The Nissan Leaf can now officially power homes using bidirectional charging

Nissan has approved the first bidirectional charging system for use with its all-electric Leaf vehicle in the US. The FE-15 charger by Fermata Energy, which can power homes using the EV’s battery, charge it, and send stored energy back to the grid, is the first system of its kind to earn UL 9741 certification for […]

No one can stop you from spending $3,500 on a Samsung Odyssey Ark

Samsung’s behemoth Odyssey Ark, a $3,500 55-inch curved gaming monitor, is going on sale today after a few weeks of being available for preorders. And — somewhat shockingly, given how gaming launches have gone in the past few years — you may actually be able to just walk into a store and buy one. Checking […]

PlayStation is hosting a State of Play on the same day as Nintendo’s Direct

Sony just announced that it will be hosting a PlayStation State of Play video presentation on Tuesday at 6PM ET. The show will be about 20 minutes long and cover games coming to PS5, PS4, and PSVR2. The presentation is taking place ahead of Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off later this week. This State […]

Cruise will launch robotaxi services in Phoenix and Austin by the end of the year

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company owned by General Motors, will launch a robotaxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, and Austin, Texas, before the end of 2022, the company’s CEO said today. The company currently operates a ride-hailing service in only one city, San Francisco, where it received permission to begin charging customers for rides earlier this […]

Peloton’s co-founder and former CEO rides into the sunset

Peloton co-founder and former CEO John Foley has resigned as executive chairman of the board, marking the latest big shakeup at the connected fitness company (via The Wall Street Journal). Things have been quite turbulent as of late for Peloton. Despite selling products and classes that are widely beloved, the company has had to cut […]

It’s time to bring contrast back to our smartphone photos

A little while back, my colleague Mitchell Clark and I challenged each other to use our old iPhones for the weekend — mine was an original iPhone SE, and they had an iPhone 5S. I bailed a few hours in after my wireless connection flaked out, and I watched the phone battery drop 10 percent […]

Disney’s CEO teases a “hard bundle” of Disney Plus and Hulu

A “hard bundle” of Disney Plus and Hulu could be coming in the next few years if Disney CEO Bob Chapek has anything to say about it. Chapek spoke with the Los Angeles Times during Disney’s big fan event, D23, this past weekend. It was one of the first times he’s spoken about the company […]

Hori’s Split Pad Compact adds a pop of color and customization to your Switch

Hori released the crowd-pleasing Split Pad Pro in 2019, the Joy-Con alternatives that make playing games so much more comfortable. It’s basically like using Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller in handheld mode, giving you bigger buttons, analog sticks, and cozy grips to accompany your play sessions. Now, it’s experimenting with a slightly smaller pastel-colored version called […]

How to capture text from a video on your Android phone

One of the cool new features in iOS 16, the latest version of Apple’s OS, is called Live Text, which allows you to quickly capture and use text from both a still photo and, now, a video as well. While Android doesn’t (yet) capture text directly from video, it does capture text from still photos […]