Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Google is working on a fix for Pixel 3's disappearing texts bug

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 16:35
The Pixel 3's early teething troubles aren't over yet. Users are reporting that some of their text messages are disappearing, It's not clear whether it's an Android-level bug or specific to the Messages app, but some owners believe the issue might...

BMW's plea to EU highlights 5G vs. Wi-Fi rift in future connected cars - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 16:27
The standards for cross-vehicle communication aren't necessarily at odds, but different companies have different ideas about how to move forward.

Microsoft releases its redesigned Cortana app for iOS

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 16:21
Microsoft has released its updated Cortana app for iOS, which includes a design overhaul and new features, including music and podcasts support, an option to set up Cortana-enabled devices and a so-called conversational experience for the voice assis...

2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup leaks on forum ahead of LA debut - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 16:12
The pictures allegedly came from Fiat Chrysler's own media site. Whoops.

Google Maps keeps track of your conversations with local businesses

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 15:52
Last year, Google began rolling out a feature that let users message businesses through their Google profiles. Now, it's integrating that feature into Google Maps. Any messages you've sent to businesses through their Google profiles will now be acces...

Indiegogo 'guaranteed shipping' will ensure refunds if campaigns fail

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 15:33
Indiegogo plans to start offering "guaranteed shipping" on some crowdfunding campaigns through a pilot program starting in 2019. Creators who choose to partake in the pilot will promise to users that their product will be delivered. If they fail to f...

Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Release date, plot and possible spoilers - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 15:32
Here's everything we know about the first live-action Star Wars series as we await the Disney+ streaming service, plus some exciting possibilities.

Apple's Safari tests 'not secure' warning for unencrypted websites - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 15:25
For once, Apple is following Google in a privacy protection.

Netflix nabs eco-drama 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 15:14
Continuing its spurt of new content announcements, Netflix has snagged the global rights to Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The Oscar-nominated thesp's movie will be available on the streaming service worldwide -...

Game of Thrones final episodes will be an hour-plus and 'spectacular' - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:55
Final-season shows may not be movie-length, but they'll be worth the wait, director says on Reddit.

Facebook's turmoil has reportedly hit employee morale hard

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:55
Facebook has been mired in bad news lately, including numerous data privacy scandals, criticism over its role in Myanmar violence and a tumbling stock price. As such, employee morale has fallen, with just 52 percent of employees saying they're optimi...

Monopoly for Millennials is seriously irritating some people - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:43
The new Monopoly game sports the tagline, "Forget real estate. You can't afford it anyway."

Feeling nostalgic for the Yahoo homepage? There's an app for that - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:33
It's all there, including weather, horoscopes, search, email and sports.

EA will remaster the first two 'Command & Conquer' games in 4K

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:30
EA recently hinted that it would hop on the real-time strategy revival bandwagon and remaster Command & Conquer games, and now we know just what that entails. The publisher has confirmed that it's remastering both the original Command & Conq...

Yeah, Amazon even makes an Alexa-powered microwave now (The 3:59, Ep. 490) - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:22
Plus, a look at Amazon's Fire TV Recast and complaints about Facebook removing posts.

DOJ and SEC subpoena Snap over allegedly misleading investors

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:17
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have subpoenaed Snap Inc. requesting information about its March 2017 initial public offering. In a statement to Reuters, Snap said it has responded to a government...

Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is available now

Engadget - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:01
If you're tired of Microsoft drumming up hype for the Xbox One's mouse and keyboard support, we have good news: that feature is finally here. Install the November 2018 Xbox Update and your One S or One X will have PC-like input for compatible games,...

HRE's 3D-printed titanium wheels are basically witchcraft - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 13:54
Thankfully they're just conceptual, because there's no way to keep that wheel clean.

VW wants to build enough EVs to blot out the sun - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2018-11-14 13:51
It will retool its factories in Emden and Hanover to build EVs starting in the 2020s.