Category Archives: Gadgets

‘Pokémon’ developer is releasing a Switch RPG called ‘Town’

Game Freak, the Japanese video game developer behind Pokémon, is working on a turn-based RPG simply called Town. Thankfully, that's only a working title for the new IP, so they might still come up with something more memorable. Nintendo has an…

Switch ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ set bundles system and game for $360

If you're planning on picking up a Nintendo Switch to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this winter, consider this branded bundle edition. There's a special dock emblazoned with many of the game's characters to hold your system, while the Joy-Cons them…

Kano adds a touchscreen to its complete DIY computer kit

Twelve months ago, Kano unveiled a complete build-it-yourself computer kit powered by Raspberry Pi. It looked the part but ignored the fact that most children love tablets, smartphones, and other devices with a touchscreen display. Now, the company i…

Live from Apple’s 2018 iPhone event!

Hello! Happy iPhone Day! (And if you're here early, slow your roll!) Senior mobile editor Chris Velazco and I are reporting live from Cupertino, California on Wednesday, where Apple is holding its "Gather Round" iPhone launch at the Steve Jobs Theate…

A year on, the iPhone X looks ordinary

When Apple unveiled the iPhone X, Tim Cook said it represented the company's vision of the smartphone of the future. Well now we're in 2018 — it's technically the future. Given 12 months of hindsight (and use), how are all those controversies (like…

Apple’s iPhone event will be livestreamed on Twitter, too

Don't feel like dusting off Safari or Edge tomorrow to watch Apple's next iPhone reveal? Well, for the first time ever, the event will be live-streamed on Twitter. The news first appeared as a sponsored Tweet from the hardware juggernaut yesterday, a…

Nerf adds ‘Fortnite’ blasters to its foam arsenal

Blizzard made waves earlier this year when it announced Nerf guns were coming based on those found in its colorful hero shooter Overwatch, but that's not the only game getting licensed foam blasters. Today, Hasbro and Epic Games announced that Fortni…

‘Flying battery’ drone can apparently hover non-stop for two hours

A startup called Impossible Aerospace claims its "flying battery" drone has a flight time of up to two hours. If that holds true, the US-1 will be able to stay in the air almost five times longer than many other drone makers' devices before you have…

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear chip could revitalize smartwatches

Don't give up on smartwatches just yet. Qualcomm has finally unveiled its latest made-for-wearables processor, which it first teased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new chipset is called the Snapdragon Wear 3100 and succeeds the existing 2100 mo…

Pro gaming tournament will ask attendees to open fight sticks

Following the shooting that occurred last month during a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, a number of tournament organizers said they planned to beef up security at their upcoming events. Additional safety measures would include metal d…