Tech News from Around the Globe

Sony has sold 4.2 million PlayStation VR headsets

Engadget - 8 hours 32 min ago
Sony is celebrating a major milestone: it has already sold over 4.2 million PlayStation VR systems as of March 3rd, 2019, less than three years after it started selling the device. Not shipped to retailers, but sold by retailers. In other words, ther...

The Morning After: All of Apple's subscriptions (+)

Engadget - 8 hours 46 min ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Apple's big event is over, and we have all the news to recap. If you need a shortcut just look right here. Beyond Apple and its new titanium credit card, rumors point to two new Nintendo Switch consoles on the w...

Razer says software, not hardware, is holding back mobile gaming

Engadget - 9 hours 1 min ago
In between launching a range of outlandish pink products and affordable accessories so far this year, Razer made the surprising move of abandoning its online game store and mobile team. The latter, in particular, is an awkward move after two generati...

Garmin gives its Vivomove smartwatch more style with four new colors

Engadget - 9 hours 16 min ago
It's been a long time since smartwatch wearers had to settle for boxy lumps of plastic around their wrists. Now manufacturers are able to cram these wearables full of features, style is firmly back on the agenda, as demonstrated by Garmin which has j...

Samsung's Galaxy A70 has a huge display and 32-megapixel selfie camera

Engadget - 9 hours 41 min ago
Samsung has launched its biggest A-series phone ever, and it has a pretty impressive camera setup, too. The Galaxy A70 packs a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED 20:9 1,080 x 2,400 display with an "Infinity-U" notch. That houses the 32-megapixel, f/2.0 selfie cam...

HTC Streamlink turns VR headsets into big screens for console gaming

Engadget - 10 hours 26 min ago
One surprise announcement coming out of today's Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen is HTC's Streamlink, an in-house VR app that lets your PC-powered or standalone Vive headset -- like the new Vive Focus Plus -- receive HDMI signal from any USB vid...

An ill-fitting spacesuit cancels NASA's first all-female spacewalk

Engadget - 10 hours 56 min ago
A historic spacewalk was scheduled to occur this week, with only women operating outside the ISS for the first time ever. News of the event was revealed earlier this month when a flight controller tweeted about the schedule, but as NASA noted at the...

Sony's premium RX0 II action cam has a flip-up screen and eye AF

Engadget - 12 hours 48 min ago
Sony has announced a follow-up to its tiny rugged camera from 2017, the RX0, and it's just as tough and handy. The RX0 II has a 15.3-megapixel sensor and a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens with a 20-cm minimum focus distance for scenic sh...

Samsung's earnings warning shows the impact of slower iPhone sales

Engadget - 14 hours 42 min ago
Samsung usually publishes an earnings guidance so investors know what to expect when its full earnings come in. Now, the tech giant has pre-empted its guidance with a warning in what Reuters says is an unprecedented move, perhaps in an effort to prep...

What's on TV: 'Aquaman,' 'Broad City' and two 'Walking Dead' finales

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:58pm
This week The Walking Dead TV show airs its season finale, at nearly the same time the Telltale game series comes to an end. That's along with the series finale of Broad City, and the NCAA Men's basketball tournament moving through the Sweet 16 and E...

IKEA offers a peek at its Sonos-based speaker

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:09pm
IKEA isn't officially unveiling its first Sonos-powered speaker until April, but that isn't stopping the furniture store from offering a look in the meantime. As you can see here, the SYMFONISK looks like... well, a Sonos speaker with IKEA design cu...

NBA’s Magic Leap app lets you watch basketball in augmented reality

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 9:14pm
Basketball fans can now experience the game in augmented reality. The NBA now has a mixed-reality app for the Magic Leap One headset that will allow for a wide range of immersive features. Fans with the mixed-reality headset can now view live NBA gam...

HTC's work-oriented Vive Focus Plus headset arrives mid-April for $799

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 8:00pm
If you're eager to don HTC's professional Vive Focus Plus headset, you won't have much longer to wait... although you will pay a hefty sum for the privilege. The company has announced that the Focus Plus will be available through the Vive website in...

'Doom Eternal' and other Bethesda games are coming to Steam

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 7:13pm
The rise of proprietary game launchers appears to be getting worse, but there's at least one company headed in the opposite direction. Bethesda has announced that its upcoming games will be available through Steam, including Doom Eternal, Rage 2, Wol...

The old 1080p Apple TV box is now 'Apple TV HD'

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 6:23pm
After today's event, Apple changed the name of its fourth-generation Apple TV to Apple TV HD. The 1080p device, first introduced in 2015, is still priced at $149 and now has a clear title that differentiates it from the Apple TV 4K -- a slightly newe...

Beats' answer to the latest AirPods found hiding in iOS code

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 5:59pm
It didn't take long to learn more about Beats' equivalent to the AirPods. The 9to5Mac team has discovered that iOS 12.2 includes imagery for the Powerbeats Pro, an all-wireless earbud set aimed more at the gym-going crowd. From a cursory glance, th...

NASA scrubs first all-female spacewalk over suit sizing - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 5:41pm
Two ISS astronauts will venture into the vacuum of space on Friday, but one of them will be a man.

Don't bother looking for hardware from today's Apple event, but here are the iPad, iMac and AirPod updates you missed last week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 5:40pm
Apple stealth-launched a huge number of hardware updates last week, including the return of the iPad Air and iPad Mini.

'Iron Man VR' puts you in the suit

Engadget - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 5:28pm
During the State of Play event on Monday, PSVR players got their first look at the upcoming Iron Man game from Camouflaj, which is slated for release later this year.

Apple TV Plus shows don't have me reaching for my wallet ... yet - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 5:27pm
Commentary: Apple's new streaming service is packed with stars, but are any of its shows must-see TV?