Apple’s mixed reality headset challenges from Jony Ive to battery life, heat, cost, and lack of discipline

Apple’s mixed reality headset challenges from Jony Ive to battery life, heat, cost, and lack of discipline

Rendering by Antonia De Rosa. Edited by 9to5Mac. In a follow-up report on the challenges Apple has been facing in creating its mixed reality headset, The Information corroborates details we’ve learned from Bloomberg in recent years. But it also digs deeper into the problems the project has faced from Jony Ive to the wearable’s power, … Read more

The RPG Files: V Rising Will Bleed Your Free Time

The RPG Files: V Rising Will Bleed Your Free Time

From the studio that brought us the brilliant Bloodline Champions and Battlerite, Stunlock Studios have always been tantalizingly close to creating something truly special. After launching just two days ago, the studio’s newest title V Rising currently has 30,000 people viewing its landing page, not to mention the 160,000 that viewed the game on Twitch … Read more

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and Everything Else Featured at NetEase Connect 2022

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and Everything Else Featured at NetEase Connect 2022

NetEase Games, one of the biggest video game developers and publishers in the world, is back with another NetEase Connect showcase to share not only updates on existing and upcoming games, but also to unveil brand-new, never-before-seen games. From Harry Potter: Magic Awakened to NARAKA: BLADEPOINT to The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War … Read more

How to Stay Informed Without Getting Paralyzed by Bad News

How to Stay Informed Without Getting Paralyzed by Bad News

One day Recently, I arrived at the Manhattan office where I work as a tutor. I hoped to tame my inbox before my first session. Instead, I clicked a news alert and succumbed to a media storm of Ukrainian refugees fleeing bombed homes and President Biden’s ominous warnings about Russian chemical warfare. This news cycle … Read more

How to Help Convince Tech Companies to Make a Smaller Smartphone

How to Help Convince Tech Companies to Make a Smaller Smartphone

Photo: Mr.Mikla (Shutterstock) A long time ago, smartphones were small. Like, really small. It used to be a given that such a device should fit snugly in the hand, so you could do everything you need to with it using only your thumb. They certainly don’t make ’em like they used to. In 2022, most … Read more

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

10 Big Reasons Not to Upgrade to Windows 11

You’ll never see a Microsoft Windows upgrade that isn’t met with vociferous negative reactions, and while Windows 11 hasn’t encountered as much vitriol as some past versions of the operating system, that doesn’t mean it’s all rosy. The main beef has been about its hardware requirements. Lesser complaints about interface changes amount to “someone moved … Read more

Evo Bans Controversial Street Fighter Champion Infiltration

Evo Bans Controversial Street Fighter Champion Infiltration

Screenshot: Evo South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial shepherd consider it a long time coming. Evo … Read more

Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

Bringing Armv9 To Premium Smartphones

Alongside the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as part of Qualcomm’s “Snapdragon Night” event in China this evening, the company is also rolling out a brand-new SoC for the premium phone market, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Aimed downmarket of Qualcomm’s traditional flagship SoCs, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is the first non-flagship SoC to … Read more