Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Nike's Adapt BB is an app-controlled, self-lacing basketball shoe

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:15
We knew they were coming, but Nike has officially introduced its first self-lacing basketball shoes, the Adapt BB. These new sneakers are designed to provide a "truly customized fit for every basketball player," according to the company, thanks to a...

FCC's Ajit Pai won't meet Congress about phone-tracking scandal - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:03
The chairman blames the ongoing government shutdown.

Alphabet's Loon forms advisory board to score internet balloon deals

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:00
Alphabet's Loon knows it needs to land carrier deals if it's going to turn internet balloons into a viable business, and that means tapping industry veterans who know how to make those deals. To that end, it just formed an advisory board that will h...

Pandora's new voice search feature knows what you want to hear

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 09:00
It's been almost two years since Pandora launched its on-demand music streaming service. In that time, the company has done a solid job of fixing some of the issues that cropped up at launch and even adding some features the competition hasn't got to...

CES 2019: The 4 biggest trends, demystified - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 08:56
After the annual deluge of announcements, a few themes emerged from CES that will have an important impact on the rest of 2019 and beyond.

This artificial heart can save the youngest patients - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 08:49
From CNET Magazine: Medical advances can keep the tiniest hearts beating.

'Just Dance' is somehow being turned into a movie

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 08:29
Considering the lack of characters, themes or a plot, you might wonder exactly how Ubisoft's Just Dance could be made into a movie. But a Hollywood executive might see it differently: "Dancing movies make money. Video game movies make money. So a dan...

Galaxy S10 speeds could smoke last year's phones -- our early benchmarking tests prove it - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 08:00
We got our hands on a Snapdragon 855 reference phone to run some tests.

Huawei founder reportedly breaks silence to deny spying, praise Trump - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:58
The Chinese company is "only a sesame seed" in the country's trade war with the US, Ren Zhengfei told reporters.

US judge rules that feds can't force fingerprint or face phone unlocks

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:58
Authorities can't force people to unlock devices with their faces, fingers or irises, a magistrate judge from California has ruled. Forbes has uncovered a nine-page order denying the search warrant for an investigation looking into a Facebook extorti...

US signs act that opens government data to the public into law

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:35
POTUS has signed a bill into law that includes the OPEN Government Data Act, following approvals (and amendments) from the Senate and Congress. The sweeping legislation is aimed at making public data released by the government easier to access via sm...

The Morning After: An egg is winning Instagram

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:10
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. While we prepared for a future of self-lacing basketball shoes, an egg took over the title of 'most liked' Instagram photo. How was your Monday?

Tom Cruise lights the fuse on two new Mission: Impossible movies - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:40
Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie will follow the smash hit Fallout with two films shot back-to-back.

Apple's year of cheap battery upgrades resulted in 11 million repairs

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 06:28
In a recent all-hands meeting, Tim Cook reportedly revealed that Apple replaced 11 million iPhone batteries in 2018, up from its normal 1-2 million tally. The spike was a result of Apple's price cut to its battery replacement program as part of the f...

YouTube adds swipe-based navigation on mobile

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 03:41
Mobile navigation is all about the swipe these days, and now even YouTube is joining in. The platform has started rolling out an update for iOS devices, giving users a way to view the next video in the list by swiping left or right. Swipe forward to...

Ajit Pai refused to discuss carrier tracking scandal with lawmakers

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 01:31
Lawmakers want to know why the FCC still allows mobile carriers to share their subscribers' location data with aggregators, but they won't be getting answers from its chairman anytime soon. Ajit Pai has refused to attend an emergency briefing request...

Korg introduces Volca Modular and Volca Drum synths

Engadget - Tue, 2019-01-15 00:00
Korg's popular Volca line is getting larger and weirder with two additions: Modular and Drum. The affordable and portable line of battery powered synths has covered a lot of ground since first being introduced in 2013. There's a drum machine, a pair...