Apple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year

Kuo also believes that Apple will release a 31.6-inch 6K display with a “mini-LED-like backlight design.” That would be welcome but a bit surprising, considering that Apple discontinued its own panels and is instead pointing customers toward the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K display. Rounding out the desktop rumors, Kuo reported something Apple has already implied, … Read moreApple may unveil a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 31-inch 6K monitor this year

‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Apex Legends already has cheaters just two weeks into its existence, and Respawn wants to be sure they don’t become too much of a problem. The studio has dropped not-so-subtle hints that it’s incorporating a cheat reporting tool in its battle royale shooter, calling it a “very good idea” in a community update. Right now, … Read more‘Apex Legends’ will make it easier to report cheaters

Website uses AI to create infinite fake faces

The results are imperfect (look at the area below the woman’s eyes as proof), but when everything falls into place, it’s disconcertingly realistic — you sometimes wouldn’t know a person is imaginary. It doesn’t require much computational power, either. Wang told Motherboard that he’s using an NVIDIA GPU on a rented server to create a … Read moreWebsite uses AI to create infinite fake faces

Hasbro’s Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

Similar to Lenovo’s augmented reality game Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lightsaber Academy comes with a standard, extendable lightsaber base. Once connected to the accompanying smartphone app, the device starts to stand out. It features walk-through on how to fight like five different characters, including Yoda, Rey, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. The guide … Read moreHasbro’s Bluetooth lightsaber lets kids train to become a Jedi

The best portable laptop charger

Charging output: 100 W AC Total capacity: 22,000 mAh, or roughly 81 Wh Weight: 26.7 ounces (756 grams) Dimensions: 7.5 by 4.5 by 1.1 inches (19 by 11.4 by 2.8 centimeters) The RAVPower 27000 is the most affordable charger we tested and has power on par with the Mophie, but it feels less refined overall. … Read moreThe best portable laptop charger

Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $150 on the Apple MacBook Air (2018)

Aukey Latitude EP-B40 Bluetooth Earbuds Street price: $27; deal price: $18 with code WCITQDNR The Aukey Latitude EP-B40 earbuds are back down to $18 in black with code WCITQDNR, matching the lowest price we’ve seen in recent months. Recommended for casual gym use (or if you’re especially hard on earbuds and like to have a … Read moreWirecutter’s best deals: Save $150 on the Apple MacBook Air (2018)

Harmonix’s answer to ‘Beat Saber’ is a VR rhythm shooter

Beat Saber has become something of a hit in the rhythm game scene thanks to its clever VR mechanics, and the veterans at Harmonix clearly want to offer their own response. They’ve unveiled Audica, a VR-only title where you blast the notes instead of slicing or tapping them. You’re testing both your aim and your … Read moreHarmonix’s answer to ‘Beat Saber’ is a VR rhythm shooter

‘Astral Chain’ brings Platinum-flavored action to Switch this August

[embedded content] Here’s how Nintendo describes the game on YouTube: “As part of a police special forces unit in a multi-cultural futuristic city, players work together with a humanoid special weapon, Legion, in a synergetic action system of battle and exploration.” Sounds about right, for Platinum fare. Astral Chain is directed by Nier: Automata director … Read more‘Astral Chain’ brings Platinum-flavored action to Switch this August

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ comes to Nintendo Switch on July 26th

[embedded content] In a medieval-esque setting, players start as a mercenary and end up teaching at the officer’s academy, a school with three houses (hence the name). As a professor, players mentor students from all houses, and then venture out into the world together to put their skills to the test on a grand scale. … Read more‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ comes to Nintendo Switch on July 26th

Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018

“While our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history, we didn’t realize our full potential,” Kotick said in Activision’s 2018 financial report. “To help us reach our full potential, we have made a number of important leadership changes. These changes should enable us to achieve the many opportunities our industry affords us.” … Read moreActivision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018