Mobile

5G’s arrival is transforming tech. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up

Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images It has been nearly a decade in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. Carriers started rolling out fixed 5G to select cities in 2018, and mobile 5G will start making appearances in cities around the U.S. in 2019. So what is 5G and what changes can you expect […]

Top Stories

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel. Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead […]

Top Stories

Tech We’re Using: You Don’t Have to Be a Journalist to Want to Keep Chats Private

Supported by Tech We’re Using You Don’t Have to Be a Journalist to Want to Keep Chats Private It’s easy to leave behind digital evidence when talking to sources — or to friends. Here’s how Kate Conger, a tech reporter, reduces that exposure. ImageKate Conger, a technology reporter in San Francisco, sending a friend a […]

Photography

7 camera care tips to keep your DSLR or mirrorless camera working for the next decade

Hillary Grigonis/Digital Trends A good camera makes for a pricey investment, especially if it’s a DSLR or mirrorless model with a collection of lenses you’ve built around it. And yet, too often we treat our expensive gear as if it was a disposal camera we picked up at Walgreens. If you want your camera and […]

Gaming

Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS

Enlarge / Can’t afford a Switch? Mario has a suggestion for you… Nintendo of America In the age of the Nintendo Switch, the company’s older 3DS handheld tends to get the short end of the stick in terms of press and player attention. But Nintendo has maintained that it’s not going to abandon the dedicated […]

Emerging Tech

U.S. Army wants to use laser power to keep drones airborne indefinitely

Drones can be used for a wide variety of purposes, but one problem that hinders almost all of them is limited battery life. Consumer-focused drones have a flight time of around 10 to 20 minutes, while even the most serious, record-breaking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can stay airborne for only hours, or maybe a few […]

Gears & Gadgets

Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones. Oli Scarff/Getty Images After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for questionable content. Twitter suspended Jones from his account on Tuesday after he tweeted out a link to a video in which he calls […]

Gaming

Nexon’s Dungeon Fighter and MapleStory keep growing after a decade

Asian free-to-play gaming giant Nexon reported second quarter revenues and earnings that underscore its proven business model, the company announced today. And the main firepower behind the company’s financials come from online games that are more than a decade old. Once again, it makes you wonder if free-to-play games, where you play the game for […]

Emerging Tech

This spider robot moves around to keep the plant on its head alive

Tianqi Sun/Vincross We don’t know about you, but our vision of a futuristic, robot-ran society has always entailed a bunch of highly specified machines performing everyday tasks, each a small but important cog in a greater, greased machine. We see that to some extent today — Roomba robots that emerge from their docking stations to […]