Browsing Category: Reviews and Gadgets

  • Traeger buys wireless thermometer company Meater

    Smart grill maker Traeger has bought wireless meat thermometer company Meater, which it says marks the next step in creating the “ultimate connected grilling experience.” Traeger allows users to monitor and control connected grills through a smartphone or Apple Watch. Bringing Meater on board will help people to get an accurate temperature reading for their …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Sony’s next State of Play will focus on ‘Deathloop’

    Sony’s next State of Play showcase will focus on Deathloop, the upcoming PlayStation 5 console exclusive from Arkane Studios. The stream will feature a nine-minute look at the first-person time-loop adventure, with the stealth and combat features getting some time to shine. Following a couple of delays, Deathloop should arrive on PS5 and PC on …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Sony’s neck speakers are back and now they’re for remote workers

    Just when you think Sony doesn’t have any more weird and fanciful designs left in it, the company surprises you. Building on devices like the SRS-WS1, it announced the SRS-NB10 on Tuesday. It’s a neckband speaker the company says it designed with remote workers in mind. Set to cost $150 when it goes on sale …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • The Morning After: The nerve of Audacity

    Audacity is hugely popular audio editing software, often used by beginner podcasters but with some powerful features, despite its free, open-source status. However, recent changes to Audacity’s privacy policy have led to accusations that the editing app is now spyware. Alongside collecting user data for “app analytics” and “improving our app” — typical stuff — …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Atari steps back from mobile games to focus on ‘premium’ PC and console titles

    As part of its latest turnaround strategy, Atari is shifting its focus away from free-to-play mobile games to PC and console titles. In a statement released on Monday, the company said its board of directors had approved the new plan on July 1st after conducting an in-depth review of the Atari Gaming division’s “assets and …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Animal Crossing, Mario and Pokémon Switch games drop to all-time lows

    If you have somehow not jumped on the Animal Crossing bandwagon yet, now’s your chance to do so for less. Amazon and Best Buy have the popular Nintendo Switch title for $45, or $15 off its normal price. It’s also a new low since we’ve only seen the game drop to $50 in the past. …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Nintendo’s new OLED Switch costs $350 and arrives October 8th

    Four years after unleashing the Switch upon the world, Nintendo is releasing an upgraded version of its phenomenally successful console. After years of rumors, the company has at last confirmed the existence of a new Switch model with an OLED display. It’ll cost $349.99 and arrive on October 8th. As expected, the latest model has …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Nothing’s wireless earbuds will offer ANC for $99

    Nothing is borrowing a strategy from its founder Carl Pei’s previous gig at OnePlus: dribbling technical details ahead of a product launch. The startup has revealed that its Ear 1 true wireless earbuds will include three-microphone active noise cancellation at a price of $99 (£99). That’s not dramatically more affordable than value-for-money rivals like Amazon’s …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Google’s Nest Thermostat drops to $88 in a one-day Amazon sale

    Google came out with the latest version of the Nest Thermostat at the end of last year. While it was already a tempting gadget for those looking to save energy and make their homes smarter, Google sweetened the deal by pricing the thermostat at $130. It has since gone on sale a few times, but …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub
  • Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras

    If you’ve ever wanted to see a pro baseball player’s at-bat through their eyes, you’re about to get your chance. T-Mobile is marketing its 5G network by equipping players at the 2021 Home Run Derby with 5G point-of-view cameras on their helmets, including the catchers’ masks. Watch the live competition through a special T-Mobile website …

    July 6, 2021 | by Raheel Ayub