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'Hades' suddenly lands on Nintendo Switch

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:30pm
Hades, an action RPG from Bastion and Transistor studio Supergiant Games, is out now on Nintendo Switch. The studio had already confirmed it would land on Switch sometime this fall, and Nintendo announced a sudden, surprise release date for it during...

Pixel Buds firmware update fixes annoying audio cutout issue

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:43am
Google is rolling out a Pixel Buds firmware patch that should fix an audio glitch some users experienced. The patch, part of firmware update v552, resolves an issue where audio cuts out every minute and 50 seconds.When the latest Pixel Buds arrived i...

'Monster Hunter Rise' debuts on Switch in March 2021

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:38am
There’s a certain kind of joy that can only be achieved when you wallop a virtual dragon in the face with a Great Sword, and Nintendo Switch owners are getting another chance to feel it. Capcom confirmed today in a partner-focused Nintendo Direct...

Netflix made a docuseries based on the hit podcast 'Song Exploder'

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:10am
Netflix has turned the long-running podcast Song Exploder into a docuseries of the same name. It has a similar format to the podcast, in which host Hrishikesh Hirway breaks down hit songs and tells the stories behind them.The show features archival f...

Google really wants you to game on a Chromebook for some reason

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:44am
Chromebooks aren’t exactly gaming machines, but Google is trying to remind you that they’re more capable than they have been in the past with a set of announcements this morning. Probably the most intriguing is that Google now has a set of “Works wit...

MasterClass is offering college students a year of courses for $1

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:40am
If you’re a college student in the US who can’t just get enough of learning, you might be interested to learn you can get a year of access to MasterClass for just a dollar (via CNET). The service offers video tutorials from dozens of notable people w...

Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:30am
After months of speculation, we now have a clear picture of how the next generation of consoles is shaping up. Four consoles at three price points, each offering a slightly different take on the future of gaming.At just $300, the Xbox Series S is cle...

Ford’s electric F-150 can be a mobile power source for jobsites and more

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:23am
It’s been a few months since we’ve heard much about Ford’s all-electric F-150. Today, along with announcing a $700 million investment in a Michigan-based, high-tech manufacturing plant, Ford shared new details about the EV.The electric F-150 will all...

Share your reviews of Microsoft's Surface Book 3

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:00am
Microsoft’s third Surface Book tried to be many things for many people. It straddled the line between being a laptop with speedy performance, or a tablet with a kickstand and keyboard. While ambitious, this design had drawbacks for reviewer Devindra...

The first music video shot on Snap Spectacles 3 is a rumination on love

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:57am
Over the years, we've seen music videos and movies shot on iPhones, GoPros, and even in a few disappointing cases, Google Glass. Long story short, if a gadget has a camera, people will use it to make art, and that streak continues today with a new mu...

'Ori and the Will of the Wisps' is available today on Switch

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:40am
Gorgeous platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps is coming to Nintendo Switch, and sooner than you might have expected if you’ve been waiting for it to drop on the hybrid console. As revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, it’ll be available t...

Google Drive will start automatically deleting Trash files after 30 days

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:34am
Beginning on October 13th, Google Drive is changing its Trash policies. After 30 days, files that you’ve trashed will be automatically deleted. Until now, those files have been stored indefinitely, unless you manually and permanently deleted them fro...

An upgraded OnePlus Nord could land in the US

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:07am
Rumor has it that OnePlus is working on a new mid-range Nord phone and that the device will arrive in the US later this year. The Nord N10 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 690 chipset, have a 64MP rear-facing camera and will cost less than $400,...

You’ll need more than $299 to truly enjoy next-gen gaming

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:31am
I’m excited to own a console that ships with an SSD. Even the Xbox Series S, which costs just $299, will come with a drive that’s faster than the ones found in the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. That means shorter load times and, eventually, new gameplay ex...

Watch the latest Nintendo Direct Mini here at 10AM ET

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:25am
It’s been a strange year for Nintendo Direct. In March, Nintendo hosted a surprise Direct Mini event, where it dropped several Switch titles. We haven’t heard much since then. Today, Nintendo is hosting another Direct Mini. This time it’s not exactly...

Apple Watch Series 6 hands-on: A few new tricks in a very familiar package

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:00am
The story of the Apple Watch Series 6 is one we’ve heard before. Apple spent the first three years of the Watch’s existence fine-tuning the basics and creating a smartwatch that does most things right. Since then, it’s been a steady march of incremen...

Sony's Xperia 5 II features a 120Hz display and real-time eye-autofocus

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:29am
The world’s eyes are on Sony right now, as it spills the details of the PlayStation 5 in the run-up to that console’s debut. Hot on the heels of that announcement, the company is showing off its latest phone, the Xperia 5 II, a smaller, cheaper versi...

Mozilla asks YouTube users to ‘donate’ their recommendations

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:00am
YouTube has long been criticized for its opaque recommendations algorithm. Some researchers have warned that the video app’s algorithmic suggestions too often gravitate toward conspiracy theories, which can be especially dangerous to younger users. T...

DTS:X for home theater comes to Xbox One

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:29am
After releasing its Sound Unbound spatial audio for headphones on Xbox One, DTS is doing the same for home theater systems. The company has just released its Sound Unbound DTS:X home theater support on Xbox One to Xbox Insiders, following testing on...

Nintendo has discontinued the 3DS family

Engadget - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:02am
Three years after launching the Switch, Nintendo is putting the 3DS out to pasture. Back in July, the gaming giant shut down the Wii U and 3DS eshops in dozens of regions. Now, it has officially discontinued the family of handheld devices, which used...

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