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LG's G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too

Engadget - Thu, 2019-02-14 00:57
Even though we've likely seen all of the outside of LG's next flagship phone, there's still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its custom by slowly releasing info as we near its MWC 2019 launch. Tonight LG has revealed m...

Canon’s next full-frame mirrorless camera is the EOS RP

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 23:00
Well, it looks like the recent rumors were spot on: Canon is getting ready to launch a compact version of its EOS R camera. And here it is. Meet the EOS RP, a full-frame mirrorless shooter that costs a reasonable $1,299 (body-only). For those of you...

Canon unveils more lenses to go with its new EOS RP camera

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 23:00
Canon has announced that, by the end of 2019, it'll add six more lenses to its EOS R and new EOS RP full-frame mirrorless lineup, bringing the total to nine. Coming in the second half of this year, the new models will be the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM,...

Anyone can publish a skill on the Alexa Store now

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 22:21
Amazon is opening up its US Alexa store to let anyone share skills they've created for the voice assistant. Until now, it's been the domain of developers, who have already added more than 80,000 skills to the store.

Harmonix's answer to 'Beat Saber' is a VR rhythm shooter

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 21:35
Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their own response. They've unveiled Audica, a VR-only title where you blast the notes instead of...

Twitter's profile preview test makes it easier to spot creeps

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 20:34
Twitter might just make it a little easier to silence unwanted attention from strangers -- or to forge a new friendship. It's testing profile previews in its iOS app that show more about a user without taking you away from your timeline. If you're...

Nintendo announces 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' for the Switch

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 20:03
The award-winning game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is bound to mess with more people's heads now that it's confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. It came out for the Xbox One and got the VR makeover for the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive in 2018, almost a...

Of course Netflix kept all of your choices in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 19:24
While you were watching Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Netflix, Netflix was watching you, too. A General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) request filed by University College London technology policy researcher Michael Veale revealed that Netflix kept...

Switch owners can play 'Assassin's Creed III Remastered' May 21st

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:27
Assassin's Creed is coming to the Switch for the first time, although it might not be in the way you were anticipating. Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed III Remastered will be available on Nintendo's multi-mode console on May 21st. Aside...

'Astral Chain' brings Platinum-flavored action to Switch this August

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:47
Astral Chain is the latest neon-infused, over-the-top action title from Platinum Games, and it's due to hit the Nintendo Switch on August 30th. Platinum is best known for developing the Bayonetta series and 2017's acclaimed RPG Nier: Automata. It's a...

'Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' gets a second life on Switch

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:46
Nintendo had a giant surprise waiting at the end of its latest Direct show: it's remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch. The company shared precious few details, but the brief gameplay demonstration showed that it would preser...

'Tetris' is now a battle royale game exclusive to Nintendo Switch

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:35
Forget Apex Legends, there's another new free-to-play battle royale game now: Tetris 99. This version of the classic puzzle game is launching today on Nintendo Switch with 99 players trying to outlast each other. Players can attack each other with "g...

'Dragon Quest XI' arrives on Switch this fall

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:32
Yes, it's true: Dragon Quest XI for the Switch is coming. Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition (phew) will be available sometime in the fall. As hinted earlier, it won't be a plain port. Th...

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' comes to Nintendo Switch on July 26th

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:25
Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the 16th mainline game in Nintendo's robust tactical-RPG series, lands on the Switch on July 26th. This is technically a delay from the expected release window earlier this year.

'Super Mario Maker 2' hits the Switch this June

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:10
It took its sweet time, but Super Mario Maker is coming to Nintendo Switch! Far from a port, this is a bonafide sequel, Super Mario Maker 2. Details are scant, but from the brief trailer Nintendo showed during its Nintendo Direct presentation, we not...

Watch the 'Fire Emblem' Nintendo Direct here at 5PM ET

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:50
It's mid-afternoon on a Wednesday for most of our readers, which is an odd time indeed for a press conference. But here we are and lucky for you, Engadget is a 24-hour news operation. Nintendo is moments away from hosting a livestream, where it has...

Governments are requesting more and more data from Reddit

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:29
Every year, Reddit receives subpoenas, search warrants and court orders from governments, law enforcement and private parties around the world. Often they want information on users -- perhaps in an investigation or public emergency -- or for Reddit t...

Take a peek at Honda's Urban EV dashboard

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:12
Honda's upcoming Urban EV is one of the most highly anticipated vehicles being shown off at the Geneva Motor Show next month. As the spiritual (and technological) successor to the venerated Civic hatchback, the Urban EV will reportedly sport a suite...

Samsung is already offering Galaxy S10 reservations

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 15:59
The Galaxy S10 has leaked to the Moon and back ahead of its February 20th reveal (see the Evan Blass leak above as proof), and even Samsung isn't pretending there are many secrets left. The tech giant has started taking S10 reservations in the US, g...

Democrats want to take another look at the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Engadget - Wed, 2019-02-13 15:36
T-Mobile's planned purchase of Sprint is facing new and intense scrutiny from the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The executives of the two companies will sit before two congressional hearings this week -- House Committee on Energy and...