Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

EU agrees to data deal with Japan as US pact hangs in the balance

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 10:36
The EU and Japan have reached an agreement that will allow businesses in both regions to freely share and transfer data without additional safeguards or authorizations. The deal, which covers information such as credit card details and browsing habit...

7-Eleven self-serve draft beer fizzes out before it starts pouring - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 10:19
The program in Japan would've offered affordable cups of Kirin Beer's flagship beer.

Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day deals: the AM edition

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 10:15
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in recent history

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 10:05
Jeff Bezos has been one of the world's wealthiest people for a while, but he's now set a new record: he's the wealthiest person in recent history. The Amazon founder's net worth has topped $151 billion according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, ma...

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 10:00
Today, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced that they have discovered twelve more moons of our solar system's resident monster planet, Jupiter. This brings the official total of identified Jovian moons to 79. That's the hig...

Republican congressman introduces bill to make net neutrality law

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:44
Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act to the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decision out of the hands of the FCC. It adds an entirely...

The World Cup showed how VAR will shape soccer’s future

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:30
For every football (aka soccer) fan, it doesn't get any bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Every four years since 1930, the tournament has been held in different parts of the globe, and honestly, it hasn't changed much. There was the expansion to includ...

Investment in renewable energy drops as fossil fuel use rises

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:16
Global investment in renewable energy is on the decline, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The energy watchdog says there's a significant contradiction between the statements governments make regarding their attitudes to renewables,...

RealNetworks gives away facial recognition software to make schools safer - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
Former music giant hopes its program will help protect kids on campus.

2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model - Roadshow

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
The MDX adds a racy A-Spec appearance package for the first time.

Mikme's clever wireless microphone gets cheaper and more useful

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
Mikme's wireless microphone was one of the most unique devices we saw last year. It works as a standalone audio recorder, but most impressively, it can also connect to your phone and serve as a remote microphone when shooting video. The only problem...

Tinder adds Bitmoji so you can flirt with cartoons

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 09:00
Now we know why Snapchat started letting third-party services use their cartoon-like Bitmojis: To up your flirting game. Starting today, you can use them in Tinder to impress matches with your hilarious sticker jokes.

Google's job search feature comes to the UK

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:37
Google is well aware of AI's power. When it's used for good, it can help predict the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases, augment podcast apps, and even help job hunters more easily pinpoint new local opportunities. That's what Google Jobs was desi...

Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:20
Walmart has found itself a fairy godparent in Microsoft. The two companies have teamed up to "further accelerate Walmart's digital transformation in retail," and Microsoft chief Satya Nadella told The Wall Street Journal that their shared rivalry aga...

Samsung's new DRAM chip will make phones run faster and longer

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:02
Samsung has been busy improving its microSD range, introducing SSDs with faster write speeds, and opening the world's biggest mobile factory, but the electronics maker doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon -- it's just completed tests on a...

Turn your phone into a magic wand and kill time at Disney - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:00
Hate waiting in lines? Unlock hidden games and special effects with a new app.

How to survive your first Comic-Con experience - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:00
Comic-Con can be amazing, but overwhelming. Here are some tips to make the most out of the geek extravaganza.

It’s cool: The special Trump-Kim summit USB fans don’t contain any malware - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 08:00
This USB fan isn’t going to be blowing anyone away with viruses.

Using your body to control a drone is more effective than a joystick

Engadget - Tue, 2018-07-17 07:31
If you've ever been chastised for throwing your entire body around during gaming (because physically leaning into track corners definitely helps somehow), here's a bit of science-backed vindication. Researchers in Switzerland have discovered that usi...

Virgin Orbit plans rocket launches from UK airport - CNET

CNET News - Tue, 2018-07-17 07:30
The Virgin Galactic spinoff hopes to launch by 2021.