apple
Looks Like OLEDs for iPhones Are Still Really Hard to Make

After last year’s delayed iPhone X release, Apple is trying to snag a few extra screens for its 2018 batch of iPhones. Unfortunately, the company is apparently running into trouble with its OLED display manufacturing partners, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Read More >>

augmented reality
Two Months After Announcing New Smart Glasses, Intel’s Killing the Project Entirely

Damn, I’ve never seen a tech company give up on a project so quickly since Microsoft bet big on the Kin, but Intel may have taken the cake as it announces the closure of the division responsible for its intriguing Vaunt smart glasses. Just five years after creating the New Devices Group, Intel is shuttering it, and unfortunately, that will also mean the loss of an estimated 200 jobs, according to The Information, who first reported the closure. Read More >>

google
Chrome Finally Mutes Autoplay Videos by Default—Here’s How to Make Sure It Works

Well, would you look at that. Google Chrome is finally getting its act together, at least when it comes to all those annoying autoplay videos. Read More >>

microsoft
The Next Windows 10 Update is On Hold Thanks to a Bug

Microsoft just snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and is delaying its Spring Creator’s Update (codenamed Redstone 4) due to a bug that resulted in an increase in Blue Screen of Death crashes. Luckily, the issue was spotted in an Insider build of Windows 10, specifically build 17133, meant for developers and not public consumption. Thank goodness for nerds, am I right? Read More >>

laptops
HP’s Overkill Convertible Makes Your Surface Pro Look Wimpy and Weak

Want a laptop that lets you get in a quick Overwatch match after you’re done editing some video on its 4K display? How about a convertible that lets you crank out screeds even with the keyboard a few feet away? Need a tablet that lets you create and edit images without worrying about your stylus’ battery life? If you’re one of the rarefied souls with powerhouse demands like these, the HP ZBook x2 is just the laptop for you. All you need is about £3,660 (£3,656.40, to be precise) and a four-hour workday. Read More >>

glasses
It Looks Like Snap Wants to Burn More Money at The Altar of Wearable Cameras

Well, it looks like we actually might see the return of Snapchat’s overhyped Spectacles soon. As Variety first reported, the US FCC published a filing by Snap for a “wearable video camera” on Tuesday, just a month after rumours came out that the company might release not one, but two different versions of its video recording sunglasses. Let’s hope they look better than the last ones. Read More >>

cameras
Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera Returns With New 4K Video Powers

Announced five years ago, Blackmagic’s original Pocket Cinema Camera was a compact video shooter that delivered RAW 1080p recording in a body perfect for stuffing in your jacket. Fans of the original will be happy to know the company’s finally got a successor, unsurprisingly named the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. As the name suggests, it’s bringing 4K recording (4096 x 2160) to the mix, along with a redesigned body, support for either 10-bit ProRes or 12-bit RAW recording, and forward-looking connectivity options perfect for videographers looking to tote as little gear as possible. Read More >>

spotify
What the Hell is Spotify Announcing This Time?

Spotify’s announcing something on April 24th in New York, and we’re not exactly sure what it is. We do, however, have a few ideas: recent developments suggest the company’s going full speed ahead in its quest to replace the humble car radio and your favourite shock jock with its own streaming service, no matter how decrepit your vehicle. Read More >>

snapchat
Snapchat’s Long-Awaited iPhone X Lenses Won’t Make Me Forget Rihanna’s Decree

iPhone X owners who still use Snapchat are in for a pleasant surprise today. The camera company, famously annihilated by Rihanna after it approved an ad mocking domestic violence victims, is finally releasing its previously announced lenses designed for the iPhone X. The feature was teased nearly seven months ago, so it’s about time. Read More >>

gaming
Latest Pokémon Go Challenge Is Literally Just Picking Up Garbage

Pokémon Go developer Niantic thinks being the very best like no one ever was should include a bit of community cleanup in honour of this year’s upcoming Earth Day. Read More >>

crime
This Could Be the Biggest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever

In the most incredible gang operation gone wrong of 2018, smartphone smugglers in China were busted by customs officers in Shenzhen, but not before moving 500 million yuan (£56.6 million) worth of stolen smartphones, and using drones to pull it off, the Legal Daily reported on Friday. Read More >>

gaming
Playing This New Sim On a PC Is Meta As Hell

Building a computer is a lot like making a delicious omelette, only the eggs are solid-state drives and cost a lot. Instead of spending what could amount to thousands of pounds on your first custom PC build for gaming at insane resolutions and blazing fast framerates, fire up your ultrabook and spend your pocket money on PC Building Simulator which lets you do all the hard work of computer building while reaping no tangible reward. Read More >>

apple
You Can Now Download iOS 11.3 to See Your Terrible Battery’s Soul

Apple has finally released iOS 11.3, an update granting users the option to enable or disable Apple’s controversial battery management feature responsible for an epidemic of old iPhone slowdowns. You can also turn your face into a cartoon bear now, so that’s nice. Read More >>

google
Google Mercifully Lets You Pair Its Home Mini With Better Bluetooth Speakers

Loving your new Google Home Mini? Hating its tinny sound and lack of auxiliary output options? Well Google appears to have heard your lo-fi cries of anguish, and responded by adding a way to control your third-party Bluetooth speakers using your Google Home device. Nice work! It only took a whole year. Read More >>

apple
How Many Times Did Apple Make This Kid Lick the iPad?

Keeping with tradition, Apple has released an ad promoting its new iPad and educational tools for students and teachers after announcing the updated hardware and software during its education event. The heartwarming commercial is centred around “Group Three,” a cadre of five students who use an iPad to complete a class project about gravity. The ad, while highlighting the iPad’s new Pencil support and educational tools, raises another, perhaps even more important question concerning the actions of group member Thomas. Read More >>