills itself as the "world's largest"), but you wouldn't know it if you lived in the US. It's only been available in Canada, Japan and a handful of European countries. It's...

World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 22:37
Twitter had high hopes that the World Cup would be a big hit on its platform. The previous games in 2014 happened before the platform released video features, but this time around, it secured a deal with the event's US rights holder Fox Sports, as we...

UPS tests entering locked lobbies to deliver packages in NYC

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 21:37
After weeks of rumors, Amazon confirmed last October that it was working on a system to deliver packages while people weren't home. In essence, a smart lock would allow workers entry and record them while they deposited parcels. Despite the concept u...

Instagram test lets public accounts remove followers

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 20:44
You've long had the option to remove Instagram followers if you keep your account private, but that's something of a compromise. Why do you have to shut yourself off from the outside world just to keep out a few undesirables? You might not have to...

Nest CEO steps down after employees pushed for his exit - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 20:33
The smart home device maker hasn’t had an easy time under Google, including discontent over leadership and a potential sale to Amazon in 2016.

Google Doodle celebrates renowned conductor Kurt Masur - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 20:00
The conductor helped avert bloodshed during pro-democracy protests in East Germany in 1989.

Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 19:49
Twitter has spent the past several months trying to fix its verification mess, but it looks like you'll have to wait a while longer for a solution. New product lead Kayvon Beykpour has announced that Twitter is putting its verification reform efforts...

Google is buying a trans-Atlantic cable, names projects after innovators - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 19:41
Future Google cables will be named after innovators alphabetically.

Netflix reveals new sci-fi titles from comic book creator Mark Millar - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 19:38
Five movie and TV projects are on the way, including Jupiter's Legacy, Empress, Huck and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter.

Netflix’s now measures upload speed and latency

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 18:57
In 2016, Netflix launched, a simple, easy way for anybody to check their internet speeds. Now, the company has announced that it's adding more information to the site. will now let users see their connection's latency and upload spe...

Google Cloud issues trip up Snapchat, Spotify and others - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 18:38
The company quickly rolled out a fix and says it's resolved.

Blueprints for 3D printed guns to again appear online - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 18:16
A settlement with the government will let Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed spread their plans.