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Sep 6, 2019 1:40 PM ET

The Motorola One Zoom offers four cameras at an affordable $450 price

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Motorola has a second new phone for its One series, which it announced at IFA 2019: the Motorola One Zoom. It offers four rear cameras (including a 3x zoom lens that gives the phone its name), while still hitting a fairly affordable $449.99 price point. The standout feature here is obviously the camera system, which, as mentioned, has a total of four lenses: a main camera with a 48-megapixel sensor (which. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Verizon 5G is barely coming to ‘parts of the seating areas’ at some NFL stadiums

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Verizon is continuing the rollout of its fast but spotty 5G service by bringing 5G to 13 NFL stadiums for kickoff weekend this Sunday. But the speedier network will only be available in “parts of the seating areas” and “could” be available in other parts of the stadiums. That type of hedging doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that Verizon’s 5G will let you post that touchdown celebration. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 12:40 PM ET

LG’s new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable one

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge In the shadow of Samsung taking a second attempt at launching the Galaxy Fold, LG has come to IFA 2019 with a different approach to unfolding a phone’s potential: dual screens. Today the company is announcing the LG G8X ThinQ, and with it comes a revised take on the “Dual Screen” snap-on case that LG launched in Korea with the V50 earlier this. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Volkswagen will help turn old Beetles and microbuses electric

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Images: Volkswagen Volkswagen has announced a new way for vintage Beetle owners to convert their cars to battery electric power. The automaker is partnering with a German firm called eClassics that will actually perform the retrofits, while VW will provide the batteries and powertrain. VW says it’s already working on an electric conversion solution for vintage microbuses, too. Beyond that, “[a]n e-Porsche 356 could also be pursued in the future,” board member. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 11:40 AM ET

Investigation into vaping illness narrows to one substance

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nysdoh/ | Mike Wren, NYS Department of Health US officials working to track down the cause of a rash of lung illnesses connected to vaping are honing in on one potential contaminant as the investigation continues. The substance in question is an oil derived from Vitamin E, The Washington Postreports. Vitamin E can be found in almonds and avocados, and the oil derived from it is commonly used in beauty products. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Nintendo teases strange new motion control experience for Switch

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Fresh off its Nintendo Direct announcements yesterday, the gaming company is already teasing a “new experience” for the Switch — some sort of bizarre new motion controller accessory that uses the console’s Joy-Con controllers, promising more details on September 12th. The teaser is light on details but it appears that there’s two pieces of the device: a primary, flexible ring that one Joy-Con half is inserted into, and which has some. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Medium is toying with being the place for all your longreads — even if they’re paywalled

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Medium has become a popular place for people who don’t run their own websites to post long essays and scathing exposes, in addition to producing some original journalism, all in an elegant interface that lends itself to longform reading. But a new experimental “Save to Medium” feature discovered by app sleuth Jane Manchun Wong suggests Medium has bigger aims — it might like to be the place you read all those lengthy web-based stories you don’t have. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Foxconn’s first announced product for its Wisconsin factory is an airport coffee robot

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Image: Briggo Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is expanding its controversial Wisconsin presence with automated coffee robots. The manufacturer, known best for helping create the world’s most popular electronics devices predominantly in its Chinese factories, today announced a partnership with a Texas-based company called Briggo, which makes automated coffee dispensers the size of modest mall kiosks mostly for airports and corporate offices. The news was reported by theMilwaukee Business Times. Foxconn will help. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Samsung reaches peak flagship with a blockchain-branded Galaxy Note 10

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge With four different Galaxy S10s, four Galaxy Note 10s, and the impending launches of two Galaxy Folds, Samsung’s flagship lineup for this year has officially reached ten phones. Perhaps this is too many, but Samsung doesn’t seem to think so. It’s now releasing a blockchain-branded variant of the Galaxy Note 10 to bring in customers holding out for a cryptocurrency-focused Samsung flagship. The Wall Street Journal reports. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Huawei builds 5G modem into flagship Kirin 990 processor

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei’s latest Kirin 990 flagship chipset will include a version with a built-in 5G modem, as well as offering a speed increase compared to its predecessor, the company announced onstage at IFA 2019 today. The 7-nm processor includes a modem which Huawei says can offer a maximum download speed of 2.3Gbps, and a maximum upload speed of 1.25Gbps, alongside eight ARM Cortex CPU. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Huawei’s latest AirPods imitators add noise cancellation

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Huawei is adding noise cancellation to the third-generation of the FreeBuds, its true wireless earbuds that look almost identical to Apple’s AirPods. The FreeBuds 3, which the company announced onstage today at IFA 2019, include four hours of battery life in the earbuds themselves, and come with a circular puck-shaped charging case that expands their total listening time to 20 hours. The earbuds are. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Microsoft’s first PowerToys for Windows 10 now available to download

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Microsoft revealed earlier this year that PowerToys were coming back to Windows 10. PowerToys used to be useful little utilities that would let you further customize Windows, and now Microsoft is releasing two new utilities for Windows 10 under the PowerToys brand. The first is a Windows key shortcut guide that is a full screen overlay with dynamic shortcuts for each active window or app. You can use the utility to hold down. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A defining feature of Facebook’s approach to product development is its ruthlessness, which often manifests as a kind of shamelessness. If good taste ever dictates that Facebook stay out of a product, history shows that it’s likely to wade right in. There are, for example, all the times that the company copied Snapchat. Or there was the development of the always-listening Portal video. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Netgear’s fast new Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh system costs $699.99

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - The Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh system includes a router and satellite. | Image: Netgear How much do you love Wi-Fi? Enough to spend $699.99 on a new high-performance Orbi mesh network? The setup is so mind-blowingly sophisticated that Netgear has dubbed it the Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (RBK852), calling it the “ultimate whole home wireless network” for multi-gigabit dwellings. The Orbi tri-band WiFi 6 router boasts four times the network capacity. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Huawei gets around Android ban with ‘new’ P30 Pro design

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - As we await Huawei’s Mate 30 launch later this month, the company has revealed a “new” redesigned P30 Pro. Unlike the existing P30 Pro, it comes in a two-tone matte and glossy finish, in either blue or lavender. While the design is new, this P30 Pro also comes with Android 10 preinstalled, which is a clever way for Huawei to launch a “new” device with Google’s latest Android operating system. Just. [more...]

Sep 6, 2019 6:10 AM ET

8chan could be back online as soon as next week, lawyer says

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 6, 2019 - Jim Watkins, YouTube 8chan owner Jim Watkins provided evidence to congressional staffers on Thursday to comply with a subpoena the House Homeland Security Committee issued him after a series of racist manifestos from mass shooters were posted on the site. His site has remained down since shortly after the shooting — but new statements made to The Verge suggest it may be coming back sooner than many expected. According to Watkins’s lawyer,. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 1:40 PM ET

Lime, Jump, Bird, Spin pledge to remove their Florida scooters and bikes to avoid flying menaces

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Hurricane Dorian’s expected landfall on Florida has Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa scrambling to remove bikes and scooters from their streets. If the devices aren’t removed from the streets, they could potentially be picked up by hurricane winds — transforming into threats to people and property. Miami has demanded that all of these mobility companies remove their products from the streets by. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Sony celebrates 40 years of Walkman in Tokyo

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Four decades of portable, personal music The Sony Walkman TPS-L2 was released 40 years ago this summer, forever changing the way the world listened to music. It became arguably the most iconic brand in Sony’s history, with hundreds of devices bearing the name and continuing to be released today. To celebrate the Walkman’s legacy, Sony held an exhibit in Tokyo until this week called “Walkman in the Park.” The venue is. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Google reveals major iPhone security flaws that let websites hack phones

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Security researchers working in Google’s Project Zero team say they have discovered a number of hacked websites which used previously undisclosed security flaws to indiscriminately attack any iPhone that visited them. Motherboard reports that the attack could be one of the largest ever conducted against iPhone users. If a user visited one of the malicious websites using a vulnerable device, then their personal files, messages, and real. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Amazon’s sales platform may be too big to police

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When a tech platform grows beyond a certain size, a now-familiar phenomenon begins to unfold. The creators no longer have a view of — or control over — all the day-to-day activity on the platform, allowing bad actors to manipulate it to their own ends. On Twitter, this led to unchecked harassment and abuse, much of it focused on women and minorities. On. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 11:40 AM ET

North’s Focals smart glasses now support Android’s notification actions

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge North has added native support for Android’s notification actions to its Focals smart glasses. Using the new functionality, you’ll now be able to access any shortcuts app developers include in their app’s notifications. 9to5Google, which first spotted the update, notes that these actions can include deleting or archiving emails in the Gmail app or retweeting tweets on Twitter. The feature should make it. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Minecraft Earth Android beta launches in five cities

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Image: Microsoft Minecraft Earth’s closed beta has launched on Android in Seattle, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Mexico City, its developer Mojang announced today. If you’re lucky enough to have a beta invite and live in one of the launch cities, then you can start playing the augmented reality mobile game right now. You’ll need an AR-compatible device running Android 7 or above to play. Today’s launch means that Minecraft Earth’s Android release. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Astral Chain is a cyberpunk anime detective action game that’s weirder than it sounds

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - It’s hard to know what to expect from a game with a title like Astral Chain. It’s a name that calls to mind things like astrological and arcane philosophy books. But in reality, it’s the latest release from Platinum Games, a studio best-known for stylish action games like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and, more recently, Nier: Automata, a collaboration with idiosyncratic director Yoko Taro. Astral Chain is full of thrilling action sequences, but in most ways, it’s completely unlike any. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Beats Powerbeats Pro are easy to recommended, especially for $50 off

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge The Beats Powerbeats Pro are $199.98, which is $50 cheaper than usual, at Google Express (sold via Daily Steals) for the Labor Day holiday in the US. This sale marks the cheapest price they’ve sold for yet, in case you’ve had your eye on them. To get in on this deal, you’ll need to visit Google Express’ page, add the Powerbeats Pro to your. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 9:40 AM ET

How Team Rolfes uses motion capture suits to create wild interactive experiences

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - ‘What is live? And what is recorded?’ Motion capture is commonly used in visual effects production for films and video games, and VR is often known as a solitary experience. But Sam and Andy Rolfes are taking these tools developed primarily for behind-the-scenes work and repurposing them for live, interactive, and crowd-driven shows. As Team Rolfes, the brothers work together as a design studio that leans heavily into abstraction and symbolism. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Netflix’s new Dark Crystal reboot reaches back to the gentle fantasy of Fraggle Rock

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend. What to watch “The Gorg Who Would Be King,”. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 8:10 AM ET

How NASA’s busiest Florida spaceport is preparing for Hurricane Dorian

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA Hurricane Dorian is slowly making its way toward the eastern coast of Florida, prompting NASA’s premier spaceport, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), to prep for the coming storm. Employees at the spaceport are used to bracing for hurricanes, and they have already started moving some key hardware to safety before Dorian arrives. Right now, the more than 8,000 employees at Kennedy Space Center in Cape. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 7:40 AM ET

These games support voice chat on the Nintendo Switch

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Unlike the PS4 or Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch doesn’t make voice chatting easy. This is probably not something you want to hear if you want to talk trash with your friends while settling the score in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That’s not to say that voice chat isn’t possible; it’s just much more limited, and the process differs depending on the multiplayer game. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to whiff the steering wheel out the window

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Image: GM The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without traditional controls like steering wheels and pedals, according to public comments submitted by top car and tech companies. And they should be quick about it. “We urge [the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration] to move ahead promptly to remove the regulatory barriers the agency has identified,” David Quinalty, head of federal policy. [more...]

Sep 5, 2019 6:40 AM ET

After losing Ninja, Twitch signs another Fortnite star

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 5, 2019 - Twitch is trying to bring more top-tier talent to its platform after superstar streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins left to join competing streaming service Mixer, and it’s starting with Fortnite player Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony. Amyoony announced that, starting September 1st, he will be moving away from YouTube and live-streaming his Fortnite matches exclusively on Twitch. Although the deal still allows him to upload compilation edits of his gameplay to YouTube (a move many streamers do. [more...]