Category Archives: Gadgets

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle's Creative Director on How It Was Made for the Nintendo Switch

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After multiple leaks in the lead up to an official reveal at E3 2017, we’re finally just about a month away from the release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch. As the name suggests, this game combines Nintendo’s Mario universe and Ubisoft’s Rabbids, incorporating gameplay not too dissimilar to turn-based strategy […]

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Scientists may have found a Neptune-sized alien moon

Right now, there’s only the Kepler telescope data to work with. It’s one of the strongest candidates for an exomoon to date (most candidates fail quickly), but not so bulletproof that you’d stake your life on it. The scientists want to collect measurements from the Hubble telescope before they can make an authoritative statement one […]

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Nintendo Switch Online Shows Nintendo Still Doesn’t Get Multiplayer

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The Nintendo Switch got its first big multiplayer game this week in Splatoon 2. And while the paintball and squid-inspired shooter has launched to rave reviews, there’s one glaring problem with it – the Nintendo Switch Online app. While not a part of Splatoon 2 per se, the Nintendo Switch Online app shows us how […]

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Your smartphone is the key for the Tesla Model 3

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The Tesla Model 3 is unique in a lot of ways, but one of the more interesting is its use of your smartphone as the only key – there’s not fob, even, let alone an ignition for a traditional key. The vehicle uses the Tesla app on your smartphone to communicate your identity, unlock the […]

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Tesla just delivered the first round of Model 3s

The company will now shift its focus to ramping up production. Musk reportedly expects the Fremont production plant to build another 100 Model 3s in August, accelerating to 1,500 the following month and potentially hitting as many as 20,000 cars per month by the end of the year. However, even with those sorts of production […]

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Timekettle’s WT2 real-time translation earpieces enable ordinary conversation across language barriers

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At TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen last month, we had a chance to test out the WT2, a clever and ambitious device from startup TimeKettle. It’s a pair of wireless earpieces; each person in a multilingual conversation wears one, and they translate what’s said into the language spoken by each participant. Essentially it’s a Babel fish, […]

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Overwatch Update 2.16 Adds Doomfist and Fixes Loot Box Duplicates

Popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch received a new update that adds Doomfist – a new hero to the game. The patch brings Overwatch to version 2.16 and has a size of 1.448GB on the PS4. In addition to including Doomfist, it also promises to fix one of the game’s long-running issues – duplicate loot boxes. “We […]

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Medium snaps up Talkshow and its public chat app

It’s unclear exactly what Sippey and crew will do at Medium — this is an unusual acquisition even by Silicon Valley standards. The work on Talkshow and Episode might help, but it’s important to remember that Sippey is a former Twitter staffer like many people within Medium’s ranks. The acquisition talk started after Sippey asked […]

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Apple’s signature earbuds were inspired by Star Wars’ iconic Stormtrooper

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The best iconic designs tend to share inspiration with other inspired creations, and it turns out Apple’s instantly recognizable white plastic earbuds, and by extension the current EarPods and AirPods) were in part influenced by Star Wars: specifically, by the Empire’s ubiquitous enforcer, the Stormtrooper. Once you hear it, the connection seems apparent – Stormtroopers […]

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Jio 4G Average Speeds Worst in India, Airtel the Fastest: OpenSignal

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Jio has accrued a user base of 125 million within a year of launching operations, a feat of which almost any company would be envious. Of course, this exponential growth is credited to the extremely low-cost data plans and free calls the company has offered to consumers, who have joined the network at a rate of […]

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