The Morning After: The rotary cellphone DIY kit you’ve been waiting for  12h55 18 février
Richard Lawler
Hey, good morning You look fabulous. Sick of foldable phones? OK, if closing with a flip isn’t your throwback design of choice, then maybe you’d prefer a rotary dial. Seriously. Brookhaven National Lab engineer Justine Haupt built a working mobile...
Qualcomm promises 5G ’with fewer hurdles’ on its latest modem  12h30 18 février
Cherlynn Low
Qualcomm’s an industry leader when it comes to making 5G modems for mobile devices, and so far, its offerings have been in the most prominent smartphones. Following the Snapdragon X50 and X55, Qualcomm is launching the Snapdragon X60, which it says i...
TCL’s leaked prototype phone features a slide-out display  11h55 18 février
Mariella Moon
While Motorola and Samsung are vying for the attention of early adopters looking to purchase modern foldable phones, TCL apparently decided to experiment with another form factor altogether. According to CNET, the electronics manufacturer is working...
Nintendo unveils a coral-colored Switch Lite  11h10 18 février
Rachel England
Nintendo has unveiled a new color for the Switch Lite, and it’s just fine. You’d be mistaken for calling it pink, but it’s actually considered coral -- Living Coral was Pantone’s color of 2019, so that may well be the inspiration behind it. Like th...
Extortionists threaten sites with bad traffic to make Google ban ads  10h03 18 février
Steve Dent
A creative extortion scheme is threatening websites with revenue loss by unleashing bad traffic that activates Google’s AdSense anti-fraud systems, according to Krebs on Security. First, a fraudster threatens to flood the publisher’s site with sketch...
LG brings a 48-megapixel camera to its budget K-series smartphone  07h58 18 février
Mariella Moon
LG has added three new models to its K-series line of budget smartphones, and all of them have a rear quad-camera setup with a high-resolution main lens, a wide angle lens, a depth sensor and a macro lens. In fact the K61 is the first LG smartphone w...
Cadillac will unveil its first all-electric vehicle in April  05h22 18 février
Mariella Moon
We’ll soon finally see the midsize electric crossover Cadillac previewed way back in January 2019. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle has revealed that the company will unveil the crossover, its first all-electric vehicle, in April at the National Aut...
Now ’League of Legends’ star Faker is a part-owner of his esports team  04h19 18 février
Richard Lawler
Lee Faker Sang-hyeok has been an esports superstar and key member of the T1 League of Legends team since 2013, and a new three-year contract with the squad adds part owner to his title. As first reported by ESPN, while the talented mid laner has...
What’s on TV this week: ’Star Wars: The Clone Wars’  03h05 18 février
Richard Lawler
For fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the wait is almost over. The next big Disney exclusive is this animated series, which is kicking off its seventh season after several years on the shelf. Meanwhile, AMC brings back The Walking Dead as well as t...
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ will be free on Epic’s game store this wee  02h28 18 février
Jon Fingas
The Epic Games Store’s freebies can be hit or miss, but this is one you might want to consider if you’re a stealth action fan. Epic is making Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate available for free between February 20th and February 27th. It’s a 2...
Google pulls alleged UAE spying app ToTok from the Play Store, again  01h18 18 février
Marc DeAngelis
From TikTok to FaceApp, it can be hard to tell when an app has nefarious intentions hidden behind its useful or buzzworthy features. The same goes for ToTok. The New York Times reported in December that the app is being used by the government of the...
You can make your own rotary cellphone  00h23 18 février
Jon Fingas
As convenient as modern cellphones are, there’s a certain charm to spinning an old-fashioned rotary dial to make a call -- and now, there’s a cellphone that caters to that nostalgia. Brookhaven National Lab engineer Justine Haupt has developed a rot...
Microsoft releases its unified Office app for Android  23h06 17 février
Jon Fingas
Microsoft has followed through on its promise of a unified Office mobile app -- for some people, anyway. Following months of beta testing, the company has released the all-in-one productivity app for Android phone users. Like before, this lets you ed...
Apple warns of iPhone ’supply shortages’ due to coronavirus outbreak  21h44 17 février
Jon Fingas
The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak will be worse than expected for Apple. The tech firm has warned that global iPhone supply will be temporarily constrained while it resumes production. Although its factory partners have reopened, those f...
Watch the first trailer for Spielberg’s Apple TV series ’Amazing Stories’  20h31 17 février
Igor Bonifacic
Apple has shared the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Amazing Stories revival. The series will hit the tech giant’s TV streaming service on March 6th, with five different stories to watch.