The black-and-white portable console of the future

No-gen portable gaming.‘Firewatch’ publisher’s Playdate gaming handheld has a black-and-white screen, and a crank Veteran software developer, Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch), has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of game consoles. There’s a flip-out crank More...

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By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

‘Overwatch’ Anniversary event brings custom Workshop games to all

Over the last three years, you’ve escorted endless payloads, captured countless points, and booped oodles of enemies. Now that’s something to celebrate! Welcome to Overwatch Anniversary 2019! 🎉🎁🎂 More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Huawei’s bad news and ‘Game of Thrones’

This could have a devastating effect on Huawei’s business.Intel, Qualcomm and other chipmakers cut off supplies to Huawei Following the news over the weekend that Google was halting the delivery of software More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, May 20th, 2019

Facebook Research is developing touchy-feely curious robots

“Much of our work in robotics is focused on self-supervised learning, in which systems learn directly from raw data so they can adapt to new tasks and new circumstances,” a team of researchers from More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, May 19th, 2019

NASA’s Astrobee cube robot completes first hardware tests in space

The robot and one of its companions, Honey, flew to the station on April 17th. When in service, the Astrobee robots will effectively become spaceborne Roombas — they’ll test how well robots can handle More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Next ‘Apex Legends’ update addresses audio issues

Since the explosive launch of Apex Legends and its deliberately quieter evolution over the last few months, the game is still dealing with some annoying issues. According to the team at Respawn, an update coming More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, May 17th, 2019

NASA teams up with SpaceX, Blue Origin to design a human lunar lander

The agency is hoping the initiative could lead to the development of a human landing system that includes a transfer vehicle astronauts can use from its proposed orbital moon base called the Gateway to low-lunar More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink internet satellites

The drone maker fights back.DJI Osmo Action review: A worthy GoPro rival DJI’s first action camera comes out fighting, with a price and feature set that should grab GoPro’s (and your) attention. More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Morning After: OnePlus 7 Pro review

The first EV worthy of that three-pronged logo.Mercedes’ all-electric EQC is luxury first, EV second The EQC 400 4Matic will arrive in US showrooms sometime in 2020, at which point, it will join a growing More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Vodafone will launch the UK’s first 5G service on July 3rd

There are some caveats, of course. To start with it’ll be available in just seven cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London. As the press blurb says, these “will More...