Microsoft, Samsung and Qualcomm talk connected PCs in 2019 – Engadget

Microsoft, Samsung and Qualcomm talk connected PCs in 2019 – Engadget

It’s been slightly over a year a year since we saw the first crop of Microsoft’s “Always connected PCs.” By now, we know why a laptop that’s always online is super appealing, and are well aware of the trade-offs. Making better connected notebooks in 2019 requires a team effort across software and hardware makers. They’ll […]

This smart lock gives you five ways to unlock your door – The Verge

This smart lock gives you five ways to unlock your door – The Verge

One smart lock company has attempted to outdo them all by making a smart lock that has five ways of unlocking it. Lockly’s new Secure Pro smart lock is available for pre-order today for $299.99 and should ship within the next two months. The Secure Pro has a keypad that generates numbers in random order […]

After 5 years, Sony’s PS4 is still killing it – TechCrunch

After 5 years, Sony’s PS4 is still killing it – TechCrunch

After a successful holiday season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is nearing some pretty wild milestones. The company announced Monday that they had sold over 5.6 million PS4 units over the holiday season worldwide, bringing the total number of current-gen consoles sold to 91.6 million, a number that suggests the popular console is still vibrant even after five […]

Apple brings iTunes to Samsung TVs as it seeks new revenue – CNN

Apple brings iTunes to Samsung TVs as it seeks new revenue – CNN

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Apple's TV service can't succeed without outside help – Engadget

Apple's TV service can't succeed without outside help – Engadget

Apple is normally a company that focuses on depth rather than scale, charging a premium for devices and not sharing its toys with others. But today, Samsung announced that its 2018 and 2019 Smart TVs would support AirPlay 2, iTunes Movies and TV shows. Now, you don’t have to own an Apple TV to get […]

Blizzard issues statement on the Overwatch Contenders 'Ellie' controversy – Dexerto.com

Blizzard issues statement on the Overwatch Contenders 'Ellie' controversy – Dexerto.com

The Overwatch community has been caught up in a controversy involving alleged harassment, gender equality and fraud – and Blizzard has issued a statement. The controversy started when Overwatch Contenders team Second Wind signed a female player known only as ‘Ellie’ before the roster deadline. According to Second Wind, ‘Ellie’ did not want to reveal her last name or […]

This stark chart shows how much Apple stands to lose from Netflix dumping iTunes billing – Business Insider

This stark chart shows how much Apple stands to lose from Netflix dumping iTunes billing – Business Insider

Apple has had a rough time over the festive period. In late December, VentureBeat revealed that Netflix would start forcing new and lapsed iOS users to pay for the streaming service through its website, rather than through iTunes. And on Wednesday, Apple issued a shock revenue warning after iPhone sales and China’s economy were slower […]

Nintendo Officially Shoots Down Bowsette – Kotaku

Nintendo Officially Shoots Down Bowsette – Kotaku

Image: Nintendo Here’s the first heartbreak of 2019: Nintendo has officially made Bowsette non-canon. Last year, Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Super Mario Bros. U would feature a new item, the Super Crown, that turns Toadette into a Princess Peach-esque character called Peachette. Fans ran wild with this idea, imagining it on other […]

Cyber researcher pulls public talk on hacking Apple's Face ID – Reuters

Cyber researcher pulls public talk on hacking Apple's Face ID – Reuters

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A cyber security researcher canceled a hacking conference briefing on how he said he could crack biometric facial recognition on Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhones, at the request of his employer, which called the work “misleading.” FILE PHOTO: An attendee uses the Face ID function on the new iPhone X during […]

LG's 2019 TVs add HDMI 2.1 and 8K – Engadget

LG's 2019 TVs add HDMI 2.1 and 8K – Engadget

CES 2019 hasn’t started yet, but LG is already drip-feeding information about this year’s OLED and LCD TVs. While it didn’t mention the rollable OLED we’re expecting, it did list model numbers for two 8K sets, with an 88-inch Z9 OLED and SM99 8K LCD TV on the way. There’s no word on price yet, […]