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Spotify gives its iOS and Android apps a complete overhaul

Spotify's mobile app just got a major overhaul.<p>The music streaming app, available for iOS and Android and rolling out globally to users in the coming …

Apps

How to organize messy cords at home

Smart Homes

Amazon’s running a lightning deal on the device that lets your phone see where no other phone can

The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a new and improved version of one of the most popular products we’ve ever covered. In a …

Tech Trends

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Apple Store

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

Robotics

Nintendo Files Patent for Console with Multi-Display Communication

Earlier this month, Nintendo filed a new patent featuring a console with dual screens capable of tracking the movement of objects cleanly between the …

Retrogaming

Nike's 3D-printed textiles make running shoes even lighter

Nike's use of 3D printing to craft ever-better performance shoes has reached its next logical level. The company has introduced Flyprint, the first 3D-printed textile upper for performance footwear. The material is ultimately a TPU filament melted and applied in layers, but the geometry is the key: …

3D Printing

Apple considering AirPod charging case with Bluetooth speaker

The case for your Apple wireless earbuds is necessary to charge them, but it’s useless the rest of the time. But what if this AirPod charging case was itself a speaker?<p>That’s the concept behind a patent Apple just received. Whether it will turn into an actual product is anyone’s guess.<p>The …

Tech Trends

Microsoft’s new Xbox Live avatars detailed in leaked video

Microsoft has been working on its new Xbox Live avatars for at least a year, and a newly leaked video provides a much closer look at the refreshed system. Forum users at ResetEra discovered that a former Microsoft designer uploaded a video to YouTube (now removed) showing how the new Xbox Avatar …

Xbox

PUBG patch changes blue zone speed, altering the game’s pace

The zone now moves slower in mid-game, does more damage in late-game<p><i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> developer PUBG Corp. announced details of a new patch today, one that promises to significantly alter the pace of the game.<p>In every battle royale-style game, there’s a zone of death that constantly …

Gaming Industry

Weird quantum physics is key to keeping your credit card safe

US government researchers figure out a new way to generate provably random numbers, a key foundation to modern computer security protections.<p>Using the bizarre rules of quantum physics, US government researchers have developed a new way to generate random numbers that play a key role in protecting …

Quantum Mechanics

'God of War' returns to form with good ol' father-son bonding

By the time 2010's <i>God of War III</i> wrapped up, the bottomless pit of anger at the heart of protagonist / anti-hero Kratos had played itself out. The pantheon of Greek gods was destroyed, and Kratos was either dead or had disappeared -- and it almost didn't matter which. Over the course of three …

Santa Monica

YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee is the most famous person you wouldn’t recognize in public

Brownlee’s YouTube channel MKBHD has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention.<p>Marques Brownlee likes the fact that he still has a bit of anonymity — despite having more than six million subscribers on YouTube and more than 2.75 million followers on …

Podcasting

How to try PUBG's savage new map starting Monday night

It's much, much smaller than PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' previous maps.<p>Can't get enough battle royale? If you're one of the lucky few, you'll be able to test out what could be the most fast-paced, intense PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds experiences ever starting Monday at around 7 p.m. PT.<p>That's …

Gaming Industry

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Is Discounted Right Now In The US

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons work pretty well for most games, but sometimes you might find yourself wishing you had a more conventional controller. The Pro Controller is the solution, although it usually has a steep $70 price tag. Right now, though, you can grab one for $11 off.<p>The Pro Controller …

Nintendo Switch

Sea Of Thieves Is Microsoft's Fastest-Selling New IP On Xbox One

It's been a little over a week since Sea of Thieves launched for Xbox One and PC. While it hasn't been completely smooth sailing for the ambitious pirate game so far due to some early server and performance issues, the title is already proving to be a success for Microsoft.<p>In addition to topping …

Sea of Thieves

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback gets tech'd up for NY Auto Show

A new platform, powertrains and tons of tech means that if you're looking at a Corolla sedan, you should strongly consider this five-door instead.<p>The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has just bowed at the New York Auto Show, and it's been quite a journey to get here. This model's direct predecessor …

Toyota

Report examines how police use fingerprints of dead people to unlock iPhones & how Face ID is also vulnerable

The topic of using the fingerprint of a dead person to unlock an iPhone with Touch ID has been brought to light in the past, and now a new report from <i>Forbes</i> dives into a bit more into details regarding the practice. The report includes anecdotes from various law enforcement and FBI sources who …

Privacy

Face ID deemed too costly to copy, Android makers target in-display fingerprint sensors instead

A new report from Digitimes citing supply chain sources indicates that Android phone makers are ‘rushing’ to implement fingerprint sensors under the display for upcoming handsets.<p>Android manufacturers have decided that recreating the 3D facial recognition used by iPhone X is simply too costly to …

Mobile Technology

The Walking Dead mobile game developer using iPhone X TrueDepth camera as motion capture tool

The developers behind the upcoming mobile game for The Walking Dead, Our World, are using the iPhone X’s TrueDepth’s camera system as a motion capture tool for facial expressions for characters in the game. The developers record actors in front of the iPhone X, using a specially-built app to export …

FCC's new 5G rules favor fast setup over federal reviews

Small cell 5G gear will no longer need federal environmental and historical reviews. The change is meant to lower costs and speed deployment of next-gen networks.<p>The Federal Communications Commission is altering regulations so wireless carriers can deploy 5G faster.<p>In a 3-2, party-line vote …

Net Neutrality

PUBG Event Mode announced, bringing unique content for a limited time

A new system called Event Mode has arrived in the PUBG test server today, bringing unique Battle Royale experiences to the game’s players.<p>While</i> …

Nintendo Will Hold Smash Bros. Switch Tournament In June

The debut of <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> on the Nintendo Switch is finally within spitting distance. On June 11-12, Nintendo will host a <i>Smash Switch</i> tournament …

Retrogaming

Your Prayers Have Been Answered, Hori Is Making A Joy-Con With A Proper D-Pad

Retro gamers rejoice!

Gaming

Tinder and Instagram are ‘crippling’ relationships, sex therapist Esther Perel says

On the latest Recode Decode, Perel says dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”<p>Most people would define “cheating” in a relationship as sleeping with another person, without your partner’s consent. But psychotherapist Esther Perel …

Relationships

iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X

Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your …

Nintendo's latest update highlights what the Switch is missing

Nintendo today announced an update to the Switch, with the portable console adding support for social media friendships. Unfortunately, it feels like a blatant reminder of the features the console is missing.<p>One of the features packed into the 5.0.0 update is the ability to add friends from …

Anker's new PowerWave intelligent wireless chargers are already on sale

First day and they are already on sale.<p>PowerWave Series<p>Buy Now!<p>Today, Anker released two new wireless smartphone chargers—the PowerWave Series Stand and the PowerWave Series Pad. The only real difference between them is orientation. The Stan props your phone up, making the screen easier to see, …

Microsoft's leaning in on cloud gaming

The software giant and Xbox maker is bringing together different cloud gaming projects under a new leader.<p>Pretty much every popular modern video game has two things in common: Their visuals are either shockingly life-like or artistically beautiful, and they almost always connect to the …

Gaming

Netflix plans to offer around 700 original titles in 2018

This year, Netflix aims to have around 700 original TV shows and movies on its streaming service, <i>Variety</i> reports. CFO David Wells told an audience at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today that the company will spend some $8 billion on content this year saying, "Let's …