Cinder Grill Review: Sous-vide’s even geekier rival
The Cinder grill really wants you to enjoy the perfect steak, and it doesn’t want you to have a headache making it. As a greedy geek with a counter crammed full of kitchen gadgets and a taste for meat, that certainly appealed, as did Cinder’s promise of sous-vide style cooking without the hassle of preheating water baths and bagging up … Continue reading...
SlashGear’s E3 2017 Wishlist
E3 2017 is right around the corner, and so far there hasn’t been very much indication of what we’ll see there. Obviously, we know what companies like Microsoft and Nintendo will talking about in a general sense, but we’ll have to wait for specifics until the show is finally here. With that in mind, I’ve put together a wishlist of … Continue reading...
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review: A bad end to an OK series
It seemed that after the lackluster standalone installment On Stranger Tides, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was finally over, having ended on a bad note after resurrecting the original, and decent enough, trilogy. That wasn’t the case, as everyone knows by now. The fifth and final installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, arrived in theaters late last week to … Continue reading...
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review: A bad end to an OK series
It seemed that after the lackluster standalone installment On Stranger Tides, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was finally over, having ended on a bad note after resurrecting the original, and decent enough, trilogy. That wasn’t the case, as everyone knows by now. The fifth and final installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, arrived in theaters late last week to … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!
Over the past several updates to Pokemon GO, Niantic has been preparing for an inevitable event – and here’s how we see it being Unown-heavy. On June 30th, 2016, SlashGear called Pokemon GO the best game EVER – that was just a few days before the first APK release to start the game worldwide, officially. If Niantic follows plans we’ve … Continue reading...
Three months with the Nintendo Switch
It’s been nearly three months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Those three months have been filled with a lot of excitement, from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the revelation that the Switch actually sold really well on release. I’ve had a Switch of my own this entire time and I penned the SlashGear’s … Continue reading...
Three months with the Nintendo Switch
It’s been nearly three months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Those three months have been filled with a lot of excitement, from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the revelation that the Switch actually sold really well on release. I’ve had a Switch of my own this entire time and I penned the SlashGear’s … Continue reading...
Ninety7 Vaux Review: Echo Dot speaker-battery cuts Alexa’s cord
It’s easy to get hooked on having Amazon Alexa around, but though the affordable Echo Dot’s always-listening microphones are good, there’s no beating the true portability of a battery-powered speaker. Rather than splash out on an Amazon Tap, though, Nintey7’s Vaux offers an upgrade route to make an Echo Dot mobile. For $49.95 you can not only cut the power … Continue reading...
Tiny DJI Spark drone flies by gestures: Pricing, camera, and Autopilot
Drone pilots have a new, compact camera-drone option, with the DJI Spark promising not only portability but piloting so simple you don’t even need a controller. Smaller than the DJI Mavic, the Spark mini-drone is designed to be controlled by hand gestures. Indeed, once it’s powered-on and it takes off from your palm, it automatically starts watching for instructions. DJI … Continue reading...
The arcane rules Facebook uses to censor its users
If you looked at your Facebook feed over the past election season and wondered “just what does it take for a post to get censored?” then prepare to be even more confused. A set of slides from the social network’s moderation manuals have been published publicly, revealing the narrow line the site’s managers tread between “credible statements” invoking violence or … Continue reading...
2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI First Drive: One-two turbocharged punch for street and track
You don’t have much time to acknowledge the bear sitting upright on of the highway when you’re behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru WRX. There’s something about being hammer-down on the zigzag roads that wrap around the river leading into the town of Kaslo, British Columbia – almost like someone had stretched out an enormous tangled slinky and then … Continue reading...
2018 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec First Drive: Millennial-minded
Acura is three decades old, and with the 2018 TLX it’s looking for like-minded Millennials. Latest in the automaker’s line-up to bear the redesigned corporate grille, the new TLX also debuts an A-Spec version that builds on that nose-job with a sharper, more aggressive body kit. Acura‘s target is clear: it wants to be the sports sedan of choice for … Continue reading...
This is what Embedded Android is like in Audi’s Google I/O concept car
Android may have spread to the dashboard, but Google won’t be happy until its OS fully colonizes the auto industry. At Google I/O 2017, it’s showing off the next phase of that plan, cars from Audi and Volvo running the new Embedded Android for Automotive. In the case of this gleaming metallic orange Audi Q8 sport concept, that means the … Continue reading...
Go-tcha Review for Pokemon GO [Auto Update Auto-Catch Time!]
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been using a Go-tcha Wristband for Pokemon GO. This Pokemon GO Gotcha (or however you want to write it) is essentially a Pokemon GO Plus with its button held down. It comes from the folks at Codejunkies, a group who specialize in the sort of devices that are akin to a modern-day Nintendo … Continue reading...
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive: Right-size off-roader offers high-tech romp
The sun has long since set on the stretch of Colorado 141 that I’m driving, eyes bleary, windshield smeared with grease and cheese from the pizza sitting on that dashboard that I scored in Grand Junction just before the entire city rolled up its streets and shut down for the night. I’ve been awake since four a.m., a victim of … Continue reading...
Four things driving the new 2017 Ford GT taught us
There’s not much point in calling your local Ford dealer and asking for a test-drive of the 2017 Ford GT. With 750 of the limited, 1,000-strong production run already claimed – that’s all the cars Ford plans to make for the next three years – and competition likely to be fierce when the automaker opens up the application process for … Continue reading...
John Oliver just made it easier to contact the FCC about net neutrality
It seems that the fight for net neutrality is back on, and just like last time, John Oliver is trying to rally people to the cause. In a segment during Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver lambasted the new FCC chairman Ajit Pai as he looks to rollback Obama-era net neutrality protections. With the FCC now accepting comments from … Continue reading...
Nintendo PlayStation prototype restored to working condition
Gaming fans may remember back to 2015 when a prototype of the legendary “Nintendo PlayStation” was discovered in a box of junk — it was barely functional, but it was the first time the hardware was seen in the wild. The early ’90s saw Nintendo and Sony collaborating on the system — a SNES updated with a CD-ROM drive, allowing … Continue reading...
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The return of the king
That I’m sitting here in 2017 and writing a review of Mario Kart 8 definitely seems strange. I have played this game before – a lot – and now I’m revisiting the same game under very different circumstances. Nintendo, recognizing that the original release of Mario Kart 8 likely missed a lot folks because it was released on the Wii … Continue reading...
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive: VW’s EV puts Golf first, electric after
More range, more power, and more like a regular, gasoline Golf than ever, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is an EV you could forget runs on electricity. VW’s sole electric car in the US – which it currently only offers in ten states – it’s the vanguard of the automaker’s big electrification push due in 2020, when a production version of … Continue reading...