Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Intel makes huge 5G promises for the 2020 Olympics

Engadget - 1 hour 31 min ago
It might seem strange to say it, but 5G is creeping closer to reality. Intel has already been powering a "broad-scale" 5G network at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but come the 2020 games in Tokyo, Intel is planning to make an even bigger splash. A...

Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

TechCrunch - 3 hours 22 min ago
 Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. And of course, everybody is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Details about the company’s new flagship devices already leaked, but we don’t know much… Read More

Watch HMD unveil Nokia phones live right here

TechCrunch - 3 hours 33 min ago
 HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:00 PM CET (3:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM EST). HMD licenses the Nokia brand so that the company can release smartphones under the Nokia brand. It isn’t the company we used to know and love, but it still says Nokia. So get ready for some new Nokia phones running Android. You… Read More

BlackBerry Mobile has lofty ambitions for comeback. No, really - CNET

CNET News - 5 hours 30 min ago
A high-level executive for BlackBerry Mobile says he wants to capture at least 3 percent of the premium phone market in the next few years. Analysts are naturally skeptical.

Apple will store China's iCloud keys on local servers

Engadget - 6 hours 12 min ago
Apple has already bent over backwards in a bid to keep doing business in China, but it'll have to bend a little further. As of the end of February, the company will host mainland Chinese users' iCloud keys on servers located within the country -- an...

Sony Music chairman leaves to form Apple partnership

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 23:11
Apple's music exec connections may extend beyond the likes of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Variety sources have claimed that Sony Music chairman Doug Morris is leaving the publisher at the end of March to help run a new label, 12 Tone, that will have a...

Chrome's pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 21:46
Chrome on Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1 devices is on its way to becoming more like its sibling on mobile. As lucasban has posted on Reddit, the pull-to-refresh gesture is now available on the browser's developer channel for those platforms. While t...

Nearly half of 2017's cryptocurrencies have already failed

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 20:17
The surging price of bitcoin (among others) in 2017 led more than a few companies to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with hopes of striking it rich almost overnight. Many of their initial coin offerings seemed dodgy from the outset... and it tur...

Apple iCloud security change in China raises privacy questions - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 19:38
Apple is moving encryption keys for China-based users' data from the US to the Asian country. Some say that's bad for dissidents. Apple says the keys are safe.

This is the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch video

TechCrunch - Sat, 2018-02-24 18:51
 And this year is all about business. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be announced tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Slashleaks shared the official promo video for the Samsung’s upcoming flagship device. It’s a polished 3-minute video packed with information about the new phone. First, just like rumors said, it looks just like the Galaxy S8. There are some… Read More

LG’s V30S ThinQ is the AI-fueled phone the V30 should’ve been

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 18:45
In the midst of a tricky fiscal year, LG decided to run with a new strategy: cook up interim smartphones to sell between its major flagship releases. The plan was based in part on the surprising success of phones like the X cam, and since the company...

Fully driverless car tests in California could start in April

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 18:43
Automakers testing their self-driving cars on California roads might be able to go fully autonomous as soon as April, according to the state's DMV. Instead of putting someone behind the wheel to take over in certain circumstances, such as when the se...

The LG V30S ThinQ phone is the V30 with better memory and AI - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 17:57
The smartphone is part of LG's new strategy of offering more frequent, minor upgrades to flagship devices.

LG V30S ThinQ brings AI smarts to a familiar face - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 17:43
LG didn't unveil a new G-series phone to Mobile World Congress, but it did take last year's LG V30 and give it a bit more.

Did Samsung just accidentally release a Galaxy S9 launch video? - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 17:11
Commentary: In what seems like a painful faux pas, the three-minute, business-oriented video is making its way across YouTube.

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 16:59
After reports and studies revealed that browsers' private modes aren't that secure, MIT graduate student Frank Wang decided to take things into his own hands. He and his team from MIT CSAIL and Harvard have created a tool called Veil, which you could...

Prophet Isaiah's 'signature' may have been found on clay seal - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 16:24
But damage to the inscription removes the final letter that would have spelled out "prophet," so we may never know.

Apple Pay Cash nears its first international expansion

Engadget - Sat, 2018-02-24 15:31
Apple Pay Cash may not be limited to Americans for much longer. Users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain have all reported seeing the peer-to-peer payment service show up in iOS' Messages app, suggesting that launches in their countries (and potentially mo...

'Black Panther 2': Kendrick Lamar wants to play a villain - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 15:18
Rapper who curated and produced the blockbuster film's soundtrack says Erik Killmonger was "misunderstood."

Ghostbusters World AR game looks like a spirited Pokemon Go - CNET

CNET News - Sat, 2018-02-24 15:02
If you've had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby, you better play... this new ghost-capturing mobile game from Sony. Watch out, Slimer.