Sony’s latest smartphone accessory is pretty cool

Sony has launched a smartphone cooling fan accessory that’s designed to lower the temperature of its Xperia 1 IV under intense gaming loads. The Xperia Stream also offers a selection of extra ports in addition to working as a cooling accessory. It’s available to preorder now in Japan for 23,100 yen (around $162) with shipping […]

Apple will let you roll back the iPhone’s security patches

Apple will let you remove the security patches installed by iOS 16’s Rapid Security Response system, which can install patches without the need to fully update your iPhone (or even without having to restart it, in some cases). According to a support document spotted by MacRumors, you can remove a Rapid Security Response update by […]

EA and Koei Tecmo are partnering on ‘the next great hunting game’

EA and Koei Tecmo are partnering on a new title that they’re describing as “the next great hunting game.” When I first read that description, my thoughts jumped to Big Buck Hunter, the arcade series of hunting games where you shoot wild animals, but looking at the concept art (above), combined with who’s making it, […]

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 […]