iOS 11 features: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles
In iOS 11 feature nitpicking today we’re getting down to business with the newest set of toggles in the software’s Control Center. Apple’s documentation makes clear their intentions: allowing some parts of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to remain active while the user turns other parts off in their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. There is a whitelist of devices and functionality … Continue reading...
August’s new smart locks know if your door’s ajar
August has rolled out a trio of new devices, including a pair of connected locks that can tell whether your door is actually closed or not, and a smarter doorbell camera. Offering features like Apple HomeKit support, integration with Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Apple’s Siri, and the same straightforward installation that made their predecessors so popular, the new IoT … Continue reading...
Apple PSA: iPhone 8/8 Plus, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K preorders start tonight
It has only been a couple days since the announcement, but in case you forgot (or just weren’t paying attention), most of Apple‘s latest devices go up for pre-order tonight. The company’s online store is already down, the exciting time during which it adds its new products. When it comes back up later tonight, you’ll get a chance to pre-order … Continue reading...
Apple PSA: iPhone 8/8 Plus, Apple Watch 3 and Apple TV 4K preorders start tonight
It has only been a couple days since the announcement, but in case you forgot (or just weren’t paying attention), most of Apple‘s latest devices go up for pre-order tonight. The company’s online store is already down, the exciting time during which it adds its new products. When it comes back up later tonight, you’ll get a chance to pre-order … Continue reading...
Everything Apple announced today: iPhone X and more
Apple held an event today during which it announced a slew of new products, not the least of which was the iPhone X. If you missed it, no worries. We’ve got all the details in our Apple Hub, but if you don’t have time to read through it, we’ve got all the important details here. Among things announced today was … Continue reading...
iPhone 8 is iPhone X: Apple’s big secret spills
What’s in a name? When it’s the much-discussed new iPhone flagship, the answer is “plenty”; there’s been no shortage of speculation about what the upcoming “iPhone 8” will actually be called when Apple reveals it next week. So far the consensus has been on iPhone 8 being the company’s name of choice, but a new leak courtesy of some judicious … Continue reading...
Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)
The Apple Event on October 12th will include the products shown in this article in the order they appear – or so we expect. Due to the inordinate amount of leaks surrounding Apple’s upcoming products, not least of all the next-gen iPhone 8 (or whatever it’ll be called), the following predictions can be made. I’m also ordering the product announcements … Continue reading...
Six months with Nintendo Switch
As of yesterday, the Nintendo Switch has been available at retail for six months. In that time, it’s become clear that the Switch is a smashing success, at least at launch. Though we won’t be able to say if it will take a place among the console greats for quite some time, it certainly is off to an excellent start. … Continue reading...
Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro
The action camera space might seem crowded right now, not to mention commoditized, but Sony believes it has something sufficiently different. That’s the promise of high-end optics in a segment more commonly associated with ruggedness and ease of use, with Sony partnering up with Zeiss for the lenses on its new RX0 camera. However, it’s not only GoPro that should … Continue reading...
LG V30 hands-on
The LG V30 is here, and the new smartphone has the potential to please photographers while it frustrates Android power-users. Revealed at IFA 2017, the latest iteration of the V Series marks something of a departure from what we’ve come to expect of that line, as LG narrows the gap between it and the G6. There’s something fairly Samsung-like about … Continue reading...
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Drive: The 707hp SUV
If you’re offended by the concept of a 707 horsepower SUV, then you should probably just stop reading right now. In our age of instantaneous outrage, it’s easy to see how from certain quarters the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk could appear as yet another missive intended to inflame the passions of those who have already decided that high-po people … Continue reading...
After Sonic Mania, Sega needs to make 2D Sonic games a priority
Like many people, I was a bit apprehensive when Sega first revealed Sonic Mania. I was just as excited for a 2D Sonic the Hedgehog title as the next guy, but Sega’s talent for screwing up Sonic games is not an easy thing to forget. Now that it’s been here for around two weeks – except for the PC version, … Continue reading...
Sling TV was the real winner of Mayweather-McGregor Fight
As sporting events go, boxing matches are rarely must-see endeavors for a wide audience. For the dedicated boxing fan, Mayweather vs. McGregor was one of those times. For more casual fans – and those who prefer MMA – the bout was a litmus test for which discipline might be supreme. We didn’t learn much from the fight itself as that … Continue reading...
ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review
This is SlashGear’s ASUS ZenFone AR Review – complete with Google Tango onboard. This is a review of both the device and the AR – reviewed together and separately. While the device’s full worth does take Tango into account, we’ve also considered the idea that a consumer might not end up using the AR features here as often as they … Continue reading...
VW’s electric Microbus just got confirmed for production
Volkswagen has given the green-light to its I.D. BUZZ concept, with plans to put the electric VW Microbus into production. The decision, announced at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance today, will deliver one of the automaker’s most well-received concepts to dealerships, atop its brand new electrified platform. According to VW, the demands to build a production version of the I.D. … Continue reading...
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is 20 feet of electric drop-top luxury
Last year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, the closest thing you could get to a luxury yacht for the road, and now the German carmaker is back with the convertible version. Meet the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, a near 20-foot long all-electric coupe, complete with its “boat tail” and 24-inch wheels. If last year’s concept was a land … Continue reading...
Microsoft Surface vs Consumer Reports: What you need to know
Microsoft might be reconsidering its Consumer Reports subscription today, with the news that the Surface Laptop and Surface Book have both been stripped of their “recommended” status. Concerns about reliability of the Surface line-up as a whole have prompted the review organization to backtrack on its awards, in addition to suggesting that the Surface Pro shouldn’t be among your top … Continue reading...
Intel plans 100 car self-driving fleet to pitch Mobileye and 5G
Intel is readying a fleet of fully autonomous cars built on its Mobileye acquisition, with more than a hundred vehicles expected to be deployed across multiple countries. The cars will be capable of Level 4 “high autonomy” according to the SAE definition, thus able to handle almost any situation without human interaction. They’ll become a real-world test bed for Intel’s … Continue reading...
Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code
The 4K Apple TV with HDR has apparently been unofficially confirmed, as the inadvertently-released HomeKit firmware proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. Accidentally released to developers at large, rather than just early testers for the Siri-powered streaming speaker, the iOS 11.0.2 build has already been responsible for revealing plenty of iPhone 8 secrets. Now, it’s spilling Apple … Continue reading...
Apple TV 4K HDR confirmed in iOS 11 code
The 4K Apple TV with HDR has apparently been unofficially confirmed, as the inadvertently-released HomeKit firmware proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. Accidentally released to developers at large, rather than just early testers for the Siri-powered streaming speaker, the iOS 11.0.2 build has already been responsible for revealing plenty of iPhone 8 secrets. Now, it’s spilling Apple … Continue reading...