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Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo face uncertain future, with online games like Fortnite earning billions of dollars

The dominance of game consoles seems in doubt with the advent of games that only need an internet connection to play, and earn billions of dollars. However, industry professionals believe Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony aren’t dead yet.

20 Aug 2018 - 4:42PM

The dominance of game consoles seems in doubt with the advent of games that only need an internet connection to play, and earn billions of dollars. However, industry professionals believe Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony aren’t dead yet.

Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo face uncertain future, with online games like Fortnite earning billions of dollars
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 first impressions: bigger screen, S-Pen goes Bluetooth, huge battery and AI cameras the highlights

New handset is an evolution of Last year’s Samsung flagship, and comes with a 6.4-inch screen, new chips that give it a faster data connection, and improved processors. The S-Pen stylus can function as a remote control for presentations.

10 Aug 2018 - 11:51AM

New handset is an evolution of Last year’s Samsung flagship, and comes with a 6.4-inch screen, new chips that give it a faster data connection, and improved processors. The S-Pen stylus can function as a remote control for presentations.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 first impressions: bigger screen, S-Pen goes Bluetooth, huge battery and AI cameras the highlights
Android Pie new features – AI, App Actions, ‘slices’, digital well-being – could change the way you use your phone

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system aims to take a lot of the swiping and tapping out of the user experience through AI-based suggestions, faster app access – and even getting you to put your phone down.

9 Aug 2018 - 5:35PM

The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system aims to take a lot of the swiping and tapping out of the user experience through AI-based suggestions, faster app access – and even getting you to put your phone down.

Android Pie new features – AI, App Actions, ‘slices’, digital well-being – could change the way you use your phone
New iPhone and Android tools to fight phone addiction graded by experts: Apple vs Google

We asked three experts on the screen-time debate to give preliminary grades on the new efforts from Apple and Google to curb smartphone addiction. Are these features enough to help us help ourselves?

17 Jun 2018 - 8:30PM

We asked three experts on the screen-time debate to give preliminary grades on the new efforts from Apple and Google to curb smartphone addiction. Are these features enough to help us help ourselves?

New iPhone and Android tools to fight phone addiction graded by experts: Apple vs Google
Should you buy a Nintendo Labo? Six things to know about the quirky cardboard video game accessory kit

The Nintendo Labo, a build-it-yourself cardboard accessory that works with company’s Switch console, is a whole lot of fun in a lot of ways – but might not be for everyone

29 Apr 2018 - 7:19PM

The Nintendo Labo, a build-it-yourself cardboard accessory that works with company’s Switch console, is a whole lot of fun in a lot of ways – but might not be for everyone

Should you buy a Nintendo Labo? Six things to know about the quirky cardboard video game accessory kit
Apple launches US$350 HomePod smart speaker today, but it’s late, lacks connectivity, and is priced at a premium

Three years after the Amazon Echo debuted, the HomePod has a lot of catching up to do. Apple is talking up its sound quality, but rivals are improving theirs, and the US$350 price tag will make it a test of brand value

9 Feb 2018 - 11:08AM

Three years after the Amazon Echo debuted, the HomePod has a lot of catching up to do. Apple is talking up its sound quality, but rivals are improving theirs, and the US$350 price tag will make it a test of brand value

Apple launches US$350 HomePod smart speaker today, but it’s late, lacks connectivity, and is priced at a premium
Netflix added 8 million new subscribers globally in three months, despite price rise in US

Shows such as Stranger Things and The Crown continue to draw new subscribers to streaming giant, and founder Reed Hastings plays down threat from Disney’s decision to pull its content and launch rival service in 2019

27 Jan 2018 - 8:48AM

Shows such as Stranger Things and The Crown continue to draw new subscribers to streaming giant, and founder Reed Hastings plays down threat from Disney’s decision to pull its content and launch rival service in 2019

Netflix added 8 million new subscribers globally in three months, despite price rise in US
Snapchat introduces redesign that will split its social posts from media content

Under the new plan, the app’s users will now see two separate feeds – one for all messages from friends and one for other publishers. Designers hope the changes will make it more easier to use and help broaden its appeal

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Under the new plan, the app’s users will now see two separate feeds – one for all messages from friends and one for other publishers. Designers hope the changes will make it more easier to use and help broaden its appeal

Snapchat introduces redesign that will split its social posts from media content
Three Christmas gifts that will keep gamers playing happily over the holidays

From the latest Nintendo console, that you can carry around with you, to the Samsung HMD Odyssey head set with its virtual and augmented reality, we have you covered on the best stocking fillers this year

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

From the latest Nintendo console, that you can carry around with you, to the Samsung HMD Odyssey head set with its virtual and augmented reality, we have you covered on the best stocking fillers this year

Three Christmas gifts that will keep gamers playing happily over the holidays
Google Home Mini review: cheap smart speaker with clever home hub functions could be a winner

Costing just US$49, the Google Home Mini feels like a total home hub in its own right and does a good job showing off Google’s software smarts, though there are a few compromises

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Costing just US$49, the Google Home Mini feels like a total home hub in its own right and does a good job showing off Google’s software smarts, though there are a few compromises

Google Home Mini review: cheap smart speaker with clever home hub functions could be a winner
Review: Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus won’t wow you, but they’re still pretty solid

The latest phones in Apple’s line-up offer augmented reality and wireless charging, better cameras and longer battery life, but are they must-haves?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The latest phones in Apple’s line-up offer augmented reality and wireless charging, better cameras and longer battery life, but are they must-haves?

Review: Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus won’t wow you, but they’re still pretty solid
Why the iPhone X feels like an evolution of the iPhone, but not of the smartphone

Its screen looks boxed in compared to latest Samsung handsets, emphasising how much they advanced the smartphone, and losing home button may not be worth it; facial recognition and augmented reality are pluses

14 Sep 2017 - 7:28AM

Its screen looks boxed in compared to latest Samsung handsets, emphasising how much they advanced the smartphone, and losing home button may not be worth it; facial recognition and augmented reality are pluses

Why the iPhone X feels like an evolution of the iPhone, but not of the smartphone