How Apex Legends’ Microtransactions Work

Respawn’s new battle royal game Apex Legends has tons of cosmetic unlockables, ranging from new character outfits to special animations for when you execute a downed player. All of them can be earned either by progressing in the game or by spending real money on loot boxes. Here’s a breakdown of how Apex Legends’…

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:30pm

Scatter These Anker Qi Pads Around Your House For $12 Each 

If you have a wirelessly charging phone, you know that you can never have enough charging pads. This 10W charger from Anker is already marked down to $13 from its usual $22, and a $1 coupon on the page lets you save even more.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:10am

Where to Get Discounted Pizza Today for National Pizza Day

It seems like there’s a day for everything now, and today is National Pizza Day. While I’d like to argue that pizza doesn’t need a day dedicated to celebrating it, I’m always up for a deal, especially on food, and there are a ton of them to be had to today on everyone’s favorite round meal.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 1:21pm

My Favorite Childhood Gadget of the '80s, the Speak & Spell, Is Back

I can’t remember when exactly the Speak & Spell first entered my life—it was sometime in the very early ‘80s when I was four or five years old—but I do remember being amazed that my parents allowed me to touch and play with this marvel of technology, when other devices, like the VCR and the stereo, were strictly…

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:30am

Xiaomi goes on a patent spree with a four-sided edge display and two camera punch-outs

The first patent, as seen in an artist’s render above, uses a punch-out on either side of the phone to make it look more symmetrical or to add cameras.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:57am

Comparing the 2018 MacBook Air with the less-expensive 2017 model

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The 2018 MacBook Air refresh is packed with potential, but is it worth buying it versus the prior generation? AppleInsider talks about which version is the better option for your money.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:45am

Honor View 20 review: Pretty and (mostly) premium

"Glamorous" isn't the first word that springs to mind when thinking of Honor smartphones, but to my surprise, it actually fits the Honor View 20 quite well. And why shouldn't it? With an eye-catching design, an ambitious camera and one of the world's...

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

Facebook snaps up visual search technology startup

Facebook has purchased an artificial intelligence startup that could change the way you browse Marketplace, according to Bloomberg. The social network has acquired a company called GrokStyle, which created a visual search technology that enables you...

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:01am

Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4

Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide. Almost 30 readers participated, detailing their long-term experiences with App...

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:30am

Chrome OS update expands Google Assistant and Android Pie support

Google has moved the latest version of its Chrome OS from beta to release status, and with the arrival of version 72 there are changes you'll notice -- if you're using the right kind of device. One of the biggest adjustments is its native integration...

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 2:46am

The 'Captain Marvel' site revisits classic 90s web design

No matter your level of excitement over the first Disney+-exclusive Marvel movie, if you remember web browsing in the days of 28.8 dial-up and web rings then the official Captain Marvel site will be an unexpected treat. The movie is set in 1995, and...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:39pm

Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking

Security researchers at Safety Detective revealed vulnerabilities in the temperature control systems found in freezers that could allow an attacker to hijack the devices and destroy its contents. The security hole, which stems from weak passwords, af...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:18pm

Uber's bike service is cutting into car rides

If you suspected that Uber's Jump bike sharing would be popular enough to cut into its mainstream car service, you suspected correctly. Jump has revealed that more than 63,000 customers in San Francisco have taken over 625,000 trips since a launch i...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 5:39pm

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